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Part-Time Athletic Coordinator

Organization Overview 

Kids On Point is an intensive, year-round youth development program that combines students with academic, athletic, and enrichment opportunities. These opportunities include academic tutoring, college preparation and support, squash instruction, travel, community service, and mentorship. We work with students to level-the-playing field, beginning in elementary school and extending all the way through graduation.

Position Overview

The Part-Time Athletic Coordinator position is a unique opportunity for a highly qualified man or woman with coaching experience to effectively guide and mentor young people in grades 6th-12th in daily athletic and fitness instruction. 

Job Description 

Primary responsibility is to deliver a year-round athletic, health and fitness curriculum to a cohort of 50+ students in grades 6th-12th. Individual will report to the Operations Director and Program Director, collaborate with the full-time program staff in athletics and academics, and manage volunteers and partners. Candidates must have proven leadership, organizational, communication, presentation, writing, analytic and interpersonal skills. Typical weekly employment hours: Monday-Thursday 2:00-7:00 with occasional weekends between the hours of 11am-1pm. 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Lead daily fitness practice sessions with primary focus on group instruction, fitness, nutrition and behavior;
  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with partner schools, parents, and students.
  • Recruit daily volunteers
  • Help recruit, track and maintain Kids On Point participants
  • Design, implement and manage athletic program calendar
  • Communicate and meet with parents/guardians to monitor student performance
  • Design weekly lesson plans and instruction.
  • Manage health and fitness equipment and uniforms
  • Prepare health and fitness program reports
  • Develop and uphold a clear, consistent, and structured setting; maintain a positive culture that encourages growth and improvement.

Required

  • Knowledge in the fitness and health education
  • Strong desire to work with children
  • Experience in working with/maintaining relationships with families
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Must be an experienced driver with valid U.S. driver’s license;
  • Must pass a state and federal criminal background screening;
  • Must be physically capable of standing/sitting/moving for extended periods of time; tasks (lifting, exercising, coaching, tutoring, driving, etc.)

Professional and Personal Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google documents

Benefits

  • Hourly Range $30-$40 per hour. Will compensate with experience. 
  • Professional Development and Training Opportunities

The ideal candidate will be a high-energy, creative, hard-working self-starter with strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Most importantly, candidates must have a passion for working with youth in the city, and a belief that all children can learn and grow if given the proper guidance and support. 

To Apply

Please send a resume outlining your skills and experience to Stachia Bennett, Operations Director at stachia@kidsonpoint.org with subject line “KOP Athletic Coordinator- North Charleston.”

Kids On Point is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. 

Lead Teacher: K-8th 2024

Tentative Dates:

  • June 17, 2024 – June 21, 2024: Orientation week and classroom set-up, Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
  • June 22, 2024: Summer Kick-Off and family event, 11:00am-1:00pm
  • June 24, 2024 – August 2, 2024: Six-week program, Monday-Friday, 7:30am – 3:30pm
  • Non-Programming Days: July 4th and 5th

Location: Charleston, SC and North Charleston, SC

Compensation: $40/hr

Organizational Background

Kids On Point (KOP) is an intensive, year-round youth development program that combines squash instruction, academic tutoring, mentoring, travel, college prep and support, and more. We work year-round with students to level-the-playing field, beginning in elementary or middle school and extending all the way through college graduation. Students attend practices and tutoring sessions three or four days a week during the school year, and during summer. Our 6-week summer academy seeks to continue exposing students to high quality learning experiences, opportunities to maintain good health and physical fitness, and to explore their community. The student/adult ratio at KOP is approximately 20:2.

Position Overview

KOP is seeking dedicated and effective Lead K-8th Teachers with a dynamic talent for creating and nurturing a lifelong love of learning in children and teens. We are looking for a talented, passionate, caring professional who will work as a team player to launch this vibrant program, fulfill the KOP mission, and create a fun, inclusive, inspiring and educational culture. The Lead Teacher will work with a teaching assistant and will be supported by KOP administrative staff and the Executive Director. It is our hope that KOP summer teachers will return to the program for more than one summer as we continue to work together, support our students, and build the program and the community.

Essential Job Functions

The Lead Teacher will:

  • Design and teach high quality, culturally competent, project-based curriculum and engage students in learning math, science and language arts throughout our six week summer enrichment program.
  • Plan and lead fun, community-building games and enriching experiential learning opportunities, and accompany students to swimming lessons and field trips.
  • Participate in daily meals with the students, attend family events and staff meetings, and other duties that may be required.
  • Attend a 4-day orientation session prior to the start of the program.
  • Mentor the assistant teacher(s).
  • Support community partners (i.e. athletic coaches, artists, etc.) during field-trips and planned enrichment experiences.
  • Develop and nurture a safe, respectful, challenging and fun learning environment.
  • Assist in evaluating program effectiveness by completing surveys, taking attendance, and helping to collect student feedback.
  • Help maintain ongoing communication with parents and caregivers.
  • Meet with ED as needed to accomplish goals and/or problem-solve as issues occur.

