Student Education Specialist, AnBryce Foundation

The AnBryce Foundation - Washington, District of Columbia - Full time

Position Overview

Meaningful and engaging student programming is a key component of the AnBryce Foundation’s effort to increase achievement and opportunities for young people.

The Student Education Specialist works to establish and maintain high-quality educational programming, across key initiatives of the AnBryce Foundation, that significantly improves outcomes for participating students. This includes overseeing the Saturday Institute curriculum implementation, using data-driven practices to set curriculum goals and ensure participants meet and/or exceed social, emotional, and academic targets, and planning experiential learning experiences that promote positive civic awareness and engagement. The Specialist ensures the AnBryce Foundation maximizes its impact by staying aware of emerging trends in education, and refining programming to ensure it is grounded in best practices.

The Student Education Specialist leads all school year programming for our students, and is responsible for developing and maintaining high motivation, interest, and commitment from students and their families through engaging programming, events, and communication. This also includes creating and implementing a student recruitment and retention strategy to ensure programming consistently reaches 50 students across elementary, middle, and high school during the traditional school year. The Specialist must be able to lead the Saturday Institute programming implementation (4 Saturdays in Fall/Winter and 4 Saturdays in Winter/Spring).

As part of the AnBryce Foundation’s deep commitment to ensuring student success, the Specialist is also responsible for connecting students and families who may need additional support with other staff at the AnBryce Foundation.

The AnBryce Foundation prioritizes teamwork, and every member of our team is responsible for contributing to the success of all programs. In the lead up to, and during the summer, the position will focus on ensuring the smooth operation of AnBryce Foundation's signature effort, Camp Dogwood Summer Academy. This will include leading the hiring of the Summer Curriculum Director and supporting the training of the counselors on the curriculum. The role must also be able to work two days at the Foundation campsite during each session over the summer. During their time at camp, the Specialist will be responsible for developing and leading workshops with students to support their academic skill development, as well as providing feedback to counselors on their implementation of the educational programming.

The Student Education Specialist will report to the Executive Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Program Leadership

●Leads the planning, implementation, and administration of the AnBryce Foundation’s signature after-school and mentoring programs: Saturday Institute, Student Adventures in Leadership (SAIL), Pillors of Excellence Internship, and Studies Buddies. Sets curriculum goals for each grade level based on student data and ensures programming improves social, emotional, and academic outcomes for participating students.

●Hires, trains, and serves as a motivating manager to Saturday Institute staff and the Summer Curriculum Director. Directly supports and guides the instructional staff to ensure they have meaningful lesson plans, resources, and the knowledge and skills to meet the needs of the students. Conducts observations of staff and leads feedback sessions.

●Stays up to date on research and best practices, uses data and feedback from previous programming to lead a semiannual review of the robust Saturday Institute curriculum to ensure continually improve programming and experience for students, staff, and families.

●Develops an annual curriculum focus for the AnBryce Foundation programming which will serve as a line of continuity through all programming. Ensures curriculum provides students with multiple opportunities to build civic awareness and builds their capacity to engage in civil discourse, plans and coordinates field trips, enrichment offerings, and visitor engagement opportunities.

Participant Recruitment and Community Engagement

●Designs and engages in proactive parent, and community engagement opportunities to attract, recruit, and retain students to ensure the program consistently reaches 50 students across elementary, middle, and high school.

●Creates learning opportunities for parents that provide them with an understanding of child development and increases their ability to support their child and access resources.

●Identifies students who may benefit from additional wraparound services and works with the AnBryce Wellness Team to connect them with additional resources and supports (e.g., ensures students have access to additional homework support through the “Studies Buddies” program).

●Maintains consistent communication with youth, and parents/guardians regarding participation, programming and related matters.

●Develops and coordinates content about the Saturday Institute to support public awareness of AnBryce programming (e.g., social media posts, photos, student feedback, and/or content for the Newsletter)

Administration and Compliance

●Helps manage the analysis and presentation of data and the progress of data-driven initiatives for senior management team and external audiences; communicates progress to key stakeholder groups; and incorporates their input.

●Cultivates and maintains local and national partnerships in collaboration with the AnBryce Foundation founders and heirs.

●Plans and executes field trips and enrichment activities in collaboration with community organizations, corporate partners, and university partners.

●Leads on all program operations, including identifying potential sites for Saturday Institute programming, transportation, vendors/contractors, food, etc. Tracks program expenses and ensures compliance with organization policies.

●Contributes to a strong organization culture by cultivating a positive and motivating environment.

●Performs other duties as assigned.


Program Leadership

●Bachelor’s degree, and 5-7 years in education, with previous classroom experience. Previous experience with community-based youth program management a plus.

●Demonstrates knowledge of educational theory and practices, including focus on standards-based instruction.

●Demonstrates knowledge of, and ability to, analyze assessment data to develop and implement procedures and policies to support student achievement goal.

●Previous managerial experience a must.

Participant Recruitment and Community Engagement

●Demonstrated ability to engage, cultivate, and maintain trusting, collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders.

●Experience building relationships with and participating in feedback conversations with parents.

●Experience working with college students and volunteers.

●Knowledge of local school systems a plus.

Administration and Compliance

●Highly organized, motivated, and detail-oriented planner with an ability to manage competing timelines, and projects across teams, with a focus on implementation.

●Excellent writing and verbal communication skills; and effective at communicating with diverse audiences.

●Proficiency in Google Suite, MS Office Suite and other applicable computer applications. Strong data management skills with both Mac and PC devices.

●Willingness to learn and a growth mindset.

●Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish).

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Curriculum Design

Experience Level

Mid Level

The AnBryce Foundation

The An-Bryce Foundation is a philanthropic organization that promotes social change by building a community of global citizens through education, career, cultural, and leadership opportunities to under-resourced young people.
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