Apr 22, 2020

Managing Director of Impact

  • City Year
  • Detroit, MI, USA
Full-time Community Engagement and Outreach Product and Program Management Strategy and Planning Education

Job Description

The Managing Director of Impact (MDI) is a key player on the City Year Detroit leadership team.  The MDI reports directly to the Executive Director and, along with the Managing Director of Service, co-leads the team responsible for City Year’s most critical functions:  our corps members and their work with students.  To be successful, the MDI must be exceptionally strong in a variety of areas.  The MDI is a visionary, strategic thinker; a top-notch manager and coach of a large staff and corps; and an expert in education and fluent in data.  The MDI is responsible for building critical stakeholder relationships with school district leadership and community partners to position City Year for the greatest impact in Detroit.  They are well-respected and well-known in Detroit’s education landscape – equally knowledgeable on how to present to the school board at a public meeting, as they are on how to run an effective literacy intervention with a fourth-grader.

Job Description


·        Leader of ~120-person department (three Impact Directors, 10 Impact Managers, 105 AmeriCorps Members).  Set vision for multi-year plan for impact; prioritize, sequence, and execute on plan.

·        Build systems and processes that synthesize work of school-based AmeriCorps members, training, and evaluation.

·        Model expertise in data analytics and fluency.  Help entire organization use data to inform decision-making.

·        Be a site-based expert on education and City Year’s unique role in the landscape.

·        Directly coach three Impact Directors.

·        Articulate and execute a vision for the full AmeriCorps Member experience – from confirmation to graduation.

·        Point person on critical school district relationships.  With Executive Director and Managing Director of Service, develop and execute engagement strategy for DPSCD.

·        Ensure compliance with policies set by AmeriCorps, City Year, and DPSCD.  Point person for relationship with Michigan Community Service Commission.

·        Represent City Year in external settings, with Board, funders, and community partners.

·        Key member of City Year Detroit’s Senior Leadership Team.    


·      Advanced knowledge and fluency in education

·      Excellent communication skills; able to communicate effectively in highly visible or adversarial situations

·      Experience developing plans and delivering results at multiple levels of organization

·      Strong leadership skills; able to build successful teams and coach individuals to new levels of success

·      Natural relationship builder; able to leverage relationships to advance organizational goals

·      Experience working in education, AmeriCorps, or similar service experience a plus

·      10+ years of professional experience

Compensation and Benefits

Full time employees are entitled to compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits for full time employees include health insurance with Flexible Spending Account, paid vacation, holidays, parental leave, 401K, and more.

City Year is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including persons with disabilities and veterans.

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