Program Coordinator

Title: Program Coordinator

Reports to: Executive Director

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

Employment Status: Full Time

Salaray Range: $30-35k based off experience

Job Summary

The incumbent coordinates the education initiative working collaboratively with Neighborhood Learning Alliance’s community and school partners to plan and administer program services and ensure that the program model is developed at all program sites, that all program outcomes are achieved and that program reports are thorough and completed in a timely manner. Primary responsibilities include directing the planning for community and education initiatives, providing oversight to program staff and ensuring progress toward goals and initiatives. The Program Coordinator will also function as a liaison for local and community networks, schools, universities and other agencies around various Neighborhood Learning Alliance (NLA) initiatives.

Essential Functions

  • Establish an implementable after school program aimed at supporting the most academically needy students in reading and math while providing enrichment activities and soft skills development.
  • Recruit students and build strong relationships with all participants and their families
  • Ensure production and distribution of program information documents, including schedules of academic and recreational activities, to participants and their families.
  • Oversee the daily operations of elementary and middle school afterschool program
  • Monitor program implementation and ensure effectiveness across the sites.
  • Hold weekly site coordinator staff meetings
  • Manage all operations of daily programming. This includes managing the site team of support staff and volunteers.
  • Work with the volunteer coordinator to schedule and place volunteers at the program sites and build a strong connection with these volunteers and the surrounding communities to create a lasting impact among students and families.
  • Plan and develop educational activities to support program models and goals
  • Work with after school staff to ensure that sites have all necessary supplies and materials to operate the program.
  • Work with Training Team to develop monthly training schedule and schedule trainings for partner organizations
  • Coordinate with the Warrior coaches to provide orientation and trainings for Warriors on basic reading strategies and appropriate behaviors when interacting with elementary school students.
  • Partner with Carnegie Library staff to coordinate quarterly reading celebrations at the various branches led by Reading Warriors and Middle Warriors.
  • Ensure students sign-in each day and that participation in all activities is documented.
  • During academic and recreation periods, monitor site and resolve discipline issues.


  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Education
  • At least 3 years of work in an education or non-profit setting
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule that will include both early morning and evening meetings
  • Ability to interact with school personnel, parents, community leaders, students, and others in a positive, pleasant manner
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize tasks
  • Criminal, Child Abuse and FBI Fingerprint Clearances or ability to obtain them
  • Ability to get to afterschool program sites efficiently*

Working Conditions

The incumbent generally performs the duties of the position at the Neighborhood Learning Alliance office or at one of the program sites. He/she will have extensive direct contact with clients and will spend approximately 50% of their time out of the office. Extensive communication with other agencies, school personnel and afterschool staff is necessary. The position involves working with highly confidential information.

To Apply

Email Sharmyn Straughters at