Apollo After School is a national curriculum-based enrichment and childcare program. We offer parents before-school and after-school childcare 5 days a week, with a focus on Social-Emotional Learning and Project-Based Learning. We are looking for caring, patient, and enthusiastic childcare professionals to provide a safe, fun, and friendly classroom experience for our students at local PK-8 schools. Our staff is expected to apply their own unique creativity as educators within the framework of our research-based extended day curriculum. Education is a team effort – our staff must work closely with fellow colleagues, parents, and school personnel to provide a positive learning environment for our students.
As an Apollo Site Director, you will be responsible for the implementation of our extended-day program at your site. You will work closely with Apollo senior leadership and support staff to ensure our program exceeds school, parent, and student expectations. Site Directors also coordinate a team of instructors (depending on program enrollment).
As a site director, your responsibilities will be:
- Provide a safe, fun, and friendly learning environment for our students.
- Ensure the safety, security, and supervision of our students at all times.
- Apollo After School is inclusive learning and work environment – making all students, colleagues, and community partners feel safe, welcome, and included is the responsibility of every Apollo employee.
- Work together with supervisors and colleagues on the implementation of the daily Apollo program structure – attendance, snack time, homework help, physical activities, enrichment activities, supervised free play, transition times, and dismissal.
- Supervise all aspects of your site’s before and after-school program.
- Manage daily program operations and logistics, in coordination with Apollo leadership.
- Build and maintain positive relationships with all participants, parents, school staff, and administration.
- Ensure that the program operates in compliance with all state and local licensing requirements.
- Coordinate program staff and promote their professional growth and development by assisting in training and coaching, conducting classroom observations to assess and evaluate staff on a consistent basis, and resolving any issues that arise with the assistance of Apollo leadership.
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date records, attendance, and dismissal data. Meet data entry deadlines. Gather, review, and use program data for program improvement and parent communication.
- Practice a daily safety checklist.
- Help ensure our program content supports school-mandated goals and outcomes.
- Communicate regularly with students’ parents/guardians during pick-up times, working together on student successes and challenges.
- Implement and apply both Apollo and site-specific Code of Conducts.
- Comply with all federal, state, and local safety, health, and licensing requirements.
- Assist in maintaining all required documentation, such as incident and accident reports, inventory, and parent communication.
- Assess and solve problems associated with the supervision of PK-8 students.
- Integrate successfully with your school’s unique community – we are all partners in our students’ growth and well-being.
- Command the attention and facilitate the coordination of our full student group, whenever required by the classroom situation. Must be able to manage a classroom by yourself when the situation requires it.
- Full participation in all paid training and ongoing professional development initiatives.
Our requirements for our site directors are:
- Minimum of two years working with school-age youth (PK-8) in a school or extended-day setting
- First Aid/CPR certification and other Apollo, state, and local safety requirements
- Fulfill all Apollo, state, and site-specific FBI fingerprint, National Sex Offender Registry, and other background check requirements
- Reference check
- Mandated Reporter Training (included in training course below - 45 min)
- Complete 15-hour paid Apollo professional development online course prior to the first assignment.
- Vaccination status.
- Associate’s Degree -or- Equivalent Experience
Compensation: $20 - 26 (depending on experience)