The Summer Families to College Program Coordinator, provides planning, oversight, coordination, and assessment of Appel Farm’s Families to College summer programming. Families to College, a collaborative effort, cultivates family bonds and improves academic and employment success in Cumberland County through a comprehensive whole-family mentoring program. The Coordinator will work closely with Appel Farm staff and the staff of collaborating agencies including United Advocacy Group, Cumberland County College and the City of Bridgeton. The summer programming will allow families to explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) career fields, while also learning, playing and growing together.
The position entails a part-time 25-35 hours a week, starting approximately the first week of July through Aug. 17th. The start and end dates can be flexible. Highly successful performance will allow the person to be considered, if interested, in a full-time year-round position. The Families to College program is based primarily in Bridgeton, New Jersey at the Families to College Campus Center with some activities occurring at Appel Farm’s campus in Elmer, New Jersey. Applicants must be able to commute to both sites and possess a valid driver’s license and clear driving history.
The Summer Program Coordinator should be an individual who enjoys working with people of all ages and backgrounds and interfaces comfortably with others. They must value the arts and the role it plays in the development of youth and families. They must be consumer-oriented, friendly, flexible and professional. They must be able to communicate clearly and effectively, be well organized, detail-oriented, as well as patient and good humored. They must be self-directed yet be able to work as part of a team.
Implement effective programming for the Families to College program, which is likely to include oversight of creative projects for teens and their families, activities at STEAMWorks, games, field trips to local sites like the Cohanzick Zoo or waterpark, and a variety of additional activities.
With the Director of Arts Education and Outreach, plan off-site programming for the summer. Much of the planning has occurred, but this position requires the final detail planning and execution.
Create an inclusive, kind and safe environment for all programming to occur.
Problem-solve any issues that may arise between students or families participating in the program using Appel Farm’s approach of collaborative problem solving. (Training provided)
Interface with teaching artists and clients for all outreach activities.
Assist teaching artists, guest speakers, etc. with any preparations or programming as needed.
Regularly monitor program to ensure program goals and objectives are being met.
Track spending in order to provide a final financial report.
Maintain accurate and detailed records for all programs, including participants’ and
partners’ data in the database.
Document programs (photos, videos, testimonials, etc.) if possible.
Assist with other program related activities.
25-35-hour workweek; must be available on some weekends and evenings. Schedule will be clear upon hiring. Some flexibility may be necessary.
Must possess a valid driver’s license, with a clear driving record, and ideally feel comfortable to be trained driving a 15-passenger van to transport families.
Salary for the summer will be based on previous experience in a range of $15-$20 per hour.
Applicants should e-mail cover letter and resume to Cori Solomon, Executive Director at email@example.com. Questions can be directed via e-mail or by phone to 865-358-2472 ext. 109.
This new educational partnership program is designed to help Families to College participants gain workplace experience and skills as employees in the Appel Farm Arts Camp Dining Hall. The general kitchen position will include a variety of work including, but not limited to, dining hall setup, food preparation, cooking, meal service and cleaning.
The application process is open to all Families to College participants (including parents) who are 16 years of age and older. The program includes transportation to and from the Campus Center in Bridgeton for all per-scheduled shifts. If participants choose to pick up extra shifts for additional hours, they are responsible for their own transportation (hours may not exceed 40 per week).
Also included is one-hour of weekly career training (Mondays) that covers sections on creating resumes, navigating online job sites, leadership and communication training and more!
APPLICATION DATES: June 1-8, 2018 INTERVIEWS: June 11-13, 2018 REQUIRED TRAINING: June 22 & 23 (6 hrs. per day, paid) WORK DATES: Monday-Friday, June 25-August 17 WORK HOURS: 9 AM to 3 PM, 30 hrs. weekly DAILY PICK-UP: 8:20 AM @ Campus Center DAILY DROP-OFF: 3:45 PM @ Campus Center
Not all applicants are guaranteed a position, and selection will be based on application, interview, and references. The Appel Farm Arts Camp Head Chef will conduct all interviews and make all hiring decisions. Employee participants will be required to provide two legal proofs of ID (photo ID or Drivers’ License and Social Security Card), and complete tax paperwork to be paid. Paychecks are delivered every other Friday. Once selected as an employee, participants’ job performance will be evaluated by the Head Chef, and held to the same standards as all other employees. Termination of employment, and therefore participation in the program, can occur based on these evaluations.
The Press of Atlantic City published a feature story and editorial on the Pascale Sykes Foundation and the positive impact its Whole Family Approach has had on low-income, working-class families throughout South Jersey.
Below you will find links to the editorial and feature story.
Families to College – Quarter 2 Career Exploration Workshops – April 16 to June 15
These workshops are for the whole family and are meant to encourage exploration of different career paths!
Sign up for a 9-week workshop by Friday, April 13!
Design Workshop – Amy Dion
You will get to work with various tools in visual arts and design. You will explore design styles, apply design principles and generate projects with your vision.
Theater Workshop – Zoe Built
You are the star of the show in this workshop where you will explore the world of theater through creative expression, character development, and making decisions. You will explore ways to express yourself physically and vocally through fun theater exercises.
Programming Workshop – Noah Halstead
You will be empowered by technology in this workshop where you will gain practical computing and programming experience that will prepare you for careers in technology and beyond.
Natural Science Workshop – Rob Albert
Using real world examples, you will learn to formulate questions that will enhance your exploration of the natural world. You will collect and use data to lead you on the path to finding some of the answers to your questions about the natural world.
Community Health Workshop – Carolyn Smith
You will look at how societal factors influence people’s health and wellbeing and will explore different ways of improving health and preventing disease. By exploring the relationship between health and the community you will learn how to be an advocate for good health in your community.
Art and Society Workshop – Connor Kealey
You will explore the multi-layered ways that art has created change and progress in our world. Gain an understanding of the place of art in reflecting, shaping and critiquing society.
Families engaged in the Families to College program are invited to take part in events throughout the time that Bridgeton Schools are on Spring Break. This is a chance for families to bond and learn new things about one another. There is something for everyone in this week so don’t miss out!
Click HERE to register and RSVP for the following Spring Break events:
Visit LaSalle University and Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts. Round trip transportation, lunch and afternoon snack provided. Tour both colleges, do an art activity and take in the sights and sounds of the city with your family!
BUS LEAVES – 9:30 AM, BUS RETURNS – 5 PM FAMILIES TO COLLEGE CAMPUS CENTER 40 E. COMMERCE ST. BRIDGETON, NJ 08302
Yes. Bring your aunt and uncle and grandparents, too. No pets though, sorry.
Will the Campus Center be open for regular hours during Spring Break?
No the Campus Center will be closed for regular hours from March 30 at 6 p.m. until April 9 at 2:30 p.m. (when Quarter 2 will begin)
What should I bring and how should I prepare for the trip on Wednesday?
Wear appropriate attire for visiting a college and for the weather conditions the day of the trip.
Entertainment for the bus ride.
Other questions? Email Connor Kealey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 856-358-2472
We hope that your whole family will join us. If parents cannot attend, and a child or children will be attending under the supervision of FTC Staff, please complete the form below for each child under the age of 17 who will be attending.
This is our first in a monthly series of newsletters from Families to College. Look for this each month so that you can stay up to date with the different activities, events and opportunities at the Campus Center and beyond!