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Director, Institute Project Management

, ited Statesited States
Full-time

We seek a project management expert to lead the Institute Support team’s efforts to provide high-quality, relevant resources to pre-service teams along a number of dimensions. The ideal candidate is passionate about project management and teacher pre-service, and eager to establish new systems to support a growing need. You are detail-oriented, with an ability to pull back and see the big picture and zoom in to track day-to-day work driven by others. You excel at developing relationships with a broad set of constituents, and you’re skilled at leveraging those relationships to assess needs and ensure the resources exist to meet those needs. You can navigate new and established technology with ease and can train and support others to learn new systems. You are self-driven and committed to your own development and the development of others.  Hear more details about the role here!

Areas of Responsibility: 

The Director, Institute Project Management will:

  • Execute all required organizational commitments (selection, performance management processes, team and org-wide engagements) (20%)
  • Establish, socialize, and maintain system for curating, vetting, and sharing institute resources, including establishing rubrics, devising platforms, and leading training for publishing and accessing (20%)
  • Create and maintain systems for Institute Support team to plan, budget, oversee and document projects annually (15%)
  • Plan and execute institute-wide convenings (in-person 2x per year as well as virtual), including driving development of agendas and content and ensuring all operational elements are executed seamlessly (15%)
  • Drive process for engaging regional institutes along aspects of collaboration (new sites, residential, non-residential, certifying, other elements TBD) - including assessing need and evaluating relevance periodically (10%)
  • Establish systems to consistently share and track information across projects and teams, and partner with chief of staff to manage team footprint in team and org-wide communications (10%)
  • Contribute to team-wide learning and initiatives to build resources for new or transitioning institutes and to use data to refine our approach over time (10%)
Skills/Experience: 
  • 4-6 years work experience
  • Previous Teach For America staff experience preferred
  • Previous summer institute experience preferred
  • Ability to project manage large-scale operations across multiple teams (+10) with competing priorities
  • Ability to operate in a changing landscape and seek solutions to complex emerging challenges
  • Ability to gather and synthesize input from a diverse set of constituents to inform direction and scope of work
  • Shows excellent judgment in choosing a plan of action in the face of competing priorities, and can support others to prioritize actions in the short and long term
  • Creates clear outcomes-driven and deadline-driven plans that can be executed by others
  • Creates researched, practical, easy-to-navigate systems that allow others to work more effectively
  • Builds strong relationships with a variety of diverse stakeholders, and cultivates a culture of accountability within the systems and processes they are required to navigate
  • Ability to plan and execute virtual and in-person convenings to meet strategic programmatic and operational outcomes
  • Exemplary written communication; ability to communicate complex information in a manner that is clear and compelling
  • Exceptional attention to detail

Work Demands

  • This role requires travel approximately once per quarter, with additional institute travel during the summer

Organization Info

Teach For America

Overview
Headquarters: 
New York, NY, United States
Annual Budget : 
$100-500M
Founded: 
1993
About Us
Areas of Focus: 
Mission: 

Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates, professionals, or graduate students who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. Teach For America's mission is to enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence. In the 2016-2017 school year, 6,900 first- and second-year Teach For America corps members are teaching in 53 regions across the United States. Since 1990, Teach For America corps members have reached more than 10 million students. Teach For America's more than 40,000 alumni are providing critical leadership -- as teachers, school and district leaders; elected officials and policy advisers; and founders and leaders of education and social reform initiatives -- to ensure all children have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Aug 6 2019
Active Until: 
Sep 6 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Teach For America
industry: 
Nonprofit