Site Director at MuisiCore After School Program

Rock to the Future

Rock to the Future provides free music programs for over 300 youth annually in Philadelphia’s underserved communities and under-resourced schools. Through music, our students ignite passion and creativity, build leadership skills, and gain academic confidence. Join our committed, passionate, and talented team of professionals who share the vision of changing lives through the magic of music!

Rock to the Future is an inclusive workplace, committed to having a staff and board of directors whose diverse backgrounds reflect the communities we serve in Philadelphia. Candidates of all backgrounds, identities, and abilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Location: MusiCore Kensington at Kensington High School (2051 E Cumberland Street)

Hours: Monday – Thursday 11am – 6:30pm, 30 hours weekly with occasional additional events on evenings and weekends 

Starting Wage: $35,000 + paid time off, paid holidays, and benefits

Job Summary: The Site Director is responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations for the MusiCore After School program, including planning, marketing, coordination, evaluation, and supervision of the program. The goal of MusiCore is to use exciting musical opportunities and experiences to improve academic confidence, social emotional development, creativity, and musical ability.  The Site Director will be a motivation to students in music and in life.

Essential Job Functions:

Implement, oversee, and manage high-quality music and academic programming that follows the MusiCore schedule and aligns with the goals and mission of MusiCore

Culture

  • Ensure the use of positive behavior guidance, equity, and inclusion 
  • Ensure all staff, contractors, students, volunteers, and guests are adhering to the Rules of Rock 
  • Develop and instill strong, positive program culture among staff, students, families, and larger school community
  • Maintain open, effective communication and interaction among the staff, volunteers, students, and families 
  • Utilize trauma informed practices, conflict resolution, and restorative approaches

Lead recruitment, enrollment, and retention of students & families

  • Host orientations for new students and their guardians
  • Update the student roster and schedule as needed
  • Keep pipeline of students and actively seek promotional and marketing opportunities

Reporting

  • Ensure all monthly, semi-annual, and annual reporting requirements are complete and accurate including daily program attendance, daily meal program, SEPTA Key transportation, academic grades, school attendance, behavioral concerns, and stakeholder feedback (students, staff, volunteers, guardians, school partners)

Meetings and Events

  • Meet weekly with the CEO and Germantown Site Director
  • Participate in monthly Marketing meeting
  • Create agendas and hold weekly meetings with key program staff members and instructors
  • Coordinate and attend annual college visitation trips, FASFA night, and additional post-secondary education activities
  • Participate in networking meetings, recruitment and marketing events, community meetings, and professional development opportunities
  • Manage and attend all Youth Leadership Council Meetings
  • Attend all staff trainings and performances
  • Attend bi-monthly Program Committee meeting and other meetings as requested

Human Resources

  • Ensure all staff are supported in their roles and provide training as needed for improvement
  • Approve payroll for staff 
  • Meet weekly with staff and provide structure, support, and accountability 
  • Provide regular feedback, set professional improvement goals, and provide semi-annual evaluations for program staff

Manage Septa transportation program

Ensure program spaces are organized, clean, and have the proper supplies

Plan and execute 3 annual performances 

Maintain an accurate calendar of weekly meetings and tasks using organization project management software

Volunteer Management

  • Manage site volunteer program; 
  • Plan and host monthly volunteer information sessions to reach new program volunteers to support music and academic needs; 
  • Schedule, greet, and utilize volunteers
  • Maintain and prospect relationships for program volunteers and ensure volunteers are utilized appropriately

Guardian Engagement

  • Communicate with guardians around areas of concern and areas of success 
  • Track guardian engagement and involvement and initiatie improvements in engagement

Performance of other duties as requested by the CEO

 

Education and Experience Required:

3-years experience with leading a youth program

3-years experience working with youth from underserved neighborhoods

3-years management experience

Spanish proficiency preferred

 

Skills Required

Technical skills: Google Drive, Apple iPad, project management software

Ability to lead, teach, and interact with guardians, staff, instructors, students, volunteers, and the community

Motivated, energetic, punctual, responsible, and exhibit a positive attitude to be an excellent role model

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Extremely organized and have excellent task management skills

Full commitment to the mission/philosophy of Rock to the Future

Excitement and positive attitude toward working with disadvantaged children

Dedication to the pursuit of continuous learning (for self and students)

Preferred skills: Experience with trauma informed practices, restorative practices, conflict resolution, and music knowledge

To Apply

To apply email cover letter and resume to Jobs@RocktotheFuture.org. No calls please!