Link children with the futures they deserve. Our intentionally small and community-focused independent PK-5 charter school is seeking Group Leaders for our After All program. This individual would join our dedicated team of professionals who have been ‘linking’ academics, values, and community since 2005. Our community needs a team player to engage families and students, collaborate with and support staff, and support the day-to-day operations of Harlem Link.
After All at Harlem Link
Under the umbrella of our After All program, we offer a variety of afterschool options to ensure our students have a fun, safe, and enriching space in the afternoons. These activities are offered as an extension of the school day, and include options for personalized tutoring, STEAM hands-on learning, participation in recreational sports, and partnership with other off-site afterschool programs and community partners. For the 2019-20 school year, Harlem Link is excited to expand its in-house program to offer a greater number of daily academic and club activities for our Kindergarten - 5th Grade at no cost to families.
Position Summary & Responsibilities
The Group Leader is an integral member of the After All team, serving as an assistant teacher and supervisor of youth in our in-house afterschool program. All afterschool staff report directly to the Director of Afterschool & Special Programs and are responsible for leading the instructional process for a specific club or activity -- from lesson planning to classroom execution and reflection. This team member has a personal and professional interest in working with youth, and in developing their instructional craft. They are comfortable guiding a small group of students through daily enrichments and toward team projects and academic goals, and in supporting the Activity Specialist lead in executing all activities. A high level of customer service and love for learning are key, as well as a comfort in working with a team and providing / receiving regular feedback.
This role is responsible for, but not limited to completing the following tasks:
Contribute to an inclusive and structured learning environment for all students:
- Develop a classroom environment and community model that aligns with HLCS’ Responsive Classroom structure;
- Support behavioral management and small-group engagement of students, as needed and in support of team members;
- Support Activity Specialist and supervisor to craft and execute 45-minute activities for each assigned day and club;
- Ensure all assigned students are regularly attending and actively engaged in activities;
- Supervise open recreation time during afterschool program hours;
- Supervise daily transitions to clubs and partner programs and afterschool dismissal to ensure student safety;
- Participate in peer and supervisor classroom observations and feedback cycles;
- Communicate effectively and discretely to Director of Afterschool any attendance, support, or behavior concerns.
Special Programs & Events
- Support supervision of student presentations and activities for events and field trips, as necessary with due notice.
- Supervise recreational afternoon activities during school break “Academies”, as requested and pre-approved
General & Team Responsibilities
- Ensure a safe, clean, and welcoming afterschool environment for all students and staff;
- Maintain the cleanliness and organization of instructional and storage spaces;
- As needed, request materials and space for activities by way of the proper procurement channels;
- Submit weekly timesheets accurately and in a timely manner;
- Greet and interact with visitors and school personnel in a professional and positive manner;
- Perform other appropriate afterschool duties, as assigned;
All candidates must have:
- At least 1-2 years experience with youth, working in afterschool, DOE, camp, or charter school role;
- 1+ years work experience on a team or in an office;
- Bachelor’s degree or above;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Publisher, and Google Suite Programs (Drive, Sheets, Docs, etc.)
Ideal candidates are:
- Experienced in school-based or event operations;
- Welcoming of collaboration across families, school staff, vendors, and community;
- Fluent in Spanish and/or French;
- Creative thinkers who take a solutions approach to school and family challenges;
- Self-motivated learners who are outcomes-oriented and develop professional metrics of success.
Timeframe and Compensation
The Group Leader is a Part-Time school-year position, working at our campus 4-5 days a week, Monday through Friday, between 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Some additional or evening hours may be requested with advanced notice for events, field trips, and school breaks, and further hours for trainings may be agreed to and approved in advance by employee and supervisor.
This is a part-time hourly position with competitive pay range commensurate with experience. Benefits are provided in accordance with school policy.
Harlem Link is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
To apply, submit a resume and cover letter online at http://www.harlemlink.org/open-positions.html.