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Massachusetts Program Director

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Springboard Collaborative
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Philadelphia, PA

Springboard Collaborative


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Published 21 days ago

$80,000 - $87,000

About Springboard

Children spend 75% of their waking hours outside the classroom, yet our nation does shockingly little to capture educational value from this time in marginalized communities. Picture a child’s time as an orange. Their classroom experience is a wedge from which the education field is fixated on squeezing more juice. Springboard helps schools juice the rest of the orange, dramatically improving outcomes by harnessing the untapped potential in family engagement.

Low-income parents—often perceived as liabilities rather than as assets—have been left out of the teaching process. With limited access to learning time, their children make slow academic progress during the school year, and they experience chronic regressions over the summer. Research finds that up to two-thirds of the achievement gap in high school is attributable to summer learning loss in elementary school. It took a long time for the field to embrace the idea that all children can learn. It is Springboard’s ambition—and our charge—to prove that all parents can teach.

Springboard Collaborative closes the literacy gap by closing the gap between home and school. We coach educators and family members to help kids learn to read by fourth grade. Springboard envisions a world in which all children have the requisite literacy skills to access life opportunities. Springboard’s programs help teachers and parents achieve learning goals with children through 5-10-week interventions that combine personalized instruction for pre-K through third-graders, workshops training parents to teach reading at home, and professional development for teachers.

Since our founding in 2011, Springboard has scaled from 40 students to ~20,000 this year. Our programs consistently deliver best-in-class results, showcased in these interactive infographics. Weekly parent training workshops average 90%+ attendance. Family workshops and other aspects of our work have been featured in outlets such as Forbes, NPR, and the New York Times. We are out ahead of the field proving a simple but powerful truth: parents’ love for their children is the single greatest and most underutilized natural resource in education. 


About the opportunity

Springboard Collaborative invites talented and passionate candidates to apply for the position of Program Director (PD). The PD will be responsible for managing programming, seasonal staff, and outcomes across multiple cities. This team member brings a wealth of knowledge in pedagogy, elementary literacy instruction, schools and school systems, and adult learning to their daily practice. A successful candidate will be flexible/adaptable, organized, can cultivate teamwork, and is adaptable to systems.


The PD will report to the Senior Program Director as part of the Partner Success team at Springboard. The PD will report to the Director of Programs once that position is filled. This is a great opportunity to support an entrepreneurial team in maximizing the impact of a rapidly growing organization.


We’re looking for candidates who:

  • are flexible: someone who is able to adapt quickly to changing priorities and conditions and can adjust effectively with complexity and change.
  • are persistent: someone who demonstrates tenacity and willingness to go the distance to get something done.
  • cultivate teamwork: someone who reaches out to peers and cooperates with supervisors to establish an overall collaborative working relationship.
  • are organized and can manage multiple projects at once: someone who plans, organizes, schedules, and budgets in an efficient, productive manner, focusing on key priorities, and seeing projects through from start to finish.


Responsibilities:

  • Execute thorough program preparation
  • Drive high quality program implementation
  • Fulfill post-program responsibilities
  • Build and steward school and district-level relationships year-round
  • Support the innovation and expansion of Partnerships and Offerings


While this description is meant to provide a comprehensive overview of the responsibilities of the PD role, we are seeking candidates who demonstrate flexibility and can adapt to evolving needs, shifting responsibilities, and demanding but flexible work hours. 


Required skills, qualifications, and characteristics:

  • Minimum of a B.A./B.S., ideally with a MS or M. Ed. 
  • At least 5-7 years of professional school-based experience; strong preference for elementary literacy expertise
  • Proficiency in basic computer applications (Word, Excel, Google Suite) and ability to learn new systems


Compensation

This is a full-time position. Springboard Collaborative will offer benefits and a salary within the range of $80,000-$87,000, commensurate with experience.


Location: 

  • This position is based in the East Coast region, ranging from New England (New York to Connecticut) to the Mid-Atlantic (Baltimore/DMV area). Preference will be given to candidates who live between the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions and are open to consistent travel throughout the United States.
  • The East Coast office and warehouse is in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Currently, we serve schools in Washington, DC, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, and Connecticut.
  • Under circumstances outside the parameters of COVID-19 restrictions, travel is an integral part of this role and will be based on school/district partnerships.

About Springboard

Children spend 75% of their waking hours outside the classroom, yet our nation does shockingly little to capture educational value from this time in marginalized communities. Picture a child’s time as an orange. Their…

Details at a glance

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

Location

Philadelphia, PA

How to Apply

Please note that you will be required to upload a cover letter and resume to submit your application.

Please note that you will be required to upload a cover letter and resume to submit your application.

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