Program Director (Part-Time)
- Expired: December 13, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
The Program Director is responsible for accelerating the impact of Durham Success Summit's Scholars Program through the creation and execution of programs to evolve the programmatic impact, relationships, and business model for the region. You are an influencer, relationship builder, and expert project and program manager, who can seamlessly bring to life work across multiple people and constituents. You continuously seek to understand the landscape around you such that you can develop program ideas that will increase DSS' impact on our core constituents (Scholars - Black men between 16 and 24) and also our broader community – school leaders, students, community members, elected officials, etc. You will manage a team that will be working alongside you to bring projects to fruition and you will coach their skill development as they take on more complex projects, all the while modeling exceptional project management acumen.Responsibilities
Program Direction, Development, and Management:
Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the program
Plan the delivery and oversight of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission and goals to ensure that activities operate and drive toward program outcomes
Develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization
Cultivate new and existing relationships with community groups, companies, and schools with the goal of ensuring sufficient resources and access to services
Build relationships with alumni mentees in support of ongoing development and community and update alumni in Success Network databasae
Serve as a mentor/coach for all mentees in the program
Strategic Planning & Leadership:
Serve as a member of the leadership team with responsibility for ensuring strong program performance, planning and executing strategic growth, and partnering cross-functionally
Monitor the program activities on a regular basis and conduct an annual evaluation according to the program evaluation framework
Collaborate with the Director of Research & Program Evaluation to regularly produce comprehensive evaluation reports to the Executive Director and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate, in written form through memos and data-driven visual presentations
Collaborate with Director of Development and Manager of Stortytelling to ensure grants and other materials align with program goals and outcomes
Proactively implement improvements and ironclas processes that strengthen the program
Prepare and present program update for the Board of Director meetings and needs, and manages board relationships as needed, including the Program Committee
Manage a growing team that includes a part-time Outreach & Admissions Coordinator, paid and volunteer Success Coaches, and one intern.
Recruit, interview, and select well-qualified program volunteers to serve as mentors and speakers at events from January through April
Promote and foster an environment in which proactive thinking and creativity are encouraged and rewarded
Serve as resource advisor to program staff and support their work by managing resources, opportunities, time, and information.
Participate in yearly performance assessments of program staff, goal setting, and support professional development on an ongoing basis
Support for programming and organization-wide initiatives by actively engaging in and attending the following opportunities:
Quarterly board meetings
Fundraising and development initiatives
Staff leadership development and team building
Cross-functional special projects
At least 5+ years of leadership experience in education, job training, youth programming, or a related field, with experience working on behalf of historically underestimated or marginalized youth
Experience working with college and/or high school students preferred, incorporating cross-cultural competency to support and challenge them appropriately
Knowledge of Durham's history and local opportunities a strong plus
Must have the ability to effectively interact with our community and corporate partners, DSS staff, Scholars, guardians, volunteers, donors, and school administrators.
Ability to work collaboratively with a hybrid team
Bachelor’s degree is required; A master’s degree is preferred
- Willingness to complete a background check and a written exercise as part of the application/interview process.
Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
Excellent organizational skills and is able to work independently with minimal supervision
Ability to identify student issues and problems and initiate actions to solve these problems
Ability to research and quickly develop knowledge of employer recruiting strategies, job market trends, occupational, career, and personal growth.
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