San Mateo County Libraries – Big Lift Inspiring Summers Learning Facilitator

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • San Mateo
  • Salary: N/A

Website Big Lift- County Of San Mateo

San Mateo County Libraries is seeking individuals interested in make a difference in the lives of children and families. We will be hiring multiple vacancies for the position of Big Lift Inspiring Summers Learning Facilitator.

The Position: Learning Facilitators will be responsible for leading high-quality and connected learning experiences with children and collaborating with the other staff in a classroom environment for the Big Lift Summer Program. Learning Facilitators will establish and maintain an environment that embraces the growth mindset, actively facilitate open-ended, child directed projects, and look for every opportunity to embrace and incorporate youth creativity.

Summer Learning Camps: The camps serve children reading below grade level in areas where the majority of youth qualify for free or reduced lunch. Staff working intensively with enrolled youth will have the opportunity to make our community a stronger, healthier, and more equitable place. These summer learning experiences are a critical part of our County’s strategy of dramatically reducing the number of youth who cannot read on grade level, a problem that disproportionately affects youth of color and socioeconomically disadvantaged youth. Help us support youth in a summer program aimed to build confident youth who will have the benefit of high quality, cutting-edge learning experiences with caring and passionate adults.

Location: Big Lift Inspiring Summer Learning Facilitators will be assigned to work at one of seven learning camps with children who will be entering kindergarten, first, second, or third grade in the Fall. The camps are located in Daly City, East Palo Alto/Menlo Park, Half Moon Bay, Pescadero, Redwood City, San Bruno, and South San Francisco.

Schedule: This 6-week internship will begin with 7-8 days of required training and will then continue with a 4 week assignment in one of our learning camps. The 4-week camp assignment will either be part-time [20-25 hours per week, 4-5 hours per day Monday-Friday] or full-time [35-40 hours per week, 7-8 hours per day Monday-Friday].

Health and Safety: San Mateo County Libraries is a CDC compliant workplace. Guidelines have been developed to ensure the health and safety of our staff and students and will be updated as needed in accordance with county and state rules.

Salary: $23.11 – $33.00 Hourly

Qualifications

These positions are designed to support college-aged students, recent graduates, and paraprofessionals working in youth education.

Age Recruitment: must be 16 years or older

Education or Experience: Experience working with youth or a demonstrated interest in working with youth. Examples include experience coaching, tutoring, providing childcare and taking child development coursework. Experience in theater, arts, music, youth development, early childhood, social justice, science is also preferred.

Language: Bilingual in Spanish preferred, but not required

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • Enthusiastic about working with youth
  • Experience or aptitude with group management
  • Joyful attitude
  • Comfortable with or experience acting as a role model
  • Able to share a love of learning and sense of curiosity
  • Show leadership
  • Show initiative
  • Able to easily switch tasks when needed
  • Familiarity with conflict resolution strategies
  • Positive approach
  • Enthusiasm in helping to facilitate hands-on learning activities and physical activities
  • Knowledge of camp culture
  • Enjoys singing and dancing
  • Enjoys meeting new people and fostering relationships with youth
  • Eager to try new strategies and approaches

Application/Examination

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County’s website, you may click the “Apply” button above. If you are not on the County’s website, please go to www.smcgov.org/hr/jobs to apply.

~ Tentative Recruitment Schedule ~
Final Filing Date: Monday, May 23, 2022 11:59 PM PST

Interviews: Ongoing

For more information or questions, please contact the Big Lift Summers Coordinators at bigliftsummers@smcl.org.