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Director of OST

Website Belmont Charter Network

Belmont Charter Network is a family of 5 community schools centered on the central mission to promote the academic, social and emotional well-being of each child. Our schools are supported by a non-profit partner to provide holistic services to the school including out-of-school time, our social work project and Head start.  How do we do this?  We do it by ensuring our students have access to complete support both in and out of the classroom through a talented team of teachers, leaders, social workers, and partners.

We believe that schools and learning should be joyful!

You can find more about our core values and vision here.  We believe that education is the single biggest way we can disrupt the systemic racism that impacts Philadelphia and by extension our country.  We are a mission centered organization that has grown since its founding over 20 years ago to be the organization that serves Philadelphia today.   Learn more about our partners who support this vision by creating a full scope of community support for our students and families.  Our approach is grounded in trauma informed practice which you can read more about here.

Your areas of knowledge and expertise:

Demonstrated skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds.
Creative problem solving
A commitment to being a lifelong learner, commitment to refining your craft
A knack for connecting with people across differences including parents, colleagues and students.
Position Summary:

The Director of OST is responsible for leading the vision and compliance of before and after school programs at (INSERT SCHOOL).  Our after school programs aim to help students develop academic and life skills. This role will also be charged with hiring and managing part-time staff as well as grants and program partnerships. The individual in this role must have a passion for after school programming and youth development.

This is a 12 month position  (during the school year: 10am – 6pm; during the summer: 8:30am-5:00pm) that is supervised by the Managing Director of Out of School Time.

Core Responsibilities:

Program ManagementSet the vision for daily out of school time programming for site; including programming during the summer, professional development days, and holiday breaks when programming is on site
Research and implement evidence based best practices into daily programming including high dosage tutoring
Organize culminating events and parent engagement programming
Plan educational field trips and assemblies
Staff ManagementProvide leadership, direction and supervision of coordinators and part-time after school program staff;
Organize weekly staff schedule
Hire and train staff
Observe and coach staff to work towards continuous quality improvement
Site-Based OperationsLead annual budget planning
Submit invoices and supply orders
Oversee all aspects of grant compliance including annual audits, site visits, hitting enrollment and attendance goals, student enrollment packets and staff files
Communicate information clearly to parents, staff, superiors, partners and other related parties regarding schedule, logistics and goals of programs;
Student and staff data compliance oversight
Stakeholder Engagement:
Communicate information clearly to parents, staff, superiors, partners, funders and other related parties regarding schedule, logistics and goals of programs;
Participate in parent conferences as needed and in accordance with program regulations;
Develop strong relationships with students to ensure psychological safety in the OST program
Engage with and plan alongside of funders and community partners
Participate in school based leadership team meetings and initiatives
Delegation of projects and tasks as needed to achieve goals
Other duties as assigned

Skills and Abilities:

Strong written and communication skills;
Displays initiative and ability to follow-through;
Keen eye for details; sweats the small stuff
Strong organizational skills
Enthusiasm for youth development;
Ability to work evenings and occasional weekends;

Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or Education is preferred;
3 years of direct supervision of School Age/High School  students;
2 years in a supervisory role in an after school/daycare environment preferred;
Basic knowledge of State licensing regulations for a Daycare Center, 21st Century Learning Center grants, ELRC, and/or PHMC OST grants preferred ;

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