Senior Program Specialist, Learning Communities for School Success (LCSSP)

Save the Children - Twentynine Palms, CA (30+ days ago)4.2


The Senior Program Specialist, LCSSP supports the delivery of Save the Children’s Protection and Psychosocial Support Programs in Morongo, California. This position will provide operational and technical support for programs in Morongo Unified School District. The Specialist records beneficiary information, program expenses, and ensures program materials are supplied to the partners, monitors program progress. S/he is responsible for supporting the immediate needs assessment, partner identification, training, program implementation, ongoing technical support and management of psychosocial support programs.

As a frontline representative of Save the Children, the position holder is required to ensure safety and protection of children and families that s/he comes in contact with and represent the agency values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.

What You’ll Be Doing

Exercise independent judgment and discretion on significant matters related to functional area
Requires little supervision on routine work assignments, but may require supervision to review work progress and results on non-routine work assignments
General regulations exist, but incumbent must interpret the regulations. The "what" and "how" are provided, but must always interpret the "how"
Lead the management of Psychosocial Support Programs (45%)
Assist with building and maintaining relationships with schools, partners and state contacts.
Participate in related meetings and conference calls to support the psychosocial program efforts.
Help manage periodic program reporting.
Manage logistics for program trainings.
Manage, compile and input program pre- and post-surveys.
Track and report program expenses.
Conduct site visits and regular program fidelity checks.
Bi-weekly coordination with psychosocial program lead to report on fidelity checks/site visits.
Performs other duties as requested by program leadership.
Assist with Program Implementation :( 25%)
Serve as immediate point of contact for
Collect and record beneficiary counts and evaluations from partners on a monthly basis and/or quarterly basis.
Input beneficiaries into Save the Children’s beneficiary tracking
Facilitate district wide Parent Cafes twice a year.
Assist with trainings on protection and psychosocial support issues (25%)
Participate in Save the Children protection and psychosocial support trainings.
Facilitate the trainings for school staff and parents as and when needed.
Operational Support (5%)
Provide operational support to the program as required to ensure the smooth running of the program to include such things as ordering supplies, equipment and organizing events.
Perform other tasks as requested.
Required Qualifications

You have a minimum 5-7 years' experience in community engagement, partnership building, and project management.
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Early Childhood, Social Work, Mental Health, or a related field.
Professional level of technical or managerial knowledge, skills, and experience to manage the operational activities of a unit or team, or provide the technical and management support related to various size programs, grants or projects.
Preferred Qualifications

Speaks Spanish fluently
What’s In It for You

Meaningful work, with a knowledge that you are changing the lives of children all around the world
A family friendly work environment
Highly collaborative and innovative teams
Generous paid vacation days, holidays, family leave days, and sick time
Healthcare plans including medical, dental, and life insurance
Retirement savings account with matching company contributions
Structured and formalized management development and coaching programs for mid and senior level managers
Extensive e-learning opportunities on a variety of topics offered through our affiliation with several prestigious universities as well as language learning opportunities.

Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world's most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

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 Save the Children is 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. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.

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