Assistant Director of After School Programs
APPLICATION WINDOW NOW CLOSED
Position: After School Program Assistant Director
Supervisor: Program Director
Work Schedule: Monday – Friday; 1:45pm – 5:15pm EST
Duration: October 2021 – May 2022
Location: Hannah Ashton Middle School (Reynoldsburg, OH)
Program Director (1) and Assistant Directors (2) work directly with an assigned group of approximately 45 6th-8th grade students, to provide a safe, responsible, well-supervised after-school program while acting as a positive adult role model, coach, and mentor. Program Assistant Directors must have a genuine interest in the growth, development, and provision of a safe, nurturing, and fun environment for the students they work with. Program Assistant Director’s ability to establish authority through leadership, communication, and most importantly patience, will be required to provide students stability and a nurturing
environment to achieve success.
The Assistant Directors are responsible for implementing lessons provided by the Driven Foundation. Assistant Directors are responsible for engaging with students in a learning environment, establishing a positive rapport with students and their parents, co-workers, and preparing materials and supplies.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- High School Diploma or GED Required
- Ability to speak and write Standard English appropriate in a public school setting
- Must pass criminal background check and fingerprinting
- At least six months experience working with youth in a classroom, after school, or
- Math and English skills (K-12)
- Excellent communication skills
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Ability to implement the Driven Foundation’s fun and engaging developmental activities in the areas of character development, project based learning, fitness and recreation, and academics/enrichment.
- Continually interfacing with students, volunteers, staff, and parents.
- Ability to lead and supervise small and large groups by recognizing potential issues and applying problem solving methods as needed.
- Ability to observe student behavior, assess its appropriateness and apply appropriate behavior management techniques, positive redirection, or appropriate corrective action as necessary to support students in making positive behavior choices.
- Accurately completes and submits time cards, incident reports, attendance, receipts, and other program related materials in accordance with Driven Foundation policy.
- Identify student needs and communicate to Program Director.
- Evaluates the program daily to suggest improvement, needs, hazards and/or trends to Program Director for further evaluation.
- Observes students daily to check for bruises, cuts, scrapes, rashes, or other indications of injury or illness to report to Program Director for further evaluation.
- Help with homework/study when applicable
- Sets a positive example in food selection, exercise, personal habits, and attitudes.
- Responsible for designated group for duration of program or until replacement Program Assistant arrives – never leave a group unsupervised.
- Responsible for immediately reporting and documenting any and all injuries or incidents utilizing established Driven Foundation procedures for notification to the Program Director and parents.
- Demonstrate reliability and punctuality by arriving on-time for scheduled shift.
- Attendance and participation at all required staff meetings, trainings, and development activities.
- Helps lead a group of approximately 45 students in an instructional setting, maintaining high standards for behavior and safety.
- Ability to implement age appropriate activities.
- Serves as a positive adult role model for children in the program through appropriate dress, speech, attitude, and courtesy.
- Creates an engaging environment that fosters a sense of belonging for youth.
- Identifies member needs and communicates to Program Director.
- Maintains cleanliness in all program areas; assist with the setup and breakdown during program day to contribute to ongoing maintenance in an effort to keep the school or community site clean and orderly.
- Maintains student safety by ensuring that students are signing in and out of the program and maintaining an accurate program roster daily.
- Maintains accurate student attendance rosters with roll call and continuous group counts – administering mandatory roll calls minimally at every rotation, before and after snack, before, during and after field trips.
- Ensures age appropriate conversation among students and staff; promote good manners and encourage common courtesies among students and staff.
- Assistant Program Directors are expected to actively work, monitoring students at all times.
- Assist in keeping the school clean, including cleaning tables, mopping and vacuuming (if necessary)
- Provides support for the daily snack/meal program including preparation, serving, clean up and maintaining accurate meal records for daily reporting.
- Possess reliable transportation to and from school.
- Maintain highest degree of confidentiality in staff and student matters.
- Adherence to all organizational site policies and procedures.
- Appropriate and pre-approved authorization from the Administrative Office of ALL forms, activities, and permission slips.
- Any additional duties related to the after-school program as assigned by the Program Director
- This position requires a person who can work with many distractions, interruptions and still accomplish their objectives and meet established deadlines. Resource and equipment management are integral components to make the position successful. Staff and student supervision is a key requirement; the Assistant Director must be able to implement activities, while maintaining program safety.
- Program Specialists are expected to wear appropriate Driven Foundation attire at all times.
- COVID-19 considerations: Mask wearing required
- Ability to frequently stand, walk, stoop, sit, crouch, bend, speak, and hear.
- Ability to engage in physical activity with students without limitation.
- Ability to lift, carry, pull, or otherwise move objects between 10 and 20 pounds.
- Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with staff, public officials, private sector officials, parents, and community leaders.
- Ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate sensitivity with others.
- Excellent organizational and management skills.
- Knowledge of developmental needs of school age children.
- Ability to manage and supervise large groups.