Academic and Career Advocate

Position Description

This new position will be a vital member of our Teen Program team to meet 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.
The full-time Academic and Career Advocate will report to the Teen Program Director. Primary working hours will be in afternoon and evening with occasional weekend workshops/meetings.
Key Responsibilities:
Advising Responsibilities:
  • Build relationships with King Street Center youth. A large proportion of the population we serve is from the new American community.
  • Communicate with schools, teachers, and families to ensure life skills readiness and academic success act as liaison for youth/family and school as needed.
  • Plan and implement activities for youth and families transitioning from middle school to high school to ensure smooth and successful transition.
  • Provide personalized academic support and if applicable, work on Personalized Learning Plans, course selection, goal setting, and organization for youth.
  • Provide access to resources aimed at improving academics including tutors, college prep activities, standardized test prep, etc.
  • Provide job, volunteer, and internship search support including applying, interviewing, transportation, etc. 
  • Whenever possible, connect individual students to career mentors in their field of choice.
Program Planning Responsibilities:
  • Lead/participate in selected recreation and enrichment activities as an integral member of the Teen Program team.
  • Plan and implement year-round Career Club curriculum to expand upon existing Job Club/Lemonade Stand experience.  
  • Plan and implement field trip experiences to enhance learning/exposure to opportunities.
  • Plan and implement hands-on skill-building and training both onsite and offsite with host sites/program partners.  
Outreach Responsibilities:
  • Conduct outreach at area high schools for increased recruitment and retention of high school-aged students in King Street Center’s programs.
  • Meet with fellow staff, program partners, school administrators, and teachers to better understand and meet the needs and expectations of high school students.
  • Participate in program partner meetings as a representative of King Street Center.
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in education, social work, or related field
  • Ability to and proven success in building relationships with multicultural teens required
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working with teens in a group setting
  • 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, gogetter attitude willingness to step up and take initiative to launch a new program
  • Personal experience navigating local school/college/career pathway a PLUS
  • Awareness of cultural norms and ability to speak languages(s) common among the population we serve a PLUS
The starting salary range for this position is $33-$35K annually. Medical benefits available.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and contacts for 3 references to hr@kingstreetcenter.org.

Afterschool Excellence Teachers

The King Street Center Afterschool Excellence (K-5th grade) classrooms are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic staff for Winter/Spring 2020 and beyond.

Help make each day an opportunity for learning, play, and connecting with peers & adults through on-site enrichment, academic support, field trips and more.

Hours are M,T,Th,F 2:15-6:00 p.m., W 1:15-6:00 p.m.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree or ability to complete Vermont Afterschool credential within one year of employment required.

Experience: 1 to 2 years experience working with groups of children.

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

Toddler & Preschool Substitute Teachers

The King Street Center Preschool & Toddler classrooms are looking for Substitute Teachers for the Winter/Spring 2020 and beyond.

Substitute Teachers will work with children ranging in age from 18 months – 5 years and support the classroom during lunchtime and naptime as well as in play.   We are looking for individuals with strong interpersonal skills, who are able to cooperate with others, and are energetic, and enthusiastic!

Hours vary by day as needed.


Education Minimum:High School graduate or a GED

Experience:  at least 12 months experience working with groups of children younger than 3rd grade

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

Why We Work at King Street Center

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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 do keep resumes on file. Those interested in consideration for employment at King Street Center should submit a cover letter and current resume, including three references, to Human Resources at hr@kingstreetcenter.org.

King Street Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.