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City Connects Program Manager

Marian University of Indiana
Indianapolis, IN
Position Title:

City Connects Program Manager

Job Description:

As a part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who represent many faith systems and worldviews Marian University is seeking a Program Manager to promote our Catholic Franciscan mission and identity by supporting the operations of City Connects program.

City Connects is a school-based student support, collaboration program among schools, community agencies, and Boston College. The City Connects program is an innovative model of systemic student support implemented in K-12 schools in Indiana. City Connects personnel assess the strengths and needs of each student in the school and connect students with a tailored set of supports and resources from inside and outside the school.

Job Function:City Connects and Marian University seeks a grant-funded, full-time Program Manager to provide leadership in the areas of program implementation, professional development, and supervision for up to 20 schools implementing the City Connects model across Indiana. This position will promote Marian University’s Catholic Franciscan mission and identity by its primary responsibilities including individualized student support and programming, leadership and professional development, school-wide collaboration and community relations.

The responsibilities of the Program Manager are to:

  • Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values and honoring the legacy of the founding congregation through transformative education, unity in diversity, leadership through service, integrating faith and life, and institutional policies.
  • Recruit and support the hiring of school-based coordinators who are conducting the work of City Connects with schools and students;
  • Provide professional development and coaching on the City Connects model of student support for coordinators within each school;
  • Supervise and support the evaluation of coordinators at each school;
  • Monitor the fidelity of implementation of the City Connects model of student support at each school;
  • Collaborate with principals and other school leaders to support coordinators in the delivery of the model;
  • Assist in developing and maintaining community agency relationships through events, communications and committees;
  • Support the collection of high-quality student support data and utilize data to monitor progress;
  • Communicate on a regular basis with the larger City Connects organization on policy, practice, and implementation of the City Connects model of student support.

Required Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in human services, education, or related field;
  • Knowledge of schools;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Community outreach experience;
  • Cultural competency working with diverse urban communities.
The ideal candidate will possess the following experience and background:
  • Strong leadership skills;
  • School-based experience;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Ability to write and manage grants;
  • Experience managing inter-agency partnerships;
  • Fluency in a second language.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a cover letter, a current resume, contact information for three professional references, and responses to the supplemental mission questions.

Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications:

Please Review Marian University’s Mission & Identity Statement before responding to the supplementary questions on your application:

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