Program Manager, Educational Opportunities Project
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) seeks a creative, detail-oriented, and highly effective individual to serve as the Program Manager for the Parental Readiness and Empowerment Program (PREP) and the Educational Opportunities Project (EOP). This individual will play a critical role in managing PREP’s innovative virtual clinic and national platform, which harnesses a variety of tools – legal consultations, community engagement, and technology – to empower parents to better advocate for their children’s educational needs and rights. The position requires a passion for educational equity and a hunger for systemic solutions to today’s civil rights challenges.
The responsibilities of the Program Manager include the following:
- Managing program development and implementation to support and amplify existing PREP functions;
- Developing strategic partnerships with external stakeholders to support program and identifying new opportunities for programmatic work with partners;
- Working with PREP Director to develop strategic plans for growth and implementation;
- Leading marketing and outreach efforts to promote work of PREP and EOP, including communications with schools, parents, and community organizations; content-creation and maintenance of PREP and EOP websites; managing social media platforms, databases, and listservs to send out email blasts, create signup and event registration pages;
- Managing parent intake, volunteer assignment process, and technology for virtual clinic; scheduling video and phone appointments with parents; designing public education presentations and program materials; and organizing workshops;
- Performing basic research for legal information and resources; providing litigation support; formatting and preparing legal documents for filing; and maintaining files of litigation and non-litigation matters;
- Managing coalition email groups, collaborative documents, and meeting agendas and minutes;
- Attending educational webinars, conference calls, and in-person events and providing substantive reports to staff not in attendance;
- Training and assisting staff and volunteers in learning and using new software;
- Supervising undergraduate interns; and
- Providing general administrative support.
The ideal candidate would possess the following:
- Bachelor’s degree and three or more years of work experience as a program assistant, legal assistant, community organizer, or program coordinator/manager;
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills;
- Experience working in an educational setting, working on educational issues, or working closely with families and/or students on community issues (experience in designing presentations a major plus);
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
- Strong initiative, leadership, and skills in program management;
- Exceptional organization with extraordinary attention to detail and ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks;
- Ability to relate to families of diverse backgrounds;
- Proficiency with different types of office technology or ability to master technology with limited instruction such as Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Prezi, WordPress, and databases and to learn new programs as necessary;
- Capacity to perform extensive research with minimal instruction;
- Excellent interpersonal qualities;
- Willingness to work a variable schedule, including some evenings and weekends as needed;
- Fluency in Spanish to translate written materials and interpret client interviews a plus.
The Program Manager will report directly to the EOP Director and the PREP Director/Senior Counsel.
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume at https://podio.com/webforms/20111494/1367176. No calls with be accepted. The position will remain open until filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Salary and benefits are competitive for a nonprofit legal organization. For more information on our work, please refer to: www.lawyerscommittee.org and www.PREPparents.org.
The Lawyers’ Committee is an equal opportunity employer with a standing policy of nondiscrimination. Diversity is an essential component of the Lawyers’ Committee, and we encourage women and minorities to apply. All qualified persons are accorded an equal opportunity for selection without regard to actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, personal appearance, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected under law.
Accessibility Assistance: Although calls will not be accepted regarding questions about the position, if you are an individual with a disability and need assistance completing the online application, please call 202-662-8600 and ask for an applicant accommodation or send an email with the subject line “Applicant Accommodation” to [email protected]