Employment


Academic & Career Advocate

The Academic & Career Advocate (ACA) will be a vital member of our Teen Program team to meet the varied academic and career aspirations of our multicultural middle and high school-aged students. The goal of the position is to ensure all youth aging up through our programs are successful and supported as they pursue their chosen academic and career path.
A successful ACA will bring energy and know-how to their relationships with teens with the ability to tap into our community’s resources. Advising, program planning, and outreach will focus on self-discovery, job/internship skills, and help in navigating each step toward post high-school choices.

This position is a vital member of our Teen Program team responsible for meeting the varied academic and career aspirations of King Street Center’s multicultural middle and high school-aged students. The goal of the position is to ensure all youth aging up through our programs are successful and supported as they pursue their chosen academic and career path.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Advising Responsibilities

1. Build relationships with King Street Center youth. 2. Communicate with schools, teachers, and families to ensure life skills readiness and academic success  act as liaison for youth/family and school as needed. 3. Plan and implement activities for youth and families transitioning from middle school to high school to ensure smooth and successful transition. 4. Provide personalized academic support and if applicable, work on Personalized Learning Plans, course selection, goal setting, and organization for youth. 5. Provide access to resources aimed at improving academics including tutors, college prep activities, standardized test prep, etc. 6. Provide job, volunteer, and internship search support  including applying, interviewing, transportation, etc. 7. Whenever possible, connect individual students to career mentors in their field of choice.

Program Planning Responsibilities

1. Lead/participate in selected recreation and enrichment activities as an integral member of the Teen Program team. 2. Plan and implement year-round Career Club curriculum to expand upon existing Job Club/Lemonade Stand experience. 3. Plan and implement field trip experiences to enhance learning/exposure to opportunities. 4. Plan and implement hands-on skill-building and training both onsite and offsite with host sites/program partners.

Outreach Responsibilities

1. Conduct outreach at area high schools for increased recruitment and retention of high school-aged students in King Street Center’s programs. 2. Meet with fellow staff, program partners, school administrators, and teachers to better understand and meet the needs and expectations of high school students. 3. Participate in program partner meetings as a representative of King Street Center.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in education, social work, human services, or related field.

Experience:

Personal experience navigating local school/college/career pathway. Minimum of 2 years of experience working with teens in a group setting. Ability to – and proven success in – building relationships with multicultural teens.

Relationships and Roles:

Reports to the Teen Program Director. Supervises program volunteers. Interacts with youth, families, community, partner agencies, and schools.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Passion for youth development, sense of humor, and positive attitude. Knowledge of high school graduation expectations and resources available to youth in the Burlington community. Ability to work as part of a collaborative team with fellow staff, program partners, volunteers, and educators. Outgoing, go-getter attitude & willingness to step up and take initiative to launch a new program

The salary offered is $35,000 – $40,000 per year, medical and wellness benefits.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and contacts for 3 references to hr@kingstreetcenter.org.

Early Education Positions

King Street Center seeks a part-time Toddler Teaching Aide and a full-time Preschool Teaching Aide in our 5 STAR Head Start Affiliated Early Education Program. Bring your love for kids, flexibility, and patience to King Street Center’s powerhouse team of teachers. Our Toddler & Preschool day is 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

$15-$16 hour

King Street Center is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and looks forward to an inclusive hiring process. It encourages a broad range of applicants, including candidates from diverse backgrounds and cultures, particularly candidates of color, LGBTQ people, and/or candidates with lived experience that represent the communities we serve.

High School degree or equivalent required, at minimum. One year experience working with children in structured setting preferred.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and contacts for 3 references to hr@kingstreetcenter.org.


Afterschool & Teen Program Staff

King Street Center seeks a part-time staff to care for kids in our 5 STAR K-5th grade Afterschool Excellence Program and for middle & high school youth in our Teen Program. Love to play? Create? Tinker & cook? Program hours are 3 – 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday & full day during vacation weeks.

$15-$16 hour

King Street Center is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and looks forward to an inclusive hiring process. It encourages a broad range of applicants, including candidates from diverse backgrounds and cultures, particularly candidates of color, LGBTQ people, and/or candidates with lived experience that represent the communities we serve.

High School degree or equivalent required, at minimum. One year experience working with children in structured setting preferred.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and contacts for 3 references to hr@kingstreetcenter.org.


Executive Director

King Street Center in Burlington, Vermont seeks a bold leader who will connect deeply with its diverse community of youth and their families and work with them to center their needs and aspirations. This moment is one of generational change for King Street Center with the retirement of its executive director, Vicky Smith, after 14 years of dedicated and exemplary leadership. The board acknowledges her innovative contributions to help King Street grow into the caring and essential youth and family services provider it is today.

