Program Manager, School Relations & Capacity Building

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



New York
United States


Hallways is a school-based prevention program that works with the Independent School community in NYC. Rooted in over 30 years of experience, we offer a comprehensive approach to prevention (of substance abuse and other risky behaviors) and social-emotional wellness education. Using a strategic prevention framework, we offer schools a roadmap to build key protective skills and reduce risk factors for students both inside and outside the classroom.

Hallways is seeking a dynamic professional to develop and manage relationships and projects with key personnel at our partner schools. This team member will work closely with our partners to orient them to the strategic prevention framework and determine scope and logistics related to programming. This team member will also provide ongoing support and consultation to school partners regarding prevention and social emotional wellness efforts within their community.

This position includes a focus on capacity building for parents and school-based educators. Hallways parent and faculty trainings cover a range of topics including: understanding and preventing high-risk behaviors in teens; challenging success and perfectionism; setting boundaries and limits; building healthy and trusting relationships with your child/students; promoting mental health and wellness at home/in the classroom; managing problematic behaviors and microaggressions; understanding vaping; skill-building for Advisors and Peer Leadership program leaders.

We are looking for candidates with excellent facilitation skills, content knowledge to draw from and a passion for building adults’ capacity to promote young people’s healthy development.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

School Relationship Management - 40%

  • Develop and manage relationships with key personnel at our partner schools;
  • Introduce Hallways to various constituents, including key personnel at partner schools, parents/families, students, and faculty;
  • Manage all logistics for comprehensive programming at designated caseload of schools, including:
  • design scope and sequence of work at each school
  • develop proposals and agreement letters
  • schedule and staff programming, including workshops, presentations, consultation engagements and assessments
  • track invoices, billing and payment
  • project manage planned programming to ensure high-quality program delivery
  • Collaborate with team of Program Managers on projects and events as needed

Parent & Educator Capacity Building - 30%

  • Develop new skill-building presentations and workshops for parents and educators based in current evidence-base and best practices in social emotional learning and prevention;
  • Adapt current trainings and presentations to suit specific needs of each partner school;
  • Regularly incorporate feedback from parents and educators in order to continuously improve trainings, presentations and workshop series;
  • Support capacity building pilot designed to train teachers in delivering Hallways curriculum for students;
  • Manage on-site programming for parents, including various workshop series, panel events and presentations.
  • Field inquiries from parents regarding programming and service at both Hallways and Freedom Institute;
  • Train staff to deliver trainings and workshops for parents and faculty, as new content is developed.

Program Delivery - 30%

  • Facilitate faculty workshops and trainings;
  • Facilitate parent presentations and workshops at schools and on-site
  • Facilitate some classroom workshops to middle and upper school students;
  • Facilitate strategy meetings and coaching calls with school staff based on specific consulting engagements


  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Education, Public Health, Prevention Science or related field.
  • Five to seven years of experience managing programs and/or projects;
  • Excellent relationship building and problem solving skills;
  • Experience providing capacity building trainings for educators and/or parents;
  • Experience and/or training in anti-oppression education and practices;
  • Comfortable presenting to groups of teachers and parents in a variety of settings;
  • Experience developing trainings, presentations and workshops;
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing and public speaking;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on a growing, dynamic team;
  • Demonstrated commitment to team and staff development;
  • Knowledge of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and/or Strategic Prevention is strongly preferred;

This is a full-time position, with benefits. Offices are in midtown Manhattan, but the position requires visits to schools in the area.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please e-mail resume and thoughtful cover letter to with "Program Manager – School Relations & Capacity Building" in the subject line. Please note that we will only review applications that include both a resume and cover letter.