Program Manager (Part-Time)

Join a team of dedicated staff and board members in transforming the lives of underserved children in the San Francisco Bay Area through expressive art. We are seeking an experienced Program Manager, working approximately 25 hours per week, to help us achieve our goals. This position is ideal for someone who is efficient in their work and desires flexibility. This is a contract position; work remotely, travel locally.

For 30 years, DrawBridge has provided free weekly art groups to children ages 4-18 living in homeless shelters, safe houses, transitional housing and low-income housing facilities. The Program Manager is responsible for the implementation, management, supervision, expansion and evaluation of the organization’s expressive art programs, which include 25 groups running in seven Bay Area counties and plans for expansion in the current fiscal year. The Program Manager also participates in strategic planning, marketing, public relations and budgeting as each pertains to the program.

Duties:
  • Deliver the overall program and its activities in accordance with the organization’s mission and goals
  • Expand program delivery by forming partnerships with service organizations and helping to establishing new art groups throughout the Bay Area
  • Assist with marketing and fundraising via public presentations about the program
  • Manage program budget and expenses
Key Responsibilities:
  • Oversee art group facilitators and volunteers
    • Recruit, train and offer ongoing support (individual and group)
    • Visit each site 1-2x/year
    • Update and upgrade training programs as required
  • Build community partnerships with individuals, businesses and other organizations that match or enhance DrawBridge’s mission
  • Gather feedback from site coordinators and parents of participants to improve program
  • Work with facilitators and volunteers to compile stories, art and photos from art groups and contribute content for marketing use
  • Participate in relevant community meetings and activities as appropriate

Qualifications

  • Degree in art therapy, counseling, child development, social work or equivalent work experience preferred
  • Prior management/supervisor and volunteer recruitment experience
  • Ability to build relationships with volunteers, facilitators, site coordinators and other community partners
  • Excellent listening skills, supportive instincts, empathy and calm presence
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Demonstrable problem solving and group work leadership skills
  • Understanding of DrawBridge philosophy and the power of expressive art
  • Comfortable working with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds
  • Access to a vehicle

To be considered, send cover letter and resume to Executive Director Julie Scribner, julie@drawbridge.org