Neighborhood Leadership Development Program
Graduate Support Manager
NLDP Mission
The mission of the Neighborhood Leadership Development Program (NLDP)
is to enhance the diverse leadership and abilities of engaged Clevelanders
who are committed to creating a city and region which works for everyone.
Position Description
The Graduate Support Program provides support and resources to NLDP graduates to enhance the development of their leadership skills and expand networking opportunities to create positive change in the City of Cleveland.

Reporting to the Program Director, the Graduate Support Manager is responsible for implementing all areas of the NLDP Graduate Support Program, and will carry out the responsibilities of the position as defined below:

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain a broad based multi-faceted Graduate Support Program using a variety of strategies designed to strengthen the NLDP graduate community and encourage graduate networking.
  • Be responsible for writing and editing of newsletters and maintenance of social media communication.
  • Develop a strategy for integrating the recent NLDP graduates into the NLDP graduate community.
  • Assist in securing speakers/presenters for continuing education of graduates.
  • Secure event site and arrange details with site and presenters.
  • Develop survey tools to identify the needs of graduates.
  • Develop new programs, in conjunction with the Program Director, which address graduate needs and new or emerging issues related to leadership development.
  • Create required reports for updates, activities and statistics of the graduate program.
  • Assist Program Director with other program elements of NLDP as needed.
  • Promote and expand use of Coach-On-Call, graduate coaching sessions, act as a liaison between coaches and graduates and maintain a database of graduate coaching sessions.
  • Facilitate the Graduate Support Committees and sub-committee meetings, act as liaison between NLDP staff and graduates and assist the GSC in disseminating information to committee members and graduates.
  • Create an online database of graduates and maintain a skills bank for internal and external use.
  • Oversee and assist in evaluating the progress of graduate programs and assess areas of improvement needed.
  • Build networking opportunities for graduates in order to provide them with ways to connect with other graduates and community resources to benefit their neighborhood projects.
  • Assist when requested with the recruitment and selection of future NLDP cohorts.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Bachelor degree accepted, Master's degree preferred, with emphasis in social work, psychology, volunteer management, community organizing and/or education.
  • Two or more years experience in leadership development, working with community organizations and/or community organizing.
  • Excellent organizational, writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Creative and able to take initiative.
  • Ability to manage several projects at a time.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Experience working in racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse urban communities.
  • Computer literate including all MS office applications and a willingness to learn other computer programs used by NLDP.
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings.
  • Passionate about making Cleveland a better place.
Starting salary range: $ 51,000 to $ 56,000

To apply:  All resumes must be submitted by 5:00 PM,   Friday,   September 25, 2015

Please email a cover letter and resume to Yuolanda Murray at or mail to:

1331 Euclid Avenue    
Cleveland, Ohio  44115. 
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