MpowR Club Program Assistant


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

2350-51 Elm StreetForest Grove, OR 97116

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About

Purpose and Impact: Bienestar aims to build housing, hope and futures for the well-being of working families in the Hillsboro and Forest Grove area. A major focus of our resident services program is improving educational achievement for students living in our affordable housing properties. As Bienestar’s MpowR Club Program Assistant, you’ll have the opportunity to work closely with students in grades K-6 and increase their academic potential, with a specific focus on the subjects of math and reading. Working directly with young students over the course of a full academic year, you’ll help to build them a foundation for a lifetime of educational success.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
Under the direction of Bienestar staff, the MpowR Club Program Assistant will:

  • Provide tutoring assistance with homework from all school subjects
  • Promote literacy skills through weekly reading activities
  • Lead hands-on group educational activities and crafts
  • Assist in managing a classroom of 15-24 students

Required Skills:

  • Prior experience working with youth
  • Interest in education, Spanish or a related field
  • Ability to teach students of different backgrounds and ability levels
  • Effective organizational and communication skills

Desired Skills:

  • Prior tutoring experience
  • Knowledge of Spanish is helpful, but not required

Time Commitment: The MpowR Club meets for a total of eight hours each week from Monday through Thursday. Program Assistants are asked to remain an extra 30 minutes after each session to record progress notes for the students. Including the extra half hour per session, a commitment of 5 hours per week is preferred.

Site and Supervision: MpowR Club Program Assistants report to Maria Hidalgo, Bienestar’s Youth Education Manager. Between 15 and 24 students may be enrolled in the program at each of the following locations:

Elm Park (Meets Monday and Wednesday, 3-5:30 p.m.)
2350-51 Elm Street
Forest Grove, OR 97116

Juniper Gardens (Meets Tuesday and Thursday, 3-5:30 p.m.)
2718 Juniper Street
Forest Grove, OR 97116

Volunteer Benefits: MpowR Club Program Assistants will gain valuable experience working with young students in grades K-6, particularly classroom management and tutoring skills. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to build Spanish language skills with native speakers. This position is an excellent opportunity for teachers or anyone considering a career in nonprofit work, youth advocacy, or education.

Skills

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • General Education
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Up to eight hours/week. Semester or full-year.
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