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Martha O'Bryan Center

Vice President of Children & Youth

Martha O'Bryan Center


Job Summary

The Vice President of Children & Youth provides strategic leadership to MOBC’s children and youth programming in partnership with the Chief Operations Officer and executive team, including serving as the primary visionary, management—supervision, and support for agency programs and services. Key areas of responsibility are agency planning, implementation, and integration; grants and contracts; data and evaluation; community partnerships; contract compliance; and professional development for program leaders.

Job Responsibilities


  • Leads MOBC’s children and youth programming. This includes overseeing our new Early Learning Center, MOBC’s elementary and middle, out-of-school time programming (6 sites), High School Academic Student Unions (3 sites), and Post-Secondary Success Initiative. In total, our education continuum serves more than 1500 students per year.
  • Direct management—supervision of three Senior Leaders: (Director Early Learning, Senior Director Elementary and Middle School, and Senior Director High School and Post-Secondary). Responsible for interviewing, hiring, and training; planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding, and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Works with Senior Director of Data and Evaluation to track and analyze program performance. Oversees compliance. Ensures programs and services reach anticipated outcomes and impact.
  • Reviews programs in effort for quality improvement. Regularly visits sites and reviews files.
  • Strengthen and enhances the fidelity of program models. Oversees the overall direction, coordination, professional development, and evaluation of teams and departments.
  • Works to increase consistency and quality in customer experience. Ensures all programming sites and services are warm, inclusive, creative, safe, and inspiring.
  • Helps grow and launch new children and youth initiatives and opportunities, including MOBC’s new early learning center, to be launched in 2023. Directly leads once successfully launched and operationalized.
  • Ensures all Center programs are in line with the mission by overseeing the implementation, and evaluation.
  • Works collaboratively and facilitates flow of information and integration by attending and/or conducting meetings with other Martha O’Bryan Center staff members, partners, and others.
  • Provides regular reports and assistance to the COO. Ensures program and service accountability through clearly defined objectives/outcomes and regular reporting.
  • Represents and promotes the Center at various meetings and community functions by developing and maintaining relationships with neighborhood residents, local representatives, community partners, and other public officials.
  • Assists in monitoring expenditures to ensure the operations of the Center are within the approved programmatic budget; make recommendations to the COO for approval of expenditures or reductions in order to comply with budgetary requirements.
  • Research funding opportunities and writes proposals for grant requests in partnership with the COO, Senior Director of Data and Evaluation, and MOBC’s grant writers.
  • Works closely with the Human Resources department on personnel management issues relating to assigned departments.
  • Provides direct support to the COO. Assists in filling in during the absence of the COO.
  • Other duties may be assigned



Minimum Qualifications  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Three or more years of supervision and program management experience in a non-profit organization; supervising multiple teams and team leaders simultaneously.
  • Background in representing a $3 million or less budget.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Education or related field.

The above qualifications express the minimum standards of education and/or experience for this position. Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may be taken into consideration.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong people skills; excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Maintains credibility through sincerity, honesty, and discretion.
  • Exercises good and consistently fair judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with the staff and public in giving and obtaining information.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with internal and external constituents.
  • Ability to plan and direct the work of others.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong time management skills; uses time effectively; consistently meets deadlines.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Maintains an elevated level of confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
  • Documents regularly, thoroughly, accurately, and completely.
  • High level of detail and accuracy.
  • Computer literate, including familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, database, desk top publishing software, email, and the internet.

Additional Information


Medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance plans, 401(k)-retirement match plan.

How to Apply

Please apply HERE


  • Date Posted: April 24, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: $85000.00 - $110000.00