Job Description

Academic & Arts Manager Job Description 

Position Overview: The Academic & Arts Manager plays a pivotal role in driving the educational enrichment and artistic programs of Boys & Girls Clubs of the ValleyThe Academic & Arts Manager is responsible for the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of education and arts-based initiatives that align to the Formula for Impact, Academic Success priority outcome area. 

Direct Reports: Arts Coordinator 


  • Leads the design and implementation of programs in the Academic Success area, including arts, and integrate academic enrichment strategies into the Club environment utilizing BGCA and locally developed resources. 

  • Reviews curriculum and develop systems to maintain consistent, high-quality programs and services that support academic enrichment and skill development through a trauma informed, strength-based approach. 

  • Guides program delivery, ensuring that programs are delivered effectively, and desired outcomes are achieved.  

  • Plans and implements multiple phases of AmeriCorps members service, including recruitment, onboarding, program processes, deadlines, and milestones to achieve overall key performance measures related to Academic Success. 

  • Monitors participant engagement, evaluate program effectiveness, and utilize continuous quality improvement practices  

  • Support the organization of events, workshops, and collaborations that enrich the cultural and educational offerings of the organization. 

  • Coordinates with Club leadership, community partners, higher education institutions, art-based organizations to expand opportunities available to Club youth, and that improve programming, staff training opportunities and/or access to services. 

  • Collaborates with Data & Evaluation team to collect and evaluate regular data on program engagement and outcomes. 

  • Represent the organization at relevant events and conferences to showcase program achievements. 



  • High School diploma or GED 

  • Current Arizona Driver’s license 

  • Minimum of 6 months youth development and program development experience 

  • Minimum of 6 months grants management, program assessment, data analysis, and reporting experience  

  • Familiarity with current trends in arts and education, including innovative out-of-school time facilitation methodologies and technology integration 

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders 

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and mentor various teams 


Application Instructions

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