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Director of Programs @ All Stars Project

Title: Director of Programs

Job Location: All Stars Project of Chicago (ASP of Chicago)

Status: Full-Time, Exempt, Hybrid

Reports to: Vice President / Director, All Stars Project of Chicago

Salary Range: $75,000-$90,000

Job Summary

The Director of Programs plays a key role in the growth ASP of Chicago through the development and

execution of All Stars development programs and is a part of the ASP of Chicago Leadership Team. The

Program Director will manage ASP of Chicago’s youth development programs in alignment with the

performance-based approach to human development established by and practiced at the All Stars Project.

Programs include: the Development School for Youth (DSY) and summer internship programs; performance

workshops; community outreach; alumni engagement; Afterschool Development Working Group and

volunteerism with the programs. The Program Director partners with the VP/Director of Chicago to ensure the

quality of all Chicago program activities, and will lead, manage and develop program staff and volunteers to

create vibrant programming for underserved young people and adults across Chicago.

Job Responsibilities

Program Management

• With the VP/Director, design, create and execute program plans for the ASP of Chicago.

• Lead the implementation of a vibrant outreach program to attract new students to ASP’s youth

programs, participating with the team in its delivery.

• Lead the set up and execution of the DSY program and all associated components. This includes

outreach and recruitment, interviews and enrollment, program production, corporate relations,

internship placements and onboarding, and related special events.

• Work with team on the production of all youth performance workshops and special events. This

includes identifying and securing venues, presenters, speakers, instructors, and business leaders and

ensuring the smooth execution of each event.

• Manage summer internship placement and onboarding process, and relationships with internship


• Produce quality communications with constituents including students, parents and families, alumni,

program associates and relationship managers, volunteers, philanthropic partners, community and

afterschool partners and internship supervisors.

• Work with the staff, volunteer and alumni teams to produce and conduct performance workshops in the

Chicago community with community partners.

• Manage annual programs budget.

• Create and deliver timely and accurate program data reports. Ensure that program plan benchmarks for

involvement and programming are met.

• Respond to other requests from VP/Director as needed.

Program Development

• Develop expertise in, and lead the advancement of the ASP’s performance-based approach to human


• Identify, cultivate and maintain partnerships with community leaders and organizations in the

afterschool field.

• Lead the team in expanding and developing volunteer participation in all programs, including host

trainings, corporate volunteer days, and overall program management.

• Partner with the Development (fundraising) Team in working with business leaders and cultural and

community organizations to participate in program activities and fundraising activities that interface with

program participants.

August 2023

• Recruit, train and manage a faculty of volunteers to support youth programs, including DSY Program

Associates. Partner with Senior Director of Development to lead DSY Trustees leadership body.

• Direct additional programming and performance-based initiatives in partnership with the VP/Director.

Management & Supervision

• Hire, direct and supervise program staff, including providing regular supervision, conducting

performance reviews, and creating onboarding and development plans.

• Work with program team to recruit and organize program alumni and ASP of Chicago volunteers who

help produce events and provide program support.


• Understanding of poverty-related issues and a commitment to creating growth and developmental

opportunities for inner-city youth in outside of school contexts

• Experience in relationship- and partnership-building

• Strong leadership and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact, communicate professionally, and

partner with individuals at all levels of the organization

• Strong intellectual curiosity, with keen interest in advancing ASP’s approach to human development

• Proven capacity to apply independent judgment in planning, prioritizing, and organizing multiple tasks in

a diversified work-load

• Four to seven years non-profit program management experience, including direct work with young

people and community connections

• Proven people management abilities, with experience in supervising full-time staff members and


• Strong verbal and written communication skills, and strong business acumen

• Comfortable working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment

• Established success working with board members and business leaders of organizations

• Experience working in databases, i.e., AirTable, NXT

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; Master’s degree/advanced certifications preferred

• Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and Saturdays when needed

• Valid driver’s license required, access to a vehicle is preferred (but not required)

• Providing proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required

About All Stars Project

The All Stars Project is changing the national dialogue about how to meaningfully impact the lives of people

growing up and living in poverty, and the role that “outside-of-school” plays in preparing inner-city youth for

success in their lives. At All Stars, inner-city youth participate in hip-hop talent shows, leadership training in

partnership with the business community, an internationally award-winning police-community relations

program, and more. We have transformed our unique, community-based and grassroots programs, founded in

NYC in 1981, into a growing movement reaching 10,000 inner-city youth and families each year in 6 cities, and

raising $11 million annually in private funding.

We have become one of the country’s leading Afterschool Development organizations, creating a new national

model that uses performance as our approach to helping kids and their families grow on and off the stage, and

bridge-building through volunteer and direct partnership initiatives between affluent supporters, their families,

and the youth of All Stars.

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