Program Assistant - Summer 2018 (Montgomery County, MD)

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Program Assistant

Extraordinary talent, extraordinary impact

About BELL

BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) is the largest evidence-based summer learning provider in the United States and a national leader in PK-8th grade out-of-school education.  Founded in 1992, BELL closes the achievement gap in underserved communities through its partnerships with schools, school districts, and other youth-serving organizations to reach 15,000 students annually across the country.

BELL partners design and deploy holistic, scalable summer and afterschool learning experiences utilizing BELL's comprehensive, evidence-based out-of-school-time education solution. Refined and replicated for over 25 years, BELL-powered programs blend rigorous literacy and math instruction with hands-on enrichment, social, emotional development, and community engagement.

BELL strives to make a difference in the lives of children—called BELL scholars—along with their families and teachers.  Standardized tests indicate that BELL scholars consistently gain the equivalent of two months of classroom instruction in literacy and three months in math skills during the summer program.  BELL's summer programs help prevent summer slide, which reverses achievement gains students make during the school year. In addition to academic benefits, BELL scholars experience increases in self-confidence and expectations for the future.

Position Impact on the Organization

Program Assistants will be responsible for assisting the Manager of Program Implementation with the day t0 day program operations in one of our regions. This position is integral to the overall program quality. Program Assistants will be one of the first faces of BELL to parents and will have the opportunity to communicate BELL’s mission clearly and effectively. Your Accountabilities:

This role assists the Manager of Implementation in delivering high quality program to BELL’s scholars and BELL’s partners and clients.  Specific accountabilities include:

  • Manage scholar attendance inclusive of collecting, entering and reporting of data
  • Communicate with parents/guardians regarding enrollment, program logistics and scholar progress
  • Ensuring the academic and social development of scholars throughout the course of the program
  • Serving Assist the Program Director in day-to-day administrative functions
  • Greet visitors, parents, guests and other stakeholders should they call or arrive in person during program hours
  • Escort scholars around program site as needed
  • Assist in supervision of class transitions and scholar dismissal
  • Provide additional instructional support in classes when necessary
  • Support the implementation of field trips, guest speakers, and community service projects
  • Assist with parent events and closing ceremony preparations
  • Other duties as assigned

You are…

A minimum of a High School Diploma with some college completion is strongly preferred for this position, with 1-3 years of administrative experience. We seek Program Assistants that have strong communication (both verbal and written), organization, interpersonal and decision making skills.


In addition to having educational experience, applicants should have:

  • Commitment to teamwork and collaboration with diverse populations
  • Desire to work with elementary scholars and their families in under-resourced communities
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and technological (computer/internet) skills
  • Ability to build relationships and influence scholars, staff, community members & families
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Committed to the goals of the program and approach
  • Love and respect for children
  • Evidence of efficacy and willingness to be a team player
  • Belief and commitment to BELL’s mission and values
  • Academic skills – proficiency in elementary math and literacy
  • Ability to provide and receive constructive feedback
  • Spanish bilingual preferred
  • High school diploma or equivalent with some college or college completion strongly preferred


Professional Growth

  • Gain hands-on experience developing and implementing lessons with certified teachers
  • Engage in best practices to support achievement in under-resourced communities
  • Gain experience relationship building with scholars, staff professionals, and families


Location: Montgomery County, MD
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