After-School Education Coordinator

Part-time
WHEDco
The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) is a community development organization founded on the radically simple idea that all people deserve to live in healthy, vibrant communities. We build award-winning, sustainable, affordable homes – but our work is not over when our buildings are complete. WHEDco believes that to be successful, affordable housing must be anchored in strong communities of which residents can be proud. WHEDco’s mission is to create and bridge access to resources that create thriving neighborhoods – from high-quality early education and after-school programs, to fresh, healthy food, cultural programming, and economic opportunity.
Description

Job Summary:

The education coordinator will develop, design and manage the English language arts (ELA) and STEM curriculum for the WHEDco after-school and summer day camp programs serving students in K through 5th grade and support homework help for students in K through 8th grade. The education coordinator will supervise the ELA coordinator, lead STEM educator, ELA instructors, STEM instructors, and group leaders assigned to these programs. Duties include conducting observations, providing formal and informal feedback, and designing professional development opportunities. The education coordinator will also liaise with school staff regarding academic benchmarks and goals as well as academic needs for individual students as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Working in conjunction with the program director, the education coordinator will:
  • Work with the ELA coordinator to develop, design, implement and supervise the ELA/academic enrichment curriculum for students in grades K through 5th grade. The curriculum will be aligned with the school’s academic goals and will be very hands-on and engaging with an emphasis on learning to enjoy reading and writing.
  • Develop, design, implement and supervise an engaging, fun, and hands-on phonics curriculum for students in grades K through 2nd grade.
  • Work with the lead STEM educator to develop, design, implement, and supervise a K through 5th grade STEM programming. The curriculum will be aligned with the school’s academic goals and will be very hands-on and engaging with an emphasis on exploration and asking questions.
  • Supervise the ELA coordinator and instructors, including developing lesson plans, observations, and coaching.
  • Supervise the lead STEM educator and STEM instructors, including the development of lesson plans, observations, and coaching.
  • Support the enrichment activity specialists in incorporating literacy into every lesson.
  • Support the group leaders to provide effective and quality homework help.
  • Prepare program reports and assist in program evaluation as needed.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with school administration and teachers and liaise to ensure alignment of benchmarks.
  • Plan and execute relevant staff development workshops for group leaders to aid in their professional development.
  • Assist with program management and student behavior management as needed.
  • Any and all additional assignments that may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field; Master’s degree in education (either in progress or completed) a plus
  • Minimum three years of professional teaching or classroom experience
  • Demonstrated interest in the fields of education, child development, STEM, and literacy
  • Well organized, able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Experience creating and delivering lesson plans in formal and informal settings
  • Demonstrated experience in leading/organizing experiential learning activities; substantial volunteer work will be considered
  • Ability to be creative, flexible, and respond to the changing needs of the after-school environment
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus
  • Previous work experience in low-income communities preferred

Excellent benefits and competitive salary ($45,000-$50,000) based on experience. This is a part-time (28 hours per week) position.