The Graham Middle School (GMS) FLIGHT Program is funded by a 21st Century Grant received by the Champaign Family YMCA in partnership with community leaders and the Graham Local School District. The vision of the FLIGHT afterschool program in the Graham Local Schools is to create a community in which students are supported by caring community members and where partnerships with families create an environment where all students thrive academically, socially, physically and emotionally. The FLIGHT mission is to provide academic and social enrichment opportunities in the areas of reading/literacy, mathematics, positive youth development, career and college readiness, STEM, and parent/family engagement for all 6th-8th grade students, especially those at risk for school success. The goal of this program is to develop responsible individuals and lifelong learners to better our world.
Qualifications: • Licensed as a teacher or administrator and/or documented successful experience supervising after school programming. A professional license or more advanced is preferred but not required. • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills. • Experience supervising university pre-licensure candidates and/or resident educators. • Proven ability to delegate responsibility to less experienced educators and monitor assigned responsibilities. • Experience overseeing curriculum development and lesson implementation for P-12 students. • Experience and proven ability to coordinate with internal and external resources to support P-12 student growth and development. • Experience and/or demonstrated ability to establish, develop, and modify program administration processes related to academic data collection, grant compliance, ODE afterschool programming compliance, and budget oversight.
Responsibilities: • Provide on-site program coordination during FLIGHT afterschool and summer program hours. • Collaborate with Graham Middle School staff and administration during the academic day to help align afterschool programming with district priorities. This includes regular participation in Teacher Based Team and Building Leadership Meetings. • Regularly provide reports documenting progress toward program goals to the Program Manager. • Establish and maintains systems to ensure the recruitment, enrollment, and regular attendance for FLIGHT program participants. • Provides oversight and direction to the assistant site coordinator and other program staff to ensure the efficient coordination of daily, weekly, and monthly program activities. • Guides assistant site coordinator and other program staff in the development of FLIGHT Program aligned professional goals and facilitates evaluation of established goals and provides reports to Program Manager. • Establish and maintains systems ensure the accurate collection of student records, registration information, rosters, behavior data, parent participation data, and assessment data for grant compliance. • Provides oversight and direction to ensure the accurate administration of pre-post assessments for reading/math/youth development programs. • Coordinates with school district administration to collect and report State examination data for FLIGHT students to the Program Manager. • Establishes and maintains systems to report completed internships and work force credentials earned. • Coordinates with school district administration to design, administer, and report student/parent satisfaction surveys.
• Maintains program inventory and coordinates the ordering of necessary program supplies in alignment of program needs and budget constraints using the established expenditure approval process. • Maintains collaborative relationship with current partners and identifies new partners where partner goals and FLIGHT program goals are seen to align. • Attends ODE meetings as directed and approved by the Program Manager. • Coordinates with the Program Manager and the Local Evaluator to provide after school program compliance data. • Establishes and maintains systems of communication to effectively and efficiently communicate with program participants, parents/guardians, Program Manager, and Graham MS staff and administration. • Establishes and maintains processes leading to regular parent meetings that facilitate social development, disseminate program information, and build positive working relationships. • Performs other duties deemed necessary by Graham Local Schools and the Champaign Family YMCA to ensure success of the FLIGHT program. • Demonstrate a positive, creative, energetic, goal oriented, and “kid friendly” demeanor as the face of the FLIGHT Program.