Alexandria Youth Support Network Manager
FT contract position September 2020 – June 2021
ACT for Alexandria, the Frank & Betty Wright Foundation, Alexandria City Public Schools, the City of Alexandria, youth-serving community organizations and other community stakeholders are forming a collaborative network to ensure that all children in Alexandria can be successful with distance learning during the 2020/2021 school year. The Network is essential in supporting ACPS’ Virtual Plus+ vision for supervision and other supports necessary for K-12 students in need of support during the school day and after school hours. This is an emergent network; our vision is that it will become a long-term support for high-quality, sustainable youth-serving programs that enable all of Alexandria’s children to succeed.
Position Role & Responsibilities:
Catalyze the Network
• Facilitate the development of the Network’s vision, goals and values, with a focus on racial equity
• Lead and oversee Network convenings including designing and facilitating network convenings and organizing logistics, including meeting locations, materials, reminders, etc.
• Facilitate information sharing, best practice sharing and collective problem solving among Network participants
Coordinate the Network
• Serve as a liaison, maintaining ongoing communication among all participants within the Network; assist with any issues as they arise
• Support cross-organization communication and collaboration within the Network, including ACPS core partners and supplemental partners
• Build internal infrastructure to support the Network
• Track project progress, outcomes, bottlenecks
• Capture key takeaways and next steps from convenings
• Manage network finances and budget
• Perform site visits to stay aware of network projects and stewardship collaborations between participants
Communicate with and for the Network
• Function as primary point of contact for the network internally and externally
• Connect with each individual participant of the network to understand their work, their organization, etc.
• Provide regular updates to Network members about issues that will support their work and effectiveness, including information about safety and security measures during COVID-19, funding opportunities and access to other resources, professional development opportunities, etc.
• Represent the Network at various meetings
Skills and Experience
• Knowledge of models of cross collaboration within youth-serving organizations
• Knowledge of Alexandria nonprofits, and/or history of meaningful partnership and collaboration with stakeholders in the City of Alexandria is preferred
• Understanding and appreciation of the cultural and organizational differences of partners across the network
• Strong interpersonal abilities, with an ability to work across sectors with diverse organizations and people
• Track record as an effective collaborator and network builder; success in aligning multiple, diverse stakeholders towards a common goal
• Solid facilitation and presentation skills
• Exceptional attention to detail, high-level of organizational skills and ability to effectively manage time
• Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple deadlines
• Experience leading dynamic, emergent initiatives; comfort with uncertainty and ambiguity
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
• Comfortable with technology
• Understanding of educational, social service and other systems that impact children and youth success
• Working knowledge of out-of-school time programs, before care/after care and youth development
• The Network Manager will report to a Steering Committee comprised of key stakeholders in the network
• The Network Manager will be paid as a consultant with ACT for Alexandria
• This position is funded through a partnership of several different funders
• Position will be funded for September 2020 – June 2021, with the goal of securing additional funding to continue longer term
• Salary will be commensurate with experience
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org and include Network Manager in the subject line. The deadline for submissions is September 21, 2020.
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