School Program Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Fulltime hourly position at $20 - 24/hr, depending on experience




127 West 127th Street
New York
New York
United States


Harlem Grown is seeking an experienced, responsible and organized manager to oversee our intensive in-school programming at four Harlem elementary schools and one middle school. Our in-school programming includes a Food & Farming curriculum for grades K to 3, daily mentoring in the cafeteria, and management of a school garden at each elementary school. The Manager will report to the Program Director and supervise a team of two full-time educators, two to four mentors, two Food Corps service members, and one to two mentors-in-training.


  • Develop and implement Harlem Grown’s in-school programming with the school program team, ensuring alignment with organizational mission, goals, and resources
  • Oversee program budgets and spending, ensuring responsible management of funds and clear tracking of all expenditures, including POs, reimbursement requests, and expense reports
  • Provide supportive supervision and guidance to school program team of up to ten staff, working closely with the Program Director to hire, train, and provide professional development to the team
  • Collaborate and guide education team to develop and improve school curriculum
  • Work closely with HG agriculture team to ensure that HG staff are helping to maintain, grow, and beautify each school garden
  • Develop and track outputs, impact metrics, and other evaluation tools to guide management decisions, and to inform various stakeholders, including funders
  • Act as a liaison with each school administration, and as an ambassador for Harlem Grown in our schools
  • With support from Operations Director, develop and renew MOUs and Agreements with each school, providing transparency and mutual understanding of project goals and responsibilities of each party.
  • Serve as a role model for youth and reinforce Harlem Grown’s values of honesty, respect, and responsibility


  • Three years experience in education, mentoring, or related youth development field
  • Two years of supervisory experience, preferably overseeing education, out of school time, or other youth development program teams
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Strong leadership and management skills, including the ability to develop productive working relationships with a variety of internal and external individuals and groups
  • Self-motivated with excellent problem-solving skills
  • Enthusiasm, passion, patience, flexibility, and high-energy
  • Proficiency in Google Apps, MS Office and basic understanding of IT and data systems
  • Knowledge of urban farming, gardening, or nutrition, a plus
  • Advanced degree in education or youth development, a plus
  • Bilingual in English & Spanish, a plus


  • Generous Paid Time Off policy
  • Paid holidays
  • Health Insurance *subsidy information will be provided to applicants

Level of Language Proficiency

  • English fluency required
  • Conversational Spanish, a plus

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Please write “School Program Manager -” followed by your first and last name in the subject line.  

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by August 8. Please, no calls.