Program Manager - Adult Learning
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Monday, September 23, 2019
THE MISSION OF PROJECT HOME
The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.
Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. We address the root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care.
Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy. An integral part of our work is education about the realities of homelessness and poverty and vigorous advocacy on behalf of and with homeless and low-income persons for more just and humane public policies.
Project HOME is committed to nurturing a spirit of community among persons from all walks of life, all of whom have a role to play in making this a more just and compassionate society.
THE VALUES OF PROJECT HOME
The work of Project HOME is rooted in our strong spiritual conviction of the dignity of each person.
We believe that all persons are entitled to decent, affordable housing and access to quality education, employment, and health care.
We believe in the transformational power of building relationships and community as the ultimate answer to the degradation of homelessness and poverty.
We believe that working to end homelessness and poverty enhances the quality of life for everyone in our community.
We believe that the critical resources entrusted to us to achieve our mission must be managed honorably and professionally.
Job Summary: The Adult Learning Manager leads a team that collaborates with community members to support their education and employment goals. The manager identifies education and training needs among residents in N Philly, and delivers services to meet those needs, leveraging existing and new programming, along with strategic partnerships with employers and other supportive services partners.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Lead the development and management of training and education pathways to jobs. Develop effective curricula, assessments and program enhancements that support the career interests and skills of community members. Build on current programming that includes certifications in peer support, office technology and computer skills, forklift operations, and food service.
- Support adult learners as they navigate training, employment and other systems involved in achieving educational and employment goals
- Develop and maintain basic education supports and college access programming for Project HOME young adult residents
- Monitor and analyze program activities and outcomes to support continuous program improvement, including quantitative results. Ensure accurate recording of staff activities and education/job outcomes to support continuous program improvement
- Supervise the Training Coordinator and instructional staff
- Develop relationships with potential employers
- Budget management
- Bachelor’s Degree in related field
- A minimum of 3 years experience in adult education and/or employment services; 2 years supervisory experience.
Experience leading new program development and assessment, and with group facilitation
- Excellent organizational, planning and supervisory skills
- Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
- Strong computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office and experience with database systems. Experience integrating technology with education and/or training
- Experience collaborating with other organizations and developing partnerships
- Experience working with adult and non-traditional learners
- Knowledge and understanding of mental health/recovery issues, homelessness, unemployment, underemployment, poverty, and social justice.
Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a drug screen and background checks.
Project HOME reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as needed. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of the duties and responsibilities of the job nor does it constitute a written or implied contract.
The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, youth, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization. Join us! Project HOME has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all staff and applicants for employment. Employment decisions including, but not limited to, hiring selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, associate programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.