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As a growing program, Breakthrough Silicon Valley seeks talented individuals committed to our mission of preparing highly-motivated students with limited educational opportunities for success in high school, college, and beyond. Please see our current openings below:
Breakthrough Silicon Valley (BSV) strives to provide our students with access to opportunities that will expand their horizons and prepare them for future experiences. Accessing and successfully navigating such opportunities is one of the ways BSV students make themselves more college-competitive, while simultaneously developing the skills and mindsets that will allow them to thrive in college and beyond.
By creating external partnerships in the local community and beyond, developing and delivering programming, and working directly with students and families, the Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) Manager will be able to direct our students toward opportunities that challenge them, contribute to their growth, and better equip them for future opportunities. As a result of this work, Breakthrough students will develop a strong sense of themselves and their strengths, pursue increasingly meaningful leadership opportunities during school years and summers, become more competitive college applicants, and be ready to lead and thrive in their community, in college, and career.
As a critical member of the high school program team, the LDI Manager will collaborate with colleagues to establish a shared vision for supporting BSV students to develop as leaders throughout their participation in Breakthrough. They will ensure that all students are supported throughout this process, providing guidance to the team where necessary, and will play a critical role in ensuring that all students are engaged and successfully meeting the expectations of the BSV program. The LDI Manager will be data-driven, using data as a tool for student support and for evaluating program effectiveness. Learn more and apply.
We are seeking highly effective professional teachers to serve as Instructional Coaches (ICs) for summer 2019. ICs are at the core of our summer program and play a crucial role by training, supervising, and supporting BSV teaching fellows in becoming effective instructors and leaders. ICs observe, articulate, refine, and improve the techniques of aspiring teachers in a collaborative environment, and as a result, get the opportunity to reflect upon and evaluate their own pedagogical practices. Rather than teaching students directly, ICs oversee lesson and unit plan development and execution, classroom management, and student interactions for our summer teaching fellows. They mentor and guide our teaching fellows over the course of the summer providing ongoing formal and informal feedback on each teacher’s performance. Furthermore, ICs have a unique opportunity to shape the professional path of tomorrow’s educators.
During the summer, our teaching fellows instruct a core academic subject (literature, writing, math or science) and an elective course of their choice. As subject area experts, ICs help our teaching fellows transform their passion into rigorous and engaging lessons. BSV also implements a specific teacher training sequence, known as BIT (Breakthrough Instruction Trainings), which includes best research-based practices.
Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Summer Site Coordinator plays an instrumental role in supporting the success of Breakthrough’s nationally recognized Middle School summer program. This six-week program for our incoming 7th and 8th grade students seeks to introduce and develop the core behaviors, values, and skills the rest of our six-year program reinforces. Through our “students-teaching-students” model, Breakthrough students have the opportunity to learn from near-peer mentors and role models who serve as teachers both inside and outside of the classroom. Our summer program is a unique hybrid of summer school and summer camp, where students get to take rigorous academic classes and participate in activities that develop college-going behaviors and mindsets, all in an environment that promotes the idea that learning is fun and it’s “cool to be smart.” The Summer Site Coordinator role will work directly with the Dean of Students at one of two summer sites to ensure a positive, productive, and safe experience for all participants in the summer program. Learn more and apply.
Reporting to the Operations Coordinator, the Operations Intern will develop leadership project management skills in the education and nonprofit sector while making a meaningful impact in the educational outcomes of underserved students in Silicon Valley. Intern responsibilities will include supporting the launch and operations of four summer programs (2 middle school programs, 2 high school programs). Learn more and apply.
The Breakthrough Leadership Program was founded to develop the next generation of leaders in education through a hands-on, impactful undergraduate experience in a highly effective nonprofit organization. Reporting to the Dean of Students, the intern will develop leadership and project management skills in the education and nonprofit sector while making a meaningful impact in the educational outcomes of underserved students in Silicon Valley. Over eight weeks, the intern will work with a dynamic, experienced staff to implement a variety of projects for our Middle School Summer Program. Learn more and apply.
The Marketing and Development Intern will be a part of Breakthrough Silicon Valley’s Development team for the summer, assisting with event management, communications and additional special projects to help publicize and promote the organization’s work to a wider audience, all while gaining valuable work experience in a collaborative environment. Learn more and apply.