Education/Teaching/Training, Event Management, Program Management
4 Year Degree
Give Back is hiring a Program Director to be responsible for leadership in administrative coordination, strategic direction, relationship building with high school/university partners and community based organizations (CBOs,) in relation to a comprehensive statewide scholarship program. The position is responsible for helping scholars not only become ready for college and life, but graduate college in four years utilizing the knowledge and system that has been developed by Give Back. This position reports directly to the Deputy Director of the Midwest and ultimately to the Executive Director in Illinois. The position will be located in the State of Kansas.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
A major priority for this position will be to have relationships with community based organizations (CBO’s) and be able to connect those CBO’s with Give Back scholarships.
Build strong relationships with state partners (high schools, college partners and CBOs.) This may include board service.
Supervise program manager, mentor/CBO expert and support staff involved to provide feedback and resolve complex problems.
Develop initiatives to support the direction of the organization both locally and nationally.
Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the program.
Maintains relationship with admissions department and financial aid departments at each of our University Partners.
Evaluate the strengths of the program locally (state) and identify areas for improvement.
Coordinate all mentoring activities with the Director of Mentor/Student Services.
Learn and recreate the Give Back model for introducing students to the program, the application process, student programming and finally graduation.
Supervise program staff by providing direction, input and feedback.
Conduct weekly meetings with staff to update and inform on program developments and changes.
Ensure that personnel files for the program are properly maintained and kept confidential.
Liaise with other managers to ensure the effective and efficient program delivery.
Ensure that all program staff receive an appropriate orientation to the organization and the programs.
Monitor and approve all budgeted program expenditures.
Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks.
Develop and create brochures, marketing pieces, web content and social media by collaborating with Executive Director and Marketing Departments.
Work with local vendors to provide services and support for program, office and events.
In consultation with the to the Deputy Director of the Midwest and Executive Director, recruit, interview and select well-qualified program staff.
Track and maintain records consistently as determined by the Assistant Director of Program Technology.
Responsible for academic and program data collection: collecting key data points, such as GPA, math and reading scores, absences, and course load, as well as attendance at Give Back programming, and inserting these data points into central Give Back Scholar/Student database.
Manage and maintain student records from inquiry to alumni, keeping current addresses, email, phone numbers and contact information.
Develop funding proposals for the program to ensure the continuous delivery of services.
Develop forms and records to document program activities in conjunction with existing practices.
Report evaluation findings to the Deputy Director of the Midwest and the Executive Director and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate.
The ideal candidate has experience with event planning and is an expert with higher education qualification and application process. Candidate should have a valid driver’s license and ability to travel as needed.
Give Something Back (Give Back) is bringing its unique model to the State of Kansas. Give Back provides mentors, programming and scholarships to help financially disadvantaged students go to college and graduate in four years.
Give Back provides college scholarships and mentorship to Pell Grant-eligible students. Give Back’s mission is to have students graduate from college on time with little... to no debt. The program has a college graduation rate of 90 percent (in four years,) a post-college employment rate of 100 percent and over 50 percent of alumni mentor a Give Back scholar. The program has already prepaid for over 1500 scholarships.
Please visit www.giveback.ngo for more information.