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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Position Number:        TEMP006

Assigned Job Title:      Community Engagement Program Leader 

Job Classification:       Temporary, Hourly Management

Department:               KBTC

Supervisor:                  Community Engagement Manager 


Job Summary 

This temporary, grant-funded position is responsible for leading classroom activities as part of KBTC’s out-of-school time programs.  Activities target kids between the ages of 5 – 12 in underserved neighborhoods throughout Tacoma.  Leaders are responsible for leading class activities with PBS KIDS lesson plans to engage kids and provide a positive, encouraging educational experience that helps avoid learning loss during school breaks. Activities range in duration, as needed. 


Essential Duties

  • Lead special activities using PBS KIDS provided content
  • Prepare for daily activities
  • Supervise students at all times during program hours
  • Present activities in a fun and engaging manner that includes all children
  • Provide a nurturing, safe, and fun learning environment for students
  • Other duties as assigned


Other Duties

Please note this job description does not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities. Additional duties and responsibilities will be assigned as deemed necessary to meet college needs.

Special Conditions

  • Must pass a criminal history background check
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License
  • Reliable transportation to attend program site and KBTC Public Television


Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience working with children in school or after-school setting
  • Interest in early childhood education and extended learning


Allowable Substitution

If necessary, alternative combinations of education and experience may be evaluated by  Human Resources for comparability.       


Preferred Qualifications

  • Elementary teaching certificate
  • Two years’ experience teaching in a classroom, out-of-school setting or camp environment



  • Effective use of classroom management strategies
  • Effective team member/leader
  • Calm demeanor under pressure
  • Proficient use of classroom technologies 
  • Works well with diverse group of people
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance on the job
  • A demonstrated understanding and value of the contributions that a diverse workforce can make to the success of the organization and the students we serve
  • Perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, and community and technical college system
  • A demonstrable understanding of the mission, values, goals and objectives of Bates Technical College
  • Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times
  • Model professional decorum and mutual respect


Work Environment 

Work is performed in office and classroom environments, as well as some outdoor activities. 


Mental/Physical Demands 

  • Work requires long periods of standing and sitting
  • Work is performed in a normal, temperature controlled office environment
  • Work is commonly performed outdoors in uncontrolled environments
  • Work in semi-open setting with frequent interruptions and background noise
  • Work directly with students and families
  • Work involves some interruptions and requirement to answer on demand questions by phone, in person, or electronically
  • Move up to 25 lbs. occasionally
  • Occasionally kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing
  • Occasional to frequent change in position from sedentary, standing, stooping and walking
  • Frequent oral and auditory communication with others
  • May occasionally be required to deal with distraught people
  • Requires communication ability necessary to understand instructions and recognize hazardous, unsafe or poisonous materials and/or products
  • Must recognize and appropriately react to one’s own immediate emotional responses to situations while maintaining a professional demeanor
  • Must demonstrate appropriate behavior and attitudes in order not to jeopardize, physical, mental and safety of colleagues or students
  • Must acknowledge and respect individual values and opinions to foster harmonious working relationships with colleagues or students



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Job Description History

Originated 04/15; Determined to be more closely related to ECEAP/Child Care than PTE; Updated and title change from Camp Manager to Community Engagement Program Leader 03/17