Seton Education Partners seeks a mission-driven, results-oriented individual to be the Special Project Coordinator of the Seton Teaching Fellows (STF) and 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, STF’s Director of Formation, 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 elementary and middle schools, in the classical tradition, that currently serve nearly 1,600 students from the Mott Haven and University Heights area and surrounding neighborhoods in the Bronx. We plan to grow our network from our five current campuses to eight over the next decade, reaching some 3,200 students in the Bronx. Brilla Public Charter Schools aims to empower their scholars and community through an innovative approach that combines co-teaching practices and blended learning, with core elements of a classical education – helping students know and appreciate Truth, Beauty, and Goodness. Brilla Public Charter Schools focus on teaching the whole child, instilling a deep sense of character through the Core Virtues of courage, justice, wisdom, and self-control, while setting a high bar for academic performance and teaching content that has withstood the test of time. Brilla’s commitment to holistic child development is paralleled with its commitment to creating a joyful community for families and staff. In order to achieve results for students, Brilla staff model the intellectual and social competencies Brilla Public Charter Schools desire for all of their scholars to become young men and women of good character and spirit, and to be prepared for excellence in high school, college and beyond.
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 Chief of Programs (COP), the Special Project Coordinator’s (SPC) primary responsibility is to manage logistics of the Chief of Program’s daily responsibilities and support the operations of the Seton Teaching Fellows and El Camino programs. The SPC’s role supports the coordination of both programs’ flourishing by closely collaborating with the Chief of Programs in outreach and development. The SPC 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
1+ years of experience in the adult formation and community management and/ or 1+ years of experience in relational ministry
1+ years of experience with operations and administration in a high-performing setting
B.S. or B.A. or equivalent
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 Chief of Programs to discuss deliverables
Collaborate with the STF Activation Lead & Liaison on Development and Communications initiatives
Creating communications templates for email, mail, and social media, on behalf of COP
Develop relationships with programs staff, schedule meetings as is appropriate on behalf of COP
Collaborate with Instructional Coaching Team to provide support for material creation and management for professional development sessions
Identify the best content COP can share more broadly on social media and in our newsletter
Provide Alumni Engagement Support by creating newsletters, ordering swag, drafting emails, social media support, event planning, etc.
Manage calendars, reservations, and other clerical support
Collaborate on current STF engagement initiatives
STF Formation & Community responsibilities:
Support in logistical organization and execution of STF Formation events such as retreats, talks, celebrations, etc.
Support the STF Formation Team in general administrative work
Maintain and initiate outreach with STF Formation stakeholders such as partner priests, religious orders, speakers, alumni, etc.
Maintain STF Program inventory
Assist with facilities management of the STF Program
With approval, restock/service workroom supplies as necessary
Welcome visitors and answer phones
Coordinate any special projects with the National Manager of STF Formation and Community
Calendar/ Task management of EC Programs
Communications to stakeholders
Meeting agenda prep, take notes, and Follow up on action items
Plan and execute EC/STF Events and gatherings
Special projects/ad hoc assignments
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.