Assistant Director, Core Programs


Job Type

Full Time

Published:

05/15/2018

Application Deadline:

05/29/2018

Address

75 Varick Street
2nd floor
New York
NY
10013
United States

Description

Background and History

The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) is a public, not-for-profit national organization founded by Rachel Robinson in 1973 as a vehicle to perpetuate the memory of Jackie Robinson and his achievements. Serving as an advocate for young people with the greatest need, the Foundation assists increasing numbers of minority youths through the granting of four-year scholarships for higher education.

 

The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides much more than financial support. While each Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholar receives up to $7,500 a year in direct support, they also become an active member in the Foundation’s unique Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, which includes academic and career guidance, professional development workshops, peer and a professional mentoring, leadership development, and placement into summer internships and permanent employment.

 

The Jackie Robinson Foundation has an operating budget of over $8.1 million and is governed by a twenty-four-member Board of Directors. Its full-time staff numbers seventeen. The quality, dedication and creativity of the staff, and the support and generosity of its Board are strengths of the organization. For more information about JRF, please visit www.jackierobinson.org.

 

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Director of Core Programs, the Assistant Director is responsible for the management and coordination of specific programmatic activities of JRF Scholars and Fellows. This includes but is not limited to: management of the mentoring program; coordination of unit development and implementation of the “42 Strategies for Success” curriculum; coordination of the Rachel Robinson International Fellows Program and the Extra Innings Fellows Program; and oversight of Scholar and Fellow compliance with curriculum components.

               

Essential Functions

·        With the Director of Core Programs, ensure the successful implementation of the JRF mentoring program, including:

o  Recruit, on-board, and support mentors and mentor relationships

o  Match mentors and Scholars

o  Track progress of mentor-Scholar relationships

o  Solicit and evaluate feedback from mentors and Scholars about the experience

o  Produce status reports on the program’s effectiveness

o  Ensure program consistency

·        Serve as a staff mentor to JRF Scholars and Fellows and assist in coordinating JRF’s mentoring best practices

·        Create annual “lesson plan” of delivery of “42 Strategies for Success” Curriculum. Lesson plan development includes:

o  Research and recommend candidates to serve on JRF faculty

o  Identify delivery methodology (online, print, at regional conference, at MLC)

o  Design lesson objectives

o  Survey and report findings

·        Coordinate the Rachel Robinson International Fellows Program and the Extra Innings Fellows Program. Duties include:

o  Supervise development and posting of online applications

o  Recruit members and coordinate activities of application review committee

o  Coordinate Fellow travel, insurance and grant/stipend arrangements

o  Develop the sponsor reporting tool to be used by the development and communications teams

o  Survey and report findings

·        Coordinate the Special Scholar Recognition Awards. Responsibilities include:

o  Develop an internal marketing plan designed to attract strong applicants

o  Supervise development and posting of online application

o  Recruit application readers and recommendation committees

o  With the Director of Communications, develop a public relations campaign to promote recipients

·        Assist with the development and implementation of the Mentoring and Leadership Conference, specifically in the area of curriculum design and delivery

·        Assist with the development and implementation of the New Scholar Orientation Program, specifically in the area of curriculum design and delivery

 

Work Experience

Minimum of five years of professional work experience required.


Compensation

Salary will be within a range appropriate for an organization of this size. The benefits package includes comprehensive health insurance including dental and a vacation and personal days off allowance.

 

Start Date

This position will be filled as soon as possible. 

 

Procedure for Application

Submit a resume and a brief cover letter describing interest, relevant qualifications and experience, in confidence, to Barbara Sawyer, bsawyer@jackierobinson.org.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

bsawyer@jackierobinson.org

Submit a resume and a brief cover letter describing interest, relevant qualifications and experience, in confidence, to Barbara Sawyer, bsawyer@jackierobinson.org.


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