Sep 30, 2023

Coordinator of Out of School Time Programs (Meridian Public Charter School)

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  • Meridian Public Charter School, 13th Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA
Full-time Community Engagement and Outreach Curriculum Product and Program Management Education Athletics & Activities

Job Description

Meridian is a PreK-8th grade school located in Washington DC’s vibrant U Street Corridor. Our mission is to inspire a passion for learning in our students and to help them build their self-confidence and self-respect through academic achievement. 

Our 650+ students are a diverse mix of African-American, Latino, Asian, African, and White students. Almost 30% of our students are English language learners, and we have one of the largest Hispanic populations in DC charter schools. We are committed to building a community of teachers and staff who reflect the rich diversity of our student body.

Meridian is committed to serving families from our local communities; and one-third of our students live within a half mile of the school. The U Street Corridor was once the heart of black culture in DC and offers a tangible historical archive for our students, and Columbia Heights is one of the most racially and economically diverse neighborhoods in the District. We are also proud of the fact that Meridian is a school of choice for parents— all eight wards of the city are represented among our student population.

Meridian’s strengths include two beautiful and historic campuses, with nearby outdoor and recreational grounds; state of the art technology for students and teachers; updated and aligned curricula; an academic program laser-focused on student growth, achievement, and social-emotional development; extensive professional development and support for teachers and leaders; and a school culture grounded in student achievement, collaboration, and student-centered learning.

Join us as we continue to take Meridian from good to great! For additional information about Meridian visit

The Coordinator of Out of School Time (OST) Programs will lead and manage Meridian’s as well as the day-to-day activities of the before and after school program and the summer school/camp program. Approximately 300+ students participate in these programs during the school year and nearly 200 students during the summer.

Specific onsite work hours during the school year will vary depending on programmatic need but will include supervision of the before care program (6:30-8:00 am) and after school activities (3:00-6:00 pm), including oversight of the school’s external aftercare and enrichment partners. The Coordinator must be able to work from 9:30am- 6:30pm during program days. The Coordinator of OST Programs is also responsible for reporting in accordance with OSSE reporting requirements for any additional funding.  The OST Coordinator will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer and/or the designee appointed by the COO.

Duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Oversee all aspects of the before and after school program and summer program, including program design, curriculum, staffing, daily operations including communication with families, and program quality
  • Oversee all aspects of the grant, including grant reporting, documentation, and evaluation
  • Oversee start-up of the grant-funded program, including virtual OST support and coordination across providers
  • Organize program logistics, such as registration, schedules, lesson plan collection, snack and space, supply requests, and other programmatic needs
  • Maintain student participation and attendance throughout the year via recruitment and retention activities, including student voice and choice engagement strategies
  • Maintain an inviting, safe, orderly environment, virtually and in-person
  • Observe activities daily; review performance of staff and provide suggestions, demonstrations, and assistance for improvement, as needed
  • Monitor student behavior on site during program hours and utilize appropriate discipline measures, as necessary
  • Acquire and manage program equipment, materials/supplies, and facilities
  • Working with the Food Services team, coordinate food distribution to student participants and monitor the proper tracking and accounting for all food given out
  • Collaborate with school leadership to ensure program delivery aligns with academic goals in relation to student achievement and performance
  • Collaborate with Chief Operating Officer and Manager of School, Family and Community Engagement to develop and maintain site budget and any grant compliance requirements
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders (participants, parents, school staff and administration)
  • Maintain a clear and consistent line of communication with program staff, school administration, and parents
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Meridian is seeking educators with the following education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred but not required.
  • 5+ years of experience working with school age youth (K-8) in a school or after-school setting
  • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills and ability to lead and work with diverse populations
  • Passion for working with ALL students, particularly students with disabilities and English language learners
  • Program coordination skills, including the ability to plan, specify tasks, supervise staff, problem solve, and implement activities
  • Grant management and reporting experience
  • Ability to manage community partnerships and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders
  • Experience innovatively developing new programming
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, with minimal supervision
  • A desire to be an active part of a diverse community of educators, scholars, and families
  • A strong work ethic,  individual drive, and an ability to thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Proficiency with Google Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms)
  • First Aid/CPR certified
  • Ability to speak Spanish is highly desirable

A recent TNTP Insight Survey of our teachers placed our staff’s satisfaction with compensation in the top quartile of all charter schools in DC. We also lead the charter sector in compensation transparency, and publish our salary scales for teachers, apprentice teachers, and dedicated aides here.

Meridian teachers and staff are compensated competitively for their time and have opportunities to earn additional income through leadership opportunities at the school level, offering extracurricular clubs and sports for students, and facilitating tutoring programs.

Do you believe that every child deserves the right to a high quality education? Do you want to prepare students for unlimited global opportunities? Apply today! 


In accordance with Mayor's Order 2021-109, Meridian Public Charter School requires all staff to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or obtain an approval for exemption due to medical or religious reasons. 

Meridian Public Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The School’s EEO policy prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Meridian PCS prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate applicants with a disability, upon request, and will also ensure reasonable accommodation for employees with a disability. Under this policy, equal employment opportunity is required in recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment as required by applicable law.

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