Job Title: Program Director Salary Range: $40,000 – $45,000 (negotiable based on level of experience) plus benefits Employment Starting Date: July 15, 2001Apr 13, 2001 1 of 1View SourceJob Title: Program Director
Salary Range: $40,000 $45,000 (negotiable based on level of experience) plus benefits
Employment Starting Date: July 15, 2001
In September 2001, the East Palo Alto I Have a Dream Program (EPA IHAD) will sponsor an entire first grade class of 60 students at Costaño Elementary School in East Palo Alto, California. The EPA IHAD program seeks to improve opportunities for children from disadvantaged neighborhoods by providing educational assistance, a social support network, and successful adult mentors as role models. Students at Stanford Universitys Graduate School of Business originally founded the program in 1992. The Dreamers from the original program are now entering college, and the EPA IHAD program is looking to follow up this successful program with another. The program is different from many other non-profit educational assistance programs in that we offer individualized, long-term support for children. Once a child enters the program in the first grade, we continue to provide that child with educational, social, and occasionally financial assistance until they graduate from high school. We then provide them with college scholarships.
The program director for the EPA IHAD program will be the full time person primarily responsible for the success of the program. The director will work directly with Dreamers, their families, the Costaño Elementary school staff and faculty, and mentors from Stanford to ensure that each childs emotional, educational, and social needs are met. Because mentors come and go with each year, the director provides critical continuity over time to see that each child is well served by the program. The director will develop a personal relationship with every child, assess his or her needs, and see to it that those needs are met either with the programs resources or with resources outside the program.
Specific responsibilities include the following:
· Act as an advocate for the children
· Plan, organize, and oversee a year-round program of age-appropriate activities to support Dreamers academic needs, including after school and summer programs
· Arrange a regular schedule of cultural, social, recreational, and community service activities
· Promote parental involvement in IHAD activities; conduct home visits; organize parent activities, workshops, and discussion groups as needed
· Represent the Program to the public in community groups and forums
This job is an exciting opportunity for anyone who is serious about making a meaningful, long-term impact on the lives of children!
· Bachelors Degree, preferably in education, social services, or a related discipline
· Desire to work with children
· Strong inter-personal skills
· Experience or training in education or social work
· Spanish fluency helpful, but not required
For more information, please contact Sister Georgi Coonis at (650) 329-0390 or sgeorgi@....
Submit your resume and cover letter to:
Building Futures Now
1000 Fremont Avenue
Los Altos, CA 94024