"RECESS" Summer Upper School Summer Program Director

Cambridge Public Schools
Cambridge, MA, US
Description of Service Opportunity:
"RECESS!" Is a six-week summer program that will include three community-based, "pop-up" events targeting and for young people who will be entering grades 6, 7, or 8 in September of 2023.
The primary purpose of the "RECESS!" Summer Upper School Director is to help co-design and implement a dedicated space for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to come together to explore, learn, and have fun in a safe, informal outdoor learning environment and events. Also, to provide structure for access to a variety of summer enrichment & non competitive activities. To do this, the Director will partner with various CIty Departments, the Mayor's Office, Cambridge Public Schools, Agenda for Children OST's Middle School Network as well as a wide range of youth programs, providers, camps and other vendors. In addition, the Director will supervise and work directly with a site-based team of RECESS staff: [Assistant Director of Content, Curriculum and Records and Youth Engagement Specialist(s)]. This position reports to the Assistant Superintendent.
Responsibilities Include:
Lead program coordination planning & launch site-based team in July Conduct team
meetings; observe team members and provide feedback
Serve as liaison between the Mayor's Office, City, School Department, Middle School
Network, and Youth Organizations
Recruit partners and programming for RECESS and nurture mutually beneficial relationships
Manage partnerships with regular vendors/visitors and visiting programs
Oversee the daily on-site operations
Facilitate behavior & conflict management amongst participants
Manage & supervise MSYEP teens placed at the Recess Pilot
Supervise lunch distribution
Manage logistics of infrastructure setup and plan for securing of materials
Ensure compliance with city/state/federal COVID safety protocols

Minimum Requirements/Job Qualifications:
Understands the developmental needs of pre-teens entering grades 6, 7, and 8; Ability to relate to youth and adults in a positive manner; motivated; detailed-oriented; team player; creative; flexible; willing to take on additional responsibilities when needed; familiarity with Cambridge youth services and community-based providers preferred.
Available to work dates of the program
Minimum 2 years of experience working with youth in a school, Out-of-School Time, or
summer camp setting
Bachelor's degree preferred
Commitment to equity in youth development
Maintain good public relations with city partners
Restorative Justice Practices experience
Reliable and punctual
Be First Aid and CPR trained prior to start of program
Must successfully complete CORI process

Length of Contract:
July 3, 2023 - September 29, 2023

Contract Amount:
$40.00 per hour, Not to exceed $11,000.00

Cambridge Public Schools is committed to slowing and/or stopping the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, as a condition of employment with Cambridge Public Schools, all new hires will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than their first day of work. Written requests for either a religious exemption from this requirement based on sincerely held religious beliefs, or for a medical exemption based upon clear documentation from a medical provider should be submitted to the attention of the Chief Talent Officer.

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