Interested in youth, social justice, and global community?

About The Clubhouse Network:
The Clubhouse Network, headquartered in Nubian Square, Roxbury, is a global community of more than 100 Clubhouse locations in 20 countries. Founded 27 years ago in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab, The Clubhouse Network supports community-based Clubhouses around the world by providing start-up support, professional development, new technology innovations, evaluation and assessment, partnership opportunities, and access to an online community for youth, mentors, and staff. The Clubhouse Network also operates the Flagship Clubhouse, a creative out-of-school learning environment where teens work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology.

Summary Statement:
The Clubhouse Network Life Design Program Manager will support Clubhouses in helping young people prepare for their futures. Through experiences and exposure to a variety of diverse opportunities and ideas, they will work closely with the Career Pathways Program Manager to cultivate a future-focused mindset in Clubhouses across the Network. The Life Design Program Manager will lift up current programming while designing new initiatives that support Clubhouses to empower young people to gain the confidence and tools they need to make healthy decisions about their lives.

The Life Design Program Manager will also collaborate with other Clubhouse staff to design and launch a new program focused on Youth Activism and Advocacy across the Network.  They will identify and develop social justice resources and training materials to teach young people skills they need to address community problems and create positive solutions. Once projects begin at select Clubhouses, the Program Manager will share best practices from sites to create a community of practice that advances the collective knowledge gained by youth-driven advocacy and amplifies the ability young people have to build a brighter future.

Finally, the Program Manager will support 15-20 community-based Clubhouses in a specific region, ensuring each site has the support it needs to meet quality standards of the Clubhouse learning model, and providing guidance as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and develop Clubhouse-to-College/Clubhouse-to-Career resources to support Clubhouse youth worldwide in planning for the future and realizing their potential.
  • Promote experiences and resources as well as a future-focused mindset in Clubhouses around the world, ensuring every youth can explore professional and academic opportunities, gain marketable skills for future success, and learn from people who have already succeeded in their careers.
  • Develop advocacy and activism resources and materials to support Clubhouse staff, mentors, and youth in planning and developing youth advocacy and activism campaigns.
  • Administer the grant selection and allocation process for The Activism and Advocacy Project.
  • Cultivate and oversee a community of practice on youth-driven activism across the Clubhouse Network, and foster partnerships with other organizations engaged in this work.
  • Support approximately 15-20 community-based Clubhouses in a specific region, ensuring each site has the support it needs to meet quality standards of the Clubhouse learning model, providing guidance through transitions at times of organizational change, and facilitating the sharing of best practices and community-building across the region.
  • Provide programmatic, administrative, and youth services support to new Clubhouses to ensure a strong start-up process and successful launch.
  • Perform other work-related duties as required.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 3-4 years of experience with community-based organizations, in particular non-profit educational programs reaching youth from under-served communities.
  • Experience with community organizing, particularly helping young people explore systemic problems.
  • Evidence of commitment to Clubhouse mission, including youth leadership, youth development, social, economic and racial justice.
  • Knowledge of traditions and community standards and practices across multiple cultures.
  • Project management experience managing multiple project components with overlapping deadlines, on-time and on-budget.
  • Experience developing and delivering training materials and workshops.
  • Excellent team-building and communication skills.
  • Spanish and/or other foreign language desirable.

Work Schedule/Location:
This position is full-time, 40 hrs/week, Monday – Friday.
Some travel required.

Reports To:
Associate Director for Inclusion and Engagement, The Clubhouse Network

Starting Salary:
Exempt (Salaried). $58,000 – $62,000 annually, commensurate with experience.

Benefits:
Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: 15 vacation days, 12 holidays, 5-10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, and savings plan, professional development, direct deposit, and much more!

The Clubhouse Network is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing, and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity. The Clubhouse Network actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@theclubhousenetwork.org.
No phone inquiries, please.