Assistant Program Director / Employment

June 30, 2022

Organization Name: Coyote Central

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Employment

Fee: Free


Annual starting salary range: $65,000-$75,000
Salaried, Full-Time, Exempt
Reports to the Program Director
Standard benefits include: $8,000 annual “bonus” (alternative to in-house health benefit plan); 2% company contribution to a Simple IRA (independent of any employee contribution); 15 days/yr of PTO to start (up to 25 days/yr after 4 years); 7 paid holidays, plus an additional break in December; 3 days of paid community service leave; 8 weeks paid Family Leave; plus a flexible schedule, a family of talented and inspiring co-workers, and service to a terrific mission.

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Coyote has a 30 + year reputation of putting professional tools in the hands of young folks, enabling them to discover just what they are capable of! In 2020 we opened the doors of our second site expanding our reach in the Lake City Neighborhood. The Assistant Program Director will be key in turning this site into the thriving creative hub we envision!

The Assistant Program Director (APD) is responsible for recruiting, hiring, and mentoring teachers while supporting the implementation of Coyote’s learning goals and strategies in core programming at Coyote North. They offer broad oversight of building use – including tools and equipment – and supervise the Coyote North Programming Staff. They play an active role onsite during programing at Coyote’s North campus. The APD is responsible for creating and stewarding relationships with relevant partners and community organizations in Seattle’s North End. Centering the needs of the community and potential partners, the Assistant Program Director designs new initiatives and partner programs that serve in mission-aligned and equitable ways with oversight from the Program Director.

Our ideal candidate is someone who:
– has a diverse perspective and lived experience
– is an effective leader, able to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
– is skilled in problem solving, strategic thinking, and creative exploration
– is personally committed to equity and inclusion with a willingness to self-reflect and continue learning
– is an excellent communicator that is capable of guiding and motivating a diverse group of folx
– has strong connections with the Lake City and/or North Seattle community
– is passionate about Coyote’s mission

We are looking for someone with experience:
– teaching, specifically in the arts
– managing and mentoring people
– evaluating programs using both qualitative and quantitative strategies
– scheduling complex or multisite programs
– using restorative justice for conflict resolution
– facilitating teacher training workshops
– pitching, installing, and/or coordinating public installations
– designing new programs

– Collaborates with the Program Director (PD) to ensure consistent programming is offered Coyote-wide
– Schedules and oversees core programming at Coyote North
– Mentors Coyote North teachers in course development, project design, and classroom management
– Leads communication with teachers at Coyote North
– Oversees Coyote North’s building materials, equipment, and supply needs
– Oversees Program Engagement Manager (PEM-N) and recruitment/ enrollment for Coyote North
– Leads logistical management for North Programming team
– Supports PEM-N in providing family and youth engagement and experience

– Develops relationships with relevant partners that expands our reach and solidifies Coyote in the North Seattle community
– Collaborates with PD and Development Director to identify and design deliverables for relevant funding opportunities to support new and existing programs at Coyote North
– Collaborates with PD to develop youth leadership programs and other new programs at Coyote North that meet the needs of the North Seattle community
– Oversees the material, equipment, and install needs for Coyote North partner programs
– Designs, schedules, and oversees partner programs and public art programs at Coyote North
– Ensures that all public art represents Coyote, its artists, and students in the best light possible

– Expands and manages Coyote’s North end teaching artist network and roster
– Leads the hiring, onboarding, and evaluation for Coyote North teachers
– Facilitates quarterly meetings/trainings for Coyote North teachers based on Coyote’s learning goals
– Collaborates with the PD to design and deliver bi-annual professional development for teachers Coyote-wide
– Leads classroom observations and reviews at Coyote North
– Collaborates with the PD and Operations Manager to gather regular feedback from teachers
– Collaborates with the PD to analyze quarterly data and feedback to revise program design, description, and delivery

– Supervises and mentors PEM- N and weekend interns as appropriate to enhance their performance
– Recruit, train, and oversee classroom mentors for Coyote North
– Spearheads and designs initiatives and norms that center community and keep Coyote’s culture vibrant
– Stewards community-based exercises for Coyote staff/teachers
– Ensures that Coyote culture is being upheld in all events, projects, activities, etc.

Coyote sparks creativity in young people, putting tools in their hands to build skills and forge their futures.

An equitable world powered by curiosity, creativity, and collaboration.

YOUTH IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT: The heart of what we do. We count on self-reliance to fuel curiosity and creativity.
FEARLESS EXPLORATION: We trust the process of taking creative risks. There is no one path and no one right answer.
REALIZING POTENTIAL: We rely on challenges and high stakes to encourage surprising outcomes and self-discovery.
EXPERTS AND BEGINNERS SIDE BY SIDE: We thrive in collaborative spaces where everyone is an equal partner in learning.
MAGNETIC CONNECTIONS: Our collective success is built on listening, powerful relationships, and igniting one another’s strengths.
HAVING FUN: Creativity is contagious. Spread the joy.

Coyote strives to lead with equity in everything we do. We acknowledge that our communities have been adversely affected by longstanding white supremacy and privilege, creating barriers in access to creative opportunities for low-income communities, immigrant and refugee communities, and communities of color. We aim to dismantle these barriers by engaging diverse voices in our decision- making processes and continually pursuing new knowledge about equity. We approach our equity work with respect, humility, and accountability, and with an organization-wide commitment to doing better.

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