Afterschool Site Director-Biddeford

May 28, 2020 Biddeford

Job Code 7240-05-28-20BSD

Overview and Position Summary: 

The full-time Site Director will be responsible for the overall leadership and management of two (2) LearningWorks Afterschool + Summer 21st Century Community Learning Center school-based program sites, including on-boarding, developing/coaching, supporting and supervising program staff, providing oversight to all program activities, and working in collaboration with school building staff, other district and agency departments, and local community partners. The Site Director in this Biddeford-based position will work in collaboration with other members of the LWAS Site Director Team. The Biddeford-based Director will manage programs hosted by Biddeford Primary School (grades 1-3) and JFK Memorial Kindergarten Center (Pre-K-Kindergarten).This role will directly supervise two (2) Site Coordinators and their respective teams comprised of program teachers, ed techs, and volunteers.

LearningWorks Afterschool + Summer Program (LWAS) serves low-performing students in eleven elementary schools in a 4-day/week program focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) curriculum and enrichment activities (health/wellness, 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: team-work, team-building, problem-solving, communication, perseverance – all in an experiential and supportive learning environment.  For Pre-K, STEAM is a vehicle for building vocabulary, background knowledge, critical thinking skills, and authentic literacy and math activities.


Provide management of 21st Century Community Learning Center grant from the Maine Department of Education, including data collection and reporting;

Provide high-quality, interactive instructional STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programming either in person or remotely, that utilizes instructional practices based on scientifically based research;

Operate program during school year calendar, including instructional and enrichment services during the summer months;

Coordinate with school staff to recruit and enroll student participants;

Coordinate program development and schedule with school and district;

Coordinate with Superintendent’s Office, Building Principal(s), Food Service, and Transportation Director(s);

Oversee development of STEAM curriculum in collaboration with LWAS staff;

Ensure delivery of STEAM curriculum is aligned with each building’s academic goals;

Coordinate with building principals to ensure that each site’s learning space is safe, organized, and appropriate;

Effectively develop and communicate program activities with LearningWorks leadership and relevant school district-level staff;

Develop and maintain the planning and management of a yearly budget for the LWAS program;

Coordinate ongoing opportunities and events for parental involvement, and provide parents with materials to assist their child’s learning;

Lead quarterly meetings of a local LWAS Advisory Board;

Cultivating and maintaining community-based partnerships that add value to the program;

Use student assessment data to inform programming and curriculum focus;

Communicate program information to stakeholders (parents, school day staff, school administration, and funders);

Establish staff performance management expectations and practices that align with agency policies and procedures.

Plan and coordinate monthly training opportunities for all program staff to develop skills and best practice performance in all STEAM curriculum areas and student behavior management;

Participate in weekly staff meetings facilitated by site coordinators;

Ensure sustainability for the program by stewarding funders, writing grants, completing grant reports, and coordinating grant writing with Development Department as needed; and

Other duties as identified by the Director of Programs



State of Maine Teaching Certification or demonstrate eligibility (preferred)

BA or BS degree in Education or related field



Minimum 2 years teaching experience; experience with elementary-aged youth preferred;

Supervisory and/or leadership experience;

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.


Compensation and Benefits:

The salary range for this position is $43,000-$50,000 annually, depending on experience, skills, and qualifications. It is a full-time, non-exempt position working 40 hours a week.

Benefits: Health, Dental, Life, HSA(with health insurance enrollment), 152 hrs of PTO to start, 12 paid holidays, bereavement and pet bereavement, 401K after one year of employment and 1000 hours served, family friendly, flexible environment

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.