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On-Call After-School Program Coordinator
Job Code:18-12001
Reports to:Regional Director, Children & Youth Services
Position Status:On Call Employee
Home Site:Willows
Location:3800 S Myrtle St, Seattle, WA 98118

On-call After-School Program Coordinator implements after-school programming that emphasizes social-emotional learning, academic achievement, healthy lifestyles, cultural pride, and positive youth development.  The position promotes safe, culturally-appropriate environments for children and youth in which needs are met and learning is encouraged. This position may collaborate with fellow YWCA staff, parents, volunteers, and other community partners.

This position has a social justice component that requires critical thinking around how external systems impact the work that we are doing through the lens of racism and its intersection with poverty. Championing anti-racism policy are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.             

    • Lead after-school programming targeted toward children and youth ages 6-12 years old.
      • Serve as a positive role model and mentor to students.
      • Assist students with their homework, one-on-one and in small groups.
      • Prepare and facilitate activities (e.g. arts and crafts) with students.
      • Greet students and parents when they enter the space and engage them in conversation.
      • Prepare and distribute snacks and dinner to students in accordance to USDA standards.
      • Promote positive peer interactions among students.
      • Redirect negative behavior and resolve conflicts between students.
      • Maintain a positive attitude and remain patient with students.
      • Prepare and clean space.
      • Employ strengths-based approaches that support positive youth development, including improvements in their personal, social, and academic skills and self-esteem.
      • Promote emotionally-safe communities for youth to learn and develop as individuals.
      • Ensure appropriate supervision of students; maintain and reinforce safety and health standards.
      • Maintain strict confidentiality and security in regard to all YWCA client information.
      • Serve children, youth, and their families in a professional manner at all times.
      • Communicate with students in a way that makes them feel supported and heard.
      • Sign youth in and out of program.
      • Provide guidance and leadership to after-school volunteers.
    • Ensure children activities teach respect for cultural diversity.
      • Demonstrate understanding of and incorporate approaches to fully include children from many ethnic, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as children with special needs.
      • Use materials that demonstrate acceptance of all races, ethnicities, genders, cultures, families, languages, sexual orientations, natural origins, and physical and developmental abilities.
    • Treat all contacts, personnel and clients with respect and dignity regardless of race, ethnic background, gender, or socioeconomic background.
    • Actively engages in agency-wide Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI), and strives for racially equitable outcomes; takes responsibility for creating and maintaining a safe and welcoming community by making room for people of color, trans and gender-non-conforming folks, and other populations who routinely encounter systemic oppressions.
    • Adhere to all Volunteer Services protocol relative to volunteer usage, recognition, and monitoring. 
    • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Core Competencies:
    • Experience working with children and youth in group settings.
    • Experience working with children and families from diverse socio-economic backgrounds and with children who have experienced trauma.
    •  Demonstrated commitment to diversity and to the needs of families from diverse economic backgrounds.
    • Experience working with communities of color and people from different cultures than your own
    • Demonstrated commitment to anti-racist principles
    • Demonstrated understanding of the intersection of racism and poverty
    • Ability and willingness to work independently and as part of a team and to make sound judgments without on-site supervision.
    • Adherence to our attendance policy and punctuality is an essential part of the job.
    • Core competencies expected: collaboration, discernment/judgment, fostering diversity, planning and organizing, problem solving, race and social justice advocacy.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  In performing this position, the employee:

  • Continuously exchanges information through listening and talking with children, youth, families, agency staff, and other community partners.
  • Frequently stands, walks, sits, and climbs in performing duties in the workspace and interacting with the children.
  • Frequently lifts and carries up to 10 lbs. of program materials, occasionally up to 40 lbs. when lifting children.
  • Frequently kneels, bends, pushes and pulls while engaging in activities with the children.
  • Frequently stands for long periods of time while conducting classes and/or programs.
  • Occasionally climbs stairs of multi-level apartment complexes.
  • Occasionally spends time outdoors.
  • Occasionally reaches and grasps in using telephones, computers, and other programmatic equipment.

*Continuously = Over 80% of the time * Frequently = 20-80% * Occasionally = Under 20%

Hours, Rate & Benefits:
• Hourly rate: $15.00
• Hours per week: On-call
• FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
• At the time of hire, employees may choose to voluntarily enroll in the Fidelity 403b Plan. Typically after two years of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the YWCA Retirement Fund.