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Program Director (Part-Time)

Durham Success Summit Inc
Durham, NC
  • 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.


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

Team Management:

  • 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

Organization-Wide Responsibilities:

  • Support for programming and organization-wide initiatives by actively engaging in and attending the following opportunities:

    • Quarterly board meetings

    • Fundraising and development initiatives

    • Programming activities

    • 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.

Durham Success Summit Inc


Durham, NC
27703 USA


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