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Position Title: Leadership Training Program Manager

Reports To: Alameda County Associate Director             

Status: Exempt, Full Time


About Fresh Lifelines for Youth  

Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) is an award-winning nonprofit serving Bay Area youth impacted by the justice system. Our programs connect young people with positive mentors and role models, promote their understanding of the law and their rights, and support them to become leaders among their peers and in their communities. Together with our young people, we also help our juvenile justice systems become more just, humane, and equitable. As a result, FLY increases safety and decreases the costs and consequences of crime.

For more information about Fresh Lifelines for Youth please go to: www.flyprogram.org.

Overview of the Leadership Training Program

The FLY Leadership Training Program is a ten-month program for youth who are interested and motivated to become changemakers in their communities. Youth are identified based on their needs for support particularly around education, legal advocacy, social support, and safety.

Program Components:

Wilderness Retreat: The Leadership Training Program begins with a three-day retreat that takes youth away from their everyday experiences and into nature to bond with their leadership cohort. Through various activities, youth engage in self-exploration, build foundational knowledge to set them up for program engagement, and start to form a FLY community with other youth and staff.

Fun Events and Service Learning: Throughout the program year, youth have opportunities to get together with their cohort and do fun things like go-karting, laser tag, and white-water rafting. At these events, youth get to practice prosocial skill building with the support of peers and staff. In addition, youth work together to identify social problems they care about and design and implement service learning projects where youth learn while also giving back to their communities.

Leadership Coaching: Leadership Training Program youth receive intensive one-on-one support from a FLY Case Manager who works with them to design a Leadership Development Plan focused on goals related to self-sufficiency, skill building, education, and career exploration. 

Outcomes: The Leadership Program leads to decreased justice system involvement, increased educational attainment and increased social-emotional learning for youth in the program.


Leadership Training Program Manager - Position Summary 


The Leadership Training Program Manager assumes responsibility for all functions of the Leadership Training Program and will report to the Alameda County Associate Director. This position will oversee the planning, execution and implementation of the Leadership Program according to FLY’s Theory of Change. The Program Manager will manage program partnerships and cultivate collaborative relationships with system stakeholders and community based organizations to support the basic needs and development of the leadership program youth. This position directly supervises 3 program staff and works in partnership with other county leadership to drive change among youth, within the community, and among systems and policies. 

The ideal candidate is passionate about social justice, youth development, and youth leadership to transform the systems that impact our most marginalized youth. They will have experience mobilizing youth to use their voices and managing collaborative projects to create change. The candidate will have a connection to the Alameda County community and will be familiar with community based organizations. They will be confident in performance and project management to deliver effective program implementation and high quality services for youth. The candidate will have a proven ability to engage, motivate, and inspire others to action. 

Primary Responsibilities:

Oversee and Manage the Day-to-Day of the Leadership Training Program

·        Guide the program team in meeting all program deliverables and outcomes, including meeting program goals in youth recruitment, youth engagement, events, etc.

·        Oversee the planning and logistics for program events including fun events, social justice service learning activities, leadership retreats, professional development workshops, and leadership training to support the youths’ development

·        Collaborate with FLY’s County Leadership and Youth Voice Department to ensure youth receive effective leadership coaching and development; and directly facilitate leadership development activities as needed

·        Manage comprehensive budgets for all program needs, ensuring compliance with government and foundation grants and contracts

·        Enhance Program Policies and Procedures in Collaboration with Alameda County Associate Director

Provide Program Staff Supervision and Performance Management 

·        Hire, supervise, coach, and evaluate a team of 3 direct reports: 2 Leadership Program Case Managers and 1 Leadership Program Coordinator 

·        Support program staff through effective training and coaching to successfully move youth through the development, leadership, and civic engagement phases of the Leadership Program 

·        Lead weekly team meetings and 1:1 meetings with direct reports to ensure cohesion among team members and provide guidance, oversight, and feedback

