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Programs Manager, SCOE Juvenile Court School


The Programs Manager, Juvenile Court School (JCS) develops, supervises, and coordinates the implementation of a new, diverse electives-based curriculum at the SCOE Youth Detention Facility. This is a unique program that brings in partners from community organizations to teach workshops like Yoga and Spoken Word, in addition to our STEAM-based content. This position is filled by an adaptable, organized, and skilled individual, will work closely with Education team members, and is vital for Scholar success.


(SCOE = Sacramento County Office of Education.) This role reports to the Director of Education. Headlines of this role:


  • Programs Managers are educator-leaders; they manage teams and logistics, and communicate with partners in school and industry.

  • They ensure a quality JCS program by curriculum building/implementation, partnership management, and professional learning.

They skillfully facilitate meaningful, engaging, and active learning of our JCS Scholars, helping them see the power within themselves.

Compensation: $37.5k - 42.5k (D.O.E) + 5k STEAM Stipend

Commitment: Full Time


Our adaptable, mission-oriented Programs Manager, Juvenile Court School also engages in various specific tasks to support their work.



  • Coordinates partnership activities, logistics, and maintains overall timeline/calendar as developed by the Education team.

  • Co-Manage (with the Director of Education) partnerships with Juvenile Court School representatives and other key partners

  • Implement a system of curriculum building, improvement, and quality implementation through professional development

  • Manage inventories, materials, logistics, and reporting needed in collaboration with SCOE Juvenile Court Schools

  • Coach and Lead other Juvenile Court School program team members, engaging their improvement, Scholar relationships, and service

  • Promote productive learning environments where Scholars respect peers and adults, continually grow, are safe, and build relationships

  • Learn continually to expand their skills in: all STEAM content, project-based learning, equity, and Socio-Emotional Learning (SEL)

  • Lead and Participate in collaborations, trainings, and weekly meetings, both synchronously and asynchronously

  • Manage recordkeeping for our internal use, as well as our partners, and act as a professional liaison to partner sites

  • Participate and lead in multiple formats, including in-person/digital, synchronous/asynchronous, written/verbal

  • Know Scholars as individuals, building mentor relationships with them, and connecting them with additional learning opportunities

  • Represent Team #SquareRoot through professionalism and pride at various interactions, conferences, and events

  • Embody and promote the Square Root Academy’s STEAM and equity-driven culture and values.

Work with Director of Education as a team to maximize impact and promote overall success of the JCS program for Scholars


Is Team #SquareRoot where you see yourself making a social impact? Successful Program Managers bring various qualities to the mission:

Certification: The Programs Manager, JCS takes pride in their commitment to managing a successful program with Scholars at a Youth Detention Facility. They generally: 

  • Have 2 years of experience in each of these areas: Working with the JCS population (or similar), managing programs

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree OR 3 years additional experience

  • Our Programs Managers have an equity-oriented passion and are committed to eradicating disparities in outcomes for youth from marginalized groups. They generally either have experience in working with youth, or a commitment to strong work with them

  • Upon employment, our Programs Managers will pass statutory requirements for employees working in schools, such as background checks with the Department of Justice, medical clearances (such as TB and COVID-19 tests)

  • Our Programs Managers communicate professionally and effectively, through writing, speaking, and presenting

  • Our Programs Managers have a team-oriented mindset and demonstrate the flexibility needed in a community-based non-profit

  • Schedule: This position’s work generally revolves around implementing programs during the SCOE JCS school day.

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