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Project Success

Director of External Programs

Location: MN - Twin Cities Metro
Type: Full Time
Category: Program management

City: Minneapolis, MN
Salary: $71,000 – $79,000
Organization website: www.projectsuccess.org
Direct link to apply: https://www.projectsuccess.org/jobopenings
Is this a remote / work from home position?: This is a hybrid position (partially remote, partially site-based)

Job description

We are looking for a Director of External Programs to join our team at Project Success. Project Success is a youth development nonprofit organization that helps students connect their purpose. We work with more than 15,000 6th-12th grade students and their families in the Minneapolis Public School district and have more than 200,000 alumni around the world. Learn more at projectsuccess.org.

The Director of External Programs ensures that Project Success executes engaging and meaningful programs that continuously evolve to meet the needs of our students, families, and school communities. The Director of External Programs is responsible for managing the External Programs team and supporting the planning, development, and execution of Project Success external programs, including Theater Experiences, Field Trips, College & Career Tours, Global Experiences, Middle School Musicals, and Outdoor Adventures. This position manages the Program Managers for each program component and oversees a department of Program Associates, Program Coordinators, and independent contractors. They also work closely with the Director of Schools & Curriculum and the Workshops Team to ensure programming is responsive to student, family, and school community needs. This position reports to the Executive Director and serves on the Director’s leadership team.

Qualifications or requirements

An individual will be a great fit for this position if they:
• Have strong experience in program planning, operations, and execution, and strong experience managing and supporting a team
• Utilize the values of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (I.D.E.A.) throughout the planning and execution of programs/events for students and families.
• Are an operationally minded individual who has experience with and is committed to providing quality program and event experiences
• Are a relationship-builder, who enjoys collaboration with current partners and developing innovative new partnerships
• Are committed to centering the needs of students and families into program development
• Love being the person that their team can call for problem-solving, support, and brainstorming, with a commitment to being on-call for questions when programs are happening
• Enjoy finding creative solutions that can support each program or all external programs collectively
• Have a dedicated growth mindset; valuing institutional knowledge, while also integrating new learning and ideas
• Understand the life cycle and process of running successful programs/events
• Are detail-oriented; with a love of creating systems, processes, agendas, and spreadsheets

How to apply

Please email the following to apply@projectsuccess.org, addressed to Adrienne Diercks, Executive Director:
• Resume
• Cover Letter
• References
• Where you heard about us and/or found the job posting

To see full details of the role and all current job openings, visit: https://www.projectsuccess.org/job_openings/

Project Success is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive team. We strongly encourage candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience levels to apply!