Youth Program Manager Diversity Awareness Partnership

Description

Under the direction of the Director of Programs, the Youth Program Manager will be responsible for the recruitment of students for all EXPLORE programs; management of the Diverse-City Art Competition; and support for the Director of Programs in creating content and curricula for the Give Respect, Get Respect (GRGR) program.

Responsibilities

EXPLORE Program Responsibilities:

  • Build applicant sources by cultivating positive relationships with school administrators, educators, students, and key community stakeholders through individual communication and attending key education and diversity-focused events
  • Maintain and update a database of school administrators, teachers, support staff, and community organizations that cover all schools and relevant community organizations in the region
  • Maintain and update a database of program alumni for continual connection to DAP’s EXPLORE youth diversity program and community events
  • Manage communications with parents, school administrators, and student participants
  • Plan, organize, and communicate travel arrangements as needed for participants within budget constraints
  • Design and implement recruitment plan and selection of number of students to fulfill the requirements of each program partner
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Diverse-City Art Competition Responsibilities:

  • Establish a timeline for the annual competition
  • Develop and implement a communications plan for the competition
  • Solicit artwork from students throughout the Metro St. Louis area
  • Solicit gift donations to recognize contest winners
  • Manage judging process
  • Coordinate recognition ceremony at DAP Connect Breakfast
  • Design and implement annual evaluations
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Give Respect, Get Respect Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with Director of Programs to maintain, update, and expand on the curricula
  • Support outreach efforts as needed (e.g. potential program partners and interested schools)

General Organization Responsibilities:

  • Attend all of DAP’s major fundraising and community outreach events
  • Provide own transportation to all programs
  • Attend weekly DAP Team meetings and weekly check-ins with direct supervisor
  • Perform other job-related activities as assigned to support DAP brand and growth

Qualifications / Requirements

  • High school diploma or higher
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a wide variety of partner organizations, volunteers, and the public
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Attention to detail and organization
  • Strong project management and problem-solving skills; ability to independently manage a wide variety of projects, set priorities, balance short-term and long-term objectives, meet deadlines, and work with staff from various program areas to accomplish goals
  • Ability to take initiative and work individually or as a member of a team
  • Flexible working style to adapt to changing needs
  • Comprehensive understanding of diversity issues related to race, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability

 Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience within a school setting or deep understanding of the needs of educators, school administrators, and students
  • 3+ years in a role with responsibilities in program outreach and a successful track record of meeting recruiting targets

To Apply: 

Send your resume and cover letter to careers@dapinclusive.org with Youth Program Manager in the subject line. No phone calls.  Resumes will be accepted until July 30, 2021.