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  • Project Focus Program Assistant

    Posted: 03/22/2024

    Are you passionate about helping others? Join our team of highly experienced professionals and take a step towards serving those in need.

    TrueNorth is an independent, nonprofit human service organization that strengthens rural and urban communities and empowers individuals by meeting them where their needs are. Our programs help inspire future leaders, encourage self-sufficiency, and create new opportunities. We not only help pull communities together, we help them push confidently forward. We are looking for influencers, innovators, and change-makers to join our team. If you are truly interested in working for a non-profit that creates community change, TrueNorth has the job for you!

    SUMMARY: The position is responsible for assisting in the development, implementation and leadership of Project FOCUS (For Our Children’s Ultimate Success) Rural Grit Out-of-School Time programs.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, although other tasks and duties may be assigned:

    • Be thoroughly familiar with the approved grant contract with MDE.
    • Assist with implementation of program goals and objectives as established in the grant.
    • Assist Site Coordinator with daily programming and administration of the grant.
    • Facilitate communication and establish relationships with teachers, principals, parents, and students in the program.
    • Assist in the management of recruitment and retention of students.
    • Assist with planning and conducting parent and family service events.
    • Assist with monitoring program materials, equipment, and purchases needed to implement Project FOCUS activities.
    • Collaborate with other Site Coordinators, Assistants and staff regarding programming and implementation.
    • Work closely with Site Coordinator to assess the program and staffing needs, including human resource issues.
    • Assist in maintaining all staff and student attendance and reenrollment records and insure that all records are up to date in the statewide evaluation system (EZ Reports and YPQA).
    • Be knowledgeable of security plans and active involvement in emergency procedures, crisis prevention plans, and student disciplinary policies.
    • Utilize appropriate technology including Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, Publisher, etc.
    • Attend all mandatory meetings, conferences and trainings.
    • Travel to various sites to assist with programming as assigned.
    • Other duties as assigned.
    • Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.

    SUPERVISORY REPONSIBILITIES: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    SCHEDULE: This position is 12-18 hours per week as determined by Program Director, 32 weeks during the school year and 24 hours per week for 6 weeks in the summer.

    EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Must be 18 years or older
    • High school diploma, experience in child development, education or teaching
    • Associates Degree preferred
    • Good organizational skills and initiative
    • Experience working with children and/or after-school programs
    • Ability to implement quality, age appropriate programs
    • Must meet minimum requirements for licensing as defined in the Licensing Rules for Child Care Centers, December 2014.

    EOE

    Job Type: Part-time

    Pay: From $20.00 per hour

    Schedule:

    • After school
    • Monday to Friday

    Work Location: In person