AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM DIRECTOR
The After-School Program Director will assist in leading and operating a comprehensive after-school program for children throughout the school year, from the end of the school day to 6pm daily. He/she will also be responsible for directing the development and implementation of age and grade appropriate curriculum for our after school and summer program.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages all aspects of the elementary school after-school program, ensuring a quality educational and youth development experience for all participants
Develops and maintains a strong relationship with school staff, including scheduling regular check-ins with the principal and community school coordinator and participating in collaborative partner meeting
Develops and regularly revisits instructional plans for each grade level, with the objective of supporting all members in becoming academically proficient and developing the life skills and attitudes necessary to achieve high school graduation
Determines ongoing needs/interests of students, parents and school staff
Reviews and revises program offerings to meet emerging needs and interests
Arranges training to support after-school instructors in designing and delivering effective lessons
Prepares and supports informal and formal program evaluation
Builds strong relationships with parents by leading parent orientations and meetings (ideally in English and Spanish); connecting daily at pick-up time, making phone calls regarding student attendance, attitude and participation; encouraging participation in BGCP and school celebrations; and organizing workshops, family nights, or other events that increase parents' connection to and involvement in their child's school and education
Purchase and prepares materials for activities as needed
Selects, trains and manages all CPNYC after-school staff, , including evaluating and assessing their needs for ongoing professional development
Delegates work appropriately to the Educational Specialist and Counselors
Collaborates with CPNYC Facilities Director to ensure program space is safe, functioning optimally and meets SACC requirements
Manages staff schedules, ensuring adequate coverage. Provides last-minute coverage in classrooms as needed
Leads professional development, staff meetings, and some trainings
Ensures that all staff adhere to CPNYC and school behavior, discipline and safety policies.
Manages site expense, ensuring quality program implementation within budgetary limits
Compiles data and tracks students for program evaluation and reporting
Creates opportunities to publicize and involve CPNYC in school events (e.g. Open House, Back-to-School Nights, parent conference days, staff development) as well as events in the broader community (e.g., city council meetings, parent education opportunities). Prepares and gives presentations as needed.
Other duties as assigned based on department and/or organizational needs