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Project Manager, Work Based Learning Labs (WBLL)

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HERE to HERE
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Bronx, NY
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Published 11 days ago

About HERE to HERE:

HERE to HERE enhances paths to rewarding careers for young people by uniting employers, educators and community-based organizations in the Bronx and across New York City. Our vision is a thriving, inclusive economy, in the Bronx and elsewhere, driven by meaningful partnerships between young people and employers. We work closely with high schools, postsecondary programs (and particularly CUNY and its Bronx campuses), community-based organizations, public officials, and employers.

Our goal is to build partnerships and policies that help employers identify the talent they need to thrive and ensure every student develops the passion, experience, and professional network to succeed in a career of their choice.

Over the past three years, HERE to HERE has successfully established itself as the intermediary that champions young people by working to redefine the systems that unfairly burden Black and Brown students as they pursue their career ambitions. We understand that the issues are complex and interrelated. That’s why we create effective partnerships, prioritize the thoughts and opinions of young people, and mobilize people and organizations—demonstrating how our collective efforts to create a just and inclusive talent system will create lasting change. How we reinvent these systems determines our future.

HERE to HERE’s priorities are to elevate student career success as the shared and primary priority of students, families, communities, educational institutions, public agencies, employers, and elected officials and to make best practice common practice through:

 

●      Adoption of the Key Distinguishers by practitioners, policymakers, and funders.

●      Demonstrate and elevate exemplars in braided pathways.

●      Building the narrative and case for prioritizing student career success and work-based learning.

●      Codifying and demonstrating authentic co-creation with students to create best practice and mobilize champions.

●      Focusing on organizational well-being and sustainability, including deepening our diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging practices.

Reports to:

Director, 9-16 Educational Partnerships

To Apply:

Apply directly online through the HERE to HERE Career portal: https://www.heretohere.org/about/careers/

Please be sure to include a cover letter and resume. We may request writing or curriculum samples during the interview process. We will be reviewing candidates until we find the right person for the role.

Position Summary:

The Project Manager will forge and maintain relationships with educational institutions (High Schools and CUNY Institutions) towards the goals of (1) supporting in the development of work based learning opportunities and (2) advancing the adoption of Braided Pathways. A HERE to HERE Project Manager, Work Based Learning Lab (WBLL) works with partner schools across The Bronx to provide training, resources, and support in service of strengthening school capacity.

 

The Work-Based Learning Lab (WBLL) team partners with educational institutions, employers and CBOs to braid work-based learning opportunities into academic experiences. The team works to develop organizational capacity, incubate ideas, and empower educational institutions to integrate work based learning (WBL) through HERE to HERE’s Key Distinguishers. Our goal is to demonstrate scalable strategies that are student-centered and based on best-practices from the field.

 

The Project Manager, WBLL serves as a critical lever to strengthen the capacity of schools to integrate work based learning (WBL) and deepen career readiness efforts. To achieve this goal, the Project Manager, WBLL will:

●      deepen work-based learning implementation within high schools and CUNY campuses through HERE to HERE’s Key Distinguishers

●      act as a thought partner to educators and work in tandem with HERE to HERE’s WBLL Team. 

●      promote reflection, provide guidance and structure where needed, and advance school goals through collaboration and continuous improvement.

●      ensure high-quality, capacity building, support through co-planning, resource coordination, and guidance.

●      design learning communities for educators to learn from each other, strengthen their knowledge, solve problems of practice, and advocate for the system change work that is needed to build capacity within their schools.

●      demonstrate and model a passion for thought leadership, work based learning, and education reform.

This is a full-time overtime-exempt position. Since the start of the ongoing pandemic, HERE to HERE staff have been working from home. When the office reopens, this role will be based out of the HERE to HERE office, located in The Bronx, and will travel throughout NYC via public transportation to meetings and events. 

We are looking for someone who is passionate about our mission and will thrive in a high energy, dynamic team like ours. And we mean TEAM. We collaborate, engage in healthy debate, jump in wherever our skills are needed, we all lead and follow. We are a group of unique individuals who truly believe in this work.

Position Responsibilities:

●      Project Design and Management: Partner with educational institutions, employers, CBO’s and other senior leaders to develop, launch, and monitor new initiatives that enable expansion and increased impact in alignment with HERE to HERE’s Key Distinguishers.

●      Strategic Support: Support cross-organizational teams executing multiple, concurrent high-profile, strategic growth initiatives with partners or coalitions, with accountability for high quality deliverables and timely results.

●      Project Management: Ensure the success of complex projects by providing mentorship, direct feedback, thought partnership, and coaching to internal and external stakeholders.

