Building on its innovative service model and established network of partners, STRIVE Future Leaders is a multi-state and multi-site initiative funded by the US Department of Labor (USDOL) designed to support justice-impacted young adults’ successful entry into local workforce growth industries. Over 36 months, STRIVE Atlanta will provide targeted services to young adults between the ages of 18 to 24 who are at risk for entry into the justice system and have a history of being impacted by the justice system.
The Program Manager will oversee and support successful program operations of the STRIVE Future Leaders Program at STRIVE Atlanta to deepen the initiative’s impact throughout STRIVE’s network. The Program Manager will be responsible for developing program- specific structures and policies to meet the needs of program participants and key stakeholders while maintaining fidelity to the STRIVE Future Leaders service delivery model. Success in this role requires excellent attention to detail, strong strategic thinking skills, and the ability to build meaningful relationships, to work collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced, youth-centered program environment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Manage the rollout, implementation for STRIVE Future Leaders Gaining Real Opportunities in the Workforce (Future GROW). Foster partnerships with community-based organizations, community colleges, local workforce development boards, employers, and key justice system stakeholders to ensure complete program enrollment and timely reporting back to any appropriate referral source. Ensure all outcomes are met, including post-program follow-up and post-program recidivism tracking.
- Plan, execute, and support meaningful program activities for participants to maintain high levels of engagement throughout their program participation. Oversee the coordination of multiple service elements, including education, workforce development, workforce credential bearing courses, and other services as directed by the Program Director. Provide all program services that successfully assist young adults within their communities by providing consistent support, guidance, and encouragement that helps participants develop positive social relationships that achieve program outcomes. Supervise the Future Leaders Case Manager; ensure all Future Leaders staff maintains timely data entry of progress notes, program attendance, and other STRIVE Future Leaders milestones. Serve as the primary liaison between the program and local community college to provide targeted support to students engaged in educational and training experiences at partnering community college campuses. Monitor compliance with the STRIVE Future Leaders outcomes and applicable STRIVE and federal circulars and program requirements.