BASIC FUNCTION: The African American Female Excellence Facilitator is responsible for planning and delivering the AAFE curriculum and coursework and providing an educational atmosphere where African American female students have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and psychological growth. The successful candidate is responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program that will result in students achieving academic success in accordance with the school site's instructional goals, and OUSD's instructional and strategic plans.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Incumbent may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with this classification, but are intended to accurately reflect the principal job elements.
- Building trust with students and fostering relationships and connections with students and families from which the facilitator can connect academics to students' life experiences and cultural background and recognize and interrupt student behaviors that may hinder success.
- Effectively facilitate each student's achievement of the program's seven outcomes: (1) become a lifelong learner, (2) increase the positive identity awareness of being an African American female, (3) successfully navigate school, ( 4) improve writing skills, (5) improve organizational skills, (6) increase emotional intelligence (EQ), and (7) increase connectedness to school.
- Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs.
- Maintain effective and efficient record keeping procedures.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and other professionals on a regular basis.
- Collaborate with peers to enhance the instructional environment.
- Model professional and ethical standards and maintain cooperative working relations with students, parents, peers, and community.
- Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, and coordinating responsibilities.
- Continue mentoring of students in subsequent years that is intended to supplement school counseling services, not supplant.
- Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.
The District determines whether a candidate is qualified based on fulfillment of prerequisites, relevant work experience, ability to perform the essential functions, reference checks, effective interpersonal and communication skills demonstrated by interview performance and/or writing samples, and achievement on performance-based assessments (if applicable) that demonstrate the candidate possesses the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting prerequisites only satisfies the initial screening process and does not indicate the candidate is qualified to perform the essential functions of the position.
- Demonstrated competence in managing and responding to situations of race-based conflict and aggression
- Demonstrated ability to establish relationships of trust and respect with African American female youth
- Culturally competent matters related to African American females entering and continuing through higher education programs
- Numerous, proven, successful instructional practices that support African American female achievement
- Applicable federal, state, and District codes, regulations, policies and procedures governing work scope
- Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, and punctuation
- Computer software, hardware, and related technology
- Perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation
- Motivate students to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for subject matter, in accordance with each student's ability
- Work independently with little direct supervision and as part of a team
- Accept responsibility and is self-motivated
- Instruct and assess a diverse student population with a variety of learning modalities and instructional levels
- Participate in approved professional development
- Maintain punctual and regular attendance
- Clearly articulate and implement a vision and a set of core values and beliefs that include a high level of success for all African American females
- Commit to supporting and helping to implement the District's voluntary resolution plan to eliminate the practices that have led to patterns of inequity for African American students
- Any combination of education, training and/or experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
- Three (3) years of experience in mentoring, advocacy, community service and/or social work with African American female teenagers relating to race or gender inequities within disenfranchised groups, or related field work, strongly preferred
- Experience in teaching strategies to recognize and understand institutionalized racism specifically as directed toward African American female youth, strongly preferred
- Experience in modeling and teaching anger management and productive communication strategies to African American female youth
- Valid California Teaching Credential or willingness to work toward a valid credential (work experience may allow a candidate to qualify for a California Career Technical Credential)
Employment eligibility will include fingerprints, tuberculosis and/or other employment clearance
Office and diverse school site environments; driving a vehicle to conduct work; fast-paced work; constant interruptions
Consistent mental alertness; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects up to 30 pounds, occasionally 30+ pounds; bending and twisting at the waist, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; dexterity of both hands and fingers while performing duties; seeing to read, write and use the computer; hearing and speaking to exchange information, in person or on the telephone, and make presentations.
The Oakland Unified School District does not discriminate in any program, activity, or in employment on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, sex, or sexual orientation.
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