University Enterprises, Inc.   Sacramento, CA   Full-time     Management
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Posted on July 9, 2021

University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI) at Sac State is seeking a Jumpstart Site Manager for the Community Engagement Center (CEC).  As a Sacramento State non-profit business auxiliary, University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI) creates and manages programs and services that enhance the University’s educational mission. The CEC provides opportunities for service learning, community service, and Academic Internships. Jumpstart leverages partnerships with higher education institutions, community organizations, Head Start programs, community-based preschools, and school districts to create sustainable solutions in order to make sure ALL children are prepared for kindergarten success. As part of the national Jumpstart network, the Sac State Jumpstart Manager will help advance equitable learning outcomes for young children in underserved communities in the Sacramento region by recruiting and supporting caring adults to deliver high-quality programming to children and drive systems change through teaching, advocacy, and leadership.


UEI offers an excellent benefits package which includes:


  • UEI contribution to a TIAA retirement plan after one year of service
  • Paid Vacation Time – starting at 10 hours accrued/month
  • Paid Sick Time – 8 hours accrued/month
  • Paid Holidays – 13 paid holidays per year including paid time off the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day as the CSUS campus is closed and one personal day
  • Excellent medical benefits – 100% employer paid medical & dental for employee-only coverage and low cost for family coverage


Apply online at by Friday, July 23, 2021.


Pay Rate: $4,854 - $5,000 per month*


*Please note:

Full Pay Range: $4.854 – $7,117 per month

Hiring Pay Range: $4,854 – $5,200 per month


Position Overview:

The Jumpstart Site Manager (Site Manager) is a full-time, year-round position affiliated with the Community Engagement Center. The primary responsibility of the Jumpstart Site Manager is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the campus Jumpstart program to ensure that quality standards are achieved and that the site is meeting grant requirements. The Site Manager will support the recruitment, training, and management of college students serving as part-time AmeriCorps members (Corps Members) to work with preschool children from under-resourced neighborhoods. The Site Manager directly drives Jumpstart’s school success outcomes, in conjunction with key campus personnel and Jumpstart’s national staff. 


The Site Manager reports directly to and receives general supervision from the Director of the Community Engagement Center and will be supported by a National Jumpstart Director of Programs and Community Engagement Center Faculty Associates. The Site Manager will supervise and direct the work of Jumpstart Corps Members. 


Duties & Responsibilities:

Works with Jumpstart national staff to ensure grant and programmatic compliance. Ensures the site is meeting the requirements of the Jumpstart quality standards. Facilitates Jumpstart training series for Corps members; adapts or develops specialized training content for Corps members when necessary. 

Observes Jumpstart sessions to monitor the quality of interactions between Corps members and children and the implementation of planned curriculum. Provides coaching and feedback to Corps members based on observations. Observes and supports planning meetings to monitor the quality of team collaboration, meeting facilitation, and the design of curriculum to be used in Jumpstart sessions.

Works closely with CEC Faculty Associates, teachers, and preschool center directors, negotiating aspects of program implementation. Plans and manages the recruitment process for Corps members for the site, including interview and selection of Corps members. Provides Corps members and Team Leaders with systematic supervision and support, consistent and responsive management, and clear ongoing communication. Manages Corps member files for AmeriCorps and/or grant specifications.

Works with CEC Resource Analyst to support Corps members in the completion of expected hour requirements at the site.  Prepares and submits reports on site fiscal and programmatic performance to the national office.  Contributes to the development of the Jumpstart brand by engaging in local media and public relations activities. Builds and manages high quality preschool program and community partner/stakeholder partner relationships.  Works with CEC Volunteer and Program Specialist and Jumpstart national office to support city/community-based efforts (e.g., city-wide volunteer event collaboration and city-wide training institute collaboration.) Provides additional support and representation at AmeriCorps sponsored events or funder events/meetings.  Works with CEC Senior Partnership Coordinator to cultivate and manage campus relations to ensure sustainability and success of the program.  Participates in regular one-on-one meetings with Jumpstart Director of Programs.  Completes new staff orientation trainings and participates in ongoing trainings, institutes, and retreats, as applicable.  Supports the stewardship of national and regional stakeholders by hosting site visits and engaging Corps members in visibility events. 


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, child development, family studies and human development, or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or work experience.

Experience in an early childhood setting in under-served and/or low-income communities.  Supervisory experience in an early childhood setting and/or comparable experience, including providing verbal and written feedback.  Demonstrated work experience in a higher education setting and/or managing college students.  Prior experience developing partnerships with other organizations/entities. Strong organizational, management and interpersonal skills and leadership abilities.  Ability to prioritize and multi-task to meet key tasks as scheduled and determine work goals, objectives, and benchmarks.  

Demonstrated experience using intermediate and some advanced functions of Windows operating systems; word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and email software such as the programs in the Microsoft Office Suite; internet; and web-based forms.  Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication, including memos, reports, and presentations.  Experience managing fiscal matters such as budget preparation and financial reports.  Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with university staff, preschool staff, and the general community.  Commitment to Jumpstart's mission and values; learning about program development and program evaluation; and serving young children, families, and local communities.  Must be legally eligible to drive in California, complete and pass an online training course, maintain a good driving record, and be acceptable for vehicle insurance coverage under the University Enterprises insurance plan. Must continue to meet the established driving standards, driving record will be monitored with the California Department of Motor Vehicles to ensure compliance. Must be fingerprinted and pass a background check. Must continue to meet the established standards. 


Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in child development, early childhood education, family studies and human development or related field.  Child Development Master Teacher Permit or equivalent.  Experience with anti-racist and/or anti-bias curriculum in early childhood education.  Ability to perform evening/weekend work at specific times during the program year.  Experience in program development and program evaluation.  Prior experience with Jumpstart.  Commitment to developing civic engagement among undergraduates.