Program Manager, College Readiness Program

Job Type

Full Time

Published

10/05/2018

Address

New York
New York
United States

Description

What do you do all day?

National Math + Science Initiative seeks a highly organized individual willing to join our team as one of our Program Managers directly responsible for the management and support of a cohort of schools and AP for All staff in the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE). The Program Manager ensures the quality implementation and sustainment of programming in the schools we serve by becoming strategic partners for the administrators and supporting DOE staff around shared goals to increase the number of students taking and passing AP exams and expand access to all students.


To achieve our mission as a NMSI Program Manager, we are committed to support program schools in the successful implementation of the AP for All program through the following strategic priorities: 

  • Drive Results through Data-Decision Making—Coach, support, and prepare AP for All Staff and building administrators to plan and monitor progress using data.
  • Build Capacity for SustainabilityDevelop district- and school-level stakeholders to facilitate an academic culture shift in their schools by prioritizing NYC's AP For All program. 
  • Manage Programming through Partnerships Establish effective relationships with AP for All staff and school administrators as strategic partners. Collaborate closely with the NMSI NYC team and NMSI Program Management and Program Operations and Delivery teams to ensure partners experience world class service. 


What are the details?

The Program Manager position reports to the Senior Program Manager, NYC. The Program Manager will demonstrate a commitment to NMSI’s mission, leadership and influencing skills, and a knowledge of secondary teaching and learning; data analysis and exceptional communication and organizational skills are critical for success in this role. The ability to speak compellingly about our work and develop content knowledge in key organizational initiatives is also required. 


While work will vary day to day, there are typical job responsibilities in this role:

  • Manage programming through building strong relationships with school-based and district administrators to increase AP course enrollment and student qualifying AP results;
  • Facilitate analysis of student and teacher performance data in each content area to identify areas for targeted intervention and best practice sharing;
  • Coach building and district administrators to utilize data to develop strong academic programs in their schools, choose best practices for instruction, and hire and train teachers;
  • Coach building and district administrators through periodic check-ins, school visits, and communication that lead them to take ownership of program implementation, follow-through on initiatives, and future sustainability of programming beyond NMSI’s presence in their schools;
  • Build strong relationships with school-based and district administrators to implement and facilitate CRP programming through continued communication, goal-setting, and clear expectations; 
  • Share knowledge and benefits of the AP program, AP course sequences and pre-requisites, and exam policies, and support building administrators around individual course recruitment strategies;
  • Coordinate, prepare, execute, schedule, communicate, maintain and report on all CRP activities and transactions in the schools assigned by the Senior Program Manager;
  • Identify and build relationships with community partners to enhance school support, understand the regional landscape and its impact on student achievement, and continue growth in the region;
  • Collaborate across NMSI teams to help ensure the schools we serve receive the best possible service and support; and
  • Represent NMSI as the leader in providing STEM education and increased opportunity for student success for every school and every region we partner.
  • Other duties as assigned.


What are we looking for?

  • Experience & Education – Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) with a Master’s Degree preferred; minimum of three years as a teacher or administrator also preferred.
  • Expert Communicator – You have excellent interpersonal skills, including oral and written communication, and the ability to authentically connect with diverse constituencies; and facilitating various size groups.
  • Strategic Mindset – You’re a critical thinker who sees ahead to future possibilities and translates them into breakthrough strategies and you make good data-driven decisions.
  • Entrepreneurial – You live for the hustle that’s required to meet ambitious goals with an appetite for collaboration.
  • Organized & Productive – You’re a master at project planning and managing multiple priorities and you do not let distractions or complexity prevent you from meeting goals. You are highly organized with extreme attention to detail, accuracy, and problem-solving abilities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Reliable Transportation – You have access to reliable transportation to visit schools.


What else do we value?

  • Accountability - Delivering on commitments made to our stakeholders, transparency about progress and outcomes, and ownership of responsibility for the decisions we make. 
  • Collaboration - Trust, open communication and teamwork inside and outside the organization to maximize our shared knowledge and bring greater value to our mission.
  • Equity - Access and opportunity for all students to succeed, regardless of zip code.
  • Learning - Fostering dynamic learning environments for students and teachers and using internal and external feedback to continuously improve the quality of our work.
  • Advocacy - Cultivation of strong, strategic relationships that expand our reach and influence and ensure continued positive student outcomes in the communities we serve.


Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree


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