Fields: arts, youth, education, sociology, latinos
Location: Portland, Oregon
About the Organization: Latino Network’s mission is to provide transformative opportunities, services and advocacy for the education, leadership and civic engagement of our youth, families, and communities. Our work springs from the core belief in Latino community self-determination—that is, the ability of community members to participate meaningfully in the decisions that affect their lives and the lives of their families. We build and manage collaborative and energetic teams to implement high quality, culturally inclusive programs. We actively partner across a variety of city, county, state and community organizations to deliver training and support, a wide range of services, as well as influence policy.
Latino Network is a fast-paced, highly engaged work environment with satellite operations within Multnomah County. We strive to communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds. We actively seek opportunities for professional development for our staff and promote a willingness to change for continual improvement.
About the Position: As part of a dedicated team working toward a shared vision, the Ballet Folklorico Program Coordinator is charged with supporting the Family and Community Engagement team. This is a roll-up-your-sleeves position with the capacity to impact the education and wellbeing of hundreds of young Latino children and their families each year who have a passion for Ballet Folklorico. This Ballet Folklorico Program Coordinator ensures and promotes youth safety, growth, and leadership; facilitates instructor’s needs for rehearsals and lessons for student groups and will implement Colegio de Padres curriculum. The Ballet Folklorico Program Coordinator works collaboratively with the Associate Director to achieve program goals and meet and document measurable youth-development outcomes, contributes to a collegial and productive work environment, and promotes the organization’s vision and mission. Responsibilities include outreach and recruiting, logistical planning, costume purchasing, assist with care and maintenance as needed, and collaborate with case managers when needed. The Ballet Folklorico Program Coordinator also collaborates with partner organizations, schools, local government, and the community. This position requires excellent follow-through; high attention to detail; professional writing skills; and excellent communication through one on one meetings, phone, e-mail, and group communication with Latino Network community partners, staff, and program participants.
- Bachelor’s Degree in education, communication, sociology, psychology or related field, or equivalent experience
- Bilingual ability required: Excellent written and oral communication skills in Spanish and English
- Bicultural ability required: Knowledge of culturally based world view, adaptive reasoning, and problem-solving practices of Latino individuals, families, and community living in urban neighborhoods impacted by crime, poverty, and racial inequity
- Demonstrated outcomes in developing, implementing, and facilitating classes for Latino youth and adults;
- Experience in Ballet Folklorico: participation, chirography, music, region styles, and/or costume design
- Must have experience working with youth, be able to tutor and support middle and high school aged youth in completing homework and help students make a plan for academic success; Experience working with high-risk and/or gang-affected youth in an educational setting preferred
- Knowledge of and experience in navigating educational institutions, resources, programs, social services, and government agencies
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with schools, students, families, and community support systems
Estimated Salary: $15/hour, part-time up to 20 hours per week, non-exempt
Deadline: September 28, 2018