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Virtual Learning Coordinator

People's Community Action Corporation | St. Louis, MO | Full Time

Job Description

Background

People’s Community Action Corporation (PCAC) is seeking caring people committed to children’s well-being to be virtual learning coordinators as well as serve as chaperones for students ages 8 to 16. PCAC is establishing a learning hub for children of working parents in response to community needs during the coronavirus pandemic. The virtual learning coordinators (VLCs) will supervise public and/or private school students attending the hub during regular school hours while their parents are at work. 

Duties & Responsibilities

Virtual learning coordinators will support individual student study in a virtual learning environment. In brief, VLCs will perform duties in-person at the learning hub, including a) practicing CDC protocols and measures for public health safety, b) communicating with students verbally and visually, c) helping students with coursework lessons, d) assisting students with posting homework assignments and e) providing technology support for students using distance learning.

Virtual learning coordinators are required to complete the following specific tasks, at a minimum:

•Ensure compliance by students, parents and staff with CDC coronavirus-related measures (notably, mask wearing, social distancing and proper hand washing) to establish and maintain a safe health environment 

•Oversee the daily disinfecting of student desks and technology equipment in the learning hub

•Maintain daily student sign-in and sign-out registration sheets 

•Resolve technical or connectivity issues for students at the learning hub

•Assist students in answering questions related to their course content

•Use whiteboards to illustrate inquiry, exploration, solution-finding and resolution processes with students related to their coursework

•Reply to student messages during and after school hours

•Respond to messages from parents and outside school administrators

•Share successful approaches in assisting students with peer VLCs

  • Must be able to work in person at the St. Louis City site

Position Requirements

Generally, VLCs must value children and demonstrate an understanding of the challenges students and parents face pursuing formal education during this public health crisis. VLCs are required to have a minimum of a high school diploma. We may also consider a state-issued teaching credential or classroom teaching experience or training that generally covers such subjects as listening strategies, group dynamics as well as cultural awareness. In addition, PCAC may strongly consider candidates with qualifications specific to a subject matter. For example, a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate may be advantageous in assisting non-native speakers with English. VLCs must be self-motivated and committed to supporting children’s learning. VLCs must also have a working knowledge of remote connection technology across OS platforms to be able to assist students in establishing and maintaining reliable internet service connections in the learning hub. Must have at minimum an Associates Degree, BS, or MS Degree Preferred.