We’re hiring a Program Manager

Thank you for your interest- this position is now closed. We will be announcing shortly!

The Program Manager of Youth Art Exchange (YAX) is responsible for carrying out the mission and programs of YAX, focusing on managing daily program operations and implementation, managing support and outreach to youth, schools, and parents, and building community connections and key collaborations. The Program Manager is also a public spokesperson for all YAX programs and mission. This position reports to the YAX Director of Programs. The Program Manager is a full-time position with benefits.

Specific Duties:

Program Management

  • Co-manage (with Director of Programs) the day-to-day operations of the in school programs, on site & off-site after school programs and summer internships, including managing student issues, space/classroom logistics, and faculty requests
  • With the input of YAX youth & Youth Advisory Board co-develop (with Director of Programs) innovative arts programs
  • Manage, enhance and maintain the youth electronic database (attendance, demographic, and contact information, etc.)
  • Work in conjunction with Director of Programs to plan, execute and promote all YAX events, community days, fieldtrips and youth and parent orientations
  • Co-produce (with Director of Programs) all youth arts celebrations, exhibitions and performances, including arranging venue logistics, coordinating with venue staff on the day of event, and managing faculty, partners, and program needs
  • Manage San Francisco Food Bank account, shopping, and invoicing

 

Faculty and Staff Management:

  • Oversee program support staff (1), Alumni Intern, Teaching Assistants, Youth Advisory Board and other administrative interns
  • Along with the Director of Programs, plan and lead monthly faculty meetings
  • Support with hiring process for faculty, with the assistance of the staff, faculty, and the Youth Advisory Board
  • Oversee volunteers and coordinate with faculty and staff for programmatic and administrative service

 

Student Outreach and Support:

    • Act as the first point of contact for all students and parents
    • Develop broader and deeper student recruitment and retention methods
    • Maintain and establish new relationships with counselors and teachers at our partner public high schools
    • Manage and implement youth recruitment and retention methods
      • This includes, but is not limited to: attendance protocols, data input incentives and community-building activities
    • In conjunction with Director of Programs, develop and implement opportunities for YAX youth to connect to the Bay Area arts scene through field trips, visiting artists & community arts projects
    • Support targeted marketing campaigns using social media, snail mail and phone calls to various constituencies including youth, parents, teachers and counselors, in collaboration with Director of Programs & Marketing+ Communications Coordinator
    • In conjunction with Director of Programs, develop and implement opportunities for YAX youth to connect to the Bay Area arts scene through field trips, visiting artists & community arts projects
    • Support targeted marketing campaigns using social media, snail mail and phone calls to various constituencies including youth, parents, teachers and counselors, in collaboration with Director of Programs & Marketing+ Communications Coordinator
      • Supporting and training youth in event planning and implementation
      • Developing innovative methods for youth involvement in the hiring process for faculty, staff and interns
      • Being an adult ally for Youth Advisory Board initiated projects/grants
    • Solicit and analyze youth concerns and be the primary advocate for their voices within YAX’s programs development and implementation, and organizational decision-making
    • Develop strategies and collaborations to connect our youth leaders to other youth leaders in the city.
      • This includes developing events, workshops, field trips, etc.
    • Envision and develop new youth leadership opportunities within YAX
    • Oversee Youth Leadership Budget

 

Outcomes Measurement:

  • Lead and supervise youth and faculty program evaluations. Analyze evaluation results and report on them
  • Assess and enhance program evaluation structures & partnerships in conjunction with Director of Programs and Executive Director

 

Desired Skills:

  • Program management experience, preferably for a non-profit or arts organization
  • Ability to take initiative, work autonomously, prioritize tasks, and manage details
  • Strong written and oral communication skills (fluency in another language a plus)
  • Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills (especially with youth)
  • Adept computer skills – including fluency in Microsoft Office, and experience with social media platforms and database management (Salesforce and City of San Francisco DCYF CMS preferred)
  • Experience working well in a team environment, handling multiple assignments, and meeting deadlines
  • Willingness to work occasional weekends and evenings
  • Bachelor’s Degree in arts administration, education, youth development, or related field

 

Physical requirements include: prolonged sitting at a desk, working on a computer keyboard, writing, reading, lifting and moving objects up to 25 lbs, attending meetings

 

Compensation:

Final salary offered will be based on the candidate meeting job qualifications and commensurate relevant experience. Comprehensive benefits package. Annual salary range: $50,000 –$52,000.

 

TO APPLY: POSITION CLOSED. To be considered for the first round, please submit application materials by June 5, 2016. For a complete application, please submit your resumé, and a letter of interest that responds to the following questions:

  1. Why are youth arts essential to San Francisco?
  2. Describe an example of a successful organizing/recruitment effort in which you took initiative.
  3. What are some engagement strategies that you have found to be successful, in particular with high school aged youth?

 

Please submit to: apply@youthartexchange.org with the subject line: “LAST NAME – Program Manager Application”
Youth Art Exchange, a project of Tides Center, is an “atwill” and equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise Youth Art Exchange/Tides in writing of special needs at the time of application.

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