Director of LIGHT

Employee Classification: Part Time (20 Hours/Week), Nonexempt

Reports To (Name & Title): Rich Henderson, Executive Manager

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POSITION SUMMARY – Description of the major goals and responsibility areas of this position:

I. LIGHT (70%)

  • Coordinate, implement and/or supervise all the LIGHT after school program sites in Madison
  • Organize the provision of meals for the LIGHT participants and volunteers
  • Provide college preparation training and resources for participant
  • Provide college tour experiences for participants at WI schools
  • Offer a multi-state college tour (either as a Nehemiah program or in collaboration with another organization)
  • Develop and/or implement additional curriculum such as leadership development, goal setting, life skills, character development and making healthy choices
  • Develop and implement (as possible) a family component to the LIGHT program

IV. LIGHT Team (15%)

  • Recruit, train and manage a team of volunteer and interns to serve as coaches/mentors

V. Nehemiah Staff (10%)

  • Attend staff meetings and gatherings as available
  • Submit required staff reports
  • Meet with supervisor on a periodic basis
  • Participate in staff development and training opportunities as appropriate

VI. Community Relations and Development (5%)

  • Network for and represent Nehemiah as available and appropriate
  • Assist with grant application submissions as possible
  • Help obtain resources and funds for the program


  • Experience working with youth (especially high school and college age)
  • Willingness to take direction and ability to take initiative
  • Good interpersonal, organizational, time management and problem solving skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and set priorities
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment
  • Must have a high school diploma, GED equivalent or substantive work experience in the field
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office