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Program Coordinator

Hunts Point Alliance for Children

This is a Part-time position in New York, NY posted January 9, 2022.

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Current Opening: Shakespeare Ensemble Program Coordinator

PART-TIME POSITION

Shakespeare Ensemble Program Coordinator

Organization Overview:

Hunts Point Alliance for Children (HPAC) is a non-profit organization transforming the lives of children and families in Hunts Point, a vibrant South Bronx neighborhood with significant opportunity to improve child well-being.

Founded in 2006 in response to the low education outcomes of at-risk students in Hunts Point, HPAC pursued the bold mission of expanding the hopes and potential of the neighborhood and its families.

The organization accomplishes this by nurturing children and youth along their path to college or career.

Since its founding, HPAC has grown to become a central community leader and currently directly serves approximately 300 children across programs that target early learning all the way through college, in addition to working with all community school and child-serving organizations towards making educational success and post-secondary options available for all Hunts Point children.

In addition to direct service, at the community level, HPAC is a convener of the neighborhood’s schools and community-based organizations, aligning their efforts, expanding opportunities, and leveraging resources to connect every family with much-needed support.

Shakespeare Ensemble Program Overview:

In collaboration with The Public Theater, the Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble is a troupe of young actors and singers in grades 4-6, who work on a Shakespeare play for 8 months, and in the spring present fully produced performances, complete with sets, lights, costumes, and music composed just for their production.

This year-long program gives students the opportunity to read, understand, and internalize a Shakespeare play: they become Shakespeare’s characters in their own voices and bodies; they enact their own interpretations of his stories; they own his words and make them familiar to their community.

In the course of a year, the students participate in workshops on acting, music, movement, and the play’s historical context, as well as rehearsing for the specific play they will present.

Position Overview:

The Shakespeare Ensemble Program Coordinator will play a key role in maintaining a supportive and stable learning environment for students and strong communication between the program and families.

Reports to: Manager of Arts Partnerships and Programs

Location: 1231 Lafayette Ave, SB Bronx, New York 10474

Compensation : $19/hr.

Commitment:

Part-time, Approx.

20 hours/week.

  • Tuesdays 10-6 and Thursdays 10-6.

  • September
    – December Fridays 2-6

  • January-May Saturdays, 11:30
    – 4:30

  • Additional hours for special events field trips as required.

Responsibilities:

Programmatic (60%)

  • Serve as point person for family and scholar communication, maintaining relationships with families about student well-being and concerns, program schedule, and upcoming events.

  • Coordinate day-to-day student program logistics.

    • Set up space, manage snack distribution, address space concerns, manage dismissal and student pick-up.

    • Address any student concerns during programming and field trips, including behavioral, emotional, or physical needs.

  • Responsible for student attendance and working with scholars to understand the value of commitment, attendance, and communication.

  • Chaperone students from schools to program location when deemed necessary by Program Manager.

  • Complete, collate, and share with team daily session notes, based upon a template, after each class.

  • Support family and scholar orientation, family days, and special events.

  • Communicate to families and students about additional opportunities: programs, events, plays, and high school programs.

  • Refer and coordinate families with other HPAC programs, including Family Project and Tutoring.

  • In the event of virtual programming, Coordinator will support students with logging on, document, and/or find assistance for wifi or hardware, assist with break-out room needs, and lead tech support efforts on Zoom, Google Classroom, etc., as needed.

Administrative (40%)

  • Assist with recruitment for Shakespeare Ensemble to fulfill enrollment goals.

    • Presenting program, reaching out to families, communicating with schools, students, and families.

  • Manage program data, including accountability for all finalized enrollment forms for new and returning students, and ensuring student data, daily attendance, individual program assessments, and other data is appropriately entered and filed in both program records and Salesforce.

  • Support teaching artist clearance data submission in partnership with Graham Windham.

  • Provide administrative support on calendar: create and maintain master program calendar in coordination with schools and communicate to families regarding all changes.

  • Ensure all Shakespeare digital and hard copy files are appropriately organized and stored.

  • Attend all staff meetings and requested professional development trainings.

  • Provide all other administrative support for Manager as requested.on Qualifications:

Qualifications

  • Related program administrative experience, preferably in a non-profit environment

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

  • Must be able to collaborate and communicate professionally with local families and staff at all times.

  • Creativity, problem-solving skills, and good judgment

  • Ability to connect authentically with families and maintain positive support for all children.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent organizational, prioritization and time-management skills

  • Well-versed in Google applications (Docs, Slides, Drive, Classroom, etc.)

  • Database management experience with Salesforce is a plus

  • Ability to kneel, bend, squat, lift, push, and pull up to 70 lbs

  • Ability to work weekends

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

To apply for this position, click here to email your resume and cover letter

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to taylor@hpac10474.org and note ‘Shakespeare Ensemble Coordinator’ in the subject line.

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