FXD Youth Programs Manager

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Spokane, WASHINGTON
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Position Title FXD Youth Programs Manager
Posting Number S1972P
Department Center for Community Engagement (CCE)
Work Schedule
Employment Status Fixed-Term
Temporary or Fixed-Term Assignment End Date 10/31/2024
Hours per Week 40
Months per Year 12
Job Purpose
The Youth Programs Manager makes independent decisions to effectively manage the Center for Community Engagement’s middle and high school youth programs as well as Gonzaga’s programs and partnerships with the Gonzaga Family Haven- a supportive housing facility operated by Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington (CCEW). This position supports after-school and summer youth programs, events, and youth and family engagement in close partnership with Spokane Public Schools and CCEW. This position serves as a liaison to school and non-profit partners, community members, and Gonzaga students, staff, and faculty. Additionally, the Youth Programs Manager works with the Center for Community Engagement staff to plan and coordinate volunteer training, student leader development, and events. Training and risk management are critical components of this position in order to manage and mitigate potential risk for the university and community members.
Target Salary CKAA
Minimum Salary 44216
Salary Midpoint 52018
Maximum Salary 59821

Essential Functions

Essential Function Category Title Program Management
% of time for section 80
Function Details
  • Make independent decisions to effectively manage and oversee the middle school, high school, and Gonzaga Family Haven youth mentoring and development programs.
  • Oversee the coordination of weekly program activities; provide leadership in developing appropriate curriculum and ensuring risk mitigation between college students and minors.
  • Coordinate and supervise weekend events throughout the academic year.
  • Recruit, hire, and train GU students for volunteer opportunities.
  • Develop and implement program trainings and reflection opportunities for student leaders and volunteers (e.g. identity development, critical mentoring, trauma-informed mentoring, positive youth development, and more).
  • Manage and maintain documentation of data related to Gonzaga volunteers, youth, Gonzaga Family Haven residents, program attendance, recruitment, and program activities.
  • Assist Data and Evaluation Analyst with data collection and reports.
  • Apply equity lens to training, program operations, and partnerships.
  • Act as a university liaison between Gonzaga students, staff, faculty and partner organizations.
  • Ensure programs are in compliance with University risk management guidelines in order to mitigate risk for Gonzaga constituents and community members, including guidelines for Gonzaga students working with minors and other vulnerable populations.
  • Support program quality improvement, adhering to best practices in mentoring and youth development, applying values of anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion.
Essential Function Category Title Supervision and Team Operations
% of time for section 20%
Function Details
  • Supervise AmeriCorps members and college student leaders.
  • Participate in departmental planning, training, assessment and strategic initiatives.
  • Participate in CCE, Opportunity Northeast, and Student Affairs meetings.
  • Participate in CCE and Student Affairs professional development opportunities. Topics include, but are not limited to, the Intercultural Development Inventory, Intercultural Conflict Styles, trauma-informed care and best practices, Strengths Quest, anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Other Functions

Other Functions
  • Other duties as assigned by Department

University Competencies

University Work Values
Promoting Excellence in Academic Endeavors and Professional Practice
• Fostering intellectual depth, competence, reflection, and creativity in pursuing exemplary, rather than satisfactory, outcomes
Sharing Responsibility for Mission Identity and Leadership
• Making a personal commitment to learn about Gonzaga’s mission, discovering ways to contribute individually and collaboratively to our distinctive learning and research community
Affirming a Commitment to Human Dignity
• Engaging one another with profound respect, professionalism, and cura personalis while supporting one another’s continued learning, development, and maximizing of potential
Advancing a Culture of Inclusiveness
• Developing cultural fluencies and global awarenesses, and practicing habits that enable us to value, recruit, and support community members from historically underrepresented backgrounds
Caring for Our Common Home and Integral Ecology
• Growing ecological awareness of and respect for the interconnectedness of human and non-human life, and the need to develop and practice habits that are mutually beneficial to all life
Cultivating Individual and Community Accountability
• Demonstrating mutual commitment to our shared project by holding ourselves and others responsible for actions, expecting appropriate behavior, and aligning activities with ethical and professional standards

Qualifications/Knowledge Required/Years Experience Required

Degree Required Bachelor's Degree
Certifications and/or Licensures required
Knowledge Required Specialist Knowledge in field
Years Experience Required 3-4.99 years
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, education, psychology, or another related field.
  • Minimum of three years professional experience working with youth.
  • Minimum of three years professional experience coordinating or managing programs.
  • Minimum of two years of experience supervising volunteers and/or staff.
  • High level of cultural humility and cultural fluency, including awareness to issues of race, class, adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and trauma, and the ethical dilemmas that may arise from the development of campus and community partnerships.
  • Experience working with individuals with diverse identities and systemically marginalized populations.
  • Experience in program development and improvement.
  • Strong organizational skills, self-initiative, and ability to work independently. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office, familiarity with database administration.
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends, as needed.
  • Ability to pass any and all background checks.
Desired Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in related field
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Knowledge of and ability to animate Gonzaga’s mission, vision, and values
  • Experience leading, supervising, and/or managing college students
  • Experience with community-engaged learning in higher education
  • Experience working with community-based organizations and/or schools
  • Experience working with youth mentoring programs
Physical / Environmental Qualifications
•Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
•Ability to sit, bend, kneel, stoop and lift as needed for routine office work.
•Extensive wrist and hand movements required as related to keyboarding.
•Ability to work across campus and in the community as needed.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 03/24/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Review Begins On 04/13/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Statement
Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations to complete the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (509) 313-5996.
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The safety of all members of the campus community is of vital concern to Gonzaga University. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the law enforcement authority of Campus Security, policies concerning the reporting of any crimes which occurred on the campus (and other specified locations), other security and safety-related policies, as well as the crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be found in the Campus Safety and Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report. The Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide is also available.
A copy of the report can be found online at www.Gonzaga.edu/Clery . A paper copy of the Campus Safety & Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report or the Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide may be obtained by contacting the Student Development Office on main campus, College Hall 120. The Florence Guide may also be obtained on the Florence campus in room 105.

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