Naserian Foundation Early Childhood Program Manager (Regular/Full-time)

Job Division: Alliance Theatre

Department: Education
Reports To: Director of Education/Associate Artistic Director
FLSA: Exempt
Employment Status: Regular/Full-time

The Naserian Foundation Early Childhood Program Manager is responsible for managing and coordinating all in-school programming for Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten students and teachers. Programming will include working with educational partners such as Atlanta Public Schools Office of Early Learning, Sheltering Arms Early Education, and Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Work includes hiring and supervision of artists from all disciplines to design, implement, and improve arts integration residencies and workshops for early childhood educators and their students. The Early Childhood Program Manager reports to the Director of Education/Associate Artistic Director. Primary areas of work are: managing Georgia Wolf Trap Early Learning Through the Arts; designing arts-integrated pre-school, Pre-K and Kindergarten programming; reporting, documenting, and managing relationships.

• Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm

• Serves as Regional Affiliate Director of Wolf Trap Early Learning Through the Arts, ensuring quality of all GA Wolf Trap programs.
• Manages all arts-integrated in-school residencies for pre-school, pre-k, and K programs.
• Recruits, hires and trains teaching artists to deliver GA Wolf Trap programs in line with national and state standards in a variety of content areas.
• Collaborates with Institute staff on strategy and vision for school partnerships.
• Coordinates efforts for securing schools’ initial and continued participation in programs.
• Works with leadership and staff to craft a coherent, compelling message that demonstrates the significant value of GA Wolf Trap programs.
• Collaborates with teaching artists on curriculum for GA Wolf Trap residencies.
• Coordinates the collection and dissemination of both marketing data/statistics and research between research partners and local facilitators.
• Supports development team in grant writing and reporting.
• Collaborates with Alliance Theatre marketing and communications staff to develop promotional materials and to produce content for website, newsletter and other media as needed.
• Coordinates planning and assessment meetings of school-site coordinators, AA4L Institute teaching artists, classroom teachers, arts specialists, administrators, etc.
• Maintains accurate records and documentation, and prepares reports for all programs for which the position is responsible.
• Assists Director of Education in managing GA Wolf Trap budget; tracks expenditures; prepares memoranda of understanding with artists; initiates purchases and reimbursements; generates payment requests for artists and other vendors; assigns teaching artists to schools and organizes introductions.
• Plans and coordinates all pre-service work relating to GA Wolf Trap related programs.
• Collaborates with fellow divisions at WAC for WAC Educator Conference and other campus-wide professional learning opportunities.
• Plans and coordinates training opportunities for GA Wolf Trap Teaching Artists.
• Plans and coordinates teacher workshops for preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers.
• Facilitate meetings between Teaching Artists, Teachers, Arts Specialists, Administrators, and partner organizations.
• Conducts program site observations, collect qualitative and quantitative program data, document activities, maintain records and prepare reports.
• Maintains positive relationships with partners, teachers, artists, and volunteers.
• Develops program evaluation instruments, monitors feedback and produces reports as requested.
• Stays abreast of local, state and national issues, trends and best practices in early childhood arts and education.

Grant Administration
• Tracks budget and manages program expenditures relating to PNC Grow Up Great grant.
• Manages the preparation and implementation of contract agreements with outside vendors.
• Maintains comprehensive files (paper and digital) on artists and programs.
• Documents program activities using video and digital photography.
• Maintains and disseminates program data and reports as requested.
• Develops and monitors program budgets in collaboration with Director of Program Management,
• Orders program supplies and materials as needed,
• Contributes to website, newsletter and other media as needed.
• Manages meeting logistics and the preparation and dissemination of related materials,
• Other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience:
• Required—Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s degree in arts education or related field preferred
• Comprehensive understanding of Pre-K-12 education in general and arts-in-education specifically
• Significant experience in Pre-K-12 education
• Excellent project management skills; highly organized and detail oriented
• Knowledge and experience developing and delivering professional learning for artists and educators
• Able to work with diverse populations in both school and out-of-school settings
• Knowledge of Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards, Georgia Standards of Excellence, and curriculum design
• Sensitivity to, and deep understanding of, public school culture & climate
• Proficiency with office productivity software, digital and social media

Skills and Abilities:
• Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively; self-motivated team player
• Creative problem solver able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Some standing, walking, bending, frequent use of hands, stooping and light lifting (at least 10 pounds) is needed.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.