Reports to: Program Director
Classification: This position is full-time exempt and not eligible for overtime.
The SummerREADS Program Manager is an integral player in ensuring SummerREADS is designed and implemented to the highest standards ensuring as many students as possible can benefit from the program. The manager will serve on the program management team alongside the Education Director of Statewide Initiatives, Program Director, and other key Young Audiences staff managing specific elements of the program. This is a temporary full-time position beginning after April 1, 2021, and ending no later than August 31, 2021. This will be a hybrid remote position.
In partnership with the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, the Baltimore Elementary and Middle School Library Project, and Baltimore City Public Schools, Young Audiences/Arts for Learning will operate eight SummerREADS program sites across Baltimore City. SummerREADS is a six-week summer program that provides students the opportunity to participate in literacy-based and arts-integrated programming in state-of-the-art school libraries, renovated as part of the Library Project. This arts-focused literacy initiative leverages Weinberg Libraries and turns them into community hubs that encourage creativity and address summer learning loss in children. SummerREADS primarily serves students in grades K-5. SummerREADS WILL be held in-person in summer 2021.
About Young Audiences/Arts for Learning
Young Audiences/Arts for Learning, founded in Baltimore in 1950, is the country’s foremost arts-in-education non-profit organization. The Maryland chapter of Young Audiences (YA) provides more than 9,000 arts education opportunities to nearly 200,000 students, artists, and educators throughout the state each year. YA is a mission-driven organization that values community, innovation, and passion. The staff, board, and teaching artists have a shared commitment to advance equity in the field of education by working tirelessly to generate opportunities for students to imagine, create, and realize their full potential through the arts.
Work Hours and Compensation (40 hours per week)
- This is a temporary full-time hourly position beginning in April 2021 and ending in late August 2021.
- As a temporary position, the SummerREADS Program Manager is not eligible for benefits (health, dental or vision insurance, and retirement).
- The SummerREADS Program Manager will be eligible to earn paid leave at a prorated rate.
- Hourly rate for the position is $27.55/hour.
- Strong experience working in nonprofit administration, education, or a related field.
- A self-starter with a proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills.
- Experience developing, managing, and overseeing complex project schedules and work plans.
- Knowledge and experience working in school, summer and/or out-of-school-time settings.
- Excellent customer service skills, with experience working with parents and families preferred.
- Experience developing and managing relationships with community partners.
- A passion for the arts, arts integration, and the role of teaching artists/community artists in education.
- Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias, and its impact on policies and practices, especially related to the administration of public education.
- Strong experience developing and managing complex project schedules and work plans. Experience working with project management tools preferred.
- Excellent computer skills.
- Experience with Salesforce CRM platform preferred.
- Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
- Driver’s license and own means of transportation to travel to and from sites in Baltimore City
- Ability to pass a criminal background check
- Oversee recruitment and vetting of SummerREADS interns, in partnership with Volunteer Manager.
- Assist with interviews for all SummerREADS positions.
- Serve as primary contact for all administrative and logistical support for summer staff and oversee the collection and organization of hiring paperwork.
- Develop, in partnership with the Education and Program Directors, a comprehensive student recruitment plan to ensure that all attendance goals are reached.
- Oversee the execution of student recruitment plan, including distributing flyers to partner schools and working with YA staff and school partners to widely distribute information using a variety of methods.
- Develop and deliver, in partnership with the Education and Program Directors, training for various constituencies during professional development days.
- Coordinate professional development logistics.
- Oversee, in partnership with the Education and Program Directors, all external partners for the program including non-arts enrichment partners.
- Assist in creating student and site schedules.
- Order all site supplies--including teaching artist residency materials, books, PPE, etc.--and oversee distribution of supplies to sites.
- Manage, in collaboration with the Education and Program Directors, all family communications before, during, and after the program.
- Ensure that all sites are following COVID-19 health and safety guidelines at all times.
- Monitor student attendance data and prepare reports that summarize this data.
- Conduct regular site visits to all SummerREADS sites to ensure a smooth, high-quality program.
- Support the creation of a positive culture by developing positive relationships with staff, students, and families at program sites
- Prepare written reports, flyers, written content, graphics, presentations, etc., as needed.
- Assist the Program and Education Directors with tasks as needed.
This application will close at 5:00 pm on Friday, April 16.
For consideration, please apply to the position on our website: https://www.yamd.org/join-us/internship-and-employment-opportunities/sum.... Please do not send applications that include headshots or photos of yourself. No phone calls or recruiters, please.