Employment Opportunities

Program Director, Youth Sports

General Description:

Banner Neighborhoods Community Corporation (BNCC), a non-profit, is located in east Baltimore. The BNCC’s mission is to empower east Baltimore communities with life-enriching programs for youth and older adults. We are seeking an energetic, knowledgeable, and collaborative person to develop, implement, and manage BNCC’s youth (4th – 8th grades) sports programs such as GoKids Go Summer Camp, Engaging Youth in Sports and Banner Community Sports League (BCSL). Currently, BCSL offers soccer, basketball, and track.

This position requires excellent organization, communication, and problem-solving skills; knowledge of child development; prior experience in developing youth programs, coaching youth sports, or working with youth in a recreational or wellness setting; and a passion for service.

• FT 37.5 hours/week; willingness to work some evenings & weekends required

Duties:
• Coordinate with other program directors and administrative staff.
• Plan, prepare and deliver exceptional youth sports programs and activities to meet Banner’s mission and values and serve the community
• Supervise, hire, train and evaluate staff in program areas.
• Grow program participation by 50% over the next two years.
• Recruit program participants in the communities we serve such as Ellwood Park, McElderry Park, Bocek Park, Madison Eastend, and others
• Collaborate with Program Coordinator to secure program venues and schedule programs.

• Develop new partnerships and maintain existing partnerships.
• Maintain program participants in database
• Convene and facilitate Banner Community Sports League Advisory Committee meetings.
• Ensure programs are meeting grant requirements.
• Collaborate with Executive Director to create annual budget and maintain fiscal control over all aspects of programming.
• Attend Staff meetings as required.
• Collaborate with Executive Director to create a comprehensive marketing plan for programs.
• Assist in maintenance of equipment.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• At least 5 years of experience managing out of school time programs.
• Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team player and leader who can positively and productively impact programmatic excellence.
• Ability to facilitate outcome driven meetings.
• Ability to coach staff team on professional development toward excellence.
• Ability to take the initiative in reaching out to schools and partner organizations.
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other staff members.
• Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
• Superior management and organizational skills.
• Maryland driver’s license and a vehicle.
• Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.
• Familiarity with east Baltimore City is a plus.
• Masters’ degree strongly preferred.
• As a condition of employment, employees must have proof that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Physical Demands: The following describes if the incumbent is expected to exert the following physical demands during a typical workday and the overall frequency.

Reports to: Executive Director

• The successful candidate will need to complete and pass a background check before being hired.
To apply, send letter of application, resumé, and at least 3 references to . Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and position will remain open until filled.

Banner Neighborhoods Communications & Data Manager VISTA  

General Description:

The VISTA at Banner Neighborhoods will be apart of the 2022-23 Up2Us Sports VISTA nationwide cohort of 75 members. The VISTA will improve and enhance organizational communication with the use of Social Solutions’ Apricot data management system throughout the organization. We are seeking a self-starter and independent worker who will thrive in both virtual and in-person work environments.

Banner Neighborhoods Community Corporation (Banner) has been serving some of east Baltimore’s most impoverished neighborhoods for nearly 40 years. Our mission is to empower those communities with life-enriching programs for youth and senior adults such as the following:

  • 1. Summer, weekend, and afterschool sports programs that use sports and physical activity as vehicles for teaching youth, grades 3-8, about teamwork, self-discipline, peer relationships, responsibility, and healthy habits of mind and body (there are no fees or tryouts – all are welcome!)
  • 2. Workforce development programs that prepare older youth for life, career, and college planning through hands-on classroom instruction and work experience in property management, web-based marketing, and other skills;
  • 3. Case management and home maintenance/repair services that help older adults remain in their homes and communities for as long as they wish, enabling them to age in place.

Come join the team! Our income has increased by 50% over the past 3 years and programs are expanding. We now need to improve efficiency and effectiveness to better serve our clients. A year ago we began implementing Social Solutions’ proprietary Apricot database software. Our VISTA will be expected to evaluate the current use of the software, recommend changes, create a plan for improving utilization, and then provide training, reports, and other resources to help make Banner successful.

Program Benefits:

Relocation Allowance,  Childcare assistance if eligible,  Training,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend,  Health Coverage*, Living Allowance.

The technology needed to work from home will be provided.

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare.

Skills/ Duties:

Computers/Technology,  General Skills,  Team Work,  Youth Development,  Communications, Writing/Editing.

Data management and administration experience required; Apricot training will be provided if needed. The Data Manager VISTA will work with program staff and leadership to identify potential uses of the software for enrollment management, case management, outcome reporting, and grant management.

The VISTA will establish protocols for data entry; create reports in configurations required by staff; provide database training and support to program staff and leadership to maximize the software’s capabilities; and assist with troubleshooting, analyzing and interpreting data. Further opportunities for professional growth may be available for the right candidate.

Prior experience with Apricot would be preferred but is not required; skill in database management with other systems is.

Reports to: Program Director

• The successful candidate will need to complete and pass a background check before being hired.
To apply, send resumé, and at least 2 references to John Shaia, at

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and position will remain open until filled.