Site Manager - University of Rhode Island

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $47,500
Maximum: $47,500




Rhode Island
United States


About Jumpstart

Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community volunteers to work with preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Through a research based curriculum, Jumpstart children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late. Join us to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed! Learn more at

Position Overview

The Site Manager is a full year position based at the University of Rhode Island. The primary responsibility of the Jumpstart Site Manager is to implement high quality programming by overseeing the day-to-day operations of the program and to support child outcomes. The Site Manager recruits, trains, and manages college students serving as part-time AmeriCorps members and volunteers to work with preschool children from under-resourced neighborhoods.   

Specific Responsibilities

Early Childhood Education and Training:

·        Facilitate Jumpstart training series for members; adapt or develop training content for members when necessary

·        Observe Jumpstart sessions to monitor the quality of interactions between members and children and the implementation of planned curriculum

·        Provide coaching and feedback to members based on observations

·        Observe and support planning meetings to monitor the quality of team collaboration, meeting facilitation and the design of curriculum to be used in Jumpstart Sessions

·        Work closely with teachers and preschool center directors, negotiating aspects of program implementation

Program Management

·        Plan and manage recruitment process; interview and select all members for site

·        Support members in the completion of expected hours requirements

·        Provide members and Team Leaders with systematic supervision and support, consistent and responsive management, and clear ongoing communication

·        Prepare and submit reports on site fiscal and programmatic performance to national office

·        Work with national staff to ensure grant and programmatic compliance including managing Jumpstart member files to Corporation for National and Community Service and/or grant specifications

·        Provide support and representation at AmeriCorps sponsored events or stakeholder events/meetings

·        Develop and manage content for the Jumpstart member online platform, MyJstart

Campus and Community Partnerships

·        Build and manage high quality Preschool Program Partner relationships

·        Cultivate and manage campus relations to ensure sustainability and success of the program on campus

·        Work with campus-based faculty, staff, and administrators who can assist with Jumpstart member training and recruitment, student supports, and higher education partner relationships

·        Build and manage high quality community partner/stakeholder relationships



•     Bachelor’s degree 

•     2-3 years of prior work experience

•     Strong organizational, management and leadership abilities

•     Ability to prioritize and multi-task in order to meet key tasks as scheduled

•     Competency in Microsoft software, especially Outlook, Excel, Word, and Power Point

•     Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with community partners, preschool staff, and the general community

•     Commitment to Jumpstart’s core values: learning, connection, determination, joy and kindness

•     Ability and willingness to travel to assigned locations/sites as necessary

•     Experience and comfort working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and communities

Preferred or Ideal

•     Background or experience in an early childhood setting

•     Prior work experience in a higher education setting and/or managing college students

•     Prior experience/interest in social justice, or diversity, equity, and inclusion work

•     Prior experience in supervising others; including ability to provide verbal and written feedback

•     Experience working in Rhode Island urban environments

•     Ability to manage basic fiscal matters such as budgets


Approximately 15% local travel


Excellent benefits package, including health, dental, and vision plans; generous PTO and sick time; paid holidays; and a 401k plan with an employer match, along with a great work environment! 

Level of Language Proficiency

English fluency required

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please complete an online application.Both a cover letter and resume are required to complete your application. Applications without a cover letter may not be considered. Candidates will be reviewed on an on-going basis. Please upload/attach your resume to your applicant profile as well as your cover letter.