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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.


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
Junita 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


Providence After School Alliance
Full Time Position Available
AfterZone Site Coordinator
Esek Hopkins Middle School

PASA is seeking two full-time AfterZone Site Coordinators to oversee the successful daily implementation of our middle school initiative, the AfterZone. These positions are funded through a five-year 21st Century Community Learning Center grant through the Rhode Island Department of Education. The AfterZone Site Coordinator is the primary contact with RI Department of Education for 21st Century Community Learning Center activities.

PASA’s middle school initiative—the AfterZone—knits together a network of partners from the public and private sector including the city, school department, community providers and businesses. By maximizing cross-sector strengths and resources, PASA engages middle school youth in a variety of expanded learning opportunities that spark their curiosity, connect them to real world experiences, and allow them to explore their interests.

The current AfterZone Middle School Site Coordinator opening is at the following partner middle school:

* Esek Hopkins Middle School

Job Responsibilities

Program implementation & system operations
* Cooperate with school faculty, including school-based after school liaison and building principal, to ensure smooth program logistics
* Serve as main liaison between PASA staff and school partners to connect day time learning to after school learning
* Be available and accessible for daily communication with parents, youth, school staff and faculty, AfterZone staff, and program providers
* Provide oversight and coordination with PASA in responding to emergencies and problems on site
* Support the coordination of city wide projects, events, including the AfterZone’s summer scholars program

Data and program quality
* Oversee and supervise the collection and input of youth data used to measure youth participation, retention
* Review and monitor tracking tool and utilize daily data with program providers and the AfterZone team to manage enrollment, participation retention, and family outreach plans
* Work with PASA’s Director of Middle School Initiatives, PASA’s Director of Quality and Quality consultants to evaluate programming and site practice using a validated program assessment tool to ensure that youth participate in a quality learning experience
* Review monitor and distribute program data on a daily to program providers, school administration, direct supervisor and PASA, weekly basis via web-based program management tool

Staffing & site management structure
* Supervise AfterZone front-line staff and volunteers and interns
* Work to support and develop staff members through professional development opportunities and targeted program observations
* Manage the flow of program vendors during daily programming time
* Act as program vendor’s supervisor during their funded programming time

Youth development & retention
* Actively engage youth in the design and implementation of the AfterZone and aid in the implementation of AfterZone and Hub (PASA’s High School Initiative) transition framework
* Maintain a high level of communication with parents and families and host or participate in family events
* Provide support in the development and daily coordination of a focused academic support program and a casual youth learning and activity period called Club AfterZone.

Qualifications

Required:
a) BA or AA in Education or related work experience with at least 2 years supervising education and enrichment programs with school-age youth
b) Proven experience in youth development and community-based programs
c) Ability to work with a wide-range of community partners in developing effective, collaborative partnerships
d) Experience working closely with school administration and faculty
e) Ability to serve as higher-level administrative staff person to guide and support the AfterZone effort (proficiency in Microsoft applications, office management, ability to compile notes and e-mail notices, etc.), including ability to understand and manage budgets
f) Experience working in community-based programs, with a clear understanding of urban issues and communities

Desired:
a) Working knowledge of Providence and the AfterZone communities
b) Fluency in English and Spanish (or other languages)
c) Experience managing and leading front-line program staff
d) A working understanding of human services, youth development, and current trends in after-school programs.
e) Experience working with middle school youth or in a school setting
f) Experience working with databases, online resources, etc
g) Master’s degree or equivalent, along with 3+ years of related professional experience

The salary range is the mid $30Ks plus benefits, depending upon experience.

To apply for the position, please submit a current resumé along with cover letter to:

Eric Collins
Providence After School Alliance
81 Carpenter Providence, RI 02903
ecollins@mypasa.org
(401) 228-3915 (fax)

PASA will begin reviewing applications on August 19th, 2015 and will accept applications until the position is filled.

Additional information about the AfterZones and the Providence After School Alliance is available online at www.mypasa.org.

PASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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.


Providence After School Alliance
Full Time Position Available
Development and Communications Assistant

The Providence After School Alliance (PASA) is seeking a full-time employee to assist the development and communications team with donor solicitations, special events, grant writing, and communications. This position will support the Executive Director’s development and communications work building PASA’s reputation as a national and local after school public private model, as well as provide administrative support to the development and communications team.

The position will join a team that includes the Executive Director, Deputy Director, and Coordinator of Grants and Communications. The job will involve writing solicitations, thank you letters, grants, and reports, as well as marketing and communications materials. Additionally, this job will entail assisting the development team with planning special events for the organization. PASA is looking for someone with excellent writing skills as well as a highly organized person who is great at building relationships and engaging partners.

About PASA                                  

PASA’s mission is to expand and improve quality expanded learning opportunities for Providence youth by organizing a citywide public/private system that offers multiple pathways to learning. PASA’s middle school initiative—the AfterZone—knits together a network of partners from the public and private sector including the city, school department, community providers and businesses.  By maximizing cross-sector strengths and resources, PASA engages middle school youth in a variety of expanded learning opportunities that spark their curiosity, connect them to real world experiences, and allow them to explore their interests. PASA’s after-school system for high school youth—the Hub—helps connect Providence youth to opportunities where they can obtain credit for learning beyond the classroom.  As a national and regional model, PASA needs to effectively communicate with a broad audience what is working and why expanded learning matters for the healthy development of young people.

Specific areas of responsibility include:

Grants and Donor Cultivation and Management

  • Assist in writing grants, donor communications, reports and thank you notes.
  • Aid with management of regular communications with PASA’s diverse mix of corporate, foundation and individual donors.
  • Assist development team in conducting research on potential donors, foundations and corporate contributors.
  • Help maintain donor files for the team, tracking reports, and regular correspondence with supporters.
  • Work closely with the development team and PASA Board Development Committee to implement ongoing and new development.
  • Organize meetings on behalf of PASA’s Executive Director with funders and key stakeholders.

Special Projects and Events

  • Provide assistance and support for special events like PASA’s City Institute, the AfterZone and Hub’s events, and special investor events.
  • Assist with the creation and implementation of new special events.
  • Coordinate with outside vendors like printers, caterers or special designers.
  • Help with the creation of online and event materials such as flyers, invitations, and signage.
  • Collect and track funder and supporter information in Donor Perfect data system.

Admin support

  • Provide coordinated administrative support for PASA’s Executive Director. Make travel, entertainment, and meeting arrangements for special meetings and receptions.
  • General office support including processing invoices, annual solicitations, and mailings.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Experience with technology systems, data bases and social media tools.
  • Experience with web tools, Adobe In Design, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Ability to manage an online donor contact system. Familiarity with DonorPerfect a plus, experience with development software platforms preferred.
  • Passion and commitment to PASA’s mission.
  • College graduate interested in non-profit management and development field. BA required.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with non-profits.
  • Ability to work with a team.

What Can You Expect as a PASA team member?

  • Starting non-profit salary, as well as health insurance.
  • A work environment with smart, highly motivated youth advocates.
  • To learn about cutting edge non-profit development and communications.
  • Warm professional work environment.

To apply for the position, please submit a current resumé along with cover letter and three writing samples to:

Eric Collins
Providence After School Alliance
81 Carpenter Providence, RI 02903
ecollins@mypasa.org
(401) 228-3915 (fax)

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled

PASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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.