Program Director, Project SHINE

Posted by on July 28, 2008

[emailed 7/24/2008]

Program Director

The Center for Intergenerational Learning (CIL) at Temple University is dedicated to strengthening communities by bringing generations together to meet the needs of individuals and families throughout the life cycle. We achieve our mission by developing model programs that address critical community needs, providing training and technical assistance related to intergenerational and civic engagement programming, conducting research, and disseminating knowledge. Coordinated out of CIL, Project SHINE is a national service-learning initiative which builds partnerships to engage college students and older immigrants in service to their communities. Through SHINE, students tutor immigrant elders in English, health literacy, citizenship preparation and civic education. Both students and elders assume leadership roles within the program and community, promoting Project SHINE, recruiting and training participants and supporting their work together.

The Center is currently seeking a Program Director to manage all aspects of Project SHINE and serve as part of the Center’s senior leadership team. The incumbent will be responsible for setting program priorities, developing and managing funds, supervising staff and achieving strategic objectives. Core tasks include building partnerships with key stakeholders, training and building staff capacity, evaluating service provision for the program’s clients, and developing proposals for external funding. The Program Director will oversee 2 full time staff, 3 AmeriCorps VISTA members and various consultants.

Essential functions will include:

• developing and overseeing the implementation of program guidelines, practices, policies, and standards locally & nationally;
• establishing short- and longer-term strategic objectives;
• managing the annual operating budget and generating new revenue (grants, fee-for-service);
• supervising staff, consultants and VISTA members working in areas including service delivery, program evaluation, faculty development, and web design;
• managing the development of a national AmeriCorps program and overseeing a national AmeriCorps VISTA project; overseeing the provision of technical assistance to national network of institutions of higher education replicating SHINE across the country;
• managing public relations activities for Project SHINE;
• overseeing the development of the website; serving as a senior member of the leadership team of the Center for Intergenerational Learning; and
• other duties as assigned.

Qualified candidates must possess a master’s degree in applied linguistics, education, non-profit management or related fields and five years of experience working with immigrant communities and managing projects. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. The candidates must have a demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office; demonstrated verbal and written communication skills; grant writing experience; supervisory experience and strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Preferred qualifications include a Ph. D. with experience in one or more of the following: program development; administration of service-learning, AmeriCorps and/or AmeriCorps VISTA programs; adult or health education; training; assessment and evaluation.

Excellent benefits, including health and dental insurance, retirement, and tuition remission. Temple University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is interested in the recruitment of diverse faculty and staff. All interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Jenny Zapf, Associate Director, Center for Intergenerational Learning at or 1601 N. Broad St., Rm. 206, Philadelphia, PA. 19122.

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