After School Arts For Learning Academies (ASALA) Coordinator
Arts for Learning Maryland (formerly Young Audiences of Maryland) is devoted to enriching the lives and education of Maryland’s youth through educational and culturally diverse arts programs. Through Arts for Learning, professional teaching artists from all disciplines partner with educators, schools, and school districts to provide -- on average -- over 300,000 hours of learning in, through, and about the arts to more than 185,000 Maryland students annually.
Arts for Learning is a mission-driven organization that values community, innovation, and passion. The staff, board, and teaching artists have a shared commitment to advance equity in the field of education by working tirelessly to generate opportunities for students to imagine, create, and realize their full potential through the arts.
About The Arts for Learning Academies
The mission of the Arts for Learning Academies is to provide students with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend the summer and after school learning from the best teachers and teaching artists our state has to offer. Through a dynamic, creative, and supportive environment, students will explore math and literacy in a unique arts integrated environment that allows them to develop academically, socially and emotionally, expands their personal creative process, and introduces them to many different art forms taught by professional artists. We offer students an opportunity to imagine, create, and express who they are through the arts and a variety of engaging activities.
The After School Arts and Learning Academies (ASALA) Coordinator performs an integral role in ensuring that ASALA is designed and implemented to the highest standards to ensure as many students as possible can benefit from the program, improve academic and social and emotional outcomes and provide life changing opportunities through the arts. The coordinator will serve on the program management team alongside the ASALA Director and the Arts and Learning Academies Curriculum Development Specialist.
The ASALA Coordinator position is a full-time, exempt position that will report to the ASALA Director.
After School Arts & Learning Academy (ASALA): Pre Program
- Develop site staff and student applications in collaboration with Data and Systems Manager
- Assist with the process of student recruitment and enrollment
- Participate in identifying and hiring program staff
- Establish and maintain community, principal, and school partnerships
- Assist Curriculum and Development Specialist with preparation and delivery of staff professional development
- Support with program development and implementation
- Research and order required program supplies for site operation
- Facilitate family communication through phone calls and mailings
After School Arts & Learning Academy (ASALA): Program Operation Days
- Manage and support site directors and staff
- Monitor student attendance data collection process
- Coordinate special program events with ASALA Team
- Perform weekly classroom and site observations
- Provide and/or identify emergency site staff substitution(s) when necessary
- Manage supplies and deliveries of supplies between warehouse and sites
- Track and manage site staff professional development attendance and program performance
- Managing partnerships with outside vendors
- Assisting with creation of marketing and promotional materials
- Creating and maintaining staff and student Google Sites
- Assist with analysis of program data
The ideal candidate will be passionate about providing opportunities for youth to realize their full potential in our society and value the arts and arts integration as a transformational tool in our schools and communities. The person in this position plays a key role in the organization, and the position requires excellent communication, organization, and leadership skills. Past experience in customer relationship management and budget coordination are preferred. Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. During program operation, the hours for this position will be 11am-7pm, and on days the program is not in operation, the hours will be 9am-5pm. Driver’s license and reliable transportation are required as the position will require regular travel throughout the state of Maryland (up to 50% of the time).
The ideal candidate will also have:
- Bachelor Degree in arts education, education or equivalent related work experience.
- A self-starter with a proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills.
- An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias, and its impact on policies and practices, especially related to the administration of public education.
- Must have strong customer service skills.
- Must be extremely detail-oriented, and be skilled with budgeting and managing multiple projects simultaneously.
- Must have professional-level written and verbal communication skills, as well as proven interpersonal skills. Ability to work across teams and with a variety of constituencies.
- Data entry/computer experience is required. Skilled with Google Workspace, Microsoft Office Suite, Canva, Salesforce, and mail merge tools and/or an ability to become familiar with organization-specific programs and software.
- Must be able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced and changing environment.
We offer a starting annual salary of $54,500 and an attractive benefits package which includes medical, dental, and vision health care coverage, retirement contributions, paid sick leave, and vacation time.
For consideration, please apply on our website, Arts for Learning Maryland. Please do not send applications that include headshots or photos of yourself. No phone calls or recruiters please.
Arts for Learning Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to cultivating a diverse workforce and equitable workplace. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, veteran status, and disability. All qualified applications will be given equal opportunity.