Academic Program Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Competitive and commensurate with experience




20 Jay St.
Suite 211
United States


About Explore Schools

Explore Schools is a network of public charter schools providing 2,000 students in Brooklyn with the outstanding education they deserve. Our mission is to provide students with the academic skills and critical-thinking abilities they need to succeed in a college-preparatory high school. 

What We Believe

  • We believe that all children can learn when immersed in a rich environment full of high expectations, rigorous academics, and caring, committed adults
  • It is both our privilege and responsibility to help close the opportunity gap in the Central Brooklyn community by increasing the high school graduation rate by 10%
  • Equity and excellence are not mutually exclusive – we can meet the needs of all students in our schools, while actively engaging parents and driving towards excellent academic results

About the Position

Explore Schools seeks a strong project manager to support our Program team. Reporting to the Director of Special Projects and collaborating with stakeholders across our network, the Academic Program Manager will drive projects that align to Explore Schools’ instructional priorities. The main responsibilities lie in providing communications and operations support to the Superintendent for our academic and instructional programs. The ideal candidate is highly organized, detail-oriented, and excited to support the team where needed!

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Manage operations and communications for Superintendent and Program team:

  • Create presentation decks to be used during network-wide trainings and events
  • Schedule, set the agenda for, and record minutes of weekly Program team meetings
  • Handle logistics for all academic trainings and events
  • Support the Superintendent and Program team with administrative tasks
  • Draft emails and memos for Superintendent
  • Manage contract and payment schedules of consultants and vendors hired by Program team
  • Ensure smooth operation of all events and analyze feedback from trainings
  • Trouble-shoot as needed

Analyze academic data and report findings:

  • Analyze student achievement data and generate meaningful insights to help drive network achievement
  • Generate reports demonstrating student and school progress for the Superintendent, Program team, and Leadership Support and Accountability Team
  • Present information in a clear and concise format to support data-driven instruction and action planning by schools
  • Thought partner with Program Team and Leadership Support and Accountability Team around the development of benchmark data and support with progress monitoring efforts

Manage other projects for the Program team as needed:

  • Support the development of the leadership planning calendar, ensuring all key instructional and assessment dates are added annually to the calendar
  • Support Superintendent in monitoring progress against the leadership planning calendar
  • Conduct research, as needed, on best practices aligned to our instructional program and vision
  • Work with Program Team to develop tools and resources to support instruction at our schools


  • Strong communicator: presents ideas and reports in clear and concise formats considering audience
  • Flexible: able to shift priorities, and take direction as needed
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Teaching experience, strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated interest in school content
  • Comfort with receiving and providing feedback
  • Effective at building relationships and gaining buy-in from a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Nimble team player and thought partner: able to take the lead and play a supporting role across various projects
  • Self-starter: generates new ideas, and kicks off implementation
  • Handles ambiguity well
  • Event coordinating experience is a plus
  • Experience troubleshooting basic tech issues
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree


Competitive and commensurate with experience



Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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