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Job listing closed on 15 Nov 2023
5 Nov 2023

Program Manager

🇺🇸 Washington, DC, USA
Full Time
5+ years exp.


The Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy (“Academy”) is the signature program of Washington Nationals Philanthropies (“WNP”). The Academy’s purpose is to use baseball and softball as vehicles to foster positive character development, academic achievement, and improved health among youth living in underserved communities. To achieve its purpose, the Academy implements holistic programs throughout the year at its nine-acre educational and athletic facility in the Fort Dupont Park neighborhood of Ward 7.

Reporting to the Sr. Director, Academy Programs, the Program Manager will oversee the administration of BASE, the Academy’s holistic, year-round out-of-school-time program. BASE comprises an after-school session during the school year and summer session with six weeks of full day programming. The Manager supports the growth of up to 126 third through eighth grade Scholar Athletes each year by:

  • Managing and supporting all staff responsible for academic and non-sports enrichment programming.
  • Project managing the execution of all events for Scholar Athletes, including but not limited to, BASE 8th grade graduation, school fairs, visits to or from Nationals players or other VIPs, and field trips away from the Academy campus.
  • Managing the Scholar Athlete enrollment and onboarding process.
  • Developing and managing effective and strategic ad-hoc communication with parents/guardians.
  • Overseeing the facilitation and collection of all Scholar Athlete assessments.
  • Leading restorative discipline responses for Scholar Athletes and mediation sessions when there is conflict between Scholar Athletes. The Manager will include parents/guardians, when necessary.
  • Ensuring the delivery of BASE program in adherence to the Academy's written Social Emotional Learning Policies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the Academy’s point of contact for all BASE families and lead daily communication with parents/guardians.
  • Ensure the effective delivery of academic programming for BASE program Scholar Athletes designed to achieve articulated outcome goals.
  • Provide support to the Lead Classroom Coordinator as well as part-time and seasonal classroom coordinators and teachers during program time and provide constructive feedback to improve delivery of program.
  • Collaborate with the Sr. Director and support other staff in the planning and execution of academic assessments.
  • Utilize assessment data to develop individualized plans that support improved outcomes for Scholar Athletes in mathematics and social-emotional learning.
  • Support the Sr. Director in hiring all part-time and seasonal academic team members.
  • Support the Associate, Volunteer & Alumni Relations, in recruitment and onboarding of volunteers with academic enrichment responsibilities.
  • Manage Lead Classroom Coordinator, part-time and seasonal academic staff, including any outsourced partners, responsible for delivery of BASE program’s academic or non-sports enrichment activities.
  • Ensure BASE program meets enrollment targets through recruiting a new cohort of rising third grade Scholar Athletes each spring, leading annual BASE program applicant interviews, and regularly filling open roster spots caused by attrition.
  • Contribute positively and constructively to an inclusive and productive work culture that promotes clear expectations, accountability, and communication in service to achieving outcome goals for Scholar Athletes.
  • Achieve professional goals and outcomes under an umbrella of fiscal accountability.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience serving youth in a school or other academic enrichment setting.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience leading teams in school-based classroom instruction, school-based administration/leadership, and/or out-of-school-time youth development programs with a track record of driving results.
  • Experience collecting and analyzing assessment data.
  • Experience with training/coaching teachers and/or youth development professionals and demonstration of effective peer to peer communication, strategic thinking, and project management skills.
  • Strong writing and oral communications skills, including experience with public speaking.
  • Responsible, accountable, organized, and detail oriented.

Physical/Environmental Requirements

  • Working conditions are normal for an office environment
  • Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work