Pedrozzi Young Scholars Program Coordinator 

Job Overview: Coordinate all aspects of the Pedrozzi Young Scholars program. Upon enrollment at the end of 5th grade, select students will be honored and recognized for their academic achievement. The goal is to host 3 to 4 PYS events, in addition to the recognition and enrollment events, and at least one parent engagement event each year. Events may be in conjunction with other community events such as Science on Saturday. Contact with students and families to occur regularly between events to encourage participation in other district and community enrichment events, such as Expanding Your Horizons (female PYS) and Pathways to a Brighter Future. The Pedrozzi Young Scholars Program Coordinator reports to the Pedrozzi Foundation Executive Director; the program steering committee will provide additional guidance and oversight.

Background: In 2016, the Pedrozzi Foundation launched the Pedrozzi Young Scholars Pilot Program. The goal of the program is to support and encourage high-achieving students, many of whom may be first-in-family to attend college, while in 6th – 12th grade to ensure that they are academically ready to attend college upon high school graduation. During the three-year pilot program, students from Marylin Avenue Elementary School who earned placement on the Principal Honor Roll at the completion of 5th-grade will be invited to enroll in the program. There is no cost for students to participate in the program.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Establish, maintain and cultivate cooperative relationships with school district, community and families to support program goals and objectives;
• Enroll students in the program;
• Schedule speakers, tours and activities, and coordinate and host a variety of activities and events;
• Track student academic performance and communicate with school administrators and staff as appropriate;
• Develop promotional materials for program and activities targeted to students and/or parents;
• Develop and implement a student tracking system;
• Publicize and market the program’s activities to stakeholders;
• Maintain calendar and schedule for programs and activities;
• Maintain program budget;
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and previous experience in outreach and program development or an equivalent combination of education and experience which indicates possession of knowledge and skills required.

Desirable Qualification: Bilingual in Spanish

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of planning and implementing programs and activities; public education environments and general policies and procedures; sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds of students and their families; modern office procedures and computer equipment.

Skills in: Ability to work and interact with diverse students in various settings; strong planning, communication and organizational skills; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to establish collaborative relationships with Board, school district personnel and parents; ability to organize information and prepare reports using computer programs; ability to manage multiple tasks and duties.

Hours and Compensation:
• 10 hours per week on average; 40-45 weeks per year
• Non-benefitted position except for paid sick leave per Foundation policy.
• Hourly compensation rate based on education, experience, skills and certifications.

How to Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to jobs@PedrozziFoundation.org by July 28, 2017.

About the Pedrozzi Foundation
The Pedrozzi Foundation, located in Livermore, CA, provides college and vocational scholarships and other support and resources to Livermore students. We believe that all students deserve the chance to pursue their educational and career goals and that the lack of finances or information should not be a barrier. Every day we create an impact by helping our students achieve their dreams. The Foundation was established by Mario Pedrozzi, a Livermore businessman, who left his estate as a gift to the community. Other community members are continuing Mr. Pedrozzi’s legacy by generously donating to this unique and high-impact community organization. Learn more at Pedrozzi.org.