Program Director

Position accepting applications now. To apply - send cover letter and resume to

Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools, PO Box 82889 Lincoln, NE 68501 or email



Education Level: Bachelor’s degree required in Education, Human Services, Psychology, Child Development or other related field

  1. Certification: Teaching preferred
  2. Experience Desired: 5 or more years’ experience working with elementary aged students.  Experience building or running a high-quality program for kids, Education Administration experience a plus.
  3. Other Requirements: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with potential and existing donors. Regular, dependable attendance is an essential function of this position.

REPORTS TO:  President


SUPERVISES:  Program staff

Performs the following tasks:

  • Oversee all aspects of direct service programming offered by the Foundation for LPS.
  • Build a pilot summer learning program to be launched in 2017 and expand the program in future years
  • Design curriculum for summer learning program
  • Hire and supervisor program staff
  • Coordinate logistics and quality programs with partnering agencies
  • Arrange all logistical and operational components of programs
  • Develop and manage budget for Foundation educational programs
  • Ensure high-quality extended learning opportunities for all students
  • Create a positive, diverse learning culture for children and staff
  • Ensure programming enhances the LPS curriculum and aligns with LPS strategic plan
  • Expand programs offered by the Foundation and grow sustainability of the Foundation through mission focused earned income strategies
  • Develop and maintain policies and procedures that protect the health and safety of students and staff
  • Maintain communication with parents and other stakeholders around the Foundation programs
  • Support Community Engagement efforts related to Foundation programs
  • Is a member of the leadership team and supports the continued growth and strength of the organization and helps create a positive, productive and fun working environment
  • Is an educational liaison between LPS and the Foundation
  • Support the oversight and development of the Foundation fund agreements and projects to ensure highest quality educational outcomes
  • Work with LPS, donors and the community to develop project concepts in order to support the Fund Development efforts
  • Advise Foundation staff on educational best practices and uses of other Foundation funds
  • Work with donors as requested
  • Participate in community activities that relate to public education
  • Represent FLPS at community meetings and projects
  • Staff and support the program committee of the Foundation Board of Directors
  • Maintain relationships with LPS Board members and LPS Instruction staff to ensure collaboration between the Foundation and LPS efforts to enhance educational opportunities
  • Attend board meetings
  • Attend executive committee meetings
  • Conduct annual employee reviews of direct reports
  • Volunteer 8 hours/year in the LPS system
  • Other duties as assigned


Work primarily in a climate controlled environment with minimal safety/health hazard potential. Sedentary, sitting, walking, occasional lifting (overhead, waist level) from floor, bending, frequent near vision use for reading and computer use. Some evening and weekend work is required.


Must have own transportation for weekly travel between locations in Lincoln. Must have a valid driver’s license and carry car insurance in accordance with state guidelines.