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Director of Programs

Company: Center for Ecoliteracy
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

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 accountability.
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 evaluation.
  • Instill a sense of accountability among team members by modeling effective oversight of individual and organization performance standards.
  • Oversee project timelines and resources to achieve program goals and ensure grant compliance.
  • Coordinate resources necessary for communications and publishing deliverables.
  • Provide leadership in development of inter-team communication and cohesiveness, sustaining culture and supporting staff during organizational growth.
  • 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 skills
    • 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 program objectives
    • 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
      ---Preferred Skills
      • Experience navigating public school district partnerships.
      • Basic understanding of school food service systems, policies, and operations.
      • 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 Photoshop.
      • 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 this commitment.
        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 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.
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