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JOIN OUR TEAM

REEL is hiring! 

It’s an exciting time to join REEL. We’re growing and looking for individuals to join our team who want to contribute from the ground up and have a meaningful impact on our programming. 

ABOUT REEL

REEL is a 501c3 non-profit that ensures Silicon Valley twice-exceptional students thrive in school by raising parent and educator awareness and understanding of practical, research-based strategies to address their needs successfully. Twice-exceptional (2e) learners experience learning differences (neurodivergence) such as dyslexia, ADHD, or autism AND significant academic, creative, and/or leadership strengths. Their unique brain wiring makes them appear wildly asynchronous—they’re exceptional at some aspects of learning and living, and confounded by others. Their teachers, family, and friends are often confused by their performance, interactions, and behaviors; as a result, 2e students can feel isolated, anxious, and sometimes suicidal. 

 

We support 2e kids by building bridges between educators and parents. For educators, we create and curate resources, workshops, and programs to help them make school a place that 2e learners can be successful. For parents, we organize and disseminate events and tools to help parents learn to advocate for and support their 2e kids. REEL has reached tens of thousands of caregivers and educators through our events, downloadable resources, blogs, Google Group, workshops, and more. We know our work is life changing; as one parent shared, “Being a 2e parent in a non-2e environment is lonely and discouraging. REEL has created a space for caregivers to lift each other up in real time.” The 2e have enormous potential and are entitled to thrive, a right they are often denied. 

OPEN POSITIONS:

RAVENSWOOD PROGRAM MANAGER JOB DESCRIPTION

Our strategic plan calls for us to double the number of parents and educators we serve by the end of 2024, with an intentional focus on CLED communities, including the Ravenswood neighborhoods in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park. Research shows that the challenges for students from these communities are compounded because educators focus on their deficits rather than their strengths. 

 

We have conducted listening sessions with education and community leaders from the Ravenswood neighborhood to craft a pilot plan for the “Ravenswood/REEL Community Initiative” and now seek a part-time project manager to lead all aspects of this work. The project manager will work in collaboration with REEL’s leadership team to oversee the following activities: 

  • Create and execute a one-year plan for the initiative, including a plan to disseminate information about neurodiversity and twice-exceptionality within the community (e.g., events, newsletter, community advisory committee, etc.)

  • Build relationships and coordinate with community partners, caregivers, and educators

  • Determine best methods to provide Spanish-language support groups for caregivers, potentially in alignment with our current caregiver support group partner, Parents Helping Parents

  • Identify and build awareness of sources of low-cost and/or free assessments and services

  • Track what’s working as well as areas for improvement and make recommendations for future goals, activities, and budget  

  • Coordinate with REEL colleagues, including Executive Director, other Program Managers, and Marketing Associate, as needed

  • Recruit and manage community volunteers, as appropriate

  • Support translation of current REEL resources, materials, and events into Spanish

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience contributing to or managing nonprofit, education, and/or health programs in the Ravenswood community 

  • Comfortable speaking in a variety of settings: one-on-one with caregivers and community partners, small group presentations, large group presentations, workshop facilitation

  • Familiarity with Google Business Suite: Email, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English

  • A passion for supporting neurodiversity-affirming strategies for K-12 students 

  • A commitment to the success of twice-exceptional students

  • Comfort with an entrepreneurial environment: flexibility, change, experimentation, creative solution ideation

 

OTHER DETAILS

6 month contract. Flexible schedule - minimum of one weekly team meeting plus independent work. Maximum of 40 hours/month to start. Starting compensation of $35/hour. 

 

TO APPLY

Reach out to callie@reel2e.org and introduce yourself! We look forward to hearing from you.

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