POSITION TITLE: Connections Coordinator – School Age Care (SAC)

STATUS: Full Time

DEPARTMENT: School Age Care


DATE: 8/1/2023

SUMMARY: The Connections Coordinator is responsible for creating a positive relationship between school district and after school program staff at a Sioux Falls school district elementary school. The Connections Coordinator serves as a resource and advocate for students during the school day into the transition to the school age care program. Connect students and their families to support and services available to them.


• Ensure EmBe brand, mission, vision, and values are reflected in all interactions.

• Work closely with school faculty and staff to determine students to receive support and what support and interventions they need during school day and out-of-school time hours.

• Provide regular support to students and families to improve attendance, meet basic student and family needs, provide social-emotional support, and connect the student to tutoring and other forms of academic assistance as needed.

• Coordinate services in response to student and family needs (individual and family); Ensure that our highest risk student population needs are addressed.

• Coordinate opportunities for program enhancements within the school age care and summer program.

• Oversee regular communication meetings between the school day and school age care staff.

• Identify and provide support for students needing additional academic assistance.

• Connect in meaningful ways with families through various means to ensure their voices are heard and needs are being identified and met.

• Lead or participate in family engagement events with the school and community partners.

• Coordinate educational opportunities for the family related to academics, basic life skills or other identified needs.

• Build strong relationships with school partners and diverse community stakeholders in an effort to identify opportunities for them to align services critical to school and community needs with student populations.

• Gather, analyze, and use data to inform decisions and keep meetings results-focused.

• Assist in the coordination of mentoring programs to enhance student outcomes.

• Set and work toward goals in collaboration with agency, school principal and other key stakeholders.

• Collaborate regularly with agency and school leadership and staff.

• Participate in agency, school, and community leadership teams/meetings.

• Provide collaborative and timely communication to appropriate partners.

• Complete and adhere to all required agency and state licensed trainings.

• Other duties as assigned.


• 1-3 years’ experience in school age care, education, social services, working with underserved populations or related field preferred.

• Bachelor’s or associate degree in early childhood education, elementary education or related field helpful but not required

• Ability to relate and interact with school faculty, partner agencies, students and their families, and the public in a positive manner.

• Ability to take initiative, and to think and work independently with high attention to detail.

• Knowledge and understanding of community resources preferred.

• Strong interpersonal, verbal communication must be a self-motivated and self-directed individual.

• Computer skills and knowledge in Word, Excel and ProCare desired.

• Broad knowledge of community school age care programs desired.

• No felony conviction on record within the past five years.


• Ability to see, speak, and hear.

• Frequent sitting and use of hands and fingers to handle, feel, or reach.

• Frequent standing and walking.

• Occasional lifting of up to 25 lbs.

• Occasional need to climb, balance, kneel or crouch.

• Vision abilities include distance and close vision.


• Work is performed indoors and outdoors depending on weather and planned activities.

• The noise level is routinely medium to loud.

• Occasional travel may cause exposure to hazardous driving and walking conditions.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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