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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION 

The Black Teacher Collaborative (BTC) believes in the genius and beauty of Black children and the unique role of Black Teachers in cultivating their gifts. BTC seeks to ensure that all Black children will have challenging, affirming, and innovative learning environments staffed by a critical mass of Black educators equipped to maximize their shared racial identity to push students’ academic growth, sociopolitical consciousness, and socio-emotional well-being. BTC aspires to be the leading expert and service provider for supporting the success of Black k-12 public schools while expanding our impact across the American South and to urban centers serving high concentrations of Black students.   

Black Teacher Collaborative is a social entrepreneurial venture providing professional development, products, and services for Black educators working in Black schools.  BTC’s work centers around our Black Liberatory Pedagogical framework that seeks to represent the ideological and instructional manifestations of the concept of education as a vehicle for liberation for Black people as represented across the Black teaching tradition translated into a 21st context.   BTC’s work and pedagogical framework are grounded in the socio-political theory of Black Self-Determination.  We marry our pedagogical framework with a critical interrogation of mainstream best practices and emerging innovations in teaching and learning, Black child development, and the spectrum of disciplines that intersect with Black children and Black educators' educational experiences.     

THE ROLE

BTC is seeking a Program Manager to join us at a pivotal time in the organization’s growth where we are launching several impactive programs that are poised to transform how we educate Black children. The person in this role will be responsible for providing operational, programmatic, and stakeholder engagement support for the Program and Innovation team, specifically for our Gates Foundation funded Algebra 1 Project and an upcoming elementary literacy initiative. As BTC grows its impact, this role will be critical to ensuring that systems are in place to ensure that cohesiveness and quality are consistent throughout all of our solutions. The Program Manager will report directly to the VP, Program, and Innovation. 

  

THE CANDIDATE

We are seeking a talented, intellectually curious,  and experienced program manager with 3+ years of professional experience in education, non-profit program management, youth development, or community engagement (preference given to those with program management experience). The ideal candidate will have the demonstrated capacity to build strong relationships with individuals at all levels, cultures and job functions both inside and outside of the organization.

We are a remote organization, but our preferred time zone for this role is the East Coast.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 


Operations

  • Provide overall operational support for the Program and Innovation team
  • Coordinate efforts between multiple project schedules, ensuring program goals are achieved
  • Producing accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.
  • Creating long- and short-term plans, including setting targets for milestones and adhering to deadlines
  • Maintain all project plans and ensure compliance to the time frame.  Collaborate with stakeholders for all implementation processes.

Programming

  • In coordination with the VP, Program & Innovation, Director of Innovation, and other BTC team members, develop program assessment protocols for evaluation and improvement
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, consultants, and external partners to develop scope, deliverables, and timeline for initiatives
  • Draft language for collateral, presentations, and other external facing documents related to program implementation and liaising with the communications team to build awareness of programs
  • Coordinating events and trainings
  • Participate in grant application writing process
  • Conduct and synthesize research to inform new and existing initiatives

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Initiate and coordinate outreach to potential school partners
  • Liaise with communications team to ensure ongoing contact with existing and potential partners, keeping them informed about programming at BTC
  • Maintain communication with district, school leader, and teacher stakeholders

BODIES OF KNOWLEDGE/REQUIREMENTS

  • At least three years of professional experience in education, non-profit program management, youth development, or community engagement
  • Working knowledge of K-12 teaching and learning landscape
  • Strategic Planning
  • Working knowledge of Black Liberatory Education
  • Required  travel to regional, organization-wide meetings at least 4 times per year (while travel is required for this role, due to COVID 19, non-essential travel has been suspended until further notice)

SKILLS

  • Project Management using Asana software
  • Program Management
  • Internal and External Stakeholder Engagement 
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Proven ability to hold self and others to achieving project milestones and goals
  • Superior writing, oral communication and public speaking skills
  • Knowledge of Google Suite productivity apps

MINDSETS/CHARACTERISTICS 

  • Deep belief and commitment to a Black ideology of self-determination and Black children
  • High level of intellectual curiosity
  • Creativity
  • Solutions oriented
  • Courageous and Adaptive
  • Thinks systematically about challenges and solutions 
  • Agile/flexible

THRIVES IN/UNDER

  • Exploring solutions to complex challenges with limited context where you must quickly assess, analyze and develop possible solutions from which to move work forward   
  • Creating and leading towards results in a creative environment where bold thinking is encouraged and valued 
  • Collaborative environments where the best solutions require input from a variety of perspectives that can result in unstructured ideation. Where you guide towards structured workable solutions and innovations

Disclaimer: This job requisition provides a high-level job definition. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive or exclusive list of job duties. As such, job duties and/or responsibilities within the context of this job requisition may change at the discretion of the employee’s direct supervision.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION 

The Black Teacher Collaborative (BTC) believes in the genius and beauty of Black children and the unique role of Black Teachers in cultivating their gifts. BTC seeks to ensure that all Black children will have…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Employee benefits include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, and a significant paid time‐off package.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Employee benefits include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, and a significant paid time‐off package.

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
976 Brady Avenue Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30318, United States

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their resume at the Black Teacher Collaborative Career Page.

Interested candidates should submit their resume at the Black Teacher Collaborative Career Page.

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