We Love What Makes You Unique
Your perspective fuels our mission-driven work at United Way of Greater New Haven. We are committed to building a team that is inclusive across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and lived experience. As an organization, we are committed to addressing systemic racism and injustice in our community, our partnerships, and our practices.
Who We Are Looking For
Are you passionate about working towards a world where all young people can experience safe spaces to learn, build friendships, and create community? Are you an experienced education and/or community leader who believes in the power of network building, expanding access to after school and summer learning opportunities in our community, and leveraging best practices from the landscape of youth programs, schools, and community programs? Are you a highly skilled project manager who enjoys designing effective collaboratives and would relish the chance to support a newly created citywide project?
If so, our Education Manager position may be perfect for you.
What You Are Great At
- You are a youth-centered collaborator who has a think-outside-the-box mindset. You have experience in supporting initiatives and programs related to school age youth and education and bring the spirit, creativity, and voice of working with young people into the work!
- You are an adept project manager who is driven by the details. You make sure project collaborators are informed and engaged at every step and are clear on their responsibilities and roles. You effectively organize time (yours and others’) as well as project documentation and messaging. You are always looking for better and more impactful ways of doing things and can map out effective timelines and delegate responsibilities.
- You are a strong communicator. You have strong writing skills that translate into all kinds of work product such as emails, requests for proposals, and presentation outlines. Your communication skills (which includes good listening skills!) also help you build productive relationships with staff and partners.
- You are a creative problem-solver. You have a positive attitude towards problem solving and enjoy creating solutions to challenging problems. You can research and use data to identify program improvements, and you don’t get easily discouraged or flustered when programs or initiatives take unexpected paths or hit roadblocks.
- You’re a team player. You work well with other staff, both within your department and cross-functionally across the organization. You proactively offer assistance to colleagues when you see the need. And, you have experience contributing to a positive organizational culture that values diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
What You Will Do
- The Education Manager supports all school age youth work for UWGNH - which includes the New Haven Tutoring Initiative, the Greater New Haven Youth Network, the Summer Youth Fund, and other education focused initiatives.
- This position will be responsible for managing collaboratives of external partners, contractors, city officials, and grantees and will require investing time in/with the community – including community listening and problem/opportunity identification; project strategy, implementation, and management; and measurement of project results and impact.
- This position will require strong community engagement and relationship skills to be an effective, motivating, and trusted partner within the landscape of youth agencies and other community partners.
About United Way
United Way of Greater New Haven brings people and organizations together to create solutions to Greater New Haven’s most pressing challenges in the areas of Education, Health, and Financial Stability grounded in racial and social justice. We tackle issues that cannot be solved by any one group working alone. We operate according to our organizational values.
In accordance with organizational policies, this position requires a criminal background check as a condition of employment. United Way staff are currently working hybrid, with at least two days per week in our office in New Haven. Pay range for this position is $45,000-$55,000/year.
United Way is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Don’t check off every box in the requirements listed above? Please apply anyway! Studies have shown that marginalized communities - such as women, LGBTQ+ and people of color - are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. United Way of Greater New Haven is dedicated to building an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible workplace that fosters a sense of belonging – so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to still consider submitting an application. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings!
- Bachelor’s degree and/or 5 years of experience in education or working with school age youth programs.
- At least 3 years of non-profit experience, with at least 2 years’ experience managing complex community initiatives.
- Substantive local knowledge of school age youth afterschool and summer programs (K-12).
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- A successful track record in setting priorities, and keen analytical, program, and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.
- Excellent relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
- Proficient with MS Office365, Docusign, and other grants management platforms as well as a demonstrated comfort in learning new software/online tools as needed.
- Ability to work with diverse staff and volunteers.
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of UWGNH.