Afterschool Director-Saco

at LearningWorks in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

JOB CODE: 7290-11-16-22


The full-time Site Director will be responsible for the overall leadership and management of LearningWorks Afterschool + Summer 21st Century Community Learning Center school-based program sites at Governor John Fairfield School in Saco. The Site Director onboards develops, coaches, supports, and supervises all program staff. S/he provides oversight to all program activities and works in collaboration with school building staff, other district and agency departments, and local community partners to develop and implement a high-quality program. This role will directly supervise two (2) Site Coordinators and their respective teaching teams, which include teachers, ed techs, and volunteers.

LearningWorks Afterschool (LWAS) serves low-performing students in eleven elementary schools in a 4-day/week program focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) curriculum and enrichment activities (health/wellness, cultural, social-emotional learning). Students participate in engineering design challenges with embedded literacy and math instruction and hands-on projects to build key skills for school success: teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and perseverance – all in an experiential and supportive learning environment.  LWAS includes a six-week summer program each year.


Provide management of 21st Century Community Learning Center grant from the Maine Department of Education, including data collection, reporting, and financial and administrative requirements;

Provide high-quality, interactive instructional STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programming either in person or remotely, that utilizes instructional practices based on scientifically based research; 

Operate program during the school year calendar, including instructional and enrichment services during the summer months;

Coordinate with school staff to recruit and enroll student participants;

Coordinate program development and schedule with school and district;

Coordinate with Superintendent’s Office, Building Principal(s), Food Service, and Transportation Director(s);

Oversee the development of the STEAM curriculum in collaboration with LWAS staff;

Ensure delivery of STEAM curriculum is aligned with each building’s academic goals;

Coordinate with building principals to ensure that each site’s learning space is safe, organized, and appropriate;

Effectively develop and communicate program activities with LearningWorks leadership and relevant school district-level staff;

Develop and maintain the planning and management of a yearly budget for the LWAS program;

Coordinate ongoing opportunities and events for parental involvement, and provide parents with materials to assist their child’s learning;

Lead quarterly meetings of a local LWAS Advisory Board;

Cultivating and maintaining community-based partnerships that add value to the program;

Use student assessment data to inform programming and curriculum focus;

Communicate program information to stakeholders (parents, school day staff, school administration, and funders);

Establish staff performance management expectations and practices that align with agency policies and procedures.      

Plan and coordinate monthly training opportunities for all program staff to develop skills and best practice performance in all STEAM curriculum areas and student behavior management;

Participate in weekly staff meetings facilitated by site coordinators;

Ensure sustainability for the program by stewarding funders, writing grants, completing grant reports, and coordinating grant writing with Development Department as needed; and

              Other duties as identified by agency leadership



    State of Maine Teaching Certification or demonstrate eligibility (preferred)

    BA or BS in Education or a related field



Minimum 2 years of teaching experience; experience with elementary-aged youth preferred;

Supervisory and/or leadership experience;

The ability to facilitate relationships with a diverse array of professionals, including agency leadership,  funders, and key stakeholders;

Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills;

Computer/technology skills including database experience, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Google (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms), and more;  

Strong experience with fiscal and administrative management;

Flexibility, thoughtfulness, and the ability to creatively problem solve;
Belief in our agency's mission and values.

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Job Posting: 853114

Posted On: Nov 28, 2022

Updated On: Dec 28, 2022

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