Star Kids Scholarship Program

The Star Kids Scholarship Program provides tuition scholarships and funding for related educational supports (tutoring, books, uniforms, after-school programs, summer camps and more) to low-income, at-risk children in grades K – 12 with a parental history of incarceration and/or substance abuse. The goals of the program are for each child to graduate from high school, be in a better position to pursue post-secondary education, and to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty, drug use and incarceration.

Job Opportunities

Job Description

Newport/Fall River Star Kids Scholarship Program seeks a Program Director to join our team. The Program Director performs a wide range of duties in support of our mission to help our students succeed in school and in life. The Program Director works closely with staff members, board members, donors, volunteers, schools, community partners, students, and their families to further and achieve our goals.

Job Responsibilities

Program Management:

  • Serve as a primary contact with Star Kids students and families, partner schools, local social services agencies and providers of after-school and summer activities to ensure the best academic and extracurricular experience for each student
  • Oversee tutoring program
  • Maintain communications with middle- and high school students and families regarding the high school and college application processes; coordinate College-Bound Program
  • Plan 4-5 student/family events each year
  • Create and administer annual surveys for after-school/summer activities and alumni
  • Prepare yearly program outcome assessment


  • With Event Committee, plan and execute annual spring fundraising event and a few smaller fundraising events


  • Serve as primary producer of website and social media content
  • Assist with content and production of Annual Report and Annual Appeal

Data Management and Budgeting:

  • Manage eTapestry database system to track donor giving and student statistics
  • Review monthly budget

Program Director works closely with Executive Director, Executive Assistant and two School Liaisons, and reports to Executive Director

Successful candidate will possess the following skills and characteristics:

  • Must be a team player, able to work effectively in a small, fast-paced nonprofit environment
  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task; excellent attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word and Excel
  • Database management knowledge/proficiency a plus


–  Bachelor’s degree
–  Experience in the fields of education, development, human resources, communications, or
business management
–  Minimum three – five years’ related experience


– Simple IRA (Up to three percent annual match)
– Four weeks paid vacation annually
– Paid holidays


Job Type: Full-time


Salary: $45,000.00 – $55,000.00 per year, commensurate with experience