The Freedom Schools program was developed by the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) and provides summer enrichment experiences for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The program fosters a love of reading, increased self-esteem, and positive attitudes towards learning.
We are seeking a Site Coordinator to provide oversight of the day-to-day operations activities of the Freedom Schools program at the summer site.
BASIC FUNCTION: Provide oversight of the day-to-day operations activities of the Freedom Schools program at the summer site. Support the implementation of the Davidson College Student Development paradigm at the summer site by implementing the CDF Freedom Schools curriculum.
Coordinate the day-to-day operations of Freedom Schools by Communicating and implementing the daily schedule for Freedom Schools
Coordinate meal times with set up, clean up and organizing volunteers
Maintain accurate site-specific documentation and paperwork
Select and implement site procedures for activity transitions and dismissal
Coordinate afternoon activities including proper setup and provide support during afternoon activities
Submit timely and accurate site supply requests
Maintain site inventory (snacks and supplies)
Coordinate and supervise all site volunteers (provides end of summer volunteer feedback and form) o Enter all required child, parent and staff enrollment data in CDF’s reporting system.
Communicate and implement Davidson College/Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools selected theme at summer site
Given the existing framework of Freedom Schools Finale, connect with SLI’s periodically to ensure that selected projects are on target for presentation
Organize and coordinate Harambee volunteer readers (in tandem with Program Director)
● Provide developmental support for Servant Leader Interns including:
Clearly communicating & maintaining behavioral expectations for SLI’s and scholars
Providing feedback to SLI’s in an effective and positive way on their interactions with scholars, each other, parents and delivery of the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools curriculum
Delegating site tasks to SLI’s as appropriate and assist SLI Floater when necessary
Supporting group problem solving during daily debriefing sessions with SLI’s
● In tandem with the Director, maintain positive communication with Scholars, Servant Leader Interns, Parents and the Director by:
Creating an inclusive environment that is respectful of a variety of cultures
Participating in enthusiastic daily Harambee celebrations o Interacting with Scholars during meals
Communicating parent observations/suggestions to the Director
● Attend all FS events including national and local training (as needed), debriefing, program orientation, and Finale.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Experience in teaching and/or after-school programming
1-3 years of supervisory experience
1-3 years of experience with administrative support
Strong interpersonal skills and programming skills
Ability to take initiative with limited guidance
Familiarity with the Freedom Schools Program
Ability to multi-task and prioritize competing demands
An understanding of and sensitivity to individual cultural history, diverse educational needs, and children’s advocacy is essential
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