LifeWise Academy Teen Advisor

Position Description:

LifeWise STL is searching for a full-time Teen Advisor for its high school program, LifeWise Academy. LifeWise Academy is a college prep and job readiness program for high school students in the St. Louis Area. Students meet with their advisor once a month to discuss school, goals, career interests, etc. Advisors are responsible for helping students identify steps to achieving their goals, communicating with parents regarding their student, communicating with school counselors and teachers regarding any academic concerns, and communicating with other LifeWise STL staff. Advisors are also responsible for facilitating life skills classes through the Teen Outreach Program curriculum. Advisors are also encouraged to lead after school/summer enrichment activities.

This position would be scheduled 40 hours a week. It is mandatory that Teen Advisors work from 3:00pm to 7:30pm Monday through Friday. The remaining hours to complete administrative tasks will be coordinated with supervisor. During the summer, staff hours are adjusted to meet the needs of the young adults.

LifeWise STL staff partner with individual and group volunteers, who provide over 25,000 service hours to the organization annually. As such, the successful employee will work collaboratively with organizational leadership, co-workers, volunteers, and colleagues from within and outside the organization to deliver and support holistic, client-focused programming.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Previous experience building relationships with high school students
  • Previous experience facilitating life skills classes
  • Can adjust to change with a good attitude (flexibility)
  • Can improvise when things do not go as planned (think on your feet)
  • Can recognize and do what needs to be done before being asked (initiative)
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Previous experience working with diverse populations
  • Must obtain Class E endorsement on driver’s license
  • Must pass criminal background checks

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a resume, cover letter and salary history to jobs@lifewisestl.org. In the subject line, please write “Teen Advisor.”

Development Administrative Associate (Part-time)

Position Description:
The Development Administrative Associate is responsible for data management, reports and analysis and for providing administrative support for the Development Department (including gift processing and acknowledgement). Working hand-in-hand with fellow members of the department, the position plays a key role in providing donor communication, support and stewardship to help the department achieve its annual fundraising goals. This position reports to the Development Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage data records, fulfill data requests, complete reports and analysis (periodic and ad hoc).
  • Ensure gifts are processed and properly recorded.
  • Send acknowledgement letters within 48 hours of received donation.
  • Conduct periodic reviews of pledge status including invoicing and payments on monthly basis.
  • Provide professional follow-up and assistance to donors via phone, in writing and in face to face conversations.
  • Provide input to Development Director in creating year round donor engagement strategies.
  • Provide alerts of individual donor milestones and personalized follow up as directed.
  • Coordinate with volunteer department to assure follow up communication that encourages volunteers to become financial donors.
  • Assist with developing and implementing Development Department policies, procedures and best practices.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:

  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Candidate must have integrity and maintain confidentiality.
  • Team player with an optimistic, “can-do” attitude.
  • At least 2 years work experience in administrative or related role.
  • One year plus experience in data management, reports and analysis.
  • Associate Degree and/or experience in a related field preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint required.
  • Experience with MaestroSoft, Photoshop, Mail Chimp, Picasa and CRM software is a plus.

Disclaimer: This document does not create an employment contract. Employees are employed on an “at will” basis and may be terminated at any time for any reason or no reason.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@lifewisestl.org. In the subject line, please write “Development Administrative Associate.”

CDF Freedom School Servant Leader Intern (Temporary/Summer)

Program Description:
The CDF Freedom Schools® program is an educational and cultural enrichment program. Our program provides summer options for children where there are none and strengthens parent and community involvement in the year round achievement of children. We serve children ages 5 to 15 for six weeks and integrate reading, conflict resolution and social action in an activity-based curriculum to promote social, cultural and historical awareness.

Position Description:
LifeWise STL is searching for Servant Leader Interns who will deliver a summer reading enrichment program for children from kindergarten through 10th grade. Servant Leader Interns are responsible for facilitating an integrated reading curriculum to a classroom of approximately ten students for six weeks during the summer months.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver the Integrated Reading Curriculum to a class of no more than ten students for 6 weeks during the summer months, according to the standards developed by the Children’s Defense Fund and LifeWise STL.
  • Set up and break down his/her classroom space, including securing and organizing the appropriate materials.
  • Collaborate with staff to establish and maintain a supportive and structured environment for the children entrusted to their care.
  • Serve as a Harambee! Leader each day of program operation.
  • Serve as a leader of afternoon activities and other special events; chaperone field trips.
  • LifeWise staff partner with individual and group volunteers, who provide over 25,000 service hours to the organization annually. As such, the successful employee will work collaboratively with organizational leadership, co-workers, volunteers and colleagues from within and outside the organization to deliver and support holistic, client-focused programming.
  • Attend three weeks of staff training and participate fully in the June National Training from May 30 – June 6, 2020.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:

