Job Type: Part time, Non-exempt, Seasonal-School year only
Reports to: Program Director, ResilientKidsTM
Pay: $25-$30 hr
The primary function of the ResilientKidsTM instructor is dedicated to classroom facilitation of social and emotional learning through mindfulness-based techniques, as outlined in the ResilientKidsTM curriculum, while also drawing upon their own meditation practice.
Only extraordinary people work here. Our goals are ambitious, but achievable. We have high-expectations for ourselves, our students, and our volunteers. We do whatever it takes to ethically achieve our mission. Our ideal candidate is someone who works hard and will have fun while dreaming big. Our ideal candidate possesses an influential and welcoming communication style, high integrity, and a positive attitude.
- Facilitate 32 weeks of instruction at specifically-assigned schools.
- Write classroom-specific lesson plans for each session, keeping in mind our goal of seeing each student and differentiating instruction within each lesson.
- Be on time, present and prepared for class.
- Build relationships with School Administrators & your Classroom Instructor(s):
a. Attend school orientation.
b. Schedule January meeting with classroom teacher and submit feedback to Program Director, ResilientKidsTM.
c. Participate in faculty meetings, per school request.
d. Participate in parent night or wellness fair, per school request.
- Attend monthly ResilientKidsTM Team meetings.
- Observe your peers teaching at least once each year.
- Engage with the Instructor Community:
a. Use the office space.
b. Reach out to other RK instructors or Program Director with questions or concerns.
Other Required Responsibilities:
- Adhere to organizational policies and protocols
- Research and implement best practices
- Support fundraising events
- Miscellaneous clerical, office and support duties, as assigned
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
- Demonstrated commitment to equity
- Minimum Bachelor’s degree in education, youth development, or social work or related field
- Bilingual is an asset
- Mindfulness training or certification
- Minimum of two years’ experience leading youth in a formal setting
Skills and Knowledge Required:
- Excellent verbal and written communication.
- Organized and able to meet deadlines
Please email us with a resume and cover letter.
Inspiring Minds is a non-profit education agency founded in 1963 to provide academic support for children in two elementary schools. Named initially Lippitt Hill Tutorial, the organization grew into a citywide service and, in 1988, became Volunteers in Providence Schools. The more elegant name of Inspiring Minds was adopted in 2008. Inspiring Minds is a student-centered organization, ensuring our programs are focused on promoting positive outcomes for the youth we serve.
Only extraordinary people work here. Our goals are ambitious but achievable. We have high expectations for ourselves, our students, and our volunteers. We do whatever it takes to achieve our mission ethically. Our ideal candidate is someone who works hard and will have fun while dreaming big. Our ideal candidate possesses an influential and welcoming communication style, high integrity, and a positive attitude. If you are selected to be on our team, we will work with you to ensure you have the tools and resources necessary to do your job effectively.
Inspiring Minds Mission:
Inspiring Minds empowers students for success in school and life by supporting them with trusted relationships, tutoring, and mentoring from inspired community members.
Commitment to Diversity and Anti-Racism:
We believe that excellence thrives in an inclusive environment that values diversity in race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and socioeconomic status. We are committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in our organization and believe that our workforce should reflect the diverse communities we serve. We must be actively anti-racist, and we commit to doing so. Curiosity and critical thinking are essential to the dialogue and changes that need to happen for our community to thrive.
Inspiring Minds is a non-profit education agency founded in 1963. We are a student-centered organization, ensuring our programs are focused on promoting positive outcomes for the youth we serve.
Our vision promotes equity and access for all students to achieve grade-level standards. We believe all children can succeed in college and career with the right resources and supports. We believe in the power of relationships, and that caring and committed adults can empower our students to achieve with the right guidance, training, and support.