Job Type: Full Time
Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Starting Date: Immediately
Location: Providence
Reports to: Executive Director
Pay: $50,000 to $60,000 based on experience

The Director will be responsible for the achievement of UCAP’s goals for out-of-classroom activities engaging UCAP students, their families and others in the UCAP community. The Coordinator will work with the staff of UCAP, community agencies, the 21st CCLC Advisory Board, parents, students, and other stakeholders to develop, implement and assess a range of the 21st CCLC programs for UCAP students, alumni, and family members.

Specific Duties:

  • Conducts regular assessments of student needs and interests relative to possible programs to be offered during non-school hours.
  • Develop appropriate programs, systems and structures for the programming for UCAP students, based upon securing proper staffing, facilities, transportation and other resources necessary for such programs to operate effectively.
  • Ensures that by October each UCAP student has, and, throughout the year pursues, an individual plan for Beyond U activities that provide meaningful support for the student’s goals of accelerated learning and life skills development.
  • Works with UCAP’s school community of adults to coordinate integration between the curriculum and/or classes and the 21st CCLC programs.
  • Works with the school social worker, counselor, nurse and Executive Director to inform the staff and secure the assistance in matters relating to exceptional circumstances regarding mental, physical or emotional well-being of UCAP students and other participants in the 21st CCLC programs.
  • Recruits and supervises appropriate staff for the 21st CCLC programs, ensures necessary background checks of all staff, provides adequate orientation and training for all staff, and monitors all staff on a regular basis.
  • Monitors aspects of all programs relative to the safety and security of students, and develops contingency plans for dealing with emergencies related to safety or security.
  • Works with the Executive Director to monitor all spending on the 21st CCLC programs and annually works with the Finance Team to prepare material for the audit and other necessary reports for accurate and timely record keeping.
  • Maintains data and information on attendance of students in all programs, the accomplishments of students or staff, correspondence with families, certifications and backgrounds checks of Beyond U staff, safety certificates such as CPR and first aid, and any other records or data necessary to implement programs or to assist in assessing programs on an on-going basis, as well as at the end of each year.
  • Works on-site at UCAP with UCAP staff and the 21st CCLC instructors during the school day, after school, and during vacation and summer 21st CCLC programs.
  • Is the primary individual in charge of ensuring proper student behavior during the 21st CCLC programs, works with UCAP’s Executive Director and counselors when behavior issues require attention.
  • Works with an advisory board to make recommendations for changes in the 21st CCLC programs throughout and at the conclusion of each school year, which includes the Fund for UCAP Board and the Executive Director.
  • Performs other duties as required by the Executive Director and the 21st CCLC advisory board.
  • Coordinates recognition for Beyond U and other school-wide achievements.

Additional Requirements:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to lead, think creatively, organize systems and structures effectively, work independently, and take initiative as they facilitate the Beyond U programs.
  • Collaborates, communicates and problem solves effectively.
  • Effectively carries out responsibilities and directives as given.
  • Builds strong, professional relationships with all stakeholders – families, students, staff, and community partners.
  • Willingness to work as a member of a professional educational team.
  • Familiarity with working with urban youth.

Additional Requirements Desired:

  • Bilingual with strong oral and written communication skills in both English and Spanish.
  • Knowledge of developmental norms of middle school students.
  • Familiarity with community resources.
  • Prior work experience with urban or middle school youth.
  • Prior experience with community based organizations.
  • Four-year college degree or comparable experience.

Job Requirements:

  • No experience required
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

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About Us:
The UCAP School is an independent public school under the supervision of the Providence School Department. The UCAP School works with approximately 140 students in grades 7 and 8. All students selected for the program have had a history of academic challenges and many have repeated at least one grade. Students are given the opportunity to accelerate in grade if they have been held back, and those who have not, are working towards addressing their own learning loss so that when they do return to their sending districts, they are ready to engage with on grade level work. Through a program of accelerated instruction, counseling and career education, the staff of The UCAP School will seek to prepare these students for successful transition into high school.

The UCAP School Mission:
The UCAP School seeks to intervene in the lives of middle school students who are at risk of dropping out of high school. We provide relevant curriculum and enrichment opportunities to support the academic, social and emotional development of our students to ensure a successful transition from middle school to high school. We stress the importance of taking responsibility, having high expectations, setting goals, completing high school, working hard and having fun.

The UCAP School Vision:
A supportive community in which all students thrive academically, socially and emotionally; graduate from high school; and lead productive and meaningful lives.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The UCAP School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.