Program Coordinator of YOLA at Camino Nuevo
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (CNCA) is a network of charter schools serving students across the PK-Post Secondary continuum in the Greater MacArthur Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Pueblo Nuevo Education Development Group (PN-EDG) is CNCA’s resource development and capacity building arm. PN-EDG invests in young people to foster personal transformation and generational social change. PN-EDG staff support and build capacity for CNCA schools in achieving their vision. The organizations are grounded in the beliefs that public education is a civil right and all students deserve an excellent education that will prepare them for success in life. At CNCA/PN-EDG, we recognize that lower income and immigrant communities often face institutional and cultural barriers that create impediments to students’ success, and that an excellent education must eliminate these barriers. We integrate a strong focus on progressive, research-based academics with a holistic, place-based approach to serving our students. Since opening its doors in 2001, CNCA has grown to 8 schools and nearly 3,500 students. Our goal is that by 2022, 2,000 CNCA graduates will be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and worldview necessary to be literate, critical thinkers and independent problem solvers. As a result of this success, 90% will have been accepted to, 80% will have attended and 60% will have graduated from a 4-year college within 6 years.
Organizational Leadership Capacities
We believe that every individual who works at Camino Nuevo Charter Academy must embody key mindsets and possess foundational skills to contribute to the organizational leadership of the organization.
• Commitment to and belief in CNCA’s mission and vision
• Belief in and embodiment the CNCA Anchors in all aspects of the work
• Commitment to the vision of a progressive, socially-just education and is able to inspire others towards that vision
• Solution orientation and belief in supporting others to be the same
• Commitment to an asset-based, capacity-building approach
• Commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
• Ability to support an inclusive, positive and high performing culture
• Ability to take ownership in the day-to-day and overall success of the organization
• Ability to think critically, use sound judgment and problem solve
• Ability to work independently and proactively and to seek support and guidance when appropriate
• Strong organizational and time management skills, with an ability to prioritize competing projects in a fast-paced, fluid environment
• Effective collaboration with individuals at all levels of the organization
• Respect, humility and discretion to work effectively with all stakeholders, including colleagues, CNCA families and members of the community
• Strong self-awareness and ability to reflect
Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) is the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s initiative to establish youth orchestras in underserved communities throughout Los Angeles, with YOLA at Camino Nuevo marking YOLA’s fourth youth orchestra endeavor. Through YOLA, the LA Phil and its community partners provide free instruments, intensive music training, and academic support to students from underserved neighborhoods, empowering them to become vital citizens, leaders, and agents of change. As a member of the Camino Nuevo Charter Academy & PN-EDG team, reporting directly to the Kayne Siart campus Principal, the Program Director will lead all aspects of the operation and future development of the YOLA at Camino Nuevo site, including oversight of a team of part-time faculty of teaching artist and a part-time Program Coordinator.
The YOLA Coordinator at Camino Nuevo, under the supervision of the YOLA Program Director, provides support and leadership for all YOLA at Camino Nuevo programming and events, aiding in the overall administration of the program. The coordinator is expected to have strong leadership, professional and administrative skills, and to be comfortable communicating with a wide range of constituencies including parents, students, and partner organizations.
Strategy and Vision Setting Responsibilities
Administrative Management and Compliance Responsibilities
· Bachelor Degree necessary;
· At least 2 years work experience
· Experience or commitment to working on a team as well as across teams
· A love for and knowledge of music (orchestral and/or choral)
· Bilingual in English and Spanish