Boys and Girls Village

Program Manager- Work 2 Learn

Location: Bridgeport, CT

  • BGV is seeking a bachelor’s level or above Program Manger
  • Working in our vocational program with teens ages 16-21


  • In conjunction with the VP of Community Services, develops policies, procedures, and program forms in accordance with contract, licensing, and accreditation standards for all identified programs.
  • Ensure that record keeping, and statistical information is maintained, updated and communicated.
  • Provide weekly supervision to the Program Coordinator and as needed to the Job Coaches
  • Provides/ensures for merit evaluation, supervision, and training of staff to ensure staff’s competencies and professional development.
  • Coordinates program planning and development as it relates to the eight main areas of the Work to Learn Program.
  • Assist VP in preparing program budget and maintaining the fiscal integrity of the program through ensuring youth run businesses are viable, efficient management of agency resources, appropriate program utilization, and productivity consistent with budgetary requirements.
  • Ensures that each youth’s progress in all areas (educational, employment, housing, physical and mental health, personal and community engagement, and financial stability) is being monitored and ensures that they are receiving the appropriate assistance to work towards or reach their goals including retention and after care services
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a behavioral health related field such as social work, counseling, or human services.
  • Minimum of two years supervisory or equivalent experience.
  • Must demonstrate or have proven ability to organize and direct professional staff, implement, and monitor programming and understand and promote agency mission and vision.


The Work to Learn Program designed to approach the Work to Learn Model that recognizes eight main areas of need for young people ages 16-21.  The program will serve young people from 16-18, who are committed to DCF custody, and age 19-21, committed or previously committed to DCF custody.  The eight main areas the Work to Learn Program will focus on are:  Permanence, Employment, Education, Personal/Community Engagement, Life Skills, Housing, Physical and Mental Health as well as Financial and Social Capital.  



Boys & Girls Village (BGV) takes pride in the supportive, team-oriented environment we offer to our employees.


    • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, including an option that is free to employees. Currently using United HealthCare
    • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
    • Free annual flu shots
    • Wellness workshops


    • a 401K plan with employer contributions
    • Company paid life and AD&D insurance, short and long-term disability.


    • A tuition reimbursement program and free licensing supervision.
    • Partnership with CT Non-Profit Alliance for tuition discounts at participating universities
    • Training and development opportunities


    • Competitive salaries, with increased compensation for Bi-lingual in Spanish staff
    • Generous benefit time, including vacation, sick, and personal time
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling for employee and family


  • Remote interview process offered
  • Personal protective equipment provided and required
  • Plastic shields at workstations
  • Temperature screening at all entrances
  • Social distance guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, Disinfecting, & Cleaning procedures in place

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.