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Equity Program Director


Reporting to organization’s President - acting Executive Director, the Equity Program Director (EPD) is a key management leader of LAPPS responsible for leading in a manner that supports and guides LAPPS mission & objectives. The EPD will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for its programs and expansion. Will oversee, actively participate and implement the organization’s equity-advocacy empowerment programming efforts within the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) system. Develop and maintain strong relationships with advocacy, civic and policy organizations/partners. The EPD is responsible for managing our in-school direct-services Equity Angeles, empowerment training, parent-member direct services, partner development, strategic analysis and development, community outreach and empowerment of our Equity Community Manager (ECM).

Candidate-Qualifier Mission Statement

YOU, the candidate have a commitment to developing leaders, coalition-building and cross-functional collaboration towards a common goal. A team player first, positive attitude and mission driven: you have a mentality that nothing is given and everything is earned through work and effort. You are action-oriented, entrepreneurial and adapt: you are ready to roll your sleeves up. Transparent and high-integrity leadership is part of your DNA. You are passionate; you have a strong commitment to social advocacy & a systemic-change agent through individual and community empowerment with our public school educational system as the core. You are at ease with conflict-resolution and eager to find proper solutions. You are confident with a strong voice and comfortable in the role of a spokesperson. You embrace the responsibility and power that it comes with. You empower your community with it, you don’t abuse it. Above all, you are a steward of the organization’s mission and community’s values.

Duties & Responsibilities

·        In conjunction with acting-executive director the position will oversee staff and ensure ongoing programming excellence, effectiveness within the operations, management, communications, relationships and community outreach goals

·        Craft, cultivate, set up frequency and execute Equity Advocacy & Empowerment Training curriculum series and identify continuous development opportunities

·        Actively manage, train, engage, energize and motivate (when appropriate) LAPPS team-staff and volunteers, partnering organizations and funders. Lift up your community!

·        Assist strategic long term program planning, expansion goals and budgets with acting-executive director

·        Collaborate & develop parent-membership benefits, direct-services, levels, tools, manage lead-generation, activities and membership growth toward funnel development and empowerment

·        Create programs measurement tools, oversee data collection, quantify, interpret and evaluate outcomes for accountability and growth visibility

·        Represents the organization at public events, schools, conferences, leading activities and spokesperson roles. Attend relevant partnership meetings to connect with key stakeholders

·        Oversee marketing and communications efforts

·        Supervise ECM role for programming integration, planning, collaboration efficiencies and activations of event calendar

·        Develop & manage Equity Angeles program, reporting & communications process

·        Keep staff accountable and motivated to meet and accomplish quarterly progress toward goal completion

·        Other duties as assigned

Professional Qualifications and Desirable Skills

·        Detailed-oriented with excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal and written skills

·        At least 5 years of working experience in similar role: Nonprofit management, school educational system, fundraising, experiential, business/program-development, partnership-marketing and/or sales a plus

·        High-level strategic thinking and development

·        Ability to work independently, be flexible and manage multiple priorities with minimal supervision

·        Work well in a team-oriented environment and able to flourish relationships

·        Experience in meeting facilitation and/or community relations

·        Experience leading public presentations, trainings and speaking engagements

·        Computer proficiency in MS Office suite and other pertinent programs

·        Candidate must be open to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends



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