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Director of Programs

Location– North Charleston Location
Start-Date– August 2022

Opportunity Summary

We are in search of a Director of Programs (DOP) to join our leadership team at Kids On Point.
The Director of Programs is a key leadership position, which helps directs the frontline team.
The DOP is focused on promoting a culture of high performance, management of daily
operations, management and training of staff and volunteers, student recruitment, parent
communication, and facilitation of programs.

This position is designed to attract an experienced youth development professional looking for
her/his next challenge and eager for an opportunity to join a highly successful organization
that is growing and evolving in new and exciting ways.

The successful candidate will bring a portfolio of proven, relevant success, directly to the
Executive Director and Operations Director and enjoy the full weight of an engaged and
committed staff, as well as a passionate and supportive Board of Directors.

Kids On Point Mission and Vision

Kids On Point is an intensive, youth development program that combines academics, athletics,
mentoring, travel, life skills development, and more. Year-round, our programming is focused on
alleviating the resource disparity that low- income and underserved students experience by
operating in the following areas:

  • After-school programming 4-5 days a week.
  • A 6-week academic and enrichment summer experience to address the “summer slide
  • Year-round college and career counseling provided by college counselors; for 8th-12th grade students
  • Enrichment field trips locally and around the country to expose students to new ideas, cultures, and people that they may not encounter in their schools or neighborhoods.
  • 8 Family outreach events to connect families with resources and information relevant to supporting their students’ success.

We offer a wraparound support network for underserved students in the Charleston community,
providing free-of-charge, year-round, on-site support to each of our Kids On Point students and their families.

Candidate Qualifications

Our Director of Programs will be an experienced individual with at least 5 years’ in a nonprofit
or youth development environment and a minimum 5 years’ in a leadership/management role.
A bachelor’s degree is required.

Additional skills and attributes of sought-after candidates include:

  • Exemplary work ethic, a can-do and team player attitude.
  • Strong management skills
  • An able and consistent communicator whose natural leadership abilities and work product will foster collaboration
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills; flexible; adaptable
  • A passion for increasing access to opportunity in low income communities and a commitment to the mission and vision of Kids On Point.
  • The Director of Programs will need to establish and maintain a positive and collaborative work culture in which the best is brought out in people, deadlines are met, and staff are fulfilled

Director of Programs Responsibilities

Kids On Point is seeking a Director of Programs who is eager to:

  • Provide a strong day-to-day leadership presence for Kids On Point staff and manage
    part-time staff at our new North Charleston location.
  • Oversee the staff’s planning and execution of daily programming.
  • Oversee, manage, and train volunteers.
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and commitment to quality.
  • Serve as a sounding board and resource for staff.
  • Ensure that student assessments and tracking are being conducted and recorded
    properly.
  • Assist with implementation of program evaluation as it relates to academics, athletics, and
    enrichment programming.
  • Design and Implement a Community Outreach Program to better support local students
    and families. This includes, but is not limited to:

    • Communicate with parents/guardians so that they are aware of their child’s progress,
      feel like part of the KOP community and can support their child’s growth and
      development at home.
    • Communicate regularly with school staff to determine the best ways that KOP can
      support a student’s success.
    • Communicate with parents/guardians to ensure that necessary forms and paperwork
      are complete.
  • Serve as the leader and point-person for all things operational. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Ensuring safety compliance
    • Sustaining responsible and inclusive HR policies and conducting background checks
    • Assisting the Executive Director in developing and managing the programming budget.
    • Identifying practices and improving internal systems to ensure KOP’s smooth and sustainable operation.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with KOP stakeholders and partners.
  • Support the Executive Director with growth initiatives, such as the expansion of KOP programming and the formation of new external partnerships.
  • Provide support for KOP’s development and communication efforts

Hours
During the school year (Sept to mid-June), the work day typically begins at 10am and ends at 6:30pm Monday through Thursday. Friday is a flexible schedule from 9:00-4:00. During the summer (mid-June to mid-Aug), the work day begins at approximately 8:00am and ends at 4:00pm.

Compensation and Benefits
Kids On Point is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package to include medical, dental, and vision, paid time off, paid company holidays, professional development opportunities and more.

Kids On Point is located at 86 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29424

To Apply

To participate in our confidential search process, please send your application (to include both a
cover letter and resume) directly for consideration to Lauren Herterich at
lauren@kidsonpoint.org and Stachia Bennett at stachia@kidsonpoint.org

Part-Time Academic 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

Kids on Point is currently seeking a part-time academic coordinator to lead our academic
program. Working under the guidance of the Operations Director and Program Director, you
will have the opportunity to develop and deliver dynamic, hands-on learning experiences for
youth grades 6 th -12 th in reading and math content areas, creating a fun and inspiring learning
environment.

