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Director of Programs

Posted by
Barbershop Books, Inc.
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New York, NY
New
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Published 14 days ago

Barbershop Books, winner of the National Book Foundation's Innovations in Reading Prize, inspires Black boys and other vulnerable children to read for fun through child-centered, culturally responsive, and community-based programming and content. We seek an entrepreneurial and dynamic nonprofit leader to oversee the operational success and expansion of our three innovative programs: Barbershop Books, Reading So Lit, and the Barbershop Books E-Library. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Programs will be responsible for developing new program partnerships, growing the program team, and supporting the program development, implementation, and evaluation needs of the organization. 

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Responsibilities: 

Leadership:

  • Cultivate relationships with new and existing community partners and volunteers
  • Optimize synergies among programs and community partners
  • Represent the organization for media opportunities and events

Team Management and Development:

  • Recruit, train, and support high-quality program staff, interns, and volunteers
  • Establish key performance indicators and success metrics across programs
  • Model high performance standards, problem-solving, and solution-oriented strategies

Program Operational Management

  • Collaborate with program team to develop standard operating procedures for each program
  • Streamline internal processes to support programmatic efficiency and effectiveness 
  • Use Salesforce and other tools to support consistent communication with program stakeholders
  • Ensure accurate tracking of program contacts, communication, and data in Salesforce

Qualifications:

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a forward-thinking leader with a successful track record of expanding impactful programs. Candidates should be comfortable with and have experience streamlining new and existing processes to operationalize program goals.

  • Commitment to Barbershop Books' mission, vision, and values
  • Experience leading and managing high-performing teams 
  • Experience with program design and community engagement
  • Track record of building strategic partnerships and growing successful programs
  • Comfortable using technology to manage/track communication and performance
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details
  • Understanding of child development, early childhood education, and early literacy

Barbershop Books, winner of the National Book Foundation's Innovations in Reading Prize, inspires Black boys and other vulnerable children to read for fun through child-centered, culturally responsive, and community-based programming…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    May 31, 2022
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
Salary
At least USD $65,000
/ year

Level of Language Proficiency

English required.

English required.

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

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