Manager of Out of School Time and Community Outreach Programs
Summary: The Manager of Out of School Time ( OST) and Community Outreach Programs is responsible for the development, oversight and evaluation of Changing Worlds out of school time programs in the Chicagoland area. In this position, the manager will ensure that these after-school classes, summer programs and related community activities are aligned with the mission and strategic objectives of the organization.
We are looking for an enthusiastic team player who welcomes collaboration and thinking creatively with thought partners that are comprised of educators, peer staff members and teaching artists who will deliver the programs in a variety of settings (virtually and in-person). This position reports to the Program Director.
The Manager’s responsibilities include management of assigned out of school time programs, cultivating partnerships with site-specific Resource Coordinators ant Program Managers, supporting the professional development of the teaching artist corps and their placement in on-site or virtual programs. S/He will monitor the quality of program delivery and support of positive youth development practices, measuring their impact on program participants through in-house program evaluation practices. The position is highly collaborative with other program staff members as well as the administrative and development team at Changing Worlds.
**PLEASE NOTE: This position will begin remote and will transition to support youth in-person when it is determined by the Board of Directors **Job responsibilities include:Monitor quality of Out of School Time programming by conducting and tracking monthly site visits and lesson plan reviews, modeling sessions and observations. Utilize evaluation data to inform program planning and instructional design approaches through coaching and support of teaching artists. Supervise the calendar of tasks related to the Changing Worlds' Student Leadership Award program (January – May annually).Work in collaboration with the Program Director, Program staff, and any outside partners to create successful culminating events, performances, and program sharing. Program Management of Restricted Funding Grants for Program Initiatives. Goal Setting with program participants to meet program deliverables in accordance with their specific funding requirements.Support the Mgr. of Evaluation and Doc. to administer and collect completed pre/post-evaluation forms from students and program site staff as stipulated by grant.Work in collaboration with the Program Director and Program Managers to develop an annual professional development calendar and strategy for Teaching Artists.Participate and/or oversee the screening, interviewing, and on-boarding of prospective teaching artists to ensure high quality instruction for Changing Worlds’ after school and community outreach programs. Cultivate a positive and constructive coaching relationship with the teaching artists through ongoing feedback across various channels (lesson plans, residency outline, in-class observations, modeling, assessment feedback and debriefing for in-person and livestream/pre-recorded teaching practices).Plan culminating events with the Teaching Artists and the school site are thoughtfully prepped and occur at the conclusion of OST program residencies and community outreach programs. Serve as the liaison between Changing Worlds and OST Program partners in online correspondence and in-person events.Collaborate with the CW Development Team on projected opportunities for their portfolio of programs.Work with the Director of Office Operations to support program services and supplies as needed. Report monthly to Program Director, Executive Director and Program Committee on progress towards goals including number of students enrolled and number of schools. In collaboration with Program Director and program team, identify ways to continuously improve remote learning programs and tie programs to Changing Worlds’ strategic goals. Qualifications: Candidate must have at least three years of experience coordinating K-12 school programs or comparable experience Teaching Artist experience in Chicago Public Schools classrooms or youth programming ( Pre-K to 12) is a plus – this includes personal management of programs in community settings as well BA or BFA in a specific art form and/or Arts Education is required. An advanced degree in one or more of these areas is preferred Ability to work in a team-oriented office environment (virtual and in-person) and diverse community environments (virtual and in-person) A demonstrated commitment to high quality arts education, culturally responsive teaching and a student-centered approach to educational practices is a must Willingness and ability to travel between program sites to fulfill the role effectively and efficiently Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills to support program development with educators and artists who teach in Changing Worlds programs Strong oral and written communication skills Conversant in Spanish is not required, but considered a plus A commitment to the mission of Changing Worlds (www.changingworlds.org) proficiency (Microsoft Office) and programs that support the administrative tasks Salary commensurate with experience (40K – 45K ) <>Benefits include options to participate in the following Changing Worlds plans: Dental insurance Medical insurance Vision insurance Retirement plan Paid Time off (vacation, sick, holidays & floating holidays)