Associate Director – Larkin Street Academy

REPORTS TO: Director of Larkin Street Academy

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY:
The primary role of the Associate Director of Larkin Street Academy is to assist the management team in overseeing the development, implementation, and day to day operations of the department.

SUPERVISES:                           Program Managers and Assistant Managers

EXEMPT STATUS:                    Exempt

UNION STATUS:                      Non-Union

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide leadership and oversight to Larkin Street Academy education and employment programs
  • Development and implementation of program services, including curriculum-building
  • Ensure compliance with grants and budgets and agency outcomes
  • Provide overall support throughout Larkin Street Academy and Larkin Street Youth Services
  • Participate in the hiring, and training of Larkin Street Academy staff
  • Attend and participate in all agency management meetings and represent Larkin Street Youth Services at community/partner meetings and activities
  • Fulfill reporting requirements as designated by Larkin Street Academy program
  • Supervise staff in collaboration with management team of Larkin Street Academy
  • Collaboration with community providers and post-secondary education institutions
  • Support in coordinating Restorative Community for the department

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in agency leadership as member of Senior Performance Improvement Team
  • Participate in strategic planning for the ongoing development of Larkin Street programming
  • Attend team meetings to discuss clients’ needs and progress
  • Collaborate with Volunteer Manager to recruit and supervise classroom volunteers and interns
  • Other duties, as determined by Director/Chief of Programs

PHYSICAL & LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exceptional organizational skills with reliability and consistency in work performance
  • Flexibility with a team player mentality
  • Ability to work with minimal to moderate supervision
  • An extreme focus on good judgment with a proactive approach to problem-solving
  • Ability to maintain professional demeanor with great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task with the capability to learn quickly and integrate efficiently
  • Maintain professional standards of performance, demeanor, and appearance
  • Perform tasks and responsibilities in a complete and timely manner, complying with agency policies and standards and conforming to the requirements of this job description
  • Maintain a creative, team-building, cooperative approach to job performance and seek to bring a constructive, problem-solving orientation to all tasks
  • Maintain an awareness of the agency’s mission and work to promote the positive individual and social change goals it embodies
  • Maintaining the strictest of confidentiality
  • Ability to work with a diverse staff and excel in a multi-cultural environment
  • Requires ability to lift, transfer, push/pull, maneuver, and reposition 25 lbs
  • Ability to reach, bend, and walk
  • Finger manipulation
  • Ability to comprehend complex materials
  • Ability to speak and write English clearly and accurately

EDUCATION: 

  • Bachelor’s degree. Master’s strongly preferred

BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE:

  • Three to five (3-5) years of management and supervisory experience
  • Previous experience overseeing program design and development, implementation, and operations; staff supervision and training; and budget management.
  • Must also have ability to work with high-risk youth and with diverse staff, clients, and volunteers
  • Experience working with youth is highly desired, especially marginalized, homeless or runaway youth
  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus
  • Passion for our agency’s mission in maintaining a positive, upbeat attitude
  • Exceptional organizational skills with reliability and consistency in work performance
  • Flexibility with a team player mentality
  • Ability to work with minimal-to-moderate supervision
  • Focus on good judgement with a proactive approach to problem solving
  • Ability to multi-task with the capability to learn quickly and integrate efficiently
  • Maintain professional standards of performance, demeanor and appearance at all times
  • Maintain an awareness of the agency’s mission and work to promote the positive individual and social change goals it embodies
  • Exercise discretion and professional judgment at all times keep the responsibilities carried personally and by the agency for the care and welfare of staff and to the youth we serve
  • Actively strive to upgrade professional skills through engaging in appropriate professional training and experience
  • Maintain the strictest confidentiality
  • Ability to work with a diverse staff and excel in a multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, including public speaking

COMPENSATION:

  • Starting at DOE
  • Choice of Kaiser medical plans, plus dental and vision- (with coverage at no cost for one of the Kaiser and Dental plans as well as Vision for Employees only)
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible spending accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Vacation- (starting at 3 weeks, increasing to 5 weeks by year five)
  • Sick time
  • 11 Paid Holidays + Floating Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health Advocate Service
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Paid Sabbatical following 5 years of employment
  • 403(b) retirement plan

HOW TO APPLY:

Submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] then in the Subject Box please indicate the position that you are applying for.

Larkin Street Youth Services is an equal opportunity employer. Larkin Street Youth Service seeks qualified candidates with interest in the non-profit sector. We are committed to embracing diversity and consider all applicants for all positions without regard to color, ethnic background, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply for any open position in which they feel qualified.