Position: Afterschool Assistant Director

Hours: 40 hours/week

Location: Burlington, Vermont

Reports to: Afterschool Director                             

King Street Center (KSC) is seeking a full-time 40 hour a week Afterschool Assistant Director to join our dedicated staff and assist in the coordination of afterschool and summer camp activities for elementary children and families in the Burlington area. The Afterschool Assistant Director will oversee academic programming throughout the year as well as the aftercare program for our summer camp.

 

ABOUT KING STREET CENTER

King Street Center is a nonprofit organization founded (1971) on the belief that every child and family in Burlington deserves to thrive in a connected community. Our mission is to create a place where kids meet opportunity through learning, play, and community. We strive to provide integrated, long-term services to both children and families in the Burlington area, and predominantly serve Burlington’s immigrant and refugee communities. We serve approximately 120 children and teens each day. Programs include: a Toddler and Preschool program for 18 month olds-5 year-olds; an Afterschool program for children in grades K through 5; a Teen Program for middle and high school students; and a mentoring program for children of all ages.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  Work with Afterschool Director to develop, implement, participate in, supervise and evaluate out-of-school time educational and age-appropriate activities for children, coordinate activities with childcare and teen programs as well as other agencies and facilities.
  •  Assist Afterschool Director with enrollment and orientation of children and families into the programs, track enrollment numbers.
  • Assist Afterschool Director with finalizing payment and subsidy details for families.
  • Plan, implement and supervise the aftercare program for enrolled campers from 3-5 p.m.
  • Plan, implement, and supervise daily academic tutoring and enrichment activities for enrolled students.
  • Oversee volunteer tutors and provide guidance as needed.
  •  Work with the Afterschool Director to recruit, hire, and train Summer Camp and Aftercare Program Staff.
  • Supervise Aftercare Program staff members.
  • Determine and maintain adequate stock of necessary supplies, making purchases whenever needed.
  • Work with Afterschool Director to maintain compliance with Vermont State Covid-19 Guidance, Child Care Licensing Guidance, and STARS Certification.
  • Maintain Traxsolutions Database and daily attendance.
  • Work with Afterschool Director and Operations Manager to implement the Summer Meals Program.
  • Support Program Staff and Afterschool Director with behavior management.
  • When necessary, provide classroom coverage for breaks and staff absences.
  • Maintain awareness of children’s participation and whereabouts.
  • General “housekeeping” matters such as food preparation, classroom clean up, and light facilities maintenance.
  • Attend to health and safety matters, including reporting and record keeping.
  • Attend and/or facilitate regular prep and wrap-up meetings, Director meetings, and training sessions.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this position title.  They do not include all job duties performed by employees in this position, nor does every position necessarily require these duties.

 

RELATIONSHIPS & ROLES

  • Officially reports to the Afterschool Director
  • Supervises after care staff
  • Trains and supervises volunteer tutors and work study students
  • Interacts with children, families, community at large, other agencies, and Burlington schools

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES 

Knowledge: 

  • Out-of-school time care, child and program development.
  • A personal commitment to and deep understanding of KSC’s mission, demonstrated skills in cultural competence, and a commitment to social justice.
  • The State of Vermont’s Child Care Licensing Regulations for after school programs
  • The State of Vermont’s STARS Program

Skills: 

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Successful group facilitation
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Curriculum writing and program planning
  • Program and staff supervision
  • Behavior management and de-escalation

Ability: 

  • Plan and implement academic and enrichment programs for elementary school-aged children
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Effectively oversee and train employees, interns, and volunteers.
  • Modify plans and maintain flexibility in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Actively participate in King Street Center’s Leadership Team Meetings
  • Work simultaneously on big picture projects as well as day-to-day small operational details

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

At least three years of experience working with – and leading programs for – elementary school-aged children. One year of program management experience preferred.  Experience working with BIPOC youth and families also preferred.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS OF WORK

Work is conducted inside and outside during all seasons. Must be able to be physically active, participate in gross motor games, and walk distances to neighborhood sites.  Occasional lifting of furniture, materials and children, weighing up to 50 pounds.  Occasional interaction with children and families exhibiting some instability in their behavior.  Some potential for risks to physical safety and security of facility.

 

SALARY & BENEFITS

Salary is $40,000-$45,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, retirement, short and long-term disability, life insurance, 10 paid holidays, 15 days paid time off, $250 healthy living allocation, Employee Assistance Program, and ongoing, regular professional development.  

 

TO APPLY

Candidates should send the following to carrie@kingstreetcenter.org with “Afterschool Assistant Director” in the subject line: 

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter with available start date
  3. Three references and their contact information. 

Only candidates who follow this process will be vetted. 

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the individual assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties as necessary. Minimal heavy lifting and no strenuous activity required; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. King Street Center is an equal opportunity employer.