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Position Description: Site Coordinator
Reports to: Program Manager (Out of School Time Department)

The site coordinator is in charge of the after school program management at an AISD elementary school and Creative Action Out of School camps. This role is responsible for student and part-time staff attendance, program logistics, part-time staff management, school and family partnerships. Some teaching in addition to site coordination will be required. This position reports to a Program Manager to ensure that site safety and program quality is maintained.

 

WHO WE ARE

Creative Action is a nationally recognized youth arts education organization in Austin, Texas. As the largest provider of creative learning programs in Central Texas, we use the arts to activate the academic, social and emotional development of young people. Through interactive classroom performances, after school residencies, and community-based programs, our team of professional teaching artists inspires youth to be creative artists, courageous allies, critical thinkers, and confident leaders in their communities.

 

WHO WE WANT

We’re looking for a highly motivated, team-oriented, and proactive person who is passionate about working with young people. This position requires someone who has a growth mindset, can-do attitude, and is a creative problem solver. Applicants must have flexibility, excellent organization and interpersonal skills, and the ability to foster creativity, collaboration, and communication. This person must be able to anticipate challenges, set positive intentions, build trust, and inspire community. We seek someone who is committed to youth development and believes that all people deserve equal opportunities and are valued for their unique life experiences.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Site Coordinator is an integral member of the Out of School Time (OST) department. This person works closely with an OST Program Manager and the Senior Director of Program Operations. This person is responsible for managing an afterschool program in an Austin ISD elementary school, which include setting up after school program supplies, and materials, leading a team of part-time staff, coordinating program logistics, and driving the vision and safety of the program environment, for students in PreK-5th grades.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the site coordinator will be responsible for implementing/and or supervising additional safety procedures to ensure a safe environment for all staff and students in our in-person programs.

Lead a Team

  • Create a program vision and establish strategies for ensuring a fun, safe, and arts-rich afterschool program;
  • Supervise, guide, and/or mentor a diverse team of part-time staff working in the program, including Teaching Artists, Program Assistants, and Assistant Site Coordinators;
  • Facilitate team meetings and promote collaboration between staff;
  • Promote and participate in special Creative Action and campus events to bring our families together in celebration and community building;
  • Support recruitment and training of part-time staff and help coordinate teaching assignments;
  • Support strategies for part-time staff support, retention, and engagement opportunities.

Drive Program Quality & Safety

  • Collaborate with the OST team to achieve program and company goals;
  • Uphold regular communication with program partners and administrators, campus staff, parents, and other stakeholders;
  • Troubleshoot and resolve site-specific and programming challenges;
  • Maintain all site paperwork and procedures, including attendance, safety protocols, and licensing requirements;
  • Conduct frequent classroom observations to inform improvement efforts and staff supports as part of our professional learning community;
  • Develop and facilitate training for part-time staff;
  • Serve as site administrator and/or teach classes during summer programs, day camps, and virtual programs.

Implement Best Practices

  • Participate in required ongoing staff development, leadership training, and licensing certification;
  • Meet regularly with OST leadership team to manage program operations and troubleshoot challenges;
  • Implement program and staff assessment and evaluation in support of a continuous program improvement cycle;
  • Seek out professional development opportunities in the community and utilize local coalitions and networks to inform and enrich our programming;
  • Participate in Creative Action’s social justice efforts toward anti-racism and inclusive practices.

EXPERIENCE

  • 1+ years experience working in after school or summer programs
  • 1+ years experience managing a team or collaborative projects
  • Proficiency with Word and Google suite, and an aptitude for learning new technology and systems
  • Must be able to maintain HHS state licensing certification requirements, including background checks and fingerprinting, mandatory training, and minimum required annual training hours
  • Transportation essential–travel expected between program site and the Creative Action office
  • General availability from 10am-6pm Monday-Friday

Preferred Skills

  • 1+ years teaching experience (school district, nonprofit program, community, religious institution, or sports teams) OR
  • 1+ years experience in a licensed childcare environment with a focus on working with 4-12-year-olds (PreK-5)
  • Understanding of best practices in the out of school time or youth development fields
  • Previous experience with culturally responsive educational practices (TBRI, Social-Emotional Learning)
  • Cultural Experience with visual, digital, or performing arts or interest in a variety of artistic mediums
  • Must be able to balance working independently and being a team player
  • Ability to prioritize and navigate workload in response to departmental needs
  • Comfortable working with neurodiverse students, and students from various backgrounds
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Occasional night and weekend work required

WHAT WE OFFER

Annual salary is $36,000, health plan contributions, life insurance, long-term disability, and an employee
assistance program. We also offer paid time off + a fun and flexible work environment.
Creative Action is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, train, compensate, uplift, and promote
regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected
status as required by applicable law.

Creative Action has a clear vision: we are an organization in which a diverse group of unique thinkers and
talented people come together to want to do their best work serving our students through the Arts. We know
that our company would not succeed without the dedication and hard work from our creative and passionate
employees.

Creative Action believes in diversity, equity, inclusivity, and belonging, and this core set of values is reflected
across every department and community in which we serve. We are committed to and focused on anti-
racism and anti-oppression, and fold this into our organizational foundation. We believe deeply that diversity
and differences are what make us an innovative, compassionate, and forward-thinking organization.

We strongly encourage individuals to apply who identify as LGTBQIA+, bilingual, Black, Brown, Indigenous
and/or people of color.

TO APPLY

Take some time to familiarize yourself with our organization, what we do, and what we believe in. Then, if this seems like a community you’d like to be a part of, please email your resume and a thoughtful cover letter (required) to our Indeed Job Posting.

Start date: August 1st with summer hours available
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