Program Manager
Position Summary
 The Program Manager may be based at any one of Aspire!’s program sites, at the discretion of the Executive Director, and will provide direction for programming at all three of the Learning ROCKS! sites as well as daily coordination and implementation of activities at one site for 20-40 students (depending on the site).

Reporting Relationships
 The Program Manager reports directly to the Executive Director and is supported by two Program Site Coordinators and 2-6 AmeriCorps Members, as well as additional community volunteers. This is a full-time, exempt position based on a 40-hour work week.


Program Responsibilities
  •  Provide program support and supervision to two Site Coordinators in implementing daily afterschool program activities, achieving program targets, maintaining school partnerships, collecting and compiling student data, developing appropriate case notes; and directing site-based AmeriCorps Members
  • In coordination with Site Coordinators, ensure that weekly activities for all sites are planned based on the Learning ROCKS! themes, the Virginia Standards of Learning, and the 40 Developmental Assets
  • Coordinate curriculum development across sites, including developing curriculum and/or instructional materials as needed, for all Learning ROCKS! Program aspects including Summer Camp
  • Monitor program activities at each site, including conducting regular (semi-monthly) site visits, to ensure successful program implementation at all sites in collaboration with Site Coordinators
  • Achieve and track program goals in close collaboration with Assistant Director, including ensuring that obligations to stakeholders are fulfilled and/or exceeded, such as: daily behavior expectations; quarterly report cards/grades/portfolios and behavior self-assessments; Standards of Learning scores; ESoL/HILT stages (where applicable); and others as relevant
  • Ensure that Aspire!’s database reflects program priorities and targets, that data are kept current and accurate, and that data are used to inform program and instructional decisions as well as for reporting purposes
  • Coordinate professional development for AmeriCorps team to take place regularly each week
  • Actively lead a community of practice that identifies and refines best practices in children and youth programming;
  • Create Spanish/English monthly parents’ newsletter in coordination with Site Coordinators
  • Manage Learning ROCKS! budget
Site-Based Responsibilities
  • Coordinate daily afterschool activities at one program site, including providing direct support to 20-40 students each day, maintaining communication with parents, and directing and supervising site-based AmeriCorps Members
  • Direct, supervise, and evaluate site-based AmeriCorps Members, volunteers, Service-Learning students, and interns
  • Develop and implement strategies for consistent communication with schools, including regular exchange of information with school teachers and counselors to support the success and well-being of participants
  • Engage parents, school communities, and external partners in students’ success and program results
  • Collect, secure, and track students’ tuition payments
  • Comply with all applicable rules, regulations, and agreements of the organization
  • Passion for providing equitable education opportunities to underserved populations
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, or other social services required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience working with elementary school students in a formal capacity; teaching experience strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement educational and social activities for children
  • Strong behavior management skills, with an emphasis on the positive
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Communication skills – ability to interact well with parents, teachers, and program staff
  • Spanish language proficiency required, both written and spoken
  • Experience working with linguistically and culturally diverse populations
  • Flexibility, creativity, and a great sense of humor

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