Overview of School
Prospect Sierra School, a prominent East Bay independent school, is seeking a part-time After School Director at the Middle School campus for the 2014-15 school year.
Prospect Sierra is an independent, coed K–8 school located on two campuses in El Cerrito, California. Our mission “inspires students to seek deep, meaningful understanding; to develop strong academic skills; and to become creative and independent thinkers.” The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) recently featured Prospect Sierra as a Model School of the Future, among only seven schools worldwide, in its publication A Guide to Becoming a School of the Future. Please visit our website, www.prospectsierra.org, for more information about the school.
Overview of Position
The successful candidate will report to the Middle School Division Head and work with students in 5th– 8th grades who are participating in the school After School program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
§ Work collaboratively with the Middle School Head, the After School Assistant, and other faculty/staff
§ Track student attendance and manage program billing.
§ Organize student enrichment offerings including workshops, mini-classes, and session-long classes
§ Communicate with parents, school staff, and After School instructors
§ Develop trusting relationships with current students and families
§ Coordinate childcare for school-sponsored events and school vacations
§ Coordinate academic support for After School students
§ Coordinate and manage daily supervision of students in play, free time, homework completion, etc.
§ Maintain respectful student behavior by handling disciplinary situations
§ Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri: 2:30 – 6:00pm
§ Wed: 1:30 – 6:00pm
The candidate must have:
§ Experience with children, specifically 5th-8th graders
§ Attention to the social-emotional needs of middle school students and a genuine liking for early adolescents
§ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
§ Strong organizational and record keeping skills
§ Ability and willingness to work in teams
§ Committed to creating a fun and safe environment
§ Strong track record of working with parents
§ Sense of humor
Prospect Sierra School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our hiring process; people of color and GLBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
The salary is competitive. Benefits included.
How to Apply
Send a resume (including written recommendations and/or contact information for three references) and one page cover letter to:
Heather Rogers, Middle School Head
ATTN: After School Director Position
Prospect Sierra School
960 Avis Drive
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(Please put “After School Director” in the subject line).