Type: Full time non-exempt; temporary; seasonal
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM - 5 PM
Salary: $15-$18 per hour depending on experience and size of camp
Founded in 1983, Saturday Academy (SA) is a nonprofit educational organization that has helped over 175,000 young people (approximately 7,000 enrollments/year) experience hands-on learning with community experts in a way that enriches young lives and develops a life-long curiosity and passion for learning. Saturday Academy offers classes, summer camps, and after-school programs throughout the Portland Metropolitan area (grades 2-12) and a high school internship program that is state-wide. We inspire children to learn in nearly every field, but concentrate on science, technology, engineering, math due to the fast pace of change in these fields and the demand for more technologically advanced education by the community.
Saturday Academy is seeking seasonal temporary Site Coordinators to provide on-site supervision for week-long day camps and/or school based classes at various locations in the Portland Metro area (Portland State, University of Portland, St. Mary’s, St. Agatha’s, The Muslim Educational Center, and elsewhere). The site coordinator is responsible for managing on-site operations including ensuring safety and security protocols are followed, communicating with parents and students, managing a smooth student check-in and check-out process, moving student groups between buildings, supervising students during breaks and lunches, moving supplies, and other duties to assist instructors and Saturday Academy staff. This position may have an assistant/counselor(s), intern(s) or volunteer(s) to supervise (depending on total student enrollment for each week). This position is supervised by the Director of Operations. Close coordination between this position and other staff members is essential, as is open communication with parents, students and instructors.s.
Experience working with children and parents.
Experience as a site coordinator for afterschool programs, camps, or significant teaching experience including supervising complex activities.
Flexibility, tact, and ability to defuse upset parents, teachers, or students and the ability to handle concurrent issues and problem resolutions at camps.
Passion for inspiring children to learn.
Must have valid driver’s license, car insurance and access to reliable vehicle to transport supplies to sites as needed
Must be able to lift and move boxes of books and supplies (up to 50 pounds each) and use handcarts to transport supplies in and out of vehicles, storage areas, or classrooms.
Must be able to attend required half-day training (early June TBD)
Available full-time Monday – Friday, during the weeks of June 15th to August 21st. Job appointments may be for 1 to 10 weeks in duration depending on staffing needs and coordinator availability.
CPR/First Aid Certification
- Experience with hands-on and inquiry-based learning
- Send a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications and a resume as a single document to Eric Polgar, Director of Operations, at: email@example.com. Use the subject line “SA Summer Site Coordinators”. Confirmation of the receipt of your email will be sent to the email address you use to submit your application.
- Applicants must pass a pre-employment fingerprint-based criminal background and reference checks.
- Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Saturday Academy seeks a diverse staff in order to reflect our community and those we serve. Qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religion. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals. To learn more, read Our Equity Statement.