Our mission is to further social and restorative justice by counteracting poverty, inequity, and trauma with accessible, high-quality programs that offer meaningful opportunities for individuals, families, and communities.
Our vision is that all people have access to the resources needed to lead positive, productive, and self-determined lives. Our commitment to the pursuit of equity is expressed through collaborative partnerships and innovative approaches across three areas of impact: access to education, workforce development, and promoting vibrant communities.
Five Keys was founded in 2003 by the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department as the first accredited charter high school in the nation to provide diploma programs for adults in county jails. Today, we are proud to offer high school education, vocational skills, life skills classes and access to college and workforce programs.
We have expanded far beyond the walls of county jails. Beginning in 2008, Five Keys began providing innovative access to a high school education and vocational skills in underserved neighborhoods throughout California. Our 80 community learning centers serve students of any age and regardless of background or circumstance.
Today, we have more than 550 dedicated employees serving 25,000 individuals each year in 7 counties, including San Francisco, Alameda, Solano, San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles counties, with expansion into Marin and Sonoma Counties on the horizon.
We have experienced 20-30% growth for the past 3 years. Some of this growth is due to serving students in more county jails and community learning centers. However, the majority of the growth is due to diversification of services we offer. We now operate career centers inside county jails and create linkages to community-based workforce networks. We manage a transitional housing shelter in San Francisco. We also hire people directly into our transitional employment positions for formerly incarcerated individuals and people currently or formerly experiencing homelessness.
This position provides support to the teachers, administrators, students, San Francisco County custody staff, and other administrative staff in the mission of the Five Keys Schools and Programs. It is the responsibility of each staff member to strive to raise the standard of professionalism to ensure the highest educational standards and opportunities are offered to our students, our teachers and other admin staff.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Collaborate with Custody and Principals to ensure the smooth functioning of the school
- Maintain effective operations of all aspects of daily school operations
- Conduct intakes and orientation with new students prior to entering classes or being assigned to an ISP teacher
- Administer the TABE test upon student intake and at regular intervals
- Ensure that students are placed in appropriate classes utilizing TABE information
- Ensure that accurate daily class rosters are created and maintained
- Collaborate with Principals regarding class assignments for students close to graduation
- Maintain the Student Information System for Five Keys Charter School and Five Keys Independence High
- Work with Operations staff to ensure ADA is met daily
- Support Principals and teachers as needed
- Provide support to Executive Director of School as needed.
- Support the Operations staff in resolving operational issues at San Francisco facilities
- Other tasks as needed to ensure the success of Five Keys Schools
- Provide coverage for other administrative positions as necessary
- Conduct group and individual orientations and outreach sessions for new students, including completing enrollment paper work and explaining the requirements and programs of the school
- Ensure that enrollment and other intake paperwork is complete, accurate, and shared with appropriate staff, including scanning, uploading, and emailing documents to appropriate Five Keys staff and other stakeholders
- Administer testing required for enrollment and placement, including TABE tests for incoming students, CAHSEE tests and practice GEDs. Assist with training of new staff and community partners in the administration of education screenings, assessments and referral paperwork
- Manage wait list and flow of students into various Five Keys campuses and programs; including informing new students that a slot is available and providing enrollment reports to authorized partners
- Meet with incoming students to discuss assessment results, placement options, and educational needs with students; including graduation plans and expectations
- Ensure that students’ rights to confidentiality, equal access, and other legal mandates are honored and explained during intake, and make placement recommendations that comply with legal and ethical guidelines
- Assist with or provide informational sessions to partner agencies regarding Five Keys enrollment and programs
- Answer phone calls and emails and attend assigned meetings concerning enrollment / outreach and for the school
- Make and distribute files and other informational materials for incoming students and community partners
- Enter enrollments and update other information in the student information system (OASIS) and navigate OASIS to determine students’ status and enrollment need
- Discuss transcripts and educational history (along with present needs) with students and staff to determine optimum placement and programming needs of new students
- Encourage students and provide approved resources and referrals to incoming students with barriers to school participation
- Communicate new and returning student’s needs to the appropriate staff
- Remain informed about current staffing, structure, and enrollment practices for all Five Keys campuses in order to facilitate smooth, transparent, and appropriate placement of students
- Clearly communicate with students, teachers, administration, and community partners
- Train and support staff in need of information and assistance regarding new student enrollment and placement
- Abide by Five Keys and Sheriff’s Department policies and procedures
- Other duties as assigned