After-School Activity Specialist

Prospect Schools

Job Description
DescriptionReporting to the After-School Program Manager, Activity Specialists facilitate youth groups, organize trips, conduct outreach and recruitment, interact with parents and partner with the community. Our Activity Specialists are responsible for being rock stars that can create lessons, projects and objectives that meet the individual students' needs. They foster an atmosphere of fun and learning and serve as role models to youth, always conducting themselves in the utmost professional manner and maintaining appropriate boundaries. About Us:Prospect Schools is a K-12 college preparatory community where excellent teachers prepare a diverse student body to have a positive impact on society and a lifelong passion for learning. Find more about who we are and what we believe by checking out our Prospector Principles.Our Core Values are:Curiosity: Develop sound judgment and intellect by asking questions confidently and thinking criticallyCare: Support others by grounding every action in empathy while championing equity and inclusion in our workPersistence: Grow and learn by solving problems with determination, creativity and tenacityPassion: Succeed by approaching challenges with excitement, enthusiasm and self assuranceJob Responsibilities:Supervise a group of up to 15 participants, facilitate select activities and maintain health and well-being of all children enrolled.Explain techniques and safety procedures for youth participants and demonstrate appropriate use of materials and equipment.Establish clear objectives for lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to the students.Assist with program set-up and clean up.Assist with drills to practice site-evacuation/emergency procedures and capable of implementing such procedures.Oversee progressive development of student skills leading to a final project.Take attendance.Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.Greet new arrivals to activities, introducing them to other students, explaining rules, and encouragingparticipation.Evaluate activity to determine if they are producing desired results and adapt accordingly.Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.Encourage positive character development in all youth.Perform additional duties and projects assigned at the discretion of the After-School Program Manager.About You:Qualifications:Must be knowledgeable and skilled in selected activity and have prior experience successfully working with K-12 youth groups.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.Must have the ability to lead participants in-group activities, especially leading enrichment and recreational activities.Possess imagination, a sense of humor, patience, conviction, sincerity, enthusiasm, initiative, self-control, adaptability, willingness to learn, integrity, and ingenuity.Must have passion for BPCS's mission and demonstrated interest in the field of education and youth development.Have a high school diploma with some college.Certifications and credentials in respective skill-based activities are highly preferred.Minimum of two years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required.Able to work late afternoons and/or evenings. After-school hours can span from 2:00 to 6:30 pm. Most days you will be working from 3:00 to 6:00.Candidates who are qualified to lead instruction in more than one activity are preferred.Must pass pre-employment background investigation including but not limited to employment history and criminal background check.Demonstrate appreciation and understanding of group management and child development.Show ability to accept supervision and guidance.Demonstrate ability to follow and execute schedules and activity plans.Salary: Hourly - based on experience.