Program Advisor, Direct Implementation (P3)

Save The Children

Morongo Valley, CA 92256

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description


Staff whose work requires or potentially could require any in-person interaction with Save the Children colleagues, partners, or beneficiaries must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless otherwise required by law. Save the Children complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.


Save the Children’s U.S. Programs (USP) division is committed to ensuring that all children in rural America have a healthy, strong foundation to thrive as learners and in life. Our goals are to increase kindergarten readiness and grade-level literacy and math proficiency for children in under-resourced rural communities. We do whatever it takes to be there for children in times of crisis; helping children and families recover from their losses and build resilience for years to come.

Save the Children is seeking an Advisor, California Direct Implementation. In this role, you will oversee programming at 13 direct implementation sites in Morongo and Barstow school districts. You will ensure programming aligns with ASES, district strategic plans, and Save the Children’s afterschool and summer program standards. You will also supervise 3 Lead Associates; supporting the effective provision of training, technical assistance and program monitoring to achieve target results.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Program Quality (50%)

+ Visit each site on a regular basis to observe and monitor site progress and provide appropriate training and technical assistance

+ Review and analyze program data regularly and address as needed

+ Build capacity and delegate when appropriate data analyses, training and technical assistance and operations support to the Data Coordinator

+ Draw on the support of the Deputy Director, The Education Specialist, to ensure high-quality program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

+ Ensure regular parent events and activities to create community ownership; build capacity, and provide parenting skills and support.

Partnership Management – 25%%

+ Provide support to align the after school program with Common Core state standards, District Local Education Agency Plans, school strategies, School Improvement Plans and School Wellness Plans.

+ Meet regularly with district and school leaders and teachers to develop program ownership and long-term program sustainability.

+ Regularly participate and present in ASES Region 10, county, district, school and local meetings and workshops

+ Manage partner subaward budgets, and track and oversee expenditures

Staff Management – 25%

+ Directly supervise Data Coordinator, Program Specialists, and other direct implementation part time employees

+ Clarify performance objectives, provide regular performance feedback, identify areas and provide resources for improvement, and manage disciplinary action as appropriate and needed per SC HR Policies and Procedures

+ Plan staffing needs and coordinate with the HR Manager to recruit and onboard new employees.

Required Qualifications

+ Minimum of a Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience, plus at least 5 years of relevant experience

+ Professional proficiency in MS Office suite

+ Professional proficiency in spoken and written English

+ Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals and teams at all levels, both internally and externally

+ Demonstrated commitment to fostering and maintaining an environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging

+ Ability to travel within the state up to 50%

+ Experience managing others

Why you should join the Save the Children Team…

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

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About Save the Children

No matter your role when you join Save the Children, each and every day you will challenge yourself to devote your skills, talent and expertise to changing the world for kids. It’s an ambitious goal, and a meaningful one no matter how you see yourself professionally: an accountant, a writer, a data analyst, a teacher, a driver, a designer, or any one of the hundreds of dozens of roles we’re looking to fill every day.

You see, Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond. As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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