About King Street Center
King Street Center (KSC) celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2021. It is a collaborative and highly credible non-profit community organization that provides youth and families the core life-building skills necessary for a healthy, vibrant, and productive future. KSC is home to Head Start Toddler and Preschool programs, enrichment, and care for children pre-K– 5th grade, and a Teen Program that focuses on academic success, healthy lifestyle choices, and job readiness. It is known for its well-established mentoring program for children of all ages, designed to build friendships and broaden horizons. In 2015, KSC opened its doors to a bright, new building following a successful $5.1 million capital campaign. The Center serves approximately 120 children and teens each day.

Named after its location, KSC serves the downtown Burlington neighborhood, a city of approximately 45,000, and serves a majority BIPOC and multi-ethnic community including New Americans. King Street is an important pillar in the community and collaborates closely with the local schools, Sara Holbrook Center, Boys & Girls Club of Burlington, Vermont Refugee Resettlement, Association of Africans Living in Vermont, the Burlington YMCA, among many others.

King Street Center employs 22 staff, many long-standing, and is governed by a 15-member board of directors. The annual operating budget is $1.4 M. KSC is in a strong financial position attributable to a robust fundraising program, generous donor community, and strong fiscal oversight.

Opportunity
King Street Center plays a pivotal role in making our society a more equitable place where all people can thrive, and it does this, in part, by how it holds and models leadership. The new executive director will have the opportunity to lead the organization through a strategic planning process, creating a vision for
both organizational and programmatic priorities that support King Street Center’s diverse community and center equity and inclusion in all aspects of the organization’s mission.

The next executive director will determine how the organization will grow and evolve its programs and people to best serve the evolving needs of its youth and their families. Opportunities include continued development and growth of the Center’s talented leadership team; integration of DEI learning into the organization’s policies, practices and culture; expansion of the Center’s support for teens as they move from childhood into early adulthood; collaboration with peer organizations; maximizing the community’s use of the beautiful building; and aligning KSC’s management infrastructure, staff, and fundraising to accomplish these things.

The Ideal Candidate
King Street Center is looking for someone who will help articulate a vision for generational change at KSC, the skills and background to manage its commitment to equity, and who is enthusiastic about growing with the organization. While we recognize that candidates will not possess all the following qualities, ideal applicants will exemplify a number of these attributes, skills, and experiences:

A Visionary and Strategic Executive
● Passion for and commitment to the mission of KSC and child, youth, and family services
● Demonstrated ability to lead and execute a strategic organizational vision and plan
● Skilled at communicating and championing a common vision to leverage funding and
partnerships, locally and statewide
● Non-profit acumen in operations, management, and governance leadership at an organization of
KSC’s scale
● Public spokesperson with strong oral and written communication skills
● Political skills and savvy with an understanding and appreciation for small-town culture,
government, and policy development
An Authentic and Engaging Leader
● Present and accessible leader who motivates, coaches, appreciates, and respects staff
● A trust and confidence builder, both internally and externally, across a diverse group of
stakeholders
● Partner to the Board of Directors to expand its impact on behalf of the organization
● Decisive and highly developed risk management capabilities, with the courage to act on
opportunities

Deep Commitment to and Experience with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
● Proven champion of racial and social equity
● Demonstrated success in integrating social justice and equity principles into overall
organizational strategy
● Strong commitment to engaging and empowering communities, and understands the power
differentials and dynamics that are embedded within
● Committed to developing a welcoming, collaborative, diverse and inclusive work culture and
climate

Desired Credentials
● A minimum of seven years of senior leadership or equivalent experience
● Advanced education relevant to this position

Application Guidelines
Candidates must include a resume and a cover letter that describes how their qualifications and experience match the needs and mission of KSC. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send required documents to: https://eostransitions.applicantpool.com/jobs/

The salary range being offered is $95,000 – $110,000.
King Street Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and looks  forward to an inclusive hiring process. It encourages a broad range of applicants, including candidates from diverse backgrounds and cultures, particularly candidates of color, LGBTQ people, and/or candidates with lived experience that represent the communities KSC serves.

This executive search is being conducted by Eos Transition Partners consultant Nancy Jackson. All submissions will be acknowledged and are confidential, and any questions must be submitted to Nancy Jackson at: njackson@eostransitions.com.

The Search Committee is comprised of:

Elzy Wick, Co-Chair, Board Member

Eric Miller, Co-Chair, Board Member

Stacie Fagan, Board Chair

Anna Grady, Board Member

Luis Calderin, Board Member

Lule’ Aden, King Street Center Alumna, Community Partner


Why We Work at King Street Center

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We encourage applicants from a broad range of backgrounds, and welcome information about how your experience can contribute to serving our diverse client communities. Experience or commitment to working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic backgrounds. We consider it an asset for candidates to have an awareness of cultural norms and to speak languages(s) common among the population we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a discrimination – and harassment-free workplace.