Program Manager to oversee and execute a multi-district pilot of math tutoring projects that uses outcomes-based contracts as the basis of the contracting arrangement between math tutoring providers and participating school districts. The Program Manager will be responsible for executing all elements of the project, including managing relationships with districts, collecting relevant data, ensuring a series of tools and communications resources are developed and disseminated, and reporting to funders.
The Program Manager will oversee all day-to-day operations of the Outcomes Based Contracting (OBC) Math Tutoring Pilot, ensuring the project meets all deliverables, is on-time, and within budget. They will support participating districts to problem-solve on the ground and glean information across districts both to share lessons learned and to identify ways to strengthen the pilot over time. They will seek ways to bolster capacity for and understanding of outcomes-based contracting in K-12 broadly. They will work collaboratively across the organization with Program and Communications staff at all levels, as well as directly with partner districts and math tutoring providers.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Develop project management structure, ensuring visibility to team members to status and progress of project elements
- Track progress against outcomes and goals of project, helping to ensure we have time, capacity, and adequate planning time to ensure we are able to achieve project goals on time and within budget
- Schedule all virtual and in-person events
- Launch, manage web-based hub of resources, updates, and other information about the pilot and about OBC
- Represent the OBC project in other networks of education advocates (Chiefs for Change, tutoring networks, research networks, etc.)
- Manage reporting to funders; drafting updates and ensuring SEF Chief of Staff, CEO and Program Director provide input
- Build library of OBC resources to be housed on web hub and disseminated through other networks
- Coordinate and oversee vendors on this project, including technical assistance providers and communications consultants.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, cultivating trusting relationships with district partners and tutoring providers and maintaining close contact with funders. The Program Manager will be helping shape a collaborative approach to problem-solving between districts and providers. This takes a deft hand; creative approaches; and a respectful, risk-taking posture.
- This pilot will have lots of moving parts. The Program Manager needs to have a vision for how complex projects come together, comfort in managing complex projects, and flexibility when things do not go as planned.
- Keen ability to organize and prioritize workload
- Extremely strong skills in Google Docs and/or Word; Google slides and/or Powerpoint; Google sheets and/or Excel
- Ideally, this Program Manager sees opportunities for expansion (to more districts) and for showcasing the work (representing the pilot in conferences, helping people write about it, identifying opportunities for education media to write about it).
- Strong working knowledge of K-12 school systems, including how districts make decisions about programs and the kind of data collected to understand program success. It would be wonderful for this Program Manager to have reasonably good knowledge about district purchasing processes.
- Depth or willingness to quickly develop depth in outcomes-based contracting and pay-for-success work (primarily in the public sector)
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree is preferred