Afterschool Site Director – Saco

April 19, 2023 Saco, ME

Job Code LWAS-SD-04.19.23

Overview and Position Summary: 

The full-time Site Director will be responsible for the overall leadership and management of a LearningWorks Afterschool + Summer 21st Century Community Learning Center school-based program site at Governor John Fairfield School in Saco. The Site Director onboards, develops, coaches, supports, and supervises all program staff. S/he provides oversight for all program activities and works in collaboration with school building staff, other district and agency departments, and local community partners to develop and implement a high quality program. This role will directly supervise one (1) Site Coordinator and a staff including teachers, ed techs, and volunteers.

LearningWorks Afterschool (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: teamwork, problem-solving, communication, perseverance – all in an experiential and supportive learning environment.  LWAS includes a six-week summer program each year.



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

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;

Cultivate and maintain 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 agency leadership



State of Maine Teaching Certification or demonstrate eligibility (preferred)

BA or BS 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, and time management skills;

Computer / technology skills including database experience, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Google (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms), and more;

Strong experience with fiscal and administrative management;

Flexibility, thoughtfulness, and the ability to creatively problem solve;
Belief in our agency mission and values.


Compensation and Benefits:

The salary for this position is $41,860 annually, depending on experience, skills, and qualifications. It is a full-time, exempt position working 35 hours a week.

Benefits: Health, Dental, Life, HSA (with health insurance enrollment), 133hrs of PTO to start with incremental increases, 13 paid holidays plus additional time between Christmas and New Year’s Day, 8 weeks paid parental leave; 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.

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