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Program Director Homework Central

Company: California School-Age Consortium
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

Agency Description: Homework Central has been serving elementary school students in the San Mateo Foster City School District (SMFCSD) since 1998, with a mission to foster academic success through tutoring and family support. Our goal is to provide the opportunities and encouragement students need, so they can gain confidence and achieve academic growth in elementary school and beyond.

HWC provides free after-school homework completion and tutoring to students who have been recommended by their teachers as needing additional support. Typically, our students families speak a language other than English at home and/or are socioeconomically disadvantaged. We operate as an after-school program four days a week on five sites in SMFCSD (in San Mateo Park, Sunnybrae, and Baywood schools). The program also has a family engagement component where we meet with families every quarter over a meal, work on enrichment projects, and provide bilingual presentations on community resources and groups.

We are a 501(3)(c) nonprofit.Job Description: Homework Central is seeking a passionate and dedicated Program Director who will have oversight of Homework Central after-school tutoring program sites. Through partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Program Director will oversee and implement existing programming and develop new programming that will continue to expand the number of students we serve. The Program Director will also ensure, through supervision of the program staff, the delivery of high quality services that are consistent with our mission.

The ideal candidate would be a seasoned program manager with 1-3 years experience in staff and student supervision in the field of education and/or after-school programming. Bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates preferred, in order to effectively communicate with the families of the students served.

This full time position comes with three weeks vacation as well as healthcare reimbursement, retirement benefits and sick leave.Job Responsibilities and Qualifications: Site and Program Management (70%)
Hire and directly supervise, train, and assess the part-time Site Team staff composed of 4 Site Coordinators and 10 Site Assistants that work during the school year across five sites.
Serve as site coordinator for one site, and visit the other classrooms/sites regularly.
Oversee and manage: student intake; teacher recommendations; registration, behavior and performance of students; and interactions with school principals, teachers and parents.

Program Leadership (20%)
Build and maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders (school staff and administration, participants, parents, and community partners).
In partnership with the ED and/or Outreach Director: Develop partnerships that would support the expansion of our programming within the strategic vision of the organization. Oversee the collection of relevant data on program performance and submit timely reports on program progress.
Cultivate and maintain strong, positive relationships with schools where we operate, and other community stakeholders.

Administrative (10%)
Create and monitor Program Budget.
Regular meetings with the ED, staff, and other key stakeholder.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelors degree and/or credentials and experience in education or a related field
13 years of demonstrated leadership in the field of education or after school programming or related field, including supervisory / management skills for oversight of program staff and activities.
Skills and experience in elementary education.
Bilingual (English, Spanish) strongly preferred.
Fiscal skills required for management of program budgets, or willingness to learn.
Well organized, dependable, and punctual. Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple tasks to meet specific deadlines, while retaining some flexibility in meeting changing priorities if the work requires it.
Strong proactive communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills. Ability to work as a team member with upper management to accomplish tasks supporting the organizations mission.

Prerequisites

Must have fingerprint clearance with the State of CA, Dept of Justice and FBI or be willing and able to complete this prior to joining.
Up-to-date with immunizations including TB test (within 1 year) prior to joining.
COVID-vaccine and boosters are required unless medically exempt.
Must have current CPR and First Aid, or be willing and able to complete within 3 months of joining.Type: Full-TimeApplication Instructions: If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume with the email subject Program Director Hire to Padma Gargeya, Executive Director at pgargeya@smhwc.org .

Homework Central provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Keywords: California School-Age Consortium, San Mateo , Program Director Homework Central, Executive , San Mateo, California

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