Africatown Community Land Trust Program Manager - William Grose Center Seattle, WA · Full time

Africatown Community Land Trust (ACLT) seeks an experienced Program Manager to lead the William Grose Center for Cultural Innovation & Enterprise Center. The Program Manager will lead the planning and implementation of various education programs and establish relationship with neighboring higher education entities to bring learning programs into the community. The Program Manager may assist in contract negotiations, the development of grant applications or proposals, and manage direct reports (employees) in the day-to-day performance of program coordination and execution.



Africatown Community Land Trust is working for community ownership of land in the Central District. This can support the cultural and economic thriving of people who are part of the African diaspora in the Greater Seattle area. The Africatown Community Land Trust board is comprised of real estate professionals, business executives, entrepreneurs, business professionals and long-time community members from the Central District.



To acquire, develop, and steward land in Greater Seattle to empower & preserve the

Black Community.



Vibrant and thriving black communities through land ownership.



·      100% Employer paid Medical, Dental and Vision plans

·      Annual Medical Reimbursement $1,000

·      Ten Holidays Paid

·      Personal Holidays

·      Generous Vacation and Sick Time Off

·      Professional Development Assistance

·      Free Event Opportunities

·      Work with talented and skilled ACLT Employees and Partners

·      Contribute Positively to the Community 




The Program Manager position will initially report to ACLT’s Operations Manager and is responsible for program design, implementation, and evaluation. This position will ensure that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. ACLT is currently developing a diverse portfolio of program offerings that will range from education, business development, workforce development, support services, and many more.


The Program Manager will also partner across departments to plan a community-building event such as Back-to-School, Design Weekend, and Community Engagement. The successful candidate will possess a comprehensive understanding of the population needs, data-driven decision-making, and the ability to organize and manage administrative functions to document and present on program progress.



Typical duties may include: (Not an exhaustive list)



Typical duties may include but are not limited to the following.



•     Identify and develop programming and partnership opportunities to provide high impact programming at William Grose Center and other ACLT sites and/or partner locations

•     Facilitate/steward development of Africatown Innovation Tech & Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

•     Ensure programming and culturally responsive for target populations

•     Prepare and monitor budgets for programs' annual funding. This includes federal, county, state, and local government funds, which are subject to audit

•     Monitor government contract deliverables and assist with record keeping and audit preparation

•     Manage and enter data on program participants and populations served into the agency database

•     Produce detailed quarterly and annual demographic and service reports for several funders

•     May assist the Development Team with writing applications for funding, including government, foundation, and private sources

•     Build and maintain positive relationships with local community members and partners

•     Represent ACLT with respect and integrity


•     Set performance goals, monitor the quality of services and deliverables of direct reports, and provide coaching as necessary, supervision, and conduct annual staff performance reviews

•     Ensure resources available for direct reports are available for their success

•     Address performance deficiencies


•     Collaborate with the Operations Manager and CEO to develop and implement program policies and standard operating procedures; solicit employee and community members’ participation in setting policy and developing tools for evaluation

•     Welcome visitors from the community, including service providers and funders

•     Work with the volunteer group and attend meetings that include community and government members in the programs

•     Promote ongoing training and support around best practices in education, business development, workforce development, support services, health & wellness, and other relevant topics

•     Ensure team members are educated in program criteria and understanding of policies, processes, guidelines, and protocol for program participation

•     Maintain data quality for documentation and contract compliance

•     Submit narrative and outcome-based reports to the Operations Manager and CEO for funder review


•     Three plus years of experience in a program coordinator position with progressively increasing responsibility leading and managing program

•     Technical experience equal to a bachelor’s degree in education, interdisciplinary arts, or related field

•     Excellent written and verbal communication skills

•     Demonstrated success in leading program design, implementation, and evaluation

•     Knowledge of resources in the Greater Seattle Area and Black community needs and barriers

•     Demonstrable understanding of and commitment to small businesses and education programs for the black community

•     Commitment to ACLT’s mission, vision, and values

•     Solid computer skills in MS Office, Google Suite, and meeting platforms

•     Strong presentation design and delivery expertise

•     Ability to work both as a member of a team and independently

•     Valid Washington State Driver’s license

•     Reliable transportation


•     Five plus years of experience in the related area

•     Technical experience equal to an advanced degree in education, interdisciplinary arts, or related field

•     Prior experience working with small businesses, educational programs, or community-based program

•     Prior experience working in nonprofits or government agencies

•     Experience writing or implementing policy

•     Project management certification


$62,000 - $75,000 per year