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Program Director at I Have a Dream Foundation

  • 9 Aug 2021 11:48 AM
    Message # 10920356

    Job Description

    Program Director

    FLSA Status: Exempt

    Are you an educator interested in applying your expertise to the nonprofit sector? Are you passionate about working with youth utilizing a strength based, holistic approach? We are a local nonprofit in Boulder County, serving youth and families from 1st grade to post-secondary. If you're a team player, passionate about making a difference, and enjoy having fun, this is the position for you. 



    The Program Director (PD) reports to a designated Senior Director. The PD oversees and implements all aspects of day-to-day programming for a given cohort of 40-70 Dreamer Scholars (currently school age: 5th graders) working toward program outcomes that include social & emotional development and wellness, thriving in educational contexts and the pursuit of post-secondary education and/or a meaningful career. The Program Director role supports this cohort of Dreamer Scholars as they age and transition from grade to grade.



    • Plan, organize, oversee, and implement year-round, age-appropriate programming that includes a mix of after-school, summer, case management and parent/family workshops which support social & emotional development, cultural pride, and educational success. 

    • Provide individualized case management support to Dreamer Scholars and families/caregivers for an ongoing basis.

    • Coordinate tutoring and mentoring programs for a cohort of Dreamer Scholars. 

    • Develop authentic and meaningful relationships with each Dreamer Scholar that grows and changes over the lifetime of the relationship.

    • Support social/emotional development and life skills.

    • Arrange a regular schedule of cultural, social, recreational and community service activities that expand horizons and support youth needs.

    • Develop career awareness and job training for Dreamers and help create meaningful job and internship opportunities

    • Provide individual Dreamers and their families referrals to appropriate community resources as needed.

    • Manage program budget.

    • Ensure data entry and collection utilizing data management system, Salesforce. 


    • Develop strong reciprocal relationships with parents and caregivers that empower them and their Dreamer 

    • Conduct home visits as necessary and provide individual case management for each Dreamer, ensuring that academic and enrichment needs are identified and addressed

    • Support activities such as workshops, discussion groups, recognition events and holiday celebrations for Dreamers and their families

    • Advocate for Dreamer Scholars in professional and academic settings

    • Maintain organized Dreamer Scholar case management files and records utilizing Salesforce, related to program activities, including documenting Dreamer Scholar grades, school attendance, “I Have a Dream” participation, and results of one-on-one intervention, and family involvement, etc.

    • Prepare Dreamers and their parents for high school graduation, applying for financial aid, and planning for post-secondary education or employment

    • Organize college campus visits and help Dreamer Scholars access professional guidance in selecting colleges


    • Supervise and manage AmeriCorps members and/or a Program Coordinator.

    • Plan, coordinate and supervise volunteer and work-study tutors and tutoring program

    • Plan, coordinate, and oversee mentoring programs at site & supervise mentors.


    • Build and maintain partnerships with community agencies and businesses that support IHDF programming. 

    • Develop and maintain close working relationships with school officials, faculty and staff; create a smooth transition between school day and after-school curriculums.

    • Review academic performance and attendance records of Dreamers; participate in parent-teacher conferences; IEP meetings, SST meetings, and support and promote parent engagement.

    • Represent “I Have a Dream” to community groups and forums.


    • Oversee consistent communication with parents/families/caregivers and Dreamer Scholars regarding programming, community resources, and other opportunities including translating messages into Spanish as needed.

    • Provide regular reports to the “I Have a Dream” Foundation Board of Directors of updates and progress of programming toward outcomes.

    • Participate in organizational committees as needed.

    Minimum Qualifications


    • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in education, social work, or human services preferred or equivalent experience. Teacher certification is a plus.


    • 3 years’ experience teaching or implementing/managing programming for youth and families.

    • 1-2 years prior experience managing/supervising staff toward professional growth and development. 

    • Experience working with multicultural families and children.

    • Prior non-profit and volunteer management experience preferred.

    • Experience conducting home visits preferred.

    Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

    • Professional level Spanish speaking, reading, and writing skills required.

    • Ability to work collaboratively within a team toward common goals.

    • Strong group facilitation skills.

    • Strong organizational, oral, and written communication and computer skills.

    • Ability to create safe, inclusive spaces for youth and families to learn and thrive. 


    • Reliable transportation, good driving record and insurance, required.

    • Ability to learn how to drive a minibus that carries up to 14 youth. 

    • Some evenings, weekends, and conference travel.


    • Salary Range: (Grade 2) $44,700 - $60,700, depending on qualifications

    • Competitive benefits (Health insurance, disability benefits, retirement, vacation, sick time, and holidays)


    An Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to diversity

    Last modified: 9 Aug 2021 12:02 PM | Perla Delgado


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