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Extended Program Coordinator

Extended Program Coordinator

Children’s Day School (CDS) is a co-educational preschool through eighth-grade school serving over 475 students in the Mission Dolores neighborhood of San Francisco. Spanning two campuses, and home to a diverse community of students, faculty, and families, CDS is a vibrant learning community grounded in our newly adopted Mission, Beliefs and Values. 

At Children’s Day School, what you learn and who you become are equally important. 


CDS is a welcoming community in the big city, a farm and garden among urban streets, an advocate for responsibility to others as well as individual achievement, an independent school with down-to-earth values, always asking how can we do this better. 


We strive for balance so students become both academically successful and grounded.  They leave CDS confident, with the humility to listen and the resolve to speak up for what they see as right.



Learning is Active, Differences Lift Us, Community Matters



Be Just and Courageous, Share Kindness and Joy, Stay Grounded

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Extended Program Director, the Extended Program Coordinator is responsible for providing outstanding student and staff support that meets the emotional, physical, social, and intellectual needs of the children and is consistent with the mission and philosophy of CDS. This is a year-round position with health, retirement and paid vacation benefits.

 Job Description:

Duties and responsibilities

Lower School After Care


  • Assist with hiring and managing teams of after school teachers
  • Coordinate with after school team and liaise with the school day teaching team to ensure smooth operating of dismissal, sign in/sign out, and pick up from after care
  • Coordinate logistics and support needs of the teaching team during program hours (2:45 – 6 pm)
  • Assume the responsibilities of the Extended Program Director in his/her absence


  • Collaborate with Extended Program Director to support the aftercare teaching team in planning activities for the extended program, including conference and vacation camps
  • Plan and organize daily snack
  • Order snack and program supplies in accordance with program budget
  • Create enrichment registration
  • Assist families with registration for enrichments
  • Assist with communication to enrichment providers
  • Assist the Extended Program Director in administrative duties as assigned




  • Assist with hiring and managing teams of summer camp teachers
  • Support camp team with implementing camp activities


  • Plan and organize daily snack
  • Assist with daily camp meetings (morning and afternoon)
  • Order snack and program supplies in accordance with program budget
  • Create camp registration
  • Assist families with registration for camps
  • Assist with communication to external providers
  • Assist the Extended Program Director in administrative duties as assigned



  • During programming, assist teaching team with providing a safe physical and emotional environment for all students.


  • Collaborate with families toward their child’s success by assisting with questions regarding programming, behavior, and any other concerns.
  • Promote a welcoming community to families from a variety of backgrounds.

 The ideal candidate will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to take initiative, work passionately and joyfully, and collaborate effectively with colleagues, students, and parents.
  • Apply an understanding of the developmental stages of children to planning the schedule, activities and overall program as well as when observing and working with individual children.
  • Model behavior and language that supports our mission and our program.
  • Display excellent rapport with children and families
  • Express the desire and ability to take on increasing responsibility in the CDS community, and to participate generously.
  • Display a passion for progressive education, learning and a commitment to personal-professional growth.
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Keep classroom, storage areas, bathrooms and outside areas neat and orderly.
  • Work effectively with children, families, and staff of diverse backgrounds and family structures.
  • Communicate and problem-solve with the school day teaching staff about students and families.



  • Bachelor’s degree in education or in a related field.
  • 1 + years of experience teaching or leading youth activities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient in technology: email, word processing, photos, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as well as a great sense of humor.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Able to work occasional nights and weekends for special events.


Full Time, 12 month

Monday – Friday 11 AM to 6:15 PM during the school year (September through April)

Monday – Friday, 9:45 to 6:15 PM during peak camp planning season (April through June)

Camp scheduled hours full time.


Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits offered including medical, dental and vision insurance and a retirement plan.

Physical Demands of Position

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a school employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions.  Reasonable accommodation may be requested to enable individuals to perform the essential responsibilities of the job:

  • Ability to sit, stand, move, communicate, hear and read during the course of normal teaching activities;
  • Able to think and concentrate for sustained periods of time, and to perform teaching responsibilities with patience and professionalism required to effectively work with children;
  • In person attendance necessary to perform essential job functions;
  • May be exposed to childhood illnesses.

Clearances Required 
Required Screenings: TB Assessment Clearances: Livescan background check

CDS is an equal opportunity employer.

Our community is diverse in many ways, inclusive of race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender spectrum, age, ability, and more. We welcome and value the same in our faculty and staff.



To apply, visit or call 415-861-5432 ex.349 if you have any questions


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