Impact Manager (IM) leads and develops a team of AmeriCorps members (ACMs) as idealistic, emerging leaders and practitioners focused on strengthening schools and supporting students to improve performance. Reporting to an Impact Director and working from a partner school(s), the IM plays a critical role in implementing City Year’s school-based Whole School Whole Child (WSWC) service model, mission, and practices. The IM is also an effective talent developer who will support AmeriCorps members through a challenging and rewarding year of service.
This may be the job for you if:
- You lead through your connections with others, create spaces where individuals can flourish and grow, and support them to find meaning in their work.
- You are always learning. You work on your own growth and development and authentically model that work for those you lead.
- You are a collaborative worker with a strong sense of ownership over your success, strategy to get there, and organization to execute on your plans.
AmeriCorps Member Experience
Manage, coach, and develop up to 8 AmeriCorps members though a personally rewarding year of service in Columbus City Schools, where they achieve service performance and standards requirements while reaching their leadership development potential. Model leadership that is fueled by City Year’s culture and values.
Build Conditions for Success in Our Schools
Build and cultivate strong partnerships with teachers, principals, school officials, and other key decision makers and stakeholders. Manage implementation of partnership agreement between the school and City Year Columbus. Ensure the necessary conditions and resources are in place for their team of AmeriCorps members to deliver attendance, behavior, and course performance interventions for students.
Service Delivery & Impact
Lead AmeriCorps Members to implement City Year’s WSWC model with a high degree of quality to a targeted group of students at the right time, at assigned schoolhouse(s). Make data-informed decisions to ensure tutoring, classroom support, afterschool programs, and school-wide initiatives align with the shared goals of the school/City Year partnership.
Additional duties to include (but not limited to):
- Participate in AmeriCorps member recruitment interviews.
- Attend and help mobilize team for whole site events (i.e. Opening Day, MLK Day, Annual Fundraiser Gala, Graduation, etc.)
- Participate in relevant network-wide meetings and calls providing insight, feedback, and collective problem-solving.
What does a typical day look like?
City Year teams work in conjunction with Columbus City School schedules. Below is an example what a typical day could look like for an IM.
- Start of day centering meeting with team around 6:45 AM or 7:45AM (start of day depends on school placement)
- Support student arrival
- Observe and share feedback with AmeriCorps members providing interventions for students
- Review AmeriCorps Member intervention plans, student engagement or achievement data and offer feedback
- Individual check-in meetings with AmeriCorps Members
- Attend partnership meetings or school initiative, committee or building leadership meetings
- Coach AmeriCorps Members through communication challenges and conflict resolution
- Connect with school administration to review upcoming initiatives and mutual expectations
- Meet with Impact Director for your own support and professional development
- Host City Year’s potential and current funding partners on a school tour and roundtable
- Attend and support After School Programs (where applicable) or lead a team meeting
- End of day centering meeting with team around 4:15 PM or 5:15 PM (end of the day depends on the school placement)
- Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred, or equivalent work experience.
- Experience managing and developing diverse teams, particularly managing teams of early-workforce members, through performance plans, reviews, and leadership opportunities.
- 2-3 years of relevant experience, work in the education sector preferred, but not required.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytic, and problem-solving skills.
- Experience building and growing complex professional relationships with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders.
- Experience holding people accountable to performance goals and navigating difficult conversations.
- Ability to translate mission and vision from organization level to individual and team levels and draw connections between mission and daily work.
- Ability to navigate complex topics and parse them for specific audiences.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced and diverse environment.
- Experience or familiarity with AmeriCorps/National Service preferred, but not required.
- Familiarity with Columbus City Schools system preferred, but not required.
Full time employees will be eligible for all benefits including vacation and sick days and organization holidays. You may participate in all benefit programs that City Year establishes and makes available to eligible employees, under (and subject to all provisions of) the plan documents that govern those programs. Currently, City Year offers medical, dental and vision, life, accidental death and dismemberment and disability coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), other benefits including 401(k) plan(s) pursuant to the terms and conditions of company policy and the 401(k) plan document. For more information, click here.
Employment at City Year is at-will.
City Year does not sponsor work authorization visas.
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