AfterSchool Teaching Site Coordinator – Summer
Job Code LWAS-SUM23-TSC
Overview and Position Summary:
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Our team is seeking energetic, emotionally intelligent, and engaging Teaching Site Coordinators who believe in the power of education and who are committed to helping children thrive. Part-time Summer positions are currently available at multiple program sites at elementary and primary schools in Portland and Saco, Maine.
Outside of live program times identified above, additional time is allotted to attend key pre-program planning and staff meetings, and to participate in lesson planning and professional development.
LearningWorks AfterSchool serves academically low-performing students in grades Pre-K through 5th in 11 elementary schools in Southern Maine. 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 Afterschool is funded primarily through 21st Century Community Learning Center grants, and is offered in partnership with local school districts.
The Teaching Site Coordinator in the LearningWorks Summer Program is responsible for coordinating and implementing a 4-days/week, 6-week program focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) curriculum and enrichment activities (health/wellness, cultural, social-emotional learning). 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.
Outside of live program time, additional time is allotted to attend meetings, and participate in planning and professional development. This is a part-time, fixed term summer position.
RESPONSIBILITIES: (essential functions of the job)
- Collaborate with the LWAS Directors and school administrators/staff in the enrollment and registration process.
- Manage daily implementation and instruction of an in-person STEAM curriculum and enrichment activities, with guidance from LW Site Directors.
- Communicate with parents, volunteers, and school administrators/staff regarding student enrollment, schedules, participation, behavior, progress, and to promote program visibility and family events.
- Ensure students and staff 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 developing enrichment activities, schedules, and curriculum.
- Supervise a team consisting of Teachers, Ed Techs, and volunteers.
- Lead weekly team meetings to communicate program delivery needs, reflection, and goals for improvement.
- Be available to be contacted by students, families, and team members by phone and email while the program is in session, and regularly monitor a LearningWorks email account and voicemail, and communicate in a timely manner.
- Assist the LWAS Directors in scheduling and coordinating family and public events, presentations, partner activities, and special guests.
- Conduct oneself in a professional manner at all times, in accordance with program expectations, online safety, and learning guidelines.
While we anticipate holding in-person programming this summer, should the need arise, the Teaching Site Coordinator should be willing and able to quickly pivot to remote summer programming.
- State of Maine Teaching Certification, or demonstrated coordination experience and ability in an education setting
- BA or BS degree in Education or related field (preferred)
WORK EXPERIENCE + SKILLS
- Minimum 2 years teaching experience with elementary-aged youth
- Minimum 1 year supervisory and/or leadership experience
- Work with diverse communities and low-performing populations is preferred. For certain sites, experience working with English Language Learners is a plus.
- Very strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills
- Significant experience with, and demonstrated ability to use various technology including but not limited to: Microsoft Outlook, Slack, Google Drive Suite, Zoom, Slack, Google Sites, See Saw, internet use and safety, Android platform,
- Some experience with remote/virtual/blended academic program planning and/or delivery is preferred
- 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 collaborate in a team setting
PORTLAND (USE JOB CODE: LWAS-SUM23-T-PTLD) Hourly Rate $36
East End Community or Rowe Elementary School
Grades 2 through 5
July 5 – August 10, 2023 and pre-program training sessions June 26 – 29, 2023
Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM or 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM, depending on site
SACO (USE JOB CODE: LWAS-SUM23-T-SACO) Hourly Rate $26
Grades K through 2
July 5 – August 10, 2023 , pre-program training sessions June 26 – 29, 2023
Monday – Thursday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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.