Position: Older Youth Education Manager
Details: Horton’s Kids is seeking an Older Youth Education Manager to run academic programs for roughly 40 children in grades 8-12 who participate in Horton’s Kids programs. This is a crucial position that drives the organization’s efforts to improve the academic skills of older youth, creates academic intervention plans to guide their post-secondary plans.
Reporting directly to the Sr. Secondary Programs Manager and coordinating closely with other program staff, this position oversees older youth academic programs, which take place in the afternoons and evenings throughout the week. Additionally, this position will support the broader goals of the organization, particularly with regard to health and basic needs, youth development, social emotional learning, enrichment, and management of the Horton’s Kids Community Resource Center.
Core responsibilities of this position include:
- Develop relationships with older youth participants and their families (8-12 graders)
- Plan and manage academic programs, including overseeing part-time and full-time support staff
- Evaluate student skills using a variety of assessments for literacy and math skill improvement.
- Create individualized academic plans and working with the older youth programs team to ensure academic goals are being met quarterly
- Develop and cultivate relationships with school administrators, teachers, and staff on behalf of children and families
- Support the development and implementation of the college and career coaching program to ensure post-secondary plans are attained.
- Coordinate with other staff members, in particular case managers and mental health partners, to ensure participants receive personalized, comprehensive, and effective interventions
- Identify and implement the social emotional lessons for youth to develop throughout programming which align with academic supports.
- Develop, maintain and cultivate positive relationships with external post-secondary partners
- Represent the organization at external events
- Stay informed about educational opportunities for older youth
- Track, gather, and evaluate data for program evaluation and impact of program quality.
- Minimum of three years as a classroom teacher in secondary setting (8th grade and up)
- Experience working with high-risk students who come from under-resourced, urban backgrounds
- Strong behavior management and classroom management strategies
- Ability to form lasting relationships with both students and families
- Experience with administering interim academic assessments
- Knowledgeable in identifying and implementing secondary literacy and recovery strategies
- Proven track record of significantly improving academic performance of students who are below grade level
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice for children
- Has successfully taken ownership of a long-term project – from envisioning impact, to identifying strategies to taking the necessary steps to achieve the intended outcome
- Has successfully worked independently as well as in teams
- Skilled at large group facilitation with youth and adults
- Developed project implementation and management skills
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Mr. Randy Marsh at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please label the subject line: Older Youth Education Manager.