Program Director - BroadFutures
In just four years, BroadFutures is revolutionizing the way young people with learning disabilities enter the workforce. The need is great – approximately 1 in 5 Americans, or 20 percent of the U.S. population, have learning disabilities and 45 percent of these adults are unemployed. BroadFutures is working to disrupt the status quo by providing internships which foster independence, self-advocacy, and successful employment. Paid transitional employment is one of the strongest predictors of positive post-school outcomes for youth with disabilities.
In this newly created role as the Program Director, you will report to the CEO and be responsible for the coordination, management, and administration of our program. You will oversee two assistants and work with our service providers including our Director of Program support and executive functioning coach and others to ensure successful program delivery. This position is ideal for a creative thinker who is comfortable and motivated by working in a nimble, versatile organization, is mission driven, and open to new perspectives. The ideal candidate will have both program management experience and a passion for working with young adults with learning disabilities.
This is an exciting time to join our team. You will have latitude to set up processes and systems for day-to-day operations which will provide efficiency and uniformity. Your work will vary from program logistics, recruitment of participants and employers, communications, fundraising, and even some event planning. As our program grows, we will look to you to help develop and implement a strategy for expansion. Your management of the program will allow the CEO to focus her time on expanding relationships and growing the organization.
As the only program of its kind in the country, our participants are placed into paid internships designed to provide exposure and experience in a professional work environment. And since our internships are specifically constructed to provide meaningful and economic value to both intern and employer, employers’ needs are identified and correlated with the education, experience, skills, and interest of our interns. In addition to gaining a capable, committed, and diverse workforce, employers derive additional benefits through their commitment: 72 percent of consumers say they would recommend a brand that supports a good cause and are more likely to discuss the good deeds that a company does rather than their financial performance.
Our highly successful model incorporates innovative and holistic training and mentoring for adults between the ages of 18 and 26. The 9 -13 week program combines speech pathology and drama to deliver a curriculum which incorporates role-play, improvisation, and creative scene development. Yoga and mindfulness are integrated to address stress reduction and tolerance. The result is motivated, confident, resilient, and skilled individuals who successfully return to school or work.
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To Apply for the Program Director position with BroadFutures:
Use the "Apply" button on the page or simply email your resume to Ellen Greenwood at firstname.lastname@example.org with “BroadFutures - Program Director/2017-2292 SA” as the subject of the email.
Alternative Titles: Program Director, program manager, program director, senior program associate, counselor, career placement.
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