Do you know that an interview is a positive learning experience for all of us, even if we are not hired?
Interviews take away the jitters – and they prepare us for bigger interviews, where our chances are greater than they were previously.
Take them in stride, work towards acing them and make sure that you learn from the mistakes you make.
Here is a set of likely interview questions and answers for after school program coordinator position.
Do you feel that it is really necessary to create opportunities for after school programs? Why or why not?
After school programs let students indulge in activities that they cannot perform during regular school. Even if an afterschool program is a remedial one, it provides them with an opportunity to learn what a regular school program was unable to teach. I do believe that after schools are important.
What is your experience working as an after school program coordinator?
I have been involved in coordinating many after school programs, both for elementary and high school students. I have also created, implemented and coordinated the logistics of after school programs for students with special needs.
What specific duties have you performed as an after school program coordinator?
Coordinating development and implementation of afterschool programs, administering assigned budgets, facilitating partnerships with appropriate public and private agencies, creating and implementing procedures and policies for after school programs, coordinating logistics of operations, and ensuring that all security measures are put in place, have been my key responsibilities as an after school program coordinator.
Speaking of students with special needs, do you really believe that they should be enrolled in specialized after school programs? Why or why not?
I believe that they should definitely be given the opportunity to become part of an after school program so that they do not feel left out. Students with special needs are as special as regular students are and deserve all the chances that regular students get.
Do you feel that it is important to be a go-getter in this job?
There is no other way of working. If you do not have a go-getter personality, it is impossible to create and implement school programs at any level. One has to be ambitious, well-organized and a multitasker if one wants to work successfully at this position. Also, it is important to know the academic world (and keep up with its ever-changing demands) if working as an after school coordinator is what you want to do.
Tell us of a time when you had to change an entire after school program due to one small oversight?
I once had to change how an after school program worked because of a student who had a physical disability, but insisted that he wanted to be part of a regular program. While not really an oversight (I was told to make the changes a day before the program was due to start), it did create a problem, which I am happy to say, I overcame quickly.