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Program Director - I have a Dream Foundation

  • 16 Jul 2020 8:35 AM
    Message # 9106299

    Job Announcement

    Program Director

    The mission of “I Have A Dream” is to support children from low-income communities (Dreamer Scholars) to succeed in school, college, and career through academic, social, and emotional support from elementary school through college, and post-secondary tuition assistance.

    We currently seek two,full-time Program Directors to work alongside 60

    elementary and/or middle schoolstudents (DreamerScholars) and their families.

    This is a full-time, salaried position with excellent benefits.


    • Develop relationships with each Dreamer and their families/caregivers to ensure each Dreamer gets individualized academic support and enrichment

      • support social/emotional development and agency, and advocate for Dreamers

    • Plan, organize, and oversee a year-round program of age-appropriate activities to support Dreamers’ academic and socio-emotional development

      • Overseeing academic and enrichment after-school program, coordinating in-school tutoring, providing summer programming

    • Implement academic curriculum/programs to ensure Dreamers develop strong literacy and math skills

    • Supervise and manage two AmeriCorps members

    • Coordinate and supervise volunteer and work study tutors and mentors

    • Develop and maintain strong teams; at the program site, across the "I Have a Dream" organization, and with parents

    • Develop and maintain close working relationship 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, and support parent engagement

    • Build and maintain partnerships with community agencies and businesses

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

    • Conduct home visits

    • Initiate a parent committee and support workshops, discussion groups, recognition events and holiday celebrations for Dreamers and their families

    • Provide individual Dreamers and their families with counseling referrals to appropriate agencies

    • Maintain Dreamer case management files and records related to Program activities, including documenting Dreamers’ grades and school attendance, “I Have a Dream” participation and outcomes

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

    As the Dreamers grow:

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

    • 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 Dreamers access professional guidance in selecting colleges

    Reports to: Senior Director


    • Bachelor’s degree required; preferably in education, social work, or human services

    • Fluent Spanish required

    • Experience working with multicultural families and children

    • Strong organizational, oral and written communication and computer skills

    • Reliable transportation, good driving record and insurance, required

    • Some evenings, weekends and conference travel

    Prior non-profit, teaching and/or volunteer management experience preferred

    Using “Program Director” in the subject line, email cover letter and resume to

    Fax: 303-444-3638 or 5390 Manhattan Circle, Suite 200, Boulder, CO 80303

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