Organization: Playworks
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Do you believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid? Would you like to work where you are encouraged to promote fun, creativity and play? If you are motivated and you possess leadership experience- both on and off the playground – we want you to join our team and put your passion for play to work for us.

Playworks is the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform children’s physical and emotional health. Playworks currently serves more than 2,500 schools in 23 U.S. cities, and reaches 1.25 million students directly and through professional training services.

At Playworks we believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. We are changing school climate by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day. We create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills. We partner with schools, districts, and after-school programs to provide a service or mix of services including on-site coaches, professional training for school staff who support recess, and consultative partnerships.
Here’s where you come in:
In the role of Site Coordinator, you provide on-site and virtual consultation by teaming up with schools and youth partners to provide consultation and professional development to staff that foster social thinking and increase physical activity through play based learning.. You will work directly with a designated schools administration, teachers, and recess teams to provide expertise on Playworks best practices, model and teach the strategies, games, and systems to develop and sustain a positive classroom and recess culture. In partnership with the school, Site Coordinators create opportunities where students and school staff are active, learn leadership skills and conflict resolutions tools, and practice respectful and inclusive behavior.
Program Implementation Duties
Plan and implement a consultative play-based program at two to four public elementary schools.
Coordination with administration, educators and recess teams for scheduling programmatic delivery in person or virtually. Including the collecting and maintaining paperwork, organizing and keeping current on daily, weekly, monthly schedules, meeting agendas, notes and data.
Maintain communication between Playworks staff, school staff, teachers, and volunteers
Plan and implement the learning units and recess staff trainings for program components.
Deliver onsite and/or virtual coaching, consultation, and modeling to School Personnel regarding implementation of the following components.
Recess - With School Personnel create and coach recess staff to develop a safe and inclusive recess experience. Per a schools COVID 19 policy if able have a significant presence at recess in person or virtually by organizing and playing games with 20+ students as well as role modeling positive behavior.
Student leadership program – with School Personnel organize an in person or virtual “Junior Coach” student leadership program by facilitating training as well as coaching staff to supervise and manage Junior Coaches roles in the classroom and recess..
Instructional classes - coordinate and lead instructional classes in person and virtually with elementary grade levels students and their teacher in skills building, cooperative games, and activities to increase awareness of rules, boundari

Job Details

Open Date: 07-20-2022
Close Date: 08-20-2022
Pay Rate: $20/hr (Salaried, benefits)
Job Status: Full Time
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Ashley Engeler
Salt Lake City, UT