Physical Education Specialist & Middle School Mentor (Boys) Job Opportunity!

Title: Physical Education Specialist
Employment Status: Part-Time Year Long
Reports to: Program Director
Organizational Background:
Banyan Community is a Christian Community Development Organization that builds relationships and improves the lives of both youth and adults living in the Phillips neighborhood of South Minneapolis. Our programs are divided into three strategies: Develop Youth, Strengthen Families and Create Community.
Banyan has over fifteen years of experience in providing educational support for youth and families. Banyan functions as a community anchor as it helps families and children access resources and develops community. Academic and developmental asset building programs are provided for youth ages kindergarten through college.
Required Qualifications:
– Able to work independently and with a team to take responsibility for a group of 20-30 elementary youth.
– Previous experience working with elementary youth.
– Previous experience working/living in an urban setting.
– Must be an active person; able to lift and carry 20Ibs up and down stairs, comfortable running or swimming as part of youth activities.
– Able to communicate effectively and interact respectfully with diverse groups of people.
– 21 years old or older, a valid MN driver’s license and a good driving record.
Job Responsibilities:
– Work with full-time Elementary Specialist to plan and lead weekly activities for K-5th Grade youth in Banyan’s After School Program.
– Leads and coordinates activities primarily in a gym setting.
– Assist staff with the preparation and distribution of a healthy snack, and clean up after programs.
– Build trust-based relationships with youth and help communicate with families during programs.
– Provide individual and group homework support for diverse learners in grades K-5 as needed.
– Drive 15-passenger van to drop-off students after programs.
– Meet with Banyan Supervisor and Elementary Specialist on a regular basis to: offer constructive feedback on programs, discern and work toward areas of ongoing personal growth and professional development, learn Banyan’s community development model, and learn best practices in community youth development.
– Special Consideration for applicants that possess a teaching license or a degree in a related field.
– Part-Time hourly wage (DOQ)
– Non-exempt employee, No benefits
– Must complete background check
– 20 hours a week
– 5 Days a week, Monday- Friday 2:45-6:45pm
– September 2013 – May 2014
– Paid Staff Development
– Required Staff Trainings (dates TBD)
To receive an application contact Sam Olson (Program Director)