High School Manager

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High School Manager

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New Posting - 8/18/21

Position Purpose

The Goodman Community Center is actively recruiting for the postion of High School Manager to join our Youth Program.The High School Manager handles day to day operations of Goodman Community Center’s High School CLC program, serves as a school day liaison to connect school day learning to out of school programming and work in collaboration with the Assistant Director of Youth Programs to ensure all CLC initiatives and other GCC program goals and outcomes are met during the year.

Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and completed GCC employment application to be considered for the position. Questions may be directed to gcchr@goodmancenter.org.

Job Description


  • Manage daily programming of the LOFT High School Program to ensure a high quality program is maintained.
  • Supervise the coordination of Goodman’s high school out-of-school programs.
  • Work with the Assistant Director of Youth Programs to plan school year and summer programming, using best practices in expanded learning opportunities, positive youth development and youth-adult partnership as a guide.
  • Supervise the implementation of Girls Inc, MERIT, and Fit Youth Initiative programming within high school programs at GCC.
  • Lead high school outreach efforts to encourage enrollment and participation in LOFT program offerings.
  • Support and maintain a consistent and effective 8th to 9th grade transition program in collaboration with the Middle School Manager and Assistant Director of Youth Programs.
  • In collaboration with TeenWorks Coordinator, High and Middle Coordinators, Purgolder Enrichment Coordinator, and Club Facilitators, provide leadership for the development and implementation of weekly lesson/tutoring plans.
  • Meet bi-weekly with the Assistant Director of Youth Programs to ensure that lesson plans are linked to school day learning goals, academic and Social Emotional Learning competencies.
  • Monitor and share program, staff, volunteer, and/or family successes or concerns to the Assistant Director of Youth Programs on a consistent basis.
  • Develop and support partnerships with other agencies, programs and institutions that align with the mission, goals and outcomes of the GCC high school programs
  • Maintain regular communication with GCC partners, schools and associated MMSD district staff to build and support a stronger program.
  • Monitor interactions with youth and work with staff on positive language, positive behavior management, and problem solving.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Case Management and Family Engagement:
  • Provide structure and oversight for academic case management for high school staff through regularly reviewing and training staff on student portfolio policies, systems, and expectations.
  • Provide leadership for establishing connections with families of high school youth; communicate consistently with families about program calendars, family events and case management.
  • Coordinate the collection and updating of all student portfolios.
  • Promote skill building, mentorship and positive attitudes through Goodman’s values.
  • Provide college and career education and exploration opportunities while connecting youth to post-secondary resources.
  • Participate in planning and implementation of GCC wide family engagement programming, program orientations, and center-wide events as planned throughout the year.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Work with GCC Volunteer/Office Manager to recruit, develop, steward and support academic tutoring, mentoring, club and special event volunteers.
  • Support the staff’s day-to-day work by providing timely feedback and communicate program successes and concerns to the Assistant Director of Youth Programs.
  • Facilitate weekly high school team staff meetings.
  • Provide day to day supervision of AmeriCorps members and serve as team lead among high school program staff at GCC.
  • Attend required meetings and conferences including, but limited to team meetings, supervisor meetings, and etc.
  • Represent GCC youth and teen programs on committees or delegate to one of the program coordinators when appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Maintain High School youth’s files and ensure all required paperwork and other permissions and approvals are on hand, as needed throughout the year.
  • Prepare and complete program related reports and documents as required.
  • Update electronic files and folders regularly with materials and documentation pertinent to high school youth and LOFT programming.
  • Communicate regularly with LOFT and GCC staff through a variety of means, including sending, checking and responding to email regularly and consistently.
  • Monitor academic progress throughout the school year to ensure accurate reporting and data collection is taking place.
  • Participate in annual budget process and manage the approved program budget to ensure appropriate and allowable expenditures.
  • Support the program promotion and visibility through ensuring that staff are contributing to the EastSide News, events and social media.
  • Work with the MS Manager to compete all reporting requirements for the Fit Youth Initiative program.
  • Become familiar with CitySpan to record and track attendance, program activity, and case management for youth in program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Youth Programs and the Director of Programs and in consultation with the HR Director, make hiring decisions and execute other personnel transactions including but not limited to merit increases, promotions/demotions, dismissals, and etc.
  • With the Assistant Director of Youth Programs and the Director of Programs set performance goals and coach and mentor direct and indirect reports.
  • Evaluate the performance of direct and indirect reports through GCC’s performance evaluation system.
  • Encourage direct and indirect reports’ professional development.
  • Review and approve payroll related transactions for direct and indirect reports as necessary, including but not limited to timecard review and approval, time off request review and approval, and etc.
  • Perform to the standards of GCC’s leadership values and competencies.


  • Three or more years working in an out of school time setting or with High School youth in program planning, environment design, and staff supervision.
  • Working knowledge of positive youth development.
  • Experience working with adolescents in group settings.
  • Experience working with economically, racially, and ethnically diverse populations.
  • Educational background in, or experience working with teachers and staff in an academic setting.
  • Competency using basic office software such as the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work as a team, take on a leadership role, and maintain a positive work environment, while supporting staff and enforcing Center and program rules consistently.
  • Commitment to GCC’s mission and values.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Special Requirements

  • Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and clean driving record.
  • Willingness to be trained and drive a 15 passenger van.
  • Ability to work non-standard hours (evenings and weekends) to support programming as necessary.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work with students in-person to deliver programming and participate in in-person team and other meetings.
  • Ability to use computers daily in an interactive manner for extended periods of time as necessary.
  • Ability to work in multiple environments (i.e. working in schools to develop opportunities, work station at GCC, and remotely as needed).
  • Ability to sit and/or stand for an extended period of time.
  • Ability to lift, push, pull up to 15 pounds occasionally.


  • B.A. in Education, BSW or a related field.
  • Knowledge of Madison resources, regional options for post-secondary education, and a diverse range of enrichment activities.
  • Knowledge of WI Common Core State Standards.