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Special Projects Manager
Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network
September 2019

The Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network (GSAN) seeks a Special Projects Manager to lead the planning and implementation of the organization’s quality improvement initiatives and events. The manager will oversee statewide systems of quality, including planning, budgeting, and overseeing the Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development (ASYD) Quality Coaching system and Awards, developing quality improvement supports for youth development professionals, and connecting quality to policy.

The Organization: The Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network (GSAN) is a public-private collaborative dedicated to advancing, connecting and supporting quality afterschool programs to promote the success of children and youth throughout Georgia. GSAN’s mission includes providing access to professional development, best practices, and enrichment for current programs, engaging families, communities, businesses, and local and state leaders while educating them on the positive impacts of afterschool programing, and supporting the development of policy priorities and advocacy strategies at the local, state, and federal level. Since 2013, Voices for Georgia’s Children (Voices) has served as GSAN’s fiscal sponsor and home. Voices develops policy recommendations, educates and engages the community, organizes advocates, and educates agency staff and elected officials to achieve change. Visit www.afterschoolga.org and www.georgiavoices.org for more information.

Responsibilities of the Special Projects Manager

  1. Administer and grow a system of professional learning and technical assistance for youth development providers across the state, including managing Quality Coaches, tracking and analyzing data, and coordinating training.
  2. Analyze quality improvement data and trends to inform policy recommendations and future initiatives.
  3. Support the Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development (ASYD) Initiative, including supporting state agency partners, promotion of quality standards, and conference planning and implementation.
  4. Manage GSAN and ASYD events, including budgeting, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  5. Manage the Georgia ASYD communications, including drafting monthly newsletters and website updates.
  6. Manage innovative learning models for youth development providers, such as online learning.
  7. Serve as the Georgia Affiliate leader for the National Afterschool Association.
  8. Represent GSAN at community and statewide meetings related to quality improvement.
  9. Provide other support as requested.

Supervision: The Special Projects Manager will be supervised by the GSAN Director. Voices and GSAN foster a team environment where most projects engage multiple members of the staff to achieve excellence in logistics, communications, and public relations.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate must be a self-starter who brings creativity and vision to the task and takes initiative in seeking information from state agencies, nonprofit partners, and state and national associations. Candidate should possess the following:


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, youth development or a related field and at least four years of experience in a nonprofit or educational setting; a Master’s degree may substitute for two years of experience
  • Demonstrated experience with managing budgets and contracts and supervising staff
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, using flowcharts, spreadsheets, timelines, etc. that can be shared with partners and senior staff
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions for continuous improvement, and utilize data to inform practice
  • Committed to working collaboratively with multiple organizations and responsive to their input and experience
  • Strong team player with collaborative and flexible work style
  • Values working in a small organization and maximizing his/her resources and talents for the team


  • Children’s policy issues, particularly youth development and education
  • Providing professional development and/or technical assistance and developing training curriculum
  • Specific experience promoting educational equity and quality
  • Public administration, including knowledge of Georgia state agencies

Compensation: This is a full-time position. Salary range is $48,000-$60,000 depending on education and experience. The organization provides benefits including health insurance, dental and vision care, life and disability insurance, 401k retirement plan, generous vacation leave, sick leave and holiday schedules.

Application: To apply, send your resume and cover letter to klandes@georgiavoices.org, with “Special Projects Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive. Deadline for applications is October 11, 2019, if position is not filled by then. The candidate should be available to start no later than mid November.