Academic Programs Manager 

Full Time Position 

The Academic Programs Manager provides leadership to a team of passionate professionals and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of our different educational programs: Summer Bridge, Teen Club, Mentoring Program, ESL, Digital classes, and ADELANTE. The ideal candidate will be a strong written and verbal communicator, experienced in education, and proactive with solutions and adjustments.


  • Provide direct supervision to the Education Department Staff.
  • Provide direct supervision to the Education Department Staff and volunteers.

  • Recruit, screen, and interview applicants for positions in the education department.

  • Provide overall leadership by setting goals and objectives for all of ACLAMO’s educational programs.

  • Coach, mentor, and counsel members of the department and answer questions or give feedback to staff members as needed.

  • Work directly with members of the department to ensure educational activities and events are effective and cohesive within the larger education curriculum.

  • Conduct supervisory meetings at least twice a month with the entire department staff to review progress on program goals and objectives.

  • Supervise the Career Coach Coordinator as well as the Community Liaison.

  • Assisting staff in leading engaging and practical activities for students.

  • Assisting staff with the administration of assessments.

  • Assisting staff with developing supports for students to foster academic improvements, such as one on one tutoring or small group support.

  • Providing feedback on lesson plans and materials.

  • Facilitating teacher training and professional development opportunities.

  • Improve an established curriculum for the Education Department that targets set goals and objectives in literacy, math, science, and other core subjects.

  • Develop and implement programs to promote staff engagement in preparing English language learner children and parents for academic success.

  • Work closely with the Social Services Director to refer students/parents for information/referral and/or case management services.


  • Gather data and prepare performance reports to ascertain the success of all educational programs including monthly and annual reports.
  • Follow up staff to ensure students supports are effective, and if not, develop new, more pointed supports or seek out other resources.
  • Report to the Senior, Programs Director on the status of any and all Education programs.
  • Chair the Education Advisory Committee


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or equivalent from an accredited college or university.
  • At least two (2+) years of experience working with elementary, middle, or high school students.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to be a team leader, make meaningful decisions, and provide effective solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask, remain flexible, and work independently in a fast-paced environment with minimum supervision.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).


  • Proficient in Microsoft programs, e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Work with a variety of data management using standardized methods and job-related equipment including ability to enter and track client’s data.
  • Comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be detail oriented and possess strong organizational skills.
  • Work at establishing a base of trust with each resident or community member.
  • Accept residents and community members “where they are at” while working to assist them.
  • Be a passionate supporter of ACLAMO’s mission, vision and programs.
  • Observe confidentiality, privacy, and dignity of each person in the program


  • Must have and maintain a valid drivers’ license, automobile insurance and daily access to an automobile and cell phone.

  • This position requires occasional Saturdays and some nights and/or weekends.

  • This position requires visual and auditory acuity and the physical ability to ascend or descend ladders, stairs, and ramps among other physical abilities. Adjusting, lifting up, carrying up or moving objects up to 35 pounds in all directions. Standing or sitting for prolonged periods, walking and working on your feet for a minimum of 6 hours at a time.

    Must obtain the following three clearances:

• Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance;
• Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check; and
• Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check.