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Location Manager – Livingston

JoyDew Foundation is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering adults with autism (members) on their journey towards personal and career development based on their individual strengths. Our view of autism, autism 3.0, is centered on assuming competence. Our career development center is a vital resource, providing comprehensive career development and upskilling for neurodiverse individuals tailored to the unique strengths of the members we serve.

Job Description

As a location manager at JoyDew Foundation, you play a crucial role in ensuring the efficient and effective operation of our center, which serves individuals with autism. This role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities, including program management, staff oversight, parent communication, and member-focused initiatives.

Location: Livingston, NJ

Job Type: Full-time, Monday-Friday

Key Responsibilities:

Staff Management

  • Responsible for all staff management including but not limited to: ensure punctuality and readiness for work, conduct reviews and provide feedback
  • Verify that lessons are prepared, including all necessary supplies for classes, and uploaded as required to our network.
  • Coordinate with other location manager(s) about weekly schedules and curriculum.
  • Create and disburse a monthly template for staff to complete activity logs, ensuring that activity logs are properly maintained.
  • Prepare and email content for the weekly Friday email to parents.
  • Manage PTO and staff scheduling to ensure class coverage.

Member-Focused Responsibilities

  • Teach classes and maintain attendance documents.
  • Create and disperse a weekly schedule before the Thursday meeting.
  • Plan field trips every 3 or 4 weeks, documenting all trip details and collecting necessary information and payments.
  • Develop social stories for upcoming trips.
  • Monitor members and peer leaders to ensure effective learning and growth.

Parent / Guardian Communication

  • Manage attendance and communication with parents, addressing issues related to absences, tardiness, and other concerns.
  • Handle all communication with parents, including topics related to member well-being such as sleep, clothing, hygiene, and other issues.
  • Communicate individually with parents about member's individual issues as needed.
  • Write and compile a weekly email to parents, including announcements, highlights, and member updates.

Curriculum Committee Participation

  • Engage in the curriculum committee, contributing to the planning of member training.
  • Collaborate with the committee to determine what to teach, when to teach it, and the necessary resources.
  • Bring in new ideas and topics for curriculum enhancement.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Decide on delayed opening/closing and promptly notify staff and parents.
  • Manage program-related issues: including but not limited to IT, internet, and equipment maintenance.
  • Maintain an inventory of supplies, including office, cleaning, and bathroom supplies.
  • Ensure the Foundation's vehicles' safety and performance through regular maintenance, inspections, and proper supplies.
  • Oversee staffing to ensure staff are punctual, prepared, and cross-trained in all necessary disciplines.

Other Duties

  • Willingness to perform other duties as assigned and/or as needed for the smooth operation of the career development center.

Qualification Requirements

  • Excellent communication and leadership abilities.
  • 2-3 years experience of managing a team required.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Compassion and commitment to the mission of JoyDew Foundation
  • Previous experience working with individuals with autism is a plus.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Starting annual salary $50,000-$70,000, full-time Monday to Friday.
  • Medical and dental insurance.
  • Major federal holidays, according to the company calendar.
  • 10 Vacation days and 5 sick/personal days per year.
  • 403 B retirement plan.
  • Paid training.