After-School Site Coordinator (Part-Time)

Location
US-CA-Cupertino Union School District

Overview

Galileo is looking for a part-time On-Site Site Coordinator to direct our new after-school program during the 2022-2023 school year at Nimitz Elementary School in the Cupertino Union School District. The Site Coordinator are outstanding leaders who assume the overall leadership of one school site’s after-school program, including team management, day-to-day operations, and creating a joyful culture. 

 

We value divergent thinkers who bring various experiences and viewpoints to the table at Galileo. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups and people of diverse backgrounds to apply.

 

Who are you?

 

  • You are intrigued or inspired by Galileo’s mission and purpose. Innovation education, project-based learning, and working in a professional, welcoming, fun-inspired culture sound like things you’re ready to explore or sign up for.

 

  • You’re a deeply accountable, service-minded powerhouse. You take great pride in leveraging your administrative talents and communication skills to support others. It’s part of your personal brand to be a quick, thorough, and friendly email responder, and take ownership of anything on your plate.

 

  • You can juggle—and juggle well. You can manage a variety of projects simultaneously. Incoming emails? Multiple stakeholders? Easy breezy. You manage your time well and keep your calendar in tip-top shape. 

 

  • You’re nimble and eager to grow. You’re excited to join a high-functioning team and continuously seek feedback to learn and develop. 

 

  • You’re a leader — a servant leader — at heart. You believe that the best managers are ones who serve and support their teams, and you measure your success in large part by the success of those around you. 

 

  • You are equity-minded and passionate about providing exceptional learning opportunities to all students. A good day is one where you made students laugh or taught students to overcome an obstacle.



Who is Galileo Learning?

 

Galileo Learning brings best-in-class educational programs to tens of thousands of kids each year through in-person summer day camps across the country and after-school programs for low-income students in the San Francisco Bay Area. We believe the world needs innovators and that innovation can be taught. We think kids who learn to explore and who are willing to tackle challenges despite their fears are happier, more creative, and more confident when faced with life’s challenges. And we think kids with these skills are more likely to change our world and be masters of their own.

 

Here, values aren’t just lip service — we aim to be visionary, courageous, collaborative, determined, and reflective each day and back that effort up with structure to ensure our success. People who joyfully work hard together, feel accountable for their work, are mission-driven, and play well with others tend to thrive in our culture. We've been ranked #1 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area more than 10 times, have been named one of Forbes' Best Small Companies in America, and over 97% of our summer staff say they would recommend working for us. Joining Galileo means joining an organization that is a model of innovative learning, with a company-wide commitment to Inclusion and Diversity, broadening our impact, and a stellar staff experience

Position Description

What’s the job, really?

The Site Coordinator is the on-site leader of one of Galileo’s After-School programs, ensuring program quality and excellent staff and camper experience, guided by an entrepreneurial spirit and strong operational leadership. Site Coordinators work an average of 20-25 hours each week throughout the school year. After-School Site Coordinators will receive paid virtual and in-person training in areas such as safety and operational protocols, diversity, equity and inclusion, student management, staff management, and learning our acclaimed educational pedagogy, The Galileo Innovation Approach, leading up to the program’s start. Essential responsibilities include:

 

  • You’ll brilliantly build, lead, and maintain your after-school community. From mastering operations to nurturing and retaining staff to creating program culture and traditions, you’ll work to identify and execute your program vision, ensuring our students have the true Galileo experience.
  • In collaboration with others, you’ll manage a team of 2-3 instructors. You’ll be a supportive manager with high expectations, provide feedback on classroom instruction and support, and thoughtfully push your team to greatness in ways that have a ripple effect. You’ll occasionally step in to cover absences to ensure we can continue providing the true Galileo experience when the need arises. 
  • You’ll create and build partnerships like a boss. As the face of Galileo in the community you serve, you’ll work closely with your manager to navigate school relationships while consistently delivering exceptional learning opportunities to our students and superior customer service to their families. 

 

What are we looking for?

 

  • College graduate or equivalent work experience

  • Experience working in schools, after-school programs, supplementary learning programs, or with K-8th grade children in another capacity

  • Demonstrated leadership experience (staff management experience a plus)

  • Ability to work in-person and part-time now-June (20-25 hours per week), between 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm Monday through Friday, see below for Work Location information

  • Must be CPR/First Aid certified, TB tested, and fingerprinted before starting this role. Employees will receive reimbursement from Galileo for these requirements 
  • Experience working with underserved/underrepresented youth is a plus, though not required

  • Readiness to stick around and commit to at least one full school year



Site Coordinators start from a wide variety of backgrounds, including but not limited to: school teaching, camp counseling & leadership, after-school programming, coaching, museum education, and leadership in retail or customer service. In addition, research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the requirements, women and other underrepresented people tend only to apply when they match all criteria. Even if you don't necessarily meet every checkbox in the job description, but you think you have what it takes, we encourage you to still apply. 

 

Physical requirements

These requirements are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation:

 

  • Occasionally lift and carry up to 30 lbs.
  • Regularly operate a computer (including typing and reading)
  • Frequently remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time
  • Regularly move about the school sites, walking or standing for extended periods of time
  • Constantly communicate in person, virtually, and from a range of distances

 

Benefits & Compensation

 

  • Expected starting pay: $25/hour

 

  • Leadership training & professional development. Site Coordinators are given the tools, framework, community, and support to take ownership of and implement a fully-developed program. 

 

  • Upward mobility. As Galileo grows, we’re often looking for Camp Directors, Regional Directors, curriculum creators, and other full-time staff. Successful Site Coordinators are likely candidates for such opportunities. We also have an extensive list of recruiting partners, which connect our staff with outstanding opportunities outside of Galileo.

 

  • Lasting positive impact on kids, staff, families, and communities. As a Galileo Site Coordinator Director, you’ll develop meaningful relationships with staff members, students, and families. You’ll inspire the spark of our program, helping kids see themselves as true innovators.

 

  • Community. You’ll become part of a current and former Galileo staff network of over 10,000 inspiring changemakers. Former Galileans stay connected and have even gone on to create successful non-profit organizations together! 

 

  • Free camp. As a Galileo employee, you will receive two free weeks of our summer camp to use for your child(ren) or to share with others. We also offer significant camp discounts to all Galileo staff.  



Work Location

 

Nimitz Elementary School - 545 Cheyenne Dr., Sunnyvale, California 94087 

 

COVID-19

 

Galileo prioritizes the health and well-being of our staff and vaccines are currently the best tools available to protect our staff. Therefore, for everyone's safety, as a condition of employment, all employees will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if their role requires them to be in person. Whether you require a reasonable accommodation or exemption will not impact the consideration of your candidacy.

 

As COVID-19 guidelines evolve, some dates may be shifted and in-person work duties may be performed virtually. As always, we'll aim to be transparent and communicative throughout our process if your role will be impacted. 

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