Posting: Program Director-Youth Mentorship Program (full time)

August 3, 2021

Position Type:

Youth Mentorship Program


The Henry Ford

Program Director-Youth Mentorship Program (full-time position)

*Note: Please click here to upload a copy of your resume and cover letter to the online application*


Directs, administers and provides leadership for all aspects of the Youth Mentorship Program – a collaborative between The Henry Ford and Wayne-Westland Community Schools. Is accountable for the successful execution of the Youth Mentorship Program. Contributes to the effective operation of the Workforce Development Unit.


  • Leads, delivers and facilitates Youth Mentorship Program and performs associated administrative tasks including program development/evaluation; mentorship student recruitment, interviewing and hiring; mentor recruitment and training; coaching/mentoring of participating students and staff; supply inventory/acquisition.
  • Develops and monitors budget for Youth Mentorship Program in concert with Unit Director.
  • Leads the development of program fundraising, including research, grant writing, cultivation and stewardship.
  • Leads the program liaison team in concert with the program facilitator in the Wayne-Westland school district, communicating with parents, tracking academic progress, and communicating with teachers and school staff.
  • Responsible for resolving and communicating critical situations involving student discipline according to State Law, Wayne Westland Community School policy, and policies of The Henry Ford.
  • Leads design and delivery of program orientation and placement selection. Directs the design and delivery of program functions including the Welcome Luncheon, Family Nights, and Graduation.
  • Leads design and delivery of mentor training and ongoing support.
  • Responsible for maintaining and disseminating a working knowledge of current educational theories, practices, standards and research as they related to program support, adult learning and training endeavors.
  • Acts as a team player & provides expertise within the team and with other teams as appropriate by maintaining and disseminating a working knowledge of current educational theories, practices, standards, and research.
  • Represents The Henry Ford in community collaborations related to Youth Development, providing expertise and leading activities for collaborative partners.
  • Assists Workforce Development with other administrative tasks.
  • Responsible for development of creative work which includes but is not limited to publications in any medium, product, and program development and design and all related collateral materials.
  • Contributes to the effective team management of all problems, issues, and opportunities.
  • Performs other activities as necessary.


Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Social Work, Communications, or related field: a basic knowledge of educational theories and practices; good communication skills especially with young people; program development, implementation and evaluation experience. 1-2 years' experience in working with young people or community services or equivalent. Demonstrated supervisory experience. Driver’s license.


Excellent verbal/written communication skills; creativity; problem-solving skills; diplomacy; knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Print Shop, Adobe Photo, email, internet usage and is able to provide basic instruction to students in same, ability to work well in a team; flexibility and hospitality skills.



  • Sitting 60%
  • Standing 40%
  • Lifting 40 lb.
  • Vision: Normal


Problem solving, decision-making, ability to interpret participants varying learning skills.


50% Normal office environment; 50% Outdoor of off-site environment.

*Note: Please click here to upload a copy of your resume and cover letter to the online application*

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