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Out of School, Summer Learning Network Manager

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Foundation for Tacoma Students | Tacoma, WA

Foundation for Tacoma Students

Published 15 days ago

March 16, 2020
February 28, 2020

Collective Action Network Manager - Out of School & Summer Learning

Foundation for Tacoma Students

Our Vision: A Tacoma where every child succeeds in school, career, and life.

Our Mission: To build and strengthen Tacoma’s community-wide movement to help every child achieve success from cradle to college and career.

The Graduate Tacoma movement is more than 295 community partners strong. We are parents and educators, early learning and higher education, business and labor, youth and community service, civic and philanthropy, local government and communities of faith – all aligning our work together with Tacoma schools to impact student success.

The Foundation for Tacoma Students (FFTS) plays a unique role in supporting and holding center for the Graduate Tacoma community-wide movement. As the movement’s 501(c)3 backbone organization, FFTS helps align organizations, institutions, and individuals around positive outcomes for students. We do this through 5 key priority areas - connecting & convening, data transparency & analysis, professional development & continuous improvement, aligned funding, and policy/advocacy.

Position Description The Foundation for Tacoma Students seeks to fill the position of Collective Action Network (CAN) Manager to support the Out of School & Summer Learning Network (OOSSLN). OOSSLN consists of 25+ community institutions and organizations dedicated to increasing equitable access and enrollment in out-of-school and summer learning opportunities, collecting program provider data to drive targeted action, and make high-quality program training available to all community program providers. In collaboration with the OOSSLN community leadership team, this position will provide direction, facilitation, and leadership to the network and its goals. This position reports directly to the Deputy Director and works collaboratively with FFTS data, development, and communications teams, as well as other CAN Managers. Specific Duties and Responsibilities

● OOSSLN Network Support

● Network Convenings - overall facilitation, monthly prep of materials, set up, planning, agenda creation, and note-taking

● Communications - ongoing response to all OOSSLN related emails, coordination and communication of all partner events in collaboration with FFTS communications team

● Partnership Outreach & Development - support current network partners, build relationships, outreach to new partners, re-engagement of partners

● Student & Family outreach - development of relevant communication and engagement strategies

● CAN Leadership team support - strategic planning support, communication, facilitation of leadership team meetings and outcomes

● Budgeting - development, management, and reporting

● Project management - backbone support for OOSSLN specific events and/or programs

● Contact Lists - update and maintain all OOSSLN contacts, monthly attendance tracking

● Calendar Management - update and maintain all OOSSLN calendars, both network and leadership ● All-CAN & Overall FFTS Support

● All-CAN Convenings - project management support for multiple All-CAN convenings, FFTS community-wide events, etc.

● All-CAN Onboarding/Orientations - provide support for quarterly All-CAN onboarding of new partners/members

● Maintain and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders within Tacoma Public Schools

● Promote and maintain responsive community-, parent-, and student-engagement relations, including collaboration with workforce development organizations, business/industry representatives, health sector, and with other partners across the Cradle to Career spectrum

● Represent Graduate Tacoma before stakeholders and the public, and at conferences, workshops, meetings, hearings, etc.

● Expand upon current partner alignment efforts to support Graduate Tacoma’s commitment to community feedback loops

● Utilize strong interpersonal and public speaking skills to effectively communicate Graduate Tacoma’s vision, goals, and strategies to all audiences o Support the Executive Director, Deputy Director, Director of Communications, and Director of Development with writing projects, as needed

● Assist with the coordination of the organization’s large-scale events each year

● Minimal travel may be required each year

● Other duties as assigned

Experience, Skills, and Competencies

● Bachelor’s Degree (preferred) with three or more years of experience in education and/or community building

● Experience helping practitioners use data to improve performance with working knowledge of education data

● Strategic and critical thinker with the ability to adapt to unexpected situations or outcomes

● Strong experience working with disenfranchised communities, particularly communities of color and those impacted by poverty

● Strong familiarity with equity issues, particularly in Tacoma

● Excellent project management and organizational skills

● Ability to manage multiple priorities and complex tasks

● Ability to develop and effectively manage program timelines to ensure completion of deliverables

● Proven success leading and managing projects with multiple external partners

● Ability to clearly communicate technical information to a wide variety of audiences

● Ability to manage details and work independently

● Impeccable written and oral communication skills with an ability to interact effectively with diverse groups

● Strong interpersonal skills

● Some budget management skills necessary, but not required

● Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

● Familiarity with the public education landscape in Tacoma helpful

● Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced, highly adaptive environment

Compensation Salary for the job is commensurate with experience. This position offers a competitive benefits package. The Foundation for Tacoma Students does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, disability, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation in hiring, training, termination, recommendations, rates of pay, or other terms and conditions of employment.

How to Apply Please email a Resume and Cover Letter to Leigh Butler at using subject line “Application for OOSSLN CAN Manager – YOUR NAME.” No phone calls, please.

Collective Action Network Manager - Out of School & Summer Learning

Foundation for Tacoma Students

Our Vision: A Tacoma where every child succeeds in school, career, and life.

Our Mission: To build and strengthen Tacoma’s community-wide…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Professional


Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance

401K Plan

Paid Time Off

Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance

401K Plan

Paid Time Off


919 South 9th Street, Tacoma, WA 98405

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