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Job Title: After School Adventure Program Director
Reports to: Director of Children & Family Ministries
Classification: Full-Time
Updated: October 2022



The Firs After School Adventure program (ASA) is a dynamic program serving children and families in the Bellingham School District (K-fifth grades) during most non-school hours. ASA offers year-round programs, assisting working families and offering a safe, Christ-filled environment, where children can learn, play and grow. At ASA we believe each child is important and uniquely created by God in His image, giving them the opportunity to be who they are, as they develop relationships with others.

The ASA Coordinator will provide overall supervision of children, staff schedules and program implementation, during the hours after school, on early release days, and on some school closure days (All Day Adventures), working closely with and under the supervision of the The Firs Children and Family Director. This is a growing position, giving opportunities to develop and execute other areas of responsibility.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for program implementation and future development, identifying areas to increase proficiency and effectiveness.
  • Implement JAM, which is the biblical direction for the day.
  • Act as the Site Coordinator, in compliance with DCYF Licensing and The WAC.
  • Design and model for ASA staff developmentally and age appropriate activities, by providing side-by-side training (playing, laughing, talking, doing).
  • Ensure a safe and engaging play environment with appropriate school age equipment.
  • Facilitate daily check-in and check-out procedures.
  • Facilitate daily maintenance and cleaning of ASA facilities.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and rapport with parents.
  • Notify Director of any health problems and/or other emergencies if not on site.
  • Act as program director for All Day Adventures and other ASA events.
  • To obtain and maintain all personal certifications required by DCYF for Licensed School Age Programs.

Desired Qualifications and Skills to perform this job successfully:

  • Able to work well with and lead program staffing team.
  • Knowledgeable in: behavior management skills, specific to school-age children; program management skills; and, school age activity planning and coordination.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older, with a valid driver’s license.
  • Education – completed 30 or more college quarter credits in Early Childhood Ed/Child Development, Elementary Ed, or possess an equivalent educational background. This may be waived depending on experience.
  • Is comfortable and familiar with technology, such as social media platforms, online posting, and Office 365.
  • Maintains a professional attitude in a casual setting.
  • Must possess strong conflict management skills and the ability to work in high stress situations, involving a fluctuating workload and deadlines.

Salary Package & Benefits:

  • Salary is based on a 40-hour work week. Starting pay is $20-$22/hour, with signing bonus.
  • Medical benefits, flexible spending plan.
  • Paid vacation.
  • Retirement package.

To Apply:

Send Cover Letter and Resume to stacy@thefirs.org

Rolling Application, desired start date December 1, 2022.


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