Y.O.U. Afterschool Program Manager - Edison Elementary School
Youth & Opportunity United
June 29, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Founded in 1971, Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.) is a youth development agency that provides services and leadership to meet the emerging needs of young people and their families in the communities we serve. Y.O.U. currently offers a range of year-round services – from afterschool enrichment and mentorship to clinical counseling and crisis intervention – that empower more than 1,500 young people annually.
Y.O.U. seeks to build a strong pipeline and talent pool of dynamic Afterschool Program Managers for our out of school time sites. We are currently placed in a number of great schools in Evanston and Skokie. The Afterschool Program Manager will lead youth programming, supervision, and community relations in one school site. This is a full-time position with an anticipated start date of July/August 2018.
The Afterschool Program Manager reports to the Director of Out-of-School Time Programs - Elementary School.
Summary of Role:
Ensures that our out-of-school time and summer programming addresses the academic, social, and emotional needs of youth through an array of educational and enrichment activities.
Serves as a key ambassador for Y.O.U., partnering with school staff, students, parents, and the surrounding community.
Supervises and mentors a qualified staff team.
Implements curriculum that follows Y.O.U. standards, communicates with parents, and maintains a safe and nurturing environment for the children.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
Implements high-quality, intentional out-of-school time and summer programming.
Develops and coordinates out-of-school time and summer programs, including academic assistance, life skill development, parental involvement, recreation, and cultural enrichment.
Ensures programs meet the needs and interests of students, offer a variety of programs and incorporate our youth development strategies.
Plans, manages, and facilitates out-of-school time programming and activities, sometimes leading activities with groups of 40 or more students.
Coordinates student recruitment efforts, ensuring large and diverse student participation in programs.
Ensures smooth operation of program through team leadership and supervision.
Leads and supervises a program team of staff, students and volunteers that consists of 10-15 people.
Monitors the quality of programs, and provides ongoing feedback to drive continuous improvement.
Provides day-to-day supervision of site based staff and contractors; ensure that program staff are delivering high quality activities, services, and the day-to day supervision of youth.
Works closely with other agency staff members to support overall agency operation.
Completes all agency expectations related to monthly reports, budget compliance, documentation, facility maintenance and ensure that compliance with funding requirements is met on a timely basis for programs.
Works in collaboration with other Afterschool Program Managers to develop and achieve program goals.
Builds relationships between afterschool programs and schools, families, and the wider community.
Acts as a key spokesperson of the organization in the community.
Plans and implements Family Nights, parental involvement activities, conferences, IEP evaluations, social work meetings, community celebrations, and student showcases.
Facilitates communication and coordination between program providers, school personnel and families.
Assesses and identifies additional community resources, makes appropriate referrals and linkages for families and students, and facilitates on-going communication between service providers, teachers, parents, and students.
Nurtures supportive and collaborative relationships with parents, school administrators, teachers, students, and community representatives, to identify and meet common goals amongst these stakeholders.
Bachelor's degree required; master's degree in relevant field (such as education, psychology, sociology, social work, human services, or related social service field) is a plus. Educational background in child development, including courses related to school age children, is also preferred.
Minimum of 3 years of experience working with elementary age youth through youth development, education, or case management.
Minimum of 3 years of experience managing complex and multi-faceted programs with measurable successes and program growth.
Demonstrated leadership experience in an educational setting, youth development agency, or out-of-school time program.
Demonstrated experience in direct classroom or family support work with families of diverse economic backgrounds.
Strong interpersonal communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to interact with individuals from a wide range of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
A strong ability to initiate projects and develop and implement an array of social-educational activities on an independent basis.
Self directed and experience in creating a collaborative and innovative workplace culture with teachers, students, families and administrative staff.
An energetic personality with and around youth.
Experience in and passion for youth services, with a youth development orientation, and an understanding of educational standards and minority student achievement.
Proficiency in using technology as a management reporting tool.
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for Y.O.U.'s mission.
Other: Must have regular access to a car, valid driver's license, and auto insurance which must meet or exceed Y.O.U. agency standards for liability coverage.
About Youth & Opportunity United
Potential is universal, but opportunity is not. Y.O.U. works to ensure every young person has the opportunity to succeed. We partner with families, schools and community to provide academic, social and emotional support where it is most needed, closing the gap between youth and opportunity
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