Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $400,000
Maximum: $50,000
Details: Compensation will be commensurate with experience.



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States


Position Description


Street Smart Youth Project (SSYP) is an innovative youth- development organization, specializing in the provision of evidence- based prevention and early intervention programming for under- resourced youth, young adults and communities. The organization believes in creating a tribal/communal experience which prioritizes dosage over time for optimal impact. SSYP seeks to ensure that all under- resourced minority youth will have affirming, and innovative development environments staffed by a talented pool of educated, skilled, trained and passionate individuals who are equipped to maximize their shared identity to push youth’s personal, cultural, health and academic growth, sociopolitical consciousness, and socio-emotional well-being.


SSYP provides structured ongoing professional development opportunities for its small but mighty team, to build the mindsets, skills, experience, and knowledge needed to actualize effectiveness and create impact within the population served; with the ultimate goal of the advancement of under- resourced youth, families, and communities. SSYP programs prioritize qualitative over quantitative practices.



Street Smart Youth Project currently operates various youth development initiatives, focusing on evidence- based prevention and early intervention services. Specifically, programming endeavors to increase protective factors, whilst decreasing risk factors for under- resourced minority youth. SSYP programming is youth driven and designed to increase self- efficacy and self- determination for all participants.


We are seeking a seasoned, dedicated, motivated, creative and determined professional with expertise in youth development and its fundamental and associated components to lead every facet of the programmatic and innovation work. This is a unique opportunity for a visionary instructional leader who can draw on their experience as a leader to further develop existing programmatic design framework based on theory and evidence- based practices, which impact all facets of health and well- being. The Program Manager will develop and build a strong team, and think through the organizational strategy needed to scale the program in the future.


·        Program Implementation/Design and Development/Evaluation: Fulfill program and organizational mission. Monitor needs assessments and work with Director to design strategies for program/agency operations. Draft program goals, objectives and methodologies. In collaboration with supervisor, collect, evaluate and measure outcomes of program services; plan and execute meaningful activities for program participants; recommend program service adjustments to supervisor as needed.

·        Manage Daily Operations: ensure smooth operations of program and services.

·        Client Advocate: act as advocate on behalf of population served and/or individual Street Smart Youth Project participants when necessary. Hear and address grievances. Act as a resource for advocacy and planning in the community.

·        Budget Management: Oversee expenses as they relate to operating costs for programming.

·        Personnel Management: Recruit, hire, train, coordinate continuing education, supervise, evaluate, and oversee health, morale, welfare of employees and employee terminations.

·        Licensing/Policies/Procedures and other Regulations: Monitor and comply with all agency, Municipal, State, and Federal regulations regarding program operations and or funding requirements/restrictions. Draft/implement with approval appropriate program policies and procedures. Maintain employee and client confidentiality.

·        Facility Operations/Management: oversee that the facilities are in safe, good condition; with a healthy, positive atmosphere.

·        Volunteer Services: with the assistance of program administrative staff, supervise recruitment, training, recognition and termination of volunteers. Ensure that all donors are appropriately thanked in a timely manner.

·        Interagency Relations: network with other providers and attend community meetings on behalf of agency as directed. Meet regularly with supervisor to monitor program progress. Gain and maintain a working knowledge of all contractors and their requirements, inclusive of training all requested trainings on and off site.

·        Reporting: submit monthly and quarterly statistics and narratives to supervisor for use in grant and reports. Complete duties within timelines and budget. Make sure that all time sheets for staff are recorded and reported in a timely manner.

·        Physical Requirements: Occasional lifting of 50 lbs.; able to respond quickly and safely in emergency situations which may involve consumers.

·        Other Requirements: Valid GA Driver’s License and good driving record. Ability to drive a 15 passenger vehicle.

·        Training Requirements: Agency and Department Orientation; CPR and First Aid; Non-Violent Crisis Intervention; and Blood borne Pathogens. An additional 40- hours of professional development training will be facilitated by the organization.


●     5 + years working in a youth development or human services setting , with a minimum of three years supervising a team of professionals.

●     Youth leader experience (e.g. instructional leader, coach, administrator, etc.);

●     Experience designing and conducting youth programming utilizing evidence- based interventions;

●     Experience building, developing, and managing high performing teams; and

●     Experience leading impactful- results- driven programs.


Master’s degree required (preferred disciplines Psychology/Social Work/Public Health). Bachelor’s degree will be considered. The ideal candidate for this role is creative, passionate, thoughtful and socially conscious with a high standard for excellence; with this foundation, they will partner with the leadership team to continuously develop the program and its subsequent impact in the years to come. This candidate will lead from a core belief that change agents are uniquely positioned to cultivate the genius and beauty of under- resourced minority youth, and will be passionate about creating conditions to help them succeed in an intentional environment of enrichment and exposure. This person will also operate with a belief that resources and exposure are vehicles for transcending, transforming and thriving. This person will be familiar with, as well as have a facility articulating and indoctrinating others into, the youth development philosophies associated with resiliency theory, public health and trauma- informed interventions.


·        Proven leadership and management skills, with a strong orientation toward innovation for continuous improvement;

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to address a diverse set of stakeholders;

·        Proven program design skills;

·        Self-motivated and able to move the work forward;

·         Organized and capable of creating structure in a startup environment; and

·        Passionate about addressing issues of minority youth empowerment, inequity, and self-determination;

·         Fearless willingness to challenge the status quo to innovate, iterate, and create impactful programming;

·        Open- minded, inclusive and non- judgmental;

·        Ability to think outside of the box;

·        Consistently working on personal and professional growth;

·        Solution- focused;

·        Strong team building orientation;

·        Demonstrable commitment to a high degree of intellectual rigor and excellence in work products;

·        Willingness to commit to the ‘work’ and focus on meaningful impact and change;

·         Curiosity, authenticity, loyalty, humility, and willingness to experiment and fail.


Employee benefits include medical insurance, dental, vision, and life insurance, a 401K plan, and a significant paid time‐off package. In addition, there are incentive- based strategies inter-woven throughout. Professional development opportunities include travel nationally. 

Level of Language Proficiency

English proficiency.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply


Interested candidates should submit a resume at Instead of a cover letter, we ask that you submit a brief statement outlining your philosophy of creating unique youth development programs, specifically as it pertains to under- resourced minority youth. Please limit your response to 2500 characters or less. Due to the number of applicants, only viable candidates will be contacted.

Street Smart Youth Project provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.


ATTN: Tamica Moon, MPH