Afterschool Program Leader job

company building PHMC location Philadelphia, PA



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PHMC is proud to be a leader in public health. PHMC requires that all employees are fully vaccinated with the Covid-19 vaccine before the first day of employment.

With multi-year grant awards from 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC), Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) has partnered with John Bartram High School, Frankford High School, Martin Luther King High School, and The Bridge program in Philadelphia to provide dynamic, hands-on Out-of-School Time (OST) Programs that provide reading, writing, math, and science support through engaging, project-based, student-centered learning on the middle school level (5th - 8th grade) and technology and engineering focused programming to students on the high school level. The middle school programs serve approximately 266 students throughout the school year and summer. The high school program serves approximately 416 students throughout the school year and summer. This program is called Project L.Y.F.T. (Leading Youth For Tomorrow).

The middle school L.Y.F.T. programs feature a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focus through a club model, including: Expressions Club, Entrepreneurs’ Club, Explorer’s Lab Club, Chess, Scrabble and Debate Club, and an Urban Garden Club. Additionally, the program provides opportunities for physical activities, SEL experiences and direct instruction and tutoring.

The high school approach encompasses several key components including: summer programming that addresses specific workforce skills with associated industry-recognized certificates; career and college readiness training addressing 21st Century skills; and credit recovery through an engaging and personalized blended-learning model so that students graduate on time and continue on their path to college and career success.

Program Leaders will engage up to 15 youth to plan and implement student-driven, project-based activities that will incorporate relevant academic content and build 21st Century Skills, such as teamwork, collaboration, problem-solving and critical thinking. The After-School Programs operate Monday through Friday from 3pm to 6pm during the school year and 9am to 2pm during the summer. Program Leaders will work approximately 18 hours per week during the school year and approximately 29 hours per week during the 6-week summer program. This is a great opportunity for someone seeking extra experience in education while maintaining a fun, safe, and enriching After School environment. This is a great part-time job opportunity for anyone seeking entry-level experience in youth out-of-school time programming.


  • Provide daily supervision and engaging activities for up to 15 youth
  • Engage groups of youth to implement technology-focused project-based learning**
  • Engage groups of youth to design and implement STEM-focused project-based learning, service-learning, and/or experiential learning projects*
  • Lead/guide youth during program activities (projects, trips, meals, etc.)
  • Supervise and mentor youth during recreational, physical, academic, and project-based programs.
  • Tutor and assist youth individually or in small groups in order to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by instructors/teachers**
  • Communicate with parents and school community
  • Communicate with school day staff and administration about assigned group of youths’ progress with school day academics, behavior, and attendance
  • Coordinate planned activities with school day staff
  • Enforce administration policies and rules governing students
  • Participate in team meetings, trainings and professional development opportunities.
  • Complete other duties related to programming, e.g. reporting, attendance, etc.
  • Knowledge of youth development
  • Ability to engage and relate to 5th to 8th grade students*
  • Ability to engage and relate to 11th and 12th grade students**
  • Knowledge of project-based learning
  • Ability to create engaging, fun and impactful programs for youth
  • Willingness to adapt to changing work demands
  • Ability to relate to diverse program environments and people of diverse cultures
  • Ability to work collaboratively with students, parents, team members, and school personnel
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • General knowledge with classroom management
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Commitment to meeting deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Minimum of two years working with children and/or adolescents (high school sites)**
  • Minimum of one year working with children and/or adolescents. (middle school sites)*
Education Requirement:
  • High school diploma/GED required. Some college preferred.
  • Commensurate with education and experience
green circle info icon  This position is open. This job was posted on Tue Jun 14 2022 and expires on Thu Jul 14 2022.
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