Friendship Public Charter School

  • Program Manager

  • Overview

    Friendship Public Charter School operates a thriving network of college preparatory public charter schools. Headquartered in Washington, DC, Friendship serves over 4,000 students in preschool to grade 12 and guides a growing network of alumni to college completion annually. 80% of students come from low-income households. 98% are African American or Latino.

    The Program Manager is responsible for organizing programs and activities for the Office of Extended Learning Programs and ensuring they run successfully and economically.  The work involves managing a portfolio of projects and programs.  The Program Manager must have a strong talent for project coordination and delegation, be highly analytical and focused, but possess keen insight into human behavior and motivational forces. 


    • Managing operations for OELP’s current programming, including payroll (stipends and ADP), procurement, logistics, and staff recruitment/onboarding.
    • Expanding program offering and enhancing the quality of existing programs under guidance of OELP Director in accordance with the mission and vision of the organization.
    • Developing new programs, under guidance of OELP Director, to support the strategic direction of the department and understanding how different projects and programs interlink and overlap.
    • Working with the HR team to manage staff recruitment, onboarding, and resources for OELP’s programs.
    • Coordinating and running events, workshops, and PD sessions.
    • Developing budget and operating plans for new programs.
    • Developing an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement.
    • Ensuring goals are met in areas including customer satisfaction, safety, quality, and team member performance.
    • Implementing and managing changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.
    • Meeting with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding project issues and decisions on services or programming.
    • Producing accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.
    • Ensuring relevant quality standards, processes, and regulations are upheld.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Education, or related field is desired
    • Exceptional organizational skills are a must
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • An entrepreneurial work ethic and a desire to “get the job done”
    • Willingness to share own ideas, even among senior staff and board members
    • Fluent in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
    • Interest and commitment to enhancing the effectiveness of extended learning programming


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