Burlington Schools District Office

Burlington Public Schools

Burlington, VT ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2805578
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : June 8, 2017

Job Description

Job Title:        Middle School Afterschool Youth Diversity Discussions Co-Facilitator

Supervised by:   Site Director

Supervision Responsibilities:   None

Fair Labor Hour Standards:   Non-exempt

Employment Status:     Non-union

Salary Level: Hourly,Negotiable Rate, based on experience
Approximate Hours per Week: 4-8hrs weekly

Location:                          Edmunds Middle School


JOB GOALS: The Youth Diversity Discussions Facilitator must enjoy working with middle school aged students. They are responsible for planning and implementing activities and social justice discussions regarding race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, and other intersecting identities for the Race Up! Club, as well as interacting with students and their families, working independently as well as with a team and creating an enriching, fun and safe environment that meets all school regulations. The Youth Diversity Discussions Facilitator must have a positive attitude and serve as a role model to participants in the program.



Staff Training – Potentially August 23th, 24th, 26th, 30th, 2017

First day of Homework Help (limited staff) – September 5th, 2017

First day of full Afterschool Schedule (full staff) – September 11th, 2017

Last day of Afterschool- June 6th, 2018



  • Afterschool Core Staff shall meet or exceed the following qualifications:
  1. be at least twenty two years of age
  2. have a bachelor’s degree or higher from a four-year higher education institution
  • Ability to work at least one day a week facilitating the Race Up! Club from 2:45 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday, Thursday, or 1:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
  • Ability to dedicate at least two hours of planning per week to develop impactful curriculum for the Race Up! Club
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with Co-Facilitator
  • Maintain high level of attendance, arriving on time, being ready to work, following protocol when absent
  • Ability to effectively manage challenging student behaviors
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent communication with parents, staff and coworkers
  • Ability to be flexible, take initiative and be open to feedback
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with all school-day and afterschool program staff members
  • Knowledge of safety principles and practices as they apply to group activities
  • Experience with direct interaction with students in teaching, care-giving or service delivery.
  • Experience working directly with diverse populations
  • Experience facilitating discussions and leading activities around social justice and diversity
  • Knowledge of a variety of group games and icebreakers
  • Comfortable in skills with various current events media formats and computer programs/apps including Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, iMovie, GoogleDocs, and social media platforms
  • Hold current first aid/CPR certification or willing to be trained
  • Enthusiastic, creative, innovative, flexible, imaginative, culturally competent and thoughtful, eager to engage and care for middle school-age youth
  • Ability to pass a criminal record and background check



  • Follow and enforce all program, department, and school rules and regulations
  • Based on interest and skill level, a person in this position may work independently and lead a group of up to 10-12 students through activities and discussions they plan or they may work collaboratively to plan and lead activities with other staff members, as directed by the site leader
  • Create creative marketing and recruiting materials and techniques for middle school students to encourage new and sustainable participation in the club
  • Submit weekly lesson plans to site director for approval and discussion
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and trainings as determined by supervisor
  • Engage students, assume leadership roles, offer constructive solutions/feedback, and take the initiative to resolve challenges
  • Clean up at the end of the day and use district facilities with care
  • Create and maintain safe spaces that are physically and emotionally safe that support our diverse student population.  Report any deficiencies in safety to site leader
  • Facilitate environments that foster youth leadership within program as appropriate
  • Demonstrate a high level of cultural competence and respond to challenging situations appropriately
  • Report all accidents and incidents occurring within jurisdiction to Site Directors and administer proper First Aid/CPR as required
  • Report all suspected incidents of abuse/neglect to site leader and follow guidelines for mandatory reporting
  • Participate in the program evaluation process
  • Accept constructive feedback from team and use the information to enhance/improve one's work
  • Maintain a positive attitude and working relationship with both students and colleagues
  • Maintain confidentiality of discussions, interactions and written reports
  • Seek and ask for help if needed
  • Respond to emails or phone calls within a reasonable amount of time
  • Report directly to Site Director
  • Perform other duties, as required



  • Possess the physical ability to transition quickly from one position to another to meet the needs and ensure the safety of each student
  • Frequent walking, lifting (both light and heavy), pushing, pulling, bending, twisting, reaching, grabbing, stooping, or other physical activities often in multilevel buildings, some without elevator access


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Position Type: Part-time

Welcome to Burlington Schools District Office!

Diversity Mission Statement
The Burlington School District recognizes and values the diversity of our students, staff and community. The District is committed to a culture of diversity that reflects the voices, perspectives and differences arising from our diverse community and the world. We believe that it is important for students to understand and appreciate human diversity, develop a capacity for cultural competence, and commit to encouraging inclusion in their future lives.

The District will adopt procedures and implement staff training intended to achieve a diverse and culturally competent school community, inclusive of diverse races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religious and spiritual beliefs, ages, and physical and learning abilities. The administration shall report to the Board annually on its progress, barriers and outcomes. Learn more about us...

Equal Opportunity Employer

Burlington School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Contact Information

  • Kathy Mathis , Human Resources Operations Manager
  • Burlington School District
  • 150 Colchester Ave.
  • Burlington, Vermont 05401
  • Phone: 802-864-2159
  • Fax: 802-540-3010
  • Email: click here

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