Summer Program Assistant

Job Description

Kids on The Rise is seeking applicants for a Summer Program Assistant. The position will be part-time (10 – 20 hours/week) and seasonal (10 – 12 weeks). Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Summer Program Assistant will develop and implement engaging summer programs for school-aged children and their mentors. This position will develop program schedules, create transportation plans, collect and manage data to ensure grant requirements are being met, and act as a positive role model for students. The ideal candidate must be truly passionate about impacting the lives of young people in a supportive and engaging environment.

Typical Tasks/Duties

  • Create a summer program schedule to include a diverse array of experiences to strengthen student/mentor relationships and broaden students’ worldviews

  • Facilitate all necessary arrangements with instructors and organizations to plan activities

  • Communicate plans with mentors, students, and/or parents and track engagement

  • Ensure all necessary permission forms and releases are on file for participants

  • Follow all Kids On The Rise program policies and ensure students and mentors contribute to a safe, inclusive and positive environment

  • Attend all activities and events as scheduled

  • Create content for media outreach and social media content

  • Develop and manage a program budget

  • Track and report any requirements related to grant funding

  • Build relationships with mentors, volunteers, businesses, community leaders and students

  • Assist ED and Assistant Director with tasks as needed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and experience in working with youth from diverse backgrounds

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong sense of responsibility and work ethic

  • Ability to work independently

  • Excellent organizational and planning skills

  • Knowledge and command of Microsoft Office and Google Office

  • Availability to attend evening and weekend activities

  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug screening.

Education and Experience

Minimum education of a high school diploma or GED. Some college or technical education preferred. Candidates should have volunteer or work experience with children and youth, ideally with activity planning responsibilities.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to director@kidsontherise.org. Please include three references with contact information in your application.