La Scuola is seeking an experienced Afterschool & Summer Program Coordinator to create, administer, and supervise innovative programs operating outside of the regular school day. This includes our daily afterschool program and also a summer camp program. A thorough understanding of La Scuola’s philosophy, culture, pedagogy, practice, and day-to-day life is essential. Applicants should be enthusiastic, child-oriented, and creative individuals with a desire to work in a bilingual environment, who enjoy being with students and foster their intellectual, academic, social, emotional, and physical development through the duties outlined below.
The Afterschool & Summer Program Coordinator reports to the Lower School Director.
Develop and implement the curriculum for Extended Care Program
Ensure the quality of the program on a day-to-day basis, and review program curriculum annually
Supervise and manage the schedule of the three EC classroom teachers
Participate as teachers to EC activities: reads to children; directs and participates in children’s games and other activities; assists children in meeting their physical needs and, in using learning materials and equipment; and, assists children in developing positive attitudes, habits, knowledge, and skills.
Serve as a liaison between the school and parents
Assist in preparation and distribution of snacks and meals
Create trimester-long Enrichment Programs that represent a range of student interests
Research mission-appropriate after school enrichment programs to introduce to the school community
Produce and communicate the program overview with each program description, schedule and price for the parent community
Evaluate program activities through surveys
Develop and implement the curriculum for Summer Program
Manage the day-to-day functions of camp life (e.g. prepare teachers and staff schedule, organize meals with the kitchen staff, order supplies and materials as needed)
Oversee teachers and staff and facilitate camp activities
Prepare instructional materials as required
Manage summer camp enrollment and budget
Develop marketing plans to recruit campers
Serve as a liaison between the school and parents
Afterschool and Summer Program Coordinator general duties
Substitute teacher on call during the morning in class
Use appropriate re-direction and positive guidance strategies when resolving issues
Maintain accurate and organized records such as attendance records and incident reports
A minimum of a BA, or Child Development Certificate
Previous experience working with children required
Fluency in reading, writing and speaking in English
Fluency in reading, writing and speaking in Italian preferred, but not required
Strong supervisory, organizational, technical, and analytical skills
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
Able to work collaboratively with a team
Excellent verbal and written skills, as well as outstanding interpersonal skills
Problem solving, creativity, multitasking skills
Excellent attendance and punctuality records
Operate a computer (MAC and PC) and related software including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs, inResonance, and email
Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
Final candidate will need to pass Criminal Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Clearance, Physical Exam and TB Test.
This is a full-time exempt position; this position will start in October.
Pay will be depend on qualifications and experience.
Medical, Dental, Vision and Commuter Benefits available. The school also offers life insurance, long term disability, warm lunch and fringe benefits, such as sick leave, PTO and paid holidays.
To be considered for the position, please apply here with a letter of intent, a resume and a minimum of three references. Grazie!
Non-Discrimination Policy: In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at La Scuola will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. La Scuola does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability (actual or perceived), medical condition, genetic characteristics, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, layoff, promotion, transfer and access to benefits and training.
At La Scuola children will be immersed in the Italian language and culture; we are inspired by the Reggio Emilia-inspired approach; and we use the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB-PYP) as the basis for the curriculum they are taught. This world-class education model is grounded in creative and critical thinking, and is relevant to the global challenges of the 21st century. We ...strive to to teach the whole child: mind, body and soul.
We have a lively, warm and very diverse community of parents, with 23 languages spoken at the school and different family structures. Our parent body are from all over the world and include a mix of lovers of bilingual education, Italian speakers, and lovers of Italian language and culture and the Reggio Emilia approach to learning.