Afterschool Director

Clarkston, GA
Commensurate to qualifications at a scale appropriate to a small congregation-based non-profit
May 28, 2019
Jun 27, 2019
Position Type
Part Time
Degree Level

Position Title: Director

Reports To: Pastor of Shalom International Ministry, Rev. Gad Mpoyo; Shalom International Ministry Leadership Team; Inspire Advisory Team

Schedule: Approximately 30 hours per week; August-May; 16 weekly program hours Monday-Thursday 4:00-7:30pm and Fridays 4:30-6:30pm; Approximately 14 additional weekly hours (flexible) outside of program hours

Anticipated Start Date: August 1, 2019


Overview of Inspire

Inspire: A Shalom Afterschool Initiative (Inspire) is an afterschool program for middle school refugee students in Clarkston, Georgia. Inspire strives to provide students a safe, constructive place to spend their afternoons; help students understand the language and academic content of their classes; foster positive relationships built across cultural and language groups; and encourage confidence, a sense of self, and a sense of belonging. Located within Memorial Drive Ministries, the afterschool program serves approximately 25 students ages 11-15 who live next door to the church campus. At Inspire, students eat snack, participate in enrichment activities (e.g., guitar, soccer, art, etc.), and receive academic support to assist them in their studies. The program is run by two paid staff with the support of approximately 25 volunteers each week.


General Position Description

Inspire, an afterschool ministry for middle school refugee students, under the aegis of Shalom International Ministry, is seeking a ¾ time Director.  S/he must have experience in education and/or nonprofit leadership and a passion for working with refugee middle school students. The Director is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of the afterschool program, including the design and development of curriculum and enrichment activities (in close collaboration with the Lead Teacher), fundraising, volunteer management and community advocacy.

Essential Job Functions

Daily Operations Responsibilities:

  • Plan, delegate, and supervise weekly activities and schedule in collaboration with Lead Teacher
  • Provide and exercise decision-making and problem-solving skills to ensure that the daily program runs smoothly and effectively
  • Create and implement curricular and enrichment activities that promote students’ physical, social and intellectual development
  • Employ behavior management techniques to ensure engagement and safety of students
  • Coordinate the creation and maintenance of a safe and healthy learning environment
  • Coordinate and conduct weekly home visits to students’ homes
  • Communicate with parents and school concerning students’ wellbeing and education
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records (attendance, home visits, behavior reports)
  • Ensure weekly supplies and snacks are provided for

Organizational Responsibilities:

  • Development and Fundraising:
    • Seek, identify and obtain robust financial support for the program
    • Surround the program with a growing cohort of advocates and donors who will work together for its success, including individuals, community organizations, religious organizations, foundations, corporate partners, and other non-profits
    • Represent Inspire in presentations, engagement activities, community events, etc. to engage supporters, volunteers, and community partners
    • Develop and implement ongoing communication plan with volunteers, financial supporters, funding organizations, and other supporters and stakeholders
  • Volunteer Management
    • Recruit volunteers from a variety of religious organizations and community partners
    • Create and implement a system for recognizing and retaining volunteers
    • Orient and train volunteers, matching them with roles that fit their interests and skills
  • Develop budget; track income and expenses; submit monthly financial reports
  • Meet regularly with the Lead Teacher, the pastor of Shalom, and the Inspire Advisory Team to determine goals, discuss progress, and set plans
  • Oversee evaluation of staff, volunteers, and overall program
  • Set program goals and activities aligned with those goals, in conjunction with the Shalom Leadership Team and the Inspire Advisory Team
  • Build policies and procedures of management for the sustained operation and growth of program



  • Bachelor’s degree in education, nonprofit leadership, or related field
  • Experience working with youth in an educational setting
  • Experience working with diverse peoples, preferably with refugees and/or immigrants
  • Sensitivity and openness to people of all cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds
  • Energy to work with youth of different ages, abilities, and backgrounds
  • Experience managing volunteers
  • Development and fundraising experience strongly preferred; interest in and capacity for development and fundraising essential
  • Strong administrative and management skills
  • Initiative-taker; strong decision-making skills; works independently
  • Valid driver’s license, vehicle, and insurance
  • Background check clearance



This is a part-time salaried position. The position will require an average of approximately 30 hours per week during the school year with school holidays and the months of June and July off. Salary will be commensurate to qualifications at a scale appropriate to a small congregation-based non-profit.

To Apply

To apply for this position, please email a resume, cover letter, and references to Rev. Gad Mpoyo at An initial review of applications will be conducted June 11, 2019 with interviews held the following week. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

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