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Humanities Program Assistant Manager

Company: A Place Called Home
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

A Place Called Home has a great opportunity for a passionate and dedicated individual who can find creative ways to support the mission and vision of the organization while making a difference in the community.

Job Title: - Educational Services Assistant Manager of Humanities
Department: Educational Services
Reports to: Associate Director of Educational Services
FLSA Status/Hours: 40 hours/week
Direct Reports: Up to one FTE
Classification: Essential

A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth and community center in South Central Los Angeles. APCH provides educational programs, counseling, mentoring, music, dance and art classes, fitness and health and wellness opportunities. As youth participate in our programs, they discover interests and talents and develop a better sense of themselves and their place in the world around them. Our goal is to increase the likelihood that youth will stay in school, pursue higher education, attain viable jobs, and become active community members capable of making positive change in the world in which they live.

Our commitment to our staff wellness, development and experience:
A Place Called Home is committed to supporting our hard working staff by creating a work environment that builds relationships, careers and experiences through collaboration and transparent communication. We dont just talk the talk but we walk the walk. Below are just some ways in which we support our staff:
Health and Wellness
Targeted Wellness Initiatives to support APCH staff
HMO & PPO Medical and Dental Plans with APCH covering the majority of the group costs
25K Basic & Accidental Life Insurance-no cost to the employee
FSA, DFSA and Supplemental Insurance to support your out of pocket costs
401K Retirement Plan with employer match

Pet Insurance
Paid Parental Leave
Paid Vacancy Coverage Leave
Paid Medical related leave
Generous Paid Bereavement Leave
Generous PTO: Paid winter break, Paid summer break, paid spring & fall wellness day, 15 paid holidays, 2+ weeks vacation, 11 paid sick days, Incentive time off opportunities
Financial Assistance for emergencies
Employee Assistance program to support your work life balance
Hybrid work accommodations
Paid Jury Duty
Professional Development
Gallup's Strengths Assessment for all employees
Quarterly Employee Training
Specialized Monthly Manager Training
Leadership Training through our Leaders In Training Program (LIT)
Professional Development support and financial assistance
CPR & First Aid Training certification
Supervisors corner to support managers with resources to be the best coaches possible
Employee Engagement Committees: employees get to participate and develop different activities and or initiatives focusing on any of the following: employee recognition, onboarding new hires, supporting other community organizations, creating fun staff events, justice, equity, diversity & inclusion and wellness initiatives.
Monthly Employee Acknowledgment by Colleagues and Supervisors
Employee Portal - Staff Communication & Resources available at any time
TouchPoint-Monthly all staff meetings
Proactive Conversations to continue making APCH a workplace we can all build together: Stay, Insights & Critical Needs Conversations
Encouraged continuous employee feedback throughout the year via surveys

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Educational Services, the Educational Services Assistant Manager of Humanities is knowledgeable of best practices and innovations in the education field, specifically in literacy, and uses them to support members and staff at APCH. They will ensure day-to-day operations are being managed effectively and coordinate key activities within the program.

The Educational Services Assistant Manager of Humanities assists in creating and fostering a positive, safe environment that is conducive to meeting the academic needs of all members. This includes responsibilities such as supervising and training personnel and collaborating closely with staff. While this role currently prioritizes 2nd-8th grade, the assistant manager must be prepared to serve all age groups at APCH which may include high schoolers and young adults.

In addition to having a strong background in teaching and literacy, the ideal candidate enjoys working directly with members and has a highly interactive and engaged work style. Additionally, this person is accountable, seeks feedback, possesses a growth mindset, has strong initiative, and is very detail oriented.

Programmatic Responsibilities

Enhance, maintain, and use systems to collect academic data and track performance.
Assist with the development of assessments and the analysis of data to improve instruction and programming.
Support instructors with teaching pedagogy and instructional strategies, specifically in literacy, so that they can better assist the needs of diverse learners, including members who are English language learners and those with IEPs.
Assist with curriculum building and lesson planning.
Complete classroom observations within the program.
Oversee curriculum delivery within the program.
Provide instructional support, as needed, including acting as a substitute instructor in cross content areas.
Assist with management, instruction, and member supervision during summer camp.
Assist with the supervision of members during program hours, special events, and field trips.

Administrative Responsibilities

Support Associate Director with purchases.
Assist with program and departmental reports.
Oversee data tracking, including attendance.
Develop and oversee scheduling.
Support Associate Director with hiring, training, and supervising staff, interns, and volunteers.
Support Associate Director with the planning process by providing input and feedback.

Partnerships and Collaboration

Communicate with parents and guardians regarding academic progress and supports for members.
Collaborate with other departments to provide opportunities and supports for members.
Collaborate with other programs and departments to support events.
Potential to collaborate with external partnerships to support supplemental activities for members.

Other Duties

Attend all required program and professional development meetings.
Maintain a positive culture of learning aligned with the agency and the departments vision and mission.
Maintain a positive department culture of support, collaboration, and accountability.
Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards and values at all times.
Address member behavior appropriately, following the approach adopted by the agency.
Comply with the agencys legal mandate to report suspicions of abuse.
Perform other tasks as assigned

The ideal Educational Services Assistant Manager of Humanities will be an individual who carries high personal and professional standards and enjoys partnering with others to achieve successful outcomes. To be successful in this role the Educational Services Assistant Manager of Humanities will focus on achieving excellence of service and performance in the five core competencies identified by the agency: integrity & trust, adaptability, accountability, learning and development and compassion. As an Educational Services Assistant Manager of Humanities they will also be expected to excel in the five program competencies of: motivating others, communication, managing systems, leadership, work quality & innovation. The candidate will embrace the APCH culture of a learning organization and strive to constantly improve upon systems and services for the benefit of our employees and our constituents and will be demonstrably committed to their own ongoing personal and professional development. Our culture encourages individuals to speak up, we respect diversity of thought, and we look to our staff to be candid with concerns and constructive suggestions. Together, we can continue to take A.P.C.H. to even higher levels of excellence and service to the community.


Bachelors Degree
Background in literacy
2 + years working in an academic setting, preferably directly with elementary and/or middle school age students
Experience working in underserved communities
Some supervisory experience preferred, this could include mentoring/coaching other peers and/or direct reports
Spanish bilingual preferred

Physical and Mental Demands

Able to work in a dynamic and high noise level environment typical of a youth center
Walking, standing required on daily basis
Sitting and use of hands/vision for computer work for extended periods of time
Lift up to 25 pounds occasionally

APCH COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

All new hires must provide proof of their first dose of the vaccine on the first day of employment, if not fully vaccinated, and will have 30 days from their date of hire to complete their COVID-19 vaccination and submit proof of completion to the organization's HR department. All fully vaccinated staff must also provide proof of their booster vaccine once eligible.

A Place Called Home provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including but not limited to pregnancy), gender expression, gender identity or sexual orientation, military and veteran status, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, citizenship national origin, age, physical and/or mental disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements . click apply for full job details

Keywords: A Place Called Home, Los Angeles , Humanities Program Assistant Manager, Executive , Los Angeles, California

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