Nov 25, 2019

Impact Manager

$40,000 - $45,000 yearly
  • City Year
  • Detroit, MI, USA
Full-time Community Engagement and Outreach Data Evaluation and Analysis Product and Program Management Strategy and Planning Education

Job Description

City Year Detroit is seeking an Impact Manager (IM) who will lead and develop 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.

Job Description

AmeriCorps Member Experience

Manage, coach, and develop up to 14 AmeriCorps members though a personally rewarding year of service in Detroit Public Schools Community District, 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. Facilitate ongoing dialogues that empower AmeriCorps members to relate to our culture and values in personally meaningful ways.  

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 Detroit. 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

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.

Local and National Organizational Initiatives

  • Participate in Blitz Interview Days
  • Assist with Impact specific initiatives
  • Assist with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day service projects, Opening Day, Annual Gala and other side-wide designated events.
  • Attend overnight events including Summer Charger (a conference for all City Year Impact staff held in Boston for one week in the summer), and other local and national events.

What does a typical day look like?

  • Start of day centering meeting with team
  • Observe and share feedback with AmeriCorps members providing interventions for students
  • Review Student Achievement data
  • Review AmeriCorps Member event plans, student engagement data and offer feedback
  • Individual Meetings with AmeriCorps Members
  • 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
  • Host City Year's potential and current funding partners on a school tour and roundtable
  • Attend and support After School Programs
  • End of day centering meeting with team

Basic Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Experience managing diverse teams, particularly managing teams of early-workforce members.
  • Ability to apply creative problem solving when faced with perceived barriers.
  • Ability to translate mission and vision from organization level to individual level and draw connections between mission and daily work.
  • Ability to navigate complex topics and parse them for specific audiences.

Additional Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of relevant experience, work in the education sector preferred.
  • National service experience is a plus.
  • Familiarity with DPSCD school system a plus.

Salary Range: $40,000-$45,000

Compensation and Benefits

Full time employees are entitled to compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits for full time employees include health insurance with Flexible Spending Account, paid vacation, holidays, parental leave, 401K, and more.

City Year is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including persons with disabilities and veterans.


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