●      Professional Learning: Work in coordination with Work Based Learning Labs (WBLL) team members to develop WBL professional learning opportunities and facilitate training network high schools, HERE to HERE affiliate schools and CBOs.

●      Meeting Design and Facilitation: Support the development and facilitation H2H Learning Communities (quarterly convenings of HERE to HERE network schools where educators share best practices and work collaboratively to improve WBL efforts). Identify and share best practices across the network.

●      Client Management: Provide policy guidance and technical assistance to educational practitioners.

●      Strategic Consultation: Establishes and maintains clear communication and cooperative working relationships with a variety of educators and stakeholders.

●      Program Evaluation: Support program evaluation processes and provide feedback on program effectiveness to site and program administrators.

●      Data and Impact: Work with educational institutions and H2H partners to capture data around work-based learning goals.

●      Research and Reporting: Prepares reports, maintains program files and record keeping systems for accountability.

●      Student Agency: Create and support student programming and recruitment for HERE to HERE events.

●      Technical Support: Provide technical support in work-based learning platforms.

●      Summer Youth Employment: Support H2H high school network schools in operationalizing and managing Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

●      Teaming and Collaboration: Collaborate with colleagues to address organizational changes needed to support successful implementation of new initiatives, including structures, processes, and systems.

 

Required Attributes, Attitudes, Skills & Knowledge

As part of this team, you will be most successful if you possess most of the following:

•       Experience communicating effectively with organizational leadership at the High School and/or CUNY level; must enjoy working closely with school-based leaders and practitioners. Appreciation for school specific culture, programming and workflows.

•       Knowledge of approaches that connect the developmental needs of adolescents to real world learning. Knowledge of strategies to explore personal passions and interests, draw upon the inquiry process to further understandings, and model living as a lifelong learner.

•       Experience in youth development or school-based work; BA in related field or 3-4 years equivalent real-world of experience in an educational setting preferred.

•       Knowledge of principles and practices of instruction, curriculum, professional development and assessment. Ability to design and support implementation of school-wide systems and structures. Ability to motivate, challenge and guide others in the improvement of educational goals.

•       Ability to plan, organize and conduct coaching activities, instructional activities, develop lesson plans, design curriculum, observe lessons, provide feedback, and coach teachers.

•       Ability to utilize reflective coaching in content and pedagogy. Ability to adapt generalizable goals to specific school contexts. Knowledge of coaching models and resources for continuous improvement.

•       Experience in communicating effectively with young people; must enjoy working with high school youth. Appreciation for the unique life experiences of each student.

•       Ability to effectively present information both orally and written to individuals, public groups, employers, and students and their parents, with experience in strengths/asset-based language.

•       Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize work in a small, nimble organization.

•       Knowledge of database, spreadsheet, and word processing software as well as cloud-based programs. Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and Google Suite required..

•       Ability to work with multiple constituents, primarily in The Bronx, including travel by public transportation.

•       Unwavering commitment to service and social justice; willing to engage with and support colleagues and partners in addressing systemic barriers to youth success and the root causes of racial inequity.

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a full-time overtime-exempt position. HERE to HERE staff have worked remotely since March 2020. When the office opens, likely Fall 2021, this role will be based out of the HERE to HERE office, located in The Bronx and will travel throughout NYC via public transportation to meetings and events.

HERE to HERE offers extremely generous medical (including sponsored dependent and family plans), dental and vision insurance, Employee Assistance Program, 401K match, generous paid time off benefits (currently 20 days PTO and 13 paid holidays), and paid parental leave.


HERE to HERE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: HERE to HERE is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at HERE to HERE are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. HERE to HERE will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. HERE to HERE encourages applicants of all ages. HERE to HERE is committed to building a diverse staff and encourages applications from people of color.


About HERE to HERE:

HERE to HERE enhances paths to rewarding careers for young people by uniting employers, educators and community-based organizations in the Bronx and across New York City. Our vision is a thriving, inclusive economy, in the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 21, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 14, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$60,000 - $75,000

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Bronx, NY
Associated Location
452 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455, United States
2nd Floor

How to Apply

To Apply:

Apply directly online through the HERE to HERE Career portal: https://www.heretohere.org/about/careers/

Please be sure to include a cover letter and resume. We may request writing or curriculum samples during the interview process. We will be reviewing candidates until we find the right person for the role.

To Apply:

Apply directly online through the HERE to HERE Career portal: https://www.heretohere.org/about/careers/

Please be sure to include a cover letter and resume. We may request…

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