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21st Century Enrichment Specialist - IDEA Rio Grande City (Immediate Opening)

School Year: 2024-2025
Location: IDEA Rio Grande City
Region: Upper Rio Grande Valley, TX
Category: Operations
Job Type: Part-Time




Role Mission: The After School Enrichment specialists will facilitate after school programming for priority students, focusing on academic support, enrichment opportunities, and college/career readiness.  Enrichment Specialists will work with campus principals and the After School Coordinator to ensure after school programs enhance the vision and priorities of the school. After School Enrichment specialists work after school for 2 – 2.5 hours.

This is a 21st Century grant funded position and funding may be extended. A grant-funded position
has no guarantee of ongoing and indefinite employment. All duties and responsibilities tied to this position
are allowable and allocable to the grant.


What We Offer




  • Compensation for this role is set at an hourly rate of $14.00/hourly
  • Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, generous vacation time, referral bonuses and professional development. IDEA may offer a relocation allowance to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.


  • Required Education: Current college enrollment, up to 15 college hours, or professional certification in the subject you will teach
  • Required Experience: Experience working with youth (formal or informal) and experience working in a classroom/school setting (formal or informal) 
  • Required: Must attach an official or unofficial transcript to the application in order to verify GPA and credit hours earned.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to instruct students and manage student behavior
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adjust and adapt to a multitude of situations in the school environment
  • Ability to track data weekly and monthly for reporting


What You’ll DoAccountabilities:

  • Implement a clear and consistent behavior management system that aligns to campus- wide initiatives while developing students’ character and sense of community in the classroom
  • Help shape and develop a school wide culture that fosters a productive and enthusiastic learning environment for each student
  • Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with students and families based on trust, understanding and respect for the communities in which they identify. 
  • Provide enrichment and recreation leadership for the program students.
  • Facilitate planned enrichment and/or recreational activities to group of students (average group size 12-18).
  • Assists in developing students' cognitive capacity, increasing academic skill development, and respect for learning.
  • Foster students' self-esteem and motivation through positive interaction.
  • Be directly supervised by the Site Coordinator
  • Attend scheduled meetings with Site Coordinator and Project Director to coordinate program design, evaluation process, and outreach efforts.
  • Work closely with Site Coordinator and Project Director to: Organize schedule of enrichment and/or recreational activities. Implement evaluation tools.
  • Abide by all IDEA campus rules and procedures

We look for Team and Family who Embody the following Values and Characteristics: 

  • Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all students are capable of getting to and through college  
  • Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them 
  • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly 
  • Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes 
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change 
  • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization 
  • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes 
  • We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students 

About IDEA Public Schools 


At IDEA Public Schools, we believe each and every child can go to college. Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to a multi-state network of tuition-free, Pre-K-12 public charter schools.    


IDEA Public Schools boasts national rankings on The Washington Post and U.S. News & World Report’s top high schools lists. IDEA serves over 80,000 college-bound students in 143 schools across Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Ohio, and is on-track to maintain its legacy of sending 100% of its graduates to college.     


When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality. 


At IDEA the Staff Culture and Belonging Team uses our Core Values to promote human connection and a culture of integrity, respect, and belonging for all Team and Family members.  Learn more about our Commitment to Core Values here:


This position is grant funded with 21st Century and will require a time and effort report. The employee and
the employee supervisor must sign this job description acknowledging that this position is grant funded.

To Apply 


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