Mile High 360 is an after-school college access program for underserved students in Denver Public Schools. Mile High 360 fosters academic, athletic, and personal growth for students from low-income families through a program that promotes development in academic, health & wellness, and life skills. Participants join the program in sixth grade and remain in the program through age 24, participating in over 425 hours of activities per year. Established in 2008, Mile High 360 is a 501c3 not-for-profit charitable organization and is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.milehigh360.org.
This is a unique and exciting opportunity to expand the Mile High 360 program in the context of a high-energy, team-oriented work environment. The successful candidate will bring a passion for inspiring, mentoring, and guiding youth as well as a detailed and creative approach to program planning and administration.
Working closely with the cycling coordinator, middle school academic coordinator, and program director, the Sixth Grade Coordinator will organize and implement a comprehensive cycling and academic program. The Sixth Grade Coordinator will ensure Mile High 360’s newest students develop long-term connections to the organization by engaging them in programming that supports the fundamentals of cycling and provides pathways for academic enrichment.
Experience working with youth in cycling, additional experience supporting students in an academic setting preferred.
Basic to intermediate bike mechanics skills.
Outstanding speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills, including adaptability, creativity, and initiative.
Strong commitment to relationship building.
Experience related to serving students from diverse communities.
Spanish speaking skills strongly preferred.
This is a 20 hour a week part time position beginning in August.
Please send a cover letter and resume to cycling director Kat Andrus at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sixth Grade Coordinator is accountable for the following:
Working under guidance of the cycling lead staff to implement the sixth grade cycling curriculum that supports the program’s core values and includes the following:
A bicycle safety program;
A bicycle maintenance program;
A bicycle riding program.
Working in collaboration with the cycling lead staff to support maintenance of cycling equipment inventory, including:
Maintenance of cycling equipment;
Organization of cycling related gear, ensuring that the necessary equipment is always on hand, is safe, and is clean.
Working under the guidance of academic lead staff to implement the sixth grade academic support program, specifically:
Implementation of an engaging and relevant project-based learning curriculum that is focused on writing skills and supports future learning and development.
Effective program support, including:
Co-planning with the cycling and middle school academic program coordinators;
Organizing sixth grade events and trips related to cycling events, outings, trainings;
Coordinating external summer opportunities with other program staff;
Assisting in community service projects and local field trips as needed.
Working with lead staff to support annual recruitment efforts through:
Participation in creation of recruitment plan for sixth grade students;
Organizing recruitment efforts, events, and materials for sixth grade students;
Communicating with students, parents, and teachers to support recruitment efforts.
Establishing strong relationships with Mile High360 stakeholders by:
Building robust relationships with students and their parents, teachers, volunteers, and mentors;
Communicating with teachers and students about issues related to learning and development.
Assisting in the planning and coordination of parent support/ parent outreach activities;
Displaying understanding and empathy with a range of community and staff stakeholders.
Working in collaboration with the cycling lead staff on student data collection, including:
Collecting data for cycling and fitness-related activities to engage students in:
Understanding their output;
Connecting to the broader cycling community;
Persistence relative to fitness goals.
Establish and maintain effective communication with students from diverse communities including Spanish-speaking families