Right Moves For Youth is a school-based prevention and support program that collaborates with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, and other community partners to help students in middle and high schools understand the importance of graduating, and the impact that having a high school diploma can have on their lives. Staff and volunteers work with students to help them learn and practice new skills, give and receive peer support, develop positive relationships with adult mentors, and find new meaning in succeeding in school and graduating. The mission of Right Moves for Youth is to provide the resources and guidance to help students graduate high school with a plan for their future success.
Primary responsibilities include overseeing and ensuring the successful delivery of all program areas within the organization. Manages the budget and directs the services that the program is designed to provide. Supervises program staff and performs other related administrative duties.
RMFY currently and temporarily works a modified and mostly remote schedule due to COVID-19. When in the office temperature checks, social distancing, and masks are required. Operations are continually assessed with health and safety top of mind.
Direct program service delivery
• Serve as the primary liaison between RMFY and assigned school sites/groups, working to assess student/school needs, monitor progress towards established goals and successfully deal with obstacles to group and student success
• Facilitate weekly discussions and activities at assigned times that corresponds with the curriculum. Leverage these times to build community, and challenge students to get the most from their experience during group sessions
• Be a positive and productive role model for students and volunteers
• Maintain a strong working relationship with volunteer co-facilitators
• Have a working knowledge of the curriculum and positively promote the curriculum to student participants
• Facilitate discussions and activities corresponding with the curriculum, build community, and challenge students to get the most from their experience during group sessions
• Address minor disciplinary problems as needed with individual students and bring larger problems to the attention of CMS staff/administration
• Activities are conducted virtually and/or in-person
Program design and management
• Design, implement, and manage age-appropriate programming for RMFY program participants including academic support, enrichment services, and group facilitation.
• Volunteer coordination including the processing of applications, monitoring placements and facilitating trainings
• Monitor program budget to ensure efficient delivery of program activities
• Develop and implement a system to evaluate the skill, experience and professional development needs of program staff
• Work with staff to develop objective performance measurements across all sites to ensure consistent, high-quality program delivery
• Schedule and monitor program staff development activities including program consultation and team meetings
• Instill a sense of accountability among team members by modeling tight oversight of individual and organizational performance standards
Data and asessment
• Oversee the use of and evaluate data in accomplishing program objectives
• Monitor yearly programmatic goals
• Monitor outcomes measures associated with program service delivery
• Establish consistent, objective program performance standards of accountability
• Data entry and reporting
• Maintain and utilize student database
• Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Human Services, Education or related field, (Master’s Degree preferred)
• Minimum of 3-5 years of experience with proven results in program design/management
• Proficiency with databases and other computer functions (word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, desktop databases, presentation software, etc.)
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to proofread and correct errors
• Sensitivity to and ability to work with diverse groups
• Ability to exercise discretion while managing confidential information
• Ability to work flexible hours (including some evenings and weekends) as approved by the Executive Director
• All employees must pass a criminal history background investigation.
• Must possess a current driver’s license and personal liability insurance.
• Must possess or be able to obtain current First Aid and/or CPR certification if requested by employer.
Compensation and benefits:
• Salary Range: $42,000 – $45,000 annually, commensurate with experience
• Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
• Paid Time Off
• Retirement Plan
• Flexible Spending Account
• Professional Development Assistance
• Parental Leave