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Program Assistant/ Tutor

Employer
LaAmistad, Inc.
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Salary
$13-$16 hour
Closing date
Mar 16, 2024

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Job Details

Do you believe in the power of education? LaAmistad is looking for applicants that exhibit our core values and want to impact the lives of Latino students and families.  We are seeking a Program Assistant/ Tutor to support our Afterschool Tutoring, and Parent Partnership programs for 10-18 hours per week. Preferred hours are Monday-Thursday, 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

LaAmistad’s Core Values

Kindness: “The ability to speak with love, listen with patience and act with compassion.”

Excellence: "Every touch, every time, no exceptions"

Passion: "You can't fake passion. The energy and devotion that comes from focusing on what excites you and transforms work into a joyful pursuit that drives every task forward."

Team Work: "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much"

Perseverance: “Grit, the raw endurance, hard work and passion that keeps you going despite obstacles.”

Responsibilities 

  • Assists in preparing, teaching, and evaluating assigned instructional courses
  • Develops supplemental teaching material and strategies to help students practice  
  • Support the Afterschool Teacher with on-site programming needs
  • Assists the staff with all communication to and from the parents in English and Spanish
  • Requires the physical mobility to sit or walk for moderate periods of time and to occasionally carry or lift objects weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Supports the collection and input of data for all programs
  • Effectively responds to stakeholder inquiries, questions, and comments
  • Prepares and distributes program documentation and details
  • Creates and/or updates class syllabi or other communications as needed
  • Performs other relevant duties as assigned
  • Requires the physical mobility to sit or walk for moderate periods of time and to occasionally carry or lift objects weighing up to 30 pounds
  • Must provide own Laptop
  • Reviewing classroom or curricula topics and assignments
  • Assisting students with homework, projects, test preparation, papers, research and other academic tasks
  • Working with students to help them understand key concepts, especially those learned in the classroom
  • Teaching skills to improve academic performance, including study strategies, note-taking skills and approaches to answering test questions
  • Demonstrating academic best practices for specific subjects and assignments, including research and writing tactics
  • Developing and distributing teaching materials to supplement classroom lessons, including study guides
  • Conducting practice tests to track progress, identify areas of improvement and help set goals for exam preparation
  • Providing students positive and constructive feedback
  • Offering feedback on progress to students’ parents and teachers where appropriate
  • Building meaningful connections with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Instructing students both in person and over video chat
  • Diagnosing student needs through active listening techniques and questioning strategies
  • Recognizing different learning styles and student preferences
  • Designing differentiated learning goals
  • Staying up to date with the school curriculum
  • Experience or skill effectively exchanging and understanding information, verbally or in writing.
  • Skill or experience teaching or instructing others, typically students in a classroom setting. May occur in person or via remote modes of communication.
  • Skill or experience providing customized assistance to students looking to improve comprehension of a particular subject. Implies specialized knowledge of the material being studied.
  • Knowledge of or experience with providing educational instruction and support to children and youth.
  • Skill or experience providing care and supervision for children while also providing them with educational development.
  • Experience interacting with children in a variety of roles, functions, and environments.
  • Experience working with students in an educational capacity, such as teaching or tutoring.

Qualifications

  • Bilingual native Spanish speaker preferred
  • Fluency in Spanish and English (writing, listening, and speaking)
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED. A bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  • Experience with parent coaching is preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues and dynamics within diverse families
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends as during parent/or community events
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications such as Word/Excel/PowerPoint
  • Must have own transportation and hold a valid driver’s license
  • Commitment to the program’s goals and mission

Desired Skills and Attributes 

  • Ability to confidently lead a group of adults or children
  • Strong organizational skills along with a sense for detail and follow-up 
  • Solution-orientated and able to problem-solve 
  • Excellence in communicating with diverse audiences 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines 
  • Proficiency troubleshooting common issues with Chromebook platform

Sponsorship is not available for this position.

**This position is temporary, part-time, and is for one school year.**

Company

Our Name
The words la amistad are Spanish for “the friendship”. At LaAmistad, friendships between students and staff, volunteers, and fellow students are cultivated every day. Their impact can last a lifetime.

Our Mission 
is to prepare Latino students and families for success through academic and life enrichment programs.

Our Vision
that Latino students and families achieve life-long self-sufficiency.

Company info
Website
Telephone
(404) 842-5873
Location
3434 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta
GA
30305
US

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