Manager of Children and Youth Programs – Fleisher Art Memorial

This Deadline Expired: Friday, September 1, 2017

Along with the Director of Programs and your colleagues in the programs department, you will craft, execute and manage Fleisher’s programming for youth consistent with the goals and objectives outlined in Fleisher’s strategic plan. You will develop and be held accountable for an annual program budget. You will recruit, hire, evaluate and manage Fleisher’s faculty and provide support to them as they design curricula and teach art courses at Fleisher, as part of our Teen Lounge program, and those who work with public school teachers to design integrated arts curricula. Additionally, you will be required to strengthen relationships and operational ties between Fleisher staff and faculty through frequent personal contact, professional development, troubleshooting and practical support, and information sharing.

Program management: Develop and monitor program content consistent with Fleisher’s vision, mission and all programmatic expectations. Support curriculum development teams for on-site and off-site programming. Establish goals with specific, measurable results and continually measure progress in achieving them. Collect and use data to inform your work, and provide program analysis for senior management. When necessary, troubleshoot difficulties and/or respectfully realign expectations based on prudent rationale and recognized arts education standards.

Plan special projects and cross department programming, working closely with all staff members from other departments who should be involved, including an annual youth art exhibition and celebration. You will lead youth engagement efforts – to attract, encourage, and enlist students to participate in our programs, and ensure their experience is positive and rewarding.

People management: Recruit, hire, train, evaluate, and supervise 20-40 art instructors. Supervise the Children and Youth program assistant and Teen Lounge monitor. Facilitate focused and productive monthly meetings. Proactively and constructively address issues that impact instructors, students, families, and the program.

Financial management: Develop and manage the annual departmental budget. Attend monthly budget meetings.  Oversee instructor invoicing and supplies: order, sort, and manage distribution.

Relationship management: Cultivate and manage strong relationships with key constituencies, proactively soliciting feedback from students and families. Facilitate focused and productive community meetings, attend and cultivate partnerships within the SEPC collaborative, neighborhood, local schools, and other outside agencies. Meet with Funders, ensure grant requirements and outcomes are being met, work with development staff on interim and final reports. Meet bi-weekly with Director of Programs, and Teen Lounge monitor and program assistant weekly.

• Four-year degree; advanced degree preferred. At least two years’ work experience with children in an in-school and/or out-of-school time art education setting, including the development of curriculum and lesson plans.
• Demonstrated project development and management experience.
• Strong management and supervisory skills.
• Excellent writing and public speaking skills.

You are a self-motivated professional – personable, reliable, hardworking and results-oriented. You are a smart, thoughtful, and clear thinker, who values open communication, is able to give and receive constructive feedback and is supportive of a team-oriented environment. You are a skillful and savvy manager, willing to help us chart a new course, with enough prior experience to be confident and proactive in developing new systems and approaches to perform efficiently. Your eye is on the exemplary management of the business and operating culture of Fleisher’s art school.

You are not hesitant to start projects from scratch because you are patient, open to change and continual improvement. When tackling problems, you easily break down challenges into manageable pieces, finding creative and sustainable solutions to complex, knotty problems. You are always looking outside of the organization to identify best practices and find ways to implement them in your realm of influence.

You have the following:
• Strong drive to work collaboratively.
• High degree of empathy, thoughtfulness and a natural diplomatic ability.
• Ability to recognize and use your influence within and on behalf of an organization.
• Ability to embrace the strategic implications of your role and responsibilities.
• Flexible schedule; you will need to be present when after school and Saturday classes are in session.

To Apply
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