The BELL Foundation Inc Per Diem Trainer in Boston, Massachusetts
Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL) is the largest evidence-based summer learning provider in the United States and a national leader in PK-8th grade out-of-school education. Founded in 1992, BELL closes the achievement gap in underserved communities through its partnerships with schools, school districts, and other youth-serving organizations to reach 15,000 students annually across the country.
BELL partners design and deploy holistic, scalable summer and afterschool learning experiences utilizing BELL comprehensive, evidence-based out-of-school-time education solution. Refined and replicated for over 25 years, BELL -powered programs blend rigorous literacy and math instruction with hands-on enrichment, social, emotional development, and community engagement.
BELL strives to make a difference in the lives of children—called BELL scholars—along with their families and teachers. Standardized tests indicate that BELL scholars consistently gain the equivalent of two months of classroom instruction in literacy and three months in math skills during the summer program. BELL ‘s summer programs help prevent summer slide, which reverses achievement gains students make during the school year. In addition to academic benefits, BELL scholars experience increases in self-confidence and expectations for the future.
Position Impact on the Organization
BELL partners with organizations nationwide who aspire to create opportunity for scholars through implementation of BELL summer and after school solutions. We believe that professional development of staff is a key to the successful implementation of any solution and have developed a comprehensive series of professional development modules to support our partners. The BELL Per Diem Trainers will support the planning and delivery of these modules to partner leaders and staff.
The BELL Per Diem Trainers will support partner satisfaction and effectiveness through the excellent delivery of pre-developed training modules to partners implementing BELL summer and after school solutions at sites across the US. The modules may be delivered to program leaders and/or site staff in remote and in person settings. The content categories for training will include: Curriculum & Instruction, Evaluation, Culture & Climate, Family Engagement, Program Administration and Scholar Management. Training on all modules will be provided and trainers are expected to develop a sufficient expertise in all modules.
Per Diem Trainers will partner closely with the BELL Professional Development & Quality team in order to develop expertise in all content modules and with BELL Partner Impact Leads to understand the specific needs of partners they are training. Per Diem Trainers will be assigned to support various partners based on a variety of factors including geography and the specific needs of an individual partner. In addition to participating in a comprehensive training, Per Diem Trainer assignments will range from facilitation of brief 60-90 minutes webinars up to and including multi day in person training on site with Partners.
Per Diem Trainers will receive feedback on their training sessions from partners via feedback surveys administered at the end of each training experience. Per Diem Trainers will be expected to serve as representatives of BELL during training and exhibit the organizational values. Per Diem Trainers will be supervised and supported by a BELL staff member.
Committed to making an impact in the lives of people that BELL serves and building the capability for partners to deliver high-quality programs. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required for this position, with direct experience in K-8 education. We seek BELL Summer 2019 Pier Diem Trainers that have experience in instructional best practices, classroom teaching and professional development delivery. District or school administration experience is a plus.
In addition to having educational experience, applicants should have:
Excellent written and oral communication skills, customer service and relationship building at all levels within the school system; strong influencer and collaborator
Ability to manage time effectively, adjust on the fly, be flexible, and able to adapt to the immediate or unforeseen challenges
Experience working with adult learners, training teachers. Knowledgeable in instructional design and adult learning principles
A strong team player and committed to ‘doing what it takes’ to help your colleagues
Able to excel in a virtual work environment—knowing how to self-manage and leverage collaboration tools effectively
Technologically savvy; Basic computer skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and online tools
Willing to travel on weekends and evenings
Note: Certain assignments may require driving and/or traveling with training materials including printed curriculum materials.
‘Oh the places you’ll go’ …
BELL is committed to creating amazing experiences for its employees—believing that an employee’s satisfaction directly reflects on their ability to make a difference in the lives of BELL Scholars and those who serve them. We endeavor to consistently and thoughtfully ensure every employee knows the expectations of his/her role, including how his/her successful performance impacts our mission, and the future growth and development opportunities available at BELL.
‘Oh the places you can go’ as together we fulfill our mission to transform the academic achievements, self-confidence, and life trajectories of children living in under-resourced communities.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.