Senior Coordinator of Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO)

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $38,000.00
Maximum: $42,000.00



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901 Broadway, Ste 700
United States


This Senior Coordinator position will be responsible for the day-to-day coordinating, logistics and support of ELO programs and partnerships during the school year, school breaks, and over the summer, at two elementary schools. The goal of ELO programs is to support the social, emotional and academic development and success of students. While the Senior Coordinator is an employee of the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, including for hiring, evaluation, payroll, benefits, etc., the Senior Coordinator’s day-to-day responsibilities will be in furtherance of the pilot project. Accordingly, the Senior Coordinator will take direction for their daily activities and duties related to their ELO Site Coordination work from the pilot program’s ELO Program Manager and will be required to attend trainings and meet other requirements for working in Tacoma Public Schools and with GTCF in addition to those that may be required by the Broadway Center.


•        Plan and coordinate the implementation and evaluation and broad range of programs before, during and/or afterschool as well as throughout school breaks

•        Assure compliance with state and local regulations, including safety procedures

•        Ensure that program standards are met

•        Ensure equitable and high-quality student-focused programs through YPQ, innovative program development, data review and ongoing training of staff

•        Ensure program objectives are achieved in compliance with professional standards and according to the District and school policies and ELOC vision

•        Manage supply needs and make supply purchases as necessary

•        Coordinate ELO fieldtrips and meal programs (as needed)


•        Collaborate with principals and key stakeholders to develop work plans, identify shared outcomes, and track data for continuous improvement.

•        Participate in school committees and decision-making bodies

•        Coordinate and facilitate community partner meetings

•        Organize special events, in partnership with school staff

•        Communicate the ELOC mission and vision to community, parents, staff and students


•        Recruit and manage ELO program partners to expand offerings, especially those that increase the social, emotional and academic success of students and reduce disproportionality in behavioral and academic outcomes

•        Conduct daily staff briefings to review logistics and identify needs

•        Serve as lead for health and safety for students participating in ELO programming, handle behavioral incidents, make discipline referrals, provide onsite coaching to ELO partners, and lead the implementation of SEL strategies


•        Collect and report data on student enrollment and participation in ELO programs

•        Provide data and reports as needed for ELO programs to improve practice and better serve students

•        Must agree to student data confidentiality and security requirements, and to use only Tacoma Public Schools-issued e-mail for written communications related to ELO work.



·        Bachelor's degree in Social Work or Leadership & Community Development a plus/ or equivalent experience in Youth & Community Development work.

·        3+ years of youth development program experience

·        Knowledge and experience in directing youth programs through supervision of partners, volunteers and staff, developing and monitoring budgets, marketing and communications, and program development

·        Demonstrated skills in time management, program coordination, customer service, organizational skills, written and verbal communications, facilitating meetings, and data collection and use

·        Positive attitude and previous experience with school aged children and diverse populations

·        Knowledge of SEL competencies and quality youth program practices

·        Dependable attendance and ability to communicate foreseen absences in a timely manner

·        Intermediate knowledge in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, SharePoint, Outlook)

·        Candidates with experience working in diverse socio-economic communities in Tacoma a plus

·        Ability to foster and build relationships inside schools and in communities

·        Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a small team of specialists.




·        Adhere to and support the Vision of the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program, shown below

·        Attend regular team meetings, including Broadway Center Education Team, all-Staff meetings (bi-monthly), ELO Cohort, GTCF and site based meetings as required, staff trainings as required

·        Agree to the Broadway Center for Performing Arts Statement of Values; Addendum A

·        Follow the Seven Interactive Principles of Great Teams; Addendum B

·        Have access to reliable transportation

·        Possess a valid driver’s licence

·        Present proof of automobile insurance

·        physical demands of the position include:

•        Regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms

•        Occasionally may need to plan and participate in outdoor programming

•        Lift up to 50lbs



The Guiding Question


If urban schools and their afterschool partners work together to improve and align experiences and

climate to foster children’s social emotional learning, will students benefit?


From the moment they step on the school bus each morning until returning to their families each night, we want students to experience a seamless, supportive environment where adults and youth thrive, trauma-informed practices support full participation, and social and emotional learning (SEL) competencies are developed. We need to ensure our students are understood and have their needs met—not just academically, but socially and emotionally. This vision requires building the capacity of all adults who interact with students—on the school bus, in hallways, in classrooms and expanded learning opportunities (ELO)—to learn new practices and partner in creating a unified SEL foundation, each setting inspiring students through unique learning opportunities.


For the next three years, the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation (GTCF) will support a pilot project as a partner in the Tacoma Whole Child Initiative (TWCI) “Shift Two”- aligning school day and expanded learning opportunities through an intentional focus on social and emotional learning. The pilot project will focus on five key social and emotional learning competencies: Self-awareness; self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. The goal is for Tacoma students to experience connected SEL environments throughout the day, to support the whole child.

Twelve Tacoma Public Schools elementary schools will be part of the pilot project. A key piece of the pilot will be the coordination of Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) for students in these 12 schools, located in East and South Tacoma. In addition to ELO coordination, Tacoma Public Schools staff and providers of Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) at six of the 12 elementary schools will implement shared Social Emotional Learning (SEL) practices, receive training & professional development, and use data for shared cycles of continuous improvement. The pilot will begin September 2018 and run through the 2020-21 school year.




Full range benefits

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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