REACH! Afterschool and Summer Programs
Orleans Southwest
Hardwick, Vermont

Job Details
Job ID: 3652595 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: August 23, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Orleans Southwest is looking for a dynamic leader for its After School and Summer Programs at multiple schools

Job Overview: Oversight of all programmatic and budgetary aspects of After School REACH! with a primary focus on developing concrete strategies for the long-term sustainability of out-of-school-time programs.

Specific Responsibilities:
Supervise all aspects of grant management, including ensuring compliance with applicable federal and state guidelines and reporting requirements
Facilitate the development of a site sustainability plan at each site in collaboration with the building principal, guidance counselors, classroom teachers, and other school day staff at each OSSU school.
Garner and broker existing resources appropriate for out-of-school-time programs including private foundations and state, federal, and local government funding sources.
Foster collaboration with additional partners as appropriate.
Facilitate and integrate program evaluation initiatives across the OSSU.
Orchestrate public relations efforts across the OSSU.
Manage coordination between sites and ensure effective communication with all project participants.
Coordinate professional development opportunities for all REACH! staff members.
Serve as primary liaison to the OSSU Board.
Oversee multiple School-Based Program Site Coordinators

REACH! - What we stand for:
Recreation: Plant the seed for enjoyable life-long physical activity.
Enrichment: Expand a child's horizon; connect the world around us.
Academics: Support and reinforce the learning from the classroom.
Culture: Explore diversity through drama, visual arts, and music.
Health: Relate our choices to our well-being

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to REACH! Afterschool and Summer Programs!

REACH! Afterschool and Summer Program provides afterschool and summer programs for the students of Craftsbury, Hardwick, and Wolcott. Our mission is to expand participants' horizons through engaging activities focused on academic improvement, cultural opportunities, and community health and well-being. What we stand for: R Recreation: Plant the seed for enjoyable life-long physical activity. E Enrichment: Expand a child's horizon; connect the world around us. A Academics: Support and reinforce the learning from the classroom. C Culture: Explore diversity through drama, visual arts and music. H Health: Relate our choices to our well-being REACH! is funded through a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant from the VT Agency of Education. We are also supported by local school budgets, many community partners and participant fees. Craftsbury programs are open to youth in kindergarten through 8th grade, while Hardwick and Wolcott are both open to youth in Kindergarten to 6th grade. Any youth who resides in these towns may attend REACH!, even if they attend another school or are homeschooled. Afterschool programs typically begin the first full week of school and are held most days that school is in session, with the exception of half days. Programs are scheduled to end the Friday before Memorial Day but may extend closer to the end of school depending on the number of snow days, and other factors. Enrichment programs include recreation, arts/music, literacy, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), and culture studies. Summer Programs: Craftsbury and Wolcott join forces in the summer to offer a four-week summer program filled with field trips (a camp favorite is Lake Eden Recreation Area), small group tutoring, themed enrichment and recreation. During our Hardwick summer programs, we partner with Hardwick Recreation Committee, NEK Kids on the Move, and the school to provide five weeks of summer programs. We offer swimming lessons, enrichment, tutoring, sports/adventure camps, and much more!
Equal Opportunity Employer
Orleans Southwest is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
Additional Qualifications are: BA/BS with four courses in Early Childhood or Recreation related topics and two (2) years experience with groups of school-age children or BA/BS in Early Childhood or Human/Child Development or Recreation and one (1) year experience with groups of school-age children, or Three (3) years successful experience in a youth or recreation program and four (4) higher education courses successfully completed relative to the population being served. These higher education courses may be completed within eighteen (18) months of employment. or Associates Degree in Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Human Development, or Recreation and two (2) years experience with groups of school-age children And: Proven excellent organizational skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills Prior program development experience Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse populations and groups, including youth Clear self-starter, yet a team player who believes in the importance of collaboration Excellent on-the-spot problem-solving skills Flexible to meet varied task and time-related demands of the job Prior experience hiring and supervising staff Proven fiscal management College degree Familiarity with school and the Vermont Standards; teaching experience helpful
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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    Contact Information
    Amy Masse', Director of Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment
    PO Box 338
    157 Daniel's Road
    Hardwick, Vermont 05843
    Phone: 802-472-6531
    Fax: 802-472-6250