About Sunrise of Philadelphia

Sunrise of Philadelphia is an out-of-school time provider that supports youth who face adversity in discovering their strengths, experiencing success and preparing for their futures. Since 1999, Sunrise has provided high-quality youth development programs to more than 1,000 youth annually, including academic enrichment, career and college programming and workforce development. Sunrise has a proven track record and strong working relationships within South and West Philadelphia. In all its work, Sunrise utilizes a trauma-informed approach and strives to embody the following three core values: Family, Transforming and not Transacting, and "EduFun" - Education through Fun!

Job Description

A Sunrise Site Director will be responsible for the management and coordination of all or a portion of the organization’s activities at a School District of Philadelphia location, under a grant from the City of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, or grants from other entities.

The Site Director is a member of Sunrise’s administrative team and will be responsible for all operations of the site and/or cohorts assigned to them. They will work with their staff and Sunrise administration to ensure that: students have a fun and enjoyable experience, relationships with School District staff and other partners are productive, staff are supervised and supported in their work, Sunrise’s activities run successfully as scheduled and meet grant deliverables, Sunrise’s space and materials are cleaned and sanitized, and all administrative tasks are completed daily.

In all activities, the Site Director will use a trauma-informed approach to create a positive, fun atmosphere while maintaining health and safety guidelines in accordance with DHS and Philadelphia Health Department regulations, all grant requirements and the strategic goals defined by the Sunrise administrative team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administrative:
  • Complete attendance records daily via Cityspan
  • Maintain online student roster and individual digital student records in relevant databases
  • Ensure staff accurately complete payroll sheets; submit payroll records on schedule
  • Communicate with families around attendance matters, concerns, logistics, etc.
  • Work with fellow Sunrise administrative team members to ensure all reporting and invoicing requirements are met in a timely, complete and accurate manner
  • Maintain a current inventory of all supplies and work with administration to order and replace materials as needed
  • Cultivate strong working relationships with School District principals, teachers, school staff, as well as any other OST providers operating on site
  • Lead an organizational initiative on a specific topic as part of our continuous quality improvement efforts
  • Supervisory:
  • Work with supervisor to hire and train staff
  • Supervise staff to ensure all Sunrise practices and activities are properly conducted and organizational goals are being met
  • Embody Sunrise’s values and hold others accountable to the organization’s policies and procedures
  • Lead regular staff meetings for the staff at assigned site
  • Programmatic:
  • Coordinate program logistics and schedule
  • Operate in accordance with Philadelphia Health Department and School District of Philadelphia requirements
  • Supervise safe arrival and dismissal procedures for students
  • Supervise programming activities
  • Work with the Curriculum Specialist to help design and implement Project Based Learning (PBL) modules
  • Proactively communicate with caregivers about group activities, individual student success and needs, and organizational updates
  • Address behavior issues with a trauma-informed approach, and refer out to appropriate partners when issues require additional services or supports
  • Manage student participation and behavior using Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, respond to special situations when necessary
  • Provide friendly, professional service to all
  • Other duties as assigned


  • An Associate’s degree or higher in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field
  • At least three years’ experience working with youth
  • At least one years’ experience in a management position
  • Leadership skills and the ability to lead and inspire a team
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and dedication to improving the lives of young people and their families
  • Customer service-oriented; friendly and courteous manner
  • Strong organizational skills: this position is responsible for the sorting, inputting, and filing of large quantities of paperwork and online data
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills: the Site Director must be able to communicate clearly and empathetically with employees, families, partners, and stakeholders
  • Ability to prioritize multiple ongoing responsibilities in a fast-paced environment
  • Adapt quickly to changing demands using written policies and procedures as a guide
  • Experience working in or administering grant-funded programs a plus
  • Familiarity with online learning platforms including Google Classroom, Google Meet, Zoom, Google Drive. Knowledge of web-based database tools a plus.
  • Ability to navigate stairs and lift materials up to 40 pounds.


  • This is a Full-Time salaried position, with a salary range of $35,000 – $37,000 depending on education and experience
  • Benefits include health insurance, vision insurance, prescription drug insurance, and paid time off
  • A Site Director will work approximately 40 hours/week Monday – Friday, with occasional requirements beyond those hours and schedule
  • This position reports directly to either the Director of Youth and Family Services or the Director of Program Quality


All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Sunrise of Philadelphia, including involvement in quality improvement activities, regular team meetings, and a willingness and ability to work within a culturally diverse environment. Sunrise of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Any offer of employment is contingent upon receiving satisfactory references and approval of hire by Sunrise administration. All Sunrise hires must complete required state and federal background checks, and submit a health assessment prior to start of employment. This is a 100% grant funded position subject to grant approval and continuation. Falsification or omission of relevant information in connection with any application for employment is grounds for denial or dismissal.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $35,000.00 – $37,000.00 per year


  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • Monday to Friday


  • Associate (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

Work Location: One location

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