After School Coordinator- Level 1
The Afterschool Coordinator Level 1 is a part time position dedicated to the day to day operations of the afterschool program. This coordinator role is designed for a newly seasoned leader overseeing day to day operations in a program with 30 or less kids. Under the leadership of the Youth Development Director, the coordinator will implement Y-USA best practices according the After School Upgrade and other Y-USA initiatives regarding youth development communicated through the Youth Development Director, while also using their own creativity to bring to the program.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Afterschool Site Coordinator must have the competencies, skills and proven leadership ability to successfully carry out the YMCA mission, goals and vision for serving the community. Other important responsibilities include the following:
- Administer the day-to-day operation of the afterschool signature program, ensuring that all the Afterschool Upgrade components are implemented to required dosage.
- Ensure there is continuous enrollment and growth in the program. This is particularly crucial to small size programs.
- Complete an implementation plan and S.A.F.E. framework based activities in cooperation with the school to address each of the program components according to prescribed dosage.
- Recruit, hire, train and supervise afterschool staff, tutors (optional based on site).
- Prepare and monitor staff schedule at all times, modifying it as necessary to maintain appropriate staff-to-child ratios.
- Coordinate with the school’s administration, teachers, and other community partnerships to successfully implement the program.
- Facilitate integration of the YMCA afterschool signature program into the overall school culture in collaboration with school leadership.
- Evaluate program quality and fidelity, implementing necessary steps to remedy weaknesses according to Y-USA measurement and evaluation guidelines.
- Ensure that the following data is reported to Y-USA consistent with the reporting schedule and timelines:
- Test score data
- Attendance data
- Student grades data
- DESSA data
- Assist in developing the program annual budget.
11. Develop relationships with school and community stakeholders to communicate the goals of the initiative and ongoing concerns about student needs
- Promote a team concept through a positive approach to supervision, communication, and interactions with others. Maintain ongoing communication with supervisor and appropriate staff at all levels of the YMCA.
- Plan, implement and attend appealing and meaningful programs and events for parents and/or families on a regular basis; provides an ongoing network (formal and informal) of support for program parents.
- Communicate participants progress to Sr. Youth Development Director, teachers and other staff.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS
- Must be at least 19 years of age.
- A minimum of one year of relevant experience working with children under the age of 13 in an educational setting including at least one year in an administrative supervisory capacity with demonstrated decision making ability.
- Must possess oral, auditory and written communication skills appropriate for interacting with both children and adults.
- Positive role model with strong leadership, conflict resolution and diplomacy skills.
- Must be capable of directing the daily administrative, program related, and supervisory responsibilities of the Afterschool Program.
- Values. Demonstrates in word and action the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility and a commitment to the Y’s mission, in all matters at all times.
- Inclusion. Values all people for their unique talents, and takes an active role in promoting practices
that support diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence.
- Relationships. Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the Y's work.
- Influence. Employs influence strategies (verbal, personal and written) that engage, inspire, and build commitment to the cause and overall Y goals.
- Communication. Listens and expresses self effectively and in a manner that reflects a true understanding of the needs of the audience. Understands and expertly utilizes current methods of communication (PowerPoint, Prezi, Video, Audio, Animoto etc…)
- Developing Others. Recognizes and acts on the need to continually develop others’ capabilities to attain the highest level of performance possible.
- Decision Making. Integrates logic, intuition, and sound judgment to analyze information to identify greatest opportunities, make sound decisions, and solve problems.
- Change Capacity. Leads self and others through change by navigating ambiguity appropriately and adapting well to new situations, obstacles, and opportunities.
- Emotional Maturity. Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills.
- Quality Results. Demonstrates and fosters a strong commitment to achieving goals in a manner that provides evidenced-based quality experiences.
- Innovation. Participates in the generation, experimentation, and implementation of new approaches and activities that improve and expand the Y’s mission and work.
Hours Required: Monday through Friday 2- 6 PM (additonal hours possibly)
Payrate- $10- $12 an hour
Note: This position will work primarilly out of New Prospect Elementary in Inman, SC even though it is a Y program.