CAREERS

We love what we do because we are fiercely committed to our mission of intentionally walking beside our neighbors through loving relationships and strategic development

We are serious about professional, personal, and spiritual growth because we believe it’s part of good stewardship. We want to grow so we can serve more, and serve better. Holistic transformation in our neighborhood is a big job that takes Loving Relationships, Life-Giving Resources, and Life-Changing Experiences

Dignifying, Relational work. Smart, Fun Teammates. Intentional Focus. 

Note: We are serious about getting the right people in the right spots, so our hiring process is a little different and longer than most.

2020 SUMMER LAUNCH EDUCATION PROGRAM DIRECTOR

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The SENT Summer 2020 LAUNCH Education Program Director is responsible for the program and staff management, operational processes, strategy execution, and direction of all education programs and initiatives for SENT Topeka Summer 2020 LAUNCH Program. This includes but is not limited to ensuring SENT Education initiatives achieve the strategic goals, objectives, and impact through programming and community outreach.

REQUIRED ATTRIBUTES:

  • Visionary, Innovative, Leader, Persuasive & Passionate Communicator/Public Speaker, Strategic Thinker, Goal Oriented, Focused, Resilient, Organized & Efficient, Entrepreneurial & Adaptable, Engaging & Relational, Delegator

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree; 
    • Preferred Field of Study Education, Non-Profit Management, or Social Work 
  • Preferred: Licensed teacher and/or Social Work professional with certifications and recent Trauma-Informed training.
  • Preferred: Experience with children in Hi-Crest and/or area East Topeka schools. 
  • Knowledge of and excitement to support the mission, vision, values, and strategies of SENT
  • Knowledge of and agreement with CCDA principles as it applies to SENT initiatives.
  • Technologically savvy - able to pick up and learn/implement/train new programs and software quickly.
    • Advanced Microsoft Office Suite skills
    • Familiarity with G Suite/Google Drive

FOCUS AREA EXPERIENCE NEEDED

  • Program Leadership
    • Strategic Program Development, Planning and Support
      • Curriculum Development - writing manuals, creating curriculum and materials, 
      • Participant/Student engagement - classroom management, classroom culture building
    • Fiscal Responsibility -  budget implementation, reporting - Program Level
    • Collaborative approach to communication and reporting to Executive Director and Board 
    • Facilities Management - Program Level - Food service, transportation, janitorial/environmental services, scheduling rooms, program materials, etc.
  • Talent Management
    • Acquisition/retention, onboarding, training, team development, culture building, performance management, conflict resolution for summer LAUNCH staff
  • Partnership Development
    • Fundraising & Donor Relations
      • Engaging stakeholders, vision casting
      • Persuasive and engaging public speaking
      • Grant  reporting and compliance
    • Public Relations - Program level
      • Volunteer Relations - recruiting, training, engaging, managing
      • Parental/Family Relations - cultivating relations with students’ caretakers
      • Community organization collaborations

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic Planning

  • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate education programs, services and activities to ensure they meet strategic objectives, participant needs and interests, and align with partnerships and awarded grants 
  • Participate in annual review and strategic planning with the SENT Team, SENT Board, and Advisory Committee to discuss expansion, new initiatives, and refine current programming.
  • Cast vision and keep programs, schedules, and activities aligned to strategic plan

Program Leadership

  • Collaborates with SENT and the Launch Advisory Committee to ensure alignment with the mission, vision, values, and strategies are achieved while working within program budget.
  • Oversees Education programming including but not limited to: LAUNCH Summer Programs (STREAM focused for ages 4-18) with primary focus for curriculum quality, supervision and training of staff/volunteers, and facilities oversight. 
  • Recruits, hires, develops, inspires, trains, maintains a strong and cohesive team to support Education Programs, SENT values and strategies.
  • Provide leadership and exemplify good, effective, professional communication when dealing with conflict amongst staff, volunteers, participants, and partnerships.
  • Continually learn new and better program strategies and team skills alongside team 
  • Serves as the onsite compliance expert to ensure all employees, volunteers, and other individuals follow program protocol, safety compliance, and organization procedures.
  • Follow LAUNCH program manual, program policies, guidance and discipline plan, and procedures, as aligned with SENT programs and program partnerships.
  • Develop consistent expectations, outcomes, and behaviors for participants, parents, schools, staff, volunteers, and other applicable programs.
  • Manage and coordinate facility related duties/departments (including food service, transportation, janitorial/environmental services, scheduling rooms, materials coordination/prep).
  • Ensure licensing guidelines are understood, achieved and maintained.
  • Other leadership duties as assigned or recommended by Executive Director or SENT Board.

Program & Partnership Development

  • Cultivate relationships with parents, Topeka Public Schools personnel, Education Advisory Committee, community partners, community leaders and organizations
  • Schedule and lead regular meetings and/or events for the participant’s families to keep families informed and involved.
  • Fundraising and Donors
    • Set program-level goals in fundraising, grant writing, and other donor recruitment activities to secure funding for Education initiatives. 
    • Communicate outcomes and stories to encourage future support from donors and grantors.

Resource Management

  • Budget & Resources
    • Manage Launch Program financial resources assisting in the development of annual budget and control expenditures against budget.
    • Maintain a working knowledge and preparation of LAUNCH and program budget. 
    • Effectively use resources, setting protocols and systems for purchases, and systems to remain within the budget.
    • Approve purchases of needed supplies and equipment within the scope of the budget.
    • Track receipts and reimbursements
    • Support management, maintenance, and repair of Avondale East building and education equipment.
  • Reporting
    • Report summer LAUNCH budget to SENT Director
    • Provide reports as needed for grant compliance, etc. 
    • Provide other required reports to the SENT Board, Annual Report, donors, and grants.

