G2 Site Coordinator in Rochester, NY

The Strong National Museum of Play Posted: 2023-09-07

Rochester, NY 14607

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G2 Site Coordinator

The Strong offers programs for individuals of all ages to learn about the power and importance of play in their lives. The G2 site coordinator is responsible for program coordination at a specific G2 location and general administrative tasks relating to the planning and execution of the program from October through May. This 10-month position coordinates child-centered school-based play programs that celebrate diversity, inclusion, and exploration at every age. There are no job duties expected for the months of June and July.

This position requires a highly organized individual who is passionate about strengthening young children’s social and emotional development through child-directed play and empowering adults to understand and connect with children.

Once scheduled, G2 play sessions occur on the same day and at the same time each week and each session will require approximately four hours of the coordinator’s time per week. This position will be responsible for overseeing play sessions at School #33 Monday and Friday mornings, East Rochester Monday afternoons, and the Early Learning Center in Greece Friday afternoons.

Essential Functions:
Under the direction of the public programs G2 coordinator, prepare for and supervise play sessions for K-2 students and volunteers from October through May. Be present during all meetings between the children and volunteers.
Collaborate with classroom teachers and program volunteers to maintain a safe and inviting environment. Set up the G2 space for in-school sessions.
Cooperate with the public programs G2 coordinator to ensure the successful implementation of the program at each site.
Confirm finalized school schedules and program space.
Manage program materials and supplies. Assist with the inventory of supplies for suitcases provided to each volunteer. Notify the public programs G2 coordinator when additional materials are needed.
Maintain a clear and consistent line of communication with program volunteers and staff and school administrators and parents.
Prepare for site visits with guests from the local community by regularly communicating with school personnel and providing all visitors with basic guidelines for site observation.
Plan and oversee the return of program volunteers in August and September.
Support and contribute to the recruitment of new volunteers, as needed.
Assist with facilitating the orientation of volunteers in the fall.
Substitute for other site coordinators or volunteers as necessary.
Set up journals for volunteers assigned to site to record weekly comments about their G2 experience.
Facilitate post-play discussions.
Manage and read journals after each session to track child-volunteer relationship development, evaluation, feedback, and other concerns.
Ensure that journals remain accessible to parents, teachers, and school administrators.
Provide ongoing day-to-day support for volunteers and review their performance with the public programs G2 coordinator.
Comply with New York State requirements for mandated reporters.
Participate in school events such as open houses and community engagement team meetings.
Attend and assist with in-service programs for assigned G2 site.
Maintain a shared document that lists pertinent information including current schools, days/times of sessions, teacher names/room numbers, and volunteer/sub names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers.
Participate in all required museum trainings.

Minimum Qualifications:
Some college coursework is required; coursework in education, social or human services, child development, or related field is desirable.
Experience working with children and adults, preferably in a learning environment.
Excellent relationship-building skills and ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with program staff, volunteers, parents, teachers, and school administrators.
High level of organization and attention to detail.
Skilled in data tracking, recordkeeping, identifying measures or indicators of program success.
Enthusiastic presentation and public speaking skills.
Effective, respectful written and verbal communication skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word), various document processing applications, and internet search engines is desired.
These qualifications are considered a plus:
Bilingual written and verbal skills.
Experience working with diverse populations.
Experience working in a leadership or supervisory capacity in an afterschool, day camp, or community youth outreach setting.
Must consent to and pass a drug screen and background checks as conditions of employment.

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