Grinnell Chamber

Program Leader

Part time
Posted: 11/19/2021
Grinnell, IA
Chad Nath



LINK Grinnell is looking for individuals to serve as program leaders for its after-school program for school-age children (ages 5-12) in Grinnell. LINK’s mission is to lead, inspire, nurture, and keep children educated, enriched and engaged in the Grinnell community. 


LINK is working to pull together a number of individuals to help provide coverage for other team members. If an individual cannot commit to every day, or participates in a sport or activity, simply note that information in the application process.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • The position is responsible for the care and supervision of children assigned to his/her group in the LINK Grinnell After-School Program weekdays from approximately 3-6 p.m.  

  • Work directly with the after-school site supervisor to ensure continuity of care throughout the child’s day in the program. 

  • Provide leadership and supervision to children at all times; serving as a positive role model and following all state licensing requirements. 

  • Assist the director and site supervisor to ensure overall success of the program.

Hours/Compensation: This is a part-time, non-exempt position. Compensation is commensurate based on experience and/or education. Position to start at a minimum of $10/hour. 

To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to to apply for employment. Applications will be accepted until all positions have been filled.  


Skill Requirements:

  • Must demonstrate a strong desire to work with children. 

  • Candidate must be nurturing and display friendly characteristics; must be able to relate well with children and be sensitive to the needs and feelings of others. 

  • Must be willing to work as a member of the team to ensure children are cared for in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment. 

  • Must be able to communicate effectively including exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

  • Must display critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously with little or no supervision. 

Employment Standards:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age; preferably someone interested in or pursuing a degree in child development, early childhood or elementary education, or youth programming.

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license. 

  • Capable of lifting 50 pounds on a regular basis. 

  • Ability to work in a variety of weather and temperature conditions. 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Position requires a criminal background and abuse registry check, including fingerprint verification. 

  • Must complete CPR, First Aid, Mandatory Abuse Training program, and Essentials Child Care Preservice program. 

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