  • Must have completed two-years of college level courses
  • Ability to create lesson plans
  • Be creative, energetic, innovative and resourceful
  • Ability to assume responsibility
  • Ability to motivate students
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good verbal and written skills
  • The willingness to be respectful of all types of diversity
  • Interest in and ability to work as part of a team

This position is scheduled Monday through Friday 7:30am – 4:00pm. Must be available to start work on May 26. Must also be available for travel to Knoxville, TN from May 30 – June 6.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a resume and cover letter to freedomschool@lifewisestl.org. In the subject line, please write “Servant Leader Intern.”

CDF Freedom School Peer Counselor (Temporary/Summer)

Program Description:
The CDF Freedom Schools® program is an educational and cultural enrichment program. Our program provides summer options for children where there are none and strengthens parent and community involvement in the year round achievement of children. We serve children ages 5 to 15 for six weeks and integrate reading, conflict resolution and social action in an activity-based curriculum to promote social, cultural and historical awareness.

Position Description:
LifeWise STL is searching for Peer Counselors who will assist Servant Leader Interns to deliver a summer reading enrichment program for children from kindergarten through eighth grade. Peer Counselors are responsible for guiding a classroom of approximately ten students to participate successfully in all aspect of the program for six weeks during the summer months.

Responsibilities:
• Assist in teaching or leading activities as needed or as assigned
• Assist in the set-up and break down his/her classroom space, including securing and organizing the appropriate materials.
• Collaborate with staff to establish and maintain a supportive and structured environment for the children entrusted to their care.
• Serve as a Harambee! Leader each day of program operation.
• Observe children’s behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures; apply appropriate behavior management techniques
• Attend all staff meetings as required
• Assist in enriching programming during
• Maintain good attendance and have reliable transportation
• Other job duties as assigned by supervisor
• LifeWise STL staff partner with individual and group volunteers, who provide over 25,000 service hours to the organization annually. As such, the successful employee will work collaboratively with organizational leadership, co-workers, volunteers and colleagues from within and outside the organization to deliver and support holistic, client-focused programming.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:
• Must be at least 16 years old
• Previous camp or childcare experience essential
• Be creative, energetic, innovative and resourceful
• Ability to assume responsibility
• Ability to motivate students
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Good verbal and written skills
• Ability to accept guidance and supervision
• The willingness to be respectful of all types of diversity
• Interest in and ability to work as part of a team

This position is scheduled Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. Must be available to start work on June 1, 2020. The last day will be July 24, 2020.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please click here to download application. Email completed application to Misti Johnson at freedomschool@lifewisestl.org or mail to LifeWise STL, Attn: Misti Johnson, 1321 S. 11th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104.

Early Childhood Center Assistant Teacher (Full-time or Part-time)

Position Description:

Provide care for children (ages 6 weeks to 5 years) while acting as a member of the teaching team.

Responsibilities:

  • Interact with children in a warm, positive and nurturing manner.
  • Assist Lead and Assistant Teachers in lesson planning, maintaining daily observations and daily communication with parents.
  • Follow opening and closing procedures, sharing the responsibilities for cleanliness and neatness of the classroom.
  • Carry out and assist with daily classroom procedures such as, medication distribution, diet plans, hand washing, bathroom/diapering, cleaning/sanitizing, etc.
  • Maintain a professional attitude at all times.
  • Demonstrate commitment to professional growth by attending and actively participating in all service trainings (min. of 12 hours per year required), conferences and staff meetings.
  • Scheduled hours may fluctuate, so flexibility is essential.
  • Follow all policies at LifeWise STL as stated in the Personnel Policy and Child Care Handbook.
  • LifeWise STL staff partner with individual and group volunteers, who provide over 25,000 service hours to the organization annually. As such, the successful employee will work collaboratively with organizational leadership, co-workers, volunteers and colleagues from within and outside the organization to deliver and support holistic, client-focused programming.

Qualifications:

  • CDA, AA, BA or advanced degree in any field or enrolled in a CDA, AA or BA program to be completed within 2 years
  • At least 3 credit hours in early childhood education or a related field
  • Experience in working with children in a group setting
  • Ability to maintain a positive and professional relationship with children and adults

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@lifewisestl.org. In the subject line, please write “Assistant Teacher.”