|Title:||Federal Grant Project Director / Director of Student Activities|
|Organization:||Freire Charter High School of Philadelphia|
Federal Grant Project Director / Director of Student Activities
Freire Charter School is seeking a Federal Grant Project Director (known in-house as Director of Student Activities). The person in this role would assume implementation and leadership of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC) federal grant at Freire Charter School.
21CCLC grantees use federal funds to establish community learning centers that provide academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools, in order to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects such as reading, math and science. This program is also intended to offer students a broad array of activities and to include families and the community in the educational process.
- To assist youth in meeting state standards for core academic subjects by providing students with academic enrichment opportunities before school, after school and/or during holidays or summer recess.
- To offer participants a broad array of other services and programs, such as art, music, recreation activities, character education, career and technical training, drug and violence prevention programming, and technology education.
- To provide educational services for families of participating students, such as literacy instruction, computer training and/or cultural enrichment.
- To ensure that both youth and their families have decision-making roles in the creation, operation and evaluation of their 21CCLC program
- To mobilize school, community and private sector social and health services support and resources in order to remove barriers that impede students’ learning.
Freire staff members are forward-thinking team players passionate about working with and unleashing the potential of urban youth. We seek candidates who value diversity, are highly motivated, and who will demand excellence from themselves and their team.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Coordinate all aspects of grant-funded programming, which includes but is not limited to:
- Overseeing daily program operations
- Hiring, managing and evaluating program staff
- Identifying, recruiting and retaining student participants, ensuring regular student participation and maintaining accurate student participation records
- Advertising and promoting programs throughout the school community
- Organizing events to showcase student performance/achievement
- Collaborating with community partners, including working together to develop program designs that best suit the Freire community's needs, and communicating with the business team to ensure that contracts and payments are issued to partners in a timely manner
- Ensuring educational opportunities are made available to the adult family members of participating students
- Coordinate with local 21CCLC program evaluator, which includes but is not limited to:
- Gathering accurate student data on program participation, demographics, grades, test scores and behavior to measure student achievement
- Providing accurate information about program operations, staffing, challenges and success
- Reviewing program evaluations to implement best practices and meet program performance indicators
- Manage all 21CCLC reporting, budgets, documentation, paperwork and communication with state and federal reporting agencies, which includes but is not limited to:
- Drafting and submitting a yearly budget, including submitting and tracking any necessary budget revisions
- Submitting quarterly and annual reports to required agencies
- Collecting and organizing documentation and artifacts of effective, 21CCLC contract-approved programming to present during grant audit (which occurs once during the grant cycle)
- Other duties as assigned
In order to apply, please submit resume, cover letter, and a 250 word description of how you'd go about recruiting students to participate in after school programming.