Full-Time or Part-Time Coordinator of Co-Curriculars (Immediate Start)

  • Rochester, NY, USA
  • Part-time
  • Hiring Start Time: Immediate Start

Company Description

Uncommon Schools is a non-profit network of 53 outstanding public charter schools in grades K-12 across New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Our mission is to start and manage outstanding urban public charter schools that close the achievement gap and prepare students from low-income backgrounds for success in college and beyond. We are accomplishing that mission every day, with a college graduation rate that is well above the national average and thousands of stories of our students and alumni achieving their dreams.

Job Description

Uncommon High Schools will be expanding our offerings to provide co-curricular programming to all students in grades 10-12. The goals of the co-curricular programming are to provide students with an opportunity to explore an area of passion, learn about areas of study that could become a passion, participate in a rigorous project that requires sustained energy over the course of a semester and to have the opportunity to potentially complete on a national level. The Coordinator of Co-Curriculars will report to the school principal and will also check in with the High School Chief of Staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Developing criteria for co-curriculars to ensure that all offerings are high-quality
  • Determining which co-curriculars meet the criteria and should be offered and which should not
  • Work with facilitators of co-curriculars to develop a scope and sequence for each co-curricular
  • Organize and run a student forum where students will learn about co-curricular options
  • Run a registration process that allows students to rank preferences for co-curriculars and place them into the appropriate co-curricular
  • Work with the school-based Director of Operations to ensure all co-curriculars have the materials they need for the semester
  • Recruit and hire any external experts needed to run particular co-curriculars
  • Work with the Director of Operations and the Home Office HR team to generate contracts for external experts who will lead co-curriculars
  • Review and provide feedback on weekly lesson plans for each co-curricular
  • Observe co-curriculars to provide feedback to facilitators
  • Maintain records including which co-curriculars were offered, the number of students interested, and the number of student who participated
  • Work with Director of Operations to determine how co-curriculars should appear on students’ transcripts
  • Work with the High School Chief of Staff to monitor quality of programming and to report on progress as defined by the terms of the grant
  • Work with the Director of Operations to ensure competitive clubs are properly registered for competitions and have the appropriate travel and lodging (if needed)
  • Full Time Responsibilities include:
    • The ability to teach a specific content or elective course within a high school setting.
    • Prepare and implement a lesson plan for high school students.
    • Develop a semester long syllabus for student expectations.


    • Must exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Must have superior interpersonal skills
    • Ability to research and quickly develop knowledge of employer recruiting strategies, job market trends, occupational, career and personal growth.
    • Must be a self-starter and possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to organize and work independently as a leader and as part of a team.
    • Strong relationship builder who will form bonds with students, school leaders, internship providers, funders and an internal team
    • Education & Experience Required
      • Requires a bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree preferred.
      • Experience in a high school environment to understand the academic culture and must have the ability to effectively interact with faculty, staff, students, parents, and administrators highly preferred.
      • Familiarity with corporate and nonprofit human resource management. Understanding of experiential education and career advising. Experience in presentation of workshops or public speaking.

    Additional Information

    Uncommon Schools offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package.  Aside from extensive professional development, all our staff members are equipped with a laptop computer, email, and all necessary supplies.

    Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive.  We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community through creating a space for important dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students.  As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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