The Out of School Time Learning Institute Coordinator reports to the Agenda for Children Out of School Time (AFCOST) Co-Director. Coordinating and supporting a team of facilitators and trainers, the Coordinator oversees the delivery of professional development activities for approximately 65 Cambridge Out of School Time programs with 450 staff who work with 3,000 Cambridge children and youth.
The mission of the AFCOST Initiative is to organize, catalyze and support the youth-serving community in Cambridge for the shared purpose of increasing equity, access and innovation and sustaining the highest quality of opportunities and experiences for all children, youth, and families. www.agendaforchildrenost.org
We are seeking a collaborative and facilitative leader who has demonstrated an understanding of how children and youth are affected by social inequities and how to address these impacts. The candidate must have the ability to see the big picture, be a community builder and be innovative and thoughtful in their approach. Our ideal candidate has a passion for improving the lives of children through inspirational support of the adults who work with them.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Coordinate the Out of School Time Learning Institute programs available to all Cambridge-based OST professionals including:
- Monthly Communities of Practice (CoPs)- contract with facilitators, facilitate quarterly meetings with facilitators, manage content strands and connection across CoPs.
- Annual OST Symposium- assess needs and interests, recruit presenters from within OST Community, assign coaches to presenters to support content and engagement, manage content strands for mix of 24-30 workshops and oversee operations during symposium week.
- Trainings (live and recorded) organized into introductory, intermediate, and advanced in six content areas: Leadership, Equity and Access, Social Emotional Learning, Youth Development, Program Design and Family Engagement, contract with trainers, facilitate quarterly meetings with trainers.
- Manage outreach, relationship cultivation with OST community and registration for all OST Learning Institute activities including, maintenance and upkeep of SCHED, an on-line registration system, AFCOST website, Google calendar and distribution list of 400+ individual OST professionals. Oversee space, Zoom bookings and scheduling, and food and supplies as needed.
- Recruit and engage trainers/facilitators and facilitate team meetings focused on assessing programs/training needs/alignment of trainers/facilitators.
- Assess professional development current/future needs of the OST community, refine training programs based upon participant feedback and conceptualize and identify training that meets those needs.
- Oversee attendance recordkeeping for all OST Learning Institute activities including ensuring data is uploaded into online TRACK system, conducting regular review of records for accuracy, and distributing reports to 60+ OST organizations.
- Jointly supervise part-time OST Learning Associate working to support Institute Coordinator and AFCOST Impact and Evaluation Advisor.
- Participate as a member of the AFCOST Communications Team meetings, attend monthly meetings, produce a monthly OST Learning Institute Newsletter, contribute to social media and blogs/stories, and coordinate direct email promoting OST Learning Institute activities working with the Communications Team to align communications strategies across AFCOST organization
- Participate as a member of the AFCOST Core Group, AFCOST management team, attend monthly meetings, providing vision and leadership ensuring that the collective mission and goals of AFCOST are supported and connected.
- Collaborate with Impact and Evaluation Advisor to support, coordinate and align communications and evaluation efforts.
- Innovate and build-out existing work staying current with local and national trends in the Out of School Time field.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of experience in related field or 8+ years’ work experience in professional development and/or youth development
- Demonstrated understanding of professional development best practices and communications strategies
- Demonstrated ability to work with upper-level management and manage consultant relationships
- Experience with project management including planning, organizing, problem solving, and managing multiple projects concurrently with attention to detail
- Strong facilitation, team building, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
- Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and other software/applications that will help meet work demands
- The City of Cambridge’s workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse. Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.
RATE: $57,926-$71,066 annually plus excellent benefits
BENEFITS SUMMARY: Competitive health and dental insurance, vacation, sick leave eligible, 3 personal days, 14 paid holidays
HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours per week
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit both your resume and cover letter via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and cover letter requested by 11/30/21. Position will remain open until filled. We are an AA/EEO Employer.