Program Director – US South

  • Employer: High Resolves
  • Work Type/s: Permanent, Full Time
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Start Date: Immediately, but no later than June 1, 2021
  • Reports To: CEO, North America
Job posted on: 4 January, 2021 Applications close: 31 January, 2021
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Position Summary  

Position Title: Program Director – US South 

Position Type: Permanent Full Time (part-time start possible) 

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana  

Start Date: Immediately, but no later than June 1, 2021; earlier start date preferred, including a possible part-time start 

Reports To: CEO, North America 

Position Overview 

High Resolves seeks a Program Director to lead our work in the US South from our office hub in New Orleans, Louisiana. This is a dynamic role in a growing organization. We are looking for a  unique person who will be able to lead the strategy and growth of the regional hub and lead programmatic delivery of our content with students, teachers, and education leaders. 

This role will: 

  • be accountable for overseeing all key relationships with schools and organizations in our hub in the Greater New Orleans area, and in spokes throughout the region. High Resolves currently partners with schools in Miami, Florida, and Charlotte, North Carolina. We seek to grow our presence in both locations and add additional cities. 
  • facilitate workshops on topics related to civic skills and civic dispositions (social justice,  identity & purpose, etc.) to groups of ~60 middle and high school students 
  • deliver professional development workshops to teachers, school/district administrators and  the staff of youth organizations 
  • expand High Resolve’s program into additional schools and youth organizations throughout the region 
  • develop and maintain relationships with key external organizations in the Greater New  Orleans area and throughout the US South 
  • recruit, hire, onboard and manage facilitators to deliver High Resolves programming to  middle and high school students and educators working in schools and other organizations 

As Program Director for the US South, you will have the opportunity to impact the lives of thousands of middle and high school students by giving them access to the High Resolves program and ensuring consistent, professional delivery of the program.  

This is a special role that will provide the right person with an opportunity to develop partnerships from the classroom to the boardroom. If you can excel in both environments and you align with  High Resolves’ mission, values and our vision of a generation of young people making a positive difference to the world, we want to meet you.

Key Responsibilities 

Partner Relationship Development 

  • Execute expansion campaigns to increase the number of schools and youth organizations  partnering with High Resolves to maximize our reach to young people 
  • Develop and utilize networks of relationships to encourage individual schools and youth  organizations to participate in the program 
  • Maintain and grow relationships with school and non-profit executives within all  partnerships 

Program Facilitation/Delivery 

  • Deliver High Resolves programming to staff, leadership and students within partner  schools and organizations 
  • Lead 2 – 2 ½ hour immersive student workshops on civic skills and civic dispositions to  groups of approximately 60 Middle or High School students  
  • Lead teacher professional development sessions and workshops to teachers and school administrators on topics related to civic skills and civic dispositions (identity & purpose,  social justice, social progress, personal impact, etc). 

Strategic Relationship Management 

  • Develop and maintain relationships with sponsors and influential advocates who can support the expansion of the program 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key educational bodies (e.g. school boards,  government departments, education associations) 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with universities identified as strategic partners Internal Collaboration
  • Pro-actively contribute to the continuous improvement of all aspects of the High Resolves  organization 
  • Collaborate with Program Directors in other locations (currently in Toronto, Los Angeles and throughout Australia) to ensure we share and develop best practices 
  • Lead ad hoc projects as/when required, including event preparations 
  • Provide regular reports to senior management on status of agreed major activities Staff Management
  • Recruit, hire, onboard and manage a Program Facilitator who will deliver High Resolves  programming to students across our portfolio of schools 
  • Lead activities to retain and develop the Program Facilitator to maintain a high benchmark  of performance 
  • Ensure that all operational aspects of the Program Facilitator role are being completed to  an appropriate quality level and on a timely basis 

Selection Criteria

  1. Passion for, and commitment to, the High Resolves mission, vision and core values 
  2. An understanding of how public middle and high schools and districts operate; with  experience as a classroom teacher and/or school administrator preferred 
  3. Direct experience in the Louisiana education community 
  4. Bachelor’s level degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent knowledge and experience; Master’s Degree preferred 
  5. Demonstrated ability and at least two years of experience managing, leading and  motivating staff 
  6. A demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a small team as well as the motivation  and ability to work independently 
  7. Demonstrated ability to network, establish relationships and deliver high-quality presentations 
  8. Experience in developing and/or executing marketing campaigns 
  9. High developed oral and written communication and time management skills 
  10. Proficiency with the use of Mac OS, Microsoft Office and iWork applications; familiarity  with Salesforce and Dropbox preferred 
  11. Access to own vehicle and willingness to travel within and outside of the Greater New  Orleans Area by car and to other locations within the US South by air  
  12. Successful background check 

Compensation Package 

  • Base salary for the successful applicant: $65,000 – $85,000 
  • The package also includes an additional annual performance bonus of $10,000 that will be pro-rated in 2021 based on actual service. Bonuses are paid in January each year in relation to performance in the previous year. 

Application Instructions 

Applications must include a brief 1 – 2 page cover letter outlining why you are interested in the role and how you best fit our selection criteria as a successful candidate. Please include your resume and at least two references. References will not be contacted without the applicant’s awareness and consent. 

Email your application (including cover letter, resume and references) to Josh Densen, CEO North America, at jd@highresolves.org. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2021.