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Managing Director, Programs - Baltimore

Company: Harlem Lacrosse
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Position: Managing Director, Programs - Baltimore
About Harlem Lacrosse: Harlem Lacrosse works to provide opportunities, relationships, and experiences that activate the skills and traits to put youth on a path to success as students, athletes, and citizens.
Founded in 2011 in New York, Harlem Lacrosse has grown to five cities, 18 schools, and 40+ programs as of Fall 2023. In addition to developing crucial athletic and social-emotional skills, our students consistently outperform their peers academically, passing their classes, graduating high school, and enrolling and persisting in college at a higher rate than other students in their schools. Harlem Lacrosse inspires children to dream about tomorrow while working hard on the field and in the classroom today. HL teams have won multiple city-wide championships, and many alumni go on to play lacrosse in college. A nationally recognized non-profit currently serving more than 1300 youth, Harlem Lacrosse places a full-time staff member at our school and community sites for each of our programs. More information about Harlem Lacrosse is available on our website, .
Position Summary: Harlem Lacrosse seeks a full-time Managing Director, Programs to oversee the execution of our innovative, year-round, school-based program in our Baltimore region. The Managing Director for Programs provides strategic management to our programmatic efforts in the region. In addition to direct management of Program Directors placed in the schools where we work, the Managing Director will oversee program operations and evaluation, contribute to organizational programming strategy, and help to foster a strong and engaged regional culture. Reporting to the regional Executive Director, and sitting on the National Leadership Team, this is an ideal opportunity for a driven and goal-oriented leader with a passion for youth development to utilize their program development, people management, and executive leadership skills to help youth achieve their full potential.
Principal Responsibilities:
Coach and Develop Program Leaders - 50%

  • Develop and retain high-performing direct-service program staff who can effectively implement Harlem Lacrosse's mission
  • Provide regular feedback, coaching, training, and performance management to middle and high school Program Directors including regular travel to school sites for observations
  • Contribute expertise in youth development, pedagogy, and lacrosse coaching to support Program Directors to design, plan and deliver high-quality, effective programming
  • Support staff to set and achieve rigorous goals for their program, including but not limited to retention, participation, and academic, athletic, and social-emotional outcomes for participants
  • Foster development around diversity, equity and inclusiveness, and coach staff to integrate equitable and culturally sustaining practices in their programming
  • Assist with the planning and delivery of training and professional development sessions for Harlem Lacrosse staff in region and across the country
  • Contribute to the recruitment and hiring process for Program Directors across HL's five regions
    Support the Execution of Regional Program Strategy - 30%
    • Ensure quality implementation of all aspects of programming in region, including guiding the vision and direction for that programming, under the direction of the Executive Director and in alignment with organizational vision and strategy
    • Liaise and collaborate with principals, faculty and staff in partner schools, as well as parents or caregivers, and community members in surrounding neighborhoods, to ensure that Harlem Lacrosse continues to be an effective partner in the communities where we operate
    • Oversee the collection of data and conduct evaluations to continuously improve regional programming, and contribute to the development of organizational strategy and practices
    • Create staffing plans and work schedules to ensure all events are properly staffed to run effectively and ensure the safety and positive experience of all participants
    • Coordinate with the Chief Pathing Officer and National Pathing Team for school planning and college and career counseling efforts for the region
    • Coordinate with the National Development team as a liaison to the Program Directors in ensuring mentoring programs, site visits, and other activities related to the success of Development initiatives are managed successfully.
    • Manage the intake and onboarding of volunteers and part-time assistant coaches
    • Monitor and manage the region's programmatic budget as a whole, and support Program Directors to make efficient and impactful use of their site budgets
    • Ensure program staff adhere to established organizational policies and procedures and are compliant with relevant legal, safety and ethical obligations
    • Partner with the Executive Director to foster a regional culture of high standards, continuous improvement and collaboration
      Organizational Stewardship - 20%
      • Maintain consistent communication with the Executive Director, National Director of Programs, and Chief Program Officer as to the general health and wellbeing of the local program, including honest and realistic assessments of what's working and where additional support could be helpful
      • Sit on the National Programming Team to inform organizational programmatic expectations, goals, curriculum, and strategy; support national programmatic initiatives including summer camp, national club teams, organization-wide professional development efforts, and others.
      • Maintain connection with leadership in other cities with a constant eye toward collaboration and connection. At Harlem Lacrosse, our cities operate as parts of a whole rather than as individual entities, and so a role of the leadership in each city is to ensure positive connection to others.
        The Ideal Candidate:
        The ideal Managing Director is energized by the opportunity to empower high-performing staff to create life-changing experiences for youth. They bring an extensive background in people and program management, as well as academic instruction, youth development, and/or athletic coaching. While they excel at influencing and motivating others to achieve outcomes, they are also willing to roll up their sleeves as active participants in the work. As program leaders, they adeptly connect strategy to tactics to evaluation to ensure we are delivering the best possible experiences for our participants. As people leaders, they shine when building relationships with diverse stakeholders and create collaborative teams aligned around common goals.
        • 3+ years of demonstrated success building and leading a team in a fast-paced, direct-service, nonprofit organization.
        • Demonstrated experience managing people in a professional setting.
        • Commitment to racial and gender equity and excitement about demonstrating that commitment in the execution of this position.
        • Experience playing and coaching lacrosse; experience coaching youth or beginners a plus.
        • Strong communication, organizational and prioritization skills.
        • Comfort with ambiguity and strong judgment to make values-aligned decisions in uncertain or unprecedented circumstances.
        • Passion for supporting systematically disenfranchised youth, preferably in the field of mentoring, education, and/or sports-based youth development.
          • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
          • Access to reliable transportation to travel to all regional school sites several times per week for program observations.
          • Morning, evening and weekend work is often required.
          • Local and regional travel, including occasional overnight travel with the team, is required.
            This is a hybrid position. Managing Directors are required to travel to program and team meetings on a daily basis and be successful in working from home or the Baltimore office space.
            Compensation: The salary range for this position is $76,000 - $81,000 and is commensurate with previous work experience.
            What We Offer---
            We invest in and support our team members at Harlem Lacrosse! We offer an extensive suite of benefits including, but not limited to:
            • Comprehensive health coverage, including medical, dental and vision plans
            • Access to One Medical, a 24/7 patient-focused primary care practice with highly qualified, board-certified physicians
            • Receive access to online mental health therapy via a 1-year membership to Talkspace
            • Flexible spending and health saving account options
            • 401k with company match
            • A $500 technology stipend for your home office; whatever you buy is yours to keep!
            • Parental leave policy to support your family planning journey
            • Generous PTO policy, in addition to 10 paid holidays and a company-wide winter break during the holiday season.
              Process: Interested candidates should submit an application, including a resume and cover letter to this posting. Candidates who are selected to move forward will be invited to a panel interview with the Executive Director and Managing Director in Baltimore, Chief Program Officer and Senior Director of Equity and Talent.
              Harlem Lacrosse is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Diversity of opinions, experiences, and backgrounds is a key asset. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status. Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and BIPOC are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Harlem Lacrosse we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workspace, so if you are excited about this role but your previous experience may not align exactly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles with our growing organization.


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