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High School (BLP) Program Associate

Position Description

This is a fully in-person position. Breakthrough is not currently supporting remote positions. The High School (BLP) Program Associate is a full-time summer, site-based staff position. The High School (BLP) Program Associate is responsible for implementing processes and programming related to older middle school students and families at one of our sites. The High School (BLP) Program Associate is the primary contact for families and students at their site and works with Teaching Fellows to communicate regularly. The High School (BLP) Program Associate works closely with the Summer Site Director and the Middle School Program Associate to provide leadership for a site during the intensive summer program and is supported by the Summer Site Director and the Summer Program Director.

● The High School (BLP) Program Associate is responsible for supporting students at their summer site and supporting the site as a whole.
● Contribute to and implement a shared vision for successful programming during the summer program. Collaborate effectively with other Summer and Breakthrough Staff to do so.
● Co-lead a site during the summer; collaborate with staff colleagues to support students and Teaching Fellows.
● Support the training and development of Teaching Fellows and Program Interns in working with students at a site.
● Work with the Summer Site Director and other staff to determine and implement student interventions when necessary.
● Provide support to students and teaching fellows when harm/conflict happens in the community. This could include leading a restorative chat or conference with students/family. Training will be provided.
● Ensure students arrive to program daily, assist in resolving student issues as they arise, lead faculty committee, assist with program planning and leading meetings
● Co-Lead elective selection and student rosters with the other associates.
● Assist with additional programming tasks such as Bus Games and Breakthrough
Cheers list preparation, QOD dos and don’ts, student contact info directory, student
lockers, and other tasks, as assigned.
● Build high-quality, professional relationships with BTC students, families, Teaching
Fellows, Instructional Coaches, site staff, and partners.
● Participate in the planning, preparation, and execution of the 2023 BLP Leadership
Retreat (The BLP Leadership Retreat is a 3-4 Day off-site, overnight retreat for our rising 9th graders.) Leading BLP Leadership Retreat Orientation at respective sites. This includes ATTENDING the retreat.
● Communicate closely with the other High School Program Associates to ensure consistency across the three sites. 

This is a temporary, full-time, stipended summer position (with the possibility to further engage with Breakthrough in the future!). Associates receive a $10,000 stipend for the summer, paid semi-monthly. Priority is extended to those who can begin onboarding in May, but a flexible start date is available. Pre-work can be done remotely or in person from May 15-June 4 at $20/hr, up to 20 hours/wk (for a total of up to $400/wk).