LearningWorks Afterschool Senior Program Coordinator

September 6, 2022 Portland

Job Code 22-7200-SPC

Overview and Position Summary: 

Senior Program Coordinator

The full-time Senior Program Coordinator (SPC) will be responsible for supporting the communications, enrollment, and reporting requirements of six (6) LearningWorks Afterschool 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) school-based program sites. The SPC will collaborate with the Director and Associate Director to support the cohesive implementation of programming designed to meet the needs of a diverse group of children. The Senior Program Coordinator will also work in collaboration with other members of the LWAS Site Director Team and program staff to ensure program excellence.

The Senior Program Coordinator in this Portland-based position will support programs hosted by East End Community School, Ocean Ave. Elementary School, Presumpscot Elementary School, Reiche Community School, Rowe Elementary School, and Talbot Community School. This position will work in close collaboration with, and under the direction of, the Director for Portland LWAS.

This student-centered program is designed to give 2nd–5th grade students who are performing below grade level in math and literacy more learning time.  LWAS increases students’ background knowledge and experience while also developing their communication, collaboration, social, and emotional skills and most importantly, their confidence as a learner. The program convenes four afternoons per week (Monday–Thursday) during the school year, as well as for six weeks each summer, to focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) curriculum and enrichment activities (health/wellness, performing arts, cultural, social-emotional learning). Students participate in engineering design challenges with embedded literacy and math instruction and hands-on projects to build key skills for school success – all in an experiential and supportive learning environment.

The position is a 40 hours per week salaried position with a flexible schedule, so long as the needs of an afterschool program are met.



  • Collaborate with the LWAS Directors and school administrators/staff in the enrollment and registration process, develop registration materials, and lead family outreach efforts;
  • Effectively communicate program information, highlights, activities, surveys, and needs to stakeholders (parents, school day staff, school administration, and funders);
  • Work closely with LearningWorks’ Communications Coordinator to promote the program’s successes on social media and other agency platforms;
  • Communicate with parents and school administrators/staff regarding student enrollment, participation, behavior, and progress, and coordinate ongoing opportunities for parental involvement and education
  • Maintain the program website;
  • Oversee the federal grant reporting database and internal tracking sheets, and ensure program staff enter daily attendance data, activities, family engagement, etc.;
  • Oversee the program’s technology and inventory, and ensure all devices are tracked and accounted for;
  • Support in purchase curriculum materials and oversee storage of materials at the LearningWorks headquarters
  • Attend quarterly meetings of the LWAS Advisory Board, 21st CCLC grant meetings, trainings, and conferences as required by the Portland Director, as well as visit PTO meetings throughout the year.
  • Monitor email daily, and communicate and respond in a timely manner with directors, teams, and partners
  • Support with grant writing and reporting;
  • Contribute to a positive workplace culture consistent with LearningWorks’ mission and values;
  • Other duties as assigned by the LWAS Portland Director.


Minimum Qualifications: BA or BS degree

Work Skills & Experience

  • Minimum 2 years teaching experience; experience with elementary-aged youth preferred;
  • Supervisory and/or leadership experience preferred;
  • The ability to facilitate relationships with a diverse array of professionals, including agency leadership, funders, and key stakeholders;
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, time management, and computer/technology skills; and
  • Flexibility, thoughtfulness, and the ability to creatively problem solve.

Good driving record required.


Compensation and Benefits:

This position is a 40 hour a week full time, exempt position that pays $43,680 annually.

Benefits: Health, Dental, Life, HSA(with health insurance enrollment), 152 hrs of PTO to start with incremental increases over time, 13 paid holidays plus additional time off between Christmas and New Year’s Day, bereavement and pet bereavement, 401K after one year of employment and 1000 hours served, family friendly, flexible environment with the ability to work remotely so long as the needs of our afterschool program are met.

TO APPLY: Please take some time to familiarize yourself with our organization, what we do, and what we believe in. If you are inspired to join our team, please complete our online application and attach your resume and a thoughtful cover letter.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted.


Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement- We are an equal opportunity employer. We prioritize the leadership of people of color and LGBTQ individuals, and we strongly encourage people of all traditionally marginalized identities to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws


This Job Description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.