Senior Program Manager Consultant
December 11th, 2020

Senior Program Manager Consultant

December 11th, 2020

Reports To: President and CEO

Job Description:

The Senior Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing 21st Century Community Learning Centers. The position provides leadership in creating an inviting and safe environment for extra-curricular and academic opportunities for students. Responsible for assuring high-quality program services and support to enrolled students and their families over multiple sites. The position requires the ability to manage multiple projects, think creatively to access resources and evaluate existing programs/relationships. Responsible for managing and training coaches, as well as planning and executing programs. The Senior Program Manager will help promote a positive image of PowerPlay’s core mission, values and purpose.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Program Management: 21st Century Community Learning Center Program

● Oversee program performance standards including recruitment, enrollment and retention of program participants in accordance with grant expectations and requirements

● Supervise all program coaches and facilitate performance discussions to ensure program goals and objectives are met

● Ensure all staff and programmatic activities comply with the expectations of the 21st Century Grant

● Provide ongoing staff development for program staff to increase their skills to achieve program outcomes

● Coordinate staffing schedule, staff timesheets, and payroll with the Finance Director

● Build and maintain a high level of communication and positive relationships with school partners, staff, administration, parent relations and community partners

● Supervise/Manage program orientation, encourage involvement, and maintain monthly contact with families and schools

● Create and distributes enrollment forms, emergency contact sheets, and program guidelines to partner site for distribution among families and school members

● Accountable for working with NYE (Subcontractor) to ensure accurate tracking of enrollment, daily attendance and data entry into EZ Reports to meet 21st CCLC program requirements

● Work with finance team analyzing invoices and billing to ensure we are within grant guidelines

● Collaborate with NYSED management team and external evaluator to provide ongoing updates of our programmatic duties and receive technical assistance if needed



● At least 5 years of experience in education and positive youth development providing school based, after-school and summer related programming; At least 2 years of supervising a team.

● May require safety and security clearances through the Department of Education

● Reliable, organized and punctual

● Expert understanding of NYC and NY State education requirements in an urban setting

● Ability to resolve conflicts and negotiate solutions

● Strong customer service and interpersonal skills for dealing with different types of partners

● Exceptional skills for analyzing data

● Superior time management and multitasking skills

● Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

● Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school leadership and coaches

● Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with proven ability to interact with a diverse range of individuals both in person and over the phone, applying tact and discretion as situations demand

● Must have excellent organizational, time management and follow-up skills

● Must be able to clearly articulate outcome requirements and provide the necessary and appropriate resources and support for Program Coaches to successfully deliver on objectives

● Responsible and professional conduct serving as role model to staff and youth

● Ability to work with changing conditions and priorities, willingness to work some evenings and weekends

● Proactive, “can-do” approach/attitude; demonstrate initiative and resourcefulness

● Accountable – willing to accept appropriate levels of responsibility for tasks, projects and outcomes



● Bachelor’s degree required with preference in Education, Psychology, or Social Work



● Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of products

● Knowledge of utilizing Google Drive to receive and share documents

● Experience with EZ Reports a plus



● Virtual and/or occasional visit to a site if necessary

Job Type: Consultant (Temporary)

Salary: Commensurate with experience

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