Job Description

The Academic Coordinator position is a unique opportunity for a highly qualified person with
manage classroom spaces and supervise daily homework help and tutoring sessions; commit to
meeting students where they are academically and moving them forward using curriculum
development, student assessments, and innovative educational approaches; oversee the
academic development and progress of the KOP participants, working closely with students,
staff, families, teachers, and community partners.

Candidates must have proven leadership, organizational, communication, presentation,
writing, analytic and interpersonal skills.

Typical weekly employment hours: Monday-Thursday 3:00-7:00.

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.

Responsibilities

  • Organize, facilitate, and supervise daily academic support and homework help sessions
    for students grades 6-12th in whole-group and small-group formats; assist in completing
    homework and school assignments virtually and in-person.
  • Develop and deliver supplementary, post-homework activities and materials for a wide
    range of student aptitudes; plan and facilitate special academic enrichment activities and
    events such as guest speakers, career panels, and writing contests.
  • Provide individualized support and monitor academic and SEL progress for all Kids on
    Point participants using online software, one-on-one check-ins, grade check-ins, and
    teacher-family communication.
  • Collect, record, and monitor changes of all student data including attendance, school
    grades, academic assessments and SEL assessments; administer academic and SEL
    assessments periodically.
  • Develop and uphold a clear, consistent, and structured classroom setting; maintain a
    positive classroom culture that encourages growth and improvement, with an emphasis
    on learning.
  • Set-up classrooms for routine academic programming and shut-down classrooms after
    routine academic programming; distribute, collect, and maintain all KOP devices,
    materials, and supplies at programming.
  • Supervise and mange classroom volunteers and interns during programming and
    academic sessions, delegating tasks and responsibilities as needed.
  • Initiate and maintain professional relationship with teachers and administrators at
    various partner schools.
  • Coordinate with the Squash and Education Alliance on all academic and summer
    programs, opportunities, and applications.
  • Collect, record, and monitor changes of all student data, including attendance, school
    grades, academic and SEL assessments

Professional + Personal Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google documents.
  • Experience working in a school or educational setting leading a group of children and
    fostering positive relationships with them
  • A strong passion for working with youth and a strong desire to help make a difference
  • Proven ability to relate well to diverse children and families
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills
  • Possess the ability to follow and give directives, a flexible attitude, and a creative spirit
  • Must pass a state and federal criminal background screening and have a clean driving
    record.
  • Valid driver’s license; comfort and ability to drive 15-passenger vans (training will be
    provided)
  • Must be physically capable of standing/sitting/moving for extended periods of time and
    tasks (lifting, exercising, coaching, tutoring, driving, etc.).

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 Lauren Herterich, Executive
Director at lauren@kidsonpoint.org and Stachia Bennett, Operations Director at
stachia@kidsonpoint.org with subject line “KOP Academic 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.

Part-Time Athletic Director

Location– North Charleston, SC
Start Date– August 2022

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 Director 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 Program Director and Operations Director.

Candidates must have proven leadership, organizational, communication, presentation,
writing, analytic and interpersonal skills.

Typical weekly employment hours: Monday-Thursday 3:00-7:00.

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.

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 Lauren Herterich, Executive Director at lauren@kidsonpoint.org and 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.

Summer Program Counselor

Location: North Charleston, SC
Start Date: August 2022

Dates

  • June 20, 2022- June 24, 2022 – Orientation week and classroom set-up, Monday-Friday, 10:00-3:00
  • June 27, 2022- August 5, 2022- Six-week program, Monday-Friday from 8:00-4:00
  • Non-Programming Days- July 4, 2022

Compensation

  • $12/hr
  • Designation- 1099 Contract Position

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 continuing exposing students to high quality learning experiences, opportunities to be 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 & 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 the 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.

Summer Lead Teachers

Lead Teachers for Hire- Grades K-8th

Dates

  • June 20, 2022- June 24, 2022 – Orientation week and classroom set-up, Monday-Friday, 10:00-3:00
  • June 27, 2022- August 5, 2022- Six-week program, Monday-Friday from 8:00-4:00
  • Non-Programming Days- July 4, 2022

Compensation

  • $40/hr
  • Designation- 1099 Contract Position

Organizational Background

Kids On Point 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 continuing exposing students to high quality learning experiences, opportunities to be maintain good health and physical fitness, and to explore their community.

Position Background

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.
  • 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 the subject line “KOP Summer Lead Teacher”.

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.