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Director of Programs

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Barbershop Books, Inc.
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New York, NY
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Published 9 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. Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Director of Programs will be responsible for the operational success of all Barbershop Books programs, including our community-based programming, E-library, and the launch of our new K-3 supplemental literacy program for schools. The Director of Programs will manage and oversee the growth of a small team of staff, interns, and volunteers, and lead program development, delivery, quality control, and evaluation. In this newly established role, the Director of Programs will be a key external face of Barbershop Books in the community.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a burgeoning education leader with team management experience, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a demonstrated track record of growing and further developing an education program. A successful candidate will lead programs, partner with the ED, and work collaboratively with a high-performance executive team.


Leadership:

  • Cultivate existing and new relationships with community partners, vendors, and volunteers to ensure successful program implementation and expansion
  • Develop and implement strategies that will optimize synergies among programs 
  • Vet and manage program related consultants and temporary team members (e.g., Reading So Lit Summer Educators, Curriculum Consultants)
  • Participate in Executive Team Meetings and projects


Team Management and Development:

  • Develop and implement a system to evaluate the skills, experience, and training needs of staff, interns, and volunteers
  • Develop objective performance measurements across programs and geographic locations, to ensure consistent, high-quality evaluation and goal setting
  • Instill a sense of accountability among staff, interns, and volunteers by modeling high performance standards
  • Recruit and train quality program staff, interns, and volunteers


Program Operational Management

  • Create and update standard operating procedures for all programs and streamline internal processes to support greater programmatic efficiency and effectiveness 
  • Use Salesforce to establish and track consistent, objective, program performance standards of accountability
  • Ensure successful entry of relevant program contacts and data into Salesforce
  • Prepare and present program reports and collaborate with various departments 

Specific requirements include:

  • Minimum of a BA, MA preferred
  • At least 3 years of experience in a team management role 
  • Demonstrated success developing and evaluating program models, and selecting and successfully operationalizing innovative programs
  • Proficient in using technology as a management reporting tool and experience working with information technology staff to develop and implement program evaluation systems
  • Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth
  • Experience working with a high-performance, collaborative, constructive team
  • Strength managing, developing, training, and retaining high performing individuals and teams
  • Deep understanding of child development, curriculum design, community engagement, and program evaluation
  • Demonstrated results in managing through complex systems and proven experience negotiating win-win agreements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for Barbershop Books’s mission
  • Teaching experience in early childhood a plus

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
    May 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 23, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

$55,000 - $60,000

Benefits

35 hours per week, schedule flexibility based on program needs

35 hours per week, schedule flexibility based on program needs

Level of Language Proficiency

English required, Spanish proficiency a plus.

English required, Spanish proficiency a plus.

Location

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

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