General Program Manager Job Description Overview The General Program Manager leads the agency’s programmatic strategies for the following program areas: Academic Supports, Beyond the Classroom, Training Supports, and our Advocacy Work. The General Program Manager works collaboratively with the Success in School Program Manager and the Executive Director to ensure the mission of Friends of Wednesday’s Child is fulfilled through impactful programming and community collaborations with measurable outcomes. Key Responsibilities Programs
  • Leads FWC’s critical analysis of the needs of foster children from an overall programmatic perspective with the exception of the Success in School Program.
  • Analyzes data and findings from needs assessment/evaluation and will be lead staff member for program creation/re-alignment as needed.
  • Oversees all of the following program areas: Academic Supports, Beyond the Classroom, Training Supports, and Advocacy.
Goals, Outcomes and Evaluations
  • Works with Executive Director and Board to determine measurable goals/outcomes for program work.
  • Determines outcome/evaluation methodology for program activities. Responsible for ensuring FWC’s program work meets or exceeds our goals.
Program Execution
  • Works with child placement agencies, CPS, Child Welfare Boards, CASA, etc. to evaluate foster children requests.
  • Pro-actively ensures that our services are easy to access and that all agencies and case worker/case managers are aware of our services and programs.
  • Explores the use of technology as a resource for funding requests.
  • Executes on program projects/events by meeting or exceeding the pre-established goals and outcomes.
Communication
  • Assures that the organization and its mission, programs, and services are consistently presented in a positive and consistent image to stakeholders and partners.
  • Develops reports and updates to programmatic contributors.
  • Assists in the development of annual reports. Works with team members to develop social media postings and updates. Creates and updates programmatic referral forms, information guides, and partner communications
Collaboration Building
  • Proactively builds collaborations with organizations/groups who work with foster children and/or abused children.
  • Takes a strategic leadership role in fostering collaborations in addition to serving on committees. Leverages community resources and create greater impact with a focus on not duplicating services.
Grants
  • Partners with Fund Development as the program expert for program related grants and other program materials and stewardship reports.
Budgeting
  • Creates and tracks budgets for program related initiatives.
  • Reconciles the program financials to ensure revenue and expenses are properly coded and recorded as well as ensure proper grant funding is utilized.
Community Outreach/Advocacy
  • Leads FWC Advocacy efforts at a regional and state level and provides public testimony to legislature.
  • Responsible for scheduling and leading meetings with local and state representatives to discuss the educational needs of children in foster care.
  • Conducts presentations as requested to the public.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with collaborating and partner organizations to extend the services of the organization.
Education, Experience, and Competencies
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited university, Master’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years direct experience in executing nonprofit programming, conducting program evaluation and conducting and analyzing needs assessment efforts. Experience with evidence based programming and evaluations preferred
  • Demonstrated success in proactively building community collaborations
  • Demonstrated experience in transforming and enhancing an organization’s programmatic work
  • Ability to work with diverse populations from CPS, clients, donors and volunteers. Experience working with similar populations is preferred
  • In depth understanding of the foster care system highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated success in being proactive in problem solving and a drive for solutions
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office tools including Outlook
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills essential
  • Passion for the mission of transforming the lives of children in foster care through education
Salary and Benefits: The starting salary range for this position is $50,000, depending on experience. FWC offers medical/dental/vision reimbursement options, paid holidays, paid time off between Christmas Day and the New Year holiday, and 15 days Paid Time Off accrued by the end of the first year. Applying for this position: Qualified candidates should email their resume and cover letter (please reference job title) arobertson@wedchild.org .   No phone calls, please.  EOE Download Job Description in PDF Form

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