Job Description

Grade 111: SALARY PLACEMENT= $19.30 TO $22.06 per hour, depending on experience. 

The PEER Lead plays a critical role in a school’s mission to support student success, ensuring an equitable distribution of resources, and ensuring equitable outcomes for all by providing the day-to-day supervision of the District’s PEER Program for children at schools. The position requires the ability to work flexible hours and serve in a cooperative capacity with the Principals at schools, the Before and After School Program Coordinator and families.


  • Oversees the day-to-day operation of the PEER program during the school year at a site-based level.
  • Assist the Intersession PEER Lead during breaks as assigned to help facilitate our extended year program.
  • Provides support to school programs and arranges for substitutes at sites as needed.
  • Assists in the hiring process for PEER support staff members and other program employees by making recommendations for employment or conducting interviews as directed by the Before and After School Program Coordinator or the school Principal.
  • Assists in the yearly evaluation of PEER Staff.
  • Oversees the site meal ordering, disbursement, and all documentation for the nutritional program for PEER Club and the After School Athletic program.
  • Implements recreational activities and other enrichment programs to stimulate the growth of children at each school site.
  • Facilitates and/or conducts in-services and staff development activities and trainings for program employees.
  • Obtains and recommends the appropriate furniture, supplies, and materials to operate the program at each school site.
  • Prepares and provides parent information packets explaining the program rules, expectations and other pertinent information as it relates to the PEER program and works collaboratively with school district administrators to resolve concerns.
  • Assists with record-keeping for the program and recommends budgets and program operational activities.
  • Assists with licensing school facilities in accordance with state licensing procedures and ensures the program maintains compliance standards throughout the duration of the school year and breaks.
  • Provides support to program staff by creating templates and producing documents that allow the daily operation to be successful and efficient.
  • Assists with program enrollment including the collection of required documentation for every participant per licensing requirements.
  • Manages staff personnel files in accordance with the regulations set forth by the Office of Childcare Licensing.
  • Provide staff work schedules and the programming of daily activity schedules for all employees to follow.
  • Responds to emergencies or significant site problems as necessary.
  • Manages employee time records.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


·         High School diploma or GED.

·         Proven ability to work effectively with children, staff and families in a supervisory capacity.


·         60 semester hours of study, Associate’s Degree or Bachelors Degree

·         Bilingual (Spanish/English).


Knowledge of:

  • Best practices in program and personnel management, particularly in a school or after-school recreational setting.
  • Arizona childcare rules and licensing regulation guidelines

Skilled in:

  • Building relationships with students, families, and PEER staff.
  • Providing high-quality programming in an after-school setting.
  • Microsoft Applications systems.

Ability to:

  • Provide leadership over after-school program at schools.
  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and PEER staff.
  • Produce reports as needed.
  • Be self-directed and work without direct supervision.

 Core Competencies:

* Accountability                                   

* Teamwork                   

* Concern for Order                         

* Developing Others


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit.  The employee must use hands, arms, and fingers to input data, handle, feel or reach; employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs. such as boxes, supplies, etc.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud and can vary in temperature. The nature of this position is fast-paced and may occasionally be thought of as stressful. Through interaction with the public and other district employees, the employee may encounter different scents.


At Phoenix Elementary School District #1, we are Inspiring Every Child to Achieve, educating the future leaders of Phoenix! We’re looking for passionate people who want to shape the future to join in our mission of offering all students an excellent and equitable education. The education of our children is a shared responsibility among our community, and we encourage you to apply for the opportunity to be part of that.

Every member of our Phoenix #1 family-from our top leadership team to our bus drivers, our nutrition team to our nurses, and our teachers to our technology gurus is shaping the lives of our students every day. We also drive forward the goals of ensuring equity and excellence for all students. It’s not just our work; it is our passion!

We are a Pre-Kindergarten through 8th-grade school district in Phoenix, Arizona, established in 1871 as the first free public school district in Arizona. The district boundaries cover an area from 16th Street to 23rd Avenue, and Buckeye Road to Thomas Road.


  • Our 15 schools are in the heart of hip Phoenix.
  • We are educating the future leaders of Phoenix.
  • We have a district-wide Equity Commitment, Statement and Plan.
  • We are accessible by Phoenix Light Rail.
  • We want you to relax and refuel with healthy vacation time.
  • We have University partners that offer discounted tuition.


The statements in this job description describe the essential function and requirements as assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. Job descriptions are subject to change. Employees must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and extensive fingerprint and background check. Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity gender expression, age, or national origin is prohibited. Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons.PESD1 is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Lauren Pagnotta, HR Coordinator, at (602) 257-6072 at least 3 days in advance.

This position requires a DPS Level One IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card.

All PEER positions require a valid Arizona DPS Level One IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card prior to your start date. The cost for this card is $67.00. To apply online for an IVP card please visit:


If selected for hire the following items will be required for your new hire appointment:

Proof of your MMR vaccination

Proof of a current negative TB skin test

Proof of your pertussis vaccination

4 current letters of recommendation

Official sealed transcripts showing the award of at least 60 college credits or an AA degree or a copy of your HS diploma or GED.

This position is eligible for benefits. Learn more about our plans here: 

Primary Location: DISTRICT WIDE

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information
Name Curtis Johnson
Phone 602-257-4001

Applications will be accepted beginning
Saturday, December 2, 2023 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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