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Program Manager

You are passionately driven and dedicated to enriching the lives of young people through art, specifically through SkyART’s Social Emotional Learning (SEL) centered methodology. At SkyART, online and beyond, the P3S Program Manager is representative of SkyART’s mission and core values. They are responsible for managing Teaching Artists and interns delivering programs for teens. Along with the SkyWAY Program Manager and Youth Support Manager, they will supervise the Program Coordinator which entails goal setting with measurable outcomes. They evaluate programs based on SkyART’s logic model. The P3S Program Manager will schedule all teen programming, Professional Development workshops and orientations. They are charged with ensuring the vibrancy and diversity of all teen programs.

Program Management:
● Manage all Project 3rd Space programs, including recruitment and onboarding of interns, teaching artists, assistant teaching artists, interns, and participants
● Plan, coordinate and execute programs at SkyART studios, online, and with partner organizations or schools
● Cultivating and maintain a strong, consistent cohort of teaching artists who are also stakeholders in the communities where they work
● Ensuring adherence to established SkyART core philosophies
● Oversee coordination of cultural field trips and/or visiting artist
● Supervise Program Coordinator and interns, creating goals and measurable outcomes to ensure their success
● Collaborate with the Youth Support Manager to address the mental health needs of P3S participants
● Collaborate with the Youth Support Manager and the SkyWAY Program Manager to strategize creatively about programs, special projects and events

Facilitate evaluation of Project 3rd Space programs:
● Ensuring dissemination, implementation and tracking of established evaluation tools
● Evaluating (and helping to document) application of Project 3rd Space, including analysis for goal setting and continuous improvement

Support Marketing and Communications:
● Support and implement social media and marketing strategies including regular updates and posts of relevant information
● Ensure consistent and recent documentation of SkyART programs including photographs, videos and testimonials of students and artwork in studio and school programs

Promote SkyART Studio Programs through Outreach Activities:
● Ensure accurate student attendance in SkyART database and analyze retention and numbers
● Contribute to and activate the repository of promotional collateral including presentations and program overviews
● Coordinate and help execute open houses and support and lead community events at SkyART.
● Support and help facilitate outreach and recruitment opportunities to increase/maintain SkyART studio participation, particularly with teens and young adults

Cultivate P3S participants for internships and professional development:
● Oversee P3S exhibitions and auctions
● Work with Teaching Artists and participants to expose teens to professional opportunities
● Cultivate participants for internships at SkyART
● Cultivate interns to become Teaching Artists or assistants
● Expose P3S participants to a diverse group of artists and creatives to expand their understanding of professional opportunities in the arts
● Assist P3S participants with portfolios and applications for college admissions, exhibitions, etc.
● Create opportunities for P3S participants to exhibit their artwork in the community

● BFA or BA in arts-related field required
● Master in arts, counseling, art therapy or social work preferred
● Bilingual (Spanish & English) strongly preferred
● A minimum of two years of nonprofit, social services, foundation/association environment, arts-related experience required
● Excellent oral and written communication skills
● Ability to persuasively provide concise, accurate information about SkyART programs to community members, potential partners, parents and participants
● Significant experience and proven track record working with teens
● Strong project management, research and organizational capabilities
● Ability to work autonomously and make informed, thoughtful decisions
● Knowledge of art and art history
● Ability to work within a small collaborative environment and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
● Relevant leadership or management experience
● Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and Google Drive
● Experience collecting, tracking and evaluating program data
● Drivers license or ability to work in multiple locations
● Knowledge of challenges faced by youth from Chicago’s underserved communities
● Knowledge of trauma-informed and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) pedagogies

Contact Info:
Devon VanHouten Maldonado
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago, IL