District After-School Programs Director
Lake County School District’s after-school program, known as Project Dream, is committed to providing quality after-school programs that support enrichment and academic achievement in grades K-12. Project Dream is currently funded by multiple sources, including a federal 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, local partner Get Outdoors Leadville!, family tuition, and prior community fundraising. Project Dream provides extended day programming for K-12th grade students. The focus of the program is on academics, social/emotional/physical health, STEM, and the arts. The Program Director is a senior-level leader responsible for being both the face and the voice of after-school programming across the district and in the community. S/he is responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the program including supervising school site supervisors, supporting daily programming, grant funds oversight, long term planning for sustainability, and coordination with partnerships (see responsibilities below). The Program Director will work closely with staff and students on a daily basis, while demonstrating strong organizational skills and partnership practices behind the scenes. This is an exempt, full time, 220 day per year position with benefits that requires non-traditional hours when activities extend into the evening. Monday through Thursday, the Director will be expected to be at work until programs end at 6:15pm.
Reports to: Healthy Schools Director
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in education, social work, youth development, or related field.
- An unwavering commitment to promoting academic achievement for all students.
- Experience working in youth development and with families of diverse cultural backgrounds.
- Experience working in public education preferred.
- Experience working with a diverse student and parent body, including families living in poverty and English language learners.
- Experience working collaboratively with other agencies.
- Experience managing staff.
- Strong leadership skills.
- Strong group management skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Flexibility and creativity.
- Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, internet, and online databases.
- Spanish speaking skills strongly preferred.
- Experience with budget and project management preferred.
- CPR/First Aid required upon employment.
- Develop and hold the vision for after-school programming across the district. Provide senior leadership and advocacy for Project Dream with internal and external stakeholders. Be the face of, and unwavering advocate for, after-school programming in the district and the community, including with CDE.
- Coordinate and support school site supervisors with all program aspects of traditional after school time, including hiring and scheduling staff, enrolling and scheduling students, scheduling transportation, communicating with parents, and handling any behavior incidents. Schedule substitutes as needed.
- Coach and supervise two school site supervisors at our elementary schools. Set professional goals, provide training and provide support for program issues that may arise.
- Serve as the school site supervisor at the high school beginning in the 2018-19 school year.
- Serve as the district administrator on duty for after school programs from 3:45-6:15pm Monday-Thursday.
- Collaborate with partners to provide after school programs, as well as adult education classes.
- Supervise, train and evaluate part time staff, volunteers, and Americorps VISTA member.
- Work with principals and teachers to coordinate programming for students.
- Work with Transportation Manager to coordinate student transportation.
- Work with Advisory Board and School Board.
- Analyze academic, behavior and attendance data to modify scheduling and/or design programming to improve academic outcomes.
- Manage the budget.
- Work with CACFP to provide daily snacks.
- Maintain safety of all students during all programs.
- Maintain daily attendance records.
- Submit required program data to CDE.
- Oversee sustainability efforts, including partnerships, fundraising and grant writing.
*This position will initially oversee after-school programming for grades 5-12, with an anticipated expansion to grades K-12 in the 2018-2019 school year.
Compensation: $48,000-$52,000 annual salary depending upon experience; 220 annual work days; excellent health and retirement benefits offered.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 8, 2018.