Program Assistant Job Announcement


























The KC Freedom School Initiative (KCFSI) is a premiere, nonprofit, youth leadership development organization that provides academic and cultural programs that enhance self-esteem, cultural awareness, and youth leadership skills. Currently our program model operates a host of sites, each serving 100 scholars or between the ages of 5-17 years.  Our program helps children fall in love with reading, with a unique curriculum designed especially for them that generates positive attitudes toward learning. We utilize over 100 urban college students as instructional leaders and intergenerational mentors charged with providing a FUN, safe, nurturing environment where high expectations of all scholars are consistently expected and modeled.  Our literacy and youth leadership development program model utilizes a strengths-based, culturally relevant teaching pedagogy that embraces cultural awareness, civil rights, youth empowerment, family engagement, social action and youth leadership development.  The KCFSI experience connects children to their rich history and culture, and expands their world and possibilities.  This undertaking is vitally important and serves a greater purpose as part of a global effort to eliminate the disparities commonly experienced by our children, and empowers them with a sense of pride, hope, and expectation of greater things to come.  KCFSI is part of a national network that provides summer and after-school enrichment and is currently seeking to expand service delivery to include year-round school-based services.


Seeking a Motivated Self-Starter committed to being a key contributor to the success of the overall program.

Position Title: Program Assistant


The Program Assistant reports directly to the Program Director and is responsible for administrative support that enhances organizational operations, protocols, information management systems, and communications.  This position will primarily coordinate logistics that relate to scholar and staff intake, processing, and general communications to site partners and other stakeholders.


Organizational Support - Support and assist the Program Director on daily program needs and strategic initiatives.  Ensure the timely collection and maintenance of programmatic data (attendance, enrollment, technical assistance requests, human resource processing, etc.)


Administrative – Provide overall administrative support for the program, including staffing, meeting coordination, website management, reports, and any other administrative-related support.

The candidate for this position must have:

  • A High School diploma or GED; some college helpful.
  • Minimum three years organizational coordination and demonstrated proficiency in social networking processing, database management, and data entry skills.
  • Well organized, detail oriented, outstanding project and time management skills.
  • Successful experience managing projects and planning meetings/events that require extensive logistical coordination for hundreds of people.
  • Experience multi-tasking and able to support leadership within a small nonprofit setting that requires all members of a small staff to wear multiple hats.
  • Experience organizing and tracking data in MS Excel spreadsheets and database systems.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems effectively
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Internet navigation, basic web revisions, and all MS Office Software:  MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point, Access, Adobe Acrobat, MS Outlook – Intermediate Skills.  Microsoft Publisher helpful.
  • Ability to create professional correspondence, presentations, and reports to effectively present information to all stakeholder groups.  



Full Time

Job Functions

Organizational and Administrative Support


Urban Youth Literacy & Urban Educational Leadership  

Application Instructions



Hourly Rate

Please email resume and cover letter with recent salary history and salary requirements to the attention of:  [email protected]


$10.00/Hour, plus benefits




Kansas City Freedom School Initiative

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Job Location

Kansas City, MO

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