El Camino Program Leader – Middle School
About Seton Education Partners
Seton Education Partners seeks a mission-driven, results-oriented individual to be Campus Program Leader of the El Camino (EC) Extended Day programs. We are looking for a resourceful, organized, and highly efficient team member to support both the Chief of Programs and EC’s Senior Director.
Co-founded in 2009 by KIPP pioneer Scott W. Hamilton and Teach for America alumna Stephanie Saroki de García, Seton Education Partners is a response to the dramatic decline of urban Catholic schools in America, which have served the economically disadvantaged so well for decades. In 2013, amidst the shuttering of 60+ urban Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York, Seton launched Brilla College Prep Public Charter School in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx. Brilla, which means “shine” in Spanish, has achieved academic results that parallel the nation’s most acclaimed high-poverty schools. Alongside Brilla, Seton launched El Camino, an optional, privately funded after-school Catholic faith formation program. In only eight years, over 160 children have been baptized through their participation in El Camino. Seton is working to take these remarkable achievements to scale by managing a network of schools and programs that ensure that thousands of underserved children whose Catholic schools close—and other local children—have access to an academically excellent, character-building, and, for those who choose it, faith-nurturing education. This network is a national model for how other cities facing the shuttering of Catholic schools can continue to serve children and families with limited educational options. For more information on Seton Education Partners, please visit www.SetonPartners.org.
About the Brilla Schools Network
Brilla Public Charter Schools is a network of K-8th grade schools that currently serves nearly 1,600 students from Mott Haven, University Heights and other neighborhoods in the Bronx. The network plans to grow from a current four elementary and one middle school to five elementary and five middle schools educating some 4,000 students in the Bronx and Paterson, NJ. Core to our mission is that our students become young men and women of good character and spirit and be prepared for excellence in high school, college, and beyond. Brilla combines a classical approach to education — an emphasis on virtue formation, Truth, Beauty, and Goodness, and direct instruction of a content-rich curriculum that has stood the test of time — with co-teaching practices and individualized online learning. We approach the formation of our students holistically and also set high academic expectations. Ours is a joyful community that honors the dignity of each student, family member and staff.
About El Camino
El Camino, which means “The Way” in Spanish, is an optional, privately funded Catholic after-school faith formation program for underserved children and families. El Camino helps children, their families, and their catechists to know, love, and serve Christ and His Church; develop the habits, dispositions, and beliefs that are indispensable to human flourishing and happiness; and live as disciples in this world and saints in the next. El Camino honors the teaching authority of the Catholic Church.
El Camino currently serves more than 500 kindergartens through eight-grade children for 90 minutes a day, Monday through Thursday. Children receive homework help from experienced teachers, a nutritious snack, and 30 minutes each of catechism and physical fitness. Additionally, children and families have opportunities for shared and personal prayer and character formation. This video provides a snapshot of El Camino.
About the Position
Reporting to the Senior Director of El Camino (SDEC) and/or Chief of Programs, the El Camino Program Leader’s (CPL) primary responsibility is to manage the El Camino (EC) program and supervise the Seton Teaching Fellows (STF) at their designated service site (Brilla). This position is responsible for handling the logistics of the partnership between the programs (STF & EC) and Brilla. The CPL’s role supports the coordination of both programs’ flourishing by closely collaborating with the Brilla Schools admin in outreach and development. The CPL will be an important stakeholder navigating crucial communications, event planning, clerical management, and networking across the STF and EC programs.
Qualifications and Desired Characteristics
- Candidates for the position must possess the following personal characteristics:
- Unquestioned integrity and commitment to Seton’s mission and values
- Personal responsibility with humility
- A relentless drive for excellence
- A strong belief that all children can achieve both moral and academic excellence
- An unwavering determination to be better today than you were yesterday
The ideal candidate will bring experience, skills, and beliefs in the following areas:
- Living as a faith-filled and practicing Catholic who understands and honors the teachings of the Catholic Church and is passionate about sharing the Catholic faith
- Ability to adapt in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment
- Optimism, perseverance, and a results-oriented focus on problem-solving
- Ability to self-direct and prioritize competing goals
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with keen attention to detail
- Successful experience supporting personnel in an organizational setting
- Successful experience supporting the implementation and execution of event planning
- Successful experience supporting the growth of networking, communications, and development with relevant professional partners
- 2-5 years of experience in management in a school setting and/or community based organization
- Ability to organize and analyze data.
- 1+ years of experience with operations and administration in a high-performing setting
- B.S. or B.A. or equivalent
- Ability to arrange for light travel throughout the year
- Bilingual (English and Spanish)
- Experience optimizing social media
- Experience optimizing qualitative data
- Familiarity with Google platforms and Excel
Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Weekly Check-ins with Senior Director of EC and/or Chief of Programs to discuss deliverables
- Develop relationships with network and school based staff
- Collaborate with Instructional Coaching Team to provide support for STF development
- Contribute to STF teacher formation through observation, critical feedback, and mentoring in regard to classroom management and teaching best practices
- Curriculum and Instruction support: Improve partnership and support fellows development
- Collaborate on current STF engagement initiatives
El Camino responsibilities:
- Manage the day to day operations of the program
- Prepare and organize program logistics
- Onboard EC staff before programming begins
- Plan and execute EC Events and gatherings
- Provide support and hold Fellows and EC staff accountable for meeting program and professional expectations
- Facilitate regular bi-weekly check ins with STF’s and all EC Staff
- Daily/ weekly/ monthly program walkthroughs
- Make and enforce disciplinary decisions
- Communicate proactively, uphold expectations, and maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders (parents, teachers, children, school leaders)
- Attend Campus Meetings as deemed necessary by the SDEC or COP
- Assist in any other tasks and special projects as needed by the SDEC or COP
Diversity & Inclusivity
We are building an organization in which talented individuals from all walks of life and past work experiences can join our team and make significant contributions. We are particularly committed to attracting and developing individuals who share the life experiences or backgrounds of the students we will serve.
Seton Education Partners provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees.