Site Director, The Bridge Project
This position is responsible for the Bridge Project program and site located at the Columbine Homes including supervision, interviewing, selecting, recommending the final candidate to the Executive Director, training, evaluating, disciplining, assigning tasks, providing adequate coverage for all activities of all employees, volunteers and interns assigned to the site. This position is responsible for maintenance, security, safety and total environment of the site. Assure that the site is adequately staffed during the program hours. Problem solve all schedule conflicts and staff shortages. On a daily basis, this position is required to make decisions that affect the program, the site, the safety of individuals and the quality of the program. It is up to the person holding this positions judgment whether to take action, confer with others, inform the Program Director, ask for advice, or report any circumstance or incidents. This position is responsible for the relationships with participants and the community. Administrative operations of the business include advising management, planning, negotiating, representing the company, purchasing, promoting sales, and business research and control. Administrative duties do not include routine or structured tasks such as bookkeeping, data tabulation, or clerical duties. Administrative work must be of substantial importance to the management or operation of the business, such as work affecting the development of policies or responsibilities to execute or carry out policy. This position is part of the management team that sets the policies and procedures of the program.
Administration and Management
- Site management, data management, program coordination, scheduling of activities, spaces and evaluation.
- Oversee middle and high school programming at the Columbine Bridge Project site.
- Supervise the Administrative Assistant at the site.
- Assume Field Supervisor role for interns assigned to the site.
- Supervise volunteers and work study students.
- Assure that requirements of grants are met (including required service provision).
- Monitor and keep within annual budget for the site and specific programs (summer, education, etc.).
- Oversee the maintenance, safety, security and upkeep of the site. Assure the frugal and responsible use of resources while providing adequately for the needs of the program. See to the timely purchase of supplies, etc.
- Direct and assure compliance of the USDA snack program at the site.
Program Development and Implementation
- Design and implement program activities to meet the mission, goals and outcomes of the Bridge Project.
- Engage professionals from all disciplines as needed for program development.
- Recruit participants from elementary, middle and high school students living in public housing and the surrounding neighborhood to reach target numbers for registration and participation.
- Engage parents, adults and families in educational efforts for themselves and their children.
- Recruit scholarship students to apply for Bridge scholarships.
- Provide the full range of activities in all program areas with the available resources maintaining the priorities agreed upon in the program.
- Develop new activities and find the resources to implement them.
- Assure data is collected and appropriate evaluation tools are implemented at the site and in the education program.
- Conduct ongoing listening and or needs assessment process, provide community education on the Bridge Project, manage, research and develop resources such as referral, emergency, counseling, educational, cultural, arts, etc. for Bridge participants, advocate for program, the participants and manage Denver Public Schools relationships.
- Manage collaborations and partnerships to achieve desired outcomes and create ongoing positive relationships with up to 10 outside groups.
- Participate effectively as a member of the Bridge Project Team by collaborative problem solving, respecting the opinions of all and working to create a positive culture and work environment which utilizes the gifts, abilities and skills of all staff and volunteers.
- Master's degree.
- Experience in the social work field, working with children, youth and families in diverse, low to moderate-income communities.
- Experience in program management and development, supervision of employees, and volunteers.
- Experience with high risk middle and high school youth.
- Experience in program development and implementation.
- Understanding and experience in critical multicultural practice.
- Master's degree in Social Work.
- Two years post MSW experience.
- Experience in After School programs and public housing programming.
- Experience with educational programs.
- Knowledge in research based practice.
- Bi-lingual in Spanish, Vietnamese and/or Somali languages.
- Experience working with and engaging Refugee populations.
Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.