Catlin Gabel believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to the school’s success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his or her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.
The school seeks to employ the best qualified individuals from available applicants and to provide them with opportunity for advancement in a manner that does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected under local, state, or federal equal employment opportunity laws or regulations.
Position Title: Middle School After School Coordinator
Department: Middle School
FTE: .5 (Non-Exempt)
Reports to: MIDDLE SCHOOL HEAD
POSITION SUMMARY This position coordinates after-school activities in the Middle School, working with the Middle School head, assistant head, office manager, learning specialist, and teachers.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES • Coordinate Middle School students in the afternoon after classes dismiss. o Students may be gathered informally talking or playing games, doing homework, playing outside in designated areas, or attending school athletic events o May involve coordinating with after school programs such as music, chess, math team, etc. o Supervise after school study halls and support students academically as helpful. • Help explain and enforce guidelines for responsible, safe behavior in the Middle School. • Support the MS with specific tasks as needed. • Complete required H.R. trainings each year (CPR, first aid, mandatory reporting). • Participate in paid training activities (some may be outside regular working hours).
SCOPE OF WORK • Recurring tasks are supervision of students. Catlin Gabel Middle School and After School Program policies serve as guidelines. Maintain phone and 2-way radio communication with other parts of after school program across the school.
INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS • Daily interactions are with the MS staff, students, and parents.
SPECIFIC JOB SKILLS • The person in this position must enjoy working with and have a basic understanding of the developmental needs of middle school age students. • The person in this job must subscribe to the educational philosophy of Catlin Gabel and strive to nurture appropriate relationships with the students as a way to further their development. • This job requires high energy, empathy, creativity, discretion, flexibility, the ability to collaborate with team staff and the ability to follow-through, mobility, willingness to be active, and ability to lift 50lbs. • Regular attendance, punctuality and dependability are also required.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE • Must be at least 18 years of age. • High School diploma, BA or BS from an accredited college or university (with credit hours in education, child development or psychology) is desirable but not required. • Experience working with middle school or upper elementary age students is required.
WORKING CONDITIONS This is an hourly position and requires 15 to 20 hours per week, between 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The daily schedule will vary and there may be opportunity for more hours of work.
About Catlin Gabel School
Catlin Gabel School is a coeducational, independent day school located on 54 acres in the West Hills neighborhood of Portland, Oregon formed in 1957 by the merger of the Catlin Hillside School, which had been founded as Miss Catlin’s School in 1911, and the Gabel Country Day School, whose roots extend to 1859 with the founding of The Portland Academy. The campus itself is a former farm with beautiful trees, fields, and plantings that has been modernized and upgraded over the years with new and renovated buildings that blend in with the natural surroundings.
We offer a broad and challenging curriculum based on a progressive philosophy with small classes designed to educate the total person, incorporating the academic along with the arts, physical education, and a strong sense of community service. The school enrolls nearly 740 students in Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade and has 100 faculty members committed to diversity among students, faculty and staff. Catlin Gabel is an equal opportunity employer.