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Managing Director, Network Expansion

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NAF
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New York, NY

About NAF:

NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure high school students are college, career, and future ready. NAF’s educational design ignites students’ passion for learning and gives businesses the opportunity to shape America’s future workforce by transforming the learning environment to include STEM infused industry-specific curricula and work-based learning experiences, including internships.



Since 1980, NAF has been partnering with high-need communities to improve outcomes for students by implementing NAF academies – small learning communities within existing high schools. NAF has grown from one NAF Academy of Finance in New York City to hundreds of academies across the country focusing on growing industries including: finance, hospitality & tourism, information technology, engineering, and health sciences. During the 2020-2021 school year, over 117,000 students attended 619 NAF academies across 37 states, plus DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. In 2020, NAF academies reported 99% of seniors graduated with 87% of graduates planning to go to college.

Summary: 

The Managing Director, Network Expansion spearheads the organization’s efforts in elevating district /academy program implementation by ensuring highest fidelity to all elements of the NAF Educational Design with laser focus on quality. The Managing Director, Network Expansion is tasked with managing a portfolio of key districts in geographic areas of the network deemed to be at the highest levels of readiness to engage. A critical component in this process is to assist districts in developing meaningful relationships with a wide array of community partners including, corporate, civic, post-secondary, and other organizations critical to the successful attainment of NAFTrack Certification for all students. 

The Managing Director, Network Expansion will drive progress towards scoping, planning and delivering on NAF’s most critical initiatives, inclusive of NAFTrack Certification, WBL and Advisory Board Development. This role partners with internal/external stakeholders on building business cases and requirements and works with cross-functional teams and outside entities to both manage and execute on projects relevant for ensuring alignment, clarity of plans, progress and realization of goals/objectives. Project metrics will be used to facilitate stop/start/continue discussions as well as communicate overall project status/health as required.

This position is strategic in nature with the Managing Director, Network Expansion emerging as a leader in the high school reform efforts, identifying and nurturing relationships with other organizations with similar missions.


Travel required regionally and nationally – normally approximately 70%. Office location can be either in the New York City or from a home office. Due to COVID restrictions travel is temporarily suspended and all activities/position functions will be done remotely until further notice.


­­­­­­­­­­Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:

Relationship Management (50%)

  • Serve as a liaison between NAF, district, community and employer partners providing exemplary customer service as well as facilitating internal cross functional communication towards seamless integration of the division’s goals and objectives.
  • Work internally and with NAF partners toward increased capacity within districts to maximize NAFTrack Certification attainment for all students
  • Develop and provide training to partners and academies; serve as a spokesperson for NAF at events


Strategic Development: QUALITY (20%)

  • Implement strategies to maximize districts’ fidelity; ensure metrics are informing decisions
  • Closely monitor progress on portfolios; manage program/project schedules; identify possible issues and clearly communicate status to project stakeholders
  • Continue to strengthen assigned districts’ relationships with present and potential partners
  • Provide leadership to develop and manage communications and media opportunities; support fund development opportunities.
  • Ensure integration of professional learning and technical support structures 


Strategic Development: GROWTH (20%)

  • In alignment with NAF goals and priorities:
  • Develop, recommend and execute strategies for increasing the net number and quality of priority districts and academies
  • Develop relationships with district and site-based leadership
  • Develop relationships with key civic, industry and community partners to positively impact youth workforce development


Budget Development and Administrative Coordination (10%)

  • Prepare, monitor and review all regional budgets and plans; maintain and submit expense reports
  • Ensure goals are met and communication of work performed is accurate and up-to-date; produce all required reports
  • Work with internal/external stakeholders to develop support and funding from policy makers and potential funders for the academy model


Educational/Training Requirements:

Master’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience:

10 years’ experience working in positions in or related to the field of education. Equivalent business, government or non-profit experience will be considered in place of experience as an educational leader or administrator


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Commitment to the NAF mission, vision, and core values.
  • Knowledge of current and historical issues influencing school reform work.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive results and outcomes through others.
  • Ability to identify new channels for engagement, seize opportunities, and close deals.
  • Confidence, presence and professionalism to deliver effective presentations to large groups of senior-level stakeholders and collaborate effectively with high performing co-workers, partners, schools and districts.
  • Problem solving skills and ability to see the big picture.
  • Program/Project management and multitasking skills.
  • Ability to work at a high speed without sacrificing quality or collaboration.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.


To Apply: Interested applicants may send a resume and cover letter to resumes@naf.org. Please include the position title, your first name and last name in the subject line.

About NAF:

NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure high school students are college, career, and future ready. NAF’s educational design ignites students’ passion for learning and…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Flexible Spending Account eligibility as of date of hire
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Life and Disability Coverage as of date of hire
  • Employer-paid Headspace membership as of date of hire
  • Individualized employer-paid Professional Development
  • Generous employer contributions to Retirement Plan as of date of hire
  • Tuition Reimbursement after one year of employment
  • Twelve Paid Holidays per calendar year
  • Over four weeks of Paid Time Off accrued in first year of employment
  • Five Paid Sick Days per calendar year
  • Conditional Paid Leave, e.g., Parental Bonding, Bereavement, Jury Duty
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Flexible Spending Account eligibility as of date of hire
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Life and Disability Coverage as of date of…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
218 West 40th Street, 5th Floor, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10018

How to Apply

To Apply: Interested applicants may send a resume and cover letter to resumes@naf.org. Please include the position title, your first name and last name in the subject line.

To Apply: Interested applicants may send a resume and cover letter to resumes@naf.org. Please include the position title, your first name and last name in the subject line.

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