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After School Team Leaders

Contact Information:

Brent Holsinger

Email: bholsinger@harrisonburg.k12.va.us

Website:  

http://staff.harrisonburg.k12.va.us/~bholsinger

Job Description:

 

POSITION OVERVIEW: Team leaders are lead staff for Smithland Elementary and Thomas Harrison Middle Schools out of school time programs who work closely with students and their families to strengthen students academic achievement and support their overall social development.  Each team leader is responsible for leading approximately 12-15 students through purposeful programming, including: structured academic support, enrichment, team-building and sports activities.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Youth Developer: Team leaders build strong relationships with their students, serving as positive mentors and role models by encouraging joy of learning, cooperation, focused effort and developing students leadership ability.  Team leaders work closely with families, teachers, and community members in support of student achievement and growth.

Instructional Leader: By using clear, consistent learning procedures, engaging activities, lesson plans, effective engagement strategies and appropriate management practices Team leaders create a safe, positive learning environment that appreciates each unique student and celebrates their accomplishments.  Team leaders are academic coaches who motivate students to succeed by leading and teaching students through varied learning environments and experiences. 

Community Builder: Team leaders create new learning opportunities by making community connections, serving as a professional and reliable bridge between the schools and the broader community.  This may involve recruiting homework help tutors, setting up field trips, or encouraging citizens to volunteer by teaching a speciality course about thier profession or hobby.

Qualifications:

Strong candidates for this position will demonstrate the following characteristics:  knowledge of, and commitment to the programs mission and goals; demonstrated ability to engage, lead and instruct children individually and in groups; commitment to student achievement and youth development; willingness to learn students math and language arts content; demonstrated desire and ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people; organizatin and time management skills; initiative, resourcefullness and problem solving skills; proficiency in Spanish a plus.

Requirements:

Strong candidates for this position will demonstrate the following characteristics:

Knowledge of, and commitment to the programs mission and goals; demonstrated ability to engage , lead and instruct children individually and in groups; commitment to student achievement and youth development; willingness to teach students math and language arts content; demonstrated desire and ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people; organization and time management skills; initiative, resourcefulness and problem solving skills; proficiency in Spanish a plus.

Team leaders MUST be available during the following times: (January - May 2013):  Candidates for the Smithland Elementary School and Thomas Harrison Middle School Centers must be available at least two days per week (Monday-Thursday between 3:30p-5:30p. 

Canidates for the Skyline and Thomas Harrison Middle School Centers must be available four days per week (Monday-Thursday) between 3:00pm-5:30pm and some other times as required for meetings, trainings and special family events in the evenings.

Pay/hours:

Pay: $11.16/hr

Hours per week: 5-10 hours per week. Duration is January 2013 - May 2013.

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should please send ther resume via email to Brent Holsinger, Program Director, at bholsinger@harrisonburg.k12.va.us. Please contact him at 540-246-9210 with questions.