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Middle School
Program Manager

Full-Time Position

We are seeking dynamic, hard-working, and creative individual who is experienced in middle school youth development, global education, social action, and managing staff

Job Description

Candidates should be interested in working and leading a team based in a New York City public middle school in Brooklyn/ Harlem/ Queens and be familiar with the Department of Youth and Community Development’s SONYC program model. Position available August 2019.


Program Design & Implementation

● Work with Director of Middle Schools and collaborate with GK staff and youth to generate new program ideas and content focusing on global and local issues.

● Coordinate, develop and co-facilitate interactive, experiential workshops and activities for GK’s weekly school-based SONYC and ExpandEd after-school programs.

● Design programs and activities appropriate for middle school students focusing on socio- emotional health, global/local issues and service learning.

● Organize special events such as field trips, mini-conferences, parent nights, and performances

● Ensure student and Global Kids staff participation in Global Kids citywide events.

● Occasional overnight and long distance travel required.  

Contract Management

● Maintain SACC license for school site, including up to date personnel files.

● Conduct attendance outreach, recruitment and retention services including attendance monitoring/data review, data entry, conferences and attendance incentive activities and phone calls to comply with GK and SONYC requirements.

● Remain informed on current DYCD guidelines and contractor responsibilities by attending provider meetings and maintaining contact with DYCD Program Manager.

● Ensure all staff members are aware of, and follow, any changes and new developments to program and contractual expectations guidelines and expectations.

● Maintain all program and student records (digital and hard copy), including but not limited to: workshops, field trips, student sign-in/attendance sheets, and incentive forms.

Supervision and Management

● Manage all day-to-day operations on site and ensure the implementation of quality programming.

● Provide overall support and supervision for school-based staff, including full time trainers/educators, part- time staff, and teaching artists

● Supervise daily management of tasks, facilitate weekly check-ins, conduct program/staff observations with immediate feedback, conduct formal performance evaluation.

● Review and approve bi-weekly time sheets and school sign-in sheets.


● Help navigate, secure resources and build/sustain relationships with participants, parents, school staff, other CBOs, and policy makers.

● Work with school staff (principals, faculty, guidance counselors, parent coordinators, facilities staff etc.) to conduct high quality and safe programming.

● Provide guidance and referrals for social services to youth


● Degree in related field and 3 years professional experience

● Experience supervising personnel and managing teams.

● Experience working in NYC public schools and with DYCD SONYC programs or afterschool programs.

● Experience/enthusiasm for working with middle school aged youth and using interactive

learning strategies in culturally diverse settings.

● Knowledge of and passion for global issues, political science, history, education and social activism.

● Excellent facilitation, consensus-building and interpersonal skills.

● Strong work ethic, initiative, creativity, willingness to learn, and ability to juggle multiple tasks independently.

● Strong communication, writing, organizational, and technology skills.


Mid to high 40’s, depending on experience. Good benefits and possibilities for travel. We are activelyseeking candidates of diverse backgrounds

How To Apply:

Please e-mail applications, with the subject “Middle School Program Manager,” to resumes@globalkids.org.

Applications must include resume, cover letter with salary requirements and three references. Please send attachments as Word or PDF files.