The Program Director is responsible for all aspects of providing a safe, high-quality afterschool and summer programs that will welcome 150 students in K8.
The Program Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of two ourBRIDGE program sites: The elementary school site with 100 K5 students and 13 staff, and the Middle School site with 50 6-8th grade students and six staff.
The Program Director is responsible for maintaining high-quality programming, managing all transportation and meals logistics, curriculum implementation, hiring, training, leading and overseeing staff, creating and maintaining a safe, positive, nurturing, and inclusive environment, and advancing equity and justice for students, families and staff.
The Program Director will directly oversee eight lead staff members, and will indirectly ensure the high performance of everyone in our team..
The Program Director will work closely with the Curriculum Development Director, Family Support Coordinator, Community Engagement Coordinator, and Financial Director.
Other duties including but not limited to:
- Ability to work from opening to closing of the year-round afterschool and summer programs
- Must effectively advocate for equity and justice within our organization and in the community
- Must be willing to learn and have an open mindset with respect for diverse cultures, beliefs, and values. Cultural humility is a must.
- Demonstrate evidence of adaptability, collaboration, and communication skills to work effectively with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds and with different experience levels
- Ability to establish authority through leadership, effective communication, and embodiment of our LERD (Love, Education, Respect, Diversity) values at all times
- Ability to maintain our established welcoming and supportive work environment for all staff
- Ability to effectively understand and incorporate Trauma Informed Practices into programming
- Ability to identify and implement best practices related to Trauma Informed Care and Equity
- Ability to understand, manage, and report federal and state grant funding in compliance with various funding agency’s criteria
- Ability to clearly convey messages regarding organizational policies, procedures, and practices, and recognize potential issues and apply established ourBRIDGE techniques and problem-solving methods as needed
- Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks and manage projects simultaneously
- Ability to transform ideas into actions and inspire others
- Maximize limited organization and community resources to achieve goals
- Ability to work alone and with others to plan and coordinate recruitment and enrollment functions, community, and other similar events
- Ability to attend evening and weekend events, meetings, and training as needed
- Willingness to establish professional ties with the communities we work with and our partners
- Maintain effective communication and build relationships with all feeder schools
- At least three years’ experience in developing and implementing enrichment programs and working with youth in a classroom, after school, or recreation environment
- At least two years’ experience in a managerial role with direct reports
- Experience working with refugees and/or immigrants
- BA or BS degree
- Ability to speak Spanish or another language besides English
- Community Outreach experience
- Experience advocating for equality or social justice
- Knowledgeable in Trauma-Informed Care practices
- Experience in leadership positions