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Working As An After School Program Coordinator

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Developing and Building Teams
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Make Decisions

  • $40,000

    Average Salary

What Does An After School Program Coordinator Do

Elementary, middle, and high school principals manage all school operations, including daily school activities. They coordinate curricula, oversee teachers and other school staff, and provide a safe and productive learning environment for students.

Duties

Elementary, middle, and high school principals typically do the following:

  • Manage school activities and staff, including teachers and support personnel
  • Establish and oversee class schedules
  • Develop, implement, and maintain curriculum standards
  • Counsel and discipline students
  • Observe teachers and classroom activities
  • Assist teachers in managing students’ behavior
  • Evaluate teachers’ performance
  • Meet with parents and teachers to discuss students’ progress and behavior
  • Assess and prepare reports on test scores and other student achievement data
  • Organize professional development programs and workshops for staff
  • Manage the school’s budget, order school supplies, and schedule maintenance
  • Establish and coordinate security procedures for students, staff, and visitors

Elementary, middle, and high school principals manage the overall operation of schools, including building maintenance and cafeteria services. They set and oversee academic goals and ensure that teachers have the necessary equipment and resources. In public schools, principals also implement standards and programs set by the school district, state, and/or federal regulations. They evaluate and prepare reports on their school’s performance based on these standards by assessing student achievement and teacher performance. Principals may establish and oversee additional programs in their school, such as counseling, special education programs, and before- and after-school childcare programs.

Principals serve as the public face of their school. They meet with superintendents, legislators, and members of the community to request or explain funding for their schools. They also address the concerns of parents and members of the community.

The duties of principals vary by the size of the school and district. In larger schools and districts, principals have additional resources and staff to help them achieve goals. For example, large school districts often have instructional coordinators who help with data analysis and with teachers’ professional development. Principals also may have staff who oversee the hiring process of all school personnel, including teachers, custodians, and cafeteria workers. Principals in small school districts may need to assume these and other duties themselves.

Many schools have assistant principals who help principals with school administration. Principals typically assign specific administrative duties to their assistant principals. In some school districts, assistant principals are hired to handle a specific subject area, such as literacy or math. Assistants may be assigned to handle student safety, provide student academic counseling, or enforce disciplinary or attendance rules. They may also coordinate buses or supervise building and grounds maintenance.

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How To Become An After School Program Coordinator

Most schools require elementary, middle, and high school principals to have a master’s degree in education administration or leadership. Most principals also have work experience as teachers.

Education

Principals typically need a master’s degree in education leadership or education administration. These master’s degree programs prepare future principals to manage staff, prepare and manage budgets, set goals, and work with parents and the community. To enter the master’s degree programs, candidates typically need a bachelor’s degree in education, school counseling, or a related field.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Principals typically need several years of work experience as a teacher. For more information on how to become a teacher, see the profiles on kindergarten and elementary school teachers, middle school teachers, and high school teachers.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states require public school principals to be licensed as school administrators. Licensure requirements vary by state, but most require a master’s degree. Some states have alternative programs for candidates who do not have a master’s degree in education administration or leadership. Most states also require candidates to pass an exam and a background check.

Principals in private schools are not required to have a state-issued license.

Advancement

An assistant principal can advance to become a principal. Some principals advance to become superintendents, which may require completion of additional education. Others become instructional coordinators.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Principals must communicate effectively with students, teachers, and parents. For example, when dealing with student disciplinary or academic issues, they consult with and listen to parents and teachers to understand the problem.

Critical-thinking skills. Principals analyze student test results and testing procedures to determine if improvements are needed. They must assess the available options and choose the best means to help students achieve better results.

Decisionmaking skills. Because principals are responsible for students, staff members, and the overall operation of the school, they consider many factors when making decisions.

Interpersonal skills. Because principals work with teachers, parents, and superintendents, they must be able to develop positive working relationships with them.

Leadership skills. Principals set educational goals and establish policies and procedures for the school. They need to be able to motivate teachers and other staff to achieve set goals.

Problem-solving skills. Teachers, students, and other staff members report problems to the principal. Principals need to be able to analyze problems, and develop and implement appropriate solutions.

