Program Manager for Parent and Community Engagement
|Organization:||The Center for Arts Education|
|Salary:||Based on Experience|
|Location:||New York, New York|
|Description:||The Center for Arts Education is seeking a Program Manager for its Parent and Community Engagement initiatives, a key staff position that reports to the Director of Policy and Research. The Program Manager of Parent and Community Engagement will help shape the organization’s strategies to engage public school stakeholders including parents, educators, affiliated organizations, and others in support of universal access to arts education for all New York City public school children.
The Program Manager of Parent and Community Engagement is responsible for public and community engagement and advocacy efforts including:
•Managing the effort to establish arts education as an important issue and critical need among a wide range of established and emerging community-based, grass roots, and school reform organizations, as well as with parents, public officials and government agencies.
•Working closely with Director of Research and Policy to integrate community and parent engagement with CAE’s policy and advocacy efforts at the community, city and state level.
•Managing, CAE’s flagship school-based parent engagement initiative, Parents as Arts Partners.
•Leading and organizing committed parent arts advocates through CAE’s Parent Fellow program.
•Coordinating public awareness and education activities, including public forums, coalition meetings, e-advocacy efforts, and press events.
•Assisting with the development of press and publicity materials and strategy to increase exposure of public engagement activities and advocacy efforts.
•Serving as an organizational spokesperson at public hearings, community-based meetings, with elected officials, in the press, and as necessary.
•Helping Communications Director build "storybank" of parents and kids' positive experiences with arts education and status of arts education in city schools.
•Working with key staff to build bridges between capacity building programs (professional development, school partnership, etc.) and public engagement.
•Working with the Development staff to support presentations to major donors.
•Assisting in the development and execution of plans that advance policy, programmatic, and development goals.
•Offering creative ideas and strategies to enhance CAE’s work and to respond to the rapidly changing education and political environment and relevant current events.
•Establishing and reporting on periodic outreach and organizing goals, including parent meetings attended, constituents recruited for e-action center, publicity generated, and more.
|Qualifications:||•Bachelor’s degree required.
•Minimum 3-5 years of professional experience in government and/or public affairs, managing political or grass roots campaigns, community outreach, and a track record of building and leading successful issue and advocacy coalitions.
•Experience planning and managing events, including town hall style meetings, roundtables, public forums, etc. and generating publicity for such events.
•Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills with a proven history of building and maintaining professional relationships, as well as managing and leading programs.
•Excellent communication skills with demonstrated ability to handle complex and controversial issues, and to translate and present information to diverse audiences.
•Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and manage projects across departments and deadlines.
•Ability to work in a collaborative and cooperative team environment.
•Familiarity with New York City education and policy issues, workings of government, community and cultural organizations and arts education a plus.
•Excellent computer and technology skills/ knowledge of social media a plus.
•Fluency in Spanish a plus
|How to Apply:||Position is open until filled. Please send résumé, cover letter and salary requirements (no phone calls, please) to:
Program Manager Search
The Center for Arts Education
225 West 34th Street, Suite 1112
New York, NY 10122
Or email résumé, cover letter and salary requirements (with job title in subject line) to:
|Deadline:||No deadline specified.|