This position exists in the Schenectady City School District and involves the responsibility for program planning, administration and supervision for the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Program. Responsibilities include: Working closely with Child Guidance staff, administrators and faculty located in the proposed school sites in the District, coordinates the grant activities and staff with the goal of overcoming the chronic and pervasive effects of poverty and low achievement through coordination of strategies that will close achievement gaps and engage students and families in developing 21st century competencies to be prepared and empowered in post-secondary education and careers. Supervision is received from the school principal with leeway given for carrying out the details of the work. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
- Plans, implements and evaluates an integrated afterschool program offering a menu of needs-driven, high quality programs and services, Expanded Learning Opportunities(ELO’s)in adherence with the objectives of the grant including, but not limited to: Targeted tutoring in reading and math based on student specific data;
- Academic enrichment aligned to the CCSS;
- Clinical social workers providing individual and group counseling and support to students and their parents/guardians;
- Youth development programs provided by the BGCS;
- Video production, music and the arts, recreation, nutrition, health and fitness;
- Technology integrated projects using iPads;
- Enriching field trips and experiences;
- Parent engagement activities and parent education including reinforcing literacy foundations in the home;
- Enrichment featuring college and career linkages;
- Aligns and integrates all extended day and support programming supporting each proposed site;
- Assists the Principal, faculty and other school stakeholders in promoting the Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO’s), helping with social marketing and organizing college, career and enrichment field trips;
- Assists the Principal in developing firm connections with early childhood education providers, and improving transition supports needed for students entering kindergarten and children moving on to middle school;
- Attends program conferences;
- Configures and evaluates collaboration among several systems (i.e. Building administration, District Child Guidance clinicians, faculty, and Boys & Girls Club Program staff) to ensure a smooth transition from one ELO activity to activity in each program site in close collaboration with the Principal;
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- Configures and evaluates communication among CCLC teachers and classroom or subject area faculty within the school building with the goal of understanding students’ individual needs through use of data;
- Convenes and serves on the site-based community school leadership team, co-led by the principal, to identify needs, set priorities and coordinate strategy;
- Assists the principal in developing firm connections with school stakeholders;
- Attends program conferences;
- Represents the community school in various public forums as needed and participates in advocacy activities to promote the initiative;
- Conducts outreach to community partners and expands and coordinates services as directed by the school principal;
- Organizes special events including those celebrating the successes of the 21st Century Community Learning Center program;
- Coordinates with the Communications Officers for press releases and event publicity;
- Supervises the CCLC after school teachers and CCLC summer program teachers and assists this person in evaluating and continuously improving conventional parent involvement programs and innovative collective parent empowerment and family support programs;
- Supervises the program support;
- Organizes and assures that CCLC teachers take attendance for each program activity they provide in the District’s Pentamation system;
- Assures that CCLC teachers document enrichment activity lessons and outcomes;
- Maintains overall record-keeping system;
- Assists the Principal and teachers and other school stakeholders in promoting the strategies designed to engage students and families in developing the 21st century competencies;
- Assists school principal in managing the program budget and purchasing;
- Collects data and outcome reporting from partners, school building and district personnel for NYSED reporting with special attention to community data and its uses in school and classroom improvement planning;
- Develops evaluation-driven and continuous quality improvement data protocols for connecting out-of-school time learning and student engagement strategies to classrooms, with teachers as co-designers;
- Develops evaluation-driven and continuous quality improvement service protocols for students, parents, teachers, community partners and all program stakeholders;
- Prepares public presentations on the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program for various audiences;
- Prepares draft grant-related accountability and financial reports for NYSED for review by the school principal and the district Director of Planning and Accountability;
- Prepares quarterly performance and accountability reports including student data measures and partner data for the school principal;
- Does related work as required in all categories.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the purposes, principles, terminology and practices employed in program planning; good knowledge of educational programs; good knowledge of public information and public relations techniques; ability to adapt to various socio-economic groups and communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with others; ability to work flexible hours including evenings; cultural sensitivity; organizational skill; skill with public speaking; tact; courtesy.
Candidates interested in applying must complete an online application. In addition, all applicants are requested to submit a current resume. This is a competitive Schenectady County Civil Service position. Candidates must meet civil service requirements for appointment. Candidates must currently hold this title or be reachable on the civil service list when available. If a list is not available, this will be a provisional appointment and the successful candidate must take the appropriate civil service examination and be reachable.
The Schenectady City School District (SCSD) has begun a period of change that seeks to transform the district and its schools. A significant level of local, state, and federal attention and investment in the Schenectady City Schools has characterized the last few years providing an incredible opportunity to ensure that all of its students graduate prepared to succeed in college or a well-paying career. Currently, the Schenectady City School District is seeking highly competent, motivated, dedicated and fully engaged individuals to accept leadership roles throughout the district's schools and Central Office to serve the academic, emotional and physical needs of approximately 10,000 students through the essential elements of the district’s Strategic Plan. The Superintendent is leading a talented and committed leadership team with the aim of moving SCSD toward world class status and preparing all students for success.
The Schenectady City School District is committed to hiring members of the protected classes and residents of the City of Schenectady. For more information on the Schenectady City School District recruitment and hiring plan, please contact the Office of Human Resources. The Schenectady City School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race or gender. This policy is in compliance with the Title IX of the Education amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Regulations and Bylaws of the Board of Education of the Schenectady City School District.