Elementary School Program Coordinator
Playworks - Detroit, MI

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This position is for immediate hire and will be placed at an elementary school for the 2012 - 13 school year with the possibility to be re-hired for the 2013 - 14 school year.

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 will last through the end of the school year (June) with the possibility of being rehired for the 2013 - 14 school year.

Minneapolis, MN

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)

  • 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:
  • $16 per hour
  • Health plan includes medical benefits
  • 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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