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Youth Program Supervisor

Atlanta (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Atlanta (United States of America)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Youth
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date:

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Job Overview :

The Youth Program Supervisor supervises IRC Atlanta's diverse youth program portfolio, which serves over 1200 refugee and immigrant adolescents annually throughout metro Atlanta. The youth team works with both in-school and out-of-school youth, offering a range of services including cultural orientation, academic support, social-emotional learning, positive youth development, mentoring, college readiness, career exploration, and academic and personal enrichment activities. The Youth Program Supervisor develops and monitors annual and strategic plans for the department, ensures program goals are met, supervises and supports staff, identifies and secures grants to sustain and grow programs, and ensures reporting, compliance, and budgeting requirements are satisfied through oversight of team members and activities. Additionally, the Youth Program Supervisor leads the design and implementation of programming and guides program changes based on data, best practices, and community needs. This position reports to the Deputy Director for the Atlanta office.

Major Responsibilities:

Program Design and Management:

·Plan for the overall department and its programs in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization.

·Ensure youth success with a strong emphasis on empowerment through high quality service that supports young people to thrive in their community.

·Research and implement innovative and evolving best practices on working with vulnerable youth, including SiFE and ELLs, for positive youth development and academic success.

·With input from the Deputy Director and program staff, establish and implement annual and long-term goals and objectives to successfully achieve programmatic outcomes

·Ensure all programmatic, contractual, and donor requirements and IRC standards of care are met 

·Guarantee accurate and timely financial and client-related recordkeeping throughout the department, including the use of ETO, IRIS and RPGIS systems

·In coordination with the Finance team, develop and monitor department, program, and grant budgets

·Other duties as assigned

 

People Management

·Supervise, coach, and support the professional development of a team of Youth Program staff.

·Lead training opportunities for Youth Program educators and volunteers on best-practices in education including positive youth development, social emotional asset development, and working with SiFE and ELL students.

Resource Development and Partnership Development:

·Develop funding proposals for the department’s programs to ensure the continuous delivery of services 

·Sustain and grow partnerships with the local school districts and other strategic partners to maximize their coordination, cooperation, and support.

·Represent IRC’s Youth Programs in the community and to potential funders, serving as a resource to those seeking information about program activities

Job Requirements:

Work Experience:

·Minimum of two (2) years of experience working with youth in a formal classroom or afterschool setting; experience working with refugee and/or immigrant youth strongly preferred

·Minimum of one (1) year of nonprofit program coordination or equivalent experience

·Minimum of two (2) years of professional work experience with progressive levels of responsibility, including supervisory and program management experience

·Grant writing experience

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

·Demonstrated success in creating and implementing youth programming and in developing community partnerships

·Initiative, creativity, and ability to complete projects independently

·Demonstrated success with supervision, program management, and strategic planning to ensure high program quality and impact

·Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

·Fluency in English required; Bi-lingual abilities in a refugee language helpful

·Ability to effectively communicate and work as a team leader and team member in a cross-cultural environment.

·Superior time management and organizational skills

·Computer literacy required.

·Valid driver’s license and access to a personal, insured vehicle.

Education: 

·Bachelor’s (4-year university) degree required; graduate degree in education, non-profit management, public administration, social work, human services, or other related field preferred

Working Environment:

·Standard office work environment with occasional travel within the service delivery area

·Occasional evenings and weekends

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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