Kidsave gives children from orphanages and foster care, weekends and vacations with host families who help kids find adoptive families. Kidsave is a small organization that leverages volunteer involvement and partnerships to build replicable programs for moving children into adoptive families and meaningful relationships with trusted adults.
The Summer Miracles Program brings orphaned children to the United States for a five week stay during the summer with a host family. During that time and throughout the year, host families and Kidsave advocate to identify adoptive families for the children.
The Kidsave Summer Miracles Program Manager is responsible for all day-to-day aspects of the program, including year-round recruitment and management of host families and volunteer coordinators, program fundraising, management of program communications, tracking of youth and family files and measurement of program outcomes. The position involves weekend recruitment and advocacy activities, particularly during the 5-week summer period.
We are looking for a dynamic, outgoing manager to lead the Summer Miracles Program and continue to help children from Colombian orphanages and foster care find adoptive families in the United States.
Duties and Responsibilities
Community Development & Engagement - Recruit, train and engage volunteer coordinators in eight communities. Build volunteer leadership teams responsible for fundraising locally, recruiting families, managing summer events, and coordinating day to day needs with local host and visiting families. Motivate and coach the community to reach fundraising and program targets. Travel to communities for recruitment, training, and development.
Family Management - Initial point of contact for interested families. Liaison between volunteer coordinator and families for orientations, applications, fees and ongoing communication. Review family assessments and manage tracking of family information and applications. Manage and track visiting families to ensure protocols are adhered to and visiting families are supported.
Knowledge and Skills
Child Advocacy - Primary advocate for the children. Ensure that advocacy efforts are implemented for each child in the program.
Communications - Working with communications director, manage program communications and outreach efforts including print, website and social media, blogs, bios, video webinars and updates regarding children, events and activities.
In-Country liaison - Primary liaison with in-country partner on program elements including child referrals, child preparation, etc. Review child assessments (English/Spanish) and track all potential program participants.
Logistics - Ensure all travel logistics and medical coverage for participating children and chaperones are completed in a timely and organized fashion.
Fundraising/Events - Participate in advocacy and fundraising activities necessary to fund program. Attend summer events around the country and ensure all community and child specific advocacy events are always done in the best interests of the child(ren).
Ongoing Program Monitoring & Reporting - Ensure that weekly family reports are completed, and responded to in a timely manner. Manage weekly status reports with volunteer coordinators.
Issue Management - Manage any program, family or child issue that arises and involve the program director, in-country coordinator, social workers, chaperones, or officials as needed.
Volunteers & Interns - Screen, train and supervise Summer Miracles interns and volunteers
Monitor & Analyze Results - Manage data collection to track outcomes, enable evaluation and marketing of results.
Job Type: Full-time