About The Clubhouse Network:

The Clubhouse Network, headquartered in Dudley Square, Roxbury, is a global community of more than 100 Clubhouse locations in 19 countries. Founded more than 25 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’s Mentor Program Manager will be responsible for managing and overseeing implementation of IMPACTS (Increasing Mentor Participation and Commitment to Success) in participating Clubhouses, including developing training materials for Clubhouse staff and mentors, fostering a community of practice, and implementing evaluation and assessment tools and techniques. The Mentor Program Manager will also develop relationships with professional organizations with an interest in mentoring, and identify and share best practices throughout the Clubhouse Network. They will manage the project budget, deliverables, and reporting requirements to the U.S. Department of Justice, identify additional sources of support over time, and serve as The Clubhouse Network’s primary spokesperson on issues of mentor effectiveness, participating in community forums and conferences to establish the Clubhouse as a leader in the field of STEM mentoring. In addition, they will be responsible for designing and implementing new evaluation tools and processes to capture and communicate Clubhouse impact on youth and alumni.

Responsibilities

  • Advise IMPACTS Clubhouses on staffing, program content, and delivery mechanisms to ensure they design and deliver a program that addresses program goals and best meets the needs of their community.
  • Develop training program and content (on-line and in-person) for IMPACTS staff from around the Network, as well as other Clubhouse staff interested in enhancing mentor effectiveness, to ensure best practices are identified and shared, in particular with respect to boys and young men of color.
  • Conduct site visits to community-based Clubhouses with IMPACTS programs to provide support to Clubhouse staff and address issues or needs they face and how to address them.
  • Oversee reporting systems and support/sustain Clubhouse Connect online community so that IMPACTS Clubhouses report program successes, challenges, issues, and performance data on a regular basis, and share ideas, lessons learned, and best practices regarding mentor effectiveness with Clubhouses across the Network.
  • Establish and nurture relationship with Dept. of Justice program officer so that funder recognizes and supports our work and that of The Clubhouse Network as a whole.
  • Identify additional sources of IMPACTS funding and write proposals to ensure sufficient funding to meet and expand program goals; support community-based Clubhouses with IMPACTS funding in their own fund-raising to ensure local sustainability.
  • Serve as The Clubhouse Network’s primary spokesperson on issues of mentor effectiveness, participating in community forums and conferences to establish the Clubhouse as a leader in the field of STEM mentoring.
  • Develop partnerships with national organizations and companies with a commitment to mentoring youth from under-represented communities.
  • Manage IMPACTS program timetable and budget to ensure program is delivered on-budget and in a timely manner.
  • Design and implement new evaluation tools and processes across The Clubhouse Network so that the Clubhouse’s impact on youth and alumni is effectively captured and communicated, and so that Clubhouses have the resources and tools needed for continuous self-improvement.
  • As geographic liaison, support 10-12 community-based Clubhouses in a particular region, ensuring each site has the support it needs to meet quality standards of the Clubhouse learning model, and providing guidance through transitions at times of organizational change.
  • Perform other work-related duties as required.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Three or more years of grant program management (federal preferred).
  • Project management experience managing multiple project components with overlapping deadlines, on-time and on-budget.
  • Experience developing and delivering training materials and workshops.
  • Experience with mentoring/youth development program development and/or implementation.
  • Experience with program evaluation and assessment.
  • Excellent team-building skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Grant-writing/fund-raising skills.
  • Evidence of commitment to Clubhouse mission, including youth leadership, youth development, social justice action, and racial equity and inclusion

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

Reports To:
Assistant Director, The Clubhouse Network

Starting Salary:
Exempt (salaried). 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.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@theclubhousenetwork.org.

No phone inquiries, please.