Manager of School Programs

Schools That Can - Newark, NJ - Part time

Schools That Can - Newark, NJ - Part time

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This is an ideal opportunity for an exceptional leader with a strong passion for advancing innovation in urban education, specifically in Newark. S/he must be detail oriented, extremely responsive, highly motivated, knowledgeable about the Newark education landscape, and able to work both independently and with a wide range of stakeholders/individuals.

STC Newark’s Manager of School Programs will report to STC Newark’s Executive Director and will be a member of the STC team. Major responsibilities include:

Program Development and Management:

  • Design and implement new emerging programs:
    • Coordinate and serve as STC Newark lead in city-wide Prudential Newark Math Initiative collaborative
    • Support expansion of GoLEAD service clubs at 5 schools across Newark through partnership with Prudential’s Spirit of Community
    • Lead administration of new grant program that supports public schools in strengthening college and career readiness programs
  • Work with Executive Director to implement and facilitate Professional Learning Groups (using improvement science) with our network of schools
  • Assist with design and implementation of program evaluation tools
  • Support additional STC Newark programs as needed

Network Engagement and Expansion:

  • Maintain regular, open lines of communication with participating schools, leaders, and teachers to strengthen relationships and stay abreast of each school’s needs/strengths
  • Share specific and/or targeted opportunities with schools in the network that will help expand real-world learning
  • Track school participation in STC programs
  • Help maintain and grow the STC Newark network of schools, including conducting school site visits, annual meetings with school leaders, and collecting school data
  • Document emerging best practices at participating schools to highlight throughout STC network

Organization Operations:

  • Be an active member of the STC Newark team, including supporting the Executive Director with other STC Newark events or initiatives as needed
  • Participate in STC staff meetings; be available to support other STC national events or initiatives as appropriate
  • Be responsive to all communication, including submitting finance reports or other necessary documents by stated deadlines

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience working in the nonprofit and/or education sector; experience in the Newark education sector strongly preferred
  • Passion for ensuring that all children - particularly traditionally under-represented students - access high quality educational options
  • Stellar communication and interpersonal skills; very responsive to emails, calls, and other forms of communication
  • Excellent at completing timely follow-up from meetings and discussions (ex: sending out meeting minutes, keeping shared folders updated, etc.)
  • Proven history of effectively building relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Experience successfully managing multiple projects to meet goals and priorities
  • Focus on outcomes with a drive to go above and beyond to push projects forward
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit; able to create structure out of ambiguity and solve problems on own initiative
  • Ability to work well both independently and with a team; skilled in identifying and leveraging others’ skills to realize goals
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment; adaptive, optimistic, diplomatic
  • Embodies STC’s core values: collaboration, diversity & inclusiveness, results-orientation, responsiveness, and continuous improvement
  • Proficiency in common technical tools (Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Dropbox) required; proficiency in specialized digital tools (SalesForce, social media) preferred

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Schools That Can

STC reimagines education through real-world learning that closes the opportunity and skills gap. Working with a cross-sector network of schools, we are working to realize an education to employment pathway that ensures traditionally underserved students fulfill their potential.

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