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
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

  • 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

SUPERVISORY

  • 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.

ADMINISTRATION

  • 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


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor degree and/or (5) five + years equivalent experience
Minimum of 1-year successful experience teaching in an educational environment
Minimum of two years successful experience supervising staff
Demonstrated ability to coordinate, inspire, and motivate others
High level of communication skills, both written and oral
Experience working in an ethnically diverse community
Availability to work with some flexibility for occasional evening or weekend events
Strong interpersonal, team development, organizational, and management skills
Clear background check and history indicating fitness to work with children, clear fingerprinting from Dept. of Justice (DOJ)
Negative TB test
Current CPR/First Aid certification

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Teaching credential (multiple-subjects or single-subject) and/or Master's in Education preferred
Competency in writing and speaking in Spanish


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ABOUT CPNYC

Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) is a community based organization located in Brooklyn that provides a year round, unique, integrated service model that meets the distinctive needs of children with an incarcerated parent(s).  CPNYC’s mission is to provide children of prisoners with guidance, support and the resources necessary to effectively develop leadership skills, form positive social relationships and enhance academic performance.  Implementing the principles and best practices of youth development, this innovative after-school and summer program infuses a mental health model. CPNYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

JUNIOR COUNSELOR-PART TIME

The Jr. Counselor works collaboratively with the program staff and assists with the development and implementation of age and grade appropriate curriculum for our after school and summer program.  CPNYC’s participants range from kindergarten to eight grade.


MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

      Implement the CPNYC curriculum, helping school age children improve literacy competencies, values, and physical fitness in an activity based environment.

      Assist senior counselor with planning and creating innovative age appropriate activities.  Develop lesson plans to conduct them on a daily basis; read, tell stories, lead songs and games.

      Ensure the health, safety, and well being of children in the program by providing close supervision of all activities.

      Help maintain enrollment and daily attendance records.

      Assist children with homework and guide students in their academic growth.

      Understand and communicate the philosophy and goals of the CPNYC Program to the students and families.

      Assure accurate distribution and accounting of snacks.

      Actively participate in all training sessions, designated meetings, and special events.

      A minimum of 15 hours of staff training during the school year is required.


SKILLS

Ability to teach, motivate, and influence children in a team environment.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Proficient computer skills including a strong knowledge of Microsoft Suite.
Enjoys organizing academic enrichment activities.
Extremely reliable and patient.
Comfortable working with a diverse population within a non-profit environment.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum of two (2) years experience working with students in elementary and middle school.
Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred. 
Areas of study; General Education (K-8), Special Education, Social Work, Teaching, Professional Child Care, Psychology, or related fields.

HOURS

After-School Program: Monday - Friday 3:00pm- 6:30pm


APPLY NOW

ABOUT CPNYC

Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) is a community based organization located in Brooklyn that provides a year round, unique, integrated service model that meets the distinctive needs of children with an incarcerated parent(s).  CPNYC’s mission is to provide children of prisoners with guidance, support and the resources necessary to effectively develop leadership skills, form positive social relationships and enhance academic performance.  Implementing the principles and best practices of youth development, this innovative after-school and summer program infuses a mental health model. CPNYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.