Position:  Program Manager - Prevention
Location:  Detroit, MI
Job Id:  228
# of Openings:  1

Job Title:  Prevention Program Manager         Department:   Prevention
Reports To:  Director of Prevention  
FLSA Status:   Exempt                                               Date:  July 9, 2019
DESCRIPTION:  Under the direction of the Prevention Director, the Prevention Program Manager is responsible for managing services and activities provided to girls and their families residing in southwest Detroit, Detroit and its surroundings. Specifically, this position will manage the “Asset-Building” program (in which girls are assisted in preparing for college financially, academically, and socially/culturally, including creating college savings accounts) for participants in all three grade levels of Elementary, Middle School and High School, in order to ensure fidelity with implementation of services while enhancing the participant’s academic learning and college preparedness. 
Client-Centered Activities:
  1. Ensure that a minimum of 50 participants are enrolled and remain active in the “Asset-Building” program, to be increased each year.
  2. Monitor progress of participants in terms of academic achievement, summer academic enrichment programs, college savings, mentoring, etc.
  3. Insure that the participants open and maintain personal saving accounts and “529 Michigan Education Saving Plans”.
  4. Develop and maintain an active mentor program and database
  5. Coordinate and provide mentor training.
  6. Monitor the development, coordination and implementation of mentor/mentee activities. 
  7. Develop, coordinate and implement college tours.
  8. Develop and coordinate STEAM career and college exploration activities.
  9. Coordinate and implement academic and financial literacy activities.
  10. Ensure that participants are exposed to social and cultural experiences that widen horizons and expose them to career options and skills.
  11. Provide case management to participants and their families.
  12. Develop, coordinate and implement monthly parent engagement activities.
  13. Assist participants with SAT/ACT preparation.
  14. Monitor academic progression through the collection of report cards.
  15. Assist participants to choose appropriate, challenging, and high-quality middle- and high-school courses and schools
  16. Work together with the Prevention Director and other program staff to insure that each program participant is receiving support for high school completion and further education.
  17. Act as an advocate for girls with regard to school, community, interpersonal, and family issues, as required.
Administrative Activities:
  1. Assist in development of grant proposals and reports, budget and tracking of objectives, outcomes, and expenses.
  2. Develop and implement a plan to scale Asset Building across the Prevention After School program and beyond.
  3. Assist in data collection and database entry to ensure grant compliance.
  4. Develop and foster relationships with community stakeholders.
  5. Prepare and present presentations for the AFG Board of Directors and other stakeholders.
  6. Assist in development of policies, procedures and evaluation for the Asset Building program.
  7. Work to secure program donations.
  8. Develop and maintain a program database.
  9. Staff Asset-Building Committee made up of volunteers, donors, and AFG board members
  1. Complete documentation of all services and supervision provided as part of this program
  2. Ensure completion and recording of proper documentation and data entry for program activities.
  3. Assist with maintenance of client files.
  4. Compile statistics and complete narratives that contribute to monthly, quarterly, annual and other reports
  5. Assist with the development, implementation and/or maintenance of a system for tracking participant (past and present) progress and other evaluation needs.
Intra/Inter-Agency Relations:
  1. Participate actively as a member of the Prevention Team and assist in facilitating effective working relationships with staff in other agency components.
  2. Help develop and nurture strong relationships with other agencies through visits, telephone contacts, memorandums of agreement and referrals in order to ensure client access to needed services.
  3. Attend and participate in community coalition meetings that are relevant to the work of the department.
  4. Participate in other types of community activities/presentations that are relevant to the work of the department.
  5. Represent AFG in a professional and positive manner at all times.
Supervision Given/Received:
  1. Provide direct supervision to VISTA AmeriCorps volunteer, Public Alley worker, interns and volunteers including interviewing, initial and ongoing training, ongoing supervision, disciplinary action and evaluations.
  2. Act as back-up supervisor to other positions in the prevention department during the absence of the Prevention Director and/or the PREIS Program Manager.
  3. Develop and motivate staff to work at an increased skill level to assure fulfillment of agency mission.
  4. Occasionally participate in the AFG Leadership Team meetings.
Professional Growth and Development:
  1. Work toward progress in the area of professional development through attendance at in-service training as well as external training opportunities.
  2. Research helpful resource materials to support programming and access training opportunities to improve own skill / performance at AFG.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work or related Human Service field.  (Note: Due to the mission and requirements of this program, education, extensive life and/or work experiences in certain fields may meet this requirement.)
  • Two years’ direct or indirect experience working with STEM/ STEAM programming strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with culturally diverse client populations.
  • Experience with and knowledge of youth leadership training models, peer counseling, child and adolescent development, workshop planning and facilitation
  • Experience and knowledge about college and other post-secondary education/training programs’ admission requirements, quality, financial aid programs, etc.
  • Excellent skills in client intervention, assessment and documentation.
  • Familiarity with the Detroit community and its resources.
  • Experience developing and implementing trainings and presentations.
  • Project management experience; database generation and management experience essential.
  • Supervisory/administrative experience preferred but not required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Spanish Speaking preferred.
Alternatives For Girls is an equal opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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