Manager, Program Services

South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Full Time
Santa Barbara County Education Office

Great opportunity for individuals who are passionate about developing artistic perception, creative expression and an understanding of artists and the creative process. Our Manager, Program Services will be responsible for the supervision of the CCP program on a day-to-day basis and will also focus on fundraising and development. Come join our amazing team to make a difference in the lives of the students in our community!

Children’s Creative Project (CCP) provides arts education programs in the visual and performing arts for more than 50,000 students in more than 74 schools throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. In 2019-20, students watched 400 performances, participated in workshops at their school sites in visual arts, dance, theater, and vocal music, and experienced touring national and international artists. CCP also hosts the annual I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival.

Our Ideal Candidate

You are an excellent communicator, both orally and in writing. You take initiative and have a big-picture approach, always looking for ways to foster collaboration. You can work effectively with a variety of people in varying roles and earn the trust of those around you through a thoughtful approach to difficult decision-making. You are diplomatic and professional and lead by example, working to support your team members while pushing them to excel. You take your responsibilities seriously and can be trusted to follow through on program plans, goals, and tasks. You are extremely organized, flexible, and cool under pressure.

General Description

This classification is found in one or more of the non-profit organizations that operate under the auspices of SBCEO. Positions in this classification report to the executive director, executing according to organizational goals and leading special projects. This entails managing and developing programming, creating cohesive messaging and clear objectives for the programs, and crafting strategies to reach those goals.


A typical way to qualify for this classification would be:

Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree in nonprofit, public, or business administration; education; human resources; arts administration; fine or performing arts; or related field. Additional related professional experience may be substituted for up to two years of the required higher education on a year-for-year basis.

Experience: Two years of experience in nonprofit administration or related field that included two or more of the following: program development, program review, data collection and analysis, grant writing, budget management, group facilitation, management of volunteers or independent contractors, supervision of staff, and workshop/event coordination.

Depending on assignment, experience in arts education/administration or career preparation/education is preferred. A master’s degree in a closely related field may be substituted for up to one year of required professional experience.

Equivalent combinations of training, education, and experience that provide the required knowledge and abilities will also be considered.


$96,382 – $117,431 per year; salary step increase upon successful completion of probation.

Exceptional and comprehensive benefits package.

Apply Online by December 12, 2023

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