program director, TEEP
Program: Trinity Excellence in Education Program (TEEP)
Status: Exempt, Full-time Employee
Reports to: Chief Program Officer
Salary: $63,000 annually, plus benefits
Trinity Boston Connects (TBC) is seeking an experienced leader in youth development and leadership to serve as TEEP Director to this dynamic community change organization. The mission of Trinity Boston Connects is to heal youth of color from the traumatic impact of system racism. We are looking for an individual who believes passionately in the mission of Trinity Boston Connects and is committed to creating healthy, healing environments for youth of color in Boston.
If you are interested in working on a team that “walks-the-talk” and are seeking an opportunity to deepen and amplify the collective impact of our organizations in the city of Boston for years to come, then please consider the following detailed description and apply!
TEEP, a program of Trinity Boston Connects, creates a safe community for youth where every member is inspired to discover, empowered to achieve excellence, and individually affirmed. This tuition-free program operates year-round with high staff engagement and a belief that investment over many years yields the highest impact for students, particularly for underserved middle school students whom we actively recruit to the program. Our Roadmap to Excellence curriculum focuses on values, character, and leadership development, which in turn leads to academic achievement and college success. TEEP has been recognized by Root Cause, an independent research and consulting firm, as one of the best college access programs in Massachusetts.
Founded in 1999 as an outreach ministry of Trinity Church, TEEP initially focused on summer programming for middle school students. A high school Leadership Development Program was added in 2001 and graduates of the middle school program were trained as counselors for the younger students. In 2007, with the launching of the Trinity Boston Foundation, now Trinity Boston Connects, TEEP and its sister program, the Trinity Boston Counseling Center, became the first two programs of the organization.
Foundational to TEEP, its staff and programming are the core beliefs that: 1. There is innate potential in all young people; 2. The pursuit of excellence is unique to each individual and 3. Safety, community, inspiration, empowerment, and affirmation are the building blocks to an environment that fosters thriving youth.
• Provide program staff with resources and day-to-day supervisory support necessary for them to effectively implement program goals
• Manage Summer Program including youth staff and participants, approximately 120 total
• Work with Division Director, Youth Development & Leadership to ensure program quality through robust systems, data, and demonstrated outcomes
• Lead collaborative process with TEEP staff regarding program development and evaluation
• Oversee annual goal-setting process for TEEP staff
• Assist TEEP staff in curriculum creation and codification of all TEEP program materials
• Build relationships for the TEEP community with TEEP students, TEEP families, and current and potential partner organizations
• Manage a $550k program budget
• Serve as a member of TBC’s program leadership team, working towards cross-division goals
• Oversee volunteer recruitment and management
• Develop relationships and pursue integration with Trinity Church staff
• Collaborate with development staff: build personal relationships with major donors, provide programmatic information for grant proposals and marketing materials, and speak at events, when appropriate
• Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s preferred
• Proven track record of success with urban youth, curriculum development/program design, and facilitation
• Demonstrated value of diversity and comfort in working with a variety of stakeholders
• Alignment with TEEP core beliefs
• Strong organizational and management skills, as well as written and verbal communication skills
• Experience running a summer or other short-term program
• Ability to foster a collaborative and innovative work environment
• Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• Flexible schedule – able to attend some evening and weekend programming
• Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
• Knowledge of the city of Boston, preferred
• Knowledge of issues related to college admissions and persistence and/or workforce development, preferred
• Fluency in Spanish, preferred
To submit a resume and cover letter, please email email@example.com and place TEEP Director in the subject line. TEEP alumni are strongly encouraged to apply.
TBC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse team, and strongly encourages applications from a wide range of backgrounds.
TBC’s mission is to unlock opportunity and change the odds for Youth of Color (YOC) in Boston. Our vision is to build a more equitable Boston through helping young people of color (YOC), and the adults who work with them, heal from the traumatic impact of systemic racism. We believe that Boston’s future cannot be changed without programmatic interventions that promote healing through the integration of three Community Practices deemed essential for effective youth programming and organizational development: Trauma Inclusion, Restorative Justice, and Racial Equity. The integration of these practices forms the basis for both our direct service and systems change programming.
Our youth development programs: Trinity Education for Excellence Program, Sole Train: Boston Runs Together, and Trinity@McCormack middle school program serve 1000 young people, most of whom are YOC. To truly change the odds, the communities in which our youth live, learn, and develop must also change. It is not enough to help young people navigate oppressive environments, we strive to help change the schools, institutions, and organizations within which our programs operate so that they can be more supportive and nurturing.
As a learning and teaching organization, we develop and share best practices centered on these three Community Practices with other youth-serving organizations through our Organizational Equity Practice and Trinity Boston Counseling Center. Through these two programs we provide clinical services to youth workers, training, coaching, and consulting offerings to Boston’s youth-serving organizations to promote the development of racially equitable organizations. By further promoting community-building and collaboration, we amplify our voice and effect enduring change in the systems and organizations that impact an additional 15,000 young people, particularly YOC.
TBC has a staff of 30 who are committed to their personal, and the organization’s collective, racial equity journey. We hold ourselves accountable through intentional racial equity awareness learning and practical implementation in all that we do. TBC has an annual budget of $3 million+ comprising grants from foundations and corporations (35%); charitable contributions from individuals and events (35%); and other sources of revenue and earned income (30%). TBC is governed by a diverse 24-member Board of Directors who are also committed to their racial equity journeys. Generous volunteers give their time as mentors and ambassadors in the community.
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