AFTERSCHOOL ENRICHMENT COORDINATOR / ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Christa McAuliffe Charter School

Framingham, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3552094
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : June 1, 2021
  • Starting Date: July 15, 2021

Job Description

MISSION
The mission of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School is to cultivate within each member of a diverse student body an intense commitment to self and community, the courage and insight to set high standards for academic and personal success, and the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to achieve those standards.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL
The Christa McAuliffe Charter School is a diverse EL Education school for 400 scholars in grades 6-8. Our hands-on curriculum inspires achievement through active learning, character growth, and teamwork. McAuliffe is a community of engaged, motivated learners — students and adults alike. At McAuliffe, students take ownership of their learning, guided by creative, passionate adults who adeptly navigate the ever-present balancing act of challenge and support. A spirit of adventure pervades the school, and the energy is seemingly boundless. McAuliffe is the rare middle school where it really is ok to be yourself. The community values independence and individuality, while practicing collaboration, inclusivity, and acceptance. For everyone who experiences it — students, faculty, staff, and families — McAuliffe truly is a transformative learning experience.

POSITION OVERVIEW
The Afterschool Enrichment Coordinator runs the school’s daily after-school programming. The goal of McAuliffe’s enrichment program is to provide our middle school scholars with a menu of safe, enriching, and fun activities for each of three seasons: fall, winter, and spring. The Coordinator is responsible for building a robust menu of enrichment options facilitated by faculty, parents/guardians, community partners (e.g. MetroWest YMCA, Framingham High School Hip Hop Team, Animal Adventures to name a few). To view examples of enrichment programming, click here. We will encourage expansion of popular classes/clubs/activities and development of new opportunities in order to involve more scholars -- and more diverse scholars -- on an annual basis. During the school day the Enrichment Coordinator will attend to administrative responsibilities associated with the Enrichment program as well as weekly school tasks and occasional annual or semi-annual events to support the overall McAuliffe program.


RESPONSIBILITIES
- Create a seasonal menu of enrichment opportunities for each day of the week including but not limited to visual arts, physical activities, academic support, music/theatre, and role-play games (e.g. Dungeons and Dragons).
- Build and maintain relationships with faculty, families, and community partners who lead enrichment activities
- Recruit faculty, parents/guardians, and community partners to lead new enrichment activities
- As needed and desired, lead some enrichment activities!
- Create a seasonal enrichment catalog to showcase the menu of options
- Communicate enrichment opportunities with scholars and families with support from the Director of Community Development
- Develop and oversee an annual and seasonal enrichment budget with support from the Director of Community Development and/or Director of Business and Operations
- Collaborate with the Athletics Coordinator to plan for and manage the use of space including Adventure Center and outdoor turf
- Ensure all enrichment activity leaders are vetted, have completed a CORI background check, and complete required training including but not limited to civil rights, bullying prevention, and intervention, and life-threatening allergies.
- Provide supervision to programming, visiting activities, and supporting enrichment activity leaders
- Communicate with families including responding to questions and concerns
- Work with the Dean of Students, school counselors, and families to navigate student support or disciplinary situations that take place after school
- Evaluate the enrichment program seasonally in order to improve program and options; as relevant, give feedback to activity leaders
- Conduct an annual program evaluation including review of student participation pertaining to access and equity (civil rights)
- Recruit a faculty/staff(stipended position) to support attendance taking and to provide coverage, monitor the front door, and to cover if you are taking a sick or personal day.
- Provide information, photos, and videos to the Director of Community Development to update the school’s website and social media sites with relevant enrichment information
- Perform other related tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of this position
- Enrichment takes place 2:40-5:00 pm, during the school day the Enrichment Coordinator will attend to administrative responsibilities associated with the Enrichment program as well as weekly school tasks and occasional annual or semi-annual events.

QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Experience teaching or working with middle-school-age students in a school, camp, or similar setting
- Strong organization and project management skills including the ability to plan ahead, prioritize, and stick to a timeline
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Skilled at building relationships with diverse middle-school age students
- Creative, flexible, and patient
- Self-directed and willing to ask for help
- Personal qualities that exemplify the school’s emphasis on character development and community
- Reflective with a growth mindset - forever a learner
-Experience using Google Suite
-Preference for candidates who speak English as well as Portuguese and/or Spanish.


HOURS
- 9:30am - 5:30pm M-F
-This position is a 10 month position plus 2-3 weeks during July to prepare the program so it is ready to launch at the start of school.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Athletic/Activities Director
    Athletics & Activities > After School Programs
    Athletics & Activities > Athletic/Activities Director
    Support Staff > Administrative Assistant
    Support Staff > Receptionist
  • Employer Description

    The Christa McAuliffe Charter School is an Expeditionary Learning charter school for students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, serving students from Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Holliston, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Sudbury, and Southborough and a number of other towns outside of Boston.

    The mission of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School is to cultivate within each member of a diverse student body, through the Expeditionary Learning design, an intense commitment to self and community, the courage and insight to set high standards for academic and personal success, and the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to achieve those standards. Learn more about us...


    Location Description

    The Christa McAuliffe Charter School is an Expeditionary Learning charter school for students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, serving students from Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Holliston, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Sudbury, and Southborough and a number of other towns outside of Boston.

    The mission of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School is to cultivate within each member of a diverse student body, through the Expeditionary Learning design, an intense commitment to self and community, the courage and insight to set high standards for academic and personal success, and the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to achieve those standards. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Christa McAuliffe Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. What 5 words best describe your personality and how do they fit the McAuliffe Mission?
      Short Essay (Answer limited TO 600 characters, including spaces)
    • 2. Tell us about your experiences working on a professional team or in a collaborative work environment.
      Short Essay (Answer limited TO 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Mara Gorden , Director of Community Development & Operations
    • 139 Newbury St.
    • Framingham, Massachusetts 01701

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