ABOUT JEREMIAH PROGRAM
Jeremiah Program (JP) is a nonprofit organization helping single mothers invest in themselves so they can thrive and take steps towards economic mobility by helping them access higher education, affordable childcare, housing, skills training and career development. JP envisions a world where poverty is no longer feminized; where race is not divorced from gender; where career and financial opportunities are not gentrified; and where women who experience poverty not only hold a seat at the table but hold the mic and curate the agenda.
Jeremiah Program offers one of the nation’s most successful strategies for disrupting poverty, two generations at a time. At JP, we believe that no mother should have to make the untenable choice between investing in herself or supporting her children. Our holistic approach invites single mothers into the leadership tent and encourages families to bring all of their identities to bear in achieving their goals in pursuit of economic mobility.
Founded in 1993, this year JP is supporting over 1,000 moms and kids across nine residential and non-residential campuses: Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Brooklyn, Fargo, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Rochester. JP Currently has an operating budget of 18.2M with 157 budgeted FTE for FY 2022. Learn more about JP and our work here.
Reporting to the VP of Parent Programming, the mission of the Sr. Director of Parent Programming is to build out and refine the program model for JP moms and alumni, manage the development/curation of curriculum, evaluate the impact of those materials and lead content support services for family services staff. The Sr. Director will partner closely with parents and staff to design an engaging, impactful, and enjoyable experience that centers families in all programming, policies and planning and supports JP moms and alumni in navigating their journey to reach their aspirations.
The Sr. Director will bring a lens of excellence and creativity into the design and delivery of a national program model, particularly the core coaching experience that anchors the program. They will also drive the design of key program model decisions including which offerings are necessary in each of our program models, how to ensure coherence across diverse regions and how to ensure that the experience from the national Empowerment and Leadership experience seamlessly sets up the local program journey. The senior director will also define and operationalize an impact evaluation strategy and iterate the data system design required to execute that strategy. They will partner closely with our Data team, campus leaders and second-generation program leadership to ensure an integrated, cohesive approach to family program and corresponding professional learning for the team.
This position uses data to inform programming recommendations and decisions and assesses, builds, and evaluates program content (policies, processes, forms, curriculum, and training). They collaborate with staff to facilitate a professional learning community (PLC) and provide instruction and serve as a resource to support seamless delivery of programming.
The ideal candidate will have experience building and running a program at scale across multiple sites/regions and has a deep understanding of how to evaluate and tell stories using data. They will be able to ensure that campus staff have the tools, knowledge, and resources they need to support families towards their goals. They will be connectors who see how systems can unlock the potential in people and visionaries who can imagine new paradigms of doing the work.
Program Design & Development
- Build additional core curriculum components (year 2 career development arc) and integrate existing offerings (CVMP, alumni mentorship, etc.) so that leaders can articulate program rationale and strategically plan for success
- Create and communicate exemplar rationale for curriculum design and sequence
- Create and communicate core operating structures for implementing the model, including evaluation structure, curriculum development and publishing timelines and strategic initiative development
- Design scalable, technology-driven systems that allow us to operationalize curriculum, coaching and data collection
- Champion 2-generation program excellence; ensure programming is family-focused, meets intended outcomes and incorporates best and leading practices in the field, and is relentless about equity and integration of multi-generation strategies
- Lead the codification and continuous improvement of core JP programming, ensuring that the execution aligns with vision, goals, and outcomes for parent programming
- Create and implement programming policies, procedures, and content that improve outcomes and overall efficiencies across the organization.
Learning & Evaluation
- Define and execute an impact evaluation strategy that allows for ongoing program improvement, informs family profile, and contributes to the field of 2Gen research and learnings
- Evaluate the effectiveness of programming against the data strategy, including preparation or support in the creating training, reports, analyses, and statistical documents for a variety of audiences.
- Support the strategy for data collection and analysis to ensure it enables program team and campuses to make data-informed decisions
- Identify, surface, and address concerns or inconsistencies regarding program implementation and fidelity.
- Create operating mechanisms with the family services team for regular collaboration so that all staff are providing the same level of support and implementation across all geographies
- Serve as a thought leader and standard-bearer for the approach to engaging with moms, staff and other stakeholders, modeling equity and excellence in all interactions
- Facilitate the development of a strong and functioning professional learning community (PLC) of family services staff with a shared vision and a culture of sharing best practices and feedback in service of outcomes for JP moms
- Design vision and strategy for curriculum professional development for family services staff across the organization so they can effectively coach, develop, and ensure mom are achieving prescribed outcomes and goals in each milestone of their journey.
- BA/BS; preferably in Program Evaluation, Education, Psychology, Social Work, or related field.
- 10+ years programming experience demonstrating progression of responsibility and scope over time, with an emphasis on managing at a national, multi-site organization with high complexity.
- 7+ years project management experience working with multiple stakeholders including outside consultants and partners.
- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Proficiency in conducting data analysis and utilizing data-driven decision making.
- High level of honesty, integrity, accountability, and professionalism.
- Desire to work in a collaborative environment and provide a high level of customer service.
- Ability to positively partner with a wide range of stakeholders and facilitate groups towards collective outcomes.
- Demonstrated IT proficiency with computer applications and data systems.
- Proven ability to problem-solve, multitask, work independently, and meet deadlines with a discerning eye for detail.
- Experience working with diverse populations.
- Passion for the Jeremiah Program mission and values.