HWS is the anchor institution for Geneva 2020, a collective impact initiative that harnesses the resources of the entire Geneva community—nonprofit organizations, businesses and individuals—to support the education of Geneva’s children from “cradle to career.” Geneva 2020’s goals are to ensure that every child enters school ready to learn, every child is supported and engaged and succeeds in school, and that every graduate attains employment or a post-secondary credential. Key areas in achieving these goals are literacy success, STEAM success, improving the graduation rate and college and career readiness.
Working closely with the Director of the Center for the Community Engagement and Service Learning, the Program Manager is the critical point person in managing key institutional relationships, including HWS and the GCSD, and a volunteer structure that includes key leadership from across Geneva. The Program Manager will also facilitate programs and events that cohesively address the goals of Geneva 2020, and build a robust level of communitywide engagement through broad communications outreach and the cultivation of relationships representing the education, business, faith, non-profit, philanthropic, and civic sectors. Geneva 2020 is the most visible component of the Colleges’ partnership with the Geneva community, a partnership that has been recognized as a national model for higher education’s engagement with its home community.
Responsible for carrying out the grant-funded work plan and compile student success metrics and indicators of community commitments through publication of annual Community Report.
Build awareness of opportunities for cross sector engagement with Geneva 2020 and manage system to secure “community commitments”.
Coordinate HWS Colleges’ Geneva 2020 “College Bound” commitment, which engages 500 local youth in College 101 programming over three days.
Work with Geneva 2020 Action Teams:
Literacy Action Team to develop community-led efforts to reduce summer slide and promote reading and writing to increase literacy rates.
Attendance Action Team to develop community-led efforts to increase overall attendance rates, with a special focus on chronic absence rates in the Hispanic community.
College and Career Readiness Action Team to develop community-led efforts to boost FAFSA completion and increase career awareness and preparation at Geneva High School.
STEAM Action Team to develop community-led efforts to create stronger data-driven STEAM opportunities throughout the district.
Kindergarten Readiness Task Force (a group aligned with Success for Geneva’s Children) to support success in participation rate of Parental Appraisal of Children Experiences (PACE) and analysis of results and actionable strategies.
Communicate with local, statewide and national organizations that highlight best practices in collective impact (Success for Geneva’s Children, The Strive Partnership, NYS Cradle to Career Alliance) and provide related representation at meetings and forums.
Attend StriveTogether Conference
Convene Geneva 2020 Advisory Board quarterly, provide representation at sub-committee meetings
Coordinate HWS Summer Academy – two/three week college emersion program in July for economically dis-advantaged academically motivated GHS students.
This is a full-time, 12-month, administrative position that is both grant funded and benefits eligible. The hours are 8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. daily but incumbent must be flexible with work schedule and work hours. This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.
The successful candidate will have earned a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and have 5-7 years public service and educational leadership experience. Applicants must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and have the ability to work collaboratively with people in diverse settings. Individuals who have a strong record of demonstrating initiative and planning/organizing will be given priority in the selection process.
About Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Located on 195 acres in the heart of New York State?s Finger Lakes Region, Hobart and William Smith are independent liberal arts colleges distinctive for providing highly individualized educations. Guided by an interdisciplinary curriculum grounded in exploration and rigor, the Colleges prepare students to think critically. In partnership with the Geneva and global communities and through robust programs in career development, study-abroad, service, leadership and athletics, the Colleges foster an environment that values global citizenship, teamwork, ethics, inclusive excellence, and cultural competence.Under the mentorship of faculty, Hobart and William Smith students gain the necessary clarity to be competitive when seeking employment. They win prestigious fellowships like the Rhodes, Gates Cambridge, Udall, Fulbright and Goldwater. They gain admittance to the best graduate programs in the country. They go on to lead lives of consequence.