Managing Director of Programs
Beyond Emancipation

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Post Date: Aug 09, 2023
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: $121,000 – 133,000
Location: US - California - Oakland
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Founded in 1995, Beyond Emancipation’s (B:E) mission is to support young people as they imagine and create their own life beyond foster care. B:E supports young people ages 14-26 through its innovative coaching model, in which youth discover their own potential, take responsibility for their own decisions, and plan their futures with the support of an adult who follows their lead. B:E provides a transformational environment for transition age youth, offering long-term support and programs that include access to safe housing, educational supports, and coaching in the areas of life skills, health and wellness, and employment training. B:E’s services are headquartered in Oakland, California and span the larger Bay Area.

Now with 34 staff and partnering with more than 400 youth each year, B:E invites applications and nominations for a Managing Director of Programs.

B:E’s next Managing Director of Programs (Managing Director) is an experienced leader with a proven track record in program development, program evaluation, and staff development. A member of the Leadership Team, the Managing Director will hold overall strategic and operational responsibility for all program areas, which include Housing, Education and Career, Independent Living, and Data and Evaluation. They will act as an inspiring and collaborative leader to the departments and supervise 3+ directors and an administrative staff. The Managing Director will report to the Executive Director.

Desired Qualifications and Experience
•        Strong commitment to B:E’s mission and professional and/or lived experience of the challenges facing foster and probation youth ages 14-26 (required).
•        A minimum of 7 years’ relevant experience in a programmatic leadership role (required).
•        A minimum of 10 years’ experience with people management; a minimum of 5 years’ experience managing a team of 4 or more staff and managing supervisors (required).
•        Relevant bachelor’s and master’s degrees (preferred).
•        Strong project management skills with ability to create project plans, delegate tasks, and deliver outcomes.
•        Experience integrating program evaluation and data collection into program development and service delivery.
•        Experience overseeing instructional, inspirational, and transformational programming and services with a strong focus on program outcomes and impact.

B:E is committed to the safety, wellness, and health of our staff. B:E offers a flexible hybrid work environment; staff are expected to work in-person onsite 2-3 days each week. Individual work schedule can be determined in collaboration with manager based on the needs of the organization and needs of the individual staff. Occasional travel is required within the Bay Area and outside the region.

The starting salary range for this position is $121,000 – 133,000 annually.

B:E offers a generous benefits package that includes 100% paid employee and 80% dependent medical care coverage. Dental coverage is 100% paid by B:E. Paid time off begins with 15 days of vacation (increasing over time), 12 days of sick leave, 4 wellness days, as well as 13 holidays. Voluntary vision, matched retirement (up to 3%), and pre-tax flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care costs plans are also available.

More information about Beyond Emancipation may be found at:

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Programmatic Leadership and Operational Excellence
Staff Development and Team Building
Programmatic Strategy, Evaluation, and Learning
Cross-Departmental Organizational Leadership

COVID-19 Safety: B:E is committed to keeping staff and youth safe and promoting the health of our community. B:E complies with the county, state, and federal COVID-19 guidelines and policies through our comprehensive COVID Prevention Plan.

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