Manager, Program Continuum Strategy and Operations

Teach For America - Bay Area - Oakland, CA - Full time

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The Role

The Manager of Program Continuum Strategy & Operations will play an integral role in ensuring that corps members, alumni and partners, are invested in our mission. In this role, you will build personal relationships with incoming corps members and help them understand and meet expectations and deadlines to begin their training and start teaching in Oakland. You will lead a wide range of projects to ensure our team has the data, tools, and systems necessary to operate efficiently and at peak performance. You demonstrate unusual attention to detail, a highly-developed ability to anticipate and solve problems, and a knack for learning and building new systems. Your awareness of and desire to build inclusive cultures will drive your work – you will prioritize initiatives to ensure our corps members and alumni continuously strengthen their bonds to each other and our community.

The Team

The Bay Area team has set a clear mandate to harness our unique community assets—unparalleled intellectual, human, technological, and financial capital—to rethink our organizational approach, striving to build the next generation model for Teach For America and for teacher and educational leadership development. For 25 years Teach For America has been a critical force in creating classrooms and schools that are bucking the status quo for low-income students. And yet, our very best schools nation-wide are still facing a reality where fewer than 50% of students are on a path to college or meaningful post-secondary options. While an impressive shift, we know that we must think differently to realize our aspiration of every kid having the opportunity to fulfill their potential. When successful, we believe that our redesign will be a catalyst in creating the leadership force to rethink classrooms and schools and break beyond the 50%. Currently in our third year of redesign, we see clear indicators that what we are doing is working. From top quartile increases in corps member experience metrics to increased demand for our teachers, our optimism about the innovations we are making and the tangible results we are starting to see is palpable. We are continuing to make strategic investments, learn from the wins and the misses, and evolve our thinking to ensure we accelerate the path we are on. 

Mindsets

You are obsessive about outcomes. You set ambitious goals that are based on current reality and an inspiring and aspirational vision of where we want to go. Your decisions are driven by data, and you stay focused on your goals regardless of the day-to-day chaos you might find yourself in. You have a demonstrated record of success in your work despite obstacles.

You are a stickler for details. You make sure that the I’s are dotted and the T’s are crossed. You love working with data systems and are happy when the data in one system matches the data in another. You have an eagle-eye and catch the mistakes that others may have missed. You feel comfortable suggesting improvements that will improve effectiveness and efficiency. 

You are self-driven. You have superior written, organizational, and project management skills. You work with the highest degree of integrity, and follow-through on all facets of your work. You demonstrate personal responsibility and take initiative to do what it takes to achieve success. 

You are motivated by behind the scenes work. You can quickly forge strong, trusting relationships with diverse sets of people. You are naturally empathetic and can quickly understand people’s needs and aspirations – and how to match them to outcomes that matter. You are fueled by creating systems and processes that meet the needs of your teammates and by working to make our team more efficient and effective. 

You are creative and flexible. You’re comfortable with risk. You adjust course easily and view each experience (successful or not) as a chance to learn and improve.

ResponsibilitiesIncoming Corps Member Onboarding and Hiring (40%)

Provide an exceptional onboarding and hiring experience for our incoming corps members, ensuring that they are exceptionally well positioned to start the school year strong with their students

Team Richmond Support (20%)

Oversee and monitor all data systems

Track budget to actual expenses, pay bills, manage credit card accounts and reimbursements, oversee staff expenditures and reimbursement submissions, and make recommendations for budgetary strategy

Actively cultivate a team culture that fosters collaboration, appreciation, and celebration generally and through event support (i.e. birthdays, holiday parties, and happy hours)

Manage the Richmond office by creating and maintaining efficient systems for space upkeep, technology, mail, water, and supplies; work closely with regional and national colleagues to anticipate and answer ongoing logistical needs

Internalize Team Richmond's vision, priorities, and strategies and provide support and thought partnership to the Richmond Community Lead as needed

Provide administrative support to the Richmond Community Lead, including but not limited to calendar management, travel arrangements, expenditure processing, and prep for team meetings

Communication and Community (15%)

Support strong communication internally within the Teach For America – Richmond community and externally, with our community partners

Support driving towards one of the strongest corps cultures in the country

Events and Logistics Support (15-20%)

Manage logistics for and in some instances set vision for culture and oversee execution for Team Richmond events, including but not limited to corps member trainings and events

Requirements

Prior Experience

Minimum 3 years of work experience.

Teaching experience preferred.

Education

Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred.

Work Demands

Based in Richmond, but must be able to travel regularly around West County and occasionally to the other Bay Area offices (Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose).

Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary; overnight travel is minimal.

Apply Now

To be considered for this role, you must submit an online application along with a cover that speaks to "why" you are applying for this role. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the link to the online application. We will be reviewing applications as they come in, and the application deadline for this role is Sunday, July 9. 

Benefits and Salary

Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included. Learn more atwww.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers/employee-benefits.

Commitment to Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

Teach For America encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort. Learn more about our diversity on staff:www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers/life-at-tfa/workforce-diversity-and-inclusiveness.

Teach For America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

This job description reflects Teach For America's assignment of essential functions and qualifications of the role. Nothing in this herein restricts management's right to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities to this role at any time.

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Role

Operations

Experience Level

Mid Level

Teach For America - Bay Area

The Bay Area team has set a clear mandate to harness our unique community assets—unparalleled intellectual, human, technological, and financial capital—to rethink our organizational approach, striving to build the next generation model for Teach For America and for teacher and educational leadership development. 

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