Wednesday, 03 February, 2021

Job Opportunity: Community Programs Manager (Part Time)

Street Law, Inc. is seeking a part-time program manager to help develop, implement, and grow our Legal Life Skills and Police & Teens Programs. These practical legal education programs empower participants with the legal and civic knowledge and essential life skills needed to advocate for themselves and their communities. The program manager will be enthusiastic about building programs that serve under-resourced populations and communities in the United States. They will have experience working with and advocating for populations that are vulnerable to injustice (e.g., youth in juvenile justice or child welfare systems, survivors of domestic violence, LGBTQ youth, etc.).

Who We Are

For more than 45 years, Street Law has been hard at work in communities and schools across the country and around the globe, developing programs and teaching materials that educate people about law and democracy.

We believe that when people have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to understand how law and government work, to advocate effectively for themselves and others, and to participate in civic life, their lives and society will be better. We move the needle on our mission by helping others—specifically classroom teachers, the legal community, government agencies, and community organizations—be effective legal and civics educators.

We are a dedicated and diverse staff. Our colleagues bring a great deal of enthusiasm and expertise to the table and enjoy collaborating to make Street Law’s programs and curricula the best that they can be. Our workplace is flexible and fun, and we strive each day to embody our core values of quality, transparency, inclusion, creativity, operational effectiveness, and nonpartisanship.

What You Will Do

You will support Street Law’s Legal Life Skills Program and its Police & Teens Program by:

  • Building and maintaining relationships with partner organizations and volunteers: At the core of these programs are community partners that serve youth and adults vulnerable to injustice. You will identify and reach out to potential partner organizations (such as social services organizations, community-based organizations, corporations, schools, and law enforcement agencies) and volunteers, orient new partners and volunteers, conduct frequent check ins with partners, and serve as the point person who ensures partners and volunteers have what they need to implement the programs successfully.
  • Supporting and helping to deliver training workshops for partner organizations: You will play an essential role by planning, coordinating, and assisting with the delivery of training workshops that prepare partners to deliver Street Law lessons successfully. (These virtual trainings will shift to in-person when it is safe to do so.)
  • Tracking myriad program details: You will skillfully juggle and track important program details, like information on current and prospective partners, volunteer hours, logistical minutiae, and evaluation data.
  • Telling our story: You will collaborate with Street Law’s senior director of community initiatives and its communications team to tell these program’s stories through donor reports, social media posts, and other means.

Who You Are

You are able to:

  • Collaborate successfully with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and partners, including community-based organizations, law enforcement officers, attorneys, educators, funders, and more.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Work as part of a team to strategize, problem solve, and set and accomplish goals.
  • Skillfully use virtual platforms and information management systems to deliver and manage programs.

Required: You are highly organized and detail oriented. You have three to five years of experience working in or with under-served communities (such as youth in the juvenile justice or child welfare systems; survivors of domestic violence; youth in alternative educational setting; LGBTQ youth; youth and adults affected by the criminal justice system). You have a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and enthusiasm for Street Law’s mission. You have knowledge of nonprofit program outreach, an understanding of data collection, and some training facilitation skills. You are familiar with youth development, advocacy, and mentoring. You have a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Desired: You have project management experience. You have lived experience similar to the populations with which the Legal Life Skills and Police and Teens programs work. You have some experience with social/racial justice, community organizing, and/or police-youth relations.

What Else You Should Know

This is a remote position that may involve occasional travel (once it is safe to do so) to observe and deliver programs and represent Street Law at events. 

The program manager will work approximately 20-25 hours a week; the hourly wage range is $28.00–$34.00.

The program manager will report to Street Law’s senior director of community initiatives.

Street Law is an equal opportunity employer. We make an effort to recruit people of color and people with diverse background and experiences to apply for open positions.

How to Apply

Send us a résumé and a cover letter describing your experience, qualifications, and interest in the position via email to jobs@streetlaw.org.

Please include your full name and “Program Manager” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received. Application deadline is February 26, 2021.