Alder Program Manager

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organization:"I Have a Dream" Oregon
position summary:

The Dreamer School Program Manager is responsible for the program implementation of “I Have a Dream”– Oregon’s Dreamer School programs at Alder Elementary. Major responsibilities include Dreamer School program coordination partnering with school staff and students (Dreamers), monitoring and tracking in depth collaboration with our organizational partners and Dreamer School staff. This position will be on-site at Alder Elementary for school hours with the occasional weekend and evening hours.

Salary / Pay Rate:Competeive salary, including full health benefits
Apply by:January 9, 2015
Required Skills and Abilities:•Create and manage highly productive relationships with “I Have a Dream” leaders, host school Principals, other building leaders and Dreamer School families. •Build strong teacher, staff and parent/guardian partnerships to advance Dreamer School initiatives. •Create and manage host school and college partnerships. •Assure completion of all required reports and oversee program site evaluation. •Oversee existing projects including database development and program benchmarking as well as advance and oversee new projects. •Coordinate, implement and track Dreamer School program services in partnership with Reynolds School District staff, building leadership and Dreamer School partner organizations including strong after school and summer partnership with SUN. •Partner with Volunteer Mobilizer on supervision, coordination, tracking and support of AmeriCorps, volunteers and on-site mentors.
Qualifications:•Minimum undergraduate degree; preferred degree in education, school counseling, human services or related field •Passionate advocate for at-risk children with a commitment to the mission and goals of “I Have a Dream” •Self-starter, organized, and creative with strong leadership skills in solving problems and realizing opportunities •Experience working with children and families from diverse backgrounds/experiencing poverty •Community and relationship builder to create a bold and strong Dreamer identity •Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills •Understanding of small nonprofit operations •Understanding of the public school system and practices •Competency in K-12 education issues •Strong team player, self-starter and positive attitude •Strong experience as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives and works effectively with diverse populations •Proven success with creating and managing successful partnerships •Minimum five years of experience in program development with at-risk youth/families •Fluent in Spanish is preferred but not required •Minimum two years of supervisory experience •Database and program management tracking experience preferred but not required
Education Required:College degree
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer