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Justice. Mission. Generosity

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.

Join our team at the Summer Joy Academy! Check out the available positions listed below.

Afterschool Program Site Director. School Connect WA is seeking an innovative and dedicated professional to lead the development and management of a top-tier afterschool program designed to support low-income, BIPOC elementary students. As the Site Director, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the successful coordination, execution, and oversight of all academic and enrichment initiatives. Your work will directly contribute to the academic advancement of each student, ensuring they graduate at or above grade level in literacy and math.


Education and Experience. Candidates should hold a Bachelor’s degree in education and have 1-2 years of experience in creating and leading afterschool programs or teaching elementary-aged students in a classroom setting. Strong interpersonal skills with both adults and students, along with proficiency in technology and data management, are essential for success in this role. You should also excel in communication, supervision, administration, and financial oversight. Fluency in a second language is a valuable asset and will enhance your ability to connect with the diverse communities we serve.


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


    Key connections that drive city-wide transformation:

  • We connect churches to schools establishing long-term partnerships. Churches are essential community partners. School-Church partnerships empower congregations to impact their communities through love, justice, and serving the common good,

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

  • 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.




Facilitates youth programming to achieve the following outcomes for youth:

  • Educational progress: Guides educationally at-risk youth to make quarterly strides toward their academic goals.

  • Social-emotional development: Helps children strengthen the skills and assets that support positive social-emotional growth.

  • Self-worth and agency: Cultivates a strong sense of self-worth and agency by valuing students' cultural and personal identities.

  • Leadership development: Fosters leadership skills in 5th and 6th-grade youth, including critical thinking, planning, goal setting, initiative, and a spirit of service.


Coordination of youth programming includes, but is not limited to:

  • Create, revise and establish 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.

  • Develop, assess, record, and maintain student academic progress. Establish academic exercises each day for students to complete based on their IEP.

  • Establishes robust partnerships with teachers and staff at Daniel Bagley Elementary School, facilitating the exchange of curriculum and resources to effectively address and close academic gaps.

  • Supervises the Assistant Director, staff and volunteers. Leadership responsibilities include providing training, delegation of duties, providing clear expectations, ongoing communication with team members about tasks related to program implementation, as well as collaboration and teamwork to support achievement of program outcomes and goals.

  • Demonstrate positive interpersonal skills, cooperate and be able to successfully communicate with the Executive Director, co-workers, volunteers, participants, and other service providers.

  • Oversee 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.

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

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

  • Coordinate with Bethany Community Church and Daniel Bagley Family Support Worker to determine family needs and resources.

  • Write monthly site reports and maintain daily site attendance, incident and accident records.

  • Purchase necessary program supplies and food for the program.


Parent and Community Engagement:

  • Build trusting relationships with parents and guardians; encourage them to be involved in the program when available.

  • Organize quarterly Community Potluck Night that highlights student progress and cultural identity celebrations.


Financial Management:

  • Record and maintain budget

  • Collect program fees as needed





Start Date:




After School Program Site Director

$60K-$66K, full-time, exempt

Medical, dental, vacation, sick leave

Follows Seattle Public Schools, Monday-Friday 10am-6pm

Six week summer camp

Mid-August 2024

Bethany Community Church - Green Lake (8023 Green Lake Dr N, 98103)

Coming Soon

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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