Academic Teacher/Coordinator for After-School Program

Job | Posted 3 years ago
Employment Type


Description: Academic Teacher/Coordinator?

SPARKS is an after school, neighborhood based program for elementary and middle school age students provided by Orono School District and coordinated by the Community Education department. The goal is to provide another intervention that provides extra time and support to help our district close the achievement and opportunity gap for kids who have academic and financial need. A licensed teacher and site/volunteer coordinator along with community mentors provide academic support, homework help and encouragement to students.

Job Summary

  • Coordinate and lead academic portions of the SPARKS program.
  • Develop academic goals and plans for each child in the program.
  • Lead direct instruction groups for math, reading or other academic content during program hours.
  • Work in partnership with the outreach coordinator with other general program aspects.
  • Provide instruction or assistance according to direction provided by Orono Community Education Department.
  • Monitor and ensure participant safety at all times.
  • Create conditions which ensure an enjoyable participant experience.
  • Manage participation through respectful and equitable approaches.
  • Work collaboratively with Community Education staff to implement a philosophy that is supportive of participants' development in the skillsets targeted through the SPARKS program.
  • Communicate effectively with students, other school staff, parents, and building administrators, regarding program needs and developments. 


  • Licensed Teacher
  • Understanding of fundamental skills and strategies of the activity.
  • Effective meeting, teaching, and/or practice management skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in collaboration with others.
  • Understanding of the role of parent involvement and the ability to collaborate with parents.
  • Commitment to supporting the whole person in their pursuit of high levels of mastery of skill within the program.
Availability: Monday and Wednesdays 2:45-5:15 plus prep time

Working Conditions: Program held at a community location in Maple Plain and/or Long Lake.

Qualifications Bargaining Group and Level: NA
Application Procedure:All applicants must apply online at:
or   >>  District Office  >>  Human Resources

District Website:

Supervisor: Genna Torney, Yourth Development Coordinator 
952-449-8338 x 6350 

Dr. Scott E. Alger, Director of Human Resources

Posted By

Orono Public School District

705 Old Crystal Bay Rd N , Long Lake, MN 55356

At the following locations

Community Site

685 Old Crystal Bay Rd. , Long Lake, MN 55356

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $13,408

% ELL Students


State Average: 8%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.44

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



State Average: 200