UA Little Rock Children International is an extension of UA Little Rock’s commitment to service and community engagement. As Arkansas’ premier metropolitan university, UA Little Rock is committed to the needs of the community by creating active links between the campus and community. Children International works with parents, the Little Rock School District and partners to offer educational, health, and family services for 2,600 children, kindergarten through high school.
The Site Coordinator will manage the daily operation of a Kids’ Club after school program at a UA Little Rock Children International partner school. Kids’ Club programs serve 1 st – 5 th graders and are offered at Wakefield and Stephens Elementary. The Kids’ Club program operates 3-4 days a week from 2- 6 p.m: Monday- Wednesday (Wakefield) and Monday –Thursday (Stephens) from September 2017 to May 2018.
In addition to working on-site during Kids’ Club operating hours, the Site Coordinator will work 3 hours per week (Friday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) at the UA Little Rock Children International office to maintain ongoing program reports and to organize special field trips, speakers, activities, and events throughout the year. The Site Coordinator will report to the Programs Coordinator (PC) and be part of the UA Little Rock Children International Kids’ Club team. This is a grant-funded position. The Site Coordinator will be hired as an independent contractor and be paid a consulting fee of $5,000 ($2,500 per semester) issued in equal installments throughout the program year.
Job Duties & Responsibilities
- Provide daily supervision of activities involving Kids’ Club students, staff, and volunteers ensuring students
are safe at all times
- Facilitate administrative duties such as attendance, snack distribution, discipline forms and dismissal
- Monitor attendance and performance of program staff including enrichment instructors, aides & volunteers
- Be actively engaged with students and staff at all times, assisting with a variety of educational enrichment and recreational programs/activities and substituting as needed
- Serve as lead facilitator for whole group activities including field trips, community service projects, parent orientations and other special events
- Create and maintain up-to- date and accurate program records – registration, attendance, absences, awards, behaviors, etc…
- Conduct incentive programs for students
- Meet weekly with (PC) to coordinate program planning, update records, follow up absences, prepare supplies and logistics for upcoming activities
- Collect and record data for program evaluation
- Uphold the high-quality standards set for out-of- school time by the state and Children International
- Other related duties as assigned
Knowledge, Abilities, & Skills
- Excellent communication and teamwork skills
- Strong sense of professionalism
- Energetic and passionate about being a role model for all youth
- Ability to facilitate and supervise professional adults and elementary students
- Ability to lead large group activities
- Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and problem solve
- Knowledge of state and national standards for out-of- school time programming
- Clean driving record and willingness to transport youth in vans
- Spanish helpful
- Must be available on set program days either Monday – Wednesday or Monday -Thursday
- Must provide own transportation to site
- Must be able to pass a criminal background check
Minimum Education & Experience
Must have the formal education equivalent of a high school diploma plus two years of college levelcoursework in Education or other youth-related field of study; must have experience working with elementary age children in an after school or summer program and working as a team leader in a formal
job or volunteer setting.