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After-School Enrichment Specialist - IDEA Weslaco Pike (Immediate Opening)

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School Year: 2022-2023
Location: IDEA Weslaco Pike
Region: Lower Rio Grande Valley, TX
Category: Operations
Job Type: Part-Time


About IDEA Public Schools: 


At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years – that’s 3 times the national rate for students in our communities! 

IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA’s co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve over 65,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you—with continued growth in our current regions and new launches in Tampa Bay, FL (2021)and Jacksonville, FL (2022)! 


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. 


To learn more about IDEA, check out this video. 

About the Rio Grande Valley:


Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a school of 150 students in Donna, TX, to the fastest- growing family of tuition-free, public charter schools in the United States. In the Rio Grande Valley, we are a nucleus of four counties (Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy Counties) that work as one unit to support our children academically and holistically. 


RGV is home to a population of just over 1.3 million residents. Children across the region truly benefit from IDEA’s mission of college for all, as only 1 out of 17 students currently graduate college ready. Our mission holds true as we have over 5,000 IDEA alumni that currently attend, or have graduated from, 300 colleges and universities across the country.  


Join our passionate team of changemakers in south Texas as we prepare to expand our home region to 55 schools, serving over 38,000 students in 2022. 

Role Mission: 

The After School Program Enrichment Specialist 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 Site Coordinator to ensure after-school programs enhance the vision and priorities of the school.  Enrichment Specialists work after school for 2 – 4 hours, Monday – Friday. 

The afterschool program at Weslaco Pike is designed to help students increase academic achievement by offering a variety of services to the students and their families.  The afterschool program at Weslaco Pike will hire serval enrichment instructors at our campus to help deliver the afterschool activities as outline in the following:

  • Sports Club
  • Arts & Crafts Club
  • Cheer/Dance Club
  • Music Club
  • Chess Club
  • Homework help club
  • Academic tutors


  • 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 after school 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 to coordinate program design, evaluation process, and outreach efforts. 
  • Work closely with Site Coordinator to: organize schedule of enrichment and/or recreational activities; implement evaluation tools; and complete professional development 
  • 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. 


  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Prior experience in enrichment working with school-aged kids


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 


  • $12 per hour 


IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000. 

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