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Director, Programs & Classes (Full-time)

The Community House is looking for a Director, Programs & Classes responsible for the overall general management of Programs and Classes including leadership, strategic planning, and fiscal management. Responsible for developing and implementing innovative, high-quality educational programs, classes, camps, and activities including special events that meet the needs of the community and are in line with the budgeted goals and mission of the organization.


• Responsible for overseeing and achieving annual Programs departmental budget which includes Classes, Summer Camps, Dance and Theatre.
• Analyzes monthly financial results for Programs and adjusts forecast accordingly.
• Analyzes Programs expenses relative to revenue, cost and community interest and impact.
• Responsible for the following functions relative to educational programming:
• Determines community interests and needs; plans educational programs accordingly.
• Plans the overall scheduling of class terms and production schedules.
• Schedules dates, times and sets fees for classes.
• Develops quarterly Programs catalog.
• Plans and organizes mailings and other site distributions of catalogs.
• Oversees student registration and data base operations.
• Develops comprehensive progress reports on all active Programs endeavors and submits to President & CEO each week.
• Researches, plans, budgets, and implements additional/new special programming and events based upon community interest and available resources.
• Evaluates effectiveness of Programs offered consistent with the mission of The Community House.
• Reviews, assesses, and monitors student database management systems for current and future success.
• Oversees Programs staff including the Dance Academy, the Sarah Smith Youth Theater and Summer Camps.
• Ensures staff is properly trained and procedures in place for student database management.
• Plans and implements special events such as the Holiday Brunches and other pop-up events.
• Keeps abreast of other programs offered in the area and assures competitiveness within the field.
• Oversees the administration of nearly 200 program instructor (Independent Contractor) agreements.
• Ensures all department employees and contract staff meet The Community House standards for quality and customer service.
• Identifies, solicits and secures corporate and individual sponsors to underwrite cost of special events and programming.
• Develops and cultivates relationships and partnerships with community, civic and business organizations.
• Conducts 3-4 outside sponsor/partner calls or visits each week.
• Develops promotional material for programs/classes.
• Oversees special programs and class flyers, tickets and other print materials.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


• Undergraduate Degree. Graduate Degree a plus.
• 1-3 years education management (schools, camp, extra-curricular education).
• Experience managing a complex staff.
• Non-profit experience desired.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Solid phone and interpersonal skills.
• Strong community relations and networking skills.
• Ability to market the services of The Community House.
• Excellent organization and planning skills.
• Strong project management and analytical skills.
• Ability to work under pressure and meet required deadlines.
• Ability to handle numerous events simultaneously while maintaining a pleasant receptive demeanor.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
• Ability to learn internal software programs.
• Strong analytical skills.
• Ability to define problems, to gather relevant facts, and recommend appropriate solutions.
• Strong customer relations and conflict resolution skills.


  • E-mail your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to
  • Visit The Community House and complete an application in person
  • Fax your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to the Human Resources Department at 248.644.2476
  • Mail your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to The Community House
  • 380 S. Bates Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
  • Download our employment application

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