Middle School Coordinator

Our mission at UrbanPromise is to provide Charlotte’s children and youth with the spiritual, academic, and social development necessary to become Christian leaders determined to restore their communities.

We take a 20-year leadership journey with students and their families. This journey has three stages: Reach a Child, Raise a Leader, Restore Community. From ages 5-13, students attend UrbanPromise’s afterschool and summer programs. During high school, students are employed as “StreetLeaders” (mentors and counselors for the younger children in our programs) and receive college access support themselves. From ages 18-25, StreetLeader Alumni receive support so they graduate college and find meaningful post-graduate employment. Our ultimate goal is to raise a new generation of indigenous Christian leaders that is determined to make Charlotte a fully integrated city where social, spiritual, and economic capital flow between neighborhoods.

Job summary:
UrbanPromise Charlotte invites passionate and experienced leaders to apply for the full-time Middle School Coordinator position. The Middle School Director will organize, direct, and manage a Christian faith-based AfterSchool Program and Summer Camp for about 30 sixth through eighth grade students at one of UrbanPromise’s neighborhood sites. The Middle School Coordinator position is ideal for individuals with deep passion for equipping middle school students with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth, and Christian leadership.

UrbanPromise is currently hiring a Middle School Coordinator for our neighborhood site in East Charlotte. It is strongly preferred that candidates are highly proficient in Spanish (or Nepali or Burmese) and English.

Essential job functions:
• Program Leadership – Serve under the Site Director as as the primary leader for the Middle School Program at our one of our neighborhood sites. Model high-quality instruction in a multi-cultural setting, conduct consistent classroom observations and provide constructive feedback to StreetLeaders
• Program Quality – Oversee daily middle school programming. Collaborate with teenage StreetLeaders in the preparation and execution of effective lesson plans. Set meaningful individual and team goals and create concrete plans to attain them
• Operations Management – Work with the Site Director to maintain systems to manage budget, campus expenses, student transportation, and student data. Ensure safety of all program participants
• Stakeholder Management – Serve as relationship manager with the school administrative team. Actively engage with volunteers, supporting staff in relationship management, and retention. Communicate with parents of Middle School Program as necessary
• Leadership Presence – Inspire others by serving as a visionary, spiritual, and programmatic leader for teenage StreetLeaders and students. Express confidence in self and others, as well as a strong belief in the UrbanPromise model as a vehicle for leadership development

Candidate profile and skills:
• The ideal candidate will be assertive and outgoing with a positive demeanor. S/he must be flexible to learn in a fast-paced and varied environment. S/he will also have a passion for kids and strong desire to improve the lives of at-risk students
• Ability to have fun with kids, but also to communicate calmly and confidently to kids
• Ability to verbally communicate with peers, supervisors, and partners (i.e. parents, StreetLeaders, other staff members)
• Demonstrated ability to overcome challenges
• Strong time management skills, organized, and punctual
• Ability to work under pressure and to adapt to new circumstances
• Ability to multi-task and to think quickly on your feet
• Ability to work well with others from diverse backgrounds
• Must demonstrate servant leadership. Live and lead life in a way that reflects the humility and servant leadership of Jesus (considering Philippians 2 as a guide)

Education and experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in any field of study
• At least one year of post-college work in urban education or urban ministry is preferred
• Proficiency in Spanish, Nepali, or Burmese (in addition to English) is strongly preferred

Additional work requirements:
Willingness and ability to work a non-traditional work schedule (10 AM – 7:00 PM during the school year and 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM during Summer Camp)

Approach to work:
• Strong belief in and deep commitment to the UrbanPromise mission
• Works with a high level of personal responsibility and organization
• Passion and love for working with high school students
• Strong mindset of service to others
• History of demonstrated leadership and strong personal character
• Ability to operate effectively, and with a sense of possibility, in a fast-paced environment
• Team player: maturity, humility, strong work-ethic, sense of humor, and a willingness to respond positively to feedback
• Enjoys having a “hand in all buckets”
• Willing to “wear multiple hats” and to do the “little things” necessary for programmatic success

Salary and benefits:
UrbanPromise is committed to attracting and retaining extraordinary, diverse leaders who believe deeply in our mission and uphold our core values. Current benefits include: UrbanPromise covers 100% of employee health care costs; matching retirement contributions up to 3% of your salary; a month-long paid sabbatical after 4 years on staff; and competitive base salaries based on the midpoint of the market among not-for-profit organizations of similar size. The starting salary range for the Middle School Coordinator position is $40,000 – $48,000.

Start date:
The start date for the Middle School Coordinator position is anticipated to be December 2022 or January 2023.