The MLK Center is currently hiring for the following positions.  No Phone Calls Please.  Submit your resume to

Job Description:  Education Advocate/Site Coordinator – 21st Century Community Learning Center January 2018

Martin Luther King Community Center is seeking a team member to serve as site coordinator for the 21st Century Community Learning Center at James Whitcomb Riley School #43 in IPS.  This is a new grant from the Indiana Department of Education, to provide before/after school academic enrichment, youth development programming and parent engagement activities.  This program serves children in grades Pre-K through 8th grade.

We seek a person with a strong education and youth development background who can interact discreetly and effectively with parents, school staff and administration on issues related to their child’s education plan and family success.  This position reports to the MLK Center Director of Operations.

Overall Responsibilities

  • Serve as primary point of contact for the MLK Center’s 21st Century Community Learning Center at School #43 to ensure program meets desired outcomes identified in the grant award
  • Oversee daily activities of the Learning Center including supervision of staff, children, partners and volunteers to ensure after school standards are being met including daily activities, child safety and parental engagement
  • Coordinate with parents, teachers, school administrators and service providers to establish service plans for students to ensure educational achievement
  • Facilitate regular parent and community partner meetings to gauge input and feedback on program activities and outcomes
  • Track program data in conjunction with Director of Operations and external grant evaluator
  • Assist Director of Operations with grant reporting and claims for reimbursement
  • Manage and maintain adequate program supplies and equipment
  • Connect parents to community resources and MLK Center services
  • Maintain client files and electronic case notes in Efforts to Outcomes system and State Dept of Ed software program, EZ Reports
  • Contribute to supportive team atmosphere and shared responsibilities at the Center and School #43
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Five or more years experience with school age children and experience supervising a small team of youth workers
  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in social services, education, counseling or related field preferred.
  • Excellent social/interpersonal skills and writing ability commensurate with the communication reporting requirements of the position
  • Strong computer skills including experience with MS Office applications, using the Internet and database management
  • General knowledge and understanding of the needs of low-income working parents in the School #43 feeder area
  • Well-organized and self-directed, with ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities with great attention to detail
  • Incumbent must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation, as this position requires occasional travel and transportation of children
  • Submit to criminal history background check and drug screen
  • Commitment to mission of MLK Center, while fostering inclusiveness and the values espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Deadline for Application:  Monday, January 29, 2018
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Job Description: Community Advocate VISTA

Reports To: Director of Operations     

The MLK Center has been awarded two VISTA positions in conjunction with Equal Justice Works, to build the capacity of tenants in Rental Assistance Demonstration HUD-assisted properties to engage with management and community organizations regarding their rights, responsibilities, and options for improving their homes and communities.  The project aims to (1) increase tenant outreach and training capacity of the MLK Center in the Crown Hill Neighborhood and surrounding area; (2) help tenants advocate for the economic development of their communities.  VISTA members will build the capacity of tenant organizations through outreach, education, leadership development, and legal aid over the course of the project.

We seek to fill these positions immediately, so that VISTAs may attend an orientation in Washington, D.C. facilitated by Equal Justice Works.  All applicants must complete the AmeriCorps application online here.

More information about VISTA living allowances and benefits of service can be found here.  

Job Description: Youth Worker – 21st Century Community Learning Center

Reports To: Education Advocate

Martin Luther King Community Center is seeking a Youth Workers to serve as tutors for the 21st Century Community Learning Center at James Whitcomb Riley School #43 in IPS. This is a new grant from the Indiana Department of Education, to provide after school academic enrichment, youth programming and parent engagement activities. Youth receive educational supports to ensure academic success. We seek a person with a strong education and who is able to interact discreetly and effectively with youth after school to help with homework, encourage positive leadership development, ability to create suitable learning accommodations for learning difficulties.

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