Site Manager - Bridgewater State University
Company: Jumpstart For Young Children Inc
Posted on: November 25, 2022
Jumpstart envisions the day when every child in America enters
kindergarten prepared to succeed. A national early education
organization with operations in 15 states plus Washington, DC,
Jumpstart drives outcomes for young children in three critical
ways. Jumpstart provides language, literacy, and social-emotional
direct service programming utilizing an evidence-backed curriculum
for preschool children from underserved communities, workforce
programming to expand the pipeline of qualified, diverse talent
pursuing careers in early education, and policy advocacy to support
the early childhood field and promote high-quality early learning
for all. By leveraging nearly 30 years of experience serving over
140,700 children with the support of more than 60,400 college
students and community volunteers, Jumpstart executes these three
objectives to improve the quality of the early education workforce
and increase opportunity for young children to succeed across
America. Learn more at www.jstart.org and join us in transforming
the lives of young children!
The Site Manager role is a full year position which ensures
substantive language, literacy and social-emotional learning gains
for children and drives member outcomes through strong management
and delivery of programming. The Jumpstart Site Manager ensures
high quality programming by overseeing the day-to-day operations of
the program and by serving as the primary Jumpstart representative
for 1-3 higher education partners. The Site Manager recruits,
trains, and supervises college students serving as part-time
AmeriCorps members and volunteers to work with preschool children
from under-served communities. The individual in this role provides
observation, feedback, coaching and modeling to Corps Members on a
regular basis to strengthen classroom impact. The Site Manager
reports to a Director of Programs.
Programmatic Impact and Early Childhood Education & Training
Design and facilitate a Jumpstart training series for Jumpstart
Corps Members and Team Leaders to prepare all Corps Members to
successfully engage in service and to deliver high quality
classroom programming; adapt or develop training content for
members when necessary.
Use Jumpstart's coaching framework to observe Jumpstart sessions
and planning meetings to monitor the quality of interactions
between Corps Members and children and the implementation of
Coach Team Leaders and teams of Jumpstart Corps Members to increase
their ability to meet children's learning and developmental needs
and increase the cultural competency of Jumpstart's programming in
Lead weekly Team Leader Meetings per Jumpstart guidelines to
support leadership skill development, to deepen team leader
knowledge of early childhood education practices, and to ensure
team leaders are prepared to lead high quality sessions each
Order, organize, distribute and manage curriculum supplies for high
quality program implementation.
Implement continuous improvement processes to strengthen team and
classroom outcomes and ensure Jumpstart Quality Standards are
Engage in regular and ongoing learning and professional development
related to early childhood education to inform and strengthen
Partner with classroom teachers and preschool center directors to
plan, implement and negotiate aspects of program implementation.
For example, work closely with teachers to ensure child data
(consent forms) are collected and to administer child
Contribute to communities of practice to share best practices,
problem solve with peers, and to support the development of Program
Program Management and Operations
Provide Jumpstart Corps Members and Team Leaders with systematic
supervision and support, consistent and responsive management, and
clear ongoing communication to support Corps Members to
successfully complete their term of service, which includes
supporting them in the completion of expected hours
Utilize required databases such as Salesforce, eGrants,
AmericaLearns/OnCorps, and MyJstart for administrative aspects of
Corps Member management.
Plan and manage the Corps Member recruitment process; interview and
select all members for a Jumpstart site.
Where applicable (as mandated by varied AmeriCorps partnerships),
recruit a Volunteer Coordinator and manage them to develop and
implement outside volunteer engagement opportunities to meet the
sites' outside volunteer goals.
Review and approve Corps Member timesheets per Jumpstart's
compliance expectations using America Learns and/or OnCorps. Where
applicable, comply with the higher education partner's federal work
study timesheet process.
Work with national staff and Data/Program Coordinators to ensure
grant and programmatic compliance, as related to the supervision of
Jumpstart Corps Members, management of Corps Member criminal
history checks and files components, conducting end of year
performance review of Corps Members, child data collection and
assessment, and the site budget per Jumpstart, AmeriCorps, and
other grant specifications.
Review site monitoring reports in collaboration with Data/Program
Coordinators and engage in continuous improvement practices to
strengthen site compliance.
Complete periodic site progress reports and the annual site
application process, per Jumpstart and/or grant requirements.
Actively participate in team meetings to contribute to community,
to share with and learn from peers, and to remain informed of
organizational updates and work priorities.
Campus and Community Partnerships and Operations
Build and manage high quality Preschool Program Partner
Cultivate and manage campus relations to ensure Jumpstart
visibility, integration, and the sustainability and success of the
program on campus.
Work with campus-based faculty, staff, and administrators who can
support Jumpstart Corps Member training, recruitment efforts,
student supports, and foster campus relationships, systems and
Build and manage high quality community partner/stakeholder
Support Volunteer Coordinator to plan and execute volunteer
engagement activities that involve outside members of the community
and corporate sponsors in Jumpstart's work.
Host Jumpstart site visits for external stakeholders such as
elected officials, funders, or higher education partners.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant professional
2-3 years of prior work experience
Strong organizational, management and leadership abilities
Strong emotional intelligence, active listening and problem-solving
Self-motivated, resourceful, and takes initiative
Ability to work well under pressure and to be adaptable, flexible
and accommodate shifting priorities
Ability to prioritize and multi-task in order to meet key tasks as
Competency in Microsoft software, especially Outlook, Excel, Word,
and Power Point
Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with higher
education partners, community partners, preschool staff, and the
Commitment to Jumpstart's core values: learning, community,
inclusive leadership, joy and social justice
Preferred or Ideal
Background or experience in an early childhood setting
Prior work experience in a higher education setting and/or managing
Prior experience in supervising others, including ability to
provide verbal and written feedback
Ability to manage basic fiscal matters, such as an operating
Prior experience managing AmeriCorps or grant-funded programs
Requires significant evening/weekend work at specific times during
the program year
Attend annual in-person 1-2 day retreats and/or new staff
orientation, which may require travel (travel, lodging and meals
covered by Jumpstart)
Significant local travel required (included in site budget)
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal
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