Director, After School & Expanded Learning Programs

Type: Full-Time

County: Santa Barbara

Agency: Santa Barbara Unified School District

Agency Description:

Located in Santa Barbara, CA, the Santa Barbara Unified School District consists of 22 traditional, continuation, charter and alternative schools on 21 campuses. Established on June 6, 1866, Santa Barbara’s educational tradition is one of the oldest in the state of California. Its traditions are rooted in the 18th century Spanish era. For over a century, our graduates have gone on to become community, state, and nationally recognized leaders.


Reports to: Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education

Salary Range: Range 21, Management Salary schedule $115,923.04 for a 225 day contract.  There is also an annual stipend for a Master's degree and for a Doctoral degree.

Benefits:  Eligible to participate in District health, vision, dental and term life insurance.

Under the direction and supervision of the Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education,the Director of After School and Expanded Learning Programs will plan, organize,and direct the After School/Expanded Learning operations and activities; coordinate, direct and monitor instructional activities, curriculum standards, personnel and communications to meet school district needs and enhance educational effectiveness of the After School/Expanded Learning programs; collaborate with internal and external partners; write grants provide oversight, and manage grants/contracts; supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.

Essential Functions:
The position includes but is not limited to the following list of representative duties:

  • Plan, organize, and direct the after school programs funded by the Early Education and Support and the Expanded Learning Divisions of the California Department of Education; establish and maintain related timelines and priorities; manage programs and activities to meet the goals and objectives of Educational Services; assure that related activities comply with established standards, requirements,laws, codes regulations, and policies.
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel; interview and select employees and recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions; coordinate subordinate work assignments and review work to assure compliance with established standards, requirements and procedures; advise staff regarding professional development ;assure employee understanding of established requirements.
  • Coordinate after school and expanded learning program activities, communication and information between administrators, departments, staff,faculty, families, school districts, outside organizations, the community and various local,State and federal agencies; assure proper and timely resolution of staff, child and parent issues, concerns and conflicts related to after school and expanded learning.
  • Provide consultation and technical expertise to administrators,staff, faculty, outside agencies,families and the public regarding after school and expanded learning programs; respond to inquiries and provide detailed and technical information concerning program operations,activities, services and related standards,requirements, laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate activities to enhance faculty and staff understanding of educational practices, curriculum standards and instructional strategies; develop, implement and conduct staff and parent training sessions to enhance understanding of after school/expanded learning standards,practices, and procedures.
  • Plan,organize and direct registration services to facilitate and enhance enrollment in all after school programs; review, verify and evaluate program applications; monitor and approve enrollment as appropriate.
  • Assure adequate resources and personnel to meet after school and expanded learning program needs.
  • Participate in the preparation and development of the annual preliminary budget for after school and expanded learning programs; review and evaluate budgetary and financial data; control expenditures and assure compliance with established limitations; research and obtain grant funding as directed; prepare related documents and correspondence .
  • Monitor and evaluate program services and activities for educational effectiveness and operational efficiency; develop and implement policies and procedures to enhance the educational effectiveness and operational efficiency of after school/expanded learning programs.
  • Oversee and participate in the preparation and maintenance of various records, reports and files related to children, enrollment, reimbursements, attendance, food programs, funding, compliance action plans, parents and assigned activities.
  • Direct and participate in the compilation and evaluation of enrollment and attendance data for assigned programs monitor area demographics and adjust programs to meet community needs as appropriate.
  • Provide technical information and assistance to the Associate Superintendent regarding after school/expanded learning activities, needs and issues; assist in the formulation and development of policies, procedures and programs.
  • Work with partner agencies to develop subcontract proposals for submission of services.
  • Attend  and conduct various meetings as assigned; prepare agendas;  attend and participate in various community  and State meetings and events,councils and  boards as directed; prepare and deliver  oral presentations concerning after school/expanded  learning  programs.
  • Performs other related duties as may be assigned by the Associate Superintendent or Superintendent.


To perform the job successfully, an individual must have related experience in grant writing, youth development, leadership and supervisory skills, report development and implementation, strong oral and written communication background, and the ability to work collaboratively with all stakeholders.  An individual must be able to carry out major duties and responsibilities listed above satisfactorily.

Knowledge of:

  • Budget preparation and management. Ability to work with multiple budgets.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • After school/expanded learning, practices and procedures involved in providing high-quality learning activities.
  • California Expanded Learning 12 Quality Standards,Desired Results Developmental Progress, School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale,curriculum standards and procedures including California State Content Standards.
  • Instructional techniques and strategies related to assigned programs.
  • Local,State and Federal standards and requirements governing after school/expanded learning programs including applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Policies and objectives of assigned programs and activities.
  • Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
  • Supervision of staff for multiple sites
  • Collaboration methodology and strategies
  • Current trends and research concerning youth development
  • Grant writing
  • Organizing and prioritizing work to meet schedules and timelines
  • Computer skills
  • Evaluating staff

Ability to:

  • Assess after school program effectiveness.
  • Operate a computer and assigned software.
  • Plan, organize and direct after school/expanded learning program operations and activities including, but not limited to, instructional activities, curriculum standards, personnel management, community partners, and communications.
  • Understand and be sensitive to those of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.
  • Assure proper and timely resolution of department issues, concerns and conflicts.
  • Coordinate professional development activities.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Meet schedules and timelines.
  • Work independently.
  • Oversee and participate in the preparation and maintenance of various records, reports and files related to assigned activities. 


A BA degree with ECE/Child Development emphasis, 6 units of administration and 2 units of adult supervision, valid multiple subject teaching credential,Child Development Program Director Certification, 6 units of administration and 2 units of adult supervision, and/or Administrative Services Credential or other related credential or certification areas. A Master's degree is preferred.

Physical Abilities:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical agility to sit, stand, kneel, walk, push/pull, twist, turn, bend, stoop and to reach above the shoulders,and horizontally to retrieve files for extended periods of time.
  • Possess manual dexterity.
  • Visual ability to read a computer screen and printed matter with or without vision aids.
  • Hearing sufficient to communicate in person and hold telephone conversations at normal levels.
  • Speaking ability in an understandable voice with sufficient volume.
  • Mental acuity to interpret and evaluate data, define issues, draw conclusions, and make valid judgments and decisions.
  • Physical mobility sufficient to move about the office and school environments for sustained periods of time.
  • Drive a vehicle to conduct work.