Girls Inc. of Alameda County
Community Programs Manager Organizational
Overview Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Since 1958, we have responded to the unique needs of girls aged 5-18. We empower girls in under-served communities, equipping them to navigate gender, economic, and racial barriers and grow into healthy, educated, and independent adults. All programs are developmentally appropriate, supporting girls’ changing needs as they grow. From literacy activities in elementary school, to exciting hands-on science projects in middle school, to building leadership skills and college readiness in high school, Girls Inc. girls receive the support and the opportunities they need to thrive. Poised for growth, the Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s operating budget is $6.9M with 110 staff in our downtown Oakland Simpson Center for Girls and in more than 20 schools and satellite centers across Alameda County.
Position Overview The Community Programs Manager oversees programs serving high school girls such as: College Access Now Program (part of the Eureka 5 year program), ACT (Advocating Change Together) Program, HEART (Helping Everyone Achieve Respect Together Program, Academic Assistance and the SUN Project at multiple sites, including school year and intensive summer programming. Community Programs empowers girls to examine equity issues for girls of color from under-resourced communities and advocate for community change; develop goals toward college and career readiness through academic supports, financial literacy workshops, sisterhood building, career readiness workshops and internships; and drive toward furthering their education after high school. The Community Program Manager must be an experienced and dynamic leader able to motivate and support program coordinators and the operations of programs, ensure compliance with government and foundation funding, while also understanding barriers girls of color face. Above all, this person must have the ability to inspire staff to spark curiosity, creativity, and confidence in young women to achieve academic and career goals.
Major Duties and Responsibilities · Plan, design, and evaluate hands-on, intentional curriculum grounded in youth development principles around social justice and career and college readiness. · Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and support coordinators to meet programming needs. · Support staff in the successful delivery of the curriculum and end of year community projects. · Support and ensure training and consultation for coordinators to handle difficult situations with girls and families, girls’ conflict resolution, and challenging situations with community partners. · Provide training to teams of staff about Girls Incorporated, its mission and its policies, as well as specific training in the focus of the programs, their structure, and program strategies. · In partnership with the Grants and Evaluation Team, assess needs for program development or revisions through process and outcome evaluations and work with coordinators to develop site-specific plans to meet program outcomes. · Work collaboratively with coordinators and program leaders to plan and implement the successful operation and growth of programs. · Work collaboratively with community based organizations, corporations, local universities and staff to enhance program delivery. · Work with coordinators and their staff in developing, implementing and refining curriculum based on best practices and youth development principles. · Work with coordinators to develop and ensure quality community events and programming, and collaborate with community partners to enhance program delivery. · Manage administrative, fiscal, and contract management of the program and sites, including tracking participant demographics and academic progress, and preparing reports to funders. · Manage the release scholarship funds. · Prepare and manage program budgets. · Work collaboratively with the other Community Program Manager and Senior Director to provide a cohesive continuum of programming. · In conjunction with the Community Engagement Manager and coordinators, train and support a strong and large cadre of program volunteers. · Oversee and develop effective written and printed materials that promote and support the high school programs. · Participate in and/or lead staff, program management team meetings. · Perform other duties as assigned. · Work weekday evenings and some weekends as needed, including 1-2 Saturdays per month.
Qualifications · Experience in college readiness, career readiness, and/or youth organizing programs. · Significant knowledge and experience (minimum 3 years) in youth development and community-based programs. · Significant experience supervising staff (minimum of 3 years) and ability to coach coordinators to support their staff. · Knowledge of barriers to equity for girls of color in Oakland and experience designing and managing girl-centered programs. · Proven experience working with and managing programs for high school age youth, representing diverse cultures, ethnicities, languages and abilities. · A minimum two years’ experience overseeing governmental, foundation and/or federal funding. · Ability to demonstrate a high level of cultural competency especially as related to incorporating diverse cultures, ethnicities, languages and abilities into delivery of programs, materials and communication. · Ability to communicate effectively in all expected modes of communication with youth, teachers, co-workers, community partners, and volunteers. · Experience working with families. · Experience in and enthusiasm for supporting intensive volunteer involvement. · Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite applications. · Ability to bend, lift, move up to 15 lbs. · Background clearance from the Department of Justice. · A valid California Driver’s License, access to a reliable vehicle and proof of automobile liability insurance with minimum policy requirements as established by Girls Inc. · Bilingual in Spanish-English a plus. · Bachelor’s degree. · Ability to work some weekday evenings and some weekends as needed For more information about Girls Inc. of Alameda County, please view our website at www.girlsinc-alameda.org To APPLY: Email resume and cover letter to Kimberly Bradley, Sr. Director of Community Programs at email@example.com Please Note: Employment is contingent upon TB clearance and clearance of the required fingerprints and criminal background check. Girls Inc. of Alameda County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Since 1958, we have responded to the unique needs of girls aged 5-18. We empower girls in underserved communities, equipping them to navigate gender, economic, and racial barriers and grow into healthy, educated, and independent adults. All programs are developmentally appropriate, supporting girls’ changing needs as they grow. From literacy activities in elementary school, to exciting hands-on science projects in middle school, to building leadership skills and college readiness in high school, Girls Inc. girls receive the support and the opportunities they need to thrive. Poised for growth, the Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s operating budget is $6.9M with 110 staff in our downtown Oakland Simpson Center for Girls and in more than 20 schools and satellite centers across Alameda County.
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