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Program Lead & Bilingual Program Lead

The Podium Foundation

Job Classification: Programming
Location: Richmond, VA
Posting Organization: Podium RVA
Website: www.podiumrva.org
Title: Program Lead / Bilingual Program Lead
Part/Full Time: Part Time
Hiring: 1 Program Lead & 1 Bilingual Program Lead to start by Jan 3rd.

Podium RVA Mission: To empower youth, ages 10-19, in the greater Richmond area with the skills to become confident and capable writers and communicators to succeed in school, career, and life. Youth improve their self-confidence, academic and professional communication, and creative expression in weekly workshops, quarterly publications, and annual showcase events.

Position Description: The Program Lead is responsible for hosting weekly after-school programs at local schools and youth development centers across Richmond. This person will prepare necessary resources for workshop facilitation and will oversee leading educational groups for middle and high school youth. Program Leads must be comfortable leading groups ranging from 4 – 25 youth and delegating group management responsibilities to program volunteers and/or interns assisting them. This person is also responsible daily reporting and attendance of all programs facilitated as well as positive parent report calls home. In addition to these responsibilities, our Bilingual Program Lead will prepare necessary resources for workshop facilitation and will oversee leading educational groups for middle and high school youth with a primary focus on mentorship for English language learners where Spanish is the primary language spoken.

Expected Hours of Work:
*8-month position, Jan – Aug with the option to stay on next academic year.
*15 – 20 hours a week between 2- 6:30pm, Mon – Thurs.
*Programs are hosted in person; therefore, candidates need to be able to transport themselves to and from programs.
*Office hours can be in-person and/or virtual.
*Due to the nature of programming and events, some evening and weekend hours are required.

Required Qualifications:
Qualifications: Creative/academic writing and critical thinking skills Excellent written and oral communication An ability to work as a team and to lead pairs/small groups of volunteers Applicants must have reliable transportation Required: 6 months to 1-year previous experience mentoring or working with youth Required: All Podium team members working with public school students must be fully vaccinated against COVID19. Required (Bilingual applicants only): Conversational Spanish and the ability to translate youth written work
$16/hr - Program Lead; $18/hr - Bilingual Program Lead
* Flexible virtual / in-person options for office hours * Guaranteed time off during school major holiday seasons (Winter break, Spring break)
How to apply:
How to apply: Send resume, cover letter, and list of 2 references to Candace Weather, Programs Director, candace@podiumrva.org, by 12/10/21. In your email, please specify if you are applying for Program Lead or Bilingual Program Lead. Podium RVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants will be treated without regard to age, sex, color, religion, race, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital or familial status, physical or mental disability, legal source of income, or any other status protected by law. Note: Criminal background check (state, child abuse and neglect registry, sexual offender registry) and TB test are required for employment.
Education, Programming
Posting Organization:
The Podium Foundation