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Director of Academic Initiatives

Company: Jimmy Jazz
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Director of Academic Initiatives, Charlotte General Information Job Title: Director of Academic Initiatives Location: Charlotte, NC, 28202-2610 United States Base Pay: $54788.00 - $60000.00 / Year Other Compensation: Full benefits package. Free Y membership. Employee Type: Exempt Job Category: Community Impact, Full Time, Metro YMCA Description POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Association Director of Literacy and Youth Programs and consistent with the Christian mission of the YMCA, the Director of Academic Initiatives will develop, organize, implement and oversee academic programs and initiatives for preschool and elementary-age students in out-of-school time programs . This role will execute and scale existing initiatives, as well as develop and lead new initiatives designed to support the academic success of youth. The Director of Academic Initiatives will work closely with community partners and lead a team of part-time staff in carrying out programs and policies in accordance with Association standards. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • *KEY FUNCTION*- Develop and oversee implementation of effective programs and services designed to meet the prioritized needs of the community.
  • SUPERVISION- Recruit, hire, train, and coach program staff while driving a culture of service.
  • STRATEGY- Assist in the development and execution of strategies to increase earned and contributed revenue sources.
  • COLLABORATION- Work in a collaborative capacity with YMCA branches and community partners to develop, innovate, and support programs and initiatives.
  • IMPACT- Use data and stakeholder input to determine, track and drive towards target outcomes to ensure positive impact on youth development and academic success.
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT- Provide project management for assigned Youth Development initiatives.
  • BUDGETING- Develop and manage program budgets in accordance with association procedures and guidelines.
  • EVALUATION- Collect and analyze data to support program quality and inform program innovation.
  • OPERATIONS- Oversee operations of programs and initiatives to ensure adherence to fidelity and quality standards.
  • FAMILY ENGAGEMENT- Work with program staff to develop and facilitate parent and family engagement opportunities.
  • VOLUNTEERS- Work with Association level volunteerism consituents to plan, facilitate and evaluate volunteer experiences for assigned programs.
  • COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS- Represent the YMCA and maintains appropriate relationships with area organizations, school districts, community leaders, and businesses.
  • ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES- Provide administrative support to assigned programs and initiatives. YMCA COMPETENCIES: Mission Advancement : Accepts and demonstrates the Y's values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising. Collaboration : Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person's point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others. Operational Effectiveness : Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members. Personal Growth : Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor's Degree in education or related field
    • 1-3 years supervisory experience
    • Interest in working with children and under resourced populations
    • Must exhibit integrity, professionalism and emotional maturity
    • Must be attentive to detail
    • Ability to prioritize assignments and work under pressure of accuracy and deadlines
    • Must have excellent oral, written communication, report development and presentation skills
    • Ability to work independently, using discretion and problem solving skills
    • Ability to train and lead program staff and volunteers
    • Ability to adapt to changing requirements
    • Commitment to fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion with the Y and our community PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Certified K-5 teacher PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
        • Ability to walk, stand, and sit for extended periods of time
        • Ability to work irregular hours, including after school hours (3-6pm)
        • Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate in English, written and oral
        • Ability to travel for work-related duties by personal vehicle

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