The North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP) at the Public School Forum of North Carolina is a comprehensive statewide afterschool and out-of-school time network. We believe how students spend time outside of school is a determining factor in their success, in school and in life.
Established in 2002, NC CAP works with key partners, including afterschool providers, state agencies, state and local policymakers, universities and community colleges, business, and the philanthropic community, to increase access to high-quality afterschool, before school and summer learning opportunities for children and youth, particularly low-income children and those at risk of educational failure. NC CAP is part of a 50-State Afterschool Network focused on improving education and out-of-school time opportunities for children and youth.
The NC Center for Afterschool Programs is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator to support the programmatic and policy efforts of the organization, pertaining to S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The Program Coordinator will work with the NC CAP Director and key partners to develop, lead, coordinate and drive the NC Network’s initiatives. He or she will support the design and delivery of professional development opportunities, advocacy, and shaping of policy that advances out-of-school time learning and brings together state and national afterschool stakeholders.
NC CAP’s current priorities are:
• Connect afterschool programs across NC with each other and provide information regarding best practices, funding opportunities, and professional development/technical assistance to help strengthen and grow afterschool programs in the state.
• Provide parents/students/public with access and information about afterschool and
out-of-school time opportunities across NC through a searchable mapping database available online.
• Advocate for policies at the local, state and federal level that recognize the importance of afterschool/out-of-school time learning.
• Infuse STEM learning into afterschool/out-of-school time programs to both demystify and ignite passion in all students around STEM and utilize the afterschool space to reach those students that are traditionally underrepresented in S.T.E.M. fields – particularly girls and minority students.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
• Design and coordinate STEM-learning programs, initiatives and strategies for afterschool/out-of-school time programs.
• Support coordination of NC CAP programs and events, including the annual Synergy Conference, Policy and Practice Convenings and Advisory Board Meetings.
• Contribute to NC CAP communications, including the Afterschool Observer E-Newsletter.
• Support communication with the NC CAP Advisory Board.
• Work with NC CAP Director on website and social media marketing and communication efforts.
• Monitor, document, and provide analysis of state of afterschool in North Carolina.
• Attend state and national convenings.
• Increase NC CAP’s visibility, and represent NC CAP as needed.
• Other duties as assigned by the NC CAP Director.
• Experience with and commitment to afterschool, out-of-school time and informal learning. The ideal candidate will have one or more years working with or in an afterschool, before school or summer program.
• Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in STEM, K-12 Education or other relevant field preferred.
• Strong communication and relationship-building skills; ability to work well with diverse groups including partner education organizations and government officials.
• Knowledge of STEM initiatives and strategies to engage youth in afterschool, before school and summer programs.
• Excellent organizational skills; self-starter; exceptional attention to detail.
• Thrives in a team-driven, collaborative work environment.
• Computer, web, and social media proficiency.
This is a full-time position. The Public School Forum offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience, and a generous 401K retirement plan, personal leave policy, and term life insurance policy for employees. As a small non-profit the Public School Forum does not currently offer group health insurance.