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Recess and Afterschool Coordinator

Website Wissahickon Charter School

Wissahickon Charter School is seeking a Recess & Afterschool Program (ASP) Coordinator for our Fernhill Campus. The Recess & ASP Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the implementation of Wissahickon’s recess and afterschool program for students. S/he/they will ensure an environment conducive to safety, kindness and fun for students during both parts of the day. To this end, s/he/they will supervise a team of five Recess teachers and five ASP teachers, handle communication about recess and afterschool with parents and families, and manage all aspects of the ASP budget. The Recess & ASP Coordinator will create, implement and maintain structures for recess and ASP that enable students to learn and have fun during non-instructional time. In afterschool specifically, s/he/they will ensure that we are offering students an enriching experience where they can learn and grow within the familiar and friendly environment of our school, including activities such as music, art, athletics, cooking, homework help, fun field trips, healthy snacks, gardening, structured play time, and more! The ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience supervising adults and at least two years of experience working with children.

Recess Responsibilities

In partnership with the Director of School Operations, maintain and continue the development of systems and structures for recess for all students
Expand the activities offered to students during recess time so that they can engage in structured play
Oversee the training, supervision, management and evaluation of a team of seven recess & ASP teachers, including evaluating the teachers annually
Work collaboratively with the team of recess teachers to create a safe and nurturing environment in which all students are given the opportunity to flourish socially, emotionally and academically
Manage recess & ASP teacher call-outs and ensure that there is adequate coverage for both
Afterschool Responsibilities

Maintain and continue the development of an established Afterschool Program (ASP)
Oversee the training, supervision, management and evaluation of a team of seven Recess & ASP teachers, including evaluating the teachers annually
Work collaboratively with team to create an after school environment that is caring, kind and creative
Provide receipts and tax receipts to families
Maintain the budget and handle all bookkeeping, including invoicing and bank deposits
Proactively address conflict among students; handle any major conflicts involving students, decide on the appropriate disciplinary action, and communicate the consequences to the student(s) and family
Establish and maintain relationships with families through regular communication, updates and opportunities for involvement
Organize field trips and off-site activities throughout the school year, including communications and payments with Philly Trans or other bus companies
Seek out and be receptive to feedback from the Director of School Operations
Communicate with other administrative team members about building space, programming, student behavior and consequences
Maintain a clean space for the program, including keeping ASP materials organized and refreshed
Be flexible with location of ASP programming
Work at the front desk form 4:00-6:00 pm a couple of days each week
Handle the After School Program Licensing Renewal
Work with CCIS (Child Care Information Services) to admit new students that are subsidized through CCIS and send monthly attendance invoices for payment
Build community through the development of CARES values (CARES stands for Collaboration, Academic Excellence & Assertion, Responsibility, Empathy and Self-Reflection)
Exemplify WCS’ CARES values in all interactions with students, families and colleagues
Maintain files for all students and ASP staff

Bachelor’s degree required
Minimum 2 years of experience supervising a small team of adults and 2 years of experience working with children in grades K-8; in an urban setting preferred
Knowledge of PA Child Care Code and Regulations preferred
Ability to work from 10 am to 6 pm daily when school is in session
Familiarity/experience with Responsive Classroom approach a plus
Receptiveness to feedback, positive attitude, and a desire to continuously improve
Flexible and able to adjust strategies in order to reach goals
High level of personal organization, planning, and follow-through
Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with students, families, supervisors and colleagues
Collaborative work style; including maturity, humility, and a sense of humor
Belief in Wissahickon Charter Schools’ mission and environmental education model, and the belief that all children can learn and succeed
About Wissahickon Charter School

Wissahickon Charter School Wissahickon Charter School’s first campus, Fernhill, opened in 2002 and serves 480 K-8 students from across Philadelphia. Our second K-8 campus, Awbury, opened in the fall of 2014. The mission of Wissahickon Charter School (WCS) is to provide a community of learning that stimulates and builds the child’s intellectual, social, and character development. Wissahickon Charter Schools are planned around three essential elements: an environmental focus that allows students to experience the curriculum, recognition of service learning projects as key in students’ success, and an emphasis on parents as partners in the learning experiences of their children.

How to Apply

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Wissahickon Charter School is committed to hiring a diverse staff and encourages those from traditionally under-represented backgrounds to apply. Wissahickon Charter School does not discriminate in hiring or employment, or in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or other programs.

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