Program Manager

New York, NY, US
May 13, 2021
Originally founded in 1991 as Harlem RBI, DREAM has grown to annually serve more than 2,500 youth across East Harlem and the South Bronx through a network of six PreK-12, extended-day, extended-year DREAM Charter Schools and community sports-based youth development programs. Through our commitment to rigorous academics, social-emotional learning, deep family and community engagement, and health and wellness, we create lifelong learners who are equipped to fulfill their vision of success in and out of the classroom. We dream big, as well, with an aggressive five-year plan to expand to serve 3,500 students across seven schools-growing our organization's impact and leveling the playing field for all children. To learn more, visit

Reporting to the Dean of Programs, the Program Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day management and operations of after-school and summer programs at East Harlem Elementary School. This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled leader who has a desire to make a lasting impact by supporting the design and implementation of high-quality enrichment programming for youth in the East Harlem community.

Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Supervise day-to-day operations of the Middle School's after-school program, DreamBuilders, to ensure youth participate in activities at high levels;
    • Manage DREAM's 6-week summer program, Dream University;
    • Support DREAM's Middle School integrated model with school day activities;
    • Serve as a member of the Middle School Student Life Team;
    • Design and lead workshops and peer groups for middle school students about issues such as sexual health, community service, peer mediation, self-care and communication;
    • Manage data collection and record-keeping to ensure accurate reporting and compliance with specific grant requirements;Lead after-school and summer program communication to participants, families, and staff;
    • Hire, develop, and oversee program part-time staff;
    • Provide part-time staff with targeted coaching and development;
    • Serve as a Middle School Advisor by facilitating an advisory group designed to foster social-emotional development and overall well-being of students through discussion, projects, and relationship-building and;
    • Participate as an active member of a middle school grade team by attending meetings, providing feedback, recommending behavioral interventions and assisting with content development.


    • Bachelor's degree required;
    • Prior experience with youth development, including lesson planning and/or curriculum creation required;
    • Group facilitation experience required;
    • Experience managing partnerships and creating connections within the community;
    • Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills;
    • Excellent planning skills, high attention to detail, and a skilled problem solver;
    • Deep embodiment of DREAM's mission, including a belief that all students can succeed, and organizational values of teamwork, diversity, integrity and fun.


    • Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience. All full-time employees receive an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, a 403(B) retirement account, life insurance, twenty days paid vacation per year and access to a full range of social services through our Employee Assistance Program.


At DREAM, diversity, equity, and inclusion are a matter of mission.

From our schools to our playing fields, DREAM is committed to building a team where each individual can bring their full identity and experience to work because representation matters-it enriches our team culture, enhances our ability to innovate, and strengthens our impact in and out of the classroom. DREAM engages staff that represent and appreciate the diversity of our majority Black and Hispanic student body, while working to ensure that our practices are equitable, welcoming, and productive. We are dedicated to creating a world where youth, especially youth of color, have permission to dream-along with the tools and opportunities to make their dreams reality.

Come dream with us.


All Kids Can. This Kid Can.

DREAM is Family.

Fun is a Serious Value.

Teamwork Makes the DREAM Work.

Fail. Persist. Exceed.


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