After School Program Coordinator - IDEA Travis (Immediate Opening)

Midland, TX, United States
May 06, 2021
Job Type
After School
Position at IDEA Public Schools

About IDEA Public Schools :  


At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that   all   our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years - that's 3 times the national rate for students in our communities!  

IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA's co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve  over 65,000  students across Texas and Louisiana. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you-with continued growth in our current regions an d new launches in  Tampa Bay , FL  (2021) ,  and  Jacksonville, FL (2022) !  


When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.  


To learn more about IDEA, check out this   video .  

About Permian Basin


Permian Basin is a large region encompassing the majority of West Texas. When you think of the Permian Basin, think oil country, Friday Night Lights, sunny days, and gorgeous sunsets. The two major cities that IDEA Public Schools will serve are Midland and Odessa, located about 15 miles from each other and situated almost exactly halfway between El Paso and Fort Worth.


Though only 17% of residents have a college degree, the community is eager to innovate, partner, and transform the education system for the next generation of scholars. IDEA Public Schools is proud to launch in Permian Basin as a high-quality education opportunity for families, with a commitment to serve over 10,000 students at scale by launching 14 schools across Midland and Odessa.  

Role Mission:  The After School Program Coordinator will design and coordinate after school  programming for priority students, focusing on academic support, enrichment opportunities, and  college/career readiness. Site Coordinators will ensure 100% of student and parent involvement  goals are met by developing well‐rounded programming opportunities in academic support, college  readiness, and enrichment. SCs will work with campus principals to ensure After School Programs  enhance the vision and priorities of the school and serve as a business partner to other IDEA    stakeholders, at the campus level, district level, and with external partners.  


100% of Student Attendance Goal Met for 45+ Program Days (approximately 250 students)
  • Determine programming options that ensure consistent student attendance
  • Invest campus leadership and staff in the importance and benefits of 21st  Century   programming  
  • Recruit priority students with communication strategies that ensure buy‐in from both   students and families  
  • Recruit and train staff/ vendors who will deliver high‐quality programming to students
  • Utilize data to re‐recruit and follow up with targeted priority attendance students


100% of Family Engagement Attendance Goal Met (approximately 100 parents)  
  • Determine campus family programming needs
  • Organize and implement quality Family Programming options on a monthly basis, with the   support of the Family Engagement Specialist  
  • Develop clear and consistent communication systems with families

95%‐100% of campus grant budget spent within grant cycle (August‐July)  
  • Achieve all operations in compliance with grant regulations spending between 95%‐100%   of grant supplied budget (including Fall, Spring, and Summer operations)  
  • Invest stakeholders, including school leadership teams, in vision for 21st  century   programs  
  • Design a comprehensive budget plan for annual grant cycle (August‐July)
  • Benchmark and monitor budget spent and adjust course to ensure full  compliance  

  90% of Out of School Time Programs are rated A or better
  • Develop program opportunities that would otherwise not be available to most IDEA   students  
  • Utilize campus, student, and parent feedback to develop needs‐based programming
  • Invest stakeholders, including school leadership and staff, in a vision for excellent   out of school time programs as indicated in program rubric  
  • Coach and develop enrichment specialists to a shared vision of excellence for planning   and execution of excellent programs  
  • Observe, assess, and score classrooms based on program rubric‐ debrief and align staff   on excellent programs  
  • Ensure students and families have access to all four programming components each   semester (Academic Support, Enrichment, College/Career Readiness, and Family Engagement)  

100% Grant Compliance Measures Met  
  • Ensure all documentation is collected, entered in database, and proper stored
  • Develop organizational systems to ensure all attendance is collected and entered into   the student attendance database at least weekly  
  • Meet all TEA deadlines


We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics:  
  • Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all   students are capable of getting to and through college  
  • Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable   for them  
  • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and   improve quickly  
  • Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high‐growth environment; is comfortable with   ambiguity and change  
  • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all   levels of the organization  
  • Works through silos and forges strong cross‐departmental relationships in order to   achieve outcomes  
  • We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of  conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students.  

  • Bachelor's Degree OR 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience working with students (preferred)
  • Experience with Project Management (preferred)
  • Experience managing other to achieve goals (preferred)
  • Proven track record of success
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

 Knowledge and Skills:  
  • Record of Results; Holds high expectations for self and others to achieve and   surpass intended goals  
  • Managing Others to Deliver Results; Ability to influence, motivate and manage others   to meet deadlines and achieve measurable, ambitious results  
  • Mission Focus; Focuses on IDEA's core purpose of getting all students into college
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including comfort in utilizing data   and analyzing results to tell a story  
  • Ability to organize and balance long‐term goals while prioritizing daily tasks in a   fast‐paced environment  
  • Ability to focus for extended periods of time reading/understanding rules and   regulations, creating written narratives and/or managerial plans, entering data and conducting data    analysis, and managing budgets.  
  • Personal responsibility to create a high‐quality after school, Saturday school, and   summer school program  
  • Initiative to solve problems independently and seek help from colleagues, when   appropriate  
  • Experience navigating relationships and partnerships successfully

  • Salaries for this role typically fall between $44,925 and $52,114, commensurate with   relevant experience and qualifications. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organizational performance and   goal attainment.  

IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.

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