Ed Tech Program Director

Team4Tech - San Mateo, California or Remote - Full time

Team4Tech is a Silicon Valley-based nonprofit dedicated to expanding educational opportunities for underserved learners around the world. We work to advance the quality of education by engaging pro bono technology consultants and providing technology grants to support nonprofit organizations (NPOs) in developing countries who have a vision for how technology integration can help them amplify their impact on teaching and learning. The goal is to build capacity for NPO staff, teachers, and students to use technology to accelerate knowledge acquisition and build lifelong learning skills, and ultimately to expand economic opportunities for learners in the global knowledge economy.

Especially in underserved communities around the world, harnessing information and communications technology (ICT) to design and deliver education and training programs in innovative ways is imperative. Nearly 40% of schools across 65 developing countries lack access to computers and the Internet for training. Yet research by the World Bank and others shows that technology integration, when paired with teacher training, has among the largest positive effects on learning outcomes. To address issues of inclusion, equity, and quality in education, the strategic integration of ICT can improve access, extend learning spaces, and provide multiple ways of delivering effective learning resources and opportunities.

Team4Tech partners with local NPOs over three to five years to help their teachers and staff advance from basic digital literacy skills to the full integration of technology tools in student-centered learning practices. We provide these NPOs with $15,000 matching grants per year, curate relevant ed tech resources matched to their local curriculum and context, and implement these solutions with the help of volunteers from our corporate partners. Since 2013, Team4Tech has worked with over 800 corporate volunteers to help 35 nonprofits integrate technology to advance teaching and learning for 85,000 learners in 19 countries. Our work has catalyzed $13M in pro bono consulting services and grants for our nonprofit partners.

Position

Are you an experienced project manager looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to advance your skills and career in a great work environment while doing impactful work?

If you are an ambitious, multi-tasking go-getter able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and inspire team members to keep them focused and running smoothly, we have the perfect job for you!

We are looking for an exceptional Program Director to scope and manage highly impactful education projects by defined targets, strategies, and goals. Directing multiple projects over the course of a year, you will manage diverse teams of global volunteers, as well as key relationships with our corporate and nonprofit partners.

We will be considering candidates on a rolling basis, with preference given to early applicants. The ideal start date would be on or before August 1, 2021.

Location

Flexible. Work would be performed remotely and/or at the Team4Tech office, located in San Mateo, CA (with up to 8 to 12 weeks of global travel per year, once post-pandemic travel is possible).

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with nonprofit partners to define program goals, sustainable educational technology project plans, and well-defined evaluation metrics for teaching and learning impact.
  • Work with our corporate partners to engage their employees as volunteers on projects for our nonprofit partners, including volunteer selection, training, virtual or in-country project implementation, and debrief.
  • Lead 6 to 10 teams of corporate volunteer projects per year, both virtual and on-site. Our corporate volunteers come from highly diverse backgrounds, so strong people management skills are critical.
  • Provide education support to our global portfolio of nonprofit partners.

Desired Qualifications

  • Passion for expanding educational opportunities for learners around the world.
  • 5+ years of applicable experience, ideally leading technology strategy and implementation in an educational setting.
  • BS/BA diploma in relevant field (e.g., CS/engineering, education, international development, public policy); MS/MA is a plus.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods.
  • Ability to manage teams of volunteers from the technology industry in project implementation and reflective learning exercises.
  • Experience living and/or working in developing countries is a plus.
  • Spanish and/or French language ability is a plus.

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Role

Project Management

Experience Level

Mid Level

Team4Tech

Team4Tech is dedicated to expanding opportunities for learners around the world. We work to advance the quality of education by engaging pro bono consultants and providing technology grants to support NPOs who have a vision for how technology integration can help them amplify their impact.
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