Within the boundaries of federal, state, local, and agency regulations, the Program Director oversees the planning, development and implementation of workforce development programing for individuals ages 14-24, both in-school and out-of school.
Under the supervision of the VP Program Planning the Program Director will:
- Plan, develop and provide oversight of the workforce development programming.
- Develop strong community support and collaborative partnerships.
- Build and maintain effective working relations and linkages with community and educational and training organizations; employers; and city, state, county and federal agencies.
- Maintain appropriate communication and interaction with other partner organizations.
- Administer the program on a daily basis.
- Supervise program staff and monitor and evaluate the job performance of each team member in the program.
- Monitor the program budget.
- Assist program employees with provision of direct services.
- Supervise all support services or special projects assigned to the program to ensure that program goals are met.
- Design program and organizational structure; plan and coordinate development of program components to ensure quality and integration.
- Oversee mentor recruitment and training.
- Oversee the preparation and regular submission of all reports necessary for management and funding sources.
- Recruit and interview candidates for positions within the program and make recommendations on personnel decisions to the Director of Human Resources.
- Maintain and submit required documentation to the VP Program Planning in a timely manner to ensure deadlines are met and ensure effective program operation.
- Monitor the program’s progress towards goals and develop plans for corrective action as required.
- Complete records and reports to track and assure successful program outcomes.
- Participate in training and orientation as required and approved by the VP Program Planning for effective program operation.
- In collaboration with the Program Planning, Research and Evaluation Department, search for funding opportunities and raise program funds from public and private funding sources.
- Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Attend all Urban League of Rochester events and fund raising functions.
- Master’s Degree in Social Work, Education, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field; Bachelor’s degree with additional skills and experience; minimum 2 years employment and training experience; minimum 3 years supervising a minimum of 3 or more employees preferred
- Strong leadership skills and at least 3 years successful management or program development experience in a community based setting
- At least 5 years’ experience working with families and youth in an urban setting
- An equivalent combination of the above may be acceptable.
- Experience with program and grant management
- Strong background in teaching reading skills, particularly, reading and mathematics, as well as the ability to teach career related materials
- Strong background in workforce development
- Excellent supervisory, written and oral communications skills
- Experience negotiating and working with community and faith-based organizations and public agencies
- Knowledge of available community resources a plus
- Ability to relate, communicate, and work with a diverse population and understand the issues relevant to such population.
- Competency with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel and ability to produce required quantitative and qualitative reports
- Able to provide own transportation. Valid New York State Driver’s License with clean abstract.
- Ability to work evenings and weekends, when required.
- Ability to relate well with others, a team player with a positive attitude.
- Must be customer service oriented.