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Advisor, School-Age (P3)

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Published 28 days ago

Staff whose work requires or potentially could require any in-person interaction with Save the Children colleagues, partners, or beneficiaries must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless otherwise required by law. Save the Children complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.



Save the Children’s U.S. Programs (USP) division is committed to ensuring that all children in rural America have a healthy, strong foundation to thrive as learners and in life. Our contribution to a full cradle-to-career continuum is focused on the early years, prenatal through elementary school; and our goals are to increase kindergarten readiness and grade-level literacy and math proficiency for children in under-resourced rural communities. In times of crisis, Save the Children does whatever it takes to help children and families recover from their losses, restore their lives, and build resilience for years to come.

Save the Children is seeking an Advisor, Education to support the delivery of School-Age programs in Tennessee. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring programs are implemented effectively and achieve results for the children we work with. You will provide direct supervision and technical assistance to a team of Lead Associates implementing 21stcclc/LEAPS elementary education programs. Working on-site and remotely, you will provide training, technical assistance, and management support to a portfolio of program partners. You will build capacity within the team and ensure programs are being implemented with maximum impact. This includes attending meetings with partner organizations to troubleshoot issues, providing guidance on quality program implementation, overseeing training event planning, reviewing program data, and meeting donor implementation and reporting requirements. The ideal person in this role requires a high level of discretion, attention to detail, organization, flexibility and accountability.


What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Program Implementation (30%)

  • Guide and support program staff to ensure quality implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of Save the Children’s program models according to established standards.
  • Provide in-person and remote training and technical assistance for program staff; maximize the use of technology to do so.
  • Visit each assigned site in compliance with the program model to conduct observation, coaching, and mentoring. Complete site visit reports. In state travel will be required for each of the site visits.
  • Ensure accurate and up-to-date data collection and reporting for each assigned site.
  • Consult with the Advisors about program questions and needs.
  • Regularly communicate with the Assistant State Director and Advisors about program implementation challenges and successes and how to resolve complex issues.

Management and Operational Excellence (30%)

  • Oversee a subset of the state portfolio of 21stcclc/LEAPS partner sub-awards; ensuring efficient and allowable use of funds.
  • Provide regular, timely communication to Assistant State Director and other key team members as needed with progress updates, partner/program concerns, and other key areas of operation.
  • Responsible for ensuring state staff and partners have access to strong knowledge management tools and resources needed for program implementation, data entry, monitoring, sharing practices, and managing daily operations.
  • Build and maintain a high performing team – participate in the development of state organizational design and staffing plan; work with Human Resources/Talent Attraction and Acquisition to lead recruitment efforts for state Program Specialist staff; and promote staff learning and development goals.
  • Train, develop, coach, lead, and supervise staff, clearly communicating organization, division and department priorities, and how their work contributes to our mission, ensuring that the working environment continually fosters diversity, inclusion, and belonging – supporting Save the Children values

Capacity Building and Technical Assistance (30%)

  • Attend meetings with school district personnel to troubleshoot education program implementation issues
  • Observe programs in rural communities and provide technical assistance to partner staff
  • Oversee the coordination and planning of onsite and virtual program component trainings
  • Conduct analysis of program data and provide feedback to partner staff and Lead Associates to increase participant impact
  • Develop action plans to increase impact at underperforming program sites
  • Model efficient and effective program implementation and monitoring for Lead Associates
  • Conduct follow-up and supervisory visits to organizations that have undergone training to provide technical assistance and facilitate implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of action plans.
  • Develop and maintain a trainee database to monitor trainees and further training needs.
  • Provide mentorship/coaching and technical assistance to the organizations that would like to improve their early education outcomes.
  • Become familiar with federal 21st CCLC/LEAPS donor requirements, prepare all required documents, follow up on partner requirements, attend all required trainings and submit quarterly program narrative reports.

Project Lead for Other Education Initiatives (10%)

  • Develop strong inter-sectoral and multi-sectoral relationships at local community levels to increase collaboration of program implementation.
  • Develop communication materials (newsletter, etc.) to share with trainees on a systematic basis, as well as with the wider education community
  • Collect data on community needs as related to summer program gaps and early education access


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience, plus at least 5 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience supervising a team and managing performance
  • Professional proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals and teams at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and maintaining and environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.



Save the Children is offering the following salary range for this position:

  • Geo 3 - Locations significantly below the US National Labor Cost Average: Target Salary for this position is $68,850 – $76,950 base salary

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, base salary of internal peers, business sector, and geographic location. Employee may be eligible for an incentive program. Save the Children also offers paid vacation, accrued at least 12 days a year, depending on paygrade and length of service, paid safety and wellness leave of at least 1 day per month worked for a full time employee which is pro rata reduced for employees working less than a full time schedule, and at least 10 paid holidays a year. Employees may be eligible for additional bonus compensation. Save the Children US also offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, a retirement savings plan with employer contribution, family leave, paid parental/adoption leave of 60 days, commuter benefits, paid caregiver leave days, 1 paid volunteer day a year, paid critical child illness leave days, dress for your day, and much more.   


Why you should join the Save the Children Team…

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more. 

Click here to learn more about how Save the Children US will invest in YOU!


About Save the Children

No matter your role when you join Save the Children, each and every day you will challenge yourself to devote your skills, talent and expertise to changing the world for kids. It’s an ambitious goal, and a meaningful one no matter how you see yourself professionally: an accountant, a writer, a data analyst, a teacher, a driver, a designer, or any one of the hundreds of dozens of roles we’re looking to fill every day.

You see, Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share. 

Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond. As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging. 

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws. 

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.

Staff whose work requires or potentially could require any in-person interaction with Save the Children colleagues, partners, or beneficiaries must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless otherwise required by law. Save the…

Details at a Glance

Time Commitment
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Full Time Schedule
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USD $68,850 - USD $76,950 / year


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TN-1, Knoxville, TN, USA

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