Director of Programs
Company: Center for Ecoliteracy
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Position SummaryThe Director of Programs will be responsible for
the success of the Center for Ecoliteracy's programs, ensuring
efficient and effective team management and leadership, program
administration, project management, quality control, and
evaluation. The director of programs utilizes their experience
collaborating with senior leadership, managing multiple projects
and guiding staff. The position requires both a highly organized,
strategic planner and a detail-oriented individual to advance
internal projects, grant compliance, events, and publications. With
support from other directors, the position works cooperatively with
multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams to execute the Center
for Ecoliteracy's strategic objectives and maintain standards of
The Director of Programs reports to the Executive Director. This
position directly oversees all programs including our California
Food for California Kids - initiative and educational resources
while supporting and maintaining collaboration between project
teams, communications outreach, and development efforts that may
include other key staff members.
Essential Job Functions
- Enhance, flesh out, and implement programmatic strategies that
maximize the synergies across program areas, including school food
reform, ecological education, and policy and advocacy.
- Implement the vision as established in the Center for
Ecoliteracy's Strategic Plan and collaborate with senior leadership
on strategic planning.
- Work with senior management to develop performance measurements
against key objectives to ensure consistent and effective program
- Instill a sense of accountability among team members by
modeling effective oversight of individual and organization
- Oversee project timelines and resources to achieve program
goals and ensure grant compliance.
- Coordinate resources necessary for communications and
- Provide leadership in development of inter-team communication
and cohesiveness, sustaining culture and supporting staff during
- Maintain and develop the necessary systems, processes, and
tools to support the facilitation, collection, and sharing of
knowledge that is generated by programs.
- Guide preproduction planning with program staff to determine
scope of projects.
- Prepare for and participate in project status meetings and
contribute to grant reporting.
- Support and/or lead on individual projects, as needed,
prioritizing multiple (and sometimes conflicting) simultaneous
projects and delegating, where appropriate.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- 5+ years project and/or program management experience
- 2+ years supervising multiple staff
- Solid communication, interpersonal, organization, and diplomacy
- Experience in balancing and delivering on multiple projects
with shifting priorities
- Ability to take leadership initiative, meet deadlines, and
prioritize and switch activities with calm professionalism
- Demonstrated experience managing cross-functional teams and
- Demonstrated attention to detail
- In-depth experience with a range of software and cloud-based
tools for managing project deliverables and program goals (Google
Suite, Slack, Microsoft Suite, Asana)
- BS/BA degree
- Experience navigating public school district partnerships.
- Basic understanding of school food service systems, policies,
- Basic understanding of school educational programs, including
knowledge of state standards and formal and informal learning.
- Experience in a creative production environment supporting
publications and social media.
- Experience using the Adobe Suite, including In Design and
- Experience using the Macintosh platform.
---Equity StatementThe Center for Ecoliteracy pursues change in
K-12 education and school food systems to provide a more just,
sustainable, and equitable experience for our children and the
people who nourish them. We recognize the harm that systemic
racism, gender bias, and structural inequalities create in our
public education, food, and labor systems, and strive to mitigate
the health and educational inequities affecting low-income
households and children of color. We seek to amplify the voices of
people that have been historically marginalized and shape our work
according to their messages. By listening and taking action to
identify and include missing voices, we seek to shift power in
policy and decision-making. We are privileged to learn from our
partners and will continue to grow and evolve our work to embody
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will be
considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender
identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin,
genetics, age, veteran status, or disability.
How to ApplySend a personalized cover letter and resume to
email@example.com. No phone calls or faxes please.
Interviews will be conducted in late June and July 2022. It is
advisable to submit materials in advance for consideration.
About the CenterThe Center for Ecoliteracy, founded in 1995, is an
internationally recognized leader in systems change innovations in
education for sustainable living. The Center advances ecological
education in K-12 schools and is recognized for fostering
leadership and systems change, pioneering work with school food
systems and garden education, and integrating ecological principles
and sustainability into school curricula.
Keywords: Center for Ecoliteracy, Berkeley , Director of Programs, Executive , Berkeley, California
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