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Director, Youth Programs

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Deep Center
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Savannah, GA
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Published 16 days ago

Deep’s Director, Youth Programs is a salaried full-time position (40 hours/week) reporting directly to the Executive Director. The Director is responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating the effectiveness of youth programs at Deep Center. The Director manages three of our programs: 1) WREP (Work Readiness Enrichment Program), 2) Drop-In, and 3) Apprenticeships. 

Core Competencies

  • Knowledge of out-school time programming and community resources in Savannah, preferable from Savannah/Chatham County 
  • Experience developing curricula, managing and facilitating programming for systems-impacted youth (e.g., justice-involved youth)
  • Confidence managing high-level strategic partnerships, especially with institutions that intersect with the juvenile justice system (juvenile courts, public schools, law enforcement, foster care)
  • Experience effectively managing a team of three full-time staff or more
  • Comfort and skill interacting with a wide range of stakeholders in a variety of institutional and community settings, including youth and parents, public school educators and administrators, and juvenile court judges
  • An assets-based framework for working with youth and families from diverse cultural backgrounds towards a more just and equitable world
  • Understanding of social, economic, and cultural systems and how historical and contemporary structural injustices adversely affect some communities while benefiting others
  • The ability to think strategically at the systems level to identify and articulate equitable solutions
  • Having an anti-racism lens, and an ability to talk fearlessly about race, class, gender, sexuality, migration, ability, and structural injustices
  • Expertise with program evaluation


General Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to ensure successful impact and outcomes of youth programs
  • Build and maintain strong, strategic relationships with community stakeholders to further Deep’s mission and goals, especially formal partners, organizational leaders, and underground or informal community leaders in the communities we serve and/or want to serve, as well as in regional and national networks strategically important to Deep
  • Develop an annual budget to ensure successful operations of youth programs
  • Compile, maintain, and report on annual programs statistics
  • Recruit and manage creative partners (illustrators, designers, photographers, etc.), as needed
  • Attend key Deep Center events as determined annually by Executive Director at yearly calendar setting and reviewed quarterly at Director Level Meetings
  • Attend regular organizational meetings, such as weekly Staff meetings, Board/Staff retreats, Strategic Planning events 
  • Assist Board of Directors committees as needed 


Human Resource Management

  • In consultation with the Executive Director, oversee the selection, hiring, coaching, and management of youth program employees
  • Direct work of program staff, including supervision and evaluation, training, and team building
  • Organize and attend weekly program meetings to maintain effective communication
  • Oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of recruitment strategies to expand the number of volunteers and staff to support programs
  • Identify program needs and facilitate training and professional development of program staff to respond to those needs


Youth Programs Implementation and Design

  • Supervise design and implementation of youth programs in accordance with mission and goals set forth by the Board of Directors and the Executive Director
  • Analyze trends in programs, identify issues, and develop and recommend solutions to the Executive Director
  • Streamline, develop, refine, and evaluate program curriculum and ensure alignment with Deep method and pedagogy 
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate recruitment strategies to maintain and/or expand the number of youth participating in programs
  • Develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization
  • Implement strategies to facilitate parent/guardian engagement and access to community resources that address participants (youth and families) wraparound needs


Youth Programs Research and Evaluation

  • Evaluate success of youth programs in accordance with the mission and goals set forth by the Board of Directors and the Executive Director
  • Build and maintain strong, strategic relationships with research and evaluation partners
  • Develop program evaluation frameworks and metrics to assess the strengths and areas of improvement of youth programs
  • Coordinate and assist in the development of research and evaluation of Deep method, pedagogy, and impact  
  • Represent Deep Center locally, regionally, and nationally through writing, presenting, and publishing at conferences and other events

Deep’s Director, Youth Programs is a salaried full-time position (40 hours/week) reporting directly to the Executive Director. The Director is responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating the effectiveness of youth programs at…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    July 18, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    July 12, 2022
  • Experience Level
    Mid-level/Managerial
Salary
USD $56,000 - USD $60,000
/ year

Benefits

Position is eligible for a benefits package that includes health, vision, and dental insurance, and generous paid time off.

Position is eligible for a benefits package that includes health, vision, and dental insurance, and generous paid time off.

Location

On-site
Savannah, GA, USA

How to Apply

We are conducting rolling interviews as eligible candidates apply and hope to fill the position as soon as possible. Do not wait until deadline to submit your application.

Email 1) cover letter, 2) resume, 3) sample original program curriculum and/or logic model, and ) two writing samples, using the "send email" button above. Include “Director, Youth Programs” in the subject line. 

EEO/AA

Deep Center is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Job applicants and staff shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical conditions.

We are conducting rolling interviews as eligible candidates apply and hope to fill the position as soon as possible. Do not wait until deadline to submit your application.

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