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Program Manager

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The Gray Matter Experience


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Published 8 days ago

March 15, 2021
February 28, 2021
$45,000 - $50,000

Organization Profile

The Gray Matter Experience (TGME) is a non profit and entrepreneurial experience

program for Black high school students. Our mission is to unlock the

self-determining power of Black youth and strengthen their ties to community

through real world experience in entrepreneurship. We believe that by allowing

students to serve on the front lines of community growth and ownership, it will

increase their self-worth and strengthen their ties to the communities in which they

live.

Position Overview

The Gray Matter Experience is seeking a passionate and experienced educator to

join our team as the Program Manager. This person will be responsible for

developing and managing entrepreneurship programming with an emphasis on high

school students. They will also play a critical role in ensuring that TGME’s

programming addresses the academic, social, and emotional needs of youth

through an array of educational and enrichment activities. The ideal candidate will

have strong experience in education, non-profit management, and community

building and also have a strong understanding of entrepreneurial processes and

practices. We see this position as an integral part of our mission to uplift students

from under-resourced communities and help close the education, knowledge and

resource gap.

Responsibilities

Program Planning & Strategy

  • Plan the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance

with the mission and goals of TGME, including designing and facilitating

curriculum and student-centered experiences for high school

programming

  • Develop new and enhance current initiatives to support the strategic

direction of the organization

  • Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the

successful outcome of the program

  • Develop an annual program budget and operating plan to support

programming

  • Along with Program Coordinator, lead program facilitation and staff

programmatic events

  • Organize all students and alumni events, including program

culminating events and alumni engagement activities

  • Supervise program staff by providing direction, input and feedback,

and holding weekly team check-ins to ensure smooth running of the

programs


Program Management, Logistics & Evaluation

  • Manage student and volunteer recruitment, outreach and engagement

including regular communication, scheduling and engagement

initiatives - ensuring alignment with program enrollment goals and

criteria

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date attendance records and other

administrative documents, metrics and reporting related to grant

compliance

  • Occasional email communication with potential volunteers and

partners as well as student check-ins to ensure students are

completing assignments as necessary

  • Maintain and carry out evaluation methods to assess program

strengths and identify areas for improvement

  • Monitor the program activities on a regular basis to observe, support

and evaluate instruction and implementation

Community & Partner Outreach

  • Communicate with members and other stakeholders to gain

community support for the program and to solicit input to improve the

program

  • Represent the organization at conferences and other public events;

leading activities, speaking roles and trainings

  • Serve as a critical partner in stakeholder engagement, including

organizing, holding and supporting events and communicating with

families and community members.

  • Cultivate existing relationships with vendors, community groups,

companies and schools with the goal of ensuring sufficient resources

and access to services

  • Fulfill all other duties as assigned by the Founder & CEO


Requirements

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to cultivate and

maintain stakeholder relationships (e.g. community partners, families,

school admin, and donors)

  • Have a strong understanding of entrepreneurship
  • Ability to work both in a team environment and independently with

minimal supervision, be flexible, and manage multiple priorities

  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Organizational, communication and problem-solving skills - must be

organized and able to manage a variety of tasks

  • Minimum of 2 years experience working and building positive relationships

with high school aged youth and/or equal experience developing and

managing impactful programs in an educational setting, youth development

agency, or out-of-school time program

  • Experience developing and implementing youth programming that considers

the impact of race, gender, socio-economic status, and other identities on

academic and educational experiences for youth

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (i.e., Sociology, Education, Social Work)
  • Experience with data collection and using technology as a management

reporting tool

  • Experience cultivating and maintaining stakeholder relationships (e.g.

community partners, families, school admin, and donors).

  • Proven experience managing a team
  • Competency with technology applications including Microsoft applications,

project management software and digital communication tools

  • Strong project management skills
  • A self-reflective and positive disposition


We look forward to adding you to our team! We know your work with us will be both

impactful for the organization and for your personal development.


For more information about the role and to apply, email

info@graymatterexperience.com with Program Manager in the subject line

Organization Profile

The Gray Matter Experience (TGME) is a non profit and entrepreneurial experience

program for Black high school students. Our mission is to unlock the

self-determining power of Black youth and strengthen their ties to…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

This is a full-time role which includes Medical, Dental and Vision healthcare coverage, PTO,

working with a diverse team, and the opportunity to make an impact on youth across the

country.

This is a full-time role which includes Medical, Dental and Vision healthcare coverage, PTO,

working with a diverse team, and the opportunity to make an impact on youth across the…

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL

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