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TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineApril 2, 2021
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$40,000-$50,000


As a neighborhood-based nonprofit, Abundant Life’s mission is to demonstrate God’s love through holistic community development in the Prospect neighborhood—a diverse, low-income area of approximately 400 households.  Through a wide array of community partnerships (churches, agencies, businesses, schools, residents, etc.), Abundant Life offers a range of resident-driven programs that includes academic tutoring, bible studies, mentoring, and recreation for grades K-12, and a personal finance program for adults.

Reporting to and working with the Program Director, the Elementary Program Coordinator will have strategic and visionary responsibility for designing weekly academic and faith-based programs for children in grades K-4.  The Coordinator oversees elementary programs for Prospect neighborhood youth who attend Johnson and Jackson-Via Elementary Schools, as well as a team of volunteers who assist them in implementing program activities.  The position accomplishes this through a collaborative and constructive approach, guided by the objectives of the organization.

Job Duties

Program Oversight & Development:

  • Oversee the design, implementation, and ongoing improvement of after-school and in-school tutoring programming for elementary-aged children from the Prospect Neighborhood
  • Provide strategic direction for the academic, social, and faith-based programming by coordinate weekly academic tutoring and faith-based programming for Prospect neighborhood elementary students
  • Oversee administrative duties of elementary programming, including maintaining up-to-date records of program documentation, student records, and consent forms
  • Work with school administrators and faculty to identify students (from Prospect) that could benefit from the program, monitor student progress, and to maintain open communication as needed
  • Oversee tutors, volunteers, and staff supporting elementary program
  • Work with Volunteer Coordinator to secure, orient, schedule, and assign volunteers from various partners and the broader community to support elementary program
  • Oversee and direct lesson planning and curriculum development for groups and individuals based on the needs of students
  • Establish and maintain clear and consistent communication with parents of program participants by conducting in-home parental visits to enroll/re-enroll students, share updates on participant progress, and discuss academic/behavioral concerns or parental support/reinforcement needs
  • Provide required documentation to grant writer/designee for reporting/grant renewal purposes as noted on calendar throughout the academic year
  • Conduct regularly scheduled and ad hoc meetings with elementary program team
  • Duties vary during summer months to include supporting various summer camps and clubs, in addition to planning for the upcoming academic year
  • Work with Director of Community Engagement to development and maintain partnership opportunities with local organizations that can provide positively formative experiences for elementary program participants
  • Maintain clear and consistent communication with parents of program participants
  • Serve as consultant for the development of early childhood and preschool programming
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Competitive salary ($40,000-$50,000)
  • Health and dental insurance benefits

Skills Required


  • Associate degree in education. Bachelor’s degree in education preferred
  • At least two years of elementary teaching experience
  • Demonstrated history of thoughtfully applying faith through their vocation
  • Strong project management skills, including complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details
  • Proficiency with MS Office and Google Suite applications
  • Personal qualities of integrity, dependability, and a passion for working within under-resourced communities
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, Christian Community Development principles
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to lift program supplies that may exceed 20 pounds.

Additional Info

Please Note

Abundant Life is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.  We value high performance, effective teamwork, shared leadership, and inspiration. We believe diversity of staff, thought, approach, and experience provides the optimal environment for our growth, learning, and success.  Abundant Life is a drug-free workplace.


To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to (Attn: Tammy Pendleton, Program Director).  For full consideration, please submit application materials by Friday, April 2nd.  Please note: Applicants will be notified in advance of references being contacted.

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