Organization: The Heart and Hand Center for Children and Their FamiliesTitle: Program Director
Categories: Nonprofit Jobs
Region: Denver Metro Area
Org Type: 501(c)(3)
Heart & Hand Program Director
The Heart & Hand Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of at risk youth and their families, in Northeast Denver. The Center runs programming for Kindergarten-12th grade youth, Monday-Friday, from 3:00-6:30pm. Additionally, we extend support to enrolled families by providing resources, referrals, and emergency assistance to guardians.
- Recruit, hire, lead, schedule and provide training and supervision of all staff, interns and volunteers of all youth related programs
- Implement human resource management practices to recruit, train, retain and terminate staff
- Supervise all program staff
- Ensure appropriate instructor and volunteer training is provided
- Provide written evaluation of program staff at the completion of, or during, each program
- Maintain open communication lines among instructors, volunteers and participants
- Perform performance evaluations and develop professional development plans for the staff to ensure the program maintains a high level of quality
- Work with the program staff to develop an appropriate curriculum and plan activities that are consistent with the mission of the Heart & Hand Center. After school programs should assist youth with developing interpersonal skills and help youth improve their academic performances.
- Interface with, and cultivate relations with, professional and community partners
- Assist on the preparation of budgets for both the afterschool and summer programs. Function within the budget parameters
- Consult with the Executive Director on a regular basis
- Aide in grant writing
Program Implementation and Infrastructure
- Oversee the daily operation of general Youth Programs including nutrition, academics, and enrichment programs.
- Design and schedule an enriching, educational and creative Children’s program for the established time period each day and remain on site for the entirety of the program.
- Enhance policies, procedures and safety guidelines for all programs
- Evaluate programs and provide feedback as needed to workshop staff and volunteers
- Report and discuss monthly activity schedule with Executive Director
- Provide a wide variety of new programs, at least one new program per month
- Communicate program status with Executive Director on weekly basis
- Coordinate yearly program calendar
- Organize and maintain orderly program space, supplies and equipment
- Communicate vision and purpose of Center to the families
- Handle initial assessments for intakes of families
- Act as an advocate for family member, child, or teen with school(s) or other agencies
- Assess needs for additional services and makes referrals when necessary
- Produce monthly program schedules and, newsletters
- Facilitate parent meetings
- Interact within the community to develop and promote youth programs
- Attend weekly staff meetings
- Perform other appropriate tasks as assigned by the Executive Director
- The Center Director must be at least 21 years of age
- Must possess verifiable education/training in working with school-age children in: Recreation, Education, Scouting, or 4-H
- Must have completed at least one of the following qualifications:
o A four-year college degree, majoring in: recreation, education with a specialty in art, elementary or early childhood education, or a subject in the human service field.
o Two years of college training and six months of verifiable full time, or equivalent part time, paid or volunteer experience, since turning eighteen years of age, in the care and supervision of four or more children.
o Three years of verifiable full time, or equivalent part time, paid or volunteer experience since turning eighteen years of age, in the care and supervision of four or more children. Additionally, they must complete six semester hours, nine quarter hours in course work from a regionally accredited college or university, or forty clock hours of training in course work applicable to school-age children within the first nine months of employment.
- Must demonstrate: maturity, good judgment, administrative ability, and the capacity to supervise and direct school-age children in an unstructured setting.
- Employment is contingent on a criminal background check.
This is full-time position, Monday-Friday from 11:00am-7:00pm
Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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