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Computer Science Program Manager

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ExpandED Schools | New York, NY
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ExpandED Schools


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Published 21 days ago

At least $65,000

ExpandED Schools is a nonprofit organization that unites the after-school field in New York City and beyond through research, innovation, advocacy, and capacity building to drive policy and practice that improves the quality of learning experiences. ExpandED Schools envisions a world in which all learners are engaged and empowered through meaningful experiences beyond the traditional classroom. We develop scalable and sustainable models that provide more learning time. We:

  • EXPAND the school day: We add more time each day to help close the learning gap by up to 450 hours each school year.
  • ENGAGE the community: We bring additional passion, talent, child development expertise and role models into the classroom.
  • ENHANCE the learning: We balance the curriculum with the arts, movement and personalized hands-on enrichments such as robotics, book clubs, knitting, debate and salsa dance.

ExpandED Schools is seeking a Program Manager to lead on-the-ground implementation of a new initiative designed to support aspiring educators of color seeking teaching careers in computer science. ExpandED Schools’ STEM initiatives seek to support educators in improving their instructional practice, confidence and self-efficacy, and career development. In addition, they provide youth with opportunities to engage in sophisticated inquiry in programs that center youth identities and needs, provide them with authentic choice, are purposefully driven by STEM content and embrace excitement, youth interest, and fun. 

Reporting to the Director of STEM Opportunities, the CS Program Manager will work closely with school and community partners to implement programming, will provide over 80 hours of professional development, will support and coach educators involved in STEM initiatives, and will oversee the unique implementation of programmatic characteristics at approximately 15 sites city-wide. In addition, the Manager will lead a cross-sector working group of stakeholders in the computer science, education, higher education, and teacher preparation communities. Finally, the Manager will liaise with ExpandED’s internal research team to support data collection activities. This role is ideal for someone who thrives in an entrepreneurial, dynamic environment that also requires excellent attention to detail, as this person will play a pivotal role in launching this new initiative, synthesizing lessons from existing STEM programming into future program iterations, and supporting educators of color in New York City.

Responsibilities:

Manage and implement Computer Science programming:

  • Work closely with project partners, including school principals and teachers and afterschool Site Directors and educators to launch on-site CS programming at approximately 15 schools
  • Lead a cross-sector working group of stakeholders in the computer science, education, higher education, and teacher preparation communities, meeting at least quarterly each academic year
  • Lead recruitment of 20-30 aspiring educators of color in the computer science subject area each academic year
  • Provide over 80 hours of computer science professional development, including culturally relevant broad “exposure” trainings to the afterschool field at large and smaller, cohort-based trainings to educators on-track to become formal CS teachers
  • Coordinate and conduct support and coaching visits to schools to provide instructional coaching, on-site support, and to observe program quality; meet with school teams (principal, community partners, and educators) to support program implementation
  • Provide career coaching for aspiring CS educators of color, connecting them to necessary resources regarding traditional and alternative certification pathways, degree programs, application deadlines, and recommended coursework
  • Work deeply with project partners and evaluators to discuss program implementation and quality, seek improvements, and operationalize new program enhancements
  • Contribute to the fiscal management of the initiative by overseeing contracts to partners, participant stipends, and payments to partners as necessary
  • Collaborate with external program partners to support in-service mentor teachers, paired with aspiring educators of color, who support new teacher development through observation and conversation

Other:

  • Work closely with ExpandED Schools Communication Department to document and disseminate best practices including blog posts and communication briefs, as needed
  • Serve as a knowledge-base by providing anecdotal data to shape ExpandED Schools policies as well as the growing field of expanded learning time
  • Collaborate on adjacent STEM initiatives, as needed

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to educational equity
  • At least two years of experience related to formal or informal science education required. Experience working in NYC public schools or afterschool strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated expertise in CS education in either formal or informal settings
  • Experience building and supporting partnerships between schools, community organizations and cultural institutions, particularly in a coaching capacity
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills, including the ability to clearly communicate complex programs to program partners, to share our work during conferences, and to lead high-quality professional learning for educators
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with a proven ability to execute tasks efficiently and with strong attention to detail
  • Flexibility, adaptability and comfort with complexity and change
  • Creative thinking coupled with a sense of humor, strong interpersonal skills, and the desire to work collaboratively
  • Computer skills in Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Willingness and ability to travel to New York City Public schools during afterschool hours with regularity;
  • Willingness to travel outside of New York City as needed

Please note that hiring for this position is contingent upon grant award funding. This position requires regular use of public transportation and regular work in school buildings that may require climbing stairs.

ExpandED Schools is a nonprofit organization that unites the after-school field in New York City and beyond through research, innovation, advocacy, and capacity building to drive policy and practice that improves the quality of learning…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

ExpandED Schools offers a generous benefits package which includes:

  • Full-time and eligible part-time employees receive medical, dental and vision plans for employees and dependents, largely subsidized by ExpandED Schools
  • Health, dependent care and transit pre-tax accounts
  • Employer-paid life insurance and supplemental disability coverage
  • A generous paid time off package which includes 20 vacation days, 8 sick days, 4 personal days and 12 paid holidays (prorated for part-time staff)
  • 403b retirement plan with eligibility for employer contribution of 5% of annual compensation after one year of employment (no match requirement)
  • Commitment to work-life balance
  • Partial tuition reimbursement offered to employees after one year of service
  • Professional development opportunities, including funds to participate in external training and coaching opportunities

ExpandED Schools offers a generous benefits package which includes:

  • Full-time and eligible part-time employees receive medical, dental and vision plans for employees and…

How to Apply

ExpandED Schools believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community through creating a space for important dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. 

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Application instructions:

Interested candidates should send a resume to employment@expandedschools.org Subject: CS Program Manager– [Candidate’s First & Last Name].

In lieu of a cover letter, please complete the following simulation task:

Please provide an email communication with the leadership at a program site (school Principal (fictional name: Ms. Smith) and afterschool Site Director (fictional name: Ms. Diaz)). This site has committed to hiring an aspiring CS educator of color in their afterschool program for the year, however they have yet to confirm the name of the in-service teacher who will serve as a mentor to this aspiring educator. In drafting your email, please consider tone, important information to convey, and effective communication to get results. If necessary, you may provide additional contextual notes alongside the email text for ExpandED Schools staff to use in review.

 

No faxes or phone calls, please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

ExpandED Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ExpandED Schools believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building a…

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New York, NY

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