Program Manager


Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Salary is commensurate with experience.

Published:

04/04/2018

Start Date:

05/14/2018

Application Deadline:

04/30/2018

Address

500 12th St.
Suite 350
Oakland
California
94607
United States

Description

About the Position

We are currently seeking a Program Manager to join the Pivot team. This position will be responsible for managing a portfolio of grant-funded projects with Local Education Agencies or LEAs (County Offices, School Districts and/or Charter Management Organizations, and school sites).


The Program Manager will be primarily responsible for managing the successful execution of these projects from launch (in some cases) through achievement of all deliverables. This includes managing project plans and project resources. This also includes managing regular project meetings, and supervising any project support staff (mostly independent contractors or consultants, part time and/or temporary staff).


The Program Manager must be able to successfully build long-term relationships with LEA partners. They will also manage project partnerships including partnerships with other support providers, research organizations, technology companies, policy and advocacy organizations, and state entities. The Program Manager will also contribute to the overall programmatic direction and strategy of the portfolio. They will also support the sustainability and scalability of Pivot’s work.


The ideal candidate would be committed to Pivot’s mission, and have strong project management skills. They would also have solid communication, facilitation, and technical assistance skills and have experience developing resources for educators.


This position should have experience working in or with Local Education Agencies or LEAs (County Offices, School Districts and/or Charter Management Organizations, and school sites). They should also have knowledge of quality teaching and learning, including deep knowledge of the Common Core State Standards and/or the California State Standards.


This is a full-time, Exempt position based out of Pivot’s Oakland, CA office. Monthly travel to project sites will be required; project sites are located throughout California.


Key Responsibilities

·       Develop and manage a project plan for each project. Successfully execute on project plans, achieving major deliverables against set deadlines. Work with the Vice President to manage project resources.

·       Lead regular (likely weekly) meetings of the project teams to ensure progress is being made, to troubleshoot, and make revisions to work moving forward.

·       Supervise project support staff (mostly independent contractors or consultants, part time and/or temporary staff).

·       Develop and/or maintain productive relationships with LEAs to support successful collaboration with Pivot. Develop and/or maintain productive relationships with all non-LEA partners, including other support providers, research organizations, technology companies, policy and advocacy organizations, and state entities.

·       Directly deliver technical assistance for all projects. This will include preparing for, facilitating, and following up from site meetings. The meetings could include single LEAs or multiple LEAs, in a network structure. Direct technical assistance would also likely include working directly with LEAs to move work forward and providing on-going coaching for all LEA partners. In some cases, direct assistance would also include conducting trainings or workshops with LEA partners, as they are needed. To do this, you would utilize Pivot’s approach to change design and continuous improvement. You would also leverage our best practices in managing networks of LEAs.

·       Develop and/or revise content to support all projects. This includes building on our processes, developing meeting, training or workshop materials, toolkits and resource libraries for LEAs, etc. Ensure that content is high quality and easily accessible on various platforms.

·       Collaborate with the team to ensure the sustainability and scalability of our work long-term, including working with a Product Manager to develop saleable products from grant-funded work.

·       Contribute to the overall programmatic direction and strategy of the portfolio of projects. Coordinate with Pivot staff in other projects and/or portfolios, to ensure that our work is aligned.

·       Collaboratively develop and implement a strategy and plan for disseminating our work. Develop and/or revise content for the purposes of sharing our work through webinars, conferences, etc. Collaboratively facilitate presentations for projects. Collaboratively communicate and market our work through social media, websites, etc.

·       As needed, work with the team to provide information to Pivot’s funders, board of directors, and other audiences.


Qualifications

·       Strong project management skills, including the ability to set priorities and track multiple timelines. Ability to develop and manage project plans for each project, manage self and stakeholders to deadlines and deliverables, and support achievement of project goals.

·       Adaptability and capacity to solve problems both efficiently and collaboratively and both creatively and strategically.

·       Experience working in or with K-12 education.

·       Exceptional communication skills, written and oral.

·       Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with diverse groups and individuals and the ability to work effectively with educators and partner organizations.

·       Superb facilitation skills, including the capacity to facilitate meetings, trainings or workshops, and technical assistance engagements (e.g. professional development, coaching, etc.).

·       Strong content development skills, including developing meeting materials, training and/or workshop materials, and/or other support materials (like toolkits and resource libraries).

·       Knowledge of California and national education policy and public education reform.

·       Knowledge of the Common Core State Standards and/or California State Standards.

·       Able to travel regularly to project sites across California.

·       Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in related field preferred.

·       Experience with user-centered design processes preferred.

·       Experience managing networks of LEAs preferred.

·       Experience working with technology in the education sector preferred.

·       A commitment to the mission and vision of Pivot Learning and a desire to continually broaden and deepen the organization's impact.

Benefits

Compensation and Benefits   

Pivot Learning offers a competitive compensation package, including medical/dental/vision insurance, 403b, vacation leave, sick leave, and 15 paid holidays.  

Level of Language Proficiency

English (required)

Multi-Lingual (a benefit)

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

resume@pivotlearning.org

https://www.pivotlearning.org/about/careers/

If you would like to apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to resume@pivotlearning.org. Indicate the position title in the subject line of the email for the fastest consideration. In your cover letter, please comment on how your skills and experience are a good match for this position, your salary requirements, and where you heard about this position.


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