City Connects Program Manager

Minneapolis, MN
Full Time
Mid Level

City Connects is a school-based student support, collaboration program among schools, community agencies, and Boston College. The City Connects program is an innovative model of systemic student support implemented in K-12 schools in the Minneapolis area. City Connects personnel assess the strengths and needs of each student in the school and connect students with a tailored set of supports and resources from inside and outside the school.

City Connects seeks a full-time Program Manager in the Minneapolis area to provide leadership in the areas of program implementation, professional development, and supervision to approximately 15 Catholic schools implementing the City Connects model.

The responsibilities of the Program Manager are to:

● Recruit and support the hiring of school-based coordinators who are conducting the work of City Connects with schools and students;

● Provide professional development and coaching on the City Connects model of student support for coordinators within each school;

● Supervise and support the evaluation of coordinators at each school;

● Monitor the fidelity of implementation of the City Connects model of student support at each


● Collaborate with principals and other school leaders to support coordinators in the delivery of

the model;

● Assist in developing and maintaining community agency relationships through events,

communications and committees;

● Support the collection of high-quality student support data and utilize data to monitor progress;

● Communicate on a regular basis with the larger City Connects organization on policy, practice,

and implementation of the City Connects model of student support.


  • Master’s degree in human services, education, or related field;
  • knowledge of schools;
  • program management experience; supervisory experience; 
  • community outreach experience; 
  • ability to write and manage grants; 
  • cultural competency working with diverse urban communities


  • Strong leadership skills; 
  • school-based experience; 
  • ability to work as a member of a team; 
  • experience managing inter-agency partnerships; 
  • fluency in a second language

The Center for Thriving Children is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to build and sustain a diverse team and strongly encourage applications from candidates of color and from any minoritized or marginalized groups. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume.


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