The Youth Program Manager manages the 414ALL condom distribution, Healthy Youth (teen sexuality), and Thinking Under the Influence (alcohol harm reduction) programs for youth in Milwaukee. The Youth Program manager also oversees our statewide youth development work in collaboration with other LGBTQ youth serving organizations in the state. This manager will serve on the leadership team of Diverse & Resilient as we build an organization based on anti-oppression values and policies and address bias and discrimination both within our community and our organization.
In achieving the organization’s mission of addressing the healthy development of LGBTQ people in Wisconsin, the Youth Program Manager builds and maintains collaborative relationships with public, private, and non-profit agencies in Wisconsin—primarily in Milwaukee. This position has the responsibility of managing the day-to-day activities of evidence-based interventions, and maintaining program fidelity, as well as long range planning of the program.
- Reports to President & CEO.
- Youth serving staff, coordinators, interns and volunteers, including a Public Ally.
- Receive advice and assistance from members of a Community Advisory Board (CAB).
$25,000 to $170,000. $382,000 total.
- Has primary responsibility for the management of youth programs in Milwaukee and statewide, including management of United Way and state contracts. A significant focus currently exists to reduce pregnancy, STI and HIV rates among teens in Milwaukee.
- Monitors, tracks and analyzes data and budget information associated with prevention services. Utilizes data to complete reports required by funding sources and agency evaluation efforts.
- Directs/supports employees, assists in problem solving, and evaluates employee performance.
- Initiates and maintains positive communications with key public health and LGBTQ community partners.
- Creates community organizing efforts that address existing and emerging needs of the population. Special focus on recruitment of young people to participate in the Community Health Promoter (CHP) program.
- Is the public face of D&R in the LGBTQ youth services community.
- Oversees and/or maintains organizational files, binders, records, logs, etc. Responsible for maintaining confidential files. Identifies need for additional recordkeeping.
- Frequently uses confidential information and communicates diplomatically to maintain confidentiality.
- Cooperative, friendly, and helpful attitude with clients, co-workers and outside partners.
- Ability to work closely with other employees to ensure positive, constructive environment within the program, and throughout the agency.
- Performs other duties as assigned or as necessity dictates.
- Reinforces agency’s commitment to cultural competence and racial equity through program development, recruiting and policy with the leadership team at D&R.
SPECIALIZED KNOW-HOW & REQUIREMENTS:
- Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Minimum three years of experience in progressively responsible program management, including management of staff and budgets. At least one year must be in working with young African American LGBTQ teens preferred; three years of work in human sexuality/public health may substitute for this.
- Leadership skills to organize and lead meetings, initiate collaborative relationships with outside groups, and to manage the day-to-day challenges that arise in multi-agency collaborative projects.
- Experience with report and grant writing a plus.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills. Enjoys public outreach and public speaking.
- Excellent detail-oriented organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills; ability to make well analyzed appropriate decisions.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy throughout the workday, including occasional evening/weekend hours as needed for project implementation.
- Ability to pass background check by Wisconsin Department of Justice
- Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and access to an operating vehicle with auto insurance
- Sharing a commitment to Diverse & Resilient’s mission to achieve health equity and improve the safety and well-being of LGBTQ people and communities in Wisconsin.
- Cooperative, friendly, and helpful attitude with all others. Ability to work closely with others to ensure a positive, constructive environment throughout the agency.
- Experience working with LGBTQ People of Color. As Diverse & Resilient primarily serves LGBTQ People of Color, our leadership should reflect the community we serve, both in identity and values. This position requires in-depth knowledge and experience addressing racism and other forms of oppression.
- Proficient with Word, ability to use Excel.
- Ability to learn software applications unique to the organization (i.e., graphics software, data reporting software, spreadsheets, etc.).
- Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, and lift frequently throughout the workday.
- Occasionally lifts items weighing up to 20 lbs.
- Must have functional speech, vision, and hearing.
- Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job.
- Exposed to a normal office environment.
Diverse and Resilient offers a starting salary range of $50,000 to $56,000 for this position and a competitive benefits package, including more than four weeks paid time off in the first year (15 days, and 9 paid holidays), medical and dental coverage for staff members, life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, and generous work schedule flexibility.
To apply, send resume and a brief letter of interest to Mark Neufang, Diverse and Resilient, 2439 N Holton St, Milwaukee, WI 53212 ([email protected]). We will accept resumes until April 22, 2019 or until the position is filled. No phone calls please.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Diverse & Resilient is an equal opportunity employer. It is our strong belief that equal opportunity for all employees is central to the continuing success of our organization. We will not discriminate against an applicant for employment because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, physical disabilities, political affiliation, sexual orientation, color, gender identity characteristics or expression, marital status, veteran status, or medical condition (e.g., AIDS, cancer). We strongly encourage LGBTQ, women, People of Color and People with Disability to apply.