Teen Outreach Program Manager

The Teen Program Manager will create, manage, and deliver youth programs that support the college and career readiness of teens and older youth who have been impacted by homelessness. This is a full-time, exempt position.

Job Description

Out-of-School Time Program (60-80%of time):
Lead the development and delivery of out-of-school-time programming aimed at fostering college and career readiness in middle and high school aged youth.


Core duties include, but are not limited to:

·     Planning out-of-school-time programs with input from a program planning committee consisting of housing agency staff, colleagues, parents, youth, and community partners.

·     Engaging teens in program development a leadership capacity

·     Planning and leading group activities that teach youth about education and employment opportunities and pathways

·     Providing one-on-one support help students develop individual goals and connect to school and community-based learning and employment opportunities

·     Working with housing agency staff to ensure safety and supervision of all youth during on-site activities and field trips

·     Maintaining supportive and professional relationships with families and students who leave the housing agency, following up provide assistance and referrals as needed

·     Working with colleagues to develop outcome measurement strategies, such as surveys, portfolios, journals, and interviews

·     Tracking and reporting on program outcomes


Core duties include, but are not limited to:

·     Participating in informal mentoring of HTLA scholars

·     Working with HCEF colleagues to research best practices in supporting college-age youth impacted by homelessness, including first-time college students

·     Conducting HTLA scholar/alumni needs assessment

·     Developing a structure and process for the alumni network

·      Engaging scholars and alumni in a leadership capacity

·     Moderating alumni network activities and communications

·     Working with colleagues to develop outcome measurement strategies, such as surveys, portfolios, journals, and interviews

·     Tracking and reporting on program outcomes


General Responsibilities:

  • Develop expertise on the wide array of community resources and programs available     to teens and older youth
  • Identify and build program partnerships with community organizations such as local     libraries, colleges, and other youth programs
  • Track program-related expenses
  • Communicate with colleagues on a weekly basis regarding program successes, challenges, and needs

Job Requirements

  • Has 3+ years’ experience teaching or leading teen programming, preferable with some background in mentoring and/or college and career readiness
  • Has prior experience developing a program from the ground up; curriculum     development and organizational skills are a must (evaluation experience is a plus)
  • Knows how to communicate effectively with teens, and is also skillful at building positive relationships with parents, volunteers, and other professionals
  • Has a solid understanding of the psychological and behavioral impacts of trauma in youth and families
  • Can work independently with minimal supervision, as well as in a team setting
  • Is resourceful and adept at finding community resources and partnership     opportunities
  • Is flexible and embraces change
  • Sees potential in every young person
  • Has an empowerment mindset and seeks to nurture rather than “fix”


Salary will be commensurate with experience. A comprehensive benefits package will be offered.

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