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.
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION
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.
ADVOCACY AND CASE MANAGEMENT
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.
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.
PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS NECESSARY TO PERFORM THIS JOB:
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
1925 Pike Rd STE 202
Longmont, CO 80501
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