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Program Director

Manchester Police Athletic League (MPAL)

The Manchester Police Athletic League (MPAL) is an independent nonprofit incorporated in 1992 to provide youth in the Manchester, NH area with a safe, structured environment and engaging programming to help them learn to make positive choices and become productive members of the community. MPAL strives to foster positive relationships between youth and police officers to break down barriers and generate respect between police and families. Programming is offered free of charge and includes a wide variety of athletics, life skills coaching, enrichment opportunities, and early-intervention programs for at-risk youth.

The Program Director is one of three executive staff responsible for ensuring MPAL’s sustainability and positioning the organization for growth. Key responsibilities include: volunteer recruitment, training, supervision, and retention; program policy and procedure development and enforcement; program design, implementation, and assessment; and coordination with the Program Assistant.

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience delivering or managing social service, education, or recreation programs
  • Sensitivity to the potential effects of adverse childhood experiences, poverty, discrimination, and other risk factors that impact youth and families
  • Appreciation of the value of volunteerism in delivering youth programming
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Google Workspace or Microsoft Office
  • Comfort learning new software independently (e.g. membership data & attendance tracking)
  • Driver’s License and personal vehicle or access to a reasonable alternative
  • Flexibility to work 1-2 weekday evenings per week and occasional weekend events
  • Collaborate with volunteer committee to develop plans for recruiting additional program volunteers
  • Onboard, train, supervise, and evaluate program volunteers
  • Partner with Executive Director, Development & Marketing Director, and board members to recognize volunteers
  • Develop policy and procedures for safe and effective program delivery, communicate them with staff and volunteers, and enforce compliance
  • Collaborate with Program Assistant on program scheduling and recruitment of program providers
  • Maintain accreditation of Juvenile Court Diversion Program
  • Cultivate relationships with youth service providers in the community and facilitate referrals to and from other providers
  • Evaluate and report program effectiveness and monitor program grant award compliance
  • Identify needs for new program offerings, design programs to meet needs, and coordinate implementation
  • Coordinate special events for youth members and families and support youth members in participating in community events and educational opportunities.
  • Periodically attend all regularly scheduled MPAL programs to support volunteers and evaluate programs in action
How to Apply:

Email letter of interest and resume to John Rainville, Executive Director:

Salary Type: Yearly
Salary Minimum: 52000.00
Salary Maximum 52000.00
Job Location:


Date Added: August 3, 2022

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