This position reports to the CEO
About Oakland Natives Give Back Fund, Inc. (ONGB)
ONGB was founded in 2008. Driven by our mission is to address the most pressing social ills of the day by funding, creating, and incubating innovative programs, experiences and partnerships that empower the next generation of high-achieving citizens, locally and globally. For the first several years, ONGB’s primary event was the annual Back to School Rally at Oakland City Hall, which provided fully loaded backpacks and school supplies to underserved children in Oakland at no cost. Since 2008, ONGB has grown to provide year round programs geared toward equity for girls and increasing outcomes in education for all.
The Achievement Coordinator position works in the program department and supports ONGB’s Back and On-Track Program (BOTP). This is a full time salaried position with an expected work week of 40 hours. ONGB’s BOTP aims to increase daily high-school attendance rates across 140 high school seniors. The Achievement Coordinator will provide case management support for a caseload of students. This includes monitoring weekly school attendance, coordinating program activities, and facilitating parent engagement. The Achievement Coordinator will regularly assess barriers to daily attendance and is expected to provide referrals to community resources as needed (Department of Public Services, therapy, tutoring, and other support services as needed). The Achievement Coordinator may be asked to assist with home visits and
the completion of support services applications. The Achievement Coordinator will submit weekly attendance reports for their caseload and is expected to engage students on a regular basis. This may look like managing a communication channel (Slack, Google Hangouts), facilitating weekly attendance support sessions in person or via Zoom, and contact with parents (e-mail, phone, or face to face). Hiring for this position will occur between 8/2/2021 & 8/11/2021. The anticipated start date is 8/16/2021.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Achievement Coordinator performs a wide range of duties including, but not limited to the following:
- Collaborates with school personnel, parents, community agencies, and/or students to promote positive attendance outcomes for highschool students.
- Utilizes skills in problem solving and assessment to identify barriers to regular attendance.
- Serves as a liaison between schools, parents, and students to assess areas that interfere with a students’ capacity to attend school.
- Assists in the development of meaningful, objective, and measurable attendance goals and in the monitoring of these goals.
- Administers pre and post surveys to assess progress toward attendance goals and barriers to attendance goals.
- Prepares weekly written reports that are administered to parents and schools.
- Distributes students incentives to students showing progress toward the weekly goals
- Participates in professional development opportunities that are consistent with the goal of this position when requested and approved by the Executive Director or designee.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or designee that are consistent with the goal of the position.
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Education, Nonprofit Management or related field. Previous training in motivational interviewing or problem-solving therapy (preferred, not required).
Experience, knowledge, skills and abilities
- Expertise in human interaction and conflict management across all ages and cultural backgrounds.
- Effective skills in oral and written communication.
- Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize.
- Knowledge of chronic absenteeism and experience working with youth.
- Ability to work flexible work hours.
- Ability to satisfactorily pass a background screening and fingerprinting clearance
- Current TB Test (within 2 years) or ability to attain within 30 days of employment
- Valid California Driver’s License, access to the use of a reliable automobile and current automobile registration and insurance.
- Be a U.S. Citizen, non-citizen national, or foreign national possessing a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S. (Alien Registration or “Green Card”). Student visas and temporary work visas do not qualify.
- Bilingual not required, but preferred.
Proficiency in the use of computers for
- Microsoft Office
- Google Suite
- Event Management software
- Simple accounting
The Achievement Coordinator should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:
- Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
- Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
- Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools techniques.
- Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and support current programming.
- Focus on Client Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within organizational parameters.
- Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
- Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
- Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
- Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information, and activities.
- Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement action plans, and evaluate the process and results.
- Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
- Achievement Coordinators usually work in the office. The nature of programs will require them to also attend meetings and events at schools, OUSD office, etc.
- Achievement Coordinators work a standard work week, but will be required to work some evenings and weekends to monitor program activities.
- Achievement Coordinators should be able to lift and carry boxes up to 30 lbs.
- Dental, vision and medical benefits for employee
- PTO and holiday pay
- Opportunities for job advancement
- $50,000 – $60,000 (Dependent on Experience)
Equal Opportunity Employer
Oakland Natives Give Back Fund, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Oakland Natives Give Back Fund, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Oakland Natives Give Back Fund, Inc. expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.
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