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School Partnerships Manager

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Character Lab
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Philadelphia, PA
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Published 4 days ago

Character Lab is looking for a School Partnerships Manager. Reporting to the head of our School Partnerships team (Meg Foran), 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. We especially encourage applicants who identify as Black, Latinx, Asian, Native American, and/or LGBTQ+ to apply for this position.

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. We are looking for an individual who has experience working directly with educators and School or District Leadership and also understands the complexities of working with schools. Able to juggle multiple projects at once, the right candidate is an effective communicator who embraces time management, which will allow them to 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, distributed team that maintains high standards for productivity and a strong team culture. To learn more, read our Culture Book.

Job Responsibilities

  • Liaise with and foster strong relationships with both potential and current school partners
  • Recruit and onboard new school partners
  • Lead presentations to current and potential school partners
  • Create operational procedures for different types of research activities at schools
  • Improve processes and systems for 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 (once travel is safe again)
  • Identify opportunities for increased efficiency
  • Maintain attention to detail and accuracy in all tasks
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

Job Requirements

Character Lab understands that job requirements sometimes exclude historically marginalized groups, such as BIPOC individuals or those who identify as LGBTQ+, from applying to jobs for which they are qualified. Even if you don’t meet 100% of the specific requirements listed below, or if you achieved these requirements through unconventional channels, we encourage you to apply.

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years relevant work experience; Master’s degree a plus
  • Prior experience working in education or with an education-related organization
  • Strong interest in and passion for research
  • 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
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (able to read, speak, and write in Spanish) is preferred

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. The annual salary range for this position is $60,000-$80,000.

Character Lab is looking for a School Partnerships Manager. Reporting to the head of our School Partnerships team (Meg Foran), the School Partnerships Manager will work closely with Character Lab’s network of school and district partners to…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

USD 60,000 - USD 80,000Competitive salary is commensurate with an individual’s experience and skills

Benefits

All full-time positions offer competitive salaries and include full benefits with 100% employer-sponsored healthcare and 403(b) with employer match.

All full-time positions offer competitive salaries and include full benefits with 100% employer-sponsored healthcare and 403(b) with employer match.

Level of Language Proficiency

English fluency - required

Spanish fluency (reading, speaking, writing) - preferred

English fluency - required

Spanish fluency (reading, speaking, writing) - preferred

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
3675 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Suite 200

How to Apply

Please use the application link to apply. Please only reach out to the email address if you have technical challenges submitting your materials.

Please use the application link to apply. Please only reach out to the email address if you have technical challenges submitting your materials.

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