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Thrive Program Director

For City of Winooski

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.
Funding Source:
100% Thrive
Expenditure Source:
100% Thrive
Major Responsibilities1:
% of Effort2
Responsibility3
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.
35%
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.
35%
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.
10%
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.
10%
Staff and volunteers are well trained, well supported, and frequently recognized for their service.
5%
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:
 Seeing
 Lifting (up to 40 pounds)
 Outside
 Carrying (up to 40 pounds)
 Hearing/listening
 Pushing/pulling
 Clear speech
 Moving objects
 Touching
 Noise, moderate to loud
 Dexterity with hand and finger
 bending, kneeling, squatting
 Reading – moderate
 Sitting –short and long periods
 Math skills – moderate
 dirt/dust
 Writing – moderate
 Use of basic office equipment
 Analysis/comprehension – moderate
 face-to-face contact
 Judgment/decision making
 verbal contact w/others
 Clerical
 Standing – short and long periods
 Inside
 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
Reporting Structure:
Reports to: Interim Community Services Director
Direct Reports:
 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

Apr 20, 2018
May 01, 2018
Part-time, temporary
$20/hour