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    • 2 March 2022
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    Kennedy Heights Arts Center in partnership with Woodford Arts and Culture Academy, an elementary school in the Cincinnati Public Schools District, is developing a new, comprehensive after-school program employing arts integration and best practices to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of students who have experienced significant disruptions to learning due the COVID-19 pandemic. The After School Program Coordinator will plan, develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate the innovative program onsite at Woodford Academy for students in grades 3-6, in collaboration with school staff, teaching artists and partner organizations.

    This is a full-time, salaried position funded by a two-year grant from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). During the school year, the Afterschool Program Coordinator must be available to work Monday through Friday, 11:30am – 6:30pm, and may be required to work evenings or weekends for special events. This schedule may change during summer time programming.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Collaborate with Woodford teachers and staff, arts and SEL specialists, and families to develop, plan and implement a range of fun, engaging, evidence-based activities designed to bolster students’ academic and social-emotional learning.
    • Oversee day-to-day operations of the afterschool program including managing the schedule, coordinating facilities usage, facilitating meal/snack delivery, tracking student attendance, etc.
    • Develop supportive systems to ensure rules, regulations and standards of behavior and safety are maintained; ensure for security of the facility.
    • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate the work of a team of four part-time after-school program staff.
    • Contract with individual artists and other outside providers to lead ongoing activities and projects in the afterschool program.
    • Recruit, train and supervise college student and community volunteers to assist with program activities and support student learning.
    • Prepare promotional materials and employ outreach activities to promote participation in the program.
    • Establish and maintain close liaison with Woodford families, community groups, collaborating organizations, and school officials.
    • Track program goals and objectives; identify and/or develop measurement tools; measure and report student demographic and outcome data; and submit reports to ODE.
    • Manage purchasing to ensure the availability of requisite supplies and materials.
    • Monitor revenues and expenditures, discussing significant variances with administrator; assist in the preparation of grant budgets and applications.
    • Assist in developing new and/or revised policies and procedures and implement same upon approval.

    Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
    • Considerable knowledge of positive youth development and social-emotional learning principles and practices.
    • Sound knowledge of teaching methods, social skills and leadership building techniques related to the work.
    • Ability to plan, develop, schedule, coordinate, implement and evaluate the provision of academic, social and cultural programs which respond to community needs and interests.
    • Ability to assign, supervise, evaluate the work of and to recruit and train part-time staff, contractual instructors and volunteers.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external constituents and to develop community interest and involvement in the program.
    • Ability to present ideas and viewpoints effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to prepare and maintain records, reports, correspondence and promotional material for programs.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in education, arts education, social work or related field plus, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
    • Four years of experience working with diverse youth in an educational or community setting, including at least one year of related supervisory experience
    • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google software
    • Proof of up-to-date COVID vaccination
    • BCI and FBI background check
    • Standard first aid and CPR certificate (training to be provided)

    Physical Requirements:
    While performing the duties of this position, the Afterschool Program Coordinator is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, stoop, bend, reach above their head, use fine and gross motor skills, climb stairs, work partially outdoors, and lift up to 20 lbs. Must be able to speak to communicate by means of the spoken word, to provide direction, and information to others.

    Salary range: $42,000 – $45,000 with PTO benefits and health, vision and dental plan.

    To Apply: Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to Ellen Muse at Applications will be accepted through June 24, 2022.

    Kennedy Heights Arts Center is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives and life experiences to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.


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