New Job Opening at Venture Academy

New Job Opening at Venture Academy
Application deadline closes Oct. 30, 2018.


Job posting: Youth Program Manager
Location: Venture Academy
Reports to: Assistant Director of Out-of-School Time
Status: Full Time, Exempt, Monday-Friday, daytime and after-school hours, generally 10:00 am-6:30 pm, occasional evenings and weekends

Broad Scope and Function of Job:

The Youth Program Manager is responsible for the overall administration of a school-based Out-of-School Time program serving approximately 30-50 youth in 6th-12th grade each day (around 100 each week) at Venture Academy. Directly supervises a staff, volunteers and interns. Works closely with the school administration and other community-based support programs outside of the school. The Program Manager coordinates and oversees program operations to ensure individual academic and emotional growth and support developmental assets of youth through research-based programming, using a holistic approach that is trauma-informed and strengths-based. Provides support to students and staff by actively participating in family engagement events and helping to mobilize applicable resources to students in need.

Located in SE Minneapolis, Venture Academy is currently in its sixth year as a charter school. East Side began its partnership with Venture Academy in 2014. Venture helps to grow the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders, self-propelled students who know how to imagine new opportunities, take initiative and risks, and solve problems. Venture serves students residing primarily in north and south Minneapolis, with many students receiving ELL services and almost all students qualifying for free and reduced lunch. The Youth Program Manager meets a minimum of twice a year with the principal to discuss strengths and areas for improvement of our partnership and explore new opportunities.

Major Job Responsibilities:
* Is responsible for, but not limited to the following functions:

Program Development:

* Provides day-to-day supervision of program operations of the Out-of-School Time program, parent events, and a full-day summer program designed to increase academic success, build character and leadership, increase 21st Century skills and build positive relationships with students.

* Manages and coordinates staffing, and supports staff in the delivery of direct services to youth and families and provide back up as necessary.

* Responsible for tracking participation, collecting evaluative data, and assisting Youth Department Assistant Director of OST in program proposals and reports.

* Offers consistent on-going supportive relationships to students and their families.

* Creates program structure and offerings for students in collaboration with school day and after school staff and actively works with school staff and principal to assess student needs and appropriate interventions.

Parents and Community:

* Develops and implements procedures and activities to increase parent involvement in the student's education, including family nights and program volunteer opportunities.

* Initiates and supports relationships with community-based partner organizations to expand after-school offerings at program site.

* Forms and maintains collaborations with school staff and other youth serving agencies in the community.

Staff Supervision:

* Oversees hiring, development, and supervision for program staff, interns, and volunteers to ensure that all youth work is in accordance with ESNS agency, MPS, departmental policies, procedures, and guiding principles.

* Assists in training of interns, volunteers and youth aides to ensure that each work in accordance with established professional conduct and procedures, demonstrate an ability to work age-appropriately with students.

Administrative Duties:

* Prepares and maintains accurate records that ensure the privacy and confidentiality of program participants and their families.

* Responsible for completing quarterly reports and participate in Continuous Improvement Process.

* Meets with collaborative community groups and East Side Youth Team to report progress, discuss issues and give/receive support.

* Attends supervisory meetings.

* Attends other school meetings as assigned by school administration team.

Professional Development:

* Participates in workshops, classes, and self-directed study to develop professional skills and competencies commensurate with assigned job responsibilities.


* Other responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant Director of OST.

Job Requirements and Qualifications:


* Bachelor's Degree in Child Development, Education, or related Social Science field; or equivalent education and experience.


* Two years of experience working with diverse, at-risk youth, parents, and school personnel; previous experience working with middle and high-school aged youth preferred.

* Two years of experience working with groups and program management in a community setting.

* Two years of supervision experience in the field of youth work.

* Demonstrated ability to work independently in an off-site setting, manage time effectively, multi-task, manage multiple programs concurrently, and utilize supervision and support as necessary.

Other Qualifications:

* Computer competencies, including MSOffice, databases, creating professional documents.

* Ability to work across ethnic/racial/economic lines for effective communication and trust building.

* Ability to self-start and effectively problem solve.Knowledge of charter school climate at a local and state level.

* Valid Minnesota driver's license, safe driving record and reliable transportation preferred.

Compensation: $33,280-$39,520, depending upon qualifications. Generous benefits including Health, Dental, Life, STD & LTD, 403(b) and PTO.

Send and address resume and cover Letter to:; East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 2nd Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. For more information visit