Afterschool Teaching Site Coordinator – South Portland

March 12, 2021 South Portland

Job Code SPTSC20-21

Overview and Position Summary: 

LearningWorks Afterschool serves low-performing students in grades 2-5 in two South Portland elementary schools.  Students participate in hands-on engineering design challenges that embed literacy, math, and social-emotional learning, to build key skills for school success: academic confidence, taking initiative, problem-solving, communication, and perseverance. Eligible students are identified collaboratively by LearningWorks Afterschool Directors, Site Coordinators, and school staff. LearningWorks Remote Afterschool is funded primarily through 21st Century Community Learning Center grants and is offered in partnership with the South Portland School Department.

The Teaching Site Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and teaching in an afterschool program focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) curriculum and enrichment activities, that serves students from one of our South Portland elementary school sites: Kale Elementary School, or Skillin Elementary School. The Teaching Site Coordinator is also responsible for managing daily family/caregiver and student communication, activities, and schedules, and supervising a small site team consisting of teachers and volunteers. This part-time position is a coordinating and teaching role.

The Teaching Site Coordinator delivers an afterschool program that can pivot between possible remote, hybrid, and in-person scenarios as needed throughout the school year. The dates and duration of implementing these scenarios are subject to change based on public health data from the Maine CDC, and local health and safety data.  This is a fixed-term position that formally ends in June. While not guaranteed, there is a possibility of employment this summer and/or next school year.

RESPONSIBILITIES: (essential functions of the job)

  • Collaborate with the LWAS Directors and school administrators/staff in the enrollment and registration process.
  • Communicate with parents and school administrators/staff regarding student enrollment, participation, behavior, progress, and promote program visibility and family events.
  • Communicate appropriate schedules and calendars with students, families, team, and volunteers.
  • Ensure students and teams are in a physically and emotionally safe, structured, organized learning environment.
  • Build positive relationships with students and actively support, model, encourage and inspire them in healthy lifestyle choices (personal, social and academic). Assist with student behavior challenges as needed.
  • Utilize best practices to maintain consistent student attendance and meet grant enrollment and attendance targets.
  • Keep accurate and timely records of attendance, meal counts, center activities, student records, team meetings, and other database activities as requested by the Director.
  • Assist the LWAS Directors in the development of enrichment activities, schedules, and curriculum.
  • Supervise a team consisting of teachers and volunteers.
  • Lead weekly team meetings to communicate program delivery, needs, reflection, and goals for improvement.
  • Monitor email daily, and communicate and respond in a timely manner with directors, teams, and partners
  • Be available to be contacted by students, families, and team members by phone and email at all times while the program is in session.
  • Assist the LWAS Directors in scheduling and coordinating virtual family and public events, presentations, partner activities, and special guests as needed and required by the grant.
  • In a Remote Scenario: Manage daily implementation and instruction of live, online, and home-based STEAM curriculum and enrichment activities, in alignment with the Remote Learning Framework and guidance from LW Site Directors.
  • In a Hybrid Scenario: Manage daily implementation and instruction of live, online, and home-based STEAM curriculum and enrichment activities, in alignment with the Remote Learning Framework and guidance from LW Site Directors. In addition, coordinating on-site supervision of students engaging in the remote program.
  • In an In-Person Scenario: Manage daily implementation and instruction of an in-person STEAM curriculum and enrichment activities, in alignment with the Learning Framework and guidance from LW Site Directors.
  • Assist and support students and team members with troubleshooting technology use, connection and access challenges.
  • Coordinate and communicate with transportation and food services regarding pickups and deliveries as needed.
  • Coordinate organization and weekly delivery of STEM materials kits directly to students.
  • Be able and licensed to drive short distances to facilitate deliveries to students and coordination of supplies.
  • Attend and participate in required LWAS virtual staff training.
  • Attend virtual 21st CCLC grant meetings, training, and conferences as required by the LWAS Directors.
  • Stay informed of, follow, implement, and inform teams of all current CDC and local guidelines regarding social distancing, program delivery, and physical and emotional safety for students, teams, and programs.
  • Conduct oneself in a professional manner at all times, in accordance with program expectations, online safety, and remote and in-person learning guidelines.



State of Maine Teaching Certification or demonstrate eligibility (preferred); Valid Driver’s License

BA or BS degree in Education or related field



Minimum 2 years teaching experience with elementary-aged youth

Minimum 1 year supervisory and/or leadership experience

Work with diverse communities, ELL students, and low-performing populations (preferred)

Very strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills

Significant experience with, and very strong, thorough, and demonstrated understanding of and ability to use various technology including but not limited to: Microsoft Outlook, Slack, Google Drive Suite, Zoom, Google Sites, See Saw, FlipGrid, Bitmoji Classrooms, internet use and safety, Android platform, TalkingPoints

Some experience with remote/virtual/blended academic program planning and/or delivery

Flexibility, thoughtfulness, and the ability to creatively problem-solve

Growth mindset and a willingness to learn and apply innovative learning platforms and approaches

Demonstrated ability to embrace change

Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a team setting

Fixed Term, Regular, Part-time, Non-Exempt Position

Hourly Rate: $21.00

Now accepting applications until all positions are filled.

Apply online at our website, attach resume and cover letter to the application.

Incomplete applications or missing materials will not be considered for this position.

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.