Jumpstart - Montclair, NJ4.5

Site Manager - Montclair State University
Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community volunteers to work with preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Through a research based curriculum, Jumpstart children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late. Join us to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed!

The Site Manager is a full year position. The primary responsibility of the Jumpstart Site Manager is to implement high quality programming by overseeing the day-to-day operations of the program and to support child outcomes. The Site Manager recruits, trains, and manages college students serving as part-time AmeriCorps members and volunteers to work with preschool children from under-resourced neighborhoods. This Site Manager position reports to the Senior Site Manager.


Early Childhood Education and Training:
Facilitate Jumpstart training series for members; adapt or develop training content for members when necessary
Observe Jumpstart sessions to monitor the quality of interactions between members and children and the implementation of planned curriculum
Provide coaching and feedback to members based on observations
Observe and support planning meetings to monitor the quality of team collaboration, meeting facilitation and the design of curriculum to be used in Jumpstart Sessions
Work closely with teachers and preschool center directors, negotiating aspects of program implementation
Program Management
Plan and manage recruitment process; interview and select all members for site
Support members in the completion of expected hours requirements
Provide members and Team Leaders with systematic supervision and support, consistent and responsive management, and clear ongoing communication
Prepare and submit reports on site fiscal and programmatic performance to national office
Provide support and representation at AmeriCorps sponsored events or stakeholder events/meetings
Develop and manage content for the Jumpstart member online platform, MyJstart
Ensure management of data collection, entry, and compliance
Campus and Community Partnerships
Build and manage high quality Preschool Program Partner relationships
Cultivate and manage campus relations to ensure sustainability and success of the program on campus
Work with campus-based faculty, staff, and administrators who can assist with Jumpstart member training and recruitment, student supports, and higher education partner relationships
Build and manage high quality community partner/stakeholder relationships

Bachelor’s degree
2-3 years of prior work experience
Strong organizational, management and leadership abilities
Ability to prioritize and multi-task in order to meet key tasks as scheduled
Competency in Microsoft software, especially Outlook, Excel, Word, and Power Point
Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with community partners, preschool staff, and the general community
Commitment to Jumpstart’s core values: learning, connection, determination, joy and kindness
Ability and willingness to travel to assigned locations/sites as necessary
Experience and comfort working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and communities
Preferred or Ideal

Background or experience in an early childhood setting
Prior work experience in a higher education setting and/or managing college students
Prior experience/interest in social justice, or diversity, equity, and inclusion work
Prior experience in supervising others; including ability to provide verbal and written feedback
Experience working in New Jersey or New York urban environments
Ability to manage basic fiscal matters such as budgets
Requires significant evening/weekend work at specific times during the program year
Significant local travel required
Approximately 15 – 20% local travel

September 2018

Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

Salary — $47,500; along with competitive benefits and a great work environment