Director of Neighborhood & Organizational Learning Initiatives - NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley

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NeighborWorks Affiliates
Woonsocket, RI
Published 29 days ago

Essential Functions

Management and leadership of all facets of neighborhood learning programming and initiatives; Oversee learning center staffing, programming, operations, administrative functions, facilities. staff training and professional development; Staff supervision, management and evaluation; Program budget oversight, monitoring and planning; Assure ongoing regulatory compliance with all oversight bodies (RI DHS, DCYF, WED, RIDE, etc.); In partnership with Management team, assure program financial sustainability; Build partnerships and ongoing professional relationships with local schools and participant teachers to assure that NWBRV youth programs are in alignment with school curriculum and State standards; Database management to track program outcomes and impacts, and funder reporting as required; Social enterprise business and financial planning to expand learning center programming in NWBRV facilities throughout the Northern RI Region; Oversee participant database, analyzing student data for trends and patterns to develop programming to achieve positive academic and learning outcomes and inspire college attendance, achievement and other indicators of success; Create a collaborative environment that supports parent engagement/participation and personal caring connections with students; Assure that promoting a love of learning and discovery, academic achievement; public service, socio-emotional growth and well-being of participants ground program decision making; Develop collaborations, and MOUs with other partners and stakeholders to further programmatic and organizational goals, and provide asset and skill building opportunities for NWBRV staff; Plan, design and implement organizational training and professional development programs for the organization and various lines of business; Assist with grant-writing and resource development; Policy development and public relations as required; Work with staff to advance an equity and diversity agenda through training programs; Lead and cultivate an organizational learning culture; Inspire staff embrace of organizational mission, and commitment to public service and professional integrity; Work with Program Directors and Managers to develop and provide ongoing training to nurture staff professional growth and success, especially Accessing Home, Learning Centers and Homeownership programs; and Management oversight of a unique Statewide AmeriCorps program focused on resident services, affordable housing and community development.

Other Duties & Responsibilities

Provide management to offer a five day per week, quality, before/after-school program for at least 100 children and youth throughout the year; Maintain compliance with RI DHS childcare center regulations as well as other quality measures by professional organizations; Assure regular staff submission of DHS reimbursements and timely participant payments; Assure timely submission of reports and other compliance documentation to funders and regulators; Work across LOBs to assure that program participants have stable housing situations, take advantage of asset building opportunities and have information on all NWBRV programs and initiatives; Provide monthly narrative and data reports to Board of Directors on program progress and outcomes; Work with the Executive Director and Board to evaluate and assess program effectiveness and impact; Management oversight of Community Builder-In-Residence program; Assure confidentiality of customer/client information; Assure staff implementation of ongoing parent/guardian engagement events; Assist in the development of staff onboarding process; Develop and implement LOB policies and procedures to assure efficient program operations and knowledge management; Assure compliance with legal and contractual obligations; Connect the LOB to other organizational programming to maximize synergy in creating community impact and serving residents; and Oversight of all administrative functions of the LOB.

Staff Supervisory Responsibilities: Education Programs Manager, Accessing Home Program Manager and indirectly, Site Coordinators, Teachers, Assistants and Community Builders-In Residence.

Qualifications & Requirements

 Education and Experience Requirements: Bachelor Degree in Education, Management, Social Enterprise or related field; Seven years of experience in program administration and oversight; Demonstrated experience with management of community learning programs, building program budgets, program development, collaboration, staff supervision, resource development, staff professional development, business planning, and regulatory compliance.

Licenses, Registrations and Certifications: Must possess a current, valid Driver’s License, automobile insurance and have a reliable means of transportation.

Knowledge, Skill and Ability Requirements: Knowledge of afterschool programming and education principles; Proven ability to manage youth programming; Skilled in fundraising and grant-writing; Ability to manage staff and volunteers to enhance program operations; Organizational skills including budgeting, scheduling and implementation, marketing and community outreach; Excellent written communication and presentation skills; and, Experience designing, planning and implementing staff training and professional development programs.

Physical Demands: Ability to travel up to ten city blocks between facilities in timely manner to provide oversight and supervision on a moment’s notice or in case of an emergency; Ability to travel by airplane to attend regional or national trainings and convenings; ability to utilize a computer and keyboard for data input and document writing; ability to remain calm and even-tempered in seemingly chaotic situations; Ability to ascend up four-storeys of stairs in multifamily buildings, since initial resident engagement visits are often held in-person at residents’ homes and apartments;

Work Environment, Dynamics, Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions: Required National, Regional, State and local travel by various modes of private and commercial transportation to attend meetings and/or hold trainings at various sites requiring overnight absences from employee’s residence (approx. 6 days annually for up to six days at a time); sufficient mobility to work in an office setting; Extensive use of computer keyboard. Work is performed primarily in an office environment under pressure and requires the ability to quickly adjust to changing priorities and demands. Work is performed with an extensive degree of independent judgment and action under the direction of the Executive Director.

Other Requirements: NA

Additional Information: Must be bondable by NWBRV insurer; Evening community or board meetings at least twice monthly.

Essential Functions

Management and leadership of all facets of neighborhood learning programming and initiatives; Oversee learning center staffing, programming, operations, administrative functions, facilities. staff training and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    May 4, 2022
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Experience Level
USD $60,000 - USD $72,000
/ year


Health Insurance, Retirement Plan, Life Insurance, 15 Paid Holidays, 10 Sick Days, 10 Vacation Days, 2 Personal Days

Health Insurance, Retirement Plan, Life Insurance, 15 Paid Holidays, 10 Sick Days, 10 Vacation Days, 2 Personal Days


719 Front St, Woonsocket, RI 02895, USA

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