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Program Manager, Work-Based Learning

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ExpandED Schools | New York, NY
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ExpandED Schools is dedicated to closing the learning gap by increasing access to enriched education experiences. We give children more hours in the school day, bring more role models into the classroom, and infuse their learning with enrichments in literacy, STEM, arts, and sports and opportunities to build character and leadership skills. In our first decade, we created the nation’s first citywide system of K-12 after-school programs and leveraged more than $500 million in private and public funds. Today, we continue to reimagine learning time – in school, after school and during the summer – developing scalable and sustainable models that provide more quality learning. Since our founding in 1998, we have reached more than one million students and trained more than 30,000 educators and teachers. We:

  • EXPAND the school day: Adding 2.5 hours each day; closing the learning gap by 450 hours/school year.
  • ENGAGE the community: Bringing additional role models – tutors, coaches, college students and teaching artists – into the classroom.
  • ENHANCE the learning: Balancing the curriculum with the arts, sports, STEM and character-building enrichments.

Purpose of Position

Program Manager, Work-Based Learning will manage 1 Career Ready SYEP school site and support ExpandED Schools technical assistance network of 5-30 Career Ready CBOs and School partnerships. The Program Manager will work closely with school staff and external partners to support and monitor programming. Priorities for this position are to ensure timely completion of programmatic milestones and assist all partners to foster quality implementation. The Program Manager reports to the Director of Work Based Learning.  

The right candidate for the role has familiarity working with or within New York City high schools, career focused out of school time opportunities, and/or the Summer Youth Employment Program.

This is a 2-year contract funded position with a strong likelihood of renewal.

Duties & Responsibilities                                                                   

Manage and implement Career Ready SYEP at 1 school:

  • Develop and/or monitor partnerships between youth training providers, internship providers, and school staff to ensure quality implementation of program model.
  • Review training curricula to ensure alignment with DOE academic policy and curricula standards; and provide feedback to partners.
  • Conduct site visits to internship worksites.
  • Coordinate and conduct support and coaching visits to implementation school to provide on-site support and to observe program quality; meet with school team (principal, community partners, and educators) to support program implementation.
  • Ensure all students have internship placements and requirements to internship providers are clear.

Technical Assistance for network of Career Ready Schools and Providers:

  • Lead and coordinate information gathering with SYEP Career Ready stakeholders, such as schools, employers, and SYEP providers, to uncover technical assistance needs and best practices.
  • Create, gather, or update tools and materials that operationalize best practices for all partners. Manage accessible online storage of materials.
  • Facilitate and design professional development opportunities for schools and SYEP Providers to support quality implementation of Career Ready SYEP. Topics may include engaging employers, building collaborative partnerships, and preparing youth to work.

Other

  • Work closely with ExpandED Schools’ Communications Team to document and disseminate best practices including blog posts and communication briefs, as needed.
  • Serve as a knowledge-base by providing anecdotal data to shape ExpandED Schools policies as well as the growing field of expanded learning time.
  • Collaborate on special projects, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to educational equity.
  • Experience building and supporting partnerships between schools, community organizations and cultural institutions, particularly in a coaching capacity.
  • Experience in engaging employers to hire and support young adult workers. Passion for building work-based learning; previous knowledge and experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience working in NYC public schools or afterschool strongly preferred.
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills, including the ability to clearly communicate complex programs to program partners, to share our work during conferences, and to lead high-quality professional learning for educators
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with a proven ability to execute tasks efficiently and with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders and execute projects independently
  • Flexibility, adaptability and comfort with complexity and change
  • Computer skills in Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Salary: starts at $65,000

ExpandED Schools believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community through creating a space for important dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. 

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

ExpandED Schools is dedicated to closing the learning gap by increasing access to enriched education experiences. We give children more hours in the school day, bring more role models into the classroom, and infuse their learning with…

Details at a glance

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

Benefits

ExpandED Schools offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. Our benefits package includes:

  • Full-time and eligible part-time employees receive medical, dental and vision plans for employees and dependents, largely subsidized by ExpandED Schools
  • Health, dependent care and transit pre-tax accounts
  • Employer-paid life insurance and supplemental disability coverage
  • A generous paid time off package which includes 24 vacation days, 8 sick days, and 12 paid holidays (prorated for part-time staff)
  • 403b retirement plan with eligibility for employer contribution of 5% of annual compensation after one year of employment (no match requirement)
  • Commitment to work-life balance
  • Partial tuition reimbursement offered to employees after six months of service
  • Professional development opportunities, including funds to participate in external training and coaching opportunities

ExpandED Schools offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. Our benefits package includes:

  • Full-time and eligible…

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: employment@expandedschools.org, Subject: Position Title. No faxes or phone calls, please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

ExpandED Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: employment@expandedschools.org, Subject: Position Title. No faxes or phone calls, please. Only those candidates…

Location

New York, NY

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