Director of Afterschool and Extended-Day Programming Job Description
Location: Central Office
About the Position:
The Director of After School and Extended-Day Programming (ASP) is responsible for providing and managing centralized support, academic program alignment within the larger K-12 programming, evaluating programs and driving excellence, and external reporting to funding partners.
The ideal candidate possesses an interest in education, is knowledgeable about charter schools, and has professional experience in operations, project management, or other related functions. S/he is fully dedicated to the mission of Brooklyn Prospect, and committed to keeping the academic and personal success of our students as a core focus while striving to grow professionally and support the operational excellence of the organization of schools.
This role reports to the Director of Network Operations and coaches all After School Program Managers.
Prospect Schools is a K-12 college preparatory community where excellent teachers prepare a diverse student body to have a positive impact on society and a lifelong passion for learning. Find more about who we are and what we believe by checking out our Prospector Principles.
Our Core Values are:
- Curiosity: Develop sound judgment and intellect by asking questions confidently and thinking critically
- Care: Support others by grounding every action in empathy while championing equity and inclusion in our work
- Persistence: Grow and learn by solving problems with determination, creativity and tenacity
- Passion: Succeed by approaching challenges with excitement, enthusiasm and self assurance
- Lead development and alignment of after school programming with the academic programming of schools, and ensure there’s a wide variety of content aligned to the K-12 academic and social-emotional needs of our schools. Collaborate with Principals to fully develop standard K-12 ASP & Extended-Day academic programming.
- Develop a process for an academic enrichment and remediation program that’s aligned to the school day. Identify the scope and sequence, lesson plans, and reporting process on progress for students in the academic program to identify the efficacy of intervention.
- Develop and lead the process to evaluate after school programs. Create benchmarks and KPIs for ASP enrichment and academic programming to help drive the rigor and success of the programs.
- Create and maintain a master course catalog of academic and enrichment programs and identify areas of overlap and improvement.
- Ensure ASP connection and fidelity to school day School Culture policies and procedures and lead trainings for staff.
- Oversee summer programming across campuses. Develop summer orientation for 9th grade students focused on team building and priming for the academic school year ahead.
People Management & Development
- Coach and train campus-based ASP leaders. Train Program Managers in areas of recruitment, scheduling, staffing, program design, and Prospect Schools’ mission.
- Manage Educational Specialists and hold regular 1:1s with staff deploying academic components of ASP, ensuring fidelity between the day program and after school.
- Lead school-based training and development across the network by collaborating with network and school teams to identify the needs of the after school program and staff, then developing progressive trainings that promote their development as educators and youth development leaders.
Treehouse Service Delivery
- Maximize the benefits of being a network of schools by driving excellent, consistent operational practices across all schools that are aligned with the values of Prospect Schools. Develop and own centralized Operations Standard Operational Procedures and resources for school-based Operations teams.
- Collaborate with Principals to set the vision for ASP/Extended-Day at each campus.
- Ensure each campus has the appropriate resources and equipment to deliver ASP.
- Market and promote the ASP program among Prospect families to encourage participation.
- Manage relationships and contracts with necessary external vendors.
Compliance & Finance
- Work with funders, public and private, to ensure Prospect Schools can maintain high-quality programming that is accessible to all families that wish to participate.
- Complete external submissions to funders and other external partners, as well as accountability reporting to licensing partners.
- Manage budget, financial management, and purchasing for ASP.
- Obtain any necessary building permits, program licensing, and other documentation required for the operation of ASP.
- At least 5 years experience working in a related field (education, non-profit, etc); experience in a school environment is a plus
- Skilled at leading and coaching teams with the ability to collaborate with a wide range of constituents
- Excellent communication and relationship-building skills are essential
- Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and manage systems to support and evaluate a multi-site organization
- Skilled at working independently and leading teams and projects; ability to take initiative, think strategically and work creatively while balancing competing demands and priorities in planning, managing, and executing key work.
- Ability to work seamlessly between high-level strategy and detail-oriented work
- Advanced knowledge of Google Suite and Microsoft Excel
- Budget management experience strongly preferred
- Bachelor’s degree required
The critical features of this role are described above but not all encompassing.