Regional Program Manager

TEACH.org - San Francisco, CA - Full time

Bring your talents to TEACH.org and help revolutionize the teaching profession.

In this role, you will have a chance to build and lead an innovative and collaborative effort to solve a major challenge that regions and states are facing across the country: ensuring that all children have access to a talented teacher.

On a day-to-day basis, you will project manage 3-5 regional initiatives that TEACH.org has launched in metro areas across the country to elevate the perception of the teaching profession and recruit high-quality candidates to become teachers. These initiatives typically include a variety of partners, including: TEACH.org, the Ad Council, a regional “harbormaster”, local school districts and educator preparation programs (EPPs), as well as other regional stakeholders. In any given week, you will wear many hats: you might create and manage project plans, work with regional partners to identify innovative opportunities, collaborate with the TEACH.org web development and content teams, create and refine interventions to better identify and support prospective teachers, and anything else required to keep the initiatives on track and successful. This role is perfect for someone who is an extremely organized people-person with a “find a way to get it done” orientation. No challenge is too daunting and no task too ordinary, if it matters for the success of the initiative.

You’ll report directly to TEACH.org’s Chief Program Officer, and join a nimble, close-knit team to launch, manage, and continually evolve each regional initiative to achieve successful outcomes. As TEACH.org’s first ever Regional Program Manager, your work will also have broader impact: the systems, resources, and best practices you develop will serve as a model to scale to other regions in the future. Additionally, given the expertise of all team members in their specialty areas, and your broad scope of work, this role will give you opportunities to learn and grow in all facets of building a world-class digitally-enabled product that attracts, engages, and cultivates millions of users to consider and pursue the teaching profession.

You also will benefit from TEACH.org’s unique in-office and work-from-home model, where you’ll have the flexibility of working from home ~60% of the time, while still getting the benefit of direct in-person interactions during our “in-office” days. To succeed in this early-stage, flexible, and rapidly-evolving environment, you must also be self-motivated, possess a strong work ethic and excellent communication skills, and be comfortable with unanswered questions. Ultimately, your ability to problem-solve, lead, follow, be resourceful, and quickly learn will help you achieve strong results.

We also know submitting online applications can be impersonal, so feel free to contact us directly and learn more: careers (@) teach.org. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Background

About TEACH.org

TEACH.org is the nation’s only nonprofit with a mission to rebrand the teaching profession as a top career choice and recruit the next generation of talented, diverse educators. TEACH.org began as an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education to address a national teacher shortage and became an independent 501(c)(3) in 2015.

TEACH.org receives tens of millions of dollars each year in donated ad placements, reaching millions around the country with an ad campaign that rebrands teaching. This ad campaign drives visitors to an online one-stop-shop, which is focused on a central challenge: how to inspire people to commit to teaching and support their steps to enter the profession, so we can increase the share of that population that ultimately becomes a teacher.

To harness the impact of its ad campaign and online platform, TEACH.org executes state- or metro area recruitment initiatives, in partnership with local partners and stakeholders. As Regional Program Manager, you will take ownership of our partner relationships in our existing Dallas-Fort Worth and Kansas City initiatives, our soon-to-launch Houston metro area initiative, and potentially one or two more future regional initiatives. As you help ensure the success of these regional initiatives, you’ll also play a leading role in building a model that can be replicated across the country.

About TEACH.org’s Regional Initiatives

The purpose of our regional initiatives (e.g., TeachDFW, TEACH Kansas City, TEACH Houston) is to raise the profile of teaching in these metro areas and attract more talent into the profession. This is accomplished through a regional ad campaign, a direct outreach campaign on college and high school campuses, digital media, online experiences, a Talk-to-a-Teacher program, and events and programming that expose prospects to teaching. These resources aim to inspire prospective teachers to join the profession, dispel misperceptions, and support the steps they need to take to enter the profession (i.e., get training, finance the training program, earn a professional credential, find a job). To see what a regional digital website looks like, we encourage you to visit www.teachdfw.org.

While each regional initiative varies based on local context and the capacity of our local partners, TEACH.org typically directly oversees the PSA campaign and digital recruiting platform, while the regional harbormaster is the primary convener of the local stakeholder group, meaning the school districts, teacher preparation programs, and other key stakeholders in the region.

The TEACH.org team is a “shared services” team that serves all of our regional partners. You will work with this team and ensure that they are delivering effectively on the goals and strategy for each regional initiative. This team works together virtually from around the country, with hubs in SF, Seattle, and New York. Each regional harbormaster has a designated a point person who will lead the initiative with you, and provide valuable insights and connections into the region and stakeholder group.

Responsibilities & Requirements

Responsibilities

Provide Initiative Leadership and Management

  • Serve as primary project manager for all components of the regional initiatives, from aligning on goals, facilitating quarterly and annual strategic planning, developing project plans, and keeping everyone on task and on time
  • Regularly engage with the regional harbormasters and the TEACH.org team to make key decisions for launch and ongoing success of each initiative
  • Work with the regional harbormaster to plan and facilitate up to five in-person stakeholder meetings each year
  • Assess each regional initiative’s success in terms of recruiting new pre-service teachers in order to continuously analyze and refine the initiative’s goals, KPIs, activities, and strategies to maximize results
  • Leverage regional context and relationships to identify, prioritize, and pursue opportunities to innovate and build upon the existing regional initiative to increase the impact of regional initiatives

Oversee Regional Digital Recruiting Platforms (DRP)

  • Coordinate the TEACH.org Shared Services team and regional partners to create and continuously improve each region’s DRP (e.g., www.teachdfw.org)
  • Support regional harbormaster in sourcing compelling information from partner school districts and EPPs to create and maintain their profiles on the site
  • Support harbormasters as they collaborate with EPP partners to get more prospects to apply to their programs, such as developing guides for their application process (e.g., user-friendly online “checklists”) and coordinating with EPP recruitment staff to conduct outreach and provide support to applicants
  • Support harbormasters as they collaborate with district partners to identify and encourage their students and staff to consider the teaching profession and subsequently recruit them back to teach in their district when they complete their training
  • Ensure the DRP is effectively promoting high quality events by supporting the event submission process from partners to publicize existing events, as well as identifying and sharing event best practices and how-to/implementation guides to inspire and support partners in launching new events
  • Support harbormasters in managing the partner districts and EPPs to distribute outreach materials provided by TEACH.org to reach as many high school and college students as possible and subscribe them to the regional initiative email and social media channels

Requirements

Experiences

  • 3+ years as a project or program manager of a complex, multi-stakeholder, effort resulting in strong measurable outcomes
  • Successful track record in managing a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ideal candidates will also possess experience in early-stage organizations, teaching, the K-12 education system, digital marketing, talent recruitment, sales/account management, public-private partnerships, and/or online products and services
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred

Skills

  • Superb written and verbal communication abilities
  • Stellar organization and time management
  • Outstanding meeting planning and facilitation skills
  • Excellent collaboration skills with strong orientation toward giving and receiving feedback

Work & Travel Orientation

  • Able to work independently in a remote capacity, while remaining looped in with the team
  • Able and willing to travel 6-12 times per year for meetings with harbormasters and regional partners

Apply Now

Please send a resume and cover letter to careers(@)teach.org. We will be reviewing candidates on a rolling basis, so the sooner you apply, the better.

Anti-Discrimination Policy & Commitment to

Diversity

TEACH.org is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor. We encourage talented individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

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TEACH.org is the nation’s only nonprofit, as of 2015, with a mission to rebrand the teaching profession as a top career choice and recruit the next generation of talented, diverse educators. TEACH.org began as an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education to address a national teacher shortage.

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