Leading Men Program Manager (Milwaukee, WI)


Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

Published:

04/10/2018

Start Date:

06/18/2018

Address

Milwaukee
Wisconsin
United States

Description

POSITION: The Literacy Lab is seeking a dynamic, organized, full-time Program Manager to lead its Leading Men Fellowship program in Milwaukee. The Fellowship puts young men of color at the center of change in our education system by training them to be early literacy tutors for a school year through a residency-style fellowship program. The Program Manager is primarily responsible for leading a team of Leading Men Fellows and an Early Literacy Coach, in partnership with school staff, to implement a nationally recognized early literacy intervention program. The Program Manager supports Fellows, oversees implementation fidelity, and analyzes program data to ensure that our team makes a measurable impact on the literacy skills of students in Milwaukee and on the personal and professional development of the Fellows. The Program Manager is responsible for building and maintaining strategic relationships with principals, school district leaders, higher education institutions, and other community partners and stakeholders, leading to the long-term sustainability and success of the program. This leadership position is an excellent opportunity to join an entrepreneurial, fast-moving team in a high-performing nonprofit dedicated to closing the literacy achievement gap.



ABOUT THE LITERACY LAB: The Literacy Lab is a fast-paced, Washington, DC-based non-profit organization, whose mission is to provide low-income children with individualized reading instruction to improve their literacy skills, leading to greater success in school and increased opportunities in life. We partner with school districts to add capacity in high-need schools to close the literacy achievement gap for children before third grade. The Literacy Lab will open an office and launch the Leading Men Fellowship in Milwaukee in summer 2018.



JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: The Program Manager, who is based in Milwaukee, WI and reports to the Director of Innovation and Strategy in Washington, DC, is responsible for the following:


●     Leading the implementation of The Literacy Lab’s Leading Men Fellowship in Milwaukee and ensuring fidelity to the research-based model in collaboration with other team members.

●     Managing, supporting, and building relationships with an Early Literacy Coach and 10 full-time Leading Men Fellows while creating a positive, motivating environment for all team members.

●     Building and managing relationships with school sites, principals, school district officials.

●     Helping with the annual recruitment and placement of a diverse team of high-performing, full-time Leading Men Fellows, in partnership with the Recruitment Team.

●     Collaborating with Literacy Lab staff to ensure that Fellows have a positive, meaningful experience by planning and organizing a summer training institute and creating professional and personal development opportunities for Fellows throughout the school year.

●     Working closely with Literacy Lab staff and other members of the Leading Men team in other parts of the country to implement the Leading Men Fellowship personal and professional development curriculum through a series of Professional Learning Group meetings.

●     Supporting and coaching Leading Men Fellows in the selection of appropriate post-Fellowship options.

●     Collaborating with local partners to identify, select, and train mentors to support Leading Men Fellows throughout the Fellowship.

●     Analyzing Fellow outcomes to drive success and make programmatic improvements; working closely with the Early Literacy Coach to use data to monitor the success of Fellows and students.

●     Serving as an ambassador to build support for The Literacy Lab with prospective funders, schools, and community partners through site visits and events.

●     Other duties to promote the success of the program, as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS: We are seeking candidates with:


●     A deep commitment to closing the achievement gap.

●     Interest in expanding and improving professional opportunities in education for young men of color.

●     A track record of leadership, taking initiative, going above and beyond, and relentlessly pursuing results.

●     The ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced and quickly changing environment.

●     Strong problem-solving skills, the ability to manage projects with minimal direction, an entrepreneurial growth mindset, and a can-do attitude.

●     Excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail and deadlines.

●     The ability to connect with, inspire, and coach young adults in a professional setting.

●     A focus on continuous improvement; open to feedback and guidance.

●     The capacity to manage multiple demands and shifting priorities.

●     The ability to face challenging situations calmly and competently.

●     Strong professional communication skills; comfort engaging with a variety of audiences; personable and engaging personality.

●     Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010 (or later) software, especially Word, Outlook, and Excel.

●     Experience working in education, a related field, or with high-need communities preferred.

●     Bachelor’s Degree (at minimum)



COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:


This position offers competitive compensation, a flexible work environment, employer-paid health and dental insurance, a commuter benefits plan, a 403b retirement plan, employer-paid life insurance coverage, employer-paid short and long-term disability coverage, and paid vacation.



APPLICATION DETAILS:


Please send cover letter, resume, and three references with contact information via e-mail (ATTN: Milwaukee Leading Men Fellowship Program Manager) to jobs@theliteracylab.org. The Literacy Lab is an equal opportunity employer. The Literacy Lab’s policy is to provide equal opportunity at all times without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, family responsibility, physical or mental disability, medication, or status as a veteran.

Benefits

This position offers competitive compensation, a flexible work environment, employer-paid health and dental insurance, a commuter benefits plan, a 403b retirement plan, employer-paid life insurance coverage, employer-paid short and long-term disability coverage, and paid vacation. 

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

jobs@theliteracylab.org

http://www.theliteracylab.org/our-work/leadingmen

Please send cover letter, resume, and three references with contact information via e-mail (ATTN: Milwaukee Leading Men Fellowship Program Manager) to jobs@theliteracylab.org. The Literacy Lab is an equal opportunity employer. The Literacy Lab’s policy is to provide equal opportunity at all times without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, family responsibility, physical or mental disability, medication, or status as a veteran.


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