PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

The primary responsibilities for the Youth Force Program Manager of Larkin Street Academy are to oversee the Youth Services Paid Internship Program within the workforce development and underage education and employment programming at Larkin Street Youth Services. The Program Manager of LSA supervises the day-to-day operations of the youth force and workforce development teams and initiatives, and the underage program, as well as providing leadership, guidance, and supervision to staff. The Program Manager of LSA oversees the development and implementation of training curriculum for program staff and mangers. In addition, the Program Manager of LSA maintains and expands relationships with non-profit service providers, employers, and key community partners to increase employment and training opportunities for youth. Some key responsibilities include: ensuring integration of employment services into Larkin Street’s continuum of services, managing, monitoring and reporting on public and private grants and contracts, and oversight of program budgets.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee all aspects of Larkin Street Academy’s Youth Force programs, the Underage Employment programs, and supervising the assistant managers and staff of each program, including day to day operations, hiring and training
  • Provide monthly statistics and complete contract and grant reports, maintain current knowledge of contract/grant goals and status of all
  • Participate in interviewing process for Larkin Street Youth Services
  • Supervise record keeping for programs the role oversees
  • Assist staff to develop curriculum in all area’s skills, job readiness, job development and retention and career planning, and independent living skills
  • Follow labor market trends, generate job leads and broker creative employment/internship opportunities
  • Provide professional and community resources
  • Provide weekly 1 on 1 supervision meetings for staff and managers in department
  • Participate in all management meetings, weekly staff meetings, and all other relevant or required agency or contract/community/grant partner meetings
  • Participate in agency planning activities
  • Facilitate and encourage high cross-coordination and collaboration with LSA and Engagement programming
  • Develop positive staff morale
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Weekends and Evenings shifts may be required
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred
  • Weekends and Evenings shifts may be required
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred

 

CHARACTERISTICS:

Candidates applying for this position will possess:

  • Extreme 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
  • An extreme focus on good judgment with a proactive approach to problem-solving
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor with great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task with the capability to learn quickly and integrate efficiently
  • Has a strong grasp of the local employment environment as it relates to the youth population

PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE:

  • Maintain professional standards of performance, demeanor and appearance at all times
  • 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
  • Exercise discretion and professional judgment at all times keeping with the responsibilities carried personally and by the agency for the care and welfare of staff and to the youth in which we serve
  • Actively strive to upgrade professional skills through engaging in appropriate professional training and experience
  • Maintaining the strictest of confidentiality
  • Ability to work with a diverse staff and excel in a multi-cultural environment

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least three years of management and supervisory experience required
  • BA Degree in Business, Management, Social Services, Communication, or other related field preferred or a combination of education and experience
  • Minimum three years of experience in workforce development, and/or supported vocational services required
  • One year of previous experience working with homeless, at-risk, and runaway youth
  • Must also have ability to work with high-risk youth and with diverse staff, clients, and volunteers