Elementary School Program Coordinator
Playworks - Chicago, IL

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About the Organization:
Playworks is a national nonprofit organization that improves school climate, reduces bullying and increases student engagement in school through play and physical activity. Through both our training programs and our on-site direct service, Playworks teaches children to resolve their own conflicts that arise at recess and carry over to the classroom, restoring valuable teaching and learning time. We help transform recess into a safe, fun and inclusive time that gets students active and engaged so they can return to the classroom focused and ready to learn. For more information, please visit www.playworks.org .

About the Position:
Our enthusiastic, well-trained Playworks Program Coordinators manage a safe and inclusive recess where children are inspired to get off the sidelines and into the game. They employ play and physical activity as tools for generating more community and family involvement through teaching and implementing conflict resolution strategies. This is a full-time non-exempt position that lasts for the school year.

Location:
Brooklyn, NY

Chicago, IL

Detroit, MI

Vancouver, WA

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Program Duties (if applicable):
Planning and implementing sports and play based programming during recess, in school and after school hours at a public elementary school.

Recess - create a safe and inclusive playground yard and be a significant presence on the yard by organizing and playing large games with 20+ students as well as role modeling positive behavior

Junior Coach Program – organize a youth leadership program by facilitating trainings and working with teachers and staff

Class Game Time - lead individual classes in skills building, cooperative games, and activities to increase awareness of rules and boundaries at recess

Out-of-School Program – organize a homework/snack and a physical activity period for around 15 students focusing on building a community as well as reinforcing the Playworks philosophy

Interscholastic leagues - recruit and coach students for developmental sports leagues. This includes building a school community and coordinating volunteers

Administrative Duties:
Maintain communication between Playworks staff, school staff, teachers, families, and volunteers

Collect and maintain paperwork including organizing daily, weekly, and monthly schedules and timesheets

Collect and maintain paperwork and data for various grant requirements

Curriculum Building:
Over the course of the school year, create and submit at least 2 learning units with a minimum of 3 lessons each

Plan and implement the learning units in one component of their program (ASP, JCs, specific grade level CGT)

Qualifications:
Demonstrated experience leading groups of children with the ability to engage and inspire youth

Experience working with small and large groups of children

Motivated self-starter with clear and open communication skills

Humorous and playful with ability to set clear goals and follow through with flexible and creative problem solving tools

Conceptual ability for the larger perspective with a strong attention to detail and multi-tasking

Experience interacting with diverse communities and the ability to integrate into and existing school community

Knowledge of computer and internet based programs for use in communication and grant requirements

Strong interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written

Ability to manage assorted tasks with a focus on enhancing the experience for youth during the school day

Compensation and Benefits:
Hourly rate dependant on your geographic location

We provide full health benefits

Dental/vision reimbursement benefit

Paid vacation for all school breaks and paid sick-leave

Opportunities for professional development

Health and wellness benefit for qualifying items

Opportunity in a quickly growing organization

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