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    • 9 November 2023
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    After School Youth Development Specialists (part-time)

    Kennedy Heights Arts Center is seeking dynamic, responsible and caring individuals to assist in the implementation of an after-school program at the Academy of World Languages, a Cincinnati Public School in Evanston. The Youth Development Specialist will work with the Afterschool Enrichment Manager and professional teaching artists to facilitate a range of arts, literacy, and social-emotional learning activities for K-6th grade students.

    Youth Development Specialists will work directly with an assigned group of students to provide a safe, enriching, well-supervised environment while acting as a positive adult role model and mentor. Candidates must have a genuine interest in the growth and development of youth, giving our students the stability and nurturing atmosphere they need to succeed.

    This is a part-time, hourly position funded by a grant from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). The Youth Development Specialist must be available to work Monday through Friday, 2:15pm-5:30pm throughout the school year, and may be required to work some evenings or weekends for special events.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:
    ● Assist with the implementation of fun and engaging developmentally appropriate activities in the areas of visual and performing arts, reading and writing, social skills and character development.
    ● Lead recreational games and group team-building activities designed to promote social and leadership skills through play.
    ● Serve as a positive role model and mentor to After School Program students.
    ● Supervise large and small group activities, recognizing potential issues and applying established procedures and problem solving methods as needed.
    ● Provide individual guidance and establish relationships with youth that are conducive to their growth and development.
    ● Stimulate interest in the program through personal engagement, positive reinforcement practices, and after school club member recognition.
    ● Track student attendance daily and maintain program records, as directed.
    ● Ensure program areas are clean, orderly and safe each day.
    ● Keep ongoing inventory of supplies and materials needed to conduct effective programming.
    ● Participate in professional development training as required by the Kennedy Heights Arts Center and Cincinnati Public Schools.
    ● Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

    ● High school diploma or GED required. College degree or related training preferred.
    ● Demonstrated success working with youth in an educational or community-based setting
    ● Knowledge of developmental needs of school age children.
    ● Ability to manage and supervise large and small groups.
    ● Ability to perform job responsibilities with a high degree of initiative and independent judgment.
    ● Sensitivity in relating to students of varying backgrounds and demonstrating the ability to work with diverse groups of youth possessing various strengths, aptitudes and abilities.

    Physical Requirements:
    Activities are varied and require active engagement during educational and recreational programming, which may include extended periods of walking and standing.
    ● Ability to speak and hear
    ● Close and distance vision
    ● Frequent standing, walking and moving, with some sitting
    ● Ability to lift/ carry up to 25 lbs.

    ● Program dates: Jan 2, 2024 through May 17, 2024 (excluding holidays)
    ● Hours: Monday to Friday 2:15pm-5:30pm.
    ● Some evenings or weekends may be required for special events.

    Compensation: $17-20 per hour, based on experience, via payroll

    To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Carolyn Youngquist via email at carolyn(at)

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