Licensed Afterschool Program Site Coordinator

Essex Junction, VT
Full Time
Mid Level


This full-time, year-round position has a starting hourly rate of $20.42 - $22.86, depending on experience and/or education. Excellent health, dental, retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement, and paid leave.  

Paid out half in first paycheck, half after 6 months of employment.

Benefits (this is not a comprehensive list of benefits):

  • 3 weeks paid vacation to start.
  • 14 paid holidays
  • 18 sick days per year
  • Retirement benefits include VMERS C and the ability to contribute to a 457 or ROTH
  • Generous health insurance benefit in which the City pays 97% of the premium for medical and 100% employer paid for dental and vision
  • Comp time and OT available
  • Short-term disability and life insurance

Job Description:

Essex Junction Recreation and Parks is seeking a creative, energetic, and caring, individual to serve as a Site Coordinator for one of our licensed afterschool programs. This position follows a shared staffing model of day-time student support in an elementary school, paired with the after-school role. By having staff who also work in the school building during the day, we are able to connect expectations, provide consistency, and offer friendly faces for kids and families. As a mainstream teaching assistant, you will supervise students during lunch, recess or other non-instructional times to support their physical, social and emotional health. After school and during school vacations, you will plan and implement engaging activities for 60+ students, lead and supervise site staff, and communicate with families about kids and the program.  During the summer, you will lead a summer day camp.

Current Opening:

Essex Elementary School - 60-65 students daily, 1st & 2nd grade. 

Other Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree - strongly preferred to meet state licensing requirements - in recreation, elementary/special education or related field plus a minimum of two years of experience in youth service program management OR combination of education and experience from which comparable skills and knowledge are obtained. Familiarity with Vermont State Child Care Licensing Regulations preferred. 

  • Valid Vermont Driver’s License required.
  • Good driving record required.
  • Preferred candidates will hold or have the ability to obtain a CDL with passenger and school bus endorsement within three months of hire.
  • Must be or be able to be trained in CPI/TCI/Handle With Care.
  • Must be or be able to be trained in Responsive Classroom and PBIS.
  • Must have or have the ability to obtain and maintain valid CPR and First-Aid certification.

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