Position Summary

The Program Associate supports Program Department activities to ensure a quality experience for students. The Program Associate is responsible for supporting student educational, health, and 21st century skill development activities; helping to build local partnerships; supporting recruitment and enrollment of students in Foundation activities and ongoing student and family relationships; and ensuring all programs are working toward the Foundation’s mission of working with the community to expand opportunities for young people to learn, thrive, and succeed. This position requires the candidate to be bilingual (English and Spanish) with a high level of fluency in each language.

Essential Functions
  • Support Program Department team in developing, implementing, and evaluating programs to fulfill the mission of the Foundation
  • Serve as main liaison for school partners including regular meetings and participation in school activities and providing ongoing support in relation to Foundation activities at the school; serve as representative of the Foundation for families, school, and other partners
  • Serve as lead site coordinator for summer program at designated school partner site
  • Work with Senior Program Manager on planning and daily operations of high-quality summer program to ensure students participate in activities safely, on schedule, and with adequate supplies and services; this includes, but is not limited to: hiring and training summer program staff; lesson planning for academic, physical/health, enrichment, and social emotional learning lessons; partner coordination; volunteer coordination; site visit coordination; building and maintaining relationships with student families; planning and executing family nights; activity scheduling; and coordinating with the school and school district
  • Build and maintain relationships with community partners and manage vendors as needed
  • Lead summer program student recruitment and enrollment at designated school site
  • Build relationships with families and promote family involvement including planning and executing regular family nights with support from the Senior Program Manager
  • With support from the Senior Program Manager, plan and implement special events for students at designated school such as overnight spring break camp
  • Maintain ongoing connection with students through regular communication including maintaining a presence during the school year
  • Support evaluation of all program activities and quality improvement activities, including survey administration and data entry, as needed
  • Keep Foundation staff informed of relevant events at or updates from the school partners
  • Assist in the development of materials (print, web-based, and social media) to communicate about Foundation programming
  • Promote the Foundation’s mission, values, and organizational policies to all stakeholders
  • Support the fundraising and grants management process
  • Work within Program Department budget and follow financial protocols
  • Support Program Department strategic planning and development of work plans
  • Other duties as assigned

Reports to Senior Program Manager

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in social work, education, or related discipline required, advanced degree in a related discipline preferred
  • 4+ years experience working with child/youth development programs, preferable in an out-of-school time setting
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required
  • Experience managing staff strongly preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, organization skills, and attention to detail
  • Comfortable in an environment that embraces evaluation and quality improvement
  • Customer-service orientation and problem-solving attitude, along with strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Skilled problem-solver and self-starter
  • Comfortable working with a diverse group of individuals to meet project objectives within established timelines; can effectively move from strategy to details in a seamless way
  • Superior interpersonal skills that enhance the ability to connect and build relationships with children, families, staff, volunteers, and community partners
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently in a fast-paced and evolving environment
  • Experience working with evidence-based practices preferred


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