Position Opening: Director of Academy | Northeastern Ohio

Position Opening: Director of Academy | Northeastern Ohio

To nurture and guide motivated young people in need
to become well-educated, career-ready men and women for others.


Deadline: Open until filled
Status: Regular full-time
Type: Mid-Level/Director Management Level
Location: Northeastern Ohio
Travel: n/a

Boys Hope Girls Hope addresses the achievement and workforce development gaps by acting as a bridge to opportunity. Founded in 1977 in St. Louis, Missouri, Boys Hope Girls Hope has helped scholars succeed in school and in life for more than 40 years. We partner with families that face significant social and environmental barriers which impede a child’s ability to realize his or her potential.

Boys Hope Girls Hope creates a strong community around the young people we serve. That’s why it is vital that our Network has dynamic team members with the knowledge, skills, and character to advance the mission and role model what success looks like for our scholars.

Position Overview

Director of Academy Program

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Northeastern Ohio is seeking an experienced, mission-driven, results-focused professional to join our team as Director of Academy. The Academy is an intensive out-of-school time program that delivers holistic, year-round opportunities for children in 6th through 12th grade. Upon successful completion of Academy programming, Scholars advance to our College/Career Success programs where their 10+ year partnership with Boys Hope Girls Hope continues through career launch.

Position Opening: Chief Program Officer | Northeastern Ohio 4
  • Lead all aspects of the Academy, serving 140+ Scholars in grades 6 -12, including development, implementation, and assessment of this unique out-of-school time program that takes place evenings, occasional weekends, and during the summer.
  • In collaboration with the Director of College Success & Career Success, and under the direction of the Chief Program Officer, design and manage a continuum of programming and developmental opportunities that support the whole child [learning, social-emotional, leadership, service, independent living]
  • Manage all third-party groups and community partners supporting Academy curriculum, including ongoing assessment of each partnership alignment with Boys Hope Girls Hope mission, values, and strategic goals.
  • Supervise three full-time Academy team members, 2-3 full-time AmeriCorps Members as well as hire, train, support, and supervise professionals who serve as part-time/adjunct instructors. Maintain a high level of interaction with instructors through curriculum design, instructional coaching, and program observation.
  • The Academy Director will generally be present at programming two evenings per week throughout the year.

This leadership role will require the selected individual to possess the following characteristics:

  • Proven experience building a cohesive team and facilitating success and completion of team goals
  • Strength in identifying areas for improvement and implementing solutions
  • Background/experience in out of school time programs preferred
  • Passion for the mission of Boys Hope Girls Hope
  • All qualified applicants should possess at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and 5+ years of relevant experience in educational leadership, project design, out of school time programs, and/or working with similar populations
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience leading and supervising professional team is critical.

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Boys Hope Girls Hope is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for any position applied for without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, age, disability, military service, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Federal, state, or local law.  Learn more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

The Boys Hope Girls Hope Network includes more than 250 team members,
including paid employees and long-term volunteers, working together to serve 1,200 young people
in 14 cities across the United States, Guatemala and Mexico.