ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY TRUST
The Opportunity Trust exists to ensure every child born in St. Louis is prepared to lead a life of choice and dignity as an adult. It pursues this mission by examining barriers to economic mobility in the St. Louis region, developing research-based theories of system-level change, and building national and local funds dedicated to eliminating these barriers over time.
One of the most urgent barriers to opportunity in St. Louis today is the changing nature of work and our increasingly outdated and ineffective public education system. Our first focus, Reimagining School, aims to catalyze a fundamental transformation of our public education system so that it can prepare children for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
Building off the successes and failures of the most effective transformations of public education in our nation, this fund will invest in the following levers that together drive systemic change
Beyond strategically deploying financial capital, The Opportunity Trust works to ensure the success of each fund in four ways:
ABOUT YOUR ROLE
Reporting to the Partner, Schools & Talent, the Program Manager will lead all operational and administrative aspects of The Opportunity Trust’s programs and portfolio supporting SP1 and SP2. Programs include the Catalyst Fellowship, the Entrepreneur-in-Residence program, and convenings for St. Louis educators both at home and around the country while the grant portfolio is comprised of charter schools and talent partners. The Opportunity Trust culture is a start-up environment, which means that everyone pitches in to help and steps up to support new initiatives as they arise. The Program Manager will work in close collaboration with the Director of Fellowships to ensure that our efforts to develop and support St. Louis educators are delivered with operational excellence. To succeed in those efforts, the Program Manager will work closely with members across the organization as an operations leader on a variety of strategic initiatives.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Convening and Event Logistics (50%)
Portfolio Management (30%)
Finance and Operations Systems (20%)
WHAT WE NEED
We are seeking an accomplished Program Manager who has at least 3 years of operations or administrative experience and is prepared for a critical role with a social impact organization. The ability to create, simplify, and systematize processes for programmatic learning is critical. The right candidate is nimble and excited about the opportunity to create learning experiences for educators that are executed with operational excellence.
Specific requirements include:
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY TRUST
The Opportunity Trust exists to ensure every child born in St. Louis is prepared to lead a life of choice and dignity as an adult. It pursues this mission by examining barriers to economic mobility in the St. Louis…
The Opportunity Trust is working to build a diverse team and organization with a particular focus on shared background and experiences to the most vulnerable children in our community. In addition, we aim to be inclusive in our work with each other and our partners so that we can leverage the diversity of our backgrounds and experiences to develop the best solutions for the complex challenges of systems change.
Please apply here to be considered for the Program Manager position.
The Opportunity Trust is working to build a diverse team and organization with a particular focus on shared background and experiences to the most vulnerable children in our…