YOUTH AND SCHOOLS PROGRAM MANAGER
SUMMARY: The Youth and Schools Program Manager will implement and manage Unified Champion Schools initiatives in schools and communities statewide. Initiatives include Young Athletes and the Youth Activation Committee.
This position is the key resource and contact for schools, individuals and families to conduct programs which involve individuals 2-7 years of age with intellectual disabilities and implement Unified Champion Schools activities in classrooms at all age levels statewide.
The Youth and Schools Program Manager will report directly to the Vice President of Program.
SUPERVISED POSITIONS: None.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Identify, recruit, coordinate and facilitate all new and on-going training for Young Athletes programming in schools and community centers throughout the state, tracking all data on participants, managing equipment needs and focusing on strategic goals.
- Develop and maintain relationships with school administrators, teachers, and volunteers to grow the Young Athletesâ program. Partner with appropriate agencies to aid in this endeavor.
- Recruit key education leaders across the state to serve on the Education Leaders Network. Hold regular meetings and communication. Grow funding and support through this committee.
- Identify, recruit and facilitate unified activities in elementary, middle and high schools across the state. Accurately track and report activity.
- Oversee growth of the Unified Champion Schools efforts and Youth Activation Committee and its initiatives, reaching strategic growth goals. Maintains partnership with the Nebraska Association of Student Councils in respect to R-Word Campaigns, EKS Day, Plunges and Special Olympics Youth Activation Council (SOYAC) as well as other initiatives that include fundraising.
- Educate and train teachers and professionals on how to build and expand the Young Athletesâ programming on progression of skill building so children who have mastered the skills can be challenged.
- Manage data flow within Special Olympics Nebraska which includes but is not limited to: athlete/partner annual school based registration forms, school base coordinator information, volunteer forms, potential sponsors and donors; cash, in-kind, collaborative agencies and expense reporting.
- Responsible for writing grants and managing all Unified Champion Schools funding, including monthly tracking and reporting as well as budgets.
- Responsible for management of School Partnerships programming and Unified Champion Schools data. Develop program guides and other resources (toolkits) for Unified Champion Schools and School Partnership programs as well as Young Athletes program.
- Develop and report on recruitment and outreach methods to children and families when children reach the age of 8.
- Coordinate Young Athletesâ culminating event as well as providing other opportunities for Young Athletes to be involved in Special Olympics Nebraska activities, such as Summer Games, health screenings, basketball skills, etc.
- Represent the organization at business and organization meetings; may give presentations.
- Assist at sporting as well as other events as needed.
- Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree and experience in the Special Education field or experience working with and understanding the needs of those with intellectual disabilities. Weekend and statewide travel.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Ability to organize and prioritize work assignments.
- Ability to work independently with little supervision.
- Display a positive attitude and work in a team environment.
- Professional appearance required.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with leadership, donors, volunteers and the general public in a professional manner.
- Ability to foster effective working relationships within a team environment.
- Computer/database maintenance skills.
- Ability to make evaluative judgments.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.