Job

Program Manager, External/Professional Development Programs

Educational Video Center

16 Clarkson Street
NY 10014

Deadline

Rolling

Posted

Jul 20, 2023

Full-time / $65,000 annually / The Educational Video Center / New York, NY

The Educational Video Center (www.evc.org) is seeking an exceptional full-time Program Manager, External/Professional Development Programs. EVC is an award-winning non-profit youth media and social justice organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change.

EVC challenges structural inequities and harmful narratives that disadvantage young people of color in education, careers, and life. We do this by teaching documentary filmmaking to help young people thrive as learners, artists and social justice leaders; building the capacity of teachers and public schools to create youth-centered, culturally responsive classrooms; mobilizing youth-produced media to inspire action; and disrupting systems that harm BIPOC youth, their communities, and the world.

The Manager of External/Professional Development Programs (PDP Manager) is a core staff position at EVC that is responsible for integrating our educational model in schools and afterschool programs. In addition to other areas of professional growth, this role specifically includes opportunities to gain knowledge of and experience with educator professional development such as workshop facilitation, instructional coaching, and other supports. The PDP Manager will report to the Deputy Director, Programs and assist with the oversight of freelance media coaches and instructors. The PDP Manager will work at EVC’s offices in the West Village and partner school sites across NYC.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the development, management, and evaluation of a strong team of media coaches and instructors
  • Support the Deputy Director with recruitment, onboarding, and support of media coaches and instructors
  • Coordinate and otherwise support the cycle of observation, feedback, and professional growth planning for EVC coaches
  • Provide coaches and instructors with curricular resources and support to strengthen their work with teachers and in afterschool settings
  • Collect program updates from coaches regularly and provide feedback and support based on the needs of each site
  • Manage in-school EVC coaching activities and serve as main point of contact with school partners
  • Monitor EVC fulfillment of contractual obligations including coaching/instruction sessions, workshops, etc.
  • Communicate with school leaders and teachers regularly regarding program progress
  • Visit each site regularly to observe classes and meet with EVC coach/instructor and teachers to discuss practices and problem solve as needed
  • Collect teaching materials from coaches for each session completed
  • Track sessions and materials for each contract and submit documentation for invoices
  • Submit bi-weekly coach/instructor timesheets to EVC administration for payroll processing
  • Supervise completion and submission of final video projects
  • Ensure proper care, maintenance and inventory of EVC production and post-production equipment used by PDP
  • Write reports for work in schools for school leaders and funders
  • Collect program feedback from students, teachers, and media coaches
  • Assist in the management of Accounts Receivables for each project

Recruit new schools to PDP

  • Disseminate EVC’s PDP promotional materials at local conferences and networking events;
  • Co-facilitate informational workshops for school principals and teachers
  • Develop contracts for schools in collaboration with EVC Deputy Director, Executive Director, school principals, and teachers
  • Provide coordination of grant and project contracts with the New York City Department of Education and other city agencies and funders as determined by contracts

Support EVC Professional Development workshops

  • Assist in planning and conducting outreach for EVC’s Summer Teacher Institute and Youth & Community Voices Workshops
  • Assist with the submission of proposals and required materials to NYC Department of Education’s Afterschool Professional Development Program for professional development courses
  • Assist other key EVC staff in planning and facilitation of customized professional development workshops as required by contracts and grants
  • Additional responsibilities

  • Provide program updates to organizational leadership; Share information as needed with the Development & Communications Department to support the writing of grant proposals and reports for funders

  • Attend and contribute to EVC study groups and weekly staff meetings

  • Advocate and promote EVC and its mission

  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:
* At least five years experience working directly with youth/leading instruction in a school, afterschool, or other educational or youth development setting; Experience developing effective, engaging lessons and activities for young people
* Experience in education, nonprofit management, or related field
* Demonstrated understanding of the principles of positive youth development and a strengths-based approach
* Creative problem solver who possess the patience and perseverance to accomplish exciting work in challenging and complicated settings
* Experience with managing staff required; Enthusiasm for coaching and developing staff and a strong desire to build this skill set highly preferred
* Strong, clear communicator on all fronts: writing, speaking, and listening
* Commitment to and track record of building and maintaining relationships with school partner communities
* Knowledge of the filmmaking process and experience with pre-production, production, or post-production
* Demonstrated project management and other key organizational skills
* A can-do attitude and willingness and eagerness to lead in an entrepreneurial environment

Preferred:
Bilingual, English and Spanish

CULTURE AND VALUES

  • Demonstrates commitment to EVC’s educational philosophy rooted in Freirian and Popular education
  • Establishes and leads a culture that results in a love of learning, student agency, and full range of student learning and growth
  • Operates in an assets-based framework for working with youth, adults and families from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Has an anti-racism and social justice lens, and an ability to talk fearlessly about race, class, gender, sexuality, migration, ability, and structural injustices
  • Creates and sustains a race equity culture, including skill building and leading self and others through awareness, growth, and development towards a more just and equitable world
  • Deeply committed to supporting youth, staff, and other stakeholders to adopt humanizing, healing-centered restorative practices
  • Demonstrates self-awareness, humility, an accurate idea of one’s own strengths and weaknesses, and an ability to treat all stakeholders with respect
  • Flexibility, resourcefulness, and a sense of humor

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