Program Manager/Youth Engagement Zone
The Program Manager for the Youth Engagement Zone is responsible for managing
and supporting a program staff to engage 150 students weekly through service learning
and global education initiatives at a local high school. He or she will be responsible for
developing and implementing new buildOn local and national program initiatives. The
ideal candidate must demonstrate significant accomplishments as a manager, and must
have a minimum of 3 years of management experience, preferably in the not-for-profit
He or she must be self-motivated, creative, and possess strong organizational skills.
They must have considerable knowledge and demonstrated success in the field of
Youth Development and Service Learning. The incumbent must have experience
providing training and professional development for staff and knowledge of the Public
School System as well as some familiarity with the Non-Profit Sector.
Who We Are:
buildOn is breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service
and education. For the past two decades buildOn has mobilized urban youth to lift up
their communities and change the world through volunteer service.
In buildOn’s afterschool programs across the U.S., urban youth contribute intensive
community service tutoring children, feeding the homeless and volunteering at senior
citizen homes. buildOn takes these same students, many of whom have rarely traveled
outside their own neighborhoods, to some of the poorest countries on the planet to build
schools. buildOn is now running after-school programs in 100 urban high schools across the U.S.
where students have contributed nearly 1 million hours of service in their cities. We
have also built 466 schools in some of the economically poorest countries on the planet.
There are more than 73,000 children, parents and grand-parents attending buildOn
schools every day. To learn more about buildOn visit www.buildOn.org.
Primary Roles & Responsibilities:
Oversee the program activities for the program, including the core activities:
service, sponsorship, education.
Supervise a Program Coordinator in their efforts to recruit, motivate and retain
buildOn members to reach buildOn program goals.
Supervise all program events in the zone: including program meetings,
weekends and holiday service, ongoing service opportunities and School
wide service days.
Work directly with students in buildOn programs to mentor and develop these
students to reach their full potential
Job Description: Program Manager
Monitor and submit monthly progress reports through Key Performance
Indicators (KPIs) to manager.
Manage and track program budget.
Cultivate and Manage relationship with the schools, principals, faculty and
Manage annual outside evaluator assessment and evaluation.
Encourage and implement professional development for program staff
Work closely with other Program Managers to assess, grow and improve
Perform other duties as assigned by manager.
Relevant 4 year degree
Highly results oriented
Minimum 3 years experience in management
History of success and accomplishment through management
Demonstrated passion and enthusiasm for youth development
Strong organizational, project planning and team management skills required
Strong leadership, strategic thinking, initiative, problem solving skills and
creative ability desired
Experience with community service, service learning, volunteerism, global
education or cross cultural experience, and leadership development
Ability to adapt to a flexible, fast-paced and dynamic work environment
Team player and positive attitude is a must
Must be willing to work a minimum of 1 weekend a month
To apply send your resume and cover letter directly to CT Regional Manager Vernon
Sanders via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Type of position:
P.O. Box 16741