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SEL Program Manager

Job Description

Title: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Program Manager

Department/Location: Programming

Reports to: Director of Programs

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Primary Function:
The Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Program Manager is responsible for selecting curricula and managing the delivery and training of Social and Emotional Learning program with the goal to support students to develop healthy identities, manage emotions, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions. The SEL program also includes Bullying Prevention, Drug and Violence Prevention, Character and Leadership, Mentoring, and Health & Life Skills. SEL Program Manager will train and oversee SEL Coordinators and SMART Instructors who are responsible for the daily program implementation at the 13 clubs. The SEL Program Manager will be responsible for the systemic implementation of the SEL program including standards, staff development, program approach, and assessment (according to the structure of grant-funded programs) within the clubs.

This position is involved in engaging education and child development agencies as partners and measure evidence-based impact. This position will guide the assimilation of SEL programming into the club environment in partnership with Club staff, family members and community partners. The SEL Program Manager will train club staff in SEL methodologies and engage club staff in helping to identify members’ behaviors and programmatic gaps as a means to inform the strategic design of the Club-wide SEL initiative.

Key Roles (Essential Responsibilities):

  • Responsible for selection of full-time SEL Coordinators for the 7 stand-alone clubs and 6 part-time SMART instructors at the 6 school sites.
  • Maintain knowledge of current research regarding evidence-informed, best-practice approaches to SEL programming in an after-school environment serving at-risk youth, with focus on programs that promote the healthy development of the whole child.
  • Cultivate relationships with schools, colleges, universities, and local child development agencies as a means to enhance BGCPBC programs through the acquisition of new resources (revenue, Club- or partner-based programs, volunteers, materials, etc.).
  • Build strategic partnerships that raise the visibility of BGCPBC as a provider of quality SEL programming.
  • Work in collaboration with 21st CCLC Project Directors and Project FACT Manager to create an impactful BGC family engagement yearly program calendar with the goal to promote our member’s academic achievement.
  • Work directly with CFO in budget preparation, management and reporting financial outcomes.
  • Responsible for monthly deliverables and reports for DJJ, DOE, and OJJDP grants.
  • Responsible to compile audit documentation for DJJ, DOE, and OJJDP grants and be the lead for audit and monitoring visits.
  • Research potential grant opportunities and/or corporate sponsorships to sustain and grow the SEL programs.
  • Support the development of grant proposals upon request.

Program Development and Oversight:

  • Monitor program implementation at all 13 Clubs, working with staff and ensuring program fidelity and consistency.
  • Support and monitor the integration of community SEL partners within Clubs.
  • Integrate BGCA SEL programs, as applicable.
  • Participate in BGCPBC-wide continuous quality improvement by monitoring quality of program delivery, reviewing planned versus actual outputs and outcomes, and modifying activities as appropriate.
  • Promote members’ outcomes as part of departmental meetings and/or for marketing purposes.
  • Procure and secure materials across all Clubs.
  • Participate in regular meetings with Club staff.
  • Provide guidance and assist with other BGCPBC activities and events as assigned.
  • Participate in staff meetings as required.


  • Internal: Maintain close, daily contact with volunteers, staff and supervisor to receive/provide information and discuss issues.
  • External: Maintain contact and build relationships with community groups, schools external staff, volunteers and others to recruit or to assist in resolving challenges.

Skills & Knowledge Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Masters in related field preferred.
  • At least 3 years of experience in planning and implementing youth education and development programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for co-occurring projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision.
  • Experience working with at-risk youth.
  • A strong personal commitment to BGCPBC’s mission and vision.
  • Energetic collaborator skilled in building and facilitating relationships.
  • Ability to maintain and analyze data and effectively compile and write outcome reports.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequently required to drive.
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
  • Occasionally required to sit.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Moderate noise level.
  • Ability to speak, listen or hear the telephone, use calculator, computer, copier, and fax machine.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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