Marketing & Public Relations

  • Ensure marketing materials are available and accurately reflects SENT and informs the public about SENT Programs and initiatives  
  • Routinely evaluate content of SENT website and Social Media
    • Create and implement schedule to highlight areas of interest regarding Education Program activities, outcomes, and celebrations on social media
  • Active and visible partner in neighborhood and community events and activities
  • Represent self as a positive, professional and responsive representative of SENT
  • Support the brand standards and style guide expectations for SENT

 

Status: Part-Time/Exempt
Compensation: $22,500
Benefits: None
Location:  SENT Offices at Avondale East  
Reports to:  SENT Executive Director

 

SHOULD YOU APPLY?

  • Are you energized by walking beside neighbors through loving relationships and education?
  • Do you share our vision of Holistic Transformation of our Neighborhood?

SENT Topeka’s Neighborhood commonly faces: homelessness, past trauma, substance abuse, food insecurities, barriers in education, and disrupted family structures.

  • Do you have a desire to invest in a community that is experiencing these challenges?

If you answered, “yes” to these questions, review the position responsibilities and requirements.  If you have the passion, experience, and skill-set required to excel in this position, we would love for you to apply!


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply for this position, fully complete the Employment Application 

Submit Your Documents to careers@senttopeka.com

SUBJECT LINE: 2020 Launch Education Program Director Application

PLEASE INCLUDE

  1. Employment Application (Includes References)
  2. Cover Letter 
  3. Resume

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

We are looking for a proven leader who possesses a growth mindset, a positive and passionate entrepreneurial spirit and takes an innovative approach to business and organizational leadership. Our next Executive Director will lead our highly talented staff to reach their highest potential and will take SENT Topeka into its next stage of growth and contribution to our community. We are seeking someone who knows how to develop high-performance teams that set and achieve strategic objectives. Not only will our next leader have superb people-leadership skills, but s/he will also be a persuasive and passionate communicator and visionary who can bring others into the exciting work that SENT Topeka is engaging within our community. 

Our Executive Director will work closely with our Board of Directors to develop, implement, assess, and adapt our strategic goals and initiatives. S/he will regularly communicate with and engage our Board of Directors to maximize their contributions. Additionally, we expect our next Executive Director to champion our vision to the public through fostering collaborative partnerships and relationships with donors, volunteers, and like-minded organizations. 

Our executive director also serves as a director of operations, overseeing the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of SENT Topeka and facilitating the administrative and program elements needed to achieve our programs, initiatives, and objectives. This is done by leading the program staff and providing the needed support, coaching, and resources for needed for program success.  

As part of the Executive Director’s people-leadership role, s/he will champion a SENT Topeka culture – fostering our core values and creating a positive, uplifting, safe, and productive work environment for the staff. Coaching, mentorship, and performance management are also a part of this role’s responsibilities as well as talent acquisition (recruitment, interviewing, and onboarding/training). 

Our Executive Director will be responsible for leading the Financial Planning and Management of SENT Topeka. This means s/he will work with our staff and board to create an annual strategic budget, establish and mobilize a sustainable funding strategy, secure adequate funding for operations, and ensure that the organization follows sound bookkeeping and accounting practices. We expect that our next Executive Director will provide regular and timely updates to the Board of Directors regarding revenues and expenditures.

Read the full job description here


SHOULD YOU APPLY?

  • Are you energized by walking beside neighbors through loving relationships and strategic development?
  • Do you share our vision of Holistic Transformation of our Neighborhood?
  • Are an experienced and successful leader who has spent time with under-resourced communities through non-profit work? 

SENT Topeka’s Neighborhood commonly faces: homelessness, past trauma, substance abuse, food insecurities, barriers in education, and disrupted family structures.

  • Do you have a desire to invest in a community that is experiencing these challenges?

If you answered, “yes” to these questions, review the position responsibilities and requirements.  If you have the passion, experience, and skill-set required to excel in this position, we would love for you to apply!


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply for this position, fully complete the Employment Application 

Submit Your Documents to careers@senttopeka.com

SUBJECT LINE: Executive Director Application

PLEASE INCLUDE

  1. Employment Application (Includes References)
  2. Cover Letter 
  3. Resume

WHAT TO EXPECT

Once we receive your application, cover letter, and resume via email (careers@senttopeka.com), we will respond via email to ask any follow-up questions we may have and if you are a good fit for the position, we will request a phone or video conference interview as a second step. After the phone interview, we will invite those we select to complete a Flippen Profile (360-degree assessment). Once applicants complete the Flippen profile, we’ll invite those moving forward to an in-person interview with a staff or board member followed by a panel interview with staff and board. During the interview process, we will reach out to the references you provided in the Employment Application. Please be sure to notify your references that we will be reaching out. 

PROCESS

  1. Submit Application, Resume, Cover Letter
  2. Receive confirmation email – if applicable, it will include further steps.

IF APPLICABLE

  1. Schedule Phone or Video Conference Interview
  2. Complete the Flippen Profile
  3. Schedule In-Person Interview
  4. Schedule In-Person Panel Interview
  5. Hiring Decision