Position: SAFE Program Director
Hours: Part Time (20 hours per week)
Position Available: July, 2013
Job Location: Parents Education Network, San Francisco, CA
Parents Education Network (PEN), a San Francisco non-profit organization, is a parent coalition collaborating with educators, students and the community to empower and bring academic and life success to students with learning and attention differences.
Student Advisors for Education (SAFE) is a student community that strives to educate, mentor, and support students, parents and teachers regarding the challenges and strengths of students with LD and ADHD. This youth branch of PEN supports students with learning and attention differences ages 13 – 19. There are currently 2 SAFE chapters in the SF Bay Area with plans for growth within California in the 2013-2014 school year and nationally beginning in the summer of 2014. The SAFE students also participate in planning and execution of our annual April gathering EdRev and EdRev-Up. EdRev is a conference type event that is held at AT&T Park, in San Francisco. It is a day of education, inspiration, and celebration for students with learning and attention differences, their families and educators that support them. EdRev-Up is a student only event that takes place the day before EdRev which draws students from the Bay Area and nationally. The students focus on community building and preparation for EdRev.
Position Description: The Program Director is responsible for leading the SAFE program, ensuring seamless team development and management, consistent program delivery as well as strong quality control and evaluation services. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual with youth development experience to further develop and grow a flourishing program while working collaboratively with a high-performing management team.
- Commitment to uphold PEN’s mission in all that s/he does for the organization
- Develops annual strategic growth plans consistent with PEN’s Strategic Plan
- Plans and executes the launch of new SAFE chapters, locally and nationally
- Travels to potential SAFE chapter sites to coordinate the initial program elements and specifications with new chapter leaders
- Provides technical assistance and acts as liaison between PEN headquarters and Chapters
- Manages Chapter Facilitators
- Carries out ongoing program assessment and evaluation processes
- Analyzes success metrics and data to measure short and long term impacts to ensure consistent high quality program delivery and inform improvement
- Prepares reports for the Executive Director and Board on trends and findings from collected data
- Develops and manages annual program budget
- Plans and oversees SAFE involvement in PEN’s annual conference (EdRev) and student gathering (EdRev-Up)
Qualifications: The Program Director must be creative, adaptive and entrepreneurial, with a problem-solving and positive approach to his/her work. This role requires strategic thinking, a commitment to continuous learning and the ability to plan long-term with both the missions of PEN and SAFE in mind. The Program Manager must have an understanding of the particular challenges facing the youth members of SAFE and have experience working in education or youth development organizations or institutions.
- Experience designing and implementing programs serving youth
- At least 2 years experience in a team supervisory role; knowledge of recruiting and managing volunteers a plus
- Background in data collection and reporting
- Knowledge of budget management
- Ability to work in resource constrained environment
- Experience working with a collaborative or project team
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; event planning skills a plus
- Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
- Proven written and verbal communication skills
- Has a Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree preferred
- Basic knowledge of Excel
- Willing to work evenings and week-ends as required
- Able to travel periodically within the United States for training
Desired Skills: Individuals who have experience or personal knowledge of learning and attention differences and the resources used to support them are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Benefits: Not specified
Parents Education Network values diversity and seeks to build and sustain a diverse staff. Parents Education Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please contact Executive Director Laura Maloney at email@example.com to submit your resume, and with any questions you may have.