Post Date: 03/09/2020
Close Date: 03/31/2020
Job Title: Lead Instructor
Reports to: Site Supervisor
Classification: Full-time, Temporary
Compensation: Non-exempt; $15.50 to 16.50 hr (~30 hours/week)
*Pay differential for staff working in West Linn school district due to school wait lists and accessible public transportation options.
Do you love working with elementary-aged youth? Are you looking to gain more experience and grow in the field of youth work? Are you currently working towards a degree in education? Do you want to get paid to bring your skills and interests to students while helping them find their own passions?
During the school year, Camp Fire Columbia offers after-school programming at 15 schools in Portland and West Linn. We work with students from Kindergarten to 5th grade offering homework help to facilitating enrichment clubs. Through our after-school programming we empower youth to find and pursue their passions. Each year, Camp Fire Columbia seeks candidates like you to fill positions for the school year.
Lead Site Instructor Position Overview: Full-Time Seasonal (School year: Now -June 12, 2020)
This Lead Instructor is responsible for supporting the Site Supervisor in overseeing and facilitating Camp Fire after-school activities for diverse student populations at elementary schools in grades K-5 during the school year. This position takes a leadership role in planning and teaching sequenced lessons in classroom and other school settings for up to 15 youth, while assisting the Site Supervisor in program management, and supporting site staff in developing engaging curriculum. The Lead Instructors will strive to achieve youth development outcomes by engaging program participants in academic enrichment and support, creative arts, active recreation, community building, community-based learning, and leadership activities. This position also includes regularly maintaining and updating the materials in the program space to create a welcoming and stimulating environment.
Salary and Benefits
Benefits per year: Highly competitive healthcare package, 96 hours paid sick leave, 10 paid Holidays, 2 floating holidays, 24 paid volunteer hours, 401k with employer 3% match, extensive professional development, and a highly supportive work culture.
Competitive Compensation: $15.50 to 16.50/hr, 30 hours/week. *Pay differential for staff working in West Linn school district due to school wait lists and accessible public transportation options.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Direct instruction of participants in a before and after school program setting while maintaining program expectations and behavior management with small groups of up to 15 program participants and large groups as a team for up to 60 program participants.
Support the Site Supervisor in planning academic support time that includes diverse and developmentally appropriate options for all students.
Maintain regular and reliable on-site attendance for scheduled morning and afternoon shifts while also completing tasks and attending scheduled meetings off site.
Provide clear and direct feedback to staff on written curriculum and connect staff with existing curriculum and/or resources as needed.
Plan and implement Community-Based Learning projects each quarter.
Manage supplies by maintaining current inventory, ensuring games, art supplies, and equipment are in good working repair and that there are developmentally appropriate games and supplies for all ages in program.
Assist the Site Supervisor with program facilitation including group meetings, transitions, behavior management and family communication.
Gives feedback and support to staff and supports their professional development through recommending training's.
Supports Supervisor in administrative and logistical duties to include: monthly budget and program tracking, program updates to the Development and Communication department, supply and snack shopping.
Are you excited about:
Bringing your interests and passions to an eager group of youth
Working with a team of like-minded youth professionals
Being a positive role model for youth and adults at all times
Mentoring staff to become strong youth workers
Growing with an organization that invests in staff’s professional development
Embrace work and relationships with a growth mindset
Prioritize multiple tasks, manage time and stress levels, and proactively solve problems
Uphold integrity by following through on responsibility and by accepting and abiding by decisions regarding program and policy in a positive manner
Engaging in a culturally responsive environment with a passion for developing youth to achieve their full potential
Are you able to:
Maintain a high level of professionalism, creativity, energy, organization, self-motivation, empathy, and patience
Work in teams and independently
Not grow tired of the sound of your own voice Lead and motivate others
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor's degree or Master’s degree from four-year college or university; or two to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Previous experience instructing in an after school program environment that involves solo teaching, outcome-based lesson planning and current best practices in youth development, and behavior management for students. Working knowledge of youth development and programming, including best practices in mentoring, academic enrichment, youth adult partnerships, life-skills, and leadership development is strongly preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
A valid insurable Driver’s License is preferred. This position also requires a valid Oregon Food Handler’s card and First Aid & CPR certification and OCC Basic Safety Set Training's, plus >15 hours of approved professional development per license year. Oregon Central Background Registry; Step 8 or above on the Oregon Step Registry preferred.
If this sounds like the path for you, join us and make the magic happen!