21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Program Director

Job Title: 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Program Director
Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: Directly supervises 21st CCLC Site Coordinator and staff
Salary Range: Based on experience
Hours: 30 hours weekly, year-round

Organizational Summary
Midcoast Community Alliance is a non-profit organization located at the Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark in Bath, Maine. Our mission is to empower the Midcoast youth community to be healthy, engaged, and resilient by promoting mental health awareness and understanding, advocating for those in need, and by expanding access to support. We provide a variety of afterschool programs for middle & high school age youth and for youth transitioning to adulthood (ages 16-24). In addition, our Merrymeeting Youth Project provides support to teens experiencing homelessness.

Program Summary
The purpose of 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants is to provide services and activities that help students improve in academics, attendance, behavior, promotion rates and graduation rates.

Primary Responsibility
The 21st CCLC Program Director is directly responsible for overseeing program operations for our 21st CCLC site. The primary areas of focus will be the coordination of program development and implementation, staff development, and fiscal management for the grant.

General Responsibilities

  • Establish a school-based, out-of-school time center at the Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark that strives to improve student academics, attendance, behavior, and promotion and graduation rates.
  • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate overall programs, services and activities to ensure they meet state objectives and the needs and interests of students.
  • Establish and implement policies and procedures that fulfill all federal and state requirements for the 21st CCLC programs.
  • Collect and report student data and information to meet grant reporting requirements. Data may address activities, attendance, participation and other areas as needed for compliance.
  • Allocate center expenditures in keeping with the grant budget and requirements.
  • Hire site coordinators and other staff based on the approved grant, and help to recruit and negotiate with community-based organizations and volunteers for the program.
  • Provide direct and indirect supervision of site coordinators and other staff.
  • Require, manage and provide staff development opportunities for staff and volunteers and conduct regular staff meetings.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with parents, community leaders and organizations, and school-based staff, and promote 21st CCLC programs, services and activities within the community.
  • Maintain daily contact with program and administrative staff to interpret and explain organizational mission and standards, and to discuss issues and provide/receive information.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education
  • Five or more years of experience working in a school or community-based out-of-school time organization
  • Knowledge of afterschool programs, communities and effective management techniques
  • Ability to communicate effectively to multiple audiences
  • Ability to perform all tasks identified in this job description
  • Valid driver’s license
  • CPR and First Aid certifications
  • Must pass criminal background check

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is often required to stand, walk, use hands to finger handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms, and climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Mental demands/Environmental factors
Maintain emotional control under stress. Manage multiple aspects of work amid a busy environment. Limited travel is required; occasional prolonged and irregular hours. Be comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.

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Midcoast Community Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.