Education Director - The Bridge Project
The Bridge Project is a program of the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work and provides a path for youth in Denver's public housing neighborhoods to graduate from high school and go on to attend college or choose a vocation by engaging them in educational opportunities and facilitating the development of life skills and self-sufficiency.
The Education Director (DOE) is responsible for the direction of the Bridge education program and college/career readiness program and the oversight of literacy and STEM curriculum (project based learning) for all four sites. This position is responsible for directing overall academic based programming across the four sites. The DOE also oversees the college and career readiness program, which includes workshops, post-secondary planning, case management and scholarship allocation. Finally, the position has oversight of the Tech Team program, working closely with the Binning Foundation to ensure all sites are providing adequate support to Tech Team members and an effective curriculum is in place each year. Other responsibilities include: assessment of participant reading levels, partnership and communication with schools, coaching and supporting direct reports.
The employee works in a community office environment. Unexpected interruptions occur frequently, the stress level is moderate to high, and the noise level is moderate to high. The position requires driving between four Bridge sites and the schools that Bridge participants attend. Ability to work in a small shared space in a highly active work environment involving up to 50 people including children at the site. This position demands the ability to talk and hear in person and on the phone, the ability to read documents, drive a car and lift up to 20 lbs.
- BS/BA in Education
- Teaching Certificate
- Two years of elementary school experience or teaching literacy in middle school.
- Colorado driver's license
- MA in Education
- Focus on curriculum and instruction
- Colorado Teaching Certificate
- 3 years teaching literacy
- Experience teaching in an inner city school or afterschool setting.
- Experience working, teaching, supervising high school students.
- Literacy teaching training and background.
- Ability to create technology curriculum to support literacy.
- Bilingual in Spanish or Vietnamese.
- Familiarity with SEL or SEAL integration
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) October 31, 2018. Applications may be accepted and reviewed until position is filled.
Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered.