The ASPIRE Before School Program Coordinator oversees the ASPIRE Before School program at one(1) (K–6) or (K–8) school site intended to encourage a culture of learning by providing students with the knowledge, skills, and resources for academic and personal success. Programming may occur inside or outside of the classroom during before school hours from 6:00am-10:00am. Activities may include tutoring, personal enrichment, life skills, recreation, and other activities that facilitate success.
A Program Coordinator is responsible for the planning, implementation, and oversight of programming including the supervision of Youth Leaders who work directly with students. Under supervision from the Program Quality Supervisor, a Program Coordinator trains and evaluates staff, and works closely with school administration, faculty, parents, and students to ensure that programming meets the needs of the school and its students as well as the policies of the California and/or Federal Department of Education.
A Program Coordinator in the ASPIRE Before School program works with elementary or middle schools. Programming typically occurs before school for 1.5 hours per day and
involves academic support, purposeful recreational activities, and a variety of other skills and confidence building activities that students engage in. The Program Coordinator provides oversight for multiple before school program sites.
Oversee the general operation of day to day programming at designated LEARN partner schools;
Develop and foster positive relationships with school administration, faculty, staff, parents and students;
Plan and coordinate programming with input from school administration, ASB students, teachers, parents, counselors, and Title I Coordinators via a program Advisory Board.
Develop staffing plan to implement programming;
Supervise Youth Leaders including performance monitoring and evaluation, recommendations for hiring, and proving direct input to staff disciplinary decisions;
Monitor expenses on a regular basis to ensure that the program costs remain within the program budget;
Regularly meet with teachers, principals, and other instructional-day staff to align before school activities with the students' instructional-day curriculum or to ensure that after school activities align with the interests and goals of the students; Ensure that student attendance is accurately recorded and reported and meets program plan goals and grant guidelines
Work with school staff, parents, and students to recruit and retain students in programming;
Ensure that Youth Leaders record their time and submit all required paperwork accurately and timely;
Maintain individual and group documentation of program participation and academic progress (electronic and hard copy);
Distribute and collect evaluation instruments;
Assist with periodic reporting tasks;
Attend monthly Coordinator professional development, regular school all-staff meetings, and meet with the principal on a monthly basis;
Other duties as assigned
Education and Experience: 1.) A Bachelor's Degree, Or, four years of experience working with youth in an educational setting.
2) Education and experience can combine for the 4 years (i.e. AA and 2 years of experience). Ability to pass a district examination for instructional assistants. A Bachelor's degree, experience supervising staff, and developing program plans is highly desired.
Language and Computer Skills:
Strong writing skills.
Competence and comfort with computer applications such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, and web-based communication tools, such as e-mail and Internet.
Ability to speak Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese or Vietnamese is desired.
Other Skills and Abilities:
Must have an interest in working with at-risk youth to help them achieve their highest potential.
Ability to understand the needs and differences of children.
Requires the ability to balance emotional support and discipline to deal with child behavior problems.
Excellent organizational and managerial skills, attention to details, and sound judgment.
Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Must be a team player.
Ability to communicate effectively with teachers, students, and parents.
Must be punctual, dependable, and responsive to supervision.
Requires the ability to observe the activity of children and others.