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Site Coordinator- Freedom Schools

Apply now Job no: 493937
Categories: Temporary
Department: Civic Engagement

Davidson College is requiring new employees hired into jobs posted after August 1, 2021, and all employees with a start date on or later than September 1, 2021, to be vaccinated to help protect the health and safety of our community. New employees will be required to submit proof of at least the first dose of a vaccine on or before their start date and proof of full vaccination no later than 5 weeks after their start date.  Please see the full new hire vaccination policy here.


BASIC FUNCTION: Provide oversight of day to day operations activities of Freedom Schools program at summer site. Support implementation of Davidson College Student Development paradigm at summer site by implementing the CDF Freedom Schools curriculum.


  • Coordinate the day to day operations of Freedom Schools, meaning
    • Communicate and implement the daily schedule for Freedom Schools
    • Coordinate meal times with set up, clean up, and organizing volunteers
    • Maintain accurate site-specific documentation and paperwork
    • Select and implement site procedure for activity transitions and dismissal
    • Coordinate afternoon activities including proper set up and provide support during afternoon activities
    • Submit timely and accurate site supply requests
    • Maintain site inventory (snacks and supplies)
    • Communicate and implement Davidson College/Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools selected theme at summer site
    • Given existing framework of Freedom Schools Finale, connect with SLIs periodically to ensure that selected projects are on target for presentation
    • Greet and introduce Harambee volunteer readers 
  • Provide developmental support for Servant Leader Interns including
    • Clearly communicating & maintaining behavioral expectations for SLIs and scholars.
    • Providing feedback to SLIs in an effective and positive way on their interactions with scholars, each other, parents and delivery of the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools curriculum
    • Delegating site tasks to SLIs as appropriate and assist SLI Floater when necessary
    • Supporting group problem solving during daily debriefing sessions with SLIs
  • In partnership with the Director, maintain positive communication with Scholars, Servant Leader Interns, and Parents by
    • Creating an inclusive environment that is respectful of a variety of cultures
    • Participating in enthusiastic daily Harambee celebrations
    • Interacting with Scholars during meals
    • Communicating parent observations/suggestions to the Director
  • Attend all required FS events including national and local trainings, program orientation, daily debriefing sessions with interns, and program Finale.


  • Bachelors Degree
  • Experience in teaching and/or after-school programming
  • 1-3 years of supervisory experience
  • 1-3 years of experience with administrative support
  • Strong interpersonal skills and programming skills.
  • Ability to take initiative with limited guidance
  • Familiarity with the Freedom Schools Program
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize competing demands
  • An understanding of and sensitivity to individual cultural history, diverse educational needs, and children’s advocacy is essential
  • Enthusiasm for the Children’s Defense Fund ( and its Freedom Schools program (
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Ability to think critically and analytically
  • Exhibit appropriate behavior and positive attitude; model a mature and professional demeanor


  • Final candidate must submit an authorization for a background check for criminal and child protective findings
  • Candidate must be available for Freedom Schools’ national trainings and local trainings in addition to the summer program. 
  • Site Coordinator National Training Dates: March 24-27
  • Local Training 1 Dates- May 23 -May 27 (preferred)
  • National Training dates- June 1-June 4
  • Local Training 2 – June 6 - June 10 
  • Freedom School Program Dates June 13- July 22

Travel, lodging and meals are covered for national training.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Temporary, Office/classroom environment.  Moderate outdoor activity required.

If interested in applying, please go to and complete the online application, along with a cover letter and resume.  

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

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