Join the Team
Thank you for your interest in Wide Angle. We are currently hiring for the following positions:
Workforce Development and High School Coordinator
How would you like to work for a company that is defined by its core values, diverse culture, and professional leadership? Through media arts education, Wide Angle Youth Media cultivates and amplifies the voices of Baltimore youth to engage audiences across generational, cultural, and social divides. Wide Angle programs inspire creativity and instill confidence in young people, empowering them with skills to navigate school, career, and life.
Position Status: Part-time exempt, at will
Location: Wide Angle Youth Media offices
Schedule: 25 hours week, M-Thur 2:30pm-7:30pm
Additional Dates: 2 Sunday afternoons/month, additional dates may be required for events and workshops
REPORTS TO: Director of Programs
START DATE: October 2018
RATE: $18-20/hr (Note: WAYM provides Paid Time Off for Part-time Staff)
Wide Angle is currently seeking an exceptional candidate for the role of Workforce Development and High School Coordinator to support Wide Angle Youth Media’s older youth as they navigate college and career pathways. The successful candidate will work directly to support the high school teaching staff and support youth producers and apprentices as they apply for college, build their portfolio and resume, and develop career goals. The candidate will oversee the tutoring program and assist with volunteer and youth recruitment. In addition, the candidate will work with the Middle School Coordinator to recruit youth for Wide Angle’s MediaWorks program in partnership with YouthWorks.
Wide Angle is a high-energy workplace that thrives with students, staff and non-profit partners. Each day is dynamic, comprising a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities as outlined below. This position is part-time with potential for full-time employment during the 2019-2020 school year.
Position Requirements and Responsibilities:
Provide 14 Wide Angle youth production and teaching apprentices with mentoring in career and college readiness, including scheduled check-ins to reach individualized benchmarks and goals.
Provide 15-20 Wide Angle alumni with short term supports such as interview preparation, resume writing, connections to wrap-around services, and resources for returning to college, navigating college transfers or vocational training programs annually.
Manage ongoing mentoring of 30 high school aged students and tracking academic progress, college application materials and career exploration as needed.
Oversee college and career readiness goals integration into high school classrooms, and work with Director of Programs and High School Lead Teachers to implement the annual Career and College Readiness Challenge.
Cultivate external internship placements and career pathway opportunities for alumni and youth who age out of programs.
Work alongside the Director of Programs to develop structures for bi-annual skill evaluations completed by high school teaching teams and those directly supervising apprentices.
Participate in mandatory training sessions when necessary.
Attend community outreach or trainings as required or to be a WAYM staff representative.
Maintain confidential information and track student participant paperwork entry into organizational database for over 30 youth.
Create a tracking system in partnership with the Middle School Coordinator to increase retention of students from middle school into high school and from high school into apprenticeship pathways.
Oversee the volunteer-run tutoring program and cultivate partnerships to provide daily tutoring availability M-Th in the subjects of math, science, and English for older youth.
Work with Fundraising staff as needed to craft language for grant applications, manage data collection needed grant report information, etc.
General WAYM staff requirements
This position requires staff member to provide Wide Angle with a phone number and email address that is checked Monday through Friday within 24 hours, and must reply to all calls and emails, unless otherwise stated. Occasionally a weekend phone or email exchange may be required.
If you are unable to attend work due to illness you must inform Wide Angle Youth Media NO LATER than 9:00 am of the work day. You MUST call the Wide Angle Office. If you are running late, you MUST call the Director of Programs or Executive Director before you are scheduled to be in the office.
Wide Angle Youth Media follows the Baltimore City Public Schools inclement weather policies. In the case of poor weather, you will receive notification from Wide Angle about working from home, 2 hour delays or cancelation of work.
Document high school and workforce development efforts to be shared on social media or for grant funding.
You are responsible for your transportation costs.
OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS - IS THIS JOB RIGHT FOR YOU?
• Have stellar interpersonal skills and enjoy being around young people?
• Thrive in a non-structured environment?
• Demonstrate initiative and community stewardship?
• Good at problem solving?
• Able to prioritize and multitask fluidly between assignments?
• Team oriented, yet self-directed and proactive?
• Aware of systemic imbalances that affect many youth in Baltimore?
• Able to communicate effectively to diverse groups of audiences?
• Committed to improving the lives of young people and Wide Angle’s mission?
• 2-4 years of experience working with youth
• Understanding of creative youth development
• Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Self-starter and adept at both working independently or collaboratively.
• Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills.
• Flexibility to adjust priorities to meet deadlines, juggle assignments, and work in a dynamic environment.
• Exceptional interpersonal skills for collaborating with or leading staff and external partners.
Experience with case-management and a media arts background is preferred.
HOW TO APPLY
All WAYM hiring is contingent upon successful state and federal background check clearance. To apply, email your resume and cover letter, along with a writing sample, to email@example.com. Include your name and position in the email subject line (ie: Joe Doe: Workforce Development and High school Coordinator Application). Interviews for qualified applicants will begin on a rolling basis before the deadline, with October 20, 2018 as the last day to apply.
This part-time hourly position offers a starting hourly rate of $18-$20/hr. In addition to a positive organizational culture, our part-time benefits package for this position includes:
•Paid Time Off (PTO)
•Paid Professional Development Opportunities
Wide Angle Youth Media is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or handicap, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, citizenship status, service member status, genetic information, union affiliation or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Wide Angle is an E-Verify employer.
FALL LEAD & ASSIST VIDEO INSTRUCTORS
Wide Angle Youth Media is currently hiring an outgoing and team-oriented Lead and Assist Instructors for our high school and middle school programs. Wide Angle Youth Media is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides Baltimore youth with media education to tell their own stories and become engaged with their communities. Our programs occur during the school year in various sites including our Howard St location as well as Enoch Pratt Free Libraries. Programs typically fall between the hours of M-Th 3pm-7:30pm. Pay is $15-$18/hour (for all hours worked, including planning, preparation and contact hours).
In addition to facilitating the workshop, the LEAD/ ASSIST INSTRUCTORS are responsible for the following:
Working with students to produce and complete final projects. Projects will be shared at the end of the semester in a closing ceremony for students and families.
Post-production work will be required.
Reviewing curriculum and communicating with the Assistant/Lead Instructor and Director of Programs before and after each class.
Oversee the Food Program by serving food to students and keeping track of reporting paperwork as necessary.
Participating in planning meetings prior to program to discuss classroom projects, curriculum and program protocol with the Director of Programs and other teaching staff.
Assisting with field trips and a closing ceremony event as needed.
Completing daily reports after each class, keeping track of attendance and paperwork, and other administrative tasks as assigned.
The following skills are required for the LEAD/ASSIST INSTRUCTOR position:
Advanced experience in one or more fields: VIDEO (all aspects of video production, editing in Adobe Premier, with experience in both narrative and documentary).
Previous experience facilitating/teaching K-12 aged youth. Preference will be given to instructors/media makers with a strong structural/race equity lens.
Ability to communicate effectively with staff, parents, young people, volunteers, and community groups.
Familiarity with basic computer operations: email, word-processing, spreadsheets, and basic graphics.
Enthusiasm and passion for mentoring others and making change in communities.
Reliable transportation is required for this position.
How to apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a link to your online media via the assigned locations on this Google form by September 1, 2018. Acceptance of positions offered to applicants of Wide Angle Media is contingent upon fingerprinted background check.
Wide Angle staff engage in ongoing Anti-Oppression/Anti-Racism (ARAO) trainings to improve understanding of related issues and their impact on our students and their communities.
Wide Angle Youth Media is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or handicap, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, citizenship status, service member status, genetic information, union affiliation or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.