After School Coordinator
The After School Coordinator will assist the Program Coordinator in leading The Open Door’s programs, primarily the weekday after school programs. This position will follow the provided curriculum, policies, and lesson plans to lead activities for children in accordance with The Open Door’s vision and goals.
- Work with the Executive Director and Program Coordinator to lead the after school program (Monday-Thursday, 3:00-5:00, K-5) in accordance with the vision and goals of The Open Door
- Assist in oversight, supervising volunteers, and planning for Friday Night Rec (6:00-10:00)
- Follow curriculum for student activities as assigned
- Lead engagement activities during the afterschool program
- Collaborate with volunteer workers for various programs
- Attend required orientations and trainings
- Prepare materials needed for daily operations/lessons/activities
- Collaborate with school administration on an as needed basis
- Represent the Open Door professionally at all times in the schools, community, public forums, etc.
- Provide feedback for daily activities
- Maintain Open Door policies and procedures at all times to ensure the safety and well-being of the children; ensure respectful communication with parents and volunteers; ensure respectful treatment of Open Door and Church property; maintain equipment and supplies inventory
- Assist with special projects and events as needed
- Assist in tracking attendance and participation in The Open Door’s programs
- Experience working with children, lesson planning, and teaching
- Ability to relate to a wide variety of ages, socio-economic status, religious identity, etc.
- Ability to follow a curriculum and lead engaging lessons
- Maintain up-to-date clearances and background checks
- Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to lead and work with others, including the capacity to listen and accept criticism. Engages people positively with a sense of optimism and competence.
- Communication: Ability to deliver a message clearly (written or oral) by employing accepted grammar and patterns of speech; is able to convey the challenges/opportunities at hand in a way that engenders trust and hope.
- Initiative: Is capable of hard work; able to work without constant supervision or continual feedback; willing to take risks and invite other to do the same.
- Influences Others: Encourages others to cooperate and join in participating in a larger vision; uses verbal and non-verbal skills to generate energy, passion, commitment, and respect; creates an environment in which others would like to participate.
- Personal Resilience: Can effectively cope with change and uncertainty and is able to act even when some things are up in the air; contributes to the well-being of the group by providing a non-anxious presence, and is flexible.
Organizational Profile & Employee Expectations:
Grounded in principles of the Christian faith, but open to all, The Open Door Youth Outreach exists to improve the lives of neighborhood youth through programming that supports strong self-identity, resiliency and behavioral competence. We are intentional in purposeful community engagement through positive relationships in academic assistance, social interaction and athletics, with caring adult volunteers in an environment of safety and fun. The Open Door operates as the outward facing branch of the First United Presbyterian Church of Crafton Heights' youth ministry program.