Colorado Nonprofit Association

Corps for a Change Program Manager

Organization Overview: Colorado Youth for a Change (CYC) is an educational nonprofit organization with a statewide scope. CYC addresses barriers to learning by providing individualized support throughout pivotal stages of students’ education journeys. We provide a continuum of services from Prekindergarten through high school to help students find success through tutoring, case management, and outreach to help in-school youth remain in school or out-of-school youth return to school. We envision an equitable education system where each student has access to resources they need to maximize their own learning and growth. CYC’s organizational values are growth, integrity, community, and systemic transformation.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
CYC started Corps for a Change (C4C) in 2015 to increase preventative programming within the organization, with a focus on increasing student engagement and attendance. Corps for a Change is an AmeriCorps program that supports high school and middle school students by addressing barriers to learning and helping students increase a sense of belonging at school and in their community. The Corps for a Change program places caring, service driven members in schools to support students, helping them navigate academic and non-academic needs, with an emphasis on connecting students to mental health resources. In 2024, C4C became a part of the national Youth Mental Health Corps initiative, meaning all members gain valuable on the job experience, receive a stipend, and earn a Behavioral Health Assistant credential to advance their careers.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Corps for a Change Program Manager is responsible for fully integrating Corps for a Change into CYC’s culture and identity. This position is the C4C point person both externally and internally and guides the direction of the program as it grows while ensuring the detailed nuances of C4C funding regulations are met with thoroughness and integrity at every step. The C4C Program Manager is responsible for program reporting; ensuring CYC/C4C mission alignment; supervising two Corps for a Change Coordinators; coordinating and facilitating monthly member meetings; and supporting the annual grant reapplication process. The C4C Program Manager is responsible for ensuring successful partnership with Aurora Community College and managing member outcomes around the Behavioral Health Assistant credential progress and attainment. The chief duty in this position is to ensure CYC operates a successful Corps for a Change program – investing in the systems and service culture for the long-term growth of the partnership, while ensuring 100% administrative compliance. This position is full-time, Denver-based, with a salary of $60,000 annually with benefits.

Essential Functions

Member Support

Personnel Management

Program Management

Commitment to Organizational Culture and Values

Other Duties

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Minimum Qualifications