Manager, Scholars Program


Job Type

Full Time

Published:

03/28/2018

Address

1763 Columbia Road, NW
Washington
DC
20009
United States

Description

POSITION PURPOSE

The FLOC Scholars Program serves students in grades 6-12 and beyond, helping them gain the skills needed to graduate from high school, pursue higher education, and succeed in college and career. Through project-based learning, students are exposed to experiences, information and activities that build leadership and persistence skills to help them progress through their educational journey and into a chosen career. As students apply to and enter postsecondary education, the Scholars program continues to provide support and mentoring through regular check in's, distance learning seminars, and professional development workshops during semester breaks.

 

Under the supervision of For Love of Children’s Director of Programs, the Scholars Program Manager oversees and facilitates programming that helps to produce life-long learners that are ready for postsecondary success by: 1) supervising a middle school, high school and postsecondary program 2) directly supervising up to four full-time staff and overseeing the supervision of up to 2 interns, while supporting a diverse pool of volunteers 3) developing and building partnerships with community groups, foundations, and local agencies 4) overseeing curriculum development and providing on-going training for staff, 5) develop and maintain reporting structures that provide meaningful data that will be used to drive instruction, 6) strategically plan for programmatic expansion and infusion of empowerment into program

 

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES

 

Supervision (25%)

The Program Manager is responsible for ensuring that program goals, performance targets, and milestones are met during the fiscal year, especially with respect to academic performance of students and volunteer training. The Manager is also responsible for directly supervising up to four full-time staff members. The Manager also conducts weekly meetings with staff on an individual and group basis; provides an outlet for Scholars staff members to collaborate and learn from one another; supports and builds trust among team members and respects different points of view; and monitors timesheets for Scholars full-time staff members. The Manager is also responsible for maintaining job descriptions for all of the above positions and evaluating staff performance. The Manager also monitors two weekly on-site programs; keeps the Director of Programs apprised of issues and the need for exceptions; is responsible to and delivers quality service to customers; and solicits feedback and seeks to continuously improve customer services.

 

Program Management (30%)

The Program Manager is responsible for researching, developing, and working with the Scholars staff to maintain the program curricula and assessments. The Program Manager oversees acquisition and maintenance of curricular resources & supplies, and ensures that curriculum correlates to best practices in the fields of youth development, college access and postsecondary persistence.

 

In partnership with FLOC Senior Leadership, the Program Manager prepares an annual budget for the Scholars Program and monitors budget expenses during the year. The Program Manager constructs and reviews annual Scholar’s goals through a yearly Scholars work plan; develops quarterly reports demonstrating student progress in both a quantitative and narrative form; provides professional guidance and managerial support to Scholars staff members to ensure that performance targets are met; plans scope and methodology; coaches and mentors team members; monitors progress and resolves problems; delivers quality work products and services; and analyzes weekly data and projections and seeks to meet program goals and milestones.

 

The Program Manager seeks to learn more about FLOC and the organization’s clientele to make a positive contribution; coordinates educational resources for high-need students which may include attending parent/teacher conferences, outreach to school counselors and teachers, requests for IEPs, report cards, and standardized test scores; seeks better ways to accomplish defined work goals and objectives; strives to stay current on new ideas and trends in out-of-school-time programming and the fields of college access and postsecondary success.

 

Partnership Development & Collaboration (5%)

Serves as the liaison with other FLOC programs, the Fred Taylor Scholarship Fund Committee, local schools, and other non-profits; establishes and monitors all new and pre-existing partnerships (i.e. Prep Matters, College Summit, New Futures, etc.) to ensure Scholars is providing high quality programming; serves as spokesperson for Scholars and assists Development Office with fundraising for program; assists the Director of Programs with other special projects and community outreach initiatives as needed; supports and participates in at least one FLOC-wide collaboration initiative during the year; serves as the Scholars program’s spokesperson at organizational and community events; supports and builds trust among team members and respects different points of view.

 

Program Evaluation (15%)

Assists with the development of guidelines for student assessment and creates monthly, semester, and final assessment reports; develops a fall, end of year and summer quarterly report demonstrating student progress in both a quantitative and narrative form; regularly observes Scholars programming to provide constructive feedback to Program Coordinators and assists when needed; discusses assessment data with the Director of Programs on a regular basis; develops researched-based guidelines for student assessment and program progress; assists the Development Team in developing current language describing student results and program highlights on a quarterly basis; develops guidelines for Scholars staff on reporting and collection of data and makes certain that data is submitted timely and thoroughly; establishes guidelines for mid-year and end-of-year reports for individual program reports; evaluates data and program progress across program and mid-year and end year summary report; demonstrates initiative and innovation in report formats. 

 

Curriculum Development and Training (20%)

Coordinates the design, development and implementation of Scholar curriculum; assists with the development of other support sessions that help volunteers effectively serve FLOC students; designs, develops and conducts on-going training for Scholar staff; solicits feedback from staff to strengthen trainings; demonstrates a working knowledge of the curricula, including the necessary expertise, skills and abilities to be successful in this position; ensures that Program Coordinators have content expertise and designs trainings to ensure that they’ll be successful in their role; evaluates both staff trainings and Scholars program curriculum to provide feedback to the Program Coordinators and Postsecondary Success Coordinator for continued program improvement; shows initiative and innovation in seeking ways to improve training and curriculum. 

 

Other Duties (5%)

Works to align current programmatic offerings with long-term strategic growth; is active in creating new curricular resources and supporting program staff to implement new programmatic elements; working with other Managers; plan for expansion in ways that do not detract from current programming.

 

EDUCATION

College degree required. Masters degree preferred.

 Proficiency in Spanish preferred but not required.

 

EXPERIENCE

Working knowledge of project-based programming, 1-2 years management experience, program evaluation and budget experience, as well as knowledge of Microsoft word and Excel required. Experience working with other college access and success tutorial programs and children of different ages is also preferred.

 


Benefits

Outstanding benefits package, including generous retirement and PTO.


Level of Language Proficiency

 Proficiency in Spanish highly desirable

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply, please send a single document with resume and cover letter (with salary requirements) to cadams@nonprofithr.com



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