School Partnerships Manager

Character Lab - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Full time

Job Overview

Character Lab is looking for a School Partnerships Manager. Reporting to the Director of School Partnerships, the School Partnerships Manager will work closely with Character Lab’s network of school and district partners to make the school-based research process fast, frictionless, and fruitful. This is an exciting opportunity for a results-oriented, innovative professional to have a tremendous impact by cultivating school partnerships and developing and coordinating systems for conducting research activities in schools.

The School Partnerships Manager will manage multiple projects and timelines simultaneously. They will present at conferences and plan events for school partners, recruit and onboard new schools, create systems for new types of research activities in schools (e.g., student and teacher interviews, teacher surveys, classroom studies), and work to improve our processes for increased efficiency.

We are looking for an individual who has education experience, either as an educator or dealing directly with them, and understands the complexities of working with schools. Juggling multiple projects at once, the right candidate embraces time management, effective communication, and will thrive within our small and dynamic team.

About Character Lab

Founded in 2013 by two educators (Dave Levin and Dominic Randolph) and one scientist (Angela Duckworth), Character Lab is a nonprofit dedicated to advancing scientific insights that help kids thrive. By connecting researchers with educators, Character Lab seeks to create greater knowledge about the conditions that lead to social, emotional, academic, and physical well-being for young people throughout the country. To learn more, go to www.characterlab.org.

Our culture is both challenging (we’re never done improving) and supportive (one of our core values is excessive generosity). We are a small team working under one roof. To learn more, read our Culture Book: https://characterlab.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2019/03/culturebook_digital.10.16.18.pdf

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead presentations to current and potential school partners
  • Liaise with and foster strong relationships with both potential and current school partners
  • Help recruit and onboard new school partners
  • Plan events for current and potential school partners
  • Work directly with on-site research leads to facilitate all research efforts
  • Troubleshoot research issues as needed
  • Travel to meet with current and potential school partners on-site (at least once a month)
  • Create operational procedures for different types of research activities at schools
  • Support the School Partnerships team in improving processes and systems for school partners
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years relevant work experience as an educator or working with educators/schools; Master’s degree a plus
  • Highly effective interpersonal communication, collaboration, presentation, and writing skills
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent team leadership skills
  • Fierce work ethic and sense of purpose, with the ability to work well as part of a dynamic start-up
  • Strong passion for helping educators and students

Physical Demands/Environmental Factors

  • Prolonged and irregular hours of duty, as necessary.
  • Some light-to-medium level of manual labor (e.g., preparing mailings, moving boxes of materials).

Application Process

Character Lab is an equal opportunity employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Please submit a compelling cover letter with your resume.

Compensation and Benefits

Competitive salary is commensurate with an individual’s experience and skills. All full-time employees receive a comprehensive benefits package.

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Role

Project Management

Experience Level

Mid Level

Character Lab

Character Lab advances scientific insights that help kids thrive. By connecting researchers with educators, Character Lab seeks to create greater knowledge about the conditions that lead to social, emotional, academic, and physical well-being for young people throughout the country.

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