·        Develop training plans and trainings for staff in collaboration with the County Leadership and Talent team; and conduct performance reviews and professional development plans to provide staff with appropriate feedback and development support

Prepare Grant Reports and Program Audits

·        Compile relevant data and complete monthly, quarterly, and year-end grant reports for program funding sources 

·        Maintain accurate, organized and up to date records of all program and grant components

·        Train and support program staff in their roles and responsibilities for audits

Collaborate with Stakeholders and Community Partners

·        Attend and actively participate in community events, meetings, and committees to understand the needs of the community in which the youth live and to participate in opportunities to engage youth in advocacy work that aligns with the county and program’s systems change focus

·        Lead the LTP in identifying and partnering with community based organizations or companies for the purpose of community building, leadership training, and advocacy work 

·        Develop and maintain relationships with systems partners and community based organizations to recruit youth and to ensure access to resources and opportunities for youth to elevate their voice in the community

Other duties as needed and assigned.

Note: Many FLY events and activities occur during evenings and weekends and require flexibility in staff schedules. Some travel between counties will be required. Remote work will be an option when appropriate.

Qualification and Competency Requirements

Positional Competencies – required for our Program Managers

·        Program Management Experience and Education: BA preferred, ideally in a related field. At least three years demonstrated success providing leadership to staff in a nonprofit, government, educational or private sector organization. Track record of successful program management. Experience developing creative structures of support/accountability among peers and teams. At least three years’ experience working with underserved and disadvantaged youth is preferred. 

·        Project Management: Able to create and implement increasingly complex project plans, manage those plans to intended impact, and adjust course as needed. At least three years’ experience working with underserved and disadvantaged youth is preferred.  

·        External Relationship Builder: Invests in and builds strong, trusted, and ongoing relationships with external partners. 

·        Communication: Uses effective written and verbal communication with staff, teams, and communities served; demonstrates empathy, self-awareness, and listening skills.  

·        Collaboration: Able and willing to work with colleagues within own team and/or across teams to achieve FLY's mission.

·        Strategic Decision-Making: Effectively structures and facilitates strategic decision-making processes; responsibly makes informed decisions to improve organizational health and impact.

·        Cultural Responsivity: Demonstrates the values of diversity and inclusion; fosters environments that facilitate more diverse and inclusive spaces. 

All interested applicants must go to our Careers page on our website, https://flyprogram.org/about/careers/. They will click on the link for our open positions and complete the online application process.

Position Title: Leadership Training Program Manager

Reports To: Alameda County Associate Director             

Status: Exempt, Full Time


About Fresh Lifelines for Youth  

Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) is an award-winning nonprofit serving Bay Area…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Salary

Commensurate with education and experience.

Benefits

  • Healthcare and/or 403(b) stipend, this is above and beyond your salary pay
  • Reimburse for all mileage expenses during the work day at 58 cents per mile, submitted and reimbursed monthly.
  • 10+ PTO days per year plus 12 holiday days; FLY also provides 3-4 additional "rejuvenation days off" twice per year in July and between Christmas and New Year's (these days off are above and beyond your accrued PTO hours)
  • $400 annually toward professional development goals & up to $200 of that amount eligible toward health/wellness needs (gym membership, massage, etc.)
  • Employee Assistance Program (paid for by FLY)
  • Flexible work schedules and occasional remote work days (must be approved ahead of time by supervisor)


  • Healthcare and/or 403(b) stipend, this is above and beyond your salary pay
  • Reimburse for all mileage expenses during the work day at 58 cents per mile, submitted and reimbursed…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Oakland, CA
Associated Location
333 Hegenberger Rd, Oakland, CA 94621, USA

How to Apply

All interested applicants must go to our Careers page on our website, https://flyprogram.org/about/careers/. They will click on the link for our open positions and complete the online application process.

All interested applicants must go to our Careers page on our website, https://flyprogram.org/about/careers/. They will click on the link for our open positions and complete the online…

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