Program Manager, External/Professional Development Programs

Website Educational Video Center

The Educational Video Center ( is seeking an exceptional full-time Program Manager, External/Professional Development Programs. EVC is an award-winning non-profit youth media and social justice organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change.

EVC challenges structural inequities and harmful narratives that disadvantage young people of color in education, careers, and life. We do this by teaching documentary filmmaking to help young people thrive as learners, artists and social justice leaders; building the capacity of teachers and public schools to create youth-centered, culturally responsive classrooms; mobilizing youth-produced media to inspire action; and disrupting systems that harm BIPOC youth, their communities, and the world.

The Manager of External/Professional Development Programs (PDP Manager) is a core staff position at EVC that is responsible for integrating our educational model in schools and afterschool programs. In addition to other areas of professional growth, this role specifically includes opportunities to gain knowledge of and experience with educator professional development such as workshop facilitation, instructional coaching, and other supports. The PDP Manager will report to the Deputy Director, Programs and assist with the oversight of freelance media coaches and instructors. The PDP Manager will work at EVC’s offices in the West Village and partner school sites across NYC.


Support the development, management, and evaluation of a strong team of media coaches and instructors

Support the Deputy Director with recruitment, onboarding, and support of media coaches and instructors
Coordinate and otherwise support the cycle of observation, feedback, and professional growth planning for EVC coaches
Provide coaches and instructors with curricular resources and support to strengthen their work with teachers and in afterschool settings
Collect program updates from coaches regularly and provide feedback and support based on the needs of each site

Manage in-school EVC coaching activities and serve as main point of contact with school partners

Monitor EVC fulfillment of contractual obligations including coaching/instruction sessions, workshops, etc.
Communicate with school leaders and teachers regularly regarding program progress
Visit each site regularly to observe classes and meet with EVC coach/instructor and teachers to discuss practices and problem solve as needed
Collect teaching materials from coaches for each session completed
Track sessions and materials for each contract and submit documentation for invoices
Submit bi-weekly coach/instructor timesheets to EVC administration for payroll processing
Supervise completion and submission of final video projects
Ensure proper care, maintenance and inventory of EVC production and post-production equipment used by PDP
Write reports for work in schools for school leaders and funders
Collect program feedback from students, teachers, and media coaches
Assist in the management of Accounts Receivables for each project

Recruit new schools to PDP

Disseminate EVC’s PDP promotional materials at local conferences and networking events;
Co-facilitate informational workshops for school principals and teachers
Develop contracts for schools in collaboration with EVC Deputy Director, Executive Director, school principals, and teachers
Provide coordination of grant and project contracts with the New York City Department of Education and other city agencies and funders as determined by contracts

Support EVC Professional Development workshops

Assist in planning and conducting outreach for EVC’s Summer Teacher Institute and Youth & Community Voices Workshops
Assist with the submission of proposals and required materials to NYC Department of Education’s Afterschool Professional Development Program for professional development courses
Assist other key EVC staff in planning and facilitation of customized professional development workshops as required by contracts and grants

Additional responsibilities

Provide program updates to organizational leadership; Share information as needed with the Development & Communications Department to support the writing of grant proposals and reports for funders
Attend and contribute to EVC study groups and weekly staff meetings
Advocate and promote EVC and its mission
Other responsibilities as assigned



At least five years experience working directly with youth/leading instruction in a school, afterschool, or other educational or youth development setting; Experience developing effective, engaging lessons and activities for young people
Experience in education, nonprofit management, or related field

Demonstrated understanding of the principles of positive youth development and a strengths-based approach
Creative problem solver who possess the patience and perseverance to accomplish exciting work in challenging and complicated settings
Experience with managing staff required; Enthusiasm for coaching and developing staff and a strong desire to build this skill set highly preferred
Strong, clear communicator on all fronts: writing, speaking, and listening
Commitment to and track record of building and maintaining relationships with school partner communities
Knowledge of the filmmaking process and experience with pre-production, production, or post-production
Demonstrated project management and other key organizational skills
A can-do attitude and willingness and eagerness to lead in an entrepreneurial environment


Bilingual, English and Spanish


Demonstrates commitment to EVC’s educational philosophy rooted in Freirian and Popular education
Establishes and leads a culture that results in a love of learning, student agency, and full range of student learning and growth
Operates in an assets-based framework for working with youth, adults and families from diverse cultural backgrounds
Has an anti-racism and social justice lens, and an ability to talk fearlessly about race, class, gender, sexuality, migration, ability, and structural injustices
Creates and sustains a race equity culture, including skill building and leading self and others through awareness, growth, and development towards a more just and equitable world
Deeply committed to supporting youth, staff, and other stakeholders to adopt humanizing, healing-centered restorative practices
Demonstrates self-awareness, humility, an accurate idea of one’s own strengths and weaknesses, and an ability to treat all stakeholders with respect
Flexibility, resourcefulness, and a sense of humor


This position is a 5-day per week position eligible for EVC’s health, vacation, and other benefits, compensated at an annual salary of $65,000. The PDP Manager reports to, and is supported and evaluated by the Deputy Director, Programs.


Please submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter detailing how your experiences match the responsibilities of the position to Please include the title of the position in the subject line.

As an organization EVC is committed to engaging in work that disrupts and roots out systems and structures that perpetuate racial inequities and oppression. We intentionally seek to build and maintain a diverse and talented team that reflects the backgrounds and experiences of our students and creates an inclusive environment for all employees. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, EVC encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, physical ability or any other legally protected basis.

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