Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3488126 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: April 7, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

OST Director
Out of School Time

Job Goal: The SPS Out of School Time Director plans, implements, and administers the out-of-school (after school and summer) program operations and activities to meet the established requirements of the District.

•Master’s degree in Child Development, Education or related field.
•3-5 years’ experience with OST program coordination and supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

•Provides effective leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of a system-wide program in which each school’s program meets District and the Massachusetts Early Education and Care required standards.
•Provides leadership and assistance to SPS Site Coordinators and Principals in various sites of SPS OST programming, resolving issues as situations require.
•In consultation with the District’s Finance Director, develops the SPS OST budget and spending plan, recommends fee structure for approval, distributes needed budget information to site directors and other stakeholders including the School Committee.
•Gathers information regarding services provided by programs and external providers, observes activities and facilities, and identifies resources to help provide age-appropriate instructional and recreational activities in an appropriate environment.
•Attends conferences, workshops, classes, etc. as appropriate, to enhance and maintain knowledge of trends and developments in after-school care; reviews professional journals, attends association and professional meetings, and otherwise maintains contacts with professionals to facilitate exchange of information.
•Oversees professional development opportunities for SPS OST staff with a focus on curriculum, student health and safety, improving the quality of service provided to students and parents, and meaningful interaction with school day curriculum.
•Compiles, reviews and analyzes various program data, and develops program procedures, documents and reports. Maintains program records and reports in accordance with local, state and federal policies.
•Designs and implements procedures and systems to collect and/or review individual school’s program data and documents, seeks parent and community input and advises SPS OST Coordinators on maintaining effective program organization and enrollment
•Evaluates district OST programs, submits recommendations for improvements to the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, and implements approved program changes
•Oversees program access and assures that SPS OST programming is accessible to all Somerville students, PK – 12 including those receiving Special Education services and students learning the English language, ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.

Program Development
•Facilitates annual strategic planning to meet
•Recruits community partners and facilitates coordination with both after school and summer programming
•Researches and provides relevant professional development for all levels of staff and community partners including as well as safety training such as; First Aid, CPR, 51A training and CPI certification
•Oversees curriculum planning and implementation for after school and summer programming Establishes and supports an effective behavior management system for all students

Personnel Management
•Selects candidates for interviews; recommends hiring and oversees orientation of new staff and any other personnel-related functions as required
•Oversees implementation of a performance review/evaluation process for support staff, direct care staff and Program Coordinators
•Oversees dissemination of a regular staff meeting schedule for school year
•Establishes and maintains regular school visits and provide ongoing supervision at all schools
•Supervises and evaluates the SPS OST Site Coordinators, on an annual basis

Management and Operations
•Designs, implements and oversees student enrollment procedures for all SPS OST programs
•Establishes an annual program calendar, including summer
•Oversees district-wide program coordination and facilities management
•Establishes systems for effective program practices including management and oversight of program implementation to include dissemination of program information, enrollment guidelines and fee requirements
•Updates policies and procedures including Staff and Family Handbook annually
•Develops and implements guidelines for building and equipment usage and security including emergency response plans and proper storage
•Oversees ordering and inventory of program supplies and materials
•Designs and maintains effective systems to track, prepare, report and submit program data
•Serves as a resource and/or representative of the School Committee in collective bargaining negotiations with unionized employees

Fiscal Management
•In collaboration with the Finance Director, develops, implements fee structure for all afterschool and out of school time programming and ensures compliance with all state and federal agency child care contracts
•Designs and implements fee collection procedures in compliance with the District’s Finance office and district-wide procedures
•Writes and manages grants in collaboration with District Grants Coordinator.
•Oversees payroll for all SPS OST employees
•Reviews and recommends approval of contracts for community providers

Communication and External Relations
•Works collaboratively with schools, families, community, city government and community based organizations to provide high quality programs that meet the needs of the community
•Researches and establishes partnerships with providers, community based organizations, local universities and businesses
•Establishes effective and clear communication to facilitate family engagement through newsletters, handbooks, surveys, family nights and volunteer opportunities
•Attends DESE and grant required workshops and conferences

Terms of Employment:
Full Year Schedule
Non Union Affiliation

Position Reports to: Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment and the School Principal

•Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.
•assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office via email at

Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Somerville Public Schools!

Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools. Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University.

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Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Chad Mazza, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum
    8 Bonair Street
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600