Foundation Communities (FC) is a local, homegrown nonprofit. Founded in 1990, we provide affordable, attractive homes and free on-site support services for thousands of families, veterans, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. We offer an innovative, proven model that empowers our residents and neighbors to achieve educational success, financial stability, and healthier lifestyles. We own and operate 25 communities all over Austin and in North Texas.
Position Summary: The Learning Center Manager will lead the development and implementation of educational programs and neighborhood improvement initiatives around an affordable housing community in Daffodil.
Essential Job Functions:
•Manage an afterschool and summer program for school-aged youth, which includes program development, managing program staff, maintaining student data and completing grant reports. Afterschool and Summer Program initiatives will be required to be done in-person however may be conducted virtually if needed.
•Recruit, train and supervise part-time staff to lead youth and adult programs, in compliance with CDC health and safety guidelines.
•Establish on-going communication with community residents and neighborhood partners to determine areas of need and to ensure residents are aware of available programs and resources.
•Work closely with partners, feeder school administration and teachers, and other Foundation Communities departments to increase collaboration in the provision of wrap-around support for students and families.
•Communicate frequently with on-site staff across different departments, direct supervisor and other senior management staff to ensure that information regarding the program and community needs is conveyed.
•Assist in coordination of Adult Basic Education, Health Initiatives and Financial Wellness programs with other departments of Foundation Communities as well as partner agencies.
•Collaborate with other Foundation Communities staff in the areas of fundraising, communications, accounting, etc…
•Research best practices and remain knowledgeable about developments in the field to maintain a successful in-person or virtual program.
•Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Work, or related field required.
-OR completion of college level coursework in child development, child/adolescent psychology, social work or equivalent AND a minimum of 3 years of related work experience in high quality youth programs serving school-aged students, K-5th grade.
-OR 5 or more years of related work experience with high quality youth programs serving school- aged students, K-5th grade that included training in relevant topics such as: Child Abuse Reporting, Program Quality, Behavior Management, Child Development, SEL (Social Emotional Learning) etc. This work experience must include at least one full year working at Foundation Communities’ learning centers in our youth programs.
• Bilingual in written and oral Spanish required.
• Experience providing educational or social services to economically disadvantaged/diverse communities is required.
• At least one year of staff supervision experience.
• Availability to work some evening hours and weekends as needed for programming, parent meetings and other community events arise.
• An understanding of SEL, Mindfulness, and Trauma Informed practices preferred, but not required.
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job the employee will be expected to do light to moderate lifting, along with the occasional moving of furniture. Ability to participate and engage students in light to moderate physical fitness activities is preferred.
Employees working in a physical work environment will be required to adhere to current CDC guidelines around safety and personal protective equipment.
Ability to conduct in-person programming in accordance with CDC guidelines is required.
An occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials may occur. May be asked to clean up bodily fluids with appropriate training and personal protective equipment.
Other: Salaried, Full-time position with benefits. Starting salary is $50,000.00
Foundation Communities is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation & gender identity
Foundation Communities (FC) is a local, homegrown nonprofit. Founded in 1990, we provide affordable, attractive homes and free on-site support services for thousands of families, veterans, seniors, and individuals with…
Foundation Communities provides an excellent benefits package including employer paid health benefits, 401(k) investment opportunity, Employee Assistance Program, paid vacation, holiday, and sick time.
Foundation Communities provides an excellent benefits package including employer paid health benefits, 401(k) investment opportunity, Employee Assistance Program, paid…