Summer Institute Site Leader
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. Our vision is to equip all our participants to lead lives in committed pursuit of joy and liberation for self and community
Summer Institute is a rigorous six-week program where high school aged young women and gender-expansive youth (lovingly called Nashers) participate in social-justice themed courses, workshops, and field trips rooted in leadership and feminism. In 2019, we will be operating at four sites: Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and Newark, NJ.
We are seeking a hard-working, responsible, and detail-oriented Site Leader at several sites (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and Newark). The site leader work closely with a co-site leader to cultivate the unique culture of each Summer Institute location and support the Summer Institute Deans (college aged mentor-teachers who serve as teaching assistants and direct mentors to youth) and Summer Faculty. The position requires staff to be onsite from June 10 until August 16, 2019. Program report and evaluation are remote submission and payment is issued upon completion by August 20. Youth will be on-site from July 8 - August 16, 2019.
We offer two Site Leader tracks for each Summer Institute:
The Core Site Leader fulfill the duties of the Site Leader outlined in this job description and teach our in-house Leadership Seminar course twice a week. This integration ensures our leadership team develops deeper connections with participants and deans.
The Administrative Site Leader fulfill the duties of the Site Leader outlined in this job description and provide direct support to the Faculty w/ support from full-time SNLP staff and will take the lead on projects outlined below during Core Site Leader instruction time.
Site Leaders will oversee one Summer Institute Site including daily program coordination and management as well as training, supervision, and evaluation. Specific responsibilities would include:
Participant Onboarding and Family Orientation:
- Organize and lead orientation sessions for participants and their families
- Ensure that all participant paperwork is completed, collected, and archived
- Assign Dean mentee groups and SI participants to summer courses
- If needed, onboard waitlisted youth participants into program
Faculty and Dean Onboarding, Training, and Supervision:
- Support the alignment, development, and efficacy of staff (Deans and Faculty)
- Co-facilitate Dean and Faculty Training
- Develop and implement site-specific training for Deans and Faculty
- Lead daily staff check-ins with Deans
- Facilitate biweekly faculty coaching sessions, meetings, and classroom observations (Admin Site Leader)
Program Development & Management:
- Maintain and oversee our culture of continuous learning
- Oversee all day-to-day programming and operations
- Manage field trips, including one weekend Bonding Trip, Women in Action visits, and College Tours
- Correspond with and verify weekly guest speakers
- Distribute and collect pre, midway, and post evaluations for youth participants
- Plan and hold an end-of-program celebration
- Facilitate community building, conflict resolution, & staff management
- Analyze youth evaluations and complete an end-of-summer Final Report*
Administration & General Support:
- Monitor attendance, punctuality, and stipend distribution
- Monitor program expenses and reconcile budget by August 16
- Conduct midway and end-of-summer focus groups with staff
- Assist with site visits, open houses, and cultivation events
- Serve as the main point person for Site partners and external contacts
- Complete Site Leader evaluation by August 16
- Other program tasks as assigned and needed
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee. Priorities may shift over time.
- Strong background in youth development and out-of-school programming
- Commitment to and grounding in intersectional feminism, racial and gender equity, LGBTQI rights, as well as a desire to work in an organization whose mission and culture is rooted in accountable, cooperative, ethical, and effective leadership
- Prior experience managing a program and supervising staff and/or interns
- Deep demonstrable experience building a cohesive, positive, and results-oriented team
- Ability to handle a variety of projects and assignments at once, prioritizing tasks, managing time well, and delegating masterfully
- Ability to communicate effectively and build relationships with youth and families, community partners, and staff
- Proficiency with online data management systems
- Ability to adapt and self manage as needed
- Familiarity and experience with SNLP Summer Institute a plus!
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
- At least 2 years experience in youth development ideally in summer programs
- At least 1 year managing and supervising full-time staff or interns
- B.A./B.S (or equivalent experience)
- Strong written and excellent verbal communication skills
- Experience working with core constituencies: Young women and gender expansive youth and young adults
- Joyful and strength based leadership - ability to see value in every team member and communicates respect and encouragement to folks at all levels
Please review the checklist below of the required materials needed to complete your application.
- Cover Letter
- Two Academic/Professional References
Jan 20: midnight EST: Application closes
Jan 23 - 31: Interviews
Feb 15: Candidates notified
June 3 - 7: Director Training & Logistics
June 10 - 28: Dean Training
July 8 - Aug 16: Summer Institute Program
August 19-20: Summer Institute Program Evaluation and Final Report Submission ($120 upon completion)
The deadline to apply is January 20, 2019 but interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Please submit an application including Resume, Cover Letter, and Reference HERE.
Sadie Nash Leadership Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports inclusivity in our staffing and values. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, gender-expansive individuals, particularly those who reflect people of color, immigrant, working-class and queer communities. SNLP complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
If you have any questions please email [email protected]
Please visit our website: www.sadienash.org for more information on SNLP.
Thank you for your interest in our work and in this position!
For 9.5 week Site Leader position:
$5700 (includes for training and on-site seasonal position)
*$120 upon completion of Final Report