Overview: Sadie Nash Leadership Project
Sadie Nash Leadership Project provides award-winning leadership programming to more than 500 young women and gender-expansive youth of color in New York City and Newark each year. Operating at the intersection of love and rigor, we use the tools of popular education to build critical consciousness, community, and college and career readiness. Our programs include a nationally recognized six-week summer institute, in-school and after-school classes, paid internships at local organizations, college access and persistence support, and an advanced-level fellowship to design and implement an original social justice project. We support all participants to lead lives in committed pursuit of joy and liberation for self and community.
Sadie Nash Leadership Project is seeking to hire a dynamic, energetic and qualified Program Coordinator for our Newark office, working in both Newark and New York City, who will start September 3, 2019. This person will have oversight of the Sisterhood Academy after-school class offered at our Newark location and recruit and train faculty and deans (teaching assistants) to partner with schools and organizations in Newark and New York to offer our Sisterhood Academy class there. Partnerships is our largest program at Sadie Nash and offers an opportunity to share our core Sisterhood Academy curriculum with young people with limited access to after-school programs including English language learners, pregnant and parenting teens and justice-involved youth. Our Partnership Program is also our only earned revenue program in which schools and community organizations pay on a sliding scale to offer the programming. This position will be based at our Newark, NJ office with responsibilities in both Newark and New York City.
The Sisterhood Academy curriculum focuses on identity, leadership, media, healthy relationships, wellness, youth activism and social justice. Using their own life experiences as a starting point, participants discuss different important societal issues while building a community of support.
The Program Coordinator will report to our Program Director and partner directly with the other Program Coordinator in Newark and other NYC Program Coordinators to plan and implement our year round social justice based programs for young women (ages 11-22). Program Coordinator will develop, implement and evaluate the following programs:
- Cultivate and engage school and community-based partners in New York City and Newark
- Staff and evaluate approximately 20 classes over the school-year serving 350-400 participants in our Partnership Program on an annual basis.
- Collaborate with Deputy Director to review, document and update curriculum regularly
- Ensure programs are meeting organizational goals and outcomes, i.e. attendance, rate of participation, earned revenue, etc.
- Support and collaborate with other program team members to meet team-wide outcomes and goals, i.e. collaboration or opportunities for Nashers.
- Develop and implement strategy to ensure that 50% of classes are fee-based
- Invoice and followup on payments for all classes that are paid for
- Recruit, hire, train and supervise part-time faculty and deans to facilitate classes
- Coordinate regular professional development trainings in addition to regular check-ins with faculty and deans
Management and Administration
- Implement and manage internal operational systems for Sisterhood Academy and Partnership Program which includes, but is not limited to attendance tracking, payroll, facility usage, etc.
- Uphold and contribute to a team-oriented, supportive and accountable community culture with staff
- Collaborate with the development team on grant reporting and data collection for funders
- Partner with partnership faculty and deans to complete a final report for each of our community sites and compile to review data and make informed decisions around program
- Conduct observations of faculty and deans to coach and provide feedback on performance and implementation of SNLP curriculum
- Commitment to youth development and social justice
- Ability to communicate effectively and build relationships with multiple stakeholders
- Time and Task Management: Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects and competing priorities
- Ability to supervise and manage support staff, providing training and feedback
- Ability to appropriately delegate and build a cohesive team
- Ability to prioritize projects and be solutions oriented around programmatic challenges
- Being flexible, adaptable and positive
- Commitment to Sadie Nash core philosophies and mission.
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
- Experience working with youth, especially young women (ages 11-22)
- Experience facilitating and co-developing curriculum
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal
- Self-starter with demonstrated good judgment, flexibility, resourcefulness and creative problem solving abilities
- Flexible, good humored, and ability to adapt easily to shifting priorities and deadlines
- Familiarity with NYC public schools or Newark public schools
- Familiarity with Newark, NJ area strongly desired
- Evening and Saturday availability required
Sadie Nash Leadership Project is committed to operating an equitable workplace grounded in feminist principles. We provide generous benefits including three weeks of vacation, subsidized health, vision, and dental insurance along with a wellness stipend, 15 days vacation, a retirement savings plan and opportunities for professional development.