Team Up Mentoring in Monroe is seeking a Teen Leadership Academy Director

Team Up Mentoring – Teen Leadership Academy Director – Position

Description

Mission Statement:

Team Up Mentoring connects the key elements of a child’s life in order to foster growth and success through building long-term relationships with children, collaborating with all stakeholders, and providing resources and skills for the entire family.
Title: Teen Leadership Academy Director

Reports to: Executive Director
Classification: Full-time, salaried position of $35,000 annually.

The Teen Leadership Academy Director will be instrumental in assisting in building volunteer, client
And community partner base to serve all TLA participants in ways that produce measurable, positive change. TLA Director will be responsible for supporting the general operations of the Teen Leadership Academy as well as its programs, agency relations, grant management and marketing efforts. He/She must be knowledgeable about the needs of the clients including how they are referred and supported and understand the critical role of volunteers and connect with them. This position is ideal for an individual who is personable, organized, professional and enjoys variety in her/his career, with a strong desire to impact the lives of child trauma survivors in Walton County, GA.

Position Dimensions:

Supervision of Others: TLA Volunteers

Travel Required: As necessary

Organization: Team Up Mentoring in Monroe, GA.

Nature and Scope: Team Up Mentoring is a 501 c(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide programs and services that foster growth and success in child trauma survivors.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

Leadership:

Provides leadership in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of all programs and components of the Teen Leadership Academy of Team Up Mentoring.

  • ▪  Executes vision and leadership for and provides motivation to all Teen Leadership Academy stakeholders: students and their families, volunteers, and community partners.
  • ▪  Supports the Executive Director in his/her mission to serve all TLA participants in ways that produce measurable, positive change.
  • ▪  Models behaviors supporting the overall design and philosophy of Team Up Mentoring.

▪ Exemplifies a proven history of succeeding in an organization to reach ambitious goals. Volunteer Management:

▪ Track and strategically plan, recruit and grow volunteer roles to support the needs of the TLA
▪ Manage volunteers to serve the clients to keep costs down. The volunteers comprise a mini-workforce,

and they look for a leader who is engaging and appreciates their contributions to the mission.
▪ Encourage and engage volunteers to participate in the operations, programs, fundraising, and general

needs of the organization.

Client Management:

▪ Schedule all TLA client activities and appointments and provide necessary supports (transportation, diverse methods of communication, advocacy, etc.)

▪ Provide referral agency information and maintain current referral agency list
▪ Regularly seek improved efficiencies in internal processes
▪ Maintain accurate data regarding client Individual Service Plans, including service dates and outcomes.▪ Support an environment where client experiences are personalized, positive, and trauma-informed
▪ Maintain current contacts with community partners such as schools, financial literacy agencies,
law enforcement, and other service providers so that clients have access to real-time, accurate
information regarding key service needs.

Fund Development:

▪ Support the organization’s fundraising efforts by working with the Executive Director and Development Director on a diversified funding plan.

  • ▪  Maintain a balanced program budget for TLA and submit required reports.
  • ▪  Maintain grant records to facilitate any current grant participation.
  • ▪  Partner with the Executive Director on corporate and community relationships (especially those tied to

    TLA) and activities such as cultivation events.

  • ▪  Support a culture of fundraising
  • ▪  Assist with all fund-raising events, including Team Up’s signature events and other fundraising initiatives.

    Liaison/Public Relations:

    ▪ Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with key community partners and Stakeholders related to the Teen Leadership Academy, including paid and unpaid staff, and clients.

Position Accountabilities:

  • ▪  Attends regular training to further develop professional skills related to the duties of the position.
  • ▪  Attends scheduled meetings with Board of Directors as requested
  • ▪  Prepares and deliver formal presentations to community groups and interested organizations.

    Challenges:

  • ▪  Balance budget constraints with growing service needs.
  • ▪  Design Teen Leadership Academy to promote accountability in a self-managed work environment.
  • ▪  Advocate for Teen Leadership Academy and its programs, effectively – within a commitment to the community – to ensure its survival through expansion and program developments.
    • ▪  Negotiate effectively the balance between client and volunteer needs.

      Required Knowledge/Skills/Experience:

    • ▪  Bachelors in social work, human services, or related 4-year degree with two years of professional experience.
    • ▪  At least 2 years of experience working in direct services preferred.
    • ▪  Experience in providing trauma-informed care and environments for teens and adults.
    • ▪  Strong leadership and management skills.
    • ▪  Strong knowledge of financial and human resource management in a non-profit or human services organization.
    • ▪  Ability to multi-task well with strong organizational skills and self-care regimen.
    • ▪  Working knowledge of local community needs and resources.
    • ▪  Working knowledge of computers and other office equipment.
    • ▪  Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • ▪  Requires people soft skills – diplomacy and human relation skills – the ability to relate well to diverse groups – client participants, corporate and individual contributors, in addition to interested community organizations.
    • ▪  Valid driver’s license.
      Physical Context/Mental Context/Work Environment:

      The flow of work and character of duties involve:

      • ▪  Sustained mental concentration and visual attention to detail in and the flexibility in mental and visual

        concentration to part-time levels rising from spontaneous interruptions, as required.

      • ▪  Ability to interpret and apply federal and state guidelines to daily operation, as required.
      • ▪  Ability to prioritize own workload to daily operation, as required.
      • ▪  Ability to apply analytical skills and solve problems, as required.

        Activities include:
        ▪ Prolonged sitting, reading, mental concentration, and visual attention to detail using a computer

        monitor, lifting up to 20 lbs, talking, seeing, color vision, pulling, pushing, grasping, and handling of

        clothing or apparel.

        Disclaimer: This information is intended to describe the general nature, level of the position, and the level of work, and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required for the position.

ALL INTERESTED APPLICANTS, PLEASE EMAIL YOUR RESUME TO ABLOUNT@TEAMUPMENTORING.ORG

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