Promise Project Manager

Job Locations US-Yonkers
Posted Date 4 months ago(10/23/2017 12:30 PM)
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Leake & Watts is a leading nonprofit organization providing children, adults, and families in need in the New York City area with the resources and skills needed to rise above adversity and positively direct their lives. Gold Winner of the Nonprofit Excellence Awards, Leake & Watts provides innovative and results-driven programs including education from early childhood to high school, family support and stabilization, intellectual/developmental disabilities services, foster care, community-based health initiatives, and juvenile justice services through the support of over 1300 dedicated staff. Our work is a positive force in the lives of more than 11,000 individuals annually through 43 programs at 27 sites with an annual budget of over $100 million. Significant program expansion is currently underway with overall growth for the coming year expected to exceed 10%. In addition, we are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusivity. We deeply value the full spectrum of backgrounds, viewpoints, and experiences of all our employees. Visit for more information.


Seeking a leader to advance PROMISE, a unique approach to service delivery using effective practices. This is an opportunity to join a multi-faceted organization supporting children, adults, and families facing adversity. We need an exceptional leader to advance this initiative, working with senior leadership to design, build, and implement an array of interventions to promote positive change possible in the lives of the people we support.


  • Serve as champion and spokesperson for this high profile strategic agency initiative.
  • Articulate the vision, relevance, and impact of PROMISE to all levels of the organization (and communities served)
  • Develop components of the practice model in concert with subject matter experts
  • Adapt models to meet needs, select the best of the best, address gaps, and ensure fidelity to program design
  • Identify implementation challenges and determine solutions
  • Create PROMISE manual and handbook Build, Execute, and Implement
  • Identify and manage work groups tasked with specific actions, related deadlines and accountability
  • Ensure agency wide buy-in
  • Collaborate with the QI department to develop monitoring status and progress reports
  • Ensure appropriate training for staff and quality management measures for internal audit purposes Ensure continued prominence within the agency culture
  • Ensure sustainability by furthering and adapting the model to meet new ever-changing needs and challenges
  • Rollout PROMISE to full organization


  • BA Degree Required
  • Minimum of three (3) years of project management experience required
  • Project management certification a plus
  • Appreciation for the culture and realities of working within a mission focused, non-profit human services agency
  • Must have strong communication skills, a sense of humor, experience working with diverse populations, as well as be a self-motivated, independent thinker




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