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SPM Bay

Posted by | January 18, 2023 |

Organization Profile: 

Founded in 1999, BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to ignite the power of youth in under-resourced communities to build Career success, Entrepreneurial mindsets, and Opportunity. We help students become the CEO of their own lives.

 

BUILD’s unique program offers students a four-year entrepreneurship experience designed to develop 21st Century Skills and motivate student engagement in school. Starting in 9th grade, BUILD students work with their peers and community mentors to develop business ideas, pitch to funders and launch real businesses. As students journey through high school and continue to grow their businesses, BUILD helps them explore college and career options, and assists students with the college application process. Entrepreneurship is the spark – college, career, and life success are the goals.

 

BUILD currently serves approximately 2,000 high school students annually at programs located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington DC, New York City and Boston. Our new digital offerings are reaching up to 15,000 students in 50 cities. For more information, please visit www.build.org. 

 

Our Culture:

BUILD is made up of a diverse, results driven and passionate team who believe in the potential of every student and the power of entrepreneurship to transform the education landscape. We work in a collaborative environment where perseverance, flexibility, and an entrepreneurial spirit are encouraged and celebrated. Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, equity and inclusion, including cross-cultural understanding. Kindness, empathy and respect are at the forefront of the way we treat each other, our students, our teachers and our supporters. We believe in the potential of every student and are dedicated to breaking down the educational, economic and social barriers that stand in the way of their long-term success.  The remarkable young men and women whom we serve are at the center of everything we do. We are intentional about our culture so that we can best support them.
                                                                                                                  
Position Summary:
Reporting to the Bay Area Program Director, the Senior Program Manager (SPM) will play a leading role in developing strong partnerships and offering high-quality educator training and coaching for school and community-based partners in the Bay Area. The SPM will be primarily responsible for training, coaching, and relationship management. The SPM will collaborate with multiple stakeholders at BUILD to cultivate a culture of teamwork, excellence, and learning among existing and future BUILD educators. Working in collaboration with the Program Director and other BUILD staff, the SPM will ensure that each partner in their portfolio is operating effectively and achieving outcomes in alignment with BUILD’s program model, mission, and values. In addition, the SPM will support the cultivation of new partnerships through networking and active engagement in the larger community.

 

Position Responsibilities: 

Training, Coaching and Managing

  • Develop positive trusting relationships with educators, students, administrators, volunteers, staff, and board members by demonstrating care, respect, and high expectations
  • Collaborate with BUILD staff regionally and nationally to provide culturally responsive training for educators and volunteers in effective instructional practices for blended learning with under-resourced youth
  • Provide ongoing coaching for a cohort of 4-8 educators in year one, eventually increasing to 12-15 over the next 2-4 years, as capacity allows
  • Manage and coach Program Associate to outcomes
  • Managing/hosting year 3 workshops 

 

School & Community Partnerships 

  • Foster a culture of belonging, trust, effective communication, perseverance, collaboration, and overall excellence across partner sites
  • Support regional team in developing and managing partnerships to ensure effective and sustainable implementation of BUILD offerings

 

Program Implementation, Evaluation & Development 

  • Utilize data to identify promising practices, celebrate successes, surface areas of improvement, and recommend strategies to promote regional success
  • Participate in a national cohort of Senior Program Managers implementing and testing BUILD’s evolving model for integration into existing courses and Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways
  • Support implementation and improvement of BUILD training and coaching model

 

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree in education or youth development, or related field or commensurate experience. Master’s degree is a plus. 
  • 5+ years of classroom teaching experience or non -profit, direct service working with youth. 
  • Success  with project-based learning and blended learning.
  • At least 2+ years managing or coaching educators strongly preferred.
  • High cultural competence serving diverse populations and students from under-resourced communities.
  • Self-starter, thrives in a fast-paced environment, loves collaboration, and has a sense of humor.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, creativity, and strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • 10% travel for regional and national gatherings; monthly on-site school visits to each partner school.
  • BUILD requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees. Reasonable Accommodations based on a qualifying medical exemption or sincerely held religious belief are being considered in accordance with applicable law.

