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Civic Engagement Program Manager

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City Year
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Seattle, WA
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Published 22 days ago

As a member of the Development team, the Civic Engagement Program Manager (CE PM) will be a part of a team that is actively working to build a community-centric fundraising program for CYSKC. This approach to the work intentionally centers the communities we serve and finds thoughtful strategies to bring in external stakeholders. Reporting to the Managing Director of Development, this position is responsible for managing a team of 2 Senior AmeriCorps members (the Civic Engagement team) through a full-time, ten-month, service year. The Civic Engagement team plans and executes 4-8 high quality service events per year for community members, City Year alumni, corporate partners and key stakeholders. The CE PM plays a critical role in developing and managing partnerships with schools and community organizations to ensure that the necessary conditions are in place for the Civic Engagement team to deliver excellent service projects and positive volunteer experiences for all participants. The CE PM will coach their team through a journey of learning, reflection, and service to build civic capacity, civic identity, and leadership and to have a successful and rewarding year of service.Job Description

What You’ll Do

AmeriCorps Member Experience Delivery – 40%

  • Lead, manage, and coach a team of Senior AmeriCorps members (between the ages of 18-25) through their service experience
  • Identify, develop, and facilitate trainings on project planning and management, volunteer management, customer service and all other elements specific to the Civic Engagement team
  • Model leadership that reflects City Year’s culture and values, and create spaces that empower AmeriCorps members to access the power of City Year’s culture and values in personally meaningful ways
  • Support AmeriCorps members in their understanding of and compliance with City Year policies and operating structures
  • Utilize performance management tools to set expectations, identify strengths and areas for development, and to find ways to maximize leadership potential


Service Delivery & Impact – 30%

  • Event Planning – Lead planning, design, set-up, execution and follow-up phases of all service events that include painting murals, gardening, and light construction at schools or community centers;  set and monitor clear, measurable deliverables for AmeriCorps members to ensure effective planning and execution of events;  ensure that service events meet both the needs of the site and community as well as the goals of sponsors; manage annual program budget and utilize resources efficiently to maximize budget
  • Virtual Service Programming – Create meaningful workstreams for the Civic Engagement Team that supports site initiatives and the needs of our students, schools, and communities
  • MLK Day of Service Project Lead – Serve as the site’s project manager for our annual MLK Day of Service, a 200+ person service project that brings internal and external communities together in celebration of Dr. King’s life and work


Relationship Management – 20%

  • School and Community Partner Management – Partner with the Impact department to identify and secure schools and community centers for service events, building strong relationships with key stakeholders including school administration, parent councils, teachers, and executive directors
  • External Partnership Management – Meet the service event goals and expectations of sponsors, partnering as necessary to identify and achieve maximum results
  • Volunteer Management – Design a process that will engage volunteers in meaningful and high impact service; ensure that volunteers have clear direction and resources; track volunteer statistics
  • Internal City Year Staff Partnership Management – Work effectively with City Year staff on partnership set up and management, as well as service day logistics implementation; partner with Civic Engagement teams across the City Year network on best practice sharing
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Organizational Initiatives & Site Support – 10%

  • Engage in structured discussions and trainings on diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging aimed at developing stronger cultural competency, both individually and collectively as a site
  • Participate in site working groups to develop service improvements, tools and resources, and AmeriCorps member trainings
  • Partner with City Year Seattle departments and staff to ensure that site-wide goals are met, including, but not limited to, the AmeriCorps member applicant interview process, stakeholder engagement, event and service day participation, and cross-departmental committees
  • Partner closely with Development Team staff, especially the Corporate Partnerships Director, to translate community service needs to external groups interested in participating in service projects
  • Attend conferences as needed, as well as additional engagement and training activities throughout the year


What You’ll Bring

  • At least one year of experience in a role managing or leading others; experience working in a school, educational, or youth-support setting preferred; City Year or other AmeriCorps experience a plus
  • Background in project management and education preferred
  • Experiences partnering with and engaging communities of color, with immigrant, refugee, indigenous and/or trauma-effected populations OR
  • Strong track record of building authentic partnerships and relationships with community members and organizations rooted in anti-racist practices
  • Demonstrated a lived commitment to apply racial, gender and economic justice lenses in both personal and workplace contexts
  • Demonstrated commitment to curiosity and humility as a life-long learner, seeking diverse perspectives and opportunities for self-growth
  • Aptitude for developing diverse talent through coaching, performance planning, and leadership opportunities
  • Strong initiative and ability to work independently to achieve goals; efficient time management skills: ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple projects
  • Passion for education equity, national service, and the values of inspirational leadership, belief in the power of young people, social justice, empathy, inclusivity, teamwork, and excellence
  • Willingness to engage in conversations on race and all aspects of identity, along with a passion for developing practices grounded in diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity
  • Ability to manage and track program and project budgets
  • Interest and ability to build collaborative processes involving multiple stakeholders
  • Able to work flexible schedule that includes periods of standard business hours as well as periods of evening and weekend work; schedule will vary throughout the year based on event calendar
  • This is a primarily in-person position


As a member of the Development team, the Civic Engagement Program Manager (CE PM) will be a part of a team that is actively working to build a community-centric fundraising program for CYSKC. This approach to the work intentionally centers the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Salary

$51,000 - $55,600

Benefits

Full time employees will be eligible for all benefits including vacation and sick days and organization holidays. You may participate in all benefit programs that City Year establishes and makes available to eligible employees, under (and subject to all provisions of) the plan documents that govern those programs. Currently, City Year offers medical, dental and vision, life, accidental death and dismemberment and disability coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), other benefits including 401(k) plan(s) pursuant to the terms and conditions of company policy and the 401(k) plan document. For more information, click here.

City Year’s core values include advancing diversity, social justice for all, and inclusive environments where everyone can thrive. We aspire to become an antiracist organization, to support the holistic growth and development of our AmeriCorps members, and to promote educational equity for all students. We work each day, in partnership with schools and communities, to ensure that people of all identities feel welcome, valued, empowered and engaged. 

As an equal opportunity employer, City Year is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.  

City Year encourages people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply, particularly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); those who are first in their family to attend college; adults without a college degree; LGBTQIA+ community; and people from low-income backgrounds.

Full time employees will be eligible for all benefits including vacation and sick days and organization holidays. You may participate in all benefit programs that City Year…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Seattle, WA
Associated Location
Seattle, WA, USA

How to Apply

Please complete the online application and attach a resume and thoughtful cover letter in the "Resume/CV" field on the "My Experience" page. Internal applicants should apply through cyresource.

Please complete the online application and attach a resume and thoughtful cover letter in the "Resume/CV" field on the "My Experience" page. Internal applicants should apply through…

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