Interim Program Manager (Literacy)

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $72,800
Maximum: $72,800
Details: $35/hr up to 40 hours/week



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States


The Problem

Millions of low-income children are impacted by our nation’s persistent reading achievement gap. Children spend only 25% of their waking time in traditional school settings and many lack continuous access to learning during out of school time. What if we capitalize on the remaining 75% of their time? What if we create collaboration between families and teachers? What are the implications if we unlock growth potential to close the reading gap?

Springboard’s Solution

Springboard partners with schools to augment children’s reading time beyond traditional classroom hours. Parents and teachers work as a team to help scholars move towards individualized learning goals. Teachers build relationships with families through home visits and facilitating family workshops. Further, they create individual plans targeting the needs of each student and share them with parents. Springboard leaders coach teachers, train family members and cultivate reading habits so that our scholars have the requisite skills to access life opportunities.

About Springboard Afterschool:

The Springboard Afterschool program trains teachers to effectively target instruction and coach families in order to accelerate struggling readers’ progress during the academic year. Key programmatic components include:

  • Family Outreach: Teachers lay the foundation for a strong partnership by conducting home visits/ family partner meetings at their families’ homes.
  • Data Collection: Teachers hone their assessment techniques, obtain crucial information about scholars, and measure reading growth by completing reliable baseline and post-program reading assessments. Data is also used to created individualized Student Action Plans that are shared with families at the 1st Family Workshop.
  • Family workshops: Teachers facilitate four workshops that train parents to select on-level books and ask questions before, during, and after reading.
  • Guided Reading: Teachers lead small-group literacy instruction three days per week after school.
  • Coaching: Springboard Coaches provide two hours of coaching to schools per week and co-facilitate with Site Managers weekly, hour-long Professional Learning Community (PLC) sessions training teachers on best practices around individualized literacy instruction and parent engagement.
  • Learning Bonuses: Springboard distributes educational incentives—including books and tablets—during a capstone celebration.

Does this describe you?

The Interim Program Manager position is designed to support pre-programming while our Program Director is on maternity leave. It will involve a month-long training period before transitioning to pre-program responsibilities.

This position is ideal for:

  • A seasoned teacher or educational leader looking for a temporary role.
  • A leader with at least 5 years of overall professional experience; ideally within education, non-profits or program management/operations.
  • A multi-tasker who enjoys working with teachers, families and leaders on school campuses.
  • An individual committed to high quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
  • A leader experienced in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage high-performance teams, and set and achieve strategic objectives.
  • A technically strong individual with an openness to learning our database (SLINKY).
  • An organized and execution-oriented individual with acute attention to the smallest detail.
  • An excellent communicator and relationship builder with an ability to collaborate with a variety of diverse internal and external stakeholders.
  • A leader who enjoys leading trainings and feeling satisfaction when others feel empowered to execute the work at their school sites.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Pre-Program Training:

  • Collaborate with Bay Area Program Director to ensure solid grasp of program goals, structure, and project plan.

Communication with Springboard Teams & School Teams:

  • Lead check-in calls, as needed, with site leaders and operations staff prior to launch.
  • Respond to questions in a timely manner (generally within 24 hours).
  • Participate in weekly program planning calls with national colleagues, as needed.
  • Support all school teams to troubleshoot as needed.

Pre-program Logistics:

  • Work with Operations Coordinator to ensure schedules and calendars are customized for specific school sites and/or regions.
  • Schedule and conduct principal planning meetings at each partner site to establish expectations.
  • Host family information sessions to support enrollment, as needed.
  • Support Springboard’s Operations Coordinator to ensure we adequately train school staff to ensure students are enrolled in our database well in advance of program launch.
  • Ensure teachers are prepared for and lead high-quality home visits (parent partner meetings).
  • Leverage school partners/leaders to ensure our pre-programming work is successfully executed.
  • Send weekly updates to principals, site leaders, and other decision-makers about program planning, including, hiring, enrollment, home visit completion, and PD attendance.
  • Partner with school or district liaisons to ensure we’re complying with district protocol.
  • Coordinate with colleagues around all training, materials, HR issues relevant to successful afterschool implementation.

Recruitment and Hiring:

  • Work with Operations Coordinator to customize teacher and site-based job descriptions for each partner district.
  • Lead Teacher and Site Leader Information Sessions that generate excitement and staff leads.
  • In collaboration with national colleagues, establish system to screen, interview, and extend seasonal job offers to qualified candidates.

Staff and Teacher Training:

  • Host or co-host all city-wide Afterschool orientations, trainings, and seminars.
  • Support scheduling of pre-programming PDs.
  • Coordinate with Springboard colleagues to ensure training plans are detailed and communicated to program partners well in advance of program launch.
  • Lead appropriate trainings and ensure attendees feel empowered to execute the work.
  • Collaborate with Operations Coordinator to ensure all materials, books, and incentives are delivered to sites before programming commences.
  • Communicate expectations regarding incentive distribution to children and families and collection of materials at the end of the program.

How will you spend your time before the start of programming?

Before programming officially starts, you will spend a month working closely with the Program Director to ensure you have a firm command of the pre-programming work that lies ahead. This will include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Working closely with Bay Area staff to understand program direction and desired outcomes, and establish action plans for each school and/or district.
  • Directing and/or leading the orientation and training of all site leaders and teachers.
  • Monitoring all student enrollment and hiring activity to ensure conformity with best practices in consideration of local practice.
  • Partnering with Operations Coordinator to ensure seasonal teams have the materials they need, before they need it.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual spanish candidates are encourage to apply.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Send a resume and cover letter with the subject “Your Name – Interim Program Manager, Bay Area” describing your interest to Eligible candidates will be interviewed and possibly asked to submit sample work.