Thrive Program Director
The Thrive Program Director will oversee the operation of the City of Winooski’s state-licensed Thrive After School and Thrive Summer youth enrichment programs for children in grades K – 5. This will include Monday – Friday programming from 3:00 – 5:30 PM during the school year, as well as the seven week, full-day Thrive Summer Program which runs from mid-June to mid-August. Thrive also offers full-day childcare programming during some (non-holiday) school vacation weeks. Thrive uses a mix of academic learning activities and recreational opportunities to provide school-age children (grades K – 5) in Winooski with enriching out-of-school programming. The Thrive Program Director will be responsible for overall planning, implementation, and management of a high-quality program, with tasks including staff supervision; working directly with children and families; maintenance of accurate records (including financial records and CCFAP subsidy paperwork); activity planning and execution; positive behavior management; and ensuring that the program operates in compliance with State licensing regulations.
% of Effort2
1 Major Responsibilities are the essential functions that the individual who holds the
position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation.
2 Approximate amount of total effort, listed from largest to smallest.
3 State the condition that appears when the responsibility is complete.
Direct service programming for youth in grades K – 5th will be delivered in a high-quality, consistent, and developmentally appropriate manner, using strategies based around the “social thinking” methodology to maintain a positive, enriching environment for all youth participants. This will include assuring adherence to all applicable State licensing regulations.
Records and paperwork for state CCFAP, Childcare licensing regulations, and participant data (including permission forms and financial information) will be completed in a timely manner and maintained in an organized fashion.
In partnership with other staff, the Director, and other staff, the Classroom Teacher will develop and plan creative and enriching activities that develop academic and social skills in youth participants.
Staff and volunteers are well trained, well supported, and frequently recognized for their service.
Program participation and community support (financial, volunteer, in-kind) are enhanced through broad, intentional outreach and new or enhanced connections with partner agencies.
Minor Responsibilities (5%):
Administrative tasks associated with management are completed in a timely and accurate manner.
Participates in the continuous improvement of the City of Winooski and the Front Office by identifying concerns, and offering solutions.
Emergency Response and On Call Requirements:
Emergency response as required by the Thrive Program.
Physical and Mental Requirements:
Lifting (up to 40 pounds)
Carrying (up to 40 pounds)
Noise, moderate to loud
Dexterity with hand and finger
bending, kneeling, squatting
Reading – moderate
Sitting –short and long periods
Math skills – moderate
Writing – moderate
Use of basic office equipment
Analysis/comprehension – moderate
verbal contact w/others
Standing – short and long periods
Contact with others via phone
Works with others
ability to move distances within or between locations by walking or other self propelled method up to one mile while managing a group of youth
Exposure to heat and cold typical of work outdoors
Reports to: Interim Community Services Director
Thrive After School: 2-5 Thrive Program Assistants
Thrive Summer 3 Thrive Classroom Teachers, 3 Thrive Program Assistants, 4 Councilors in Training (CITs)
Minimum Job Skills, Knowledge, Skills, and Aptitudes, and Qualifications:
Current Elementary Teaching License OR Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Human/Child Development plus minimum of 2 years of experience in childcare or educational setting OR relevant Associates Degree with 4+ years of experience working with elementary-age youth).
Two or more years of experience working with youth, grades K-5
Understanding of early childhood development and an ability to apply it to the design, planning and implementation of enriching academic and recreation activities.
Ability to learn and employ positive behavioral intervention strategies based on the “social thinking” methodology.
Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of youth.
Ability to work well with other adult staff to maintain consistent expectations for youth participants.
Ability to work independently, organize and prioritize work, respond to varied/changing work demands and make decisions as required with minimal supervision.
Proficient use of various computer programs is required (Microsoft Office, email) with a high level of computer literacy preferred.
Post offer Pre-Employment Screening:
Criminal Background, Employment History and Reference check required.
Compensation and Schedule:
This position is part-time temporary and is anticipated to work up to 28 hours per week from June of 2018 until December of 2018