After-School Site Assistant Director
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula - Menlo Park, CA

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After School Assistant Director Job Description

Position Type: Salaried Exempt, Full Time
Reports to: School Site Unit Director, CNG Garfield
Position Start Date: Between May 1, 2013 and June 1, 2013 (depending on candidate availability)

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula (BGCP) is a vibrant, entrepreneurial nonprofit that is committed to making our community a great place for all children to grow up. We are looking for a motivated and inspiring School Site Assistant Director to help establish and manage a new Center for a New Generation (CNG) after-school and summer program at Garfield Community School in Redwood City, which will serve approximately 150 students in grades K-8 for the 2013-14 school year (program will begin in summer 2013).

Organization Description
BGCP’s mission is to guide and inspire the youth of our community to develop the attitudes and life skills they need to thrive. Every day after school and in the summer, children come to BGCP to gain a sense of belonging, have fun, and form positive relationships with caring mentors. In neighborhoods where more than half of youth drop out of high school, Club members learn the importance of education and become part of a community of learners, wanting and expecting to do well in school.

BGCP is the largest youth development organization in Silicon Valley, actively serving 1,400 youth in our clubhouses and school sites in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Redwood City.

Program Description
BGCP, in partnership with the Ravenswood City School District and the Redwood City School District, currently runs Center for a New Generation (CNG) after-school programs at four school sites: Belle Haven Community School, Brentwood Academy, Taft Community School, and Hoover Community School. We plan to open a fifth site at Garfield in July 2013. CNG is designed to give students homework support, dynamic academic and enrichment activities that support and complement what is learned in school, and middle and high school preparation in order to improve their school outcomes and interest in learning. Drawing on best practices in youth development, staff members guide students to build academic and life skills in a meaningful and fun context.

The CNG Garfield staff will be comprised of a full-time School Site Unit Director, a full-time Assistant Director, a part-time Operations Coordinator, a team of part-time after-school instructors, and credentialed teachers. CNG partners with other community-based organizations and volunteers to provide a well-rounded after-school program.

CNG Garfield will operate for the entirety of the school year, from the end of school to 6pm daily, and full days during the summer (8am to 3pm).

Program Goals

Increase positive academic behaviors

Develop positive attitudes/youth development indicators

Provide positive supports and opportunities for members

Increase parent/guardian engagement and satisfaction

Guide members to actively select their high school and enroll in college prep classes

Increase members' academic achievement

Assistant Director Responsibilities

Program Management :
Assist in developing and monitoring curriculum and instructional plans for each grade level in order to help all members achieve proficiency in reading, writing, and math.

Collaborate with school staff to align programming with the missions of the school and BGCP and coordinate academic efforts regarding individual members.

Assist with lesson planning, purchase of classroom and activity supplies, and daily support of staff mentors. Act as a substitute after-school instructor when needed.

Coordinate programming with partner community-based organizations, volunteers, and other BGCP staff.

Be an active leader in developing a positive staff culture and a sense of working as a team. Inspire staff to strive toward attaining the BGCA and BGCP missions and goals and ensure that staff members adhere to BGCP and school-wide behavior and discipline policies.

Help manage staff schedules, create staff meeting agendas, and lead staff meetings.

Support the evaluation of staff needs for professional development and the coordination of staff trainings and teaching observations.

Actively engage with members by building relationships with them and acting as a source of motivation for them. Discipline members as needed.

Contact parents with concerns about individual students. Respond to messages from parents promptly.

Help lead parent orientations and meetings (ideally in Spanish) and encourage parent participation in BGCP and school-wide events that increase parents’ connection to and involvement in their child’s school and education.

Coordinate and support program volunteers.

Help problem-solve in challenging situations.

Administrative/Site Management :
Greet and monitor all members and visitors, including parents and volunteers.

Contact parents/guardians if members miss program.

Ensure that the CNG office and classrooms are neat and organized and foster physical and emotional safety.

Maintain positive relationships with facility managers on campus to ensure that the program uses school space responsibly.

Set high expectations for members and require compliance.

Coordinate initiatives, events, and field-trips for the after-school program, with full or shared responsibility for them.

Communicate and disperse information about events and activities to members, families, and the public.

Support BGCP events and general organizational needs as appropriate.

Help write, translate, and distribute program newsletters and other documents.

Answer phone calls.

Help prepare credit card statements and track expenses.

Undertake other administrative tasks as assigned.

Mandatory Requirements:
B.A. or B.S. degree or five + years equivalent experience

A minimum of one year successful experience as a teacher and/or administrator in an educational environment

Knowledge of effective teaching methods and curriculum development and ability to design programs to meet the learning needs of elementary and middle school students

A demonstrated ability to coordinate, inspire, and motivate others

High level of communication skills, both written and verbal

Ability to speak and write Spanish

Experience working in an ethnically diverse community

Energy, leadership skills, strong initiative, ability to motivate through positive reinforcement

Availability to work with some flexibility for occasional evening or weekend events

Previous leadership experience within a youth development organization

Current CPR/1st Aid certification (within 90 days of employment)

Cleared background check

Negative TB Test results

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula provides places where young people aged 6-18 are welcome and can belong after school and all day...