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Date Posted11/16/2021
Job TitleChief Program Officer for Education and Vocation Programs
CityNew York
StateNew York
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Title:                Chief Program Officer for Education and Vocation Programs

Reports To:    Executive Director
Location:        Citywide
Hours:             35 Hours, Exempt

Key Responsibilities:
-Oversee a portfolio of approximately 50 education and vocation programs across the five boroughs of New York City, including partnership schools, community schools, YABCs, College Success, LifeLink, afterschool programs, Groundwork for Success, vocational programs including Rebound, Good Works and Mentoring Internship Program
-Manages a portfolio with a budget of approximately 24 million dollars; can forecast and make adjustments to budgets on an as needs basis
-Oversees a portfolio of programs with approximately 300 staff
-Directly coaches, supervises, develops and mentors 6 – 8 vice presidents  
-Host leadership meetings with vice presidents from portfolio
-Attends and participates in program meeting; maintains and builds relationship with teams within portfolio
-Conducts site visits regularly for programs within their portfolio
-Advocates up programmatic areas needs and can step back and prioritize agency wide needs when necessary, within the agency and externally to funders and contractors
-Proactively dismantles and demonstrates evidence of disrupting silos across their program areas and in the agency 
-Responsible for ensuring all teams, leaders and work are in alignment with the mission, vision, values and approach of the agency and embody the agency core leadership competencies
-Effectively and humanely communicates with all levels of staff, internal and external stakeholders about policies, challenges, programmatic concerns and needs

 Strategic Decision-Making:
-Creates transparent collaborative decision-making processes at all levels of programs, shares power and expects direct reports and programs to embody collaborative decision-making processes as well
-Demonstrates sound judgement that has a risk management, equity and inclusion lens 
-Has an impact data-driven strategy; uses data to understand impact and inform strategic vision and plans

Relationship/Partnership Management:
-Maintains and builds effective partnerships and relationships with key stakeholders in their portfolio, across GSS programs, with support and participants
-Represents GSS at external advocacy, community, contractual meetings
-Has existing relationships with funders and knows how to cultivate funding relationships

-Master’s degree preferred in a related field or the equivalent of 15 years of experience with 5 years of senior or executive level experience
-Direct service experience strongly desired
-Knowledge of educational and vocational trends and best practices
-Knowledge of the pre-k to post-secondary NYC educational and vocation system, including familiarity with at least one of the following systems: the Department of Education (DOE), Charter Schools, CUNY, SUNY, the foster care education/vocation landscape and system
-Has existing relationships with education partners at key education institutions including with the Department of Education and with one of the following systems/supports: CUNY, SUNY, HEOP, ACS, social emotional programs, workforce readiness programs, or non-traditionalvocational learning and programming  
-Has high EQ (emotional intelligence); can self-regulate, is self-aware and aware of social and team dynamics
-Develops a climate and team culture where psychological, social and emotional safety is valued and prioritized
-Commitment to our approach - a strength-based, trauma-informed, youth, family and community development, and anti-racism and equity approach
-Demonstrates a commitment to cultural humility - a commitment to learning about themselves, their identities and cultural experiences, as well as those of their staff, the participants and the communities they partner with

-Generous paid time off (Including 5 Self-Care Days/Floating Holidays, 12 Sick Days, 15 Vacation Days, and 11 Holidays)
-Healthcare Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Pet Care)
-403(b) Plan (GSS contributes 3% of your salary to your 403(b) plan after 3 years of service, with contributions increasing over time) 
-Tuition Assistance Program

NameCesar Guzman
Company NameGood Shepherd Services
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