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Average Yearly Salary
$40,000
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$26,000
Min 10%
$40,000
Median 50%
$40,000
Median 50%
$40,000
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$40,000
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$40,000
Median 50%
$40,000
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$40,000
Median 50%
$62,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
County of San Joaquin, CA
Highest Paying City
Milwaukee, WI
Highest Paying State
Minnesota
Avg Experience Level
2.0 years
How much does an After School Program Coordinator make at top companies?
The national average salary for an After School Program Coordinator in the United States is $40,739 per year or $20 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $26,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $63,000.

Real After School Program Coordinator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
After School Program Coordinator SWC Academy, Inc. Chino Hills, CA Nov 01, 2016 $56,784
Graduate School Program Coordinator Golden Gate University San Francisco, CA Nov 15, 2012 $52,040
Graduate School Program Coordinator Golden Gate University San Francisco, CA Nov 15, 2009 $47,496
School Program Coordinator AOJI Education Us Inc. Pasadena, CA Mar 10, 2016 $43,867
School Programs Coordinator Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History Foundation Los Angeles, CA Mar 10, 2016 $41,740
School Program Coordinator Trinity Lutheran Church of Kissimmee, Inc. Kissimmee, FL Oct 01, 2012 $36,627
School Programs Outreach Coordinator Sky Ranches, Inc. Van, TX May 26, 2011 $33,000
After School Program Coordinator Thomasville Community Resource Center Thomasville, GA Jan 16, 2012 $30,679

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Top Skills for An After School Program Coordinator

  1. Curriculum Development
  2. Child Care
  3. Lesson Plans
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Implemented all aspects of the School-based program from volunteer and client participation to development of partnerships and curriculum development
  • Facilitated and arranged parent conferences as needed in order to resolve concerns related to participant behavior and child care.
  • Establish and maintain a positive learning environment; provide homework assistance that reinforces classroom instruction and implements enrichment curriculum lesson plans.
  • Identified community resources for at-risk students and parents, including publication design and distribution.
  • Frequent communication with teachers, after school staff members, parents and principal to best meet the needs of the children.

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After School Program Coordinator Demographics

Gender

Female

61.3%

Male

24.9%

Unknown

13.8%
Ethnicity

White

59.5%

Hispanic or Latino

19.1%

Black or African American

11.1%

Asian

6.5%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

65.4%

French

10.7%

Russian

3.4%

Chinese

2.6%

Mandarin

2.1%

German

2.1%

Korean

1.7%

Portuguese

1.7%

Arabic

1.7%

Japanese

1.3%

Swahili

0.9%

Hmong

0.9%

Ukrainian

0.9%

Italian

0.9%

Czech

0.9%

Hebrew

0.9%

Urdu

0.9%

Vietnamese

0.4%

Azerbaijani

0.4%

Hindi

0.4%
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After School Program Coordinator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.1%

Walden University

7.7%

Grand Canyon University

5.6%

San Francisco State University

5.2%

Temple University

4.8%

New York University

4.4%

California State University - East Bay

4.4%

George Washington University

4.4%

University of Utah

4.4%

Capella University

4.4%

Southern New Hampshire University

4.4%

Liberty University

4.4%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

4.0%

Michigan State University

4.0%

The Academy

4.0%

Arizona State University

4.0%

University of California - Los Angeles

4.0%

California State University - Los Angeles

4.0%

University of South Florida

3.6%

Howard University

3.6%
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Majors

Business

12.0%

Psychology

9.6%

Education

8.6%

Elementary Education

8.6%

Social Work

7.6%

Criminal Justice

5.5%

Early Childhood Education

5.4%

Educational Leadership

5.0%

Sociology

4.8%

English

4.0%

Liberal Arts

3.5%

Special Education

3.5%

Kinesiology

3.2%

Human Development

3.1%

Communication

2.9%

Counseling Psychology

2.7%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.7%

Nursing

2.6%

Political Science

2.5%

Health Care Administration

2.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

39.8%

Masters

27.7%

Other

16.9%

Associate

7.6%

Certificate

4.1%

Doctorate

2.9%

Diploma

0.7%

License

0.4%
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