Site Coordinator

Kids On Course

Cedar Rapids, IA Education & Training / Human Services & Non-Profit $13.00 to $ hourly
Kids on Course Site Coordinator 
Part Time Position, no more than 19 hours/week 
Available Schools: Grant Elementary, Hoover Elementary, Van Buren Elementary, Wilson Middle School, Roosevelt Middle School, Jefferson and Kennedy High Schools
Cedar Rapids, IA
Compensation: $13/hour
Reports to: Kids on Course Site Manager at assigned school
 
Kids on Course is a non-profit program that provides tutoring, enrichment opportunities including athletics, arts and STEM concepts to students at eight schools (Elementary through High School) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Kids on Course puts students on the path to post-secondary education options. The program meets children where they are academically and assists them to reach their potentials through strong relationships among staff, children and parents. The program is funded by the Zach Johnson Foundation.  
 
Kids on Course supports students through four pillars: 
  • Family Engagement (home visits, family events and parent engagement strategies)
  • Address Barriers (weekend food bags, supporting access through transportation)
  • Support Student Learning (Learning Labs and summer learning opportunities)
  • Enrichment (after school sports, arts, STEM experiences that tie to academic success)
 
Site Coordinator Part Time Job Description: Work within the school to be a champion for students and do whatever it takes to put them on a path to post-secondary learning opportunities. The job is different every day and demands a compassionate self-starter with impeccable time management skills. The work of the site coordinator includes doing home visits with participating families, coordinating after-school enrichment activities, enrolling students in tutoring, running a portion of the summer school program, and working closely with students to help them identify their strengths and mitigate their barriers to academic success. Candidates must be available to work Monday through Thursday from 1:00 – 6:00PM, times and days could vary some depending on assigned site. 
 
Example for Site Coordinator at Elementary School:
1-2PM
Spend time 1-on-1 with a struggling student, then go on a home visit with Site Manager. Pass out 25 weekend food bags to students at risk for food shortage.
 
2-3PM
Run errands to gather supplies for after school activities. Call three volunteers who still need training for kindergarten tutoring program, “Page Pals.”
 
3-4PM
Set up the snack line for after school students. Serve snack and take attendance for after school activities- be sure to provide alternate snack for student with aversions/allergies. Do more than supervise students having snack, engage with them.
 
4-5PM
Lead a group of 6-7 students in an enrichment or learning lab activity. Manage student with behavior needs and summon help for student with bloody nose.
 
5-6PM
Students load buses to go home. Take bus attendance. Ride the bus as an attendant and help driver with routes.
 
 
 
Example for Site Coordinator at Middle School:
1-2PM 
Connect with students & learn about their hopes and dreams, or just to catch up on what the latest hit Netflix show is. 
 
2-3PM
Run out to purchase school supplies and soccer shorts for students who feels left out because they came to school unprepared for the day.
 
3-4:30PM
Prep for after-school activities--creating & updating attendance lists, contacting parents reminding them about their student's commitments, and making sure there are enough snacks to curb the appetite of middle schoolers. Make sure small tutoring groups run smoothly, help administer our after-school Chess Club, or lead the Girls on the Run activities for the day.  
 
4:30-5:30PM
Wrap up programming by chatting with bus driver to ensure all students get home in a safe & timely manner. Call parents with good news updates about their students.
 
 
 The below list isn’t comprehensive, but serves as a baseline of the skills and requirements for a successful candidate: 
  • Minimum education level: Some college or post-secondary education (degree not required)
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and clean driving record 
  • Willingness to transport children in personal car (mileage will be reimbursed)
  • Experience with elementary or middle school aged children 
  • Desire to know what makes a child tick and building on that for a future of success
  • Passion for diversity
  • A belief that you can create positive, lasting change for a community one family at a time
  • Innovative, bold thinking to address societal challenges in the microcosm of an elementary school
  • Social work or teaching experience preferred, but not required
  • Computer Skills: Mastery of Email communication and Microsoft Word
  • Strong communication abilities 
  • Bilingual (written and spoken) in Spanish, Swahili, French or Kirundi is preferred, but not required
 
Site Coordinator position’s schedule aligns with the Cedar Rapids Community School District’s calendar. Site Coordinators won’t work during spring break, winter break, or on inclement weather days.
 
How to apply: Send resume with references and cover letter that details your experience with children in either/or elementary and middle schools to: cmitvalsky@kidsoncoursecr.com, please note your preference for school in your material.
 
Kids on Course is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for this position regardless of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status or marital status.

Application Instructions:

How to apply: Send resume with references and cover letter that details your experience with children in either/or elementary and middle schools to: cmitvalsky@kidsoncoursecr.com, please note your preference for school in your material.

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