After School Program Coordinator

Job Description

Teach students to lead active and healthy lifestyles by implementing the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) curriculum during After School programming at Summit County elementary schools.

Job Title: After School Program Coordinator

Department: School-Based Programs

Employment Classification: Seasonal Part-Time

Pay Status: Nonexempt; $17-20/hour

Dates of Employment: mid-August 2019 through early-June 2020

Reports To: School-Based Programs Manager

Positions Available: 5

At Keystone Science School, we believe that the power of inspiring curiosity and critical thinking, through the lens of science, changes lives and strengthens communities. We create future leaders who can problem solve and work together in an ever-evolving world and workplace environment.

Located in Summit County, Colorado, Keystone Science School's historic campus serves as the home base for our diverse suite of inquiry-based learning programs. We combine hands-on science education with outdoor adventure to create engaging experiences for our students. Curriculum themes include environmental science, leadership, teambuilding, STEM, physical activity, and nutrition. We are committed to serving students from diverse backgrounds, and we strive to make our programs accessible across the socioeconomic spectrum. Employees enjoy rewarding work, a positive workplace culture, competitive compensation and benefits, and staff housing, based on position offered. Visit www.KeystoneScienceSchool.org to learn more!

Program Overview and Job Summary:

The KSS After School Program implements the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) curriculum at Summit County elementary schools. The program is designed to promote healthy physical activity and eating behaviors in children, and it aims to equip children with the knowledge and skills to make healthy decisions, all while having fun.

Each day a healthy snack is served as children participate in a nutrition lesson. Students then engage in exercises, sports-related skills practice, and non-elimination games. The program is grant-funded through partnerships with community organizations.

The After School Program Coordinator is responsible for completion of administrative tasks, developing and implementing the CATCH curriculum, and teaching students about health and exercise. Administrative tasks include: prepping and planning daily snack and nutrition lessons, planning objective focused activities and games, conducting parent and student surveys and assessments, communicating with parents and families, distributing bi-weekly newsletters, tracking class attendance, and managing on-site registrations.

Main areas of focus:

  • 65% Program Facilitation
  • 15% Curriculum Development
  • 10% Snack Preparation
  • 10% Administrative Tasks

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Emphasis on daily program facilitation of the CATCH curriculum;
  • Plan and manage daily program curriculum and assigned administrative duties;
  • Work collaboratively and professionally with a varied group of colleagues to supervise a diverse group of up to 30 elementary age participants;
  • Prepare snack using safe food handling procedures;
  • Interact with program participants and families with a high level of energy and enthusiasm;
  • Communicate clearly and effectively to express concerns and needs to School Based Programs Manager;
  • Supervise and maintain high standards of health and safety, and follow Risk Management policies in all activities;
  • Attend all staff meetings and trainings as assigned;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – Minimum Requirements:

  • Have an interest in, respect for, and ability to work with children;
  • Strong work ethic and will work until the job is complete;
  • Motivation to contribute positively to the KSS at-large community;
  • Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written or oral form;
  • Multi-task efficiently while managing a high-volume workload in a fast-paced, changing environment;
  • Superior customer service skills with the ability to be creative and think ‘outside the box’;
  • Strong command of communication, writing, and organizational skills;
  • Effectively interact with people of diverse backgrounds and different levels of experience;
  • Ability to work in a busy environment with many distractions;
  • Ability to track information and manage high volume of data.

Required Education, Experience, and Certifications:

  • Verifiable education and/or experience teaching school aged children in an active and dynamic learning environment (one of the following): 
  • A four (4) year college degree with a major such as recreation, outdoor education, education with a specialty in health/physical education, art, elementary or early childhood education, or a subject in the human services field;
  • Two (2) years of college training (any field) and six months (910 hours) of full-time or equivalent part-time experience supervising groups of four (4) or more children; 
  • Experience in a leadership role;
  • Current First Aid and CPR certifications, or ability to obtain before the first day of employment;
  • Age 21+ with an excellent driving record and a valid driver's license;
  • Must be able to successfully pass a comprehensive background check.

Preferred Skillsets:

  • Professional or personal experience with nutrition, health, movement, and recreation;
  • Experience working with persons with special needs;
  • Comprehension of the Spanish language via written and/or verbal form;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.), Google Drive, and Adobe.

Travel Expectations:

The After School Program Coordinator may be required to attend meetings and snack pick-up at the Keystone Science School campus and will be required to travel to one or more elementary schools within Summit County. Locations include Dillon Valley, Frisco, Silverthorne, and Summit Cove elementary schools.

Physical Demands of this Position:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: sit; stand; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or hold objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit for extended periods of time, stand, and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires the employee to work in close contact with his/her teammates and children. The office space is small, and the employee must have the ability to stay focused while others are working in close proximity. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but varies seasonally due to programs and staffing.

Required Dates and Times of Employment:

The After School Program Coordinator’s work schedule follows the Summit School District calendar. The program will NOT be held on any No School days or in the event of school cancellations or early releases. The After School Program Coordinator position is part-time, averaging approximately 15 hours per week. Coordinators must be able to work at the following days/times:

  • Mondays from 2:50p-5:35
  • Tuesdays through Fridays from 3:45p-5:35

Additionally, attendance is required at monthly Coordinator meetings, and time will be required for administrative tasks, lesson planning, snack prep, parent correspondence, and program set-up and take down.

Compensation:

Hourly rate of $17-$20, depending on experience. Staff are eligible to be considered for raises following each successfully completed 12-week session of programming.

Application Instructions:

Please submit the Employment Application (Seasonal Positions) found at www.KeystoneScienceSchool.org/Employment. Please include your resume, cover letter and 3 references. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. For more information, please contact the Human Resources department at [email protected].

Keystone Science School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

To Apply

Please submit the Employment Application (Seasonal Positions) found at www.KeystoneScienceSchool.org/Employment. Please include your resume, cover letter and 3 references. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. For more information, please contact the Human Resources department at [email protected].

Application Closing Date: 
Not Specified
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Employment Type: 
Job Region: 
Job Salary Range: 
17
20
Job Experience: 
1 - 2 years
Job Starting Date: 
08/15/2019

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