Work with PASA

Brittany Pi(e) day

Photo: Former AfterZone Site Coordinator for Nathan Bishop, Brittany Sandbergen (middle), and her Program Support Staff, Julie Alfano and Tyler Hammer, prepare to get pied by students for PI(e) Day.

The Providence After School Alliance’s (PASA) mission is to expand and improve quality expanded learning opportunities for Providence youth by organizing a citywide public/private system. Working in tandem with one another, PASA’s AfterZone (for middle school) and Hub (for high school) initiatives offer Providence young people multiple pathways to learning beginning in middle school and continuing through high school.

At PASA, we pride ourselves on hiring bright and motivated individuals. PASA is an equal opportunity employer and we offer competitive compensation in a dynamic and fun work environment.


Hub Coordinator

The Hub works with in tandem with PASA’s Quality Department and Providence public high schools and community partners to provide high school students across the city with high-quality expanded learning opportunities (ELO) that not only garner them credit towards graduation, but provide rigorous, hands-on learning activities grounded in relevant, real world skills and professional experience. To learn more about the Hub and ELO’s please visit, http://mypasa.org/hub-high-school/.

PASA is seeking a full-time Hub Coordinator to help implement PASA’s high school programs. The Hub Coordinator will play an integral role in developing, managing, and ensuring the expansion of PASA’s High School system building work.

Major Roles and Responsibilities:

Program Management & System Operations                      

  • Coordinate and supervise all administrative tasks related to the effective operation of the PASA’s high school programing and PASA’s youth and program assessment work including managing communications with partners and vendors, organizing program and observations schedules, tracking program attendance, and other logistics
  • In partnership with PASA’s Operations Coordinator, facilitate vendor contract procurement process, manage vendor payments, and program operations
  • Develop and facilitate various orientations, technical assistance sessions, and final student demonstration day(s) with PASA’s Quality Department

Communication and Relationship Building

  • Work closely with high school youth, community partners, and school administration in 3 to 4 high schools to recruit and retain youth participants
  • Help recruit and support community partners and teachers to jointly lead ELOs at assigned schools
  • Serve as a liaison with the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), vendors, students, families and school/district staff

Data and Program Quality

  • Participate in quality assessment trainings, program observations and program evaluations
  • Participate in data-driven dialogue to inform program decisions and ensure long-term youth and program outcomes
  • Aid PASA staff to implement assessments and program evaluations to inform and refine PASA’s programming
  • Review, monitor and distribute program and youth data to community partners, school administration, Rhode Island Department of Education, direct supervisor and PASA to manage student enrollment participation, and retention

 Skills Required:

  • Experience and passion for working with high school age youth.
  • Ability to work with a wide-range of community and school partners in developing effective, collaborative partnerships and learning experiences.
  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of information and communicate it effectively to different audiences.
  • Ability to navigate in and out-of-school issues and interact with community partners and school-based practitioners.
  • Strong computer skills, with a working knowledge of Microsoft applications.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent community-based experience, along with 1 year of related professional work.

 Desired Skills:

  • Creativity, patience, a good work ethic, and a sense of humor.
  • Understanding evaluation methodologies and interpreting statistical data.
  • Working knowledge of experiential and inquiry-based learning.
  • A balance of working on “start-up” projects and operating established programs.
  • Planning experience (programs and events).
  • Intermediate Spanish language skills.

Remuneration:

  • The salary range for this position is mid 30Ks, depending on experience with a comprehensive benefits package.
  • PASA will begin reviewing applications on April 14, 2016 and will accept applications until the position is filled.

 To apply, send your resume, cover letter to:

Eric Collins, HR Coordinator

ecollins@mypasa.org

Or submit to: Providence After School Alliance

81 Carpenter Street, Providence, RI 02903 / Fax (401) 228-3915.

PASA prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, socioeconomic status, disability or handicap, age, marital status, family responsibilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity/expression, domestic partnership status or HIV status.  PASA also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to PASA facilities.


AfterZone and Hub Program Support Staff

Part Time Positions Available 

PASA is currently seeking candidates for the position of Program Support Staff for the AfterZone and Hub. The following Site Management Agencies are hiring part-time Program Support Staff members:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence:
Roger Williams Middle School

Providence Public School Department:
Nathan Bishop Middle School
Delsesto Middle School
Esek Hopkins Middle School
Gilbert Stuart Middle School
Juanita Sanchez High School

Job Responsibilities:
Program Support Staff assist in the day to day logistics of the AfterZone. In addition, Program Support Staff is responsible for creating and leading Club AfterZone enrichment activities for (2) 1 hour blocks each afternoon from 3:10-5:10pm.

This is a part-time, seasonal position. Hours will range from 16-25 per week depending upon the needs of each AfterZone site. Programming hours are Monday-Thursday 2:00-5:30pm. Selected Fridays from 2:00-4:30 will be required for ongoing planning and professional development.
Note: Job responsibilities may vary by site

Program Support Staff commit to full participation in the following:

Orientation, professional development, and planning
Attend ALL orientation, ongoing professional development and planning sessions. Program Support Staff members will be expected to attend all of sessions assigned to their role. Please ensure your schedule will accommodate trainings and professional development sessions before submitting an application.

Development and Program Facilitation
* Serve as a positive role model for youth & work collaboratively with team members to implement Club AfterZone activities
* Plan and lead activities during Club AfterZone, which includes games, projects, career awareness and enrichment activities for youth that are engaging and positive
* Working knowledge or willingness to become familiar with the Providence community and school system
Note: Development and Program responsibilities may vary by site

Logistical Support
* Set up and distribute snack, program setup and clean-up at the end of the day
* Manage daily attendance and data input
* Communicate via phone and written messages with parents and families regarding attendance and participation
* Direct flow of student traffic during transition times and arrival/departure of youth
* Help organize and effectively execute transportation dismissal, AZ emergency protocols & procedures
* Assist with program recruitment and special events such as End of Session celebrations
* Register students for program and update youth information on the program’s online database
* Assist with the implementation of any surveys or other assessment materials
Note: Logistical support responsibilities may vary by site

Required qualifications:
* National background check will be required once hired
* Desire to work with middle school youth in a positive youth development atmosphere
* Creativity, patience, a good work ethic, and a sense of humor
* Previous work history with at least two years of working with youth
* High school diploma or GED

Desired Qualifications:
* Proven experience in youth development and community-based programs
* Previous experience working in a licensed childcare program or after school program
* Previous experience writing/planning activities for STEM, arts, sports, and/or skills
* Bilingual Spanish/English skills (or other languages)
* Knowledge of Providence and the AfterZone communities
* Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience

Remuneration:
Applicants will be interviewed for open positions until filled; candidates will be hired as seasonal and/or part-time employees for the respective SMAs. Payment will range from $9.60-$10.60 per hour based on experience with hours ranging between 16-25/week during programming sessions.

Program Support Staff members will submit bi-weekly timesheets for review and for payment.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to:
Eric Collins, HR Coordinator, ecollins@mypasa.org
OR:
Mail to: Providence After School Alliance
81 Carpenter St, Providence, RI 02903.
Fax (401) 228-3915

PASA prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, socioeconomic status, disability or handicap, age, marital status, family responsibilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity/expression, domestic partnership status or HIV status. PASA also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to PASA facilities.