Hands on Atlanta
February 16, 2018
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We're committed to building a dedicated staff that reflects the diverse Atlanta community. We are looking for enthusiastic, experienced individuals who share in our passion for service and our civic pride.

Some more things you should know:

  • Our work matters and has a direct positive impact on our neighbors
  • We provide a competitive salary with generous health benefits
  • Our office is located West Midtown, one of the cities best neighborhoods for lunch, coffee, drinks, and shopping.
  • We enjoy a casual, but focused office atmosphere (we roll up our sleeves and get to work)
  • There's direct access to leadership team and opportunities for professional development

What you will do
As the Director of Programs, you will drive the strategic development, execution and ongoing refinement of Hands On Atlanta’s programs, ensuring an impactful experience for volunteers and community partners. Our programs address educational outcomes, literacy, STEM, child hunger, parent involvement and more. We achieve our community impact through partnerships with 150+ Atlanta-based nonprofits and schools.

This position reports directly to the CEO, is a member of the senior leadership team and serves as the primary programmatic liaison to the Board of Directors.

You Are
A lover of Atlanta and advocate for everyone in our community. You think big and have a knack for building win-win partnerships. You can effortlessly pair your personable and effective communication skills with your overall strategic approach to developing and managing programs.

You’re a realist and love the details. An excellent tactician who can see opportunities for growth. As far as you are concerned, anything worth doing is worth doing right. You stay focused and nothing falls through the cracks on your watch. You volunteer for new challenges without waiting to be asked. You’re going to take ownership of the time you spend with us and truly make a difference.

You Have

  • Significant experience as a program officer or senior leader in the nonprofit sector (10+ years)
  • A track record of success designing and implementing large-scale, school-based partnerships (5+ years)
  • The grit, determination and vision to get the job done
  • The team building, supervisor, and coaching chops to elevate a team of 7 full-time staff and 50+ AmeriCorps and part-time tutors (5+ years)
  • An ability to relate to and meet the needs of diverse stakeholders – from corporate executives to volunteers to nonprofit and school professionals
  • A “level head” that is calm, collaborative and solutions-oriented under pressure
  • Experience with budget development and oversight
  • Experience navigating Atlanta’s nonprofit and school landscape
  • The “growth mindset” to learn and find ways to improve our programs and processes
  • Knowledge of volunteer recruitment, management, and recognition best practices
  • Passion for Hands On Atlanta’s mission and the ability to thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced environment

Additional Information

  • FT/PT: Full-Time
  • Location: 600 Means Street, Atlanta GA 30318
  • Education Level: Bachelor's Degree +
  • Experience Level: > 10 years

OK, let’s talk
To become a member of Hands On Atlanta’s senior leadership team, you must strike the right balance between program officer and people manager. Make sure we can see your leadership superpowers in your cover letter and resume. Also, please include your salary requirement. While you can apply directly (see link below), why not get a warm referral…what better way to demonstrate your awesome networking skills.

What we are looking for

  • Experience Level: > 10 years
  • Education Level: Bachelor's Degree +

Additional Information
Contract type: Full-Time
Location: Atlanta, United States (30318)
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Experience Level: > 10 years

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