Qualifications

This position requires a balance of knowledge of best practices and practical experience with proficiency in the skills of instruction. The ideal candidate for the Lead Teacher position must be flexible, well organized, capable of taking initiative, and full of enthusiasm for both teaching and learning. More detailed qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience working as an educator, with a gift for both building on students’ love of learning and bolstering their basic academic skills.
  • Proven ability to relate well to diverse children and families, plan and deliver engaging, and challenging lessons.
  • Knowledge and skill in classroom management, social emotional learning and specific strategies for developing children’s noncognitive skills such as focus, determination, empathy and self-discipline.
  • Understanding and knowledge of the issues and challenges facing in Charleston.
    A strong passion for working with youth and a strong desire to help make a difference.
  • Ability to maintain good communication between all parties, to have clear expectations and directions, and to provide feedback to the ED, to staff, and to KOP as the curriculum and the program unfolds.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Leadership experience and ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Teaching credential or equivalent experience.

The position is full time during the six weeks of the program.

To Apply

Please upload a resume outlining your skills and experience (Word format, please) to Stachia Bennett, Operations Director of KOP at stachia@kidsonpoint.org with subject line “KOP Summer Lead Teacher”. Identify your preferred location- Charleston or North Charleston

Kids On Point is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

 

Program Counselor: Grades K-8th 2024

Tentative Dates

  • June 17, 2024 – June 21, 2024: Orientation week and classroom set-up, Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
  • June 22, 2024: Summer Kick-Off and family event, 11:00am-1:00pm
  • June 24, 2024 – August 2, 2024: Six-week program, Monday-Friday, 7:30am – 3:30pm
  • Non-Programming Days:July 4th and 5th

Location: Charleston, SC and North Charleston, SC

Compensation: $15 per hour

Organizational Background

Kids On Point (KOP) is an intensive, year-round youth development program that combines squash instruction, academic tutoring, mentoring, travel, college prep and support, and more. We work year-round with students to level-the-playing field, beginning in elementary or middle school and extending all the way through college graduation. Students attend practices and tutoring sessions three or four days a week during the school year, and during summer. Our 6-week summer academy seeks to continue exposing students to high quality learning experiences, opportunities to maintain good health and physical fitness, and to explore their community. The student/adult ratio at KOP is approximately 10:2.

Position Overview

KOP is seeking dedicated and effective Summer Program Counselor with a dynamic talent for creating and nurturing a lifelong love of learning in children and teens. We are looking for a talented, passionate, caring professional who will work as a team player to relaunch this vibrant program, fulfill the KOP mission, and create a fun, inclusive, inspiring and educational culture. The Summer Program Counselor will work with a Lead Teacher, and will be supported by KOP administrative staff and the Executive Director.

Role Description

Kids On Point seeks a Summer Program Counselor who combines mentoring and strong leadership skills to oversee student activities for Kids On Point’s 6-week long summer program. The ideal candidate will be a high-energy, creative, hard-working, self-starter with strong communication and organizational skills. Most importantly, candidates must have a passion for working with youth in the city and a belief that all children can learn and grow if given the proper guidance and support. The Summer Program Counselors will report to the Executive Director.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities

We are looking for an enthusiastic, attentive Summer Program Counselor to lead, support, and motivate campers as they enjoy all that the summer program has to offer. The Summer Program Counselor will help plan events and lead group events, monitor campers and respond to incidents, such as behavioral problems, accidents, log events and maintain records relating to activities, and discuss camper participation and concerns with The Camp Director.

Summer Program Counselor Responsibilities

  • Working with other program staff members to plan and coordinate summer events
  • Plan and lead fun, community-building games and enriching experiential learning opportunities, and accompany students to swimming lessons and field trips
  • Support the Lead Teachers in implementing curriculum and assessments
  • Leading and supporting campers as they participate in age-appropriate activities
  • Monitoring campers to ensure compliance with camp rules and prevent accidents
  • Cleaning, maintaining and ensuring proper use of The College of Charleston facilities and program equipment
  • Reporting and recording details of incidents, such as accidents or rule violations, to the Camp Director
  • Memorizing all emergency procedures and enforcing program rules.
  • Participating in staff meetings
  • Overseeing daily transportation
  • Overseeing daily meal and snack preparation and clean-up

Program Counselor Requirements

  • High School diploma, equivalent, or active enrollment in school
  • Experience working with children
  • First aid and CPR certified (training will be provided)
  • Physical ability to participate in activities
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • High level of responsibility and accountability
  • Must be energetic, upbeat, and enthusiastic
  • Strong desire to work with children

To apply:
Please upload a resume outlining your skills and experience (Word format, please) to Stachia Bennett, Operations Director, stachia@kidsonpoint.org with subject line “KOP Summer Program Counselor”.

Kids On Point is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

 

Apply Today

Please send a resume outlining your skills and experience (Word format, please) to Stachia Bennett, Operations Director, stachia@kidsonpoint.org with subject line of the job title.