Program Manager: African American Male Achievement - Office of Equity / Early Childhood Education De

Oakland, CA, US
$77,575.92 - $99,008.22 / Per Year
Aug 03, 2019
Grade Level
Early Childhood
Ref: PCN7403

Position must be posted for a minimum of 10 days


Program Manager, African American Male Achievement


Assigned Supervisor


As Assigned


Classified Management




261 days / 7.5 hours or duty days and hours as assigned


Created: June 2013

Revised: June 2018



BASIC FUNCTION: Under general supervision from the Office of Equity, the Program Manager, African American Male Achievement (AAMA) will coordinate and implement operations designed to transform school culture and improve the academic achievement of African American students from preschool to 12th grade. In addition, the Program Manager will oversee and manage internal and external communications services, create associated content and messaging, work across multiple stakeholder groups to gather information, and collaborate with team members and District staff to manage initiatives, coordinate AAMA monthly events; e.g., African American CST STAR Perfect Score Celebration, Back to School Parent Conference, African American Parent Conferences, Man Up Conference.

The specific duties of the Program Manager include year-round program management and development, grant management, volunteer development, offsite collaborations and evaluations oversight.

The Program Manager is expected to provide on-going leadership and technical assistance that keeps the AAMA program recommendations in tact across the District. The program manager is a member of the AAMA leadership team and is expected to participate in the key decision making within the area of his/her responsibilities for the department.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: (Incumbents may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with this classification, but are intended to reflect the principal job elements accurately.)


Develop project plans, report on project success and aggregate all internal and external project plans and reports to ensure that program goals are achieved, stakeholders are mobilized, and efforts of all personnel involved in the programs are coordinated.

Oversee daily business operations and special events including fiscal reporting and grant reporting to external funders; e.g., Kaiser, Open Society, Zellerbach, Atlantic Philanthropies.

Guide planning and coordination of professional development and community events, with partners, other participating agencies, District curriculum leadership, administrators, teacher leaders, teachers and/or other appropriate staff.

Assist in creating a District-wide culture shift by training staff to imbed the concept of high expectations for African American students and to build strong school cultures that transform the common narrative about African American youth typically framed in a language of deficits.

Work with school staff and administration to integrate academic and non-academic student supports to improve attendance and overall academic achievement.

Establish systems to manage and maintain quality partnerships, including, but not limited to: development of MOUs, facilitation of regular meetings, planning sessions, joint work plans with FSCP, LCI and internal OUSD departments and collaborative problem-solving/conflict resolution with local CBO's and community partners to build collective will and action towards reaching AAMA goals.

Prepare and present reports on AAMA for the appropriate District leaders, agencies, private providers, community, and other audiences.

Support the integration of youth leadership, parent engagement, and family support throughout all Full Service Community School efforts.

Manage, support development of, and evaluate personnel as assigned.

Monitor services according to quality standards.

Serve as a content expert for African American Male Achievement.

Participate in professional development opportunities related to African American Male Achievement.

Provide cross-training to staff.

Perform related duties as assigned.


The District determines whether a candidate is qualified based on fulfillment of prerequisites, relevant work experience, ability to perform the essential functions, reference checks, effective interpersonal and communication skills demonstrated by interview performance and/or writing samples, and achievement on performance-based assessments (if applicable) that demonstrate the candidate possesses the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting prerequisites only satisfies the initial screening process and does not indicate the candidate is qualified to perform the essential functions of the position.


Effective strategies, theories, techniques, and methods of professional and organizational development

Effective educational practices for African American students

District curriculum and school instructional programs

Principles and techniques of data collection, analysis and report writing

The Community School philosophy and implementation strategy

Current trends in community schools, public education, youth development, and family systems

Applicable federal and state laws, as well as District codes, regulations, policies and procedures governing work scope

Methods to interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures related to work scope

District educational initiatives and programs

Response to Intervention Framework

Common Core Standards

Social emotional skills and standards

Definition, framework, and support of positive school culture

Preventative student behavior and attendance strategies

Diversity, sensitivity, and competence with regard to issues of race, learning or other ability, ethnicity, culture, religion, gender, socio-economic group, sexuality or other orientations or cultural markers

Building partnerships and collaboration with individuals, departments, agencies, and institutions

Interpersonal skills emphasizing tact, patience, courtesy and respect

Facilitation techniques

Building capacity of adults to function in new systems

Facilitation to foster new behaviors and practices in challenging contexts

Building authentic and trusting relationships

Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation

Data entry, report writing and record-keeping techniques

Presentation, communication, and public speaking techniques

Use and application of computer software, hardware, and related technology


Effectively assess, manage, and develop resources

Deliver high-quality services

Work with other District leaders to ensure their services are consistent and aligned

Communicate orally and in writing; facilitate communication between diverse stakeholders

Proficiently use MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Power Point to prepare documents, reports, and presentations

Adapt services based on data

Gather, report and analyze complex data for planning, operational and evaluation purposes

Design, develop and deliver effective and compelling verbal, written and PowerPoint presentations to community, peers, staff, and Superintendent on abstract as well as concrete subject matter relating to introduction of new standards, methodologies, and paradigms in delivery of school services

Meet District standards of professional conduct as outlined in Board Policy

Recognize, research, access and analyze management challenges; adopt appropriate plans of action

Demonstrate cultural competence and sensitivity with diverse groups across lines of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, socio-economic group, sexual orientation, and other identifiers

Establish and maintain effective communications and working relationships among diverse groups of students, parents, District staff, and the community

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with multi-faceted public and private agencies and District departments

Demonstrate effective written communication skills, including content communication, conciseness, grammar and usage

Recommend and assist in the formulation and implementation of operating procedures and policies

Identify funding, develop funding proposals and write grants

Plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others

Manage competing priorities and time


Bachelor's degree required and a minimum of five years of experience in the field of education, community development, or related field.

Administrative experience and/or business management experience preferred.

Experience working with students in a diverse urban public school setting preferred.

Valid California Driver's License

Employment eligibility that may include fingerprints, health (TB) and/or other employment clearance


Employment eligibility will include fingerprints, tuberculosis and/or other employment clearance



Office and diverse school site environments; driving a vehicle to conduct work; fast-paced work, constant interruptions


Consistent mental alertness; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects up to 30 pounds, occasionally 30+ pounds; bending and twisting at the waist, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; dexterity of both hands and fingers while performing duties; seeing to read, write and use the computer; hearing and speaking to exchange information, in person or on the telephone, and make presentations.


The Oakland Unified School District does not discriminate in any program, activity, or in employment on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, sex, or sexual orientation.

Primary Location: OFFICE OF EQUITY
Salary Range: $77,575.92 - $99,008.22 / Per Year
Shift Type: Full-Time

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