Employment

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Beech Creek Ministries Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Nashville working to assist the community in overcoming social, economical, and educational challenges. In accordance with this mission, the Center for Imagination was formed to offer afterschool programming for K-12 students living in the Bordeaux area. We believe in engaging the whole family in our program and offer a fun, nurturing environment with stimulating activities that provide hands-on critical thinking experiences in the areas of science, technology, literacy, and math. Additionally, we offer homework help, field trips, arts exploration, guest speakers, meals, and exposure to the digital world via our computer lab. Through our program we expand students’ worldview, help them to develop a strong sense of self, and aid them in academic achievement.

Due to COVID-19 we will be operating remotely.  However, there are still plenty of opportunities to get involved!

Volunteer

We are always looking for talented volunteers to help with program or staff support.  Volunteers are an important part of helping us instruct, inform, and inspire our students.  Whether you are a retired teacher, a student, or just interested in giving back; we encourage you to reach out.  Send an email to centerforimagination.bcm@gmail.com with the subject header "Volunteer" to learn how you can volunteer today!

Internships

As a small nonprofit, we are always looking for motivated, self-starters, passionate about community development.  Our internships are a great opportunity for current students to apply classroom knowledge to a job setting while positively contributing to Nashville youth.  Please refer here frequently to find current postings on opportunities and details on how to apply.

Open Opportunities

Fall 2020 Communications Intern

The Center for Imagination is looking for a Communications Intern for the fall semester. The intern will report to the Program Manager and play a crucial role in helping the afterschool program improve its outreach. The tasks the intern will complete over the 12-hour work week will help identify future funding opportunities, connect with current stakeholders, and more efficiently communicate our mission. Additionally, the position will enable interns to apply and further develop communications skills while working for an organization that aims to improve educational outcomes for low-income students in the Bordeaux area. Due to COVID-19, the internship will be remote for the fall semester and earn $15/ hour.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage social media accounts and calendar
  • Research and manage potential grant and fundraising opportunities
  • Draft blogs relevant to our audience
  • Develop relevant website content
  • Manage virtual program attendance and experience
  • Other duties as they appear

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Prior experience in an afterschool or camp setting helpful
  • Proficiency with Google applications, Microsoft Suite, Twitter, Facebook, and Zoom required
  • Familiarity with Hootsuite or Buffer helpful
  • Flexible, self-starter, and fast-learner
  • Interest in providing quality educational and enrichment experience to youth
  • Organization skills to coordinate multiple tasks and responsibilities
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing
  • Willingness to commit to a consistent weekly schedule and to be prompt.

Please send your resume and cover letter to centerforimagination.bcm@gmail.com with the subject header "Fall 2020 Communications Intern" to apply.

 

Fall 2020 Part-Time Tutor

The Center for Imagination is looking for a total of four reading and math tutors for the up-coming fall semester. Tutors will play a crucial role in the academic advancement of our students in the areas of math and reading.  Tasks would be completed over a 4-8 hour work-week with the goal of improving understanding and academic performance for a small group or individual students.  Additionally, tutors will enjoy a great deal of autonomy to encourage application and development of teaching skills.  Due to COVID-19, tutors will participate in our virtual programming for the fall semester and earn $12/ hour.  Those wishing to continue as a tutor in the spring semester will be evaluated by the end of fall.

Math Tutor Responsibilities:

  • Enhance a student’s learning by showing them various approaches to different math problems and formulas.
  • Assist one or more students with basic to complex math skills.
  • Be learner sensitive and plan sessions that focus on the learner’s specific needs.
  • Monitor and/or assist students with computer-based activities.
  • Engage students in challenging pre-planned activities that enhance their math learning experience.
  • Seek assistance from staff or other experienced tutors when needed.

Reading Tutor Responsibilities:

  • Significantly impact the lives of students who are reading below grade level and to enable them to improve their academic performance.
  • Assist one or more students with curriculum, sight words, and reading.
  • Be learner sensitive and plan sessions that focus on the learner’s specific needs.
  • Monitor and/or assist students with computer-based activities.
  • Engage students in pre-planned literacy activities.
  • Seek assistance from staff or other experienced tutors when needed.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • No previous teaching experience is necessary but experience working with youth preferred
  • Possess comprehensive knowledge in various areas of subject (math or reading) and can tutor and assist students at different educational levels
  • Proficiency with Google applications and Zoom required
  • Empathetic, self-starter, and fast-learner
  • Interest in providing quality educational and enrichment experience to youth
  • Organization skills to coordinate multiple tasks and responsibilities
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing
  • Willingness to commit to a consistent weekly schedule and to be prompt.

Please send your resume and cover letter to centerforimagination.bcm@gmail.com with the subject header "Fall 2020 Part-Time Tutor" to apply.  Applicants should indicate a preference for tutoring math, reading, or no preference in the email body and cover letter.