Improve Your Tomorrow, Inc. (IYT) is a college access and completion nonprofit focused on increasing the number of young men of color to attend and graduate from colleges and universities. IYT’s vision is a nation in which men of color are underrepresented in the criminal justice system, over represented in higher education and leaders in their community.
Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer, the Director of the IYT Mentor Fellowship oversees the Mentor Fellowship program and serves on IYT’s senior leadership team. This individual is responsible for managing a $1.2 million program budget and recruits, hires and trains all IYT AmeriCorps members. The Director will build new and strengthen existing partnerships; serves as a member of multiple community coalitions and committees; oversees implementation of core IYT services, and coordinates staff development, program development and implementation of programming.
AmeriCorps Grant Oversight
- Maintain sound organizational management and documentation systems and practices compliant with federal laws and regulations, Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) requirements and California Volunteers (CVS) policies and procedures;
- Utilize appropriate data collection instruments to analyze and complete reports on member and program performance as demonstrated by the data
- Utilize quarterly and annual data to make ongoing improvements to strengthen the program;
- Actively participate in managing the budget of the program; work cooperatively with financial and leadership staff to develop practices that effectively plan for and manage program funds and provide for accurate documentation;
- Plan and participate in skill and knowledge-building educational opportunities that promote personal and professional growth.
Management and Support
- Ensure proper training and monitoring of program fellows
- Provide support and guidance to fellows to ensure fidelity to the IYT program model and adherence to federal AmeriCorps regulations through site visits, email and phone call communication;
- Utilize sound human resource and inclusion practices and principles to recruit, enroll and retain member positions as detailed in the approved AmeriCorps grant;
- Provide fellows with written service agreements outlining program requirements and expectations;
- Conduct mid-term and end-of-term performance evaluations with AmeriCorps fellows to track progress;
- Develop fellow and site supervisor handbooks and make updates to policies and procedures as needed.
Training and Development
- Recruit new staff members
- Provide ongoing professional development and training to all fellows
- Develop and facilitate a comprehensive training plan, designed to ensure that fellows receive the federal, state and program required trainings, and maintain appropriate documentation thereof;
- Order, organize and prepare materials for training.
- Believe in the mission, vision and values of IYT
- Builds relationships with staff, schools and school districts, education stakeholders, potential funders and key policy makers legislators
- Knows and can successfully articulate the organization and program mission, vision and values to other stakeholders and collaborators
- Demonstrates coalition-building skills with the ability to explain, advocate and articulate facts and ideas in a persuasive manner and to negotiate with individuals and groups both internally and externally
- Works collaboratively with others to achieve common goals and positive results
- Supports and encourages others to achieve objectives
- Sets and maintains high performance standards for self and others that support organization and program strategic plans
- Ability to self-motivate to achieve results
- Models excellence and motivates fellow members to follow example
- Knowledge of the mission and objectives of AmeriCorps, the Corporation for National and Community Service and California Volunteers
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Graduate degree preferred.
- Minimum three years of experience in high-quality and effective nonprofit program management
- Minimum two years’ experience in managing, coaching, training and developing leaders
- Experience working with young men of color in an academic setting (preferred)
- Preferred one-two years of experience in management of an AmeriCorps or national service program
- Experience with computers, Microsoft Office Products, internet and salesforce (preferred).
Schedule: Full time
Salary: Salary depends upon experience and skill set. Benefits include vision, health, dental, 401K and six weeks paid vacation.
Submit Cover Letter and Resume at improveyourtomorrow.org/careers by December 11, 2020. If you have any questions about your application contact firstname.lastname@example.org or at (916) 299-3432.
Applications accepted until filled
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