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Community Engagement Associate

São Paulo, Brazil
Community Engagement

Position:

Community Engagement Associate

Location: São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Start: August 2021

 

THE OPPORTUNITY 

Avenues: The World School seeks a Community Engagement Associate to join the team! The purpose of the area is to maintain strong external relationships and ensure that Avenues engages responsibly with the social impact ecosystem in São Paulo and Brazil. The team is also committed to ensure that social and environmental perspectives inform our efforts to build a more diverse and inclusive school community.

WHO ARE WE? 

Avenues offers a truly global educationand will open campuses in some of the world’s leading cities in the coming years. We prepare students for engaged global citizenship in the twenty-first century, with an approach that combines language immersion, interdisciplinary teaching, a global curriculum, and a culture of creativity and deep collaboration.

 

WHAT WILL YOU DO? 

As a Community Engagement Associate you will:

  • Nurture relations with all the current and future partnerships of the area (including ACE Fellowship, LEAP, Pracinha Initiative, Coletivo Panô, Criativos do Bairro)by following up with key members of different project teams, documenting important materials and adding to the projects with your own ideas and experience. For more info please check: https://www.acereports.org/
  • Project management: control administration process of Community Engagement, such as payments, contracts, budget, logistics. 
  • Support the execution of institutional projects

    in the local communities of Jardim Panorama and Real Parque - around Avenues São Paulo's campus, working in partnership with the administration (operations, finance, security, etc).

  • Mentor studentsin the execution of social innovation projects, including Seed Bank projects and others,by coordinating visits, logistics, goals, alignments and relationship building.
  • Engage with students taking an elective course such as 5th Term, Minimester,

    and help the Director of the area to plan and facilitate lessons.

  • Engage with Avenues Parents Association (APA) and its committees specially the Parents Community Engagement one. 
  • Engage with colleagues to enable their participation in existing projects and creation of new ones.
  • Communicate the area's achievements and needs, by collaborating on the school's weekly bulletins and coordinating the production of Annual Reports. 
  • Support the organization of school Events such as Festa Junina and One Event, dedicated to showcase social impact work.
  • Support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives 

WHAT YOU'LL BRING

Candidates should have most, if not all, of the following: 

  • Experience in the field of social impact and community engagement;
  • Passion for working with students and teachers;
  • Passion for working with NGOs, community leaders, public policy makers;
  • Organization and sense of logistics;
  • Agenda management;
  • Be proactive;
  • Ability to solve urgent problems
  • Ability to build relationships between diverse community stakeholders, particularly across lines of inequality in a Brazilian context (parents, students, teachers and partner organizations and groups). 
  • Ability to operate and achieve ambitious goals in contexts of ambiguity, change and growth, being self-directed, organized and working with a lot of autonomy. 
  • Keen intellectual curiosity, creativity and mindset of continuous learning and growth.
  • Fluency in Portuguese and English. 

TO APPLY

Please read first about Avenues: The World School and our distinctive approach, and consider whether our mission and approach would be a good fit for you: www.avenues.org/sp.

Apply through the Careers section of our website at http://www.avenues.org/en/careers/. Be sure to include a letter of application, in English, in which you thoughtfully explain why you believe that this role at Avenues São Paulo would be an excellent match for your experience, skills and passions. 

Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Avenues is committed to diversity among our staff, and applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND SAFEGUARDING

Avenues is neither a local school, nor an international school - we are a world school. We value and are respectful of the diversity of languages, race, gender and culture which is reflected amongst our staff. Our hiring reflects action for equal opportunity for all while appreciating that local context influences our focus for greater representation of racial diversity on our campus. We aim to interconnect different views and voices as we develop students to be world wise leaders.

Avenues upholds the highest standards for safeguarding the physical and emotional wellbeing of children. As an essential aspect of this commitment, all offers are contingent upon successful completion of careful reference and background checks.



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