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Transformational Beginnings Program Manager Wanted

United Teen Equality Center (UTEC)

Transformational Beginnings Program Manager 

The Transformational Beginnings (TB) Program Manager guides and supports all youth who participate in the Mattress Deconstruction and Recycling Enterprise, the first phase of workforce programming.  S/he plans and implements daily structured programming, which includes working in the mattress recycling warehouse, workshops, talking circles, and orientation sessions.  Above all else, the TB Program Manager identifies as a dedicated youth worker with a passion for transitional employment programming. The individual values innovation and creativity and is inspired to address the challenges and benefits of an integrated youth development social enterprise business. Reporting to the Senior Director of Programs, the position also works with the Chief Innovation Officer, Mattress Recycling Operations Manager, Director of Youth Promise, and TB Coaches to develop, manage, and support the Mattress Recycling social enterprise. 

Responsibilities and Outcomes

  • ·         Supervise and manage a crew of up to 20 youth in the mattress recycling warehouse
  • ·         Develop, plan, and facilitate Transformational Beginnings orientation and weekly workshops for new enrollees to UTEC’s workforce development programs
  • ·         Complete weekly performance reviews for all youth who complete 3 days of attendance per week
  • ·         Responsible for promoting 4-5 youth a month to the next stage of programming (food services or woodworking)
  • ·         Provide support  to the Mattress Recycling Operations Manager  and Chief Innovation Officer in developing and maintaining operations process and protocols in Mattress Recycling  
  • ·         Collaborate with the Senior Director of Programs, Director of Youth Promise and workforce staff in implementing quality integrated programing and preparing youth for a continuum of workforce and educational opportunities
  • ·         Manage youth time sheets, attendance, payroll, evaluations, and daily activities and enter data in ETO, UTEC’s performance management database
  • ·         Supervise 1 AmeriCorps member in Mattress Recycling

Qualifications and Competencies

  • ·         At least 3 years of youth development experience with proven-risk youth
  • ·         At least one year of supervisory experience preferred
  • ·         Experience developing lesson plans and an understanding of group dynamics
  • ·         Flexibility: Thrives in a hectic and fast paced environment; open to other perspectives
  • ·         Commitment: Genuinely cares about the youth’s and UTEC’s success
  • ·         Relentless: Does not give up on youth, proactively reaches out to youth, can see youth succeeding even when the youth cannot see it her/himself
  • ·         Leads by Example: Demonstrates punctuality, reliability, sound judgment, stress management and team work to corps members, other staff, and youth; works side-by-side with crew on-site or off-site
  • ·         Controlled Response: Remains calm and objective when confronting defense-provoking situations; tolerates stress
  • ·         Creativity: Develops innovative solutions to challenging problems and creates engaging, fun workshops and program experiences for youth
  • ·         Coachable: Open to feedback and personal and professional improvement
  • ·         Relationship Builder: values and nurtures relationships between self and youth, self and community partners, self and colleagues
  • ·         Drive: Hunger to do an excellent job, a passion to own one’s work, proactively comes up with systems and solutions to make one’s work more effective
  • ·         Well Organized: Can manage at the high level while keeping day-to-day on track
  • ·         Attention to Detail: Creates and maintains protocols that enhance youth experience and provides positive environment for youth
  • ·         Team Player: Upholds UTEC’s mission, values, and vibe
  • ·         Sense of Humor: Ability to laugh at oneself a must! 

Benefits: 3 weeks paid vacation, 10 paid sick days, and health/dental benefits (50-85% subsidized).

To Apply

Strong candidates should submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please type “Transformational Beginnings Program Manager” in the subject line of the email. Candidates whom we choose to interview will be contacted. Please no calls or email about this position.