 

Successful candidates will demonstrate BUILD’s Core Values and competencies through a combination of previous education/work experiences:

BUILD’s Core Values:

  • Keep Students at the Center – As BUILDers, we hold an unwavering passionate commitment and belief in the power and potential of youth.  Our organization exists to serve students. We seize each opportunity to contribute to the foundation of knowledge, skills, and networks from which students can build extraordinary lives. Our operating principles and decisions focus on what is in the best interest of our students. 
  • Bring the Spark – As BUILDers, we excel in the entrepreneurial Spark Skills that we teach our students – Communication, Collaboration, Problem Solving, Innovation, Grit and Self-Management. We communicate through transparent and honest dialogue. We cherish teamwork, tenacity, and thinking outside the box. We demonstrate a relentless pursuit of excellence and approach work with a positive can do attitude. When we bring the spark we achieve great things together, and we model the way for our students. 
  • Bridge Communities – As BUILDers, we develop and foster relationships in service of creating access and opportunities for our students, staff, and stakeholders. We value all who come to the table as partners to maximize our collective impact. By connecting the communities in which we work, we build empathy, equity, and social capital. 
  • Promote Diversity and Social Action – As BUILDers, we understand that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion matters, but what matters even more is Action. We strive to create equity of voice, access, influence and power across lines of difference – both in and beyond BUILD, specifically for groups that have been historically denied social and economic justice. If we are not part of the solution, then we are part of the problem. We welcome, celebrate, and embrace the unique expressions and contributions of us all – our backgrounds, race, ethnicity, gender, language, sexual orientation, and social class. 

 

Competencies:

  • Strategic Thinking – Take into account and analyze various points of view and pieces of data to form a perspective appropriate to a particular context.
  • Relationship-Building/Relationships Management – Utilize effective interpersonal skills and techniques to reach mutually beneficial goals over time.
  • Entrepreneurialism – Demonstrate comfort with risk- and initiative-taking in order to achieve unique and aggressive goals.
  • Creativity/Innovation – Envision new ideas that transcend traditional approaches and practices to move work forward.  
  • Qualitative Analysis – Review non-numeric, often subjective, data sets in order to recognize patterns, identify additional information or data needed, and draw conclusions.  
  • Time Management – Effectively prioritize and execute projects based on time estimates and relative importance.

Position Details:

  • Full Time/Exempt
  • Location: Bay Area (East Bay and Peninsula)
  • Frequent travel between local sites is required so employees should have their own vehicle for transportation (valid proof of insurance required). Mileage for work-related travel beyond the normal commute will be reimbursed at the stipulated IRS rate.
  • Occasional travel is required during the year for college tours and visits to BUILD sites and gatherings nationally.

Compensation:

The salary for the Senior Program Manager ranges from $73-85k  in accordance with BUILD’s equity focused salary bands.  BUILD offers a competitive benefits package for eligible employees.  This includes employer paid medical, dental & vision coverage, flexible spending accounts (FSA), employer paid life insurance, and a 403(b) plan with match.  In addition, eligible BUILD employees qualify for generous vacation, sick, paid Federal holidays, and December 24 through January 1 off, a flexible work environment, professional development and additional stipends for stretch projects.

 

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Program Manager, Data & Learning Systems

Posted by | January 12, 2023 |

About the foundation 

The Chamberlin Education Foundation (CEF) is a nonprofit family foundation that supports partners to advance student success in West Contra Costa, CA. The foundation’s grants, programs, and partnerships are designed to generate improved academic outcomes and long-term educational success for K-12 public school students — particularly Black, Latinx, and other historically under-resourced groups — across West Contra Costa’s K-12 public schools.

CEF’s collaborative, mission-driven team has identified the need to design, build, and manage a more robust system for organizational learning, data and asset management, internal evaluation, and periodic reporting to internal and external stakeholders. CEF’s learning, data management, and documentation systems will support overall organizational success across the foundation’s four strategic focus areas, as well as its strategic planning, communications, and community relations objectives.

 

The opportunity 

The Program Manager, Data & Learning Systems, will support the creation and implementation of organizational learning systems, manage relevant data and knowledge assets, and support the CEF team to collect, analyze, visualize, and share key insights with one another, the CEF board of directors, and external partners and stakeholders in the local education ecosystem. Reporting to the Vice President, Strategy & Communications, the Program Manager will co-design and manage evaluative tools to assess the impact of grants, programs, and practices that advance CEF’s mission. The Program Manager will gather and organize quantitative and qualitative data, document results and findings, generate insights, and report on key learