908 Wahler Place, SE
What You Will Do
The APrep Care Program offers before and after school programming that provides scholars with a safe, academically enriching and joyous environment that supports the mission of Achievement Prep. The APrep Care Program Site Director's (the “Director”) job is to ensure the safety of the scholars; design, coordinate, and implement appropriate (academic support and enrichment) activities; and ensure the fiscal and programmatic fidelity of the APrep Care program. The specific duties of the Director include, but are not limited to, program development and management, carrying forth-prudent fiscal management, participation in staff development, and ensuring collaboration with all key stakeholders. S/he will provide a safe, nurturing, and well-supervised before and after school programming. The Director serves as the prominent liaison with parents, collaborators, school personnel, volunteers, and visitors, and shall ensure the site and the program are deemed positive by all. A Director’s ability to establish authority through leadership, communication, and most importantly patience, will be required in giving our scholars the stability and nurturing atmosphere they need to succeed.
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and supporting all things related to the APrep Care Program, you will:
- Develop and maintain a high level of communication and positive relationships with all stakeholders
- Work closely in collaboration with the school principals, Operations Managers, network staff and other partners
- Provide program orientation, encourage involvement, and maintain regular contact with families and the school community
- Respond promptly and professionally to all stakeholder inquiries
- Communicate with stakeholders regarding scholar progress and performance
- Lead a team of before and after-school program staff to ensure a positive learning environment and program with best practices
- Develop and oversee programs that support Achievement Prep’s goals for scholar development and academic achievement. Align these activities with the regular school day
- Supervise all APrep Care staff
- Ensure and promote program visibility
- Acquire and leverage in-kind resources
Program Implementation and Quality Assurance
- Oversee the implementation of age appropriate daily activities and model appropriate activities to staff as needed
- Schedule spaces of groups of scholars based on size, activity and maintaining ratios
- Manage staff working at the APrep Care program location and ensure staff are providing direct, competent supervision of scholars at all times
- Create and disseminate regular staff communication to include upcoming week’s activities, schedule changes, special guests, etc.
- Ensure a positive work environment for staff
- Carry out HR procedures and practices for staff recruitment, screening, hiring, and termination
- Coach, supervise, and provide professional development for all Aprep Care program staff
- Hold team accountable to their job descriptions and expectations
- Design and implement a meaningful program that meets the needs of scholars ages 3-12
- Develop and maintain a schedule of standards aligned with academic, physical and enrichment activities
- Gather data, conduct observations, and use assessment and feedback for ongoing program improvement
- Recognize potential issues and apply problem-solving methods and/or communicate with appropriate staff as needed
Administrative and Fiscal Management
- Effectively manage scholar recruitment, enrollment, scheduling and registration procedures to meet program attendance goals
- Maintain positive daily communications with scholars and their families, staff, network operations, and the Achievement Prep community at large
- Maintain accurate record keeping, including overseeing budget and expenditure tracking
- Ensure all records are complete, organized, and on file for 5 years
- Monitor and approve staff timesheets and invoices and complete performance evaluations for staff
- Help design and implement a sustainability plan for the Aprep Care Program
- Submit all required documentation on a timely basis, including program reports
- Submit weekly scholar attendance and scholar snack reports on a timely basis
- Participate in all meetings, workshops, and activities organized by Achievement Prep
- Adhere to Achievement Prep on-site safety expectations, implement the safety plan at the site, and carry out the monthly drill to be tracked on-site in emergency drill logs and assessments.
- Demonstrate reliability and punctuality by arriving on time for scheduled shift and completing supervisory responsibilities in a timely and thorough manner
- Ability to work with, develop, lead, mentor, and supervise youth ages 3 to 12 in small and large groups
- Ability to lift and carry 25 pounds
- Ability to purchase, manage, and track inventory of supplies and equipment
- Ability to perform administrative tasks
- Ability to keep detailed records
- Must be punctual and reliable
- Ability to multi-task and successfully handle competing deadlines
- Ability to work with minimal supervision
- Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
- Maintain the highest degree of confidentiality in scholar, staff, and management matters
- Immediately report and document any and all injuries or incidents utilizing established procedures for notification to parents and Chief Operating Officer.
- Any other duties necessary to fulfill the mission of Achievement Prep
You Must Have
- High School Diploma/GED
- 2+ years of experience working with children in an urban setting from historically underserved communities
- Ability to work a split schedule to accommodate programming hours (6:00am – 10:30 am & 2:30pm – 7:00pm)
- Computer literacy; proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Web based programs
It Would Be Nice for You to Have
- Bachelor’s degree
- 2+ years working in an urban school
- Special certifications, i.e. CPR training
Who You Are
You know and understand the power of education and have seen, first hand, that power manifested either in your life or in the lives of others. You are committed to serving historically underserved communities knowing that your work is part of a larger ecosystem committed to change. You believe in a quality public education for all and are determined to serve every child that comes your way. You are unapologetically mission driven and will do whatever it takes to advance the work and ensure scholar achievement. You are excited about not just the work, but doing the work at Achievement Prep. You are familiar with our community and are not afraid of or by all the beauty and challenges that come with living in impoverished communities. You value and respect everyone and demonstrate that respect in words and actions.
You know while there are no excuses in this work, the scholars we serve require a leader who will differentiate for all yet keep excellence the bar that is maintained at all times. You understand your effectiveness and performance is directly tied to a strong, joyous, safe and productive school culture. You know culture and instruction are inextricably linked, with the establishment of a strong culture taking precedence in order to promote an environment that is 100% conducive to learning. You are open to feedback, eager to grow, and bring your best to everything you do. You know the work isn’t easy and don’t expect for it to be. The grind of our mission ignites you. You are not only capable of performing but thrive in circumstances involving ambiguity and nuance. You look for or create the joy in your day-to-day and want to work with others who do, too.
What We Value
- 100% Scholars: You prioritize what’s best for scholars first.
- Results Without Excuses: You set, track and achieve ambitious goals; and you own the mistakes.
- Sweat the Small Stuff: You pay attention to the smallest details to ensure smooth, predictable, and effective outcomes.
- Community Matters – Mightily: You show care and respect for others – even when the work is taxing.
- Unapologetically Mission-Driven: You have a “whatever it takes” mentality in achieving the mission.
- Many Minds, One Mission: You value and partner with parents and the community for the good of scholars.
What You Get
- Ongoing weekly or bi-weekly coaching and development from principal
- Regular coaching from network-based leadership
- Opportunities to participate in external professional development that increases effectiveness in the role
- Compensation & Benefits:
- Achievement Prep offers highly competitive compensation and benefits
- Medical, vision, dental benefits
- Flexible spending accounts for transit, dependent care, and medical expenses
- 401k with automatic immediate employer matching up to 4% of salary
- It Pays to Stay:
- Upon completion of 2 full school years of service, employees become eligible for annual loyalty incentives
- Gifts and Achievement Prep swag
Minimum Education Required