Job Description: After School Program Coordinator
Connect Community Charter School seeks committed individuals with a passion for education and youth development to join the extended day program team. We are seeking an educator who will make the commitment to teach with determination, integrity and purpose, embodying these essential qualities:
Committed to Connect's mission, vision, and core values
Reflective, self-aware and adaptable
A critical thinker and problem solver who takes initiative
Connect Community Charter School is a charter school in Redwood City with a mission to prepare students to be self-aware, responsible, life-long learners, motivated to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
Connect’s instructional model is grounded in approaches that allow children to learn and grow in ways that suit them best including:
· Inquiry-based learning. Through inquiry, students have the chance to learn about topics in depth, while teachers make sure children demonstrate true understanding
· Integrated social-emotional development. Children learn empathy, team-building, problem-solving, and communication skills.
· Multiple ways to learn. Classrooms will include movement, creative arts, play, intentional humor, and other approaches that promote academic mastery.
· Personalization. Teachers will use differentiated instructional practices to ensure all students achieve.
· Service Learning. Service learning integrated into the curriculum that connects students to their communities at the school, the city, and the wider world.
About the Position: Coordinator Responsibilities
Manages all aspects of the after-school program, ensuring a quality educational and youth development experience for all participants.
Collaborates with school and staff, to ensure that programming is aligned with the mission of the school.
Develops and maintains a strong relationship with school staff, including scheduling regular check-ins with the principal and participating in collaborative partner meetings.
Coordinates programming with partner organizations and volunteers.
Develops and regularly revisits instructional plans.
Determines ongoing needs/interests of students, parents, and school staff and reviews and revises program offerings to meet emerging needs/interests.
Prepares for and supports informal and formal program evaluation.
Builds strong relationships with parents (ideally in English and Spanish); connecting daily at pick-up time; making phone calls regarding student attitude, and participation; encouraging participation in CEC and, family nights, or other events that increase parents’ connection to and involvement in their child’s school and education.
Purchases and prepares materials for activities as needed.
Creates a positive work atmosphere. Fosters teamwork and a constructive exchange of ideas.
Ensures that all staff adhere to CONNECT school behavior, discipline, and safety policies.
Sets high expectations for staff and students and demands compliance.
Manages site expenses, ensuring quality program implementation within budgetary limits.
Creates opportunities to publicize and involve CEC in school events (e.g. Open House, Back-to-School Nights, parent conference days, staff development) as well as events in the broader community (e.g, city council meetings, parent education opportunities).
Prepares and gives presentations as needed.
BA (in progress or completed), or minimum one year working and supervising children in a youth development program
Demonstrated ability to lead instruction in formal and informal educational settings
Ability to develop strong relationships and work collaboratively with staff and students from diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Ability to manage a classroom and enforce rules and safety policies, procedures, and practices.
Able to work Monday - Friday, until 6:15 pm; full time
Spanish speaking highly desirable (preferred but not required)
Upon hiring; must comply with required background checks and fingerprinting, TB test
Compensation: Salaried, depending on experience
How to Apply: contact Holly Walker at email@example.com