Program Manager

Job Description

Job Title:

Program Manager, part time

$17.00 to $20.00 per hour


Reports to:

High Mountain Youth Project President or other Board Member designated as “Supervisor”


General Job Description:

Restricted to 45 hours per two-week period at the “Evening Drop-in Center.” Work schedule will be coordinated with your Supervisor. The Program Manager will guide all volunteers and staff to assure a comfortable environment for student guests. The Program Manager will follow directions from the designated Supervisor and follow all policies and procedures approved by the HMYP Board.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordinate and develop activities, services and resources for staff, volunteers and students

Insure that there is adequate staffing for the scheduled hours at the “Drop-in Center”

Ensure all policies and procedures are fully implemented

Honor the confidentially of student information and internal operations

Provide a monthly report on number of students, services delivered and student activities

Actively coordinate with HMYP Ruidoso School Liaison and other schools in Lincoln County to recruit/outreach more students

Maintain all credentials as represented in the employment application/resume

Immediately report to the Supervisor or Board President any safety, health, or ethics concerns/issues Mentor volunteers and staff to ensure an efficient and supportive environment and encourage program analysis and suggestions

Perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or as determined by the Board of Directors


Minor Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a positive relationship with staff, students, and volunteers
  • Provide a monthly report that will satisfy the requirements of the designated supervisor pertaining to duties performed
  • Attend regular meetings with staff and volunteers to maximize program operations
  • Provide information and referral services to students as needed
  • Work within the constraints of program services (no counseling)
  • Exhibit an accepting and non-threatening attitude toward students
  • Appropriately manage students’ behaviors with positive behavior supports and interventions
  • Work with students from a strength-based perspective
  • Attend HMYP Board meetings as requested
  • Disclose to the Supervisor other employment obligations

Must Have Competencies in, or Participating in On-going Training for the Following:

Adult and child abuse reporting requirements.

Blood-borne and Food-borne pathogens

CPR, First Aid, Safety

De-escalation/Crisis Prevention

Healthy Family


LGBTQ Issues

Mental Health First Aid

Personal and Professional Boundaries

Positive Youth Development

Restorative Approaches

Trauma Informed Care

Letter of interest, resume and references needs to be submitted by 5:00 p.m., October 26th.

Letter of interest, resume and references needs to be submitted to: or by mail to:  High Mountain Youth Project, P.O. Box 2646, Ruidoso, NM 88355.