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Out of school time program manager

United South End Settlements
Job Title: Out of school time program manager
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November 4th, 2019
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The mission of United South End Settlements (USES) is to harness the power of our diverse community to disrupt the cycle of poverty for children and their families. USES believes families have the best chance of reaching their potential when they have long-term, holistic support. Our goal is to empower families in the South End and the surrounding areas to stabilize, achieve economic mobility, and become more resilient through access to resources and connections to a diverse social network. We have integrated our programs and implemented new initiatives to support the whole family, providing children and youth with early childhood education, club48 after school programs, and Camp Hale, a summer camp on Squam Lake in New Hampshire. We also support parents and caregivers to identify and pursue goals important to their family through one-on-one coaching and provide job training, placement, and career development. We value diversity in every setting and are committed to building diverse social networks of individuals with various backgrounds, skill sets, and perspectives who share our vision for disrupting the cycle of poverty. To learn more, please visit our website at www.uses.org.

USES Core Values

  • We believe in engaging the entire community as a catalyst in our model of service that helps children and their families build strong, trusting and mutually beneficial relationships
  • We believe that we achieve the greatest positive impact on children and their families when we include people from various backgrounds, skill sets, and perspectives in disrupting the cycle of poverty

  • We believe that all people have potential and deserve access to top quality educational and economic opportunities

  • Finding ways to Work Together with each other and across our departments and positions 

  • Having a “Can Do” Attitude even when things are tough or stressful

  • Having Open Communication by sharing successes, challenges and ideas with each other

  • Doing the Best We Can all the time with everything we do                                   


    Out of school time program manager


    What you will do:

    • Report to the Director of Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Out of School Time (Club 48) for day to day operation of the school-age program, including: program development; outreach and recruitment, curriculum and daily planning; maintaining systems and programs for staff, parents and children; providing quality services to families in compliance with state and local regulations, best practices in the field, and USES policies and procedures.

    • Partner closely with the Director of ECE and OST to develop program structure and strategies, including day to day operations, policies, coverage, staffing, curriculum development focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM)

    • Identify scope and sequence of programming that aligns with varying timelines throughout the year, such as, after school, school breaks, snow days, and summers

    • Collect and analyze data for attendance, assessments, nutrition, and continuous improvement opportunities; complete monthly and quarterly reports

    • Develop behavior management plans that promote positive youth development emphasizing personal safety and emotional well-being with children, parents, and staff 

    • Hire and supervise program staff, volunteers, interns, summer youth employees, and group leaders with support, clear expectations, strategies, and professional development opportunities

    • Develop and maintain program partnerships, such as, the Museum of Fine Arts Project, Northeastern University Service Learning, and Boston Public Schools

    • Manage and track expenditures and make recommendations to Director of ECE and OST as needed

    • Ensure program maintains all required licensures and systems comply with the Department of Early Education Care standards/policies for School Age Child Care including the Quality Rating and Improvement System

    • Assist with ensuring program meets state safety regulations, for example, evaluating monthly first drills, program-specific inspections or other compliance requirements

    • Cross collaborative and program duties as assigned


      What are we looking for:

    • A deep commitment to USES’ mission and core values

    • Experience and/or knowledge of Department of Early Education Care strongly preferred

    • Knowledge or strong familiarity with education programs that integrate STEAM

    • Excellent communication, organization and managerial skills

    • Ability to develop program approach that involves youth participants and their families holistically

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Elementary Education, Child Guidance, Human Services, Psychology, Education, Child Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, or a related field preferred; at least 3-5 years of experience

    • Must have an energetic and positive attitude and ability problem solve collaboratively

    • Spanish or second language preferred

    • Must be able to climb, stoop, reach, stand, lift, feel, talk, hear, and be capable of repetitive motion
    • Position requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly, work requires close visual acuity


    What you will love:

    • Developing your skills alongside an experienced ECE Director who supports teachers and staff while being surrounded by leadership team and an administrative team to help with anything you need
    • An opportunity to draw on your own experiences, as well as learn and teach new skills, that will enhance your professional development
    • Executing a variety of tasks during the day to keep you engaged and motivated
    • Quarterly professional development
    • Autonomy to implement new strategies and ideas in collaboration with the ECE Director and cross functional team members
    • A positive organizational culture with focus on collaboration, transparency ,excellence and growth
    • Competitive salary and benefit offerings


    How to Apply:

    Please email resume and cover letter to: humanresources@uses.org. In the subject line write, Out of School Time Program Manager. No phone calls, please.

    United South End Settlements has Competitively Generous Benefits:

    • 3 Weeks' Vacation to Start

    • 13 Holidays

    • 3 Personal Days

    • 15 Sick Days

    • 1 Floating Holiday

    • 4 Professional Days

    • Health Plan

    • Health Reimbursement Account - 100% Employer Paid

    • Dental Plan

    • Vision Plan

    • Flexible Spending Accounts

    • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan

    • Group Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment/Short Term Disability - 100% Employer Paid

    • Employee Assistance Program

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