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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.


Youth Engagement Specialist

Work with a team of Providence’s leading organizations that provide safe, fun, and high-quality learning opportunities for young people after school. The Providence After School Alliance, with its public and private sector after-school providers, provide out of school time learning opportunities for hundreds of middle school and high school youth each year. Youth Engagement Specialists have direct interaction with young people in PASA’s programs, which ensure that young people have access to relationships and experiences that contribute to their success in and out of school. Youth Engagement Specialists lead activities, form professional relationships with youth, and support positive youth development by providing opportunities to practice real-world skills such as communication, teamwork, engagement in learning, problem solving, and perseverance.

The following sites are hiring Youth Engagement Specialists

Roger Williams Middle School (managed by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence)

DelSesto Middle School (managed by the Providence After School Alliance)

Esek Hopkins (managed by the Providence After School Alliance)

Nathan Bishop Middle School (managed by the Providence After School Alliance)

West Broadway Middle School (managed by the Providence After School Alliance)

Overview:

This is a part-time, seasonal position. Hours range from 16-25 per week depending on the needs of each site. Program hours are Monday-Thursday from 2:00-6:00pm for 26 weeks between October and June. Selected Fridays will be required for ongoing planning and professional development. Rates of pay begin between $9.60 and $10.50 per hour, but may increase based on experience or job performance.

Responsibilities:

The majority of the Youth Engagement Specialist’s time will be spent collaboratively planning and leading Club AfterZone activities, such as games or projects that are engaging, yet provide learning opportunities for young people. Candidates should be prepared to communicate regularly with youth, families, and community partners. In addition to working directly with youth, Youth Engagement Specialists will also be responsible for logistical duties such as:

  • Using an online database to register youth and manage attendance data.
  • Helping to organize and effectively execute AfterZone protocols and procedures.
  • Setting up program space before youth arrive, and cleaning up at the end of the day.
  • Directing the flow of student traffic during transition times, such as arrival and departure.
  • Assisting with program recruitment and special events, such as end-of-session celebrations.

Growth Opportunities:

  • The Providence After School Alliance’s Quality Department provides professional development for Youth Engagement Specialist to ensure an understanding of Positive Youth Development, as well as continuing education to promote personal and professional growth of staff members.
  • Through training and exposure to high-quality funded programs, Youth Engagement Specialist will gain knowledge of best practices in the field of Youth Development and have opportunities to carry them out.
  • Youth Engagement Specialist will have leadership opportunities, such as the ability to become a Career Coach for youth, promotion to Assistant Site Coordinator, or referral to a position in our Summer programming.
  • Youth Engagement Specialist will have access to a network of school faculty and admin, community partners, and other youth development professionals.

Required Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with planning activities for arts, sports, and/or skill-based projects
  • Prior work history, with at least two years of working with school-aged youth
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and internet navigation
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Professional communication skills
  • Proactive, organized, and punctual
  • Creative, patient, and fun

Desired Qualifications:

  • Proven experience in youth development, community based programs, or education
  • Previous experience working in a licensed childcare program or after-school program.
  • Bilingual skills, preferably Spanish/English
  • Knowledge of Providence and the communities the Providence After School Alliance serves

Hiring Process:

To apply, please email your résumé and cover letter to Eric Collins (ecollins@mypasa.org) or submit it to the Providence After School Alliance, 81 Carpenter St, Providence, RI 02903.

Applicants will be interviewed for open positions until filled. Candidates will be hired as seasonal, hourly employees.

Candidates will be subject to National and State Background Checks as part of the hiring process.

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.

Hub Part-Time Assistant Site Coordinator

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 at The Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex (JSEC) is currently seeking a candidate for the position of Part-Time Assistant Site Coordinator. The Assistant Site Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Hub Coordinator at JSEC in managing the daily operations of after school and expanded learning programs. This is a part-time, seasonal position. Hours will range from 16-20 hours per week depending upon the needs of the program. Programming hours are Monday-Thursday 1:00-5:30pm. Select Fridays from 2:00-4:30 pm will be required for ongoing planning and professional development.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Strategically innovating The Hub through weekly strategy meetings and long term projects
  • Aid with student recruitment, special events, field trips and student demonstration days
  • Assist with filing, organization and maintaining student records
  • Ensure that equipment and supplies are maintained and appropriate for use
  • Set up and distribute snack, program setup and clean-up at the end of the day
  • Manage daily student attendance and data input
  • Facilitate positive and productive conversation during open office hours
  • Maintain a high standard of professional communication while interfacing with program partners
  • 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, emergency protocols & procedures
  • Assist with the implementation of any surveys or other assessment materials
  • Facilitate the Hub Student Squad (our youth advisory board) monthly meetings

Required qualifications:

  • Valid National Background Check performed within the last eighteen (18) months, after February 1, 2015.
  • Highly organized with experience in Microsoft Office, Google Drive and Gmail.
  • Desire to work with high school youth in a positive youth development atmosphere;
  • Creativity, patience, flexibility, and a sense of humor;
  • Ability to improvise and remain mindful in potentially stressful situations;
  • 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);
  • 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. Payment will range from $10:50 – $11:50 per hour based on experience with hours ranging between 16-20 hours per week during programming sessions.

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.