Work with PASA

Brittany Pi(e) day

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

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 Summer Scholars Camp Positions (posted 1/13/15)

AfterZone Educator Job Description — please download and complete NC Educator Application to apply

Assistant Site Coordinator Job Description — please download and complete NC Educator Application to apply

Program Support Specialist Job Description — please download and complete NC Educator Application to apply

School Day Educator Job Description — please download and complete C Educator Application to apply

Instructional Specialist Job Description — please download and complete C Educator Application to apply

Behavioral Specialist — please download and complete Behavior Specialist Application to apply

For all positions: please review Appendix A for an overview of the AfterZone Summer Scholars Camp and Appendix B for the required training and planning sessions.

For questions please contact Camely Walters at hr@mypasa.org

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AfterZone Program Support Staff (posted 1/6/15)

Together with a team of Providence’s leading youth serving organizations –The Providence After School Alliance (PASA) and its partners are working to organize, expand and improve a collaborative system of high quality out of school time programs for middle and high school youth in Providence. The shared goal is to ensure that every youth has access to relationships, experiences and opportunities that contribute to their healthy development and success in school. As an alliance of afterschool providers, PASA and its partners with public and private sector afterschool providers, volunteers, youth and parents to invest time, talent, and funds to the AfterZone’s to provide a variety of safe, fun, and quality learning opportunities for hundreds of middle school youth. For additional information on the AfterZone, PASA and its partners, visit www.mypasa.org
The following sites are hiring part-time Program Support Staff members.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence/Roger Williams Middle School
Providence After School Alliance/DelSesto Middle School
Providence After School Alliance/Esek Hopkins Middle School
Providence After School Alliance/Gilbert Stuart Middle School
Providence After School Alliance/Nathan Bishop Middle School

Position Overview

  • 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 2:00-6:00pm for 16 weeks between January and June. Selected Fridays will be required for ongoing planning and professional development, which will include orientation, professional development and planning sessions. Program Support Staff members will be expected to attend all of sessions assigned to their role.

Job Responsibilities

Development and Program Facilitation

  • Serve as a positive role model for youth and peers.
  • Work collaboratively with team members to plan and lead Club AfterZone activities, which includes games, projects, career awareness and enrichment activities for youth that are engaging and positive.
  • Serve as a “Career Coach” at your site and as part of the Career & Technical Education (CTE) initiative. This includes creating activities focused around preparing middle school youth for high school and professional success.

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 youth 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.

Required qualifications 

  • Previous experience writing/planning activities for STEM, arts, sports, and/or skills;
  • 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;
  • Bilingual Spanish/English skills (or other languages);
  • Knowledge of Providence and the AfterZone communities;

Remuneration

  • Applicants will be interviewed for open positions until filled; candidates will be hired as seasonal, hourly employees. Rates begin at $9.00-$10.00 per hour based on experience with hours ranging between 16-25/week during programming sessions.
  • Candidates will be subject to National and State Background Checks as part of the hiring process.

To apply, send your resume, cover letter to:
Eric Collins, HR Coordinator
HR@mypasa.org
Or submit to: Providence After School Alliance
140 Broadway, Providence, RI 02903

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Hub Coordinator (posted 1/6/15)

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. To learn more about PASA and our work please visit www.mypasa.org.

The Hub works with 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.

PASA is seeking a full-time Hub Coordinator to help refine the Hub’s ELO program model and delivery infrastructure. The Hub Coordinator will report directly to PASA’s Director of High School Initiatives and 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 Hub’s ELO Model including managing communications, organizing program schedules, standards alignment, attendance tracking, and other logistics.
• In collaboration with PASA’s Director of High School Initiatives, develop and oversee both short-term and long-term Hub programmatic activities, including student recruitment and enrollment, creation of pathways between PASA’s AfterZone and the Hub, and ELO model expansion.
• In partnership with the Hub team, developing and facilitating various orientations, technical assistance sessions, and final student demonstration day.

Communication and Relationship Building
• Facilitate meetings with community partners and assigned school staff.
• Work closely with youth, community partners, and school administration in recruiting and retaining youth participants.
• Help to recruit both potential and existing community partners and teachers to jointly lead ELOs at assigned schools.

Data and Program Quality
• Participate in quality assessment trainings, program observations and program evaluations.
• Assist PASA staff in developing and facilitating a professional development schedule for the primary ELO stakeholders including students, teachers and community partners.
• Aid PASA staff to implement assessments and program evaluations to inform and refine PASA’s digital badge strategy.
• Review, monitor and distribute program data on a weekly basis to community partners, school administration, direct supervisor and PASA to manage enrollment, participation retention, and youth outreach plans.

Skills Required:
• Ability to work with a wide-range of community and school partners in developing effective, collaborative partnerships and learning experiences.
• Ability to interact and positively engage with high school students.
• 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.
• Working knowledge of Providence community programs and/or high schools.
• A balance of working on “start-up” projects and operating established programs.
• Planning experience (programs and events).

Remuneration
• The salary range for this position is low 30Ks, depending on experience with a comprehensive benefits package.
• PASA will begin reviewing applications on January 16, 2014 and will accept applications until the position is filled.

To apply, send your resume, cover letter to:
Eric Collins, HR Coordinator
HR@mypasa.org
Or submit to: Providence After School Alliance
140 Broadway, Providence, RI 02903


SCHOLARS COORDINATOR (posted 1/12/15)

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. To learn more about PASA and our work please visit www.mypasa.org.

PASA is looking for a dynamic program coordinator to join the Quality Improvement department, overseeing the planning and delivery of a summer learning program that serves 500 Providence middle school youth citywide and contributing to the ongoing piloting and assessment of new approaches in out-of-school-time learning. This position offers the opportunity to work on programs highlighted as national models in approaches to informal STEM education as well as bridging the divide of formal and informal educators.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Summer program planning and implementation

Characterized by a collaborative educational approach between community and formal educators, the AfterZone Summer Scholars Camp aims to engage youth in relevant and experiential learning. Responsibilities for the planning and implementation of the camp include:
• In partnership with Senior PASA staff, spearhead the successful planning and implementation of the AfterZone Summer Scholars Camp, including contract procurement and management, fiscal management, staff hiring and planning, program evaluation, and program communications
• Facilitate regular planning meetings and workgroups with internal middle school program staff to prepare for summer program implementation
• Identify and solve logistical challenges to ensure the successful daily operations of the AfterZone Summer Scholars program, including transportation, snacks, communications, and other needs identified through the planning process
• Serve as liaison to community program providers, vendors, Providence school teachers, and PASA staff
• Promote positive youth development practices and an engaging camp culture Evaluation & Data Management PASA is dedicated to delivering the best possible youth programs through a continuous quality improvement cycle. This role plays an integral part in helping to assess quality, interpret findings and use data to make strategic program decisions. Responsibilities include:
• Assure that all summer participation data is accurately tracked and entered on a timely basis
• Assist with the implementation and analysis of participant and partner surveys and focus group data
• Prepare any necessary final reporting for PASA, documenting all aspects of planning, preparation, implementation, and evaluation of summer programming
• Conduct program observations & feedback sessions
• Use statistics and trends from program evaluation reports to strategize innovations to program practice, structure and goals
• Participate in data-driven dialogue to inform program selection decisions

This role will also have the opportunity to engage in the following activities as desired:

• Align socio-emotional and academic evaluation tools to youth outcomes to create an online badging system of skills
• Review current research and policy in Out-of-School-Time and Education field

Qualifications

Required:
• BA degree or equivalent blend of experience and education
• Program management experience, including work with youth learning and development programs
• Experience managing staff and/or volunteers
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including large and small group facilitation
• Strong organizational management skills
• Proven team leadership
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office and data management software

Desired:
• Experience leading and coordinating youth programming, especially youth ages 11-14
• Knowledge of informal STEM, sports, recreation, arts and leadership programs, curriculum and/or approaches
• Understanding of evaluation methodologies and interpreting statistical data
• A working understanding of experiential and inquiry-based learning
• Intermediate Spanish language skills

The salary range for this position is mid 30Ks, depending on experience with a comprehensive benefits package. Position to begin as soon as possible. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to: Eric Collins, Providence After School Alliance, 140 Broadway, Providence, RI 02903 or to hr@mypasa.org (preferred).

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.