Scrabble Program Manager, After School Activities Partnerships
Posted by After School Activities Partnerships (ASAP) on June 14, 2022
Through four citywide initiatives – Chess, Debate, Drama, and Scrabble – ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships helps more than 4,000 youth each year discover passions and friendships that can last a lifetime. Each year, ASAP coordinates 300 after school and summer enrichment programs in partnership with more than 200 schools, libraries, recreation centers, and community-based organizations throughout Philadelphia. ASAP’s program model can be adapted to a wide range of out-of-school time settings to help teachers, informal educators, and volunteers foster the personal growth and sense of belonging for participating youth.
The Scrabble Program Manager is primarily responsible for ASAP Scrabble, the largest scholastic Scrabble program in the country. ASAP Scrabble offers a fun and easy way for educators to complement classroom learning while also teaching important lessons about teamwork and sportsmanship. As a citywide initiative that strengthens the essential building blocks of literacy and mathematics through after school club meetings, workshops, competitions, and culminating events, ASAP challenges and inspires Philadelphia’s next generation of young wordsmiths.
We’re looking for individuals who:
- Are passionate about empowering youth, strengthening communities, and providing equitable educational opportunities
- Have at least 3 years’ experience with youth development programs, education, or community outreach
- Value creativity, critical thinking, and attention to detail
- Are enthusiastic about word games, puzzles, and the power of such activities to improve students’ literacy skills and joy of reading
- Display strong interpersonal skills
- Demonstrate impact in collaborative settings to accomplish strategic goals
- Can multi-task and organize multiple long-term projects with overlapping deadlines
- Are familiar with the Philadelphia school system, preferably as an alumnus
- Have the flexibility to work some evenings and weekends
- Have experience managing a team of volunteers and/or paid support staff
- Required education: minimum Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s degree preferred
- Be able to obtain clearances required to work with youth (available through ASAP)
Preferred start date: August 1, 2022
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