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Mission. Generosity. Justice.

School Connect WA is a mission driven nonprofit corporation dedicated to fundamentally transforming the lives of children in under-resourced communities starting in Seattle and South King County. It takes a passionate team inspired by our mission and core values to achieve our goals.


To this end, we are looking for a part-time Program Assistant to join the team. You will work closely with the Site Director and play a key role in scaling our growth and program effectiveness in reducing academic achievement gaps. 

Position Description (Position Filled 9/2/22)

Position: Program Assistant

Salary: $22/hour, part-time

Schedule: Follows Seattle Public Schools Schedule

  • Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday 2pm-6pm

  • Wednesday 1pm-6pm

  • Six week summer camp (July-August).

Start Date: August 2022

Location: Dearborn Park International Elementary School (2820 S. Orcas Street, Seattle)

Apply: portal


School Connect WA is searching for a highly motivated individual to help establish a high-quality afterschool program for low-income, BIPOC youth. The Assistant Site Director is passionate about closing the achievement gap and educational justice. They are responsible for assisting the Site Director in all aspects of the program, but with a focus on Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM) curriculum and Cultural Competence curriculum. The ideal candidate demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge, and skills to deliver culturally-competent services and appreciates multi-cultural and religious/spiritual environments.


Alignment. Must agree with the School Connect WA mission: Creating affordable, high-quality afterschool programs for underserved youth that connect the whole city to schools so that every child and family can flourish.

  • Three connections that transform a city:

  1. We connect students to the academic and enrichment resources they need to succeed by providing affordable, high-quality afterschool programming.

  2. We connect organizations across all sectors of the city (e.g. local businesses, healthcare, arts, and technology, etc.) to their nearest Seattle Public School. When these “tables” gather around the needs of schools, they make a BIG impact.

  3. We connect churches to schools creating long-term partnerships. Local churches love their neighbors and serve their community. Local churches are essential partners for pursuing love, justice and the common good of the city


  1. Work under direction of the Site Director to facilitate youth programming to achieve the following outcomes:

    • Helping educationally at-risk youth make quarterly progress toward their educational goals.

    • Strengthening students’ skills/assets that support positive social emotional development.

    • Assisting youth with establishing a strong sense of self-worth and agency developed through honoring their cultural and personal identity.

    • Stimulating student’s leadership, planning and critical thinking skills through STEM learning.

  2. Coordination of elementary youth programming, including but is not limited to:

    • Creating, revising and establishing a predictable schedule that includes clear transitions, healthy snack/meal, academic/homework time, literacy activities, free choice/enrichment time, outdoor/physical activities, and clean-up time.

    • Assisting in assessment and recording student academic progress.

    • Establishing academic exercises each day for students to complete based on their Individual Education Plan (IEP).

    • Supervising volunteers and providing clear direction to maximize their impact.

    • Demonstrating positive, mature, interpersonal skills; cooperate and support the Site Director.

    • Overseeing conflict resolution and behavioral issues with and between youth, with a focus on positive discipline, consistent consequences, restorative justice and the values of honesty, respect, safety, cooperation, and responsibility.

    • Organizing special guests, presenters, field trips and workshops that meet the needs of participants.

    • Assist Youth Advisory Council to provide leadership opportunities for youth to express feedback and advocacy for the program.

    • Coordinating with Medhane Alem Community Services (MACS) to determine family needs and resources. Coordinating with Dearborn Park Family Support Worker(s) to meet the needs of families.

    • Tracking daily site attendance and completing incident and accident records.

    • Purchasing program supplies and food for the program when necessary.

  3. Parent and Community Engagement, including but not limited to:

    • Building trusting relationships with parents and guardians and encouraging them to be involved in the program when available.

    • Organizing monthly Community Potluck Night that highlights student progress and cultural identity celebrations.


  1. Minimum Education and Experience. Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study and 1-2 years’ experience working in a classroom or afterschool program environment.

  2. Required qualifications. Applicant must possess strong computer skills, have the ability to track data and produce reports, excellent communication, supervisory, and administrative skills. Ability to lift 30 lbs., reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, CPR certification, and COVID vaccination. Must pass WA state background check.

  3. Desired qualifications. Fluency in a second language is a plus.

School Connect WA is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization and an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.EIN: 88-1482631

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