Reporting directly to SSLC Executive Director and Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships, the Miami Program Manager is responsible for overseeing all S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective Miami programming, including Youth Leaders Board, Sisterhood Academy, and Youth Social Entrepreneurship programs.
- Handle day to day management of programs throughout South Florida;
- Provide direct supervision of teaching artists, social work interns and/or other program staff;
- Match teaching artists and YLB peer educators with program sites;
- Coordinate program schedules;
- Manage schedule changes, cancellations and substitute teaching artists;
- Anticipate challenges and work creatively and quickly together with site contacts to resolve issues at program sites;
- Communicate any and all unresolved issues, or incidents in a timely manner to executive staff;
- Co-facilitate 1-2 SSLC sessions per week;
- Co-facilitate monthly YLB meetings;
- Engage in weekly supervision sessions with executive staff;
- Work with executive staff to ensure that programs operate within the approved budget.
- Work collaboratively with the executive team and staff to refine and document SSLC’s pedagogy and curricula;
- Assist in the creation and implementation of new initiatives and curricula to further the strategic direction of the organization;
- Assist in grant-writing, fundraising, and networking events for South Florida-specific funding opportunities.
- Recruit new partner sites that align with SSLC strategy, mission & vision;
- Participate in coalitions to attain policy advocacy goals in alignment with SSLC’s mission and vision.
- Support the development and implementation of a program evaluation system;
- Collect participant surveys, success stories, and creative outputs from teaching artists at all sites;
- Submit mid and year-end program reports to executive staff and program sites with evaluation findings and recommend changes to enhance the program.
Teaching Artist & Program Staff Recruitment, Training and Evaluation
- Recruit, interview and select well-qualified teaching artists and program staff;
- Aid in planning and facilitation of annual staff retreats;
- Develop and facilitate curriculum-specific monthly professional development trainings;
- Conduct 1-2 formal observations of each teaching artist and program staff during the school year;
- Conduct annual performance reviews of each teaching artist and program staff;
- Meet regularly with executive staff to review program observations, discuss training needs and support programming;
- Actively seek and participate in opportunities to learn best practices in curriculum development, trauma-informed care, restorative justice, social emotional learning, arts-based facilitation development through research, professional development conferences, and other learning opportunities.
Operations & Administration
- Distribute and collect paperwork related to reimbursements, timesheets, paid leave and other administrative documents;
- Draft and finalize contracts with program sites, teaching artists and other contractors;
- Work closely with executive staff to keep SSLC operating efficiently and in alignment with our mission and values.
Other tasks as assigned.
Experience & Competencies Required
Successful candidates will:
- Have strong skills in team-building and supportive management;
- Highly motivated, detail-oriented, ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously;
- Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work collaboratively, quickly and under pressure—with a sense of humor;
- Have strong organizational skills and a flexible attitude;
- Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks;
- Be a self-starter with integrity, professional discretion and professionalism;
- Have experience with administrative tasks including calendaring, task management & professional email communication;
- Have a strong analysis of anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices and principles including gender and racial justice;
- Have experience working with marginalized youth and possess a passion for positive youth development;
- Have experience and passion uplifting and centering Black girls and femmes;
- Be LGBTQIA+ affirming;
- Have reliable transportation;
- Have strong written and oral communication skills;
- Possess emotional intelligence;
- Bring whole self to position.
Masters Degree in social work, education or other related degree required. Must have at least 3 years of experience managing youth programs for systems-involved youth. Knowledge of Microsoft, Google and social media applications required. Skills in website management a plus. Spanish and/or Haitian Creole speaker a plus. South Florida natives strongly encouraged to apply.
Physical Requirements And Working Conditions:
- Works in an office environment
- Frequently sits for long periods of time
- Frequently speaks, reads, writes and uses a computer keyboard
- May require occasional standing, walking, lifting, stooping, and bending
Start date: Start by September 1, 2018
Office & Work Hours: General office hours are 9 am – 6 pm, some weekends; work hours are 40 hours per week in office on Monday to Friday, some weekends
Location: Position based in our Miami office
Salary: $55,000 – $58,000 depending on experience; benefits include health benefits, paid vacation, flex time and holidays.
How to Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter via e-mail to: Wakumi Douglas: email@example.com. Please include “Miami Program Manager” in the subject line.
S.O.U.L. Sisters is an equal opportunity employer; we are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight, or disability. Women (trans or cis) and people of color are encouraged to apply.