Program Manager


This announcement will remain open until position is filled

Program Manager


The Board of Directors for High Mountain Youth Project is accepting resumes for the position of Program Manager for their drop-in center. This is a volunteer position that will develop into a paid, part-time or full time position.

A starting date for filling this position has not been established and is negotiable.

Application Process:

A letter of interest and resume’ together with a list of current references should be mailed to HMYP, P.O. Box 2646, Ruidoso, NM. Or, an email submission with attachments may be forwarded to


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High School diploma
  • A degree in education, social work, or psychology is preferred
  • Experience working with adolescences
  • Able to use computer software to include yet not limited to excel.
  • Pass a criminal background Check
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Pass a non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Hold a valid driver's license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to work with changing priorities, regulations and deadlines
  • Knowledge of youth programs
  • Knowledge of issues related to youth development
  • Ability to analyze situations accurately and to recommend necessary action
  • Effective staff and public relations skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective skills in planning and organization
  • Ability to perform essential job functions and job task requirements

Reports To:   Executive Director and in their absence the Board of Directors

Evaluation:    Performance of this position will be evaluated at least once annually by the
Executive Director.

Job Summary:          The program manager is responsible for overseeing various program areas within the Evening Drop in Center. The incumbent provides quality customer service and ensures a safe, fun, and positive environment within the program.

Essential Function:

  • Support the philosophy of the High Mountain Youth Project
  • Ensure all policies and procedures are fully implemented
  • Maintain a positive relationship with staff, volunteers, and clients
  • Attend HMYP Board meetings as requested
  • Coordinate program activities of staff, volunteers, and clients
  • Coordinate services and resources of the program
  • Maintain accurate records related to services delivery and clients
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Provide monthly report on services delivered and volunteer activities
  • Conduct regular meetings with staff and volunteers to maximize program operations
  • Ensure the program facilities are serviceable and meet requirements for health and safety
  • Provide information and referral services as needed for clients
  • Work within the constraints of program services ( no counseling)
  • Exhibit an accepting and non-threatening attitude toward clients
  • Appropriately manage behavior with positive behavior supports and interventions
  • Work with clients from a strength-based perspective
  • Participate in required training to include yet not limited to:
    • CPR
    • Safety
    • Confidentiality of client information
    • Adult and child abuse reporting requirements
    • Blood-borne pathogens
    • Food-borne pathogens
    • De-escalation strategies
    • Ethics
    • Cultural compenticies
  • Other duties as assigned or determined by the Board

Terms of Employment:

Compensation is $17.00 to $25.00 per hour depending on experience.

Able to determine work scheduled in consultation with supervisor.


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