Program Director

POSITION TITLE:  Program Director

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

JOB SUMMARY: The Program Director is responsible for managing Leadership Toledo’s adult programming, providing support and assistance for youth programming, and developing community collaborations and partnerships. This includes ensuring diversity in participation and leadership on program design, implementation and evaluation.  The Program Director is also responsible for tracking best practices of other programs, social trends, demographics and community issues, and evolving the programming and/or adding new programs as feasible and necessary to address identified needs.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Signature Program
    • Implement and steward Leadership Toledo’s high quality programming and curriculum for Signature Program, built on best practices, innovation and sharing of resources
    • Review and modify curriculum to ensure Signature Program achieves its primary goals
    • Coordinate guest speakers, site visits and activities
    • Set the program calendar and partner with the Operations and Communications Manager to secure space
    • In conjunction with the ED and Operations and Communications Manager, oversee the launch of applications and manage recruitment for future classes
    • Oversee the Request for Proposal Process (RFP) that invites nonprofits to submit potential Community Impact Project ideas that serve as the laboratory experience for Signature Program
    • Define and implement surveys and collect and analyze data with a focus on continuous improvement

 

  1. Spark
    • Assist in the launch of the new philanthropy program, Spark, targeted towards young-mid career professionals in our region. This is a partnership with Greater Toledo Community Foundation.
    • Alongside the ED, create and solidify the six month curriculum for Spark along with establishing clear outcomes and goals that are in line with Leadership Toledo’s mission and vision
    • Coordinate guest speakers, site visits, and activities
    • Set the program calendar and partner with the Operations and Communications Manager to secure space
    • In conjunction with the ED and Operations and Communications Manager, oversee the launch of applications and manage recruitment for future classes
    • Define and implement surveys and collect and analyze data with a focus on continuous improvement
  1. Other Adult Programs
    • Assist the Executive Director in launching new programs that fulfill the Leadership Toledo mission of cultivating community minded leaders
      1. Develop outcomes & goals
      2. Develop curriculum
  1. Alumni:
    • Assist the alumni relations manager in keeping adult program alumni engaged in the organization and community. This includes special programming, social events, and volunteer/service/learning opportunities.
  1. Youth Programs
    • Serve as support and backup facilitator for youth programs
  1. Communications
    • In coordination with the Operations and Communications Manager, manage a communication plan to market programs and enhance enrollment
  1. Relationships
    • Establish, build and maintain strong partnerships with staff, board members, donors, volunteers, community members and other organizations to support Leadership Toledo’s mission.
    • In conjunction with the ED, serve as the face and voice for Leadership Toledo adult programming
    • Assist in the identification and procurement of funding opportunities to enhance programming and support the and overall organization strength. Provide support to the Executive Director and the Development and Alumni Relations Manager for donor cultivation and development
    • Assistance with LT fundraisers
  1. Community
    • Represent Leadership Toledo at community activities to enhance the organization’s community profile
    • Join affinity groups to network and raise the awareness and visibility of Leadership Toledo
    • Strategically and creatively support all programs of Leadership Toledo
  1. Other job-related duties and special projects as assigned

EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE:

Experience:

  • Experience in non-profit, program management, or other related field
  • Knowledge of, and passion for, leadership, service, community and philanthropy
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage a wide variety of projects simultaneously
  • Experience in program or curriculum development & execution
  • Works well independently and collaboratively
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a small team culture
  • Participate effectively in meetings
  • Skillful in project and program management with the ability to forward plan and backward design
  • Able to interact well with others and carry on meaningful conversations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Competent in best practice review and continuous improvement
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications and embraces technology and social media for enhancing organization performance

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] Learn more about Leadership Toledo at leadershiptoledo.org. Candidate will be subject to a background check upon hire.