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Position: Early Grade After School – Site Director
Reports To: Director of Programs and Community Engagement
Type: Full-Time
Position Summary:  The Early Grade After School – Site Director oversees the facilitation of one of the Girls Inc. Out-of-School Time (OST) programs, funded by the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Children and Families. Responsible for the development, leadership, and execution of a high quality and structured after-school and summer program for students in K-3rd grades. This program currently takes place at Heston Elementary, but that location is subject to change.

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: Natasha J. Andrews, Director of Programming & Community Engagement nandrews@girlsincpa-nj.org The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Girls Inc. Early Grade After School – Site Director Applicant”.

Organization Description: Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey (Girls Inc.) is committed to providing opportunities to empower girls and support women by advancing their rights and opportunities through education and advocacy. Our mission is to inspire all girls and young women to be strong, smart, and bold. Reducing the barriers they face and reforming systems that impede their success is fundamental to our mission. In partnership with schools and at our Girls Inc. center, we focus on the development of the whole girl. We approach this work with an equity lens, focusing on the needs of girls from low-income communities and girls of color, who face multiple intersectional challenges. We are committed to girl-centered advocacy, informed by the lived experiences of girls in our network, and girl-led advocacy that lifts their voices and empowers them to be change agents in their communities and beyond. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and research-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Girls Inc. serves over 3,000 girls annually.

Responsibilities

Program Management and Development

  • Provide administrative supervision and day-to-day management of Girls Inc.’s Out of School Time Program, in accordance with School District, State, and Federal regulations.
  • Collaborate with the Site Supervisor and Group Leaders to ensure that participants receive a quality program that is engaging and developmentally appropriate, Monday-Friday; 3:00-6:00pm (academic year) and 8:00am-4:30pm (6 weeks during summer).
  • Responsible for the recruitment, retention, and documentation of program participants.
  • Plans, schedules, and implements structured, high-quality OST programming that aligns with PA standards. Ensures that day-to-day program activities include STEM, literacy, and enrichment lessons to meet program goals for up to 48 students.
  • Supports program design to reflect best practices in OST programs by ensuring programming is developmentally and culturally appropriate.
  • Maintains and implements high quality standards for physical and emotional safety for students and staff.
  • Establishes performance standards and complete performance reviews; coach, document, and recognize quality performance and support for direct reports.
  • Effectively utilizes prep time to prepare for activities and program observations.
  • Reviews weekly lesson plans with the program team prior to delivery.
  • Develops a system to communicate regularly with families, administrators, teachers, and volunteers.
  • Serves as a resource in the identification, selection, and use of instructional materials, curriculum, and methodologies.
  • Participates and assists in the facilitation of OST team meetings, conferences, in-service training programs, and family nights.
  • Implements and practices the duties and responsibilities of a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse under current policies and procedures, as required.

Reporting & Evaluation

  • Creates and implements procedures to track program documentation–logs, attendance, records, surveys, etc. for purposes of evaluation/reports. Generates written reports as required.
  • Collects, enters, and tracks program data in database including demographics and program hours.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Fosters relationships with school/site administrators and teaching staff to enhance and develop a collaborative work plan.
  • Oversees the planning and coordination of special projects, events, presentations, and outings.
  • Attends events that support the organization’s mission.
  • Performs other duties as requested by supervisor.

Professional Development

  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings essential to the execution of job functions.
  • Participate in CPR and Trauma Informed Care trainings.

Qualifications

  • High levels of professional effectiveness, collaboration, integrity, optimism, and energy.
  • Must be able to report to program site daily.
  • Must live in the Greater Philadelphia region.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience working with youth.
  • Must have Pennsylvania Criminal, Pennsylvania child abuse, and FBI clearances.

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: Natasha J. Andrews, Director of Programming & Community Engagement nandrews@girlsincpa-nj.org The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Girls Inc. Early Grade After School – Site Director Applicant”.

Applications will be reviewed and processed in the order received until the position is filled. To learn more about Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey, please view our website at www.girlsincpa-nj.org.

Compensation: $46,000, with benefits package.
Location: site-based