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Kid Power VeggieTime Director

Summary: The Curriculum Development Contractor supports Kid Power’s efforts to create and maintain quality standards-based curriculum. They work with Senior Staff to create differentiated and leveled curriculum for use during Kid Power school-year programming. The Curriculum Developer is responsible for producing engaging; hands-on; and themed standards-based STEM and/or Citizenship lessons, as well as editing and reviewing previously made Kid Power curriculum for future program implementation.

Deliverables:

Curriculum Development

  • Work with Kid Power’s Program and Assistant Program Director to create leveled STEM and/or civics curriculum for 2nd – 8 th grade students.
  • Create 35 “global” and 35 “national” STEM based lessons
  • STEM lessons will aim (but are not limited) to teach students about:
  • Scientific method and design process
  • Science experiments
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Engineering
  • Create 25 “global” and 25 “national” themed civic based lessons
  • Civic lessons will aim (but are not limited) to teach students about:
  • Forms of government
  • Public speaking and debate skills
  • Workforce development  Social issues and current events
  • Activism and advocacy
  • Develop curriculum in accordance with Common Core Standards 
  • Create lessons that utilize limited resources and materials

Curriculum Revision and Editing 

  • Provide recommendations to improve quality of previously created Kid Power STEM and/or Citizenship lesson plans (methods, engagement, staff implementation, materials)
  • Expand Kid Power’s “Micro” and “Macro” service-learning curriculum
  • Review and provide feedback for Kid Power’s “PowerBlazers” workforce development curriculum

Requirements 

  • 3-5 years of curriculum development experience 
  • Knowledge of Common Core Standards 
  • Knowledge of DCPS demographics  Education Degree preferred

Compensation

  • Rate: Contracted at $30/hour, up to 30 hours/week for 12 weeks 
  • Contract Amount: $5,000

HOW TO APPLY

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http://www.kidpowerdc.org/

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LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

English required

Spanish and/or French a plus

Position Description: The Afterschool Teacher is responsible for program implementation, classroom management, and communication with parents and teachers.

Requirements:

  • Passion for youth development.
  • Experience working directly with youth.
  • Good organization and professional communication skills.
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team and meet deadlines consistently
  • Patience and a good sense of humor.
  • Adaptability & flexibility.
  • Willingness to work outdoors with youth.
  • Strong administrative skills and attention to detail.

Schedule:

19-21 hours per week, which includes:

  • Program Operations times vary depending on site. However, programs occur during the afterschool hours (3pm-6pm, Monday-Friday) 15-16 hours per week
  • Weekly Meeting at 12pm at the Program Office in Chinatown, 1-2 hours per week
  • Admin work (Reports, newsletter, updating Google docs, parent meetings and calls, lesson planning), 4-5 hours per week to be done remotely

Responsibilities:

Program and Curriculum Implementation

  • Arrives to scheduled site promptly in time to set up site
  • Attends and is on time to weekly meetings
  • Studies and implements existing curriculum during after school programs
  • Helps prepare, adjust, and implement additional program curriculum and activities in accordance with DCPS and Kid Power standards
  • Communicates effectively with senior staff regarding implementation issues
  • Actively participates in all enrichment classes
  • Practices, institutionalizes, and professionalizes the language of Advancing Youth Development.

Youth Issues

  • Provides for the safety and well-being of all youth participants
  • Ensures that each student sets and tracks individual academic and behavioral goals
  • Creates and implements classroom and individual incentive program and other behavioral management systems
  • Reports all major behavioral issues to Cluster Coordinators and Assistant Program Director
  • Adheres to Kid Power behavior management system and implements consequences accordingly
  • Immediately reports any child abuse or neglect issues to the attention of the Assistant Program Director or the Program Director

Administrative Duties

  • Tracks student attendance daily
  • Completes and submits incident reports as needed
  • Completes Site Reports and other tasks by deadline each week
  • Ensures completion of all youth evaluations throughout the semester
  • Attends and is on time to each weekly meeting
  • Effectively communicates with supervisors about administrative duties

External Partners

  • Communicates daily with DCPS coordinator and teachers about student issues, homework, classroom cleanliness, meal provision, and attendance
  • Maintains professional relationship with all program partners on site and communicates with Kid Power senior staff whenever any issues arise
  • In coordination with the Program Director, explores and manages new program partnerships to improve program quality and efficiency
  • Ensures phone and in-person communication with 100% of parents in program weekly
  • Schedules and attends meetings with parents/guardians when needed regarding youth issues

Staff and Volunteer Management

  • Manages Site Associates and volunteers on site (reports issues to Cluster Coordinator and Assistant Program Director when necessary)
  • Communicates with all associates and volunteers regarding program tasks before and after program
  • Tracks and inputs volunteer hours daily

Development and Special Events

  • Attendance at occasional special events (vegetable sales, parent nights, fundraisers). These events will all be paid at the hourly rate.
  • Occasional assistance on development tasks.  

HOW TO APPLY

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http://www.kidpowerdc.org/

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LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

English required

Spanish and/or French a plus

Position: After-School Site Coordinator

To Apply: Email a resume and cover letter to Grant Elliott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Position Description: The Site Coordinator is responsible for program implementation, classroom management, and communication with parents and teachers.

Schedule: 20 hours per week, which includes:
-Program Operations times vary depending on site. However, programs occur during the afterschool hours.

Compensation: $16/hr

Responsibilities:

Program and Curriculum Implementation

  • Arrives to scheduled site promptly in time to set up site (alerts supervisor immediately if running late).
  • Studies and implements existing curriculum during after school programs.
    • Helps prepare and implement additional program curriculum and activities in accordance with DCPS and Kid Power standards.
    • Communicates with senior staff regarding implementation issues.
    • Actively participates in all enrichment classes.
    • Practices, institutionalizes, and professionalizes the language of Advancing Youth Development.

Youth Issues

  • Provides for the safety and well-being of all youth participants.
  • Ensures that each student sets and tracks individual academic and behavioral goals.
  • Creates and implements classroom and individual incentive program and other behavioral management systems.
  • Reports all major behavioral issues to the Assistant Program Director.
  • Adheres to Kid Power behavior management system and implements consequences accordingly.
  • Immediately reports any child abuse or neglect issues to the attention of the Assistant Program Director or the Program Director.

Administrative Duties

  • Tracks student attendance daily
  • Ensures completion of all youth evaluations throughout the semester

External Partners

  • Communicates daily with DCPS coordinator and teachers about student issues, homework, classroom cleanliness, meal provision, and attendance.
  • Maintains professional relationship with all program partners on site and communicates with Kid Power senior staff whenever any issues arise.
  • In coordination with the Assistant Program Director, explores and manages new program partnerships to improve program quality and efficiency.
  • Schedules and attends meetings with parents/guardians when needed regarding youth issues.

Staff and Volunteer Management

  • Manages Site Associates and volunteers on site (reports issues to Assistant Program Director and Program Director when necessary).
  • Communicates with all associates and volunteers regarding program tasks before and after program.
  • Tracks and inputs volunteer hours daily.

Development and Special Events

  • Attendance at occasional special events (vegetable sales, parent nights, fundraisers). These events will all be paid at the hourly rate.
  • Occasional assistance on development tasks.

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