Job Title: Afterschool Assistant Site Coordinator
Date Position Opens: 09/29/2017
Date Position Closes: Open until filled
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium Afterschool Assistant Site Coordinator is a part-time position that reports directly to the Afterschool Site Coordinator. The afterschool programs run for 12 months. The Afterschool Assistant Site Coordinator will assist the Afterschool Site Coordinator and facilitate the afterschool staff by providing academic and enrichment for children ages five to twelve.
Responsibilities and Duties (include but not limited to):
- Establish programs, activities and services that prepare youth for success.
- Create a club environment that facilitates the achievement of youth development outcomes.
- Ensure a healthy and safe environment.
- Ensure that facilities, equipment and supplies are maintained.
- Plan, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate programs, services, and activities.
- Update and maintain skills in use of current technology and information management systems.
- Develop partnerships with parents, community leaders and organizations.
- Develop and maintain public relations.
- Increase the visibility, services and activities.
- Supervise the performance of the youth and staff members.
- Provide direct supervision to volunteers and youth staff.
- Provide leadership at special programs and/or events.
- Maintain daily contact with staff, including full-time, part-time, program and volunteers, to discuss issues, challenges and opportunities.
- Provide guidance and discipline to members.
- Maintain daily contact with Afterschool Site Coordinator.
- Maintain contact with other youth-serving agencies, parents of members, and other youth served.
Demonstrated knowledge of principles related to development of youth between 5 and 12 years of age, group leadership skills, and an understanding of group dynamics.
Skills (required in the following areas):
- Communication: Informing, listening, presenting, coaching, leading by example, and documentation.
- Decision Making: Analyzing and program management.
- Developing Organizational Talent: Delegating.
- Leadership: Team Building and staff training.
- Personal Initiative: Organizational awareness, striving for excellence, professional development, feedback from relevant people, undertake career development activities, commitment to youth development.
- Planning: Action planning, organizing, and monitoring.
- Relationship: Teamwork, and maintaining a professional environment.
- Safety, Health and Environment: Supporting a safe environment, basic first aid and CPR certified.
Two-year college degree or equivalent expertise from an accredited college in related area/areas of youth development required. Bachelors’ Degree preferred.
Experience working closely with youth, parents, teachers, and staff.
- Active-Participatory Approach – Youth programs optimized for youth needs, motivation, and engagement.
- Active Learning – Provide active learning and “hands-on” learning.
- Ask-Listen-Encourage – Ask effective questions, listen actively to youth, and offer youth encouragement rather than praise.
- Building Community – Build an emotionally and physically safe space for youth. Building an emotionally safe community of peers and adults is essential for youth to learn and develop as individuals.
- Cooperative Learning – Youth in your program have opportunities to work together in groups, teaching and learning from each other. Cooperative learning is an excellent way to nurture youth leadership, build community, and keep things fun.
- Homework Help – Making homework help time effective by helping youth get organized, by providing an atmosphere that helps youth focus on their work, and by building a supportive relationship with youth.
- Planning and Reflection – Engage youth in the critical life skills of planning and reflection. Promote youth engagement in planning, implementing, and evaluating activities and projects.
- Reframing Conflict – Youth learn to turn a conflict situation into an opportunity for growth.
- Structure and Clear Limits – Youth need structure and clear limits in order to feel safe.
- Youth Voice – Provide young people with authentic, meaningful choices throughout your program. Your program reflect the input of the youth involved. Program emphasizes the importance of offering real choices and meaningful participation to youth, and nurturing youth leadership.
- CPR and first aid certifications.
- Valid (state) driver’s license.
- Ability to maintain a high energy level.
- Ability to be comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.
- Ability to regularly speak clearly and hear the spoken word.
Environmental and Working Conditions:
All work is conducted in a school setting, indoors and outside.
The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor is it to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer as defined by the EEOC.