Achieve Miami is searching for a self-driven, passionate, and fun-spirited individual to join our team as the Manager of High School and Alumni Programs. This leader will ensure effective implementation of Achieve Miami’s current high school and alumni programs for the 2022-2023 academic year and beyond. This role requires a confident self-starter with attention to detail, strong relationship-building skills, and the ability to get things done. This is a full-time, salary-exempt position.
Roles & Responsibilities
Achieve High School Program Management
- Assist programmatic capacity through hiring and managing ten Achieve Success Coaches.
- Manage and develop Achieve Success Coaches through the facilitation of professional development.
- Ensure that Achieve Miami’s policies and procedures are implemented and followed (including payroll management).
- Build and maintain positive relationships with principals and high school staff.
- Collaborate on weekly meetings, agendas, as well as any project planning documents.
- Assist with the delivery of presentations, workshops, and events to ensure fluidity and consistency, as well as creating content and curriculum for Achieve Club events.
- Coordinate and attend recruitment sessions, tabling, or college readiness nights at target high schools.
- Plan, implement, and maintain new and returning student recruitment for Achieve Saturdays, Achieve Scholars, Achieve Club, Alumni Program, and Junior Advisory Board.
- Maintain communication with new and returning students via social media, email, text message, MobileServe, and Classe365.
- Maintain all program data (testing data, skill development, grades, student/family surveys, service hours, etc.) through Classe365 and MobileServe.
- Help develop innovative methods to improve data collection, as needed.
- Support the development of marketing materials and social media contributions for all programs.
- Maintain the branding of @achievehighschools on Instagram and Linktree.
- Oversee the purchase, maintenance, and inventory of program supplies and materials.
- Assist with the summer program by planning, organizing, and executing in conjunction with the team.
- Supervise the Achieve Success Coaches who will serve as instructors during the summer.
- Assist in the recruitment, selection, and retention process for all participants for the summer program.
- Provide fundamental support to Achieve Saturdays (required to attend once monthly).
Achieve Alumni Program Management
- Plan, implement, and maintain new and returning student recruitment.
- Coordinate and facilitate group workshops focused on components of postsecondary education.
- Research, plan, and execute in-person and/or online social and networking events.
- Maintain communication with new and returning students via social media, email, text message, and Classe365.
- Ensure implementation and successful progress towards grant objectives by planning and scheduling work activities and effectively using resources.
- Increase visibility through social media and communication with parents/community partners.
- Assist with leveraging new and existing relationships with institutions of higher learning, community partners, and experts.
- Research and provide scholarships, updates about post-secondary news, and any other resources pertaining to the college readiness process.
- Assist with data collection on Classe365 and other platforms.
- Coordinate and chaperone college visits, community service events, civic engagement, leadership and other activities, as necessary.
- Research best practices and new strategies to ensure participant retention in the program during the academic year.
Jr. Advisory Board Management
- Recruit high school students to join the Junior Advisory Board.
- Manage dissemination and review of applications.
- Develop interviewing processes and selection committees.
- Organize and facilitate monthly meetings, while creating leadership opportunities and projects for members.
- Develop and communicate regularly with members regarding attendance, opportunities, recruitment, etc.
High School Programs Vision & Strategy
- Support Deputy Director of Programs and Director of High School & Alumni Programs with defining the vision for the program and strategizing on execution and expansion.
- Bachelor's Degree (required)
- 2 - 3 years of experience developing, leading, and managing programs and program operations or experience as a classroom teacher, coach, or school leader.
- College readiness and high school background and experience (preferred).
- History of demonstrated investment in the communities we serve.
- Valid driver’s license for responsibilities such as programming events, field trips, college tours, recruitment events, and workshops throughout the day, evening and weekends (required).
The ideal candidate for the Manager of High School and Alumni Programs role will have:
- Strong Management Skills: You have experience managing others and are able to set goals, strategize on how to achieve those goals, and celebrate wins. You are able to set a high bar and hold others accountable to meeting that bar.
- Strong Organizational Skills: You thrive on staying organized and knowing what you need to do to reach set goals. You have systems to help you stay on top of your personal to-do list and can integrate new tasks and prioritize effectively.
- Strong Interpersonal Skills: You have a strong customer service mindset and the ability to navigate complex conversations, while building trust with partners. We work with students, school administration, parents, donors, community members, and community leaders - and we need someone who can comfortably engage and build relationships with all of these audiences!
- Strong Communication Skills: You are a strong writer, emailer, and phone-answerer and are able to communicate clearly and warmly in all situations. You build confidence in others through open and proactive communication and provide clear, helpful information to various different audiences.
- Teamwork and Collaboration: You actively contribute to the team in order to complete tasks, meet goals or manage programs. You understand that your team's success is your own success. You thrive when facing new challenges, but are also enthusiastic to pitch in on the small stuff to support other team members. You consistently tap into other staff members to learn from their expertise.
- Solution Orientated: You proactively identify gaps, design solutions and apply them to ensure results. You are data-driven and analyze data to produce insights while generating wise, actionable recommendations.
- High Quality Work Product: You are detail oriented and always double-check your work before handing it off. You take the time necessary to achieve the highest quality outcome possible in all scenarios, producing the best possible work while pursuing goals despite obstacles or constraints.
- Self-Direction: You are the type of leader who can map out what it takes to get it done - and then you do it! You’re a step ahead of the rest of the team, always anticipating what we’ll need, whether that’s extra copies or a system to help us streamline a process. You know how to “manage up” and can ask effective clarifying questions to ensure that your work stays on track.
- Growth Mindset: You constantly request feedback on your work and ask for new responsibilities and challenges; you have a desire to develop your professional skills.
- Creativity: You enjoy thinking creatively about new initiatives and projects, all grounded in the vision to create the most value we can for the students we serve. You are comfortable ideating about new initiatives and then have the project planning skills to create an infrastructure to bring those new initiatives to life.
This will be a full-time, salary-exempt position which will pay $50,000 - $55,000 annually. All full-time employees receive medical, vision, and dental benefits, starting on the first day of the month after 90 days of employment. Achieve Miami will reimburse employees for authorized, necessary and reasonable mileage outside of office travel.
About Achieve Miami:
At Achieve Miami, we believe in the potential of every child. Together with partners from public and private schools, Achieve Miami designs and manages programs that extend learning opportunities for students, teachers, and education leaders through programs like Achieve Saturdays, Achieve Summer, Achieve Scholars, Achieve Club, Alumni Program, and Achieve Music.
Achieve Miami is a 501(c)(3) organization. Achieve Miami’s main office is located at 220 Miracle Mile. Coral Gables, FL 33134. You can visit www.achievemiami.org to learn more about Achieve Miami.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $50,000.00 - $55,000.00 per year
- Dental insurance
- Flexible schedule
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
- 8 hour shift
- Weekend availability
- Teaching: 2 years (Preferred)
- Teaching Certification (Preferred)
Work Location: Multiple Locations