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Program Manager - Community Partnerships

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Girl Be Heard
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Brooklyn, NY
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Published 25 days ago

Position Summary: 

Girl Be Heard’s programs staff is part of a close knit, dedicated and energetic team. The Program Manager - Community Partnerships is responsible for the strategic management of community based programs, partnerships and initiatives organized by Girl Be Heard in support of its mission to build leaders, changemakers, and activists  by developing, amplifying, and celebrating the voices of girls and young women through socially conscious theatre-making, storytelling, and performance. 


The Program Manager - Community Partnerships leads the weekend community social justice and arts education program. Working closely with and as a thought partner to the Director of Programs, the Program Manager contributes to establishing the scope, sequence, focus and content of the GBH education program. They oversee the implementation of curriculum, cultivates and maintains community partnerships, develops and implements strategy to hit targets and metrics for programs, and manages teaching artists. 


The ideal candidate for this position possesses flexibility, professionalism, passion,  and a dedication to positive youth development, social justice, and spoken word performance.  They are a hands-on strategic thinker, a planner and problem solver, prepared to lead and direct staff through change and program expansion. Excellent communication skills are critical. The Program Manager - Community Partnerships must be comfortable communicating with the people who receive services and their families, and equally comfortable in training staff, as well as presenting before school leaders and members of the community.


Responsibilities Include:

Education Related

  • Participate in cross team meetings to achieve organizational goals; attend training seminars, staff meetings, and community meetings as needed.
  • Work with the Director of Programs to produce and analyze data to support continuous improvement. This includes defining goals, objectives, timelines, and securing the resources necessary to achieve optimal performance

Partnership Development:

  • Develop and maintain partnerships with key collaborators of the GBH community ( community leaders, Board Members, etc.) to develop and expand effective programs and promising practices. 
  • Plan, implement and support all recruitment, enrollment, retention and referral efforts of GBH participants to ensure full enrollment and contractual requirements are met.

Team Management & Development 

  • Drive the development of a culture that embraces performance without sacrificing GBH’s commitment to youth experience and programmatic outcomes. This includes coaching and guiding personnel to welcome and celebrate learning at all levels of the organization.
  • Develop and implement staff professional training and development workshops to support staff’s proficiency with implementing the GBH leadership as an ensemble framework and curriculum - on topics specific to  identity, leadership, power, privilege, oppression, activism. 
  • Provide day-to-day programmatic and administrative support to the Weekend Workshops Teaching Artists.  Conduct observational site visits and employ feedback protocols that serve as coaching opportunities for Teaching Artists.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate Teaching Artists.

Curriculum Implementation & Assessment

  • Evaluate programs to ensure quality and effectiveness and implement changes in program design and administration as appropriate.
  • Oversee fidelity of curriculum implementation delivering education and community programs for youth, community members, and professionals;

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of  social justice issues, girls’ empowerment, youth leadership development, and art enrichment. 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required,
  • 4  years of management experience working in school, educational and community settings.  
  • Excellent leadership, communication, supervisory and team-building skills
  • Ability to motivate and align staff efforts to changing priorities and approaches, set goals, delegate responsibilities, and manage staff performance so as to ensure effective service delivery in accordance with organizational goals and program contracts.
  • Proficiency using personal computers, Microsoft Office or Google Docs (spreadsheets, word processing, email, presentations) and web-based applications, virtual meeting platforms and databases 
  • Excellent project management, communication (written and oral), collaboration and team participation skills 
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively prioritize with a strong attention to detail 
  • Ability and interest in working independently and collaboratively • Outstanding relationship building skills 
  • Understands and embraces diversity and inclusiveness in thought, word and actions. Exemplifies these values. 
  • Ability to work a varied schedule, including evenings, early mornings and weekends, when required.


Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.


How to apply: Send your resume with a cover letter highlighting relevant experience and why you would like to work with Girl Be Heard. Submit electronically to Nella Mupier, Direct of Programs, at nella@girlbeheard.org. Include “Program Manager - Community Partnerships– (your name)” in the subject line.

 

Compensation: Salary is $58,500 per year. Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation days and holidays, as well as Citibike membership, discounted gym memberships, and pre-tax transit benefit. 

About Us: Girl Be Heard builds leaders, changemakers, and activists. We do this through developing, amplifying and celebrating the voices of girls and young women through socially conscious theatre-making, performance, and storytelling. Girl Be Heard’s education curriculum encourages our participants to think critically about social justice, challenge stereotypes, foster friendships, and build tools for bringing about positive change in their communities. Our programs are housed in 13 sites in NYC, one global program in Trinidad and Tobago and are also accessible virtually, online. 

Work Environment: We're a dedicated and energetic team that values a collegial, transparent environment. We work hard to support each other in all ways. We value innovators, people with big ideas and even bigger passion and know-how to make those ideas happen. This is a growth opportunity for the right person looking to really take ownership of an important aspect of our organization and guide us to the next level. 

Girl Be Heard’s office is located in DUMBO, Brooklyn, and is air-conditioned and located in a wheelchair accessible building. Girl Be Heard seeks a broad spectrum of employees and is strongly committed to a diverse and equitable work environment. Queer individuals, trans people, people of color, and women are highly encouraged to apply. Girl Be Heard is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender identity or expression, color, national origin, ability, ethnicity, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, religion, or belief. 


Position Summary: 

Girl Be Heard’s programs staff is part of a close knit, dedicated and energetic team. The Program Manager - Community Partnerships is responsible for the strategic management of community based programs, partnerships and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$58,500 - $58,500

Benefits

Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation days and holidays, as well as Citibike membership, discounted gym memberships, and pre-tax transit benefit. 

Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation days and holidays, as well as Citibike membership, discounted gym memberships, and pre-tax transit benefit. 

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Brooklyn, NY
Associated Location
Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Instructions:

Send your resume with a cover letter highlighting relevant experience and why you would like to work with Girl Be Heard. Submit electronically to Nella Mupier, Director of Programs, at nella@girlbeheard.org. Include “Program Manager - Community Partnerships– (your name)” in the subject line.

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