Director of Youth Development Program


RESUME & COVER LETTER WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: Established in 1968, IBA - Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción empowers individuals through education, workforce development and arts programs and creates vibrant affordable housing communities.

JOB SUMMARY: The Director of Youth Development Program is responsible for managing and overseeing the daily programmatic operations of IBA’s After School and Summer Learning Program and IBA’s Youth Development Program. The Director is responsible for identifying, developing and fostering partnerships and collaborations with IBA programs and other external organization to produce high caliber programming that supports the development of 21st Century Skills in youth through: Academics, Arts and Culture, College and Workforce, and Civic Engagement. S/he is responsible to administrating the needs of the programs. Reports to Senior Program Director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Management & Operation

  • Oversees all aspects of programming including planning, budget, outreach, participant enrollment, workshop /class content, student orientation, curriculum review, field trips, celebrations, etc.
  • Supervises 4 Youth Development Program Staff responsible for:
  • Works closely with staff to support student retention, ensuring that all students receive consistent, ongoing one-on-one academic and case management support services.
  • Executes toward annual program outcomes for: Academics, Arts and Culture, College and Workforce, and Civic Engagement.
  • Works closely with IBA’s Institutional Advancement and Finance in preparing proposal, reports, grants, contracts, budgets etc. as required by the programs.
  • Collaborates with other Program Directors and other members of the management team to ensure the effective coordination of program schedules and related events for youth and families.
  • Maximizes the potential of youth advocacy by contributing to advocacy strategies. Works in collaboration with the marketing department regarding communications and marketing for the program (ex. Outreach flyers, press releases, ads, etc.) to develop and produce an external communications strategy to increase visibility and enrollment in the program.
  • Afterschool and Summer Learning Program (1st and 2nd grade ELLs)
  • Peer Leadership (ages 14-18)
  • Youth Advocacy (ages 16-24),
  • OneHood Peace Basketball League, and Future Leaders (ages 7-13)

Program Strategy

  • In collaboration with the Senior Program Director, develops work plan, objectives and targets for the program based on IBA’s mission and overall strategy.
  • Collaborates with other IBA programs as required to grow and develop the youth program.
  • Ensures that IBA’s remains on the cutting edge of its field and benefit from relevant external knowledge within the fields of youth development.

Financial Monitoring of Programs

  • Creates budget in collaboration with IBA’s CFO and ensures by managing program budget that program expenses do not exceed department income.
  • From the program standpoint, ensures that programs fundraising goals are achieved.

External Communication

  • Attends trainings, forums, and conferences for professional growth and meet the requirements of current and potential funding sources. Also attends networking and fundraising opportunities. Attends relevant meetings representing the program and agency, as needed.
  • Fosters partnerships and relationships with other community-based organizations, area colleges, arts organizations, police, schools, and businesses among others to enhance the development of children and youth programming.
  • Aligns program partnerships to ensure that IBA has a consistently strong network.
  • Represents the agency at internal and external meetings as needed.

Data Monitoring

  • Oversees and maintains monthly and annual data regarding client participation, referrals, length of stays in program, outputs, outcomes, etc.

OTHER DUTIES:

  • Participates fully on the organization of annual Agency events, Three Kings Day, Membership Drive, Board Election, Festival Betances annual meeting, and other events related to the community.
  • Carries out ad hoc duties as needed to ensure IBA maintains its effectiveness

SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, Instructional Design, Project Management, Non-Profit Management or related field (Master’s degree preferred) or at least five years of experience in a coordinating/administrative or management capacity in youth services, family support or K-12 educational settings.
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Relationship management skills and experience in fostering a team approach to youth development and creating collaboration among partner organizations in youth development.
  • Experience with and/or understanding of the application of information technology and arts education in project-based learning programs for children/youth in nonprofit or K-12 settings.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of working with children/youth development models and a proven record of working with high risk and proven risk youth.
  • Must meet CORI requirement.
  • Must maintain a current First Aid Training Certification and CPR Certification.
  • Experience in partnership management and development.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Bilingual, Spanish-English, preferred.
  • Recognizes and respects individual differences and supports a culturally diverse workgroup.
  • Strong administrative, organizational skills and attentive to details.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks accurately and within deadlines.
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team setting.
  • Effective at working with others to reach common goals and objectives.
  • Conveys complex ideas through brief, simple materials.
  • Experience with program evaluation, data collection and analysis.
  • High degree of computer literacy with excellent knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and Salesforce, required.
  • Good moral character, mature judgment and a strong sense of responsibility and dedication.
  • Highly positive and enthusiastic style; capable of motivating others.
  • Outstanding project management skills, with the ability to drive complex, multifaceted projects forward to deliver results on time; advanced problem-solving and decision-making skills and the ability to multi-task and handle a high pressure environment with timeline pressures.
  • Experience working in an urban community with diverse population.
  • Customer Services Oriented.
  • Able to work flexible schedule.

HOW TO APPLY

Send your cover letter and resume to:
IBA-Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción / Job Postings
405 Shawmut Avenue
Boston MA, 02118
jobs@ibaboston.org

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