Youth Development Program Manager
POSITION: YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM MANAGER (Full-time/Non-Exempt)
Organization: Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, Inc.
Location: Boston, MA
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Supervisor: Director of Youth Development Programs
COVER LETTER REQUIRED
RESUME AND COVER LETTER WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL THIS POSITION IS FILLED
ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: Established in 1968, IBA-Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion is a dynamic community development corporation in Boston's South End IBA's mission it to empowers and engages individuals and families to improve their lives through high-quality affordable housing, education, and arts programs.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Manages and shapes the Youth Development Program (YDP), including assisting in developing the workshop calendars and academic support schedules during each cycle in direct collaboration with the YDP team.
- Assists the YDP Director to oversee the day-to-day operations of the youth program, including the youth recruitment, enrollment, onboarding, and orientation processes.
- Collaborates with the YDP team to plan and manage the logistics of YDP's guest speaker series, community service events, and field trips each cycle.
- Keeps informed about youth-facing resources, maintain systems to manage information, and collaborate with the YDP team to ensure youth are connected with services and opportunities.
- Recruits, coordinates, and onboards volunteer tutors during each cycle in collaboration with the Academic Support Coordinator.
- Manages snacks provided and needed for programming, organize group meals, and place orders in advance.
- Assists in planning and with outreach of End of Cycle youth showcases, special events, and youth performances.
- Facilitates organized meetings and supportive 1:1 check-ins with the YDP team regularly.
- Manages the development and implementation of excellent, responsive arts enrichment, civic engagement, academic support, financial empowerment, and job readiness curricula through collaboration with the YDP team.
- Regularly observes YDP coordinators and provides support and feedback on how to improve their facilitation skills with a particular focus on implementing strategies to promote social emotional wellbeing to create and maintaining a safe space for youth.
- Develops a team-based environment to motivate and inspire staff to work collaboratively toward YDP's vision.
- Connects the YDP team to relevant professional development opportunities.
- Develops a deep understanding of YDP's logic model and measures of success.
- Collaborates with the YDP director to develop and execute strategy to evaluate and improve program effectiveness and deepen it's overall impact.
- Collaborates with other IBA programs as needed to grow and develop the Youth Development Program.
- Attends trainings, forums, and conferences for professional growth as needed.
- Maintains, cultivates, and manages partnerships with community stakeholders throughout Boston.
- Represents the agency at internal and external meetings as needed.
- Manages and supports daily, bi-weekly, monthly and annual data tracking of youth attendance, retention, grade advancement and graduation, and measures of program impact and effectiveness.
- Collaborates with the YDP Director, Data and Evaluation Manager, and Academic Support Coordinator to assist in the development and implementation of new systems to track youth's academic progress.
- Participates fully in the organization of annual IBA events, including Three Kings Day, and Festival Betances, as well as other events related to the community.
- Carries out ad hoc duties as needed.
- Any other duties as described by supervisor.
GENERAL COMPETENCIES AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
- Bachelor's degree, with focus in Education, Humanities, Social Work or related fields preferred.
- Two or more years of direct experience and great passion for working with youth of color in a youth development program and/or community-based setting
- One or more years of experience coaching and/or mentoring staff
- Knowledge of and/or prior relationship with the South End/Lower Roxbury neighborhood
- Passion for the arts, social justice, and civic engagement and belief in the power of the arts to empower and engage youth
- Working knowledge of program planning, organizational structure, budgeting, and administrative operations
- Strong project management skills, with the ability to drive complex, multifaceted projects forward to deliver results on time
- Interest in building and maintaining community partnerships
- Experience with program evaluation and data collection and analysis
- High degree of computer literacy with knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and data based software applications
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills with a high level of emotional intelligence
- Strong organizational and creative problem-solving skills with attention to detail
- Ability to adapt and maintain strong leadership during times of change
- Enthusiastic, trustworthy, and diplomatic with impeccable integrity
- Interest in collaborating with the YDP Team to develop work objectives and targets based on IBA's mission and overall strategy
- Bilingual, Spanish-English
- Ability to work a flexible schedule
- CORI Requirement
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
$77,000 annualized salary. Benefits include health dental and vision insurance; Flexible Spending Account (FSA); a generous HRA plan provided by IBA ($9,100 or $18,200 based on single or family coverage) for out-of-pocket medical expenses. 403b plan with annual employer contribution; generous amount of paid time off.
To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to: ibaboston.isolvedhire.com
As an EOE/AA employer, IBA will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification, veteran, or disability status.