Program Manager, Media Academy

Oakland, CA
Entry Level





At Kingmakers of Oakland, we fundamentally believe that all Black males are brilliant, beautiful, and possess innate greatness. Because our society and educational systems aren't set up to help Black boys reach their potential, our collective opportunity and responsibility are to co-create the school environment every child deserves. The Kingmakers of Oakland approach proves that it is possible to rebuild the systems, structures, culture, and conditions of schools so Black boys can thrive.


You are invited to work for an award-winning organization! KOO received the Project Innovations 2022 grant award.  

NBC Bay Area, Telemundo 48 and the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to Kingmakers of Oakland (KOO). 

“We are honored and humbled to be selected as one of the ten organizations receiving the NBC Bay Area Project Innovation Award,” says Chris Chatmon, KOO Founder and CEO. “This investment will allow us to involve, inspire and enable the next generation to speak for themselves through narrative change, media platforms and event production through our KOO Media Academy.”

To read more  Comcast NBCUniversal Award KOO Media Academy  



The KOO Media Academy Program Manager is a part-time temporary nonexempt position funded through June 2023, with the possibility of annual renewalThe successful candidate will join a Black-led organization with a team of passionate, fun, intelligent professionals committed to engaging, encouraging, and empowering the next generation of leaders and changemakers.



  • Has a deep familiarity with the life experiences of Black students and an understanding of how teachers and school staff can change behaviors toward creating a culture where Black students can thrive
  • Is willing to take responsibility for ensuring the completion of work across diverse and collaborative teams
  • Is comfortable with ambiguity and ability to successfully navigate within a young start-up nonprofit environment


  • Manage program schedule and ensure delivery of all aspects of Media Academy activities
  • Manage multiple sites and on-location productions
  • Manage program instructors, contractors, and volunteers
  • Organize and ensure the program curriculum is delivered and students reach proficiency
  • Ensure students create and distribute media assets (graphics, video production, podcast production, social media content)
  • Serve as auxiliary Media Academy instructor as necessary
  • Recruit and secure 15 African American males ages 12-21 to complete the program from October 2022 thru June 2023
  • Submit weekly program attendance and program narratives


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as Program Coordinator or Program Administrator
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Media Production
  • Any combination of relevant experience and education
  • Proven ability to establish trusting relationships with students, teachers, and families
  • Excellent time management and organization skills
  • Clear, concise, and compelling written and verbal communication skills
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with all levels of staff, stakeholders, and Board members
  • Proficiency with standard office software programs including GSuite, Microsoft Office, Zoom and video conferencing, and a variety of web-based platforms
  • Value and contribute to sustaining a workplace culture based on trust, collaboration, respect, and honesty


This is a part-time temporary nonexempt position at 75% time (32 hours per week) funded through June 2023, that requires occasional in-person attendance. Valid Red Cross First-Aid Certificate must be obtained within 90 days of employment.




SALARY RANGE $32 -$37 hourly


  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Retirement Benefits

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