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Teachers College REACH:  Administrative Coordinator

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Position type: College Work Study, Student
Location: New York
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Through the Office of School and Community Partnerships, Teachers College, Columbia University launched the Raising Educational Achievement Coalition of Harlem (REACH).  Broadly, REACH is a university–assisted, community schools initiative that seeks to improve students’ educational outcomes through a set of coherent and strategic actions that increases access to comprehensive educational opportunity to better support their academic achievements.  The Administrative Coordinator will support the REACH team with the development, implementation and maintenance of administrative systems, including data collection and reporting, to enhance the evolution of work with our partner schools.     

This position reports to the REACH Director.  The weekly schedule is approximately 7-hours per week for 26 weeks spanning across two semesters, from September 2017 through May 2018. The schedule will involve some work at partner school sites. There are occasions that may require some evening hours based on schedules of REACH-led school events.  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with REACH team to create, implement, and maintain administrative systems to support and routinize the work with partner public schools as appropriate (i.e. document creation, photocopying, filing, etc.).
  • Provide support to Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Associate with the Summer Bridge logistical tasks as well as the implementation of the professional development program for ELO workers
  • Deliver and collect interim assessment packages from partner schools throughout the year to support REACH scoring and analysis of exams.
  • Develop a database to track college and career readiness as well as internship opportunities for students in our partner schools. Coordinate with Community School Directors to ensure routine dissemination of information to stakeholders in timely fashion.
  • Support the Community School Directors and Family Support & Engagement Coordinator with outreach (i.e. letter writing and in-person campaigns) to community-based organizations and business to solicit and secure donations (i.e. food, books, incentives, etc.) to support REACH school-based events (i.e. student showcases, parent workshops, health fairs, etc.).
  • Collects and shares relevant community events, classes, and other opportunities for families on a routine basis so that families can act on such information.
  • Conducts and summarizes relevant research to support REACH team in the development and implementation of activities across the REACH model.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a student matriculated in a TC degree program who is registered for at least 6 credits (or equivalent, which includes full-time equivalent offerings - HBSK 6480, CCPJ 6480, CCPX 6480, or any 8900 course).  Full-time TC employees are not eligible for this position.
  • Must have experience in an instructional setting with students in K-12.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience developing and implementing projects and workshops for adults.
  • Demonstrated capacity to collect, manage, analyze, and present data from different sources to inform practices and program development.
  • Demonstrated skills and abilities to exercise professional judgment, work independently and show initiative.
  • Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to clearly articulate concepts in writing and orally.
  • Strong collaboration skills as evidenced by ability to build positive relationships and work as part of a team with a strong initiative to drive forward project goals while demonstrating respect and humility.
  • Passionate commitment to actively working to improve the educational experiences for low-income students and students of color.

To Apply:

Interested students should submit a resume or CV and a cover letter to Kecia Hayes at kh328@tc.columbia.edu.  The cover letter should address your personal philosophy on the evolving role of family engagement as a strategy to support better outcomes for underserved student populations, as well as your fit for the position. Completed applications will be reviewed by the Department and candidates who best meet the requirements will be contacted for an interview.  Candidates not selected for an interview will not be notified but the application will remain active until the end of the term.

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