Public Programs Coordinator in Rochester, NY

The Strong Posted: 2022-08-02

Rochester, NY 14607

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The Public Programs team at The Strong has an exciting opportunity on its team as the coordinator of Generation Two (G2), a program that provides weekly one-on-one play experiences in kindergarten classrooms in Rochester-area public school districts. The public programs coordinator is responsible for program coordination and communications, including volunteer recruitment and training, management of the site coordinators, program evaluation and general administrative tasks relating to the planning, execution and growth of the program. This position requires an organized, detail-oriented individual who is passionate about child-centered, hands-on school-based play programs that celebrate diversity, inclusion, and exploration.

Specific responsibilities include:
-Together with the senior director of public programs, develop and implement annual plans for G2 programming strategies within budgetary restraints.
-Arrange all site logistics including working with school staff in securing and managing space for program implementation and material storage and ensuring appropriate program set-up.
-Distribute updated MOUs to principals and teachers to sign at the start of each school year.
-Maintain relationships with school staff and other district personnel and provide evaluation reports as needed.
-Hire, train, supervise and evaluate site coordinators.
-Drive and coordinate volunteer recruitment and staffing for all sites, onboard volunteers, develop a list of substitute volunteers, and train or guide program staff as necessary.
-Plan volunteer in-services with site coordinators (fall orientation, two mid-year in-services, and an end of the year celebration)
-Select, distribute, and organize program materials prior to the start of G2 sessions
-Record and maintain documentation of procedures and processes related to program development and implementation, including contact information for each site.
-Support G2 publicity and outreach activities as needed.
-Establish program goals, evaluate results, and make adjustments as necessary and appropriate to drive program growth and increase effectiveness.

Minimum qualifications include:
-Bachelor’s degree in education, play studies, or related field.
-Experience successfully working planning, coordination, or programming, preferably in an educational environment.
-Experience working with children and adults.
-Flexibility to work both weekday and weekend shifts as job duties require.
-Proficiency and comfort using Microsoft Office Suite
-Marketing and public relations experience a plus
-Bilingual written and verbal skills a plus

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