Puentes de Salud

Pt-time Project Coordinator, Puentes a las Artes/Bridges to the Arts

Posted on October 2, 2017

The Barnes Foundation and Puentes de Salud are partners in the launch of Puentes a las Artes/Bridges to the Arts, a pilot project which will support PreK ELL/ESL children, ages 3-4 from South Philadelphia’s Latino immigrant community. The Project objective is to develop early cognitive, linguistic, and visual literacy skills through an art-based curriculum and museum access. This project will include bi-literacy afterschool instruction, museum and community-based workshops, and programming to engage families/caregivers as children’s first and most important teachers.

Primary Function: Part-time Project Coordinator position provides a groundbreaking opportunity to work and learn at the intersection of education, arts/culture, and social justice. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day site coordination and relationship building with PreK children ages 3-4, their families and teaching artists, to ensure smooth participation in the Barnes/Puentes grant-funded initiative, Bridges to the Arts / Puentes a las Artes. This includes school and community site logistics, family/child registrations and attendance, coordination of multi-site staff, and student/family support. This position will work with project team leaders to build strong connection between Southwark Elementary School, Puentes de Salud, and the Barnes Foundation. This position is part-time hourly, and averages 15hrs/wk. Coordinator must be available 12:30-5:30 Tuesdays, Thursdays, and one to two Saturdays per month during the academic year. Project Team Meetings occur once per week, time to be determined.

Flexible schedule when school is not in session.

Education/Training/Experience:
• Open to a third-year undergraduate student or higher, in addition to graduate students and others seeking part-time work.
• Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) Spanish fluency required, native speaker preferred
• Candidates must be able to work independently and have excellent interpersonal skills for leading and managing teams.
• Must be proficient with all Google drive suites and applications
• Experience working with PreK-aged children and families
• Strong written and oral communications

As a representative of a pilot partnership of The Barnes Foundation and Puentes de Salud, all comments,
attitudes, actions, and behaviors have a direct effect on the Partnership’s image and perceptions of quality service. Interaction with participants, volunteers, co-workers, supervisors, vendors, researchers, donors and other employees must be friendly, supportive, courteous, respectful, honest, cooperative and professional. This behavior will promote an atmosphere of teamwork congruent to our values, vision and strategic objectives.

Interested candidates: Send resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to: alexandra.wolkoff@puentesdesalud.org


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