About Communities In Schools:
At Communities In Schools, we are “all-in” for kids. It is our passion—it is our mission. At the National Office, we collaborate with local affiliate organizations, to provide resources and create communities of caring adults who work hand-in-hand with educators to make sure young people have the tools they need to stay in school and achieve in life. We are the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization, serving 1.5 million students in 2,400 sites across the country. We achieve this mission by hiring bright, creative, and innovative team members who have a passion for what we do.
At CIS we are committed to cultivating an engaged culture where all are recognized and valued for their contributions. We intentionally build experiences, provide space for individual and group voices across multiple dimensions.
We also hold the following talent beliefs:
• Every staff member is passionate and committed to our mission. Our work is grounded in the success of our students.
• Our decisions and priorities are guided by how we can fulfill our mission and serve kids with quality.
• As a National Office, we have a duty to live our values and integrate principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion across our organization and lead by example.
In turn, we are committed to continuously improving decision making, incentivizing creativity, and building engagement. We do this by building a diverse workforce, fostering a climate of inclusion and shaping business practices and policies that promote equity.
About the Role:
The Senior Program Manager (SPM) for Licensing & Program Implementation will be responsible for training and support to a minimum portfolio of 3 Licensed Partners in communities across the country. In this role, the Senior Program Manager delivers program expertise and customer service while ensuring effective implementation with desired program fidelity. The SPM will lead and coordinate CIS efforts to support Licensed Partners through their planning and implementation phases, ultimately in support of their successful achievement as a certified Licensed Partner of Communities In Schools.
This position includes great flexibility to work remotely and requires significant travel. The SPM must be highly proficient in working remotely and will also have broad opportunities to visit and support communities across the country.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Required skills & qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) Social Work, Education, Public Affairs, Business Administration, Community Organization, Organizational Development, Communications, or equivalent.
• Minimum 8-12 years of experience in a non-profit organization in the areas of organizational development, instructional design, community planning and/or program development.
Other required skills include but are not limited to:
• Advanced PC skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Strong time management and prioritization skills
• Proven strength in communication skills (written, verbal, and use of other technologies) and collaboration
• Demonstrated strength and proven track record in project management
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
• Serves as a lead contact who ensures successful completions of scopes of work with each Licensed Partner.
• Deliver a core set of CIS Model trainings (in-person and virtually) to school principals, program managers, and school-based site coordinators including training for the CIS Data Management (CISDM) system.
• Provide technical assistance and coaching (in-person and virtually) to help Licensed Partners successfully assume training, support and oversight roles of site coordinators.
• Uses implementation data to provide technical assistance to Licensed Partners.
• Consults, advises and presents to Licensed Partner executives on planning, sustainability and partnership strategies including, but not limited to:
- Building and engaging strong advisory councils
- Developing and executing fundraising and sustainability plans
- Creating and sustaining community engagement and communication strategies.
• Develops new training tools and practitioner resources, as needed, in conjunction with Learning & Practice as well as the Office of Technology.
• Collaborates within and works as a part of the Student Supports Department to ensure the achievement of Departmental goals.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
There is the potential for eyestrain from reading detailed printouts and computer screen. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands and/or fingers to type. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. Work may include occasional pushing, pulling or carrying objects weighing up to 20 pounds such as files, documents, and computer printouts. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
Minimum travel up to 33% may be required including travel in the domestic United States with overnight stay(s).
What We Offer:
• Work that makes a difference—the opportunity to contribute to an important mission.
• A culture recognized by the Non-Profit Times as the #1 Non-Profit Best Place to Work in the United States.
• Competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package.
• Generous paid time off benefits.
• Commuter subsidy benefits.
Communities In Schools is committed to a workforce that is representative of the varied communities we are privileged to serve. We provide a work environment that does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable law. Communities In Schools prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories