Program Manager

The Program Manager will lead EPiC Programs and will plan and implement parent engagement and community efforts in support of parent-led advocacy to increase education equity among children of color from Early Childcare Education to K12, depending on the identified program. The Program Manager will also provide critical outreach for families related to the programming needs.

The Program Manager reports directly to the Program Director, and will work collaboratively with the team and independently to implement programming, while also identifying strategies and resources to increase program impact and effectiveness and meet defined program goals and objectives.

Programming Responsibilities:
Plan, organize, promote, and execute parenting program activities and goals inclusive of,
Leading families in communities to engage in their educational centers through focus groups, community organizing, community-driven planning and coalition building to inform our local, system-change goals to improve educational practices and policies.
Creating and implementing race equity in education training(s) and leadership training as identified in program needs and data analysis.
Coordinate programming with community outreach initiatives.
Monitors and supports the development and implementation of pre-k, early care and education, and/or K-12 services in Durham County, including research of program models, and design of program planning and evaluation processes.
Maintain progress toward goals and key milestones with an emphasis on identifying opportunities to adjust program strategy.
Adhere to program timelines and identify resources required.
Analyze research literature/best practices to develop resource and education materials on equity in education for education series with a specific focus on educational disparities, authentic engagement, educational policy, advocacy needs and/or organizing strategies.
Manage qualitative data collection of families with lived experiences to promote equitable outcomes in the education systems and emphasize unique community and cultural practices for educational justice.
Attend community and coalition meetings within work scope to build collaborative relationships with like-missioned organizations.
Ensure administrative tasks related to projects and program development are completed.

Team Engagement:
Regularly attend and participate in team meetings for collaboration, support, and team communication.
Maintain regular, consistent communication with the Program Director to provide timely updates on progress and receive feedback.
Contribute program perspective from assigned projects and programming and share the through line with all of EPiC programs with the team.
Contribute to the monthly newsletter by prescribed assigned sections.
Review the Human Resource policy manual regularly and abide by policies.
Additional duties as assigned.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, Training and/or Lived Experience:
Knowledge of racial equity as it relates to early childhood to high school education, navigating systems, and disrupting systems. Direct experience of navigating children through the school system
Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to manage diverse projects simultaneously
Master’s degree preferred in Social Work, Counseling Education, Human Sciences, Public Administration, or related field. Bachelor’s degree required with focus in education, social work, human services, child development, racial equity, or other related field
Knowledge of MS Office Suite, Google Office, CRM software, and other social media platforms
Experience in startup non profit organizations

Additional Qualifications
A strong commitment to EPiC’s mission and core values
Ability to work both independently, and collaboratively with diverse partners
Ability to pivot quickly and adjust to an ever-changing political and non-profit environment. This means being able to multitask, prioritize and re-prioritize as needed to get the job done

Organization Name: 
Empowered Parents in Community
Career Level: 
Salary range: 
Starting at $50,000
Job Type: 
Full Time
Triangle Area NC
Durham County
Organization Type: 
How to Apply: 

The desired start date is June 20, 2023.
Application will be accepted until the position is filled. If interested, please complete the application through this link below and submit your cover letter and resume to If you have any questions, please send questions to

Salary and Benefits: 

The package will be competitive and commensurate with the skills and experiences of the successful candidate. A compensation and benefits package inclusive of wellness benefits, vacation days and paid holidays.