The Programs Manager - Black Student Achievement is an integral part of reDiscover's Programs Team that delivers hands-on educational programs to 12,000+ youth per year. Each Programs Manager supervises one or more programs and contributes to the success of the department, including a regular schedule of teaching K-8 maker/STEAM education using recycled materials at reDiscover Center, in schools, and at community events. This position will manage reDiscover’s Black Student Achievement (BSA) Afterschool Program, with primary responsibility for program implementation in the Watts/Willowbrook area. The Programs Manager - BSA works closely with fellow Programs Managers, the Operations Director, and the Executive Director to train and support part time and seasonal Facilitators to provide the best, most educational, safe, and enjoyable experience possible to our students and clients.
10 federal holidays plus 10 days/year PTO, rising to 15 days/year after 2 years of service
Programs Manager-BSA Duties:
- Program Delivery (50%)
- Facilitate reDiscover’s BSA programs 4 days per week, including in-school and afterschool classes, teacher professional development, and community outreach.
- Understand and follow reDiscover’s protocols on educational pedagogy, safety, and content.
- Maintain tools, equipment, facilities, and materials.
- Support fellow Programs Managers for special projects and to cover seasonal variations in workloads, including camps.
- Coordinate Watts-Willowbrook BSA Afterschool Program (30%, seasonal)
- Coordinate with existing school partners to maximize reDiscover’s educational impact through one-off and ongoing programs.
- Manage marketing and recruitment systems to connect reDiscover with new school clients.
- With the Operations Team, ensure the necessary resources are deployed for successful delivery of BSA Programs, including staff scheduling, materials and equipment, rentals.
- Present at educator conferences, professional development workshops, and similar settings.
- Train and support Facilitators to deliver programming in the Watts-Willowbrook BSA program.
- Curriculum/Program Development (15%)
- Develop curriculum standards-linked lesson plans and similar documents for internal use, distribution to school clients, and publication.
- Collect feedback from staff and clients to give to the Leadership Team towards system and program improvements.
- Contribute to seasonal and long range planning, including new programs.
- Work with the Development Team to identify and pursue funding opportunities to support existing or future School Programs.
- Other tasks as assigned. (5%)
Required Skills and Experience:
- Experience teaching STEAM education programs to youth ages 7-12 and/or adjacent age brackets.
- Familiarity with public art education programming, such as street festivals, library programs, museum education, or collaborative artmaking.
- Ability to forge personal connections with Black students ages 7-12.
- Hands-on crafting and making skills.
- Excellent independence and time management skills.
- Capacity to gain new skills.
- Experience supervising productive work teams of teachers and/or informal educators.
- Familiarity with Google Workplace or similar productivity suite.
- Employment contingent on showing a valid CA Driver’s License, current TB test (negative), current vaccinations required to enter LAUSD campuses, and LiveScan background check showing eligibility to work with children.
- Ability to lift 25 lbs.
- Must be able to transport self and four 20 gallon totes between reDiscover locations in Venice, Mid-City, and Watts.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
- 3D Visual Arts skills, tool knowledge, and non-digital makerspace experience.
- Experience working with CA curriculum standards, particularly VAPA, NGSS, and CASEL.
- Experience drafting K-8 lesson plans or activity guides for informal learning in visual art, STEM, or related subjects.
- Experience working with K-12 schools in Los Angeles and surrounding communities.
- Experience working in the Watts area and/or knowledge of the culture(s) of the Watts area.
- Facility with digital document creation, including text, photo, video, and social media.
- Knowledge of non-profit accounting, fundraising strategies, and program development.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish.
Part Time Facilitators, Seasonal Facilitators, Volunteers
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you think you could excel in this position but do not meet all of the qualifications, we encourage you to apply. reDiscover Center is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and dedicated to reflecting the communities we serve. reDiscover Center works to meet our commitment to diversity and to build an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply for this position, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities.