Part-Time Afterschool Program Coordinator
Employment Classification: Seasonal Part-Time
Pay Status: Nonexempt
Start/End Dates:As soon as possible – June 5, 2019
Reports To: School Based Programs Manager
Positions Available: 1 (Summit Cove Elementary)
Keystone Science School Mission:
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.
The employees of Keystone Science School collectively work for the Mission, and truly live the Vision and Values! Our campus is located at 9,200 feet on the site of Old Keystone Village in Keystone, Colorado. Our historic 23-acre campus serves as the ultimate outdoor laboratory and is the home base for our diverse suite of programs. Our facilities include modern log-style dormitories, a central dining hall, an outdoor amphitheater, a state-of-the-art observatory, and a geothermal field. Visit www.KeystoneScienceSchool.org to learn more!
Program Overview and Job Summary:
The KSS Afterschool Program implements the CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) curriculum afterschool at all six elementary schools in Summit County. This program is designed to promote healthy physical activity and eating behaviors in children. 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 and the children participate in a nutrition lesson followed by exercises, sports-related skills practice, and non-elimination games. The program is grant-funded through partnerships with community organizations.
The Afterschool Program Coordinator is responsible for completion of administrative tasks, program facilitation of 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.
Required Dates and Times of Employment:
The Afterschool Program Coordinator’s work schedule follows the Summit School District calendar. The program will NOT be held on any schedule off school days or in the event of school cancellations or early releases.
• Session 1: August 23, 2018 – November 20, 2018
• Session 2: November 26, 2018 – March 8, 2019
• Session 3: March 11, 2019 – June 5, 2019
The Afterschool Program Coordinator position is part-time, averaging approximately 15 hours per week.
• Mondays from 2:50p-5:35
• Tuesdays through Fridays from 3:45p-5:35
Additionally, attendance is required at monthly Coordinator meetings, scheduled prior to programming one Monday per month. The Afterschool Program Coordinator will also complete the weekly snack pick-up on Mondays prior to programming. Additional time will be required for administrative tasks, lesson planning, snack prep, parent correspondence, and program set-up and take down.
Our ideal candidate will focus on the following essential duties and responsibilities:
• Main areas of focus in this position are:
o 65% Program Facilitation
o 15% Curriculum Development
o 10% Snack Preparation
o 10% Administrative Tasks
• Emphasis on daily program facilitation of 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.
The minimum requirements in knowledge, skills, and abilities for the candidate of our choice:
• Must possess an intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action;
• 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 such as contacts, prospective donors, and participating teachers.
Our 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):
o 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;
o Two (2) years of college training and six months (910 hours) of full-time or equivalent part-time experience in the care and supervision of groups of four (4) or more children;
• Experience in a leadership role;
• Current First Aid and CPR certification or ability to obtain before the first day of employment;
• Must be at least 21 years of age or older;
• Excellent driving record and a valid driver’s license;
• Must be able to successfully pass a comprehensive background check.
In addition to the above required talents, our ideal candidate will have these 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;
• Desired computer skills include proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.), Google Drive, and Adobe.
Our travel expectations:
The Afterschool Program Coordinator may be required to attend meetings and snack pick-up on Keystone Science School’s 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.
The 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; 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.
Our 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. 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 on campus.
Hourly rate of $17-$20, depending on experience, and approximately 15 hours per week. Staff are eligible to be considered for raises following each successfully completed 12-week session of programming.
Ready to find yourself at the heart of Science. Adventure. Fun? Apply now!
Please submit the General Employment Application found at www.KeystoneScienceSchool.org/Employment. Please include your resume, cover letter and 3 references. The first review of application materials will begin on July 16, 2018. Application material will be accepted until all positions are filled. For more information, please contact the Human Resources department at HR@KeystoneScienceSchool.org.
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.