Position: Family Trainer
Job Type: PartTime: 8:30 pm to 2:00 pm
- Saturdays during the school year
Location: Atlanta, GA
Start Date: August 2016
PowerMyLearning provides new Family Trainers with indepth training prior to being the sole trainer in a workshop. Family Trainers receive ongoing coaching and feedback from PowerMyLearning Training Coaches in order to ensure highquality training at all times.
Family Trainers should be able to commit to working two Saturdays during the school year (there is often the opportunity to work three Saturdays if desired). The time commitment for Saturday training is approximately
eight and a half hours (8:30am – 2:00pm), including prep time and teaching time. You will also receive a 30 minute unpaid lunch break. PowerMyLearning partner schools are located in the Metro Atlanta Area; training locations vary throughout the year.
This position will be under the direction of our Program Manager, Family Engagement.
PowerMyLearning Family Trainers are responsible for:
●Providing an engaging presentation of PowerMyLearning's curriculum
●Following PowerMyLearning’s curriculum and workshop pacing guide
●Maintaining control and flow of the workshop classroom at all times
●Utilizing Customer Service Representatives and volunteers as teaching assistants through active engagement to support and assist families throughout the workshop
●Creating a safe, inviting and motivating classroom environment
●Representing PowerMyLearning in a professional manner at all times
●Working with PowerMyLearning staff to continuously improve the PowerMyLearning curriculum
●Ensuring that families leave the workshop:
oKnowing how to set up their computer
oAble to use the educational software provided
oReady to improve their home learning environment
●Attending periodic training sessions in person or by phone
●Passion for PowerMyLearning’s mission
●High School Diploma
●Experience training or teaching in some capacity
●Experience working with lowincome communities
●Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills and high levels of confidence as a public speaker/presenter
●Strong relationship or “people” skills
●Strong problem solving skills & extremely flexible
●Proficiency and comfortable in using basic computer functions, including computer setup, MS Office applications, and the Internet
●Ability to clearly communicate technical information about computer and software use to a nontechnical audience
●Availability on Saturdays
●Experience working with public schools and/or districts
●K12 teaching background
●$18$20 per hour, depending on experience and teaching certification
●Compensation does not include the cost of transportation
●Initial training time is compensated at a flat meeting rate per session
●There may be additional training time required either in person or by phone that will be compensated at a flat rate per session
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We will ONLY accept materials via email. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
PowerMyLearning is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.
1 or more years
PowerMyLearning uses digital learning to fight educational inequity and ensure students in lowincome communities have similar firstrate learning experiences as their peers in wealthy communities. Our approach to digital learning is unusually peoplecentered. Our work fosters growth in teachers as instructional leaders; in parents as support partners; and in students as learners who can meet the challenge of high academic standards and also discern which learning strategies work best for them. To accomplish our goals, we engage in deep partnerships with selected highpoverty schools in five regions of the country and provide teachers with intensive coaching and provide student and parents with devices and training. We are now taking our learnings from this regional effort and spreading them nationwide through our service offerings for schools, districts, and afterschool hubs. Underlying our work is PowerMyLearning connect, our free webbased platform, which is already in use in 30% of school communities across the nation (representing all income levels) and is growing fast. PowerMyLearning has demonstrated significant impact on student academic achievement and love of learning, as well as on teacher instructional practices and parental confidence. PowerMyLearning’s national office is based in New York City. The five regions in which we operate are: Atlanta, New York City, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Santa Barbara.