BOOST Program Manager/Senior Manager

GSAN · Atlanta, Georgia
Department GSAN
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor
Compensation $70,000 - $92,000

Job Title: BOOST Program Manager/Senior Manager

Classification: Exempt

Job Type: Full-time

Functional Grade: Manager

Salary Range:  $70,000 - $92,000

Reports to: Associate Director, GSAN



Organization Overview

Voices for Georgia’s Children (Voices) amplifies the needs of Georgia’s youngest residents in the chambers of the General Assembly, as well at the federal and local levels of government.  Voices is an independent, non-partisan, information clearinghouse and coalition builder. We promote pragmatic policies that recognize children’s needs are interconnected and best met holistically. Voices champions the “whole child” approach and is leading a movement of public and private stakeholders to advance systemic change on behalf of Georgia’s children.

 

We achieve our influence through advocacy with elected and appointed officials and through extensive collaboration and engagement of local, state, and national organizations.  We partner with academic and nonprofit organizations with deep knowledge of key children’s issues to ensure a research-base to our policy agenda.  We convene leadership teams of organizations with common objectives for collective advocacy; and we engage and educate a broad network of individuals and organizations to encourage a community culture that gives priority to children.  Through traditional and social media, we educate and encourage the larger community to support the needs of children.

 

The Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network (GSAN) is a public-private collaborative dedicated to advancing, connecting, and supporting quality afterschool and summer learning programs to promote the success of children and youth throughout Georgia. GSAN’s mission includes providing access to professional development, best practices, and enrichment for current programs, engaging families, communities, businesses, and local and state leaders while educating them on the positive impacts of afterschool programing and supporting the development of policy priorities and advocacy strategies at the local, state, and federal level.  Since 2013, Voices for Georgia's Children (Voices) has served as GSAN’s fiscal sponsor and home.


Job Summary

The BOOST Program Manager (BPM) will oversee the provision of technical assistance to subgrantees of the BOOST grants program, a federal grant program for afterschool and summer learning programs led collaboratively by GSAN and the GA Department of Education (GaDOE). The BPM will assist the Associate Director in planning and managing the grant program with a focus on building positive subgrantee relationships, maintaining effective and timely communications with subgrantees and the GaDOE BOOST staff, contributing to sustainability planning efforts, and leading complex project management efforts related to budgeting and subgrantee analysis. Successful applicants will have strong analytical skills as well as excellent written and spoken communications skills and will thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.


Job Responsibilities

Planning and Management of BOOST Grants Program

  • Carry out general program management tasks, including planning, budgeting, tracking and analyzing data, contributing to multi-year plans, and providing support and leadership to the BOOST team when the Associate Director is unavailable
  • Coordinate and convene critical program partners, including state agency partners; represent the BOOST grants program and GSAN at large at community and statewide meetings
  • Work effectively with a multi-million-dollar budget to support the BOOST grant program and grantees, strengthen provider-LEA partnerships, and build provider capacity and sustainability
  • Analyze data and trends to inform policy and programmatic recommendations and future initiatives

 

Subgrantee/Stakeholder Communications & Relations

  • Provide customized support to statewide grantees that is specialized for the scope and scale of their BOOST-funded projects and the nature of their program sites
  • Monitor the designated BOOST TA/general communications email and provide professional, clear responses in a timely manner
  • Schedule video-based technical assistance calls (with screen sharing) regularly to resolve subgrantee problems
  • Escalate subgrantee issues as needed to GSAN senior leadership or to GaDOE staff
  • Track communications, subgrantee status, subgrantee documentation; utilize position to contribute to general program improvement information (FAQ updates, website enhancements, newsletter items, etc.)
  • Lead regular coordination meetings with GaDOE staff to ensure clear, effective communication in tracking, monitoring, and support
  • Build positive relationships with all stakeholders, including state agencies, and advance the credibility and expertise of GSAN
  • Contribute to regular contract report narratives and other grant updates


Provider Sustainability

  • Design high-quality supports, mass communications, policy initiatives, and events that further GSAN’s goal for a robust, healthy OST field in Georgia
  • Manage program evaluation efforts, particularly those that analyze the strength and needs of the provider network
  • Cultivate provider knowledge of the Georgia Afterschool and Youth Development Standards, best practices in nonprofit administration, and effective fundraising, including utilization of state and federal funding streams


Position Growth Potential

This position has the potential to advance to an Associate Director level role within 1-2 years given positive performance.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, nonprofit/business administration, youth development, or other relevant field required
  • Five years of experience in a nonprofit or educational setting
  • Demonstrated experience supervising employees
  • Demonstrated experience with managing budgets and contracts
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to analyze data and draw conclusions; advanced knowledge of Excel is required to effectively organize, analyze, summarize, and utilize large amounts of data
  • Commitment to work collaboratively with multiple organizations and be responsive to their input and experience
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills including the design of high-quality documents (written plans, reports, spreadsheets, etc.) that can be shared with partners and senior staff
  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents
  • A self-starter who brings creativity and vision to the task and takes initiative in seeking information from state agencies, nonprofit partners, and state and national associations


Desirable Skills & Attributes

  • Master’s degree in education, social work, nonprofit/business administration, youth development, or other relevant field
  • Experience in philanthropy, including grantee relations and grants management
  • Knowledge of children’s policy issues, particularly youth development and education, as well as experience promoting educational equity and quality
  • Experience with systems of continuous quality improvement
  • Experience administering government grants
  • Knowledge of GaDOE systems and online platforms

 

Location

This position is home-based, but applicant must be able to attend periodic meetings in Metro Atlanta area with occasional work from the office. The candidate may be required to attend 4-6 site visits (single day and multi-day) at program locations across the State of Georgia. Applicant must be a resident of the state of Georgia. 


Benefits

Voices provides a flexible and supportive work culture that encourages work/life balance. The following benefits are included:

  • Generous coverage of employee’s premiums for medical, dental, vision, life, STD/LTD insurances paid by Voices
  • Generous paid vacation, sick/wellness, and holiday leave
  • Competitive match to 401K retirement contributions
  • Professional development and technology allowances
  • Annual performance bonus

 

Voices for Georgia’s Children (Voices) is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against applicants or employee due to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, creed, citizenship, HIV status, marital status, veteran status, or based on any other federal, state, or local protected class.  We value diversity in the workplace and strongly urge people in protected groups to apply for employment.

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  • Location
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Department
    GSAN
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor
  • Compensation
    $70,000 - $92,000