Program Manager-Philadelphia, After-School All-Stars

Posted by After-School All-Stars on December 15, 2014

Organization Background:

After-School All-Stars (ASAS) is one of the leading national after-school program providers in the country. Our comprehensive school-based programs combine academics, enrichment, and health and fitness activities to help build the knowledge and skills children need to succeed, both in school and in life. Founded as a national organization by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1992, ASAS is building a national model for after-school program delivery through our 15 chapters, all of which serve nearly 87,000 youth in major urban centers.

After-School All-Stars launched programs in Philadelphia in October of 2014 and is currently operating in two schools under a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant.

The Position:

To operate this organization, ASAS is currently seeking an exceptional and dynamic leader for the Program Manager (PM) position. The PM will report to and work closely with the Executive Director (ED); general responsibilities include overall program management and leadership, and the development and monitoring of this Chapter’s programs.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Responsible for effective program planning throughout the year that includes session planning, development of class selections for students, site visits, culminating events, collaboration with core day initiatives, and field trips
  • Implement programming according to 21st Century Community Learning Centers program design and ensure grant objectives are met
  • Ensure implementation of ASAS National Initiatives on school sites and in summer camps
  • Recruit, hire, and train effective program staff, capable of managing and leading a classroom and ensure that staff are developing high quality, comprehensive after-school programming
  • Conduct performance reviews and evaluations for program staff
  • Develop and thoroughly understand site budget, and any grant compliance requirements
  • Responsible for maintaining student participation and attendance throughout the year via recruitment and retention activities, including “student voice and choice” strategies
  • Ensure that student records and attendance data are maintained in an accurate manner
  • Assist in planning and execution of fundraising activities as directed by Executive Director
  • Assist in identifying and writing potential program and operational grants
  • Document program activities via video, photos, and recording student success stories
  • Serve as a liaison with school personnel and community groups to maintain positive public and working relations of program with community partners
  • Travel daily to one or both sites. Occasional travel off-site meetings, trainings and events
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Traits and Characteristics:

  • The successful candidate will be detail-oriented self-starter with strong leadership, organizational, management, and communication skills. Team building, relationship building, and a collaborative working style are important attributes. An entrepreneurial spirit, energetic and dynamic personality, a “can-do” attitude, and a passion to work with youth highly desired.

Experience and Education:

  • An undergraduate degree is required. Teaching experience or experience running after-school programs is preferred.
  • Experience working in a leadership or supervisory capacity in a school, after school, day camp or community youth outreach setting.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with school district staff, public officials, private sector officials, parents and community leaders.
  • Familiarity with quality criteria for after school programs.
  • Familiarity with youth development principles and middle school aged youth
  • Ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate sensitivity to others as well as respond to critical incidents and act swiftly in an emergency situation.
  • Familiarity with basic computer software programs
  • Must clear DOJ & FBI Livescan and Tuberculosis Clearance
  • Familiarity and experience with diverse populations strongly preferred
  • Availability to work evenings and Saturdays as needed; some travel within the United States required
  • Must be on school site(s) during program hours of approximately 3:00-6:00 pm

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