Location: IL state
Starting Date: Immediate start
Hours: 25-30 hours per week
Apollo After School offers after-school care and enrichment clubs at local schools. We are looking for an outgoing, personable and reliable coordinator for our school-based programs in the Chicago area. A degree in education is preferred, but a related degree is acceptable. We are seeking dedicated, enthusiastic, patient and caring individuals who are flexible, responsible, and can work equally well with both adults and children.
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 a 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 Area Coordinator, you will be responsible for our program meeting its goals at each site under your supervision. The number of sites varies depending on student enrollment, but you can expect to be responsible for the safety and care of approximately 200 – 300 students. You will work closely with Apollo senior leadership, administrative, and support teams to coordinate all employees and operations at your assigned sites.
- 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.
- Manage a team of Site Directors and Educators to implement daily program operations and logistics at your sites, in coordination with Apollo leadership.
- Coordinate the implementation of the daily Apollo program structure – attendance, snack time, homework help, physical activities, enrichment activities, supervised free play, transition times, and dismissal – with Site Directors and Educators at each site under your supervision.
- 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.
- Assist with the hiring and training of all on-site program staff.
- 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.
- Ensure each site operates a daily safety checklist.
- Help ensure our program content supports school-mandated goals and outcomes.
- Communicate regularly with all staff under your supervision, working together on student successes and challenges.
- Implement both Apollo and site-specific Code of Conducts.
- Comply with all federal, state, and local safety, health, and licensing requirements.
- Ensure site staff maintains 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 our programs successfully with your schools’ 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.
- Ensure full staff participation in all paid training and ongoing professional development initiatives.
- Minimum of three 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)
- Complete mandated paid Apollo Area Coordinator Professional Development Training
- Complete a 30-hour onsite professional development training course within your first month of work on location (designed to be integrated with your daily responsibilities)
- Bachelor’s Degree -or- Equivalent Experience
Compensation: $20-25/hour (depending on experience)