Overview

Position to be filled immediately.

YELLS (Youth Empowerment through Learning, Leading, and Serving, Inc.)

Through our Mentoring Program (3rd-5th grade mentees; 9th-12thpeer mentors), Afterschool Program (K-5th grade), and Community Action Café Teen Program, YELLS serves as a community hub and center for servant-leadership in our students’ own Franklin Gateway neighborhood.  Our programs engage the whole child, whole family, and whole community to empower youth with the skills, resources, and character they need to serve as effective leaders and members of their community.

The role of the Director of Programs is to ensure all YELLS initiatives successfully empower youth and families to achieve personally, while positively shaping their community.  This role will spearhead our outcomes measurement and Results-Based Accountability process, while also supporting staff to lead impactful programs and implement data-driven strategies effectively.

Essential Duties and Functions

Management and Continuous Improvement of Programs

  • Drive programs and initiatives to improve quality and ensure outcomes for youth and families
  • Review and approve program curriculum, lessons plans, and agendas and provide guidance for strengthening
  • Provide observations, coaching, feedback, and support to program staff to improve services, activities, programs, and events to better align with the YELLS vision and values
  • Develop trainings and professional development to increase the effectiveness of staff and ensure they have the tools, knowledge, and resources to deliver high quality positive youth development programming
  • Responsible for the implementation of new programs, events, and initiatives, as needs arise
  • Document processes and procedures for the operations of YELLS programs to build sustainability and replicability of our model

Evaluation, Grants Management, and Results Based Accountability

  • Move the YELLS team from tracking data to harnessing data to drive targeted strategies and interventions
  • Lead our Results Based Accountability process, improving strategies to reach outcomes for youth and families
  • Refine our measurement tools and develop new ways to track progress toward outcomes
  • Develop systems and processes for tracking and reporting outcomes for both quantitative and qualitative program results
  • Intentionally utilize and promote reflection, debrief, assessment, data analysis, and revision in all of YELLS’s work to continuously refine YELLS’s program model and activities for better results
  • Manage grant deliverables, compliance, and reporting

Human Resources and Staff Management

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director to understand, uphold, and communicate YELLS’s vision and values
  • Supervise, support, and evaluate all program staff
  • Oversee completion of deliverables, tasks, and deadlines by all team members
  • Nurture a positive and professional employee culture that reflects YELLS’s values and work ethic
  • Promote teamwork across programs and collaboration with the community
  • Manage employees’ time and responsibilities and submit payroll

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Education, Social Work, or related field required
  • Minimum of five years’ experience managing and supervising programs
  • Employee management and training experience
  • Expertise in program evaluation, outcomes measurements, and results-based accountability
  • Grants management experience (at least three years)
  • Wealth of knowledge and experience (at least five years) in positive youth development, service learning, and best practices in program design and development
  • Exceptional writing, speaking, and computer skills for crafting communications with partners and funders
  • Enthusiastic, dynamic personality that inspires and motivates both team members and community
  • Bilingual – fluent in both English and Spanish – a plus

Hours: Full time, with flexibility for evening/weekend obligations

Compensation Range: $54,000 – $60,000 based on qualifications

Location: Marietta, Georgia  30067

Position to be filled immediately.  To apply, please send resume and cover letter promptly to Laura Keefe, YELLS Executive Director, at jobs@YELLSinc.org. 

About Youth Empowerment through Learning, Leading, and Serving, Inc. (YELLS)

The Mission: YELLS empowers youth to rise as active, healthy, and productive servant-leaders within their communities. Youth Empowerment through Learning, Leading, and Serving, Inc. (YELLS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit youth development organization based in the Franklin Gateway community of Marietta, Georgia. By providing youth with marketable skills, support, and opportunities, we inspire them to invest in themselves, in their educations, and in their communities.

A YELLS teen advocates for his community at a City Council meeting.
A YELLS teen advocates for his community at a City Council meeting.
Whether they are kindergartners or high schoolers, YELLS youth participate in innovative programs that combine mentorship, character development, academic achievement, community involvement, and service learning. From Afterschool Program participants who learn that daily acts of kindness can be fun, to Mentoring Program participants who are inspired and inspire in turn, to Community Action Café participants who have made successful government proposals to shape the identity of their community, YELLS youth receive support from the programs but also shape them as they assert their voices as community leaders.

YELLS provides a safe haven for youth in the Franklin Gateway neighborhood while empowering them with the skills, resources, and character they need to serve as effective leaders and community members. Leadership workshops, arts enrichment, recreational activities, and academic support all work together, along with parent workshops and engagement, to build assets for youth and to promote stronger, healthier communities.