Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3715209 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: November 4, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Middle School After School Girls Group Facilitators

Job Goal: Change the Tune looks to reimagine the student experience through experiential, trauma informed, project-based multidisciplinary after school workshops. These workshops empower and inspire girls to build self-esteem and friendships while participating in multidisciplinary arts based programs. Programming will culminate with a design challenge where students apply their knowledge to create sustainable social enterprise models that will benefit their local community. Change the Tune will provide training, ongoing coaching and curriculum to enthusiastic SPS staff members who hope to make a positive impact on the lives of middle school girls for the 2021-2022 school year.

The role of the Change the Tune Girls Group Facilitator is to work collaboratively with Change the Tune Founder Charli Kemp, who will provide professional development, ongoing coaching, and curriculum to facilitators. They will also work closely with Out of School Time Director Heather McCormack and Director for Equity and Excellence Dr. Jessica Boston Davis who will provide regular support to program sites.

The ideal facilitator will have a passion for equity and justice, will have experience supporting girls in grades 5-8, and be a current SPS staff member. Preference is given to a current SEU Unit A staff member. Staff with counseling experience are especially encouraged to apply.
?Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, especially when having conversations about equity, inequities, race, and gender
?Deep belief in the mission of high levels of achievement for all students, regardless of race, social class, ethnicity, culture, disability or language proficiency.
?Deep understanding in the advancement of cultural proficiency, equity, diversity, and inclusion in classroom and school environments
?Commitment to continuous learning by engaging in coaching sessions and check-ins
?Facilitate Group after school 2 days per week for 60-90 minutes using outlined curriculum and the needs identified by the group.
?Support girls in completing 3-4 projects over the course of the program.
?Attend 2 3-hour virtual Professional development trainings in 2021 and 1-2 additional training in 2022 for a total of 9-12 PD hours
?Attend regular coaching sessions with Charli Kemp – approx. 4 hours
?Occasional check ins with the OST Director and the Director for Equity and Excellence
?Be available to provide programming for a total of 18 weeks from January to June for a total of 36 sessions

Terms of Employment:

Yearly Appointment

Schedule:November 2021-June 2022
Out of Regular/School hours

Salary: $27 per hour worked / 72 to 86 works hours

Position Reports to: OST Director

•Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.
•Please do not mail or email resumes. Only resumes that are submitted through School Spring will be considered.

The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

Position Type: After school/Evening
Positions Available: 6

Welcome to Somerville Public Schools!

Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools. Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University.

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Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Heather McCormack, OST Director
    8 Bonair St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600