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Program
Director

Squash Empower: Washington DC Urban Program

Job Posted June 1, 2007

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Job Description
Program Director SquashEmpower

SUMMARY
The SquashEmpower Program Director is responsible for the day-to-day
operations of all aspects of this urban youth enrichment program.  Founded
in 2005, SquashEmpower is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization
with three objectives:

  • To support disadvantaged school students in their personal
    and academic growth
  • To promote diversity in the squash community by reaching
    an otherwise inaccessible population
  • To provide community outreach to adults and students to act
    as volunteers for the program

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop, plan, and manage the weekly and unique events including
    tutoring, physical education, and enrichment programs.
  • Facilitate full communication and appropriate participation
    of parents.
  • Coordinate with participating organizations, institutions,
    and professionals.
  • Recruit, develop, evaluate, and retain volunteers;
  • Support the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, and
    committees.
  • Plan
    and support the program’s major
    events including the annual gala and tournament.
  • Promote and market the program to the squash, philanthropic
    and Washington communities.
  • Other duties as agreed to.

The specific duties:

  • Set-up
    the organization’s new permanent
    office in Washington DC.
  • Develop program calendar.
  • Recruit institutions, organizations, and volunteers for programs.
  • Facilitate the execution of programs including transportation,
    lodging, meals, volunteers, etc.
  • Maintain
    the program’s database(s).
  • Coordinate, support, and participate in the preparation of
    grants and other development materials.
  • Coordinate responses to media, public, or other inquiries.
  • Organize, prepare, and distribute monthly electronic newsletter.
  • Participate in programs as appropriate including chaperoning
    and tutoring.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
Successful candidate shall have demonstrated success in:

  • Program management
  • Development and fundraising
  • Supporting boards of directors and executives
  • Volunteer management
  • Event planning
  • Public communications

Candidates are expected to have earned a Bachelors degree or its
equivalent.

Preferred skills and experience include work with youth programs,
physical education and training, and the use of Microsoft Office
products.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The Program Director will work in the SquashEmpower office along
with the Executive Director.  The office will be in Washington
DC and Metro accessible.
The Program Director will be supervised and evaluated by the
Executive Director.  A three-month and six-month evaluation will occur
in the first year.  Annual evaluations will be performed thereafter.
It is anticipated that the office will be within a professional firm
and the Operations Director will have regular contact with professionals
and parents.  Dress will be appropriate for the environment.
Candidates may be subject to a background check.
The anticipated start date is July 2007.

For More Information Contact: Connie Barnes conniebarnes@squashempower.org

SquashEmpower is dedicated to diversity and strongly
encourages candidates from all communities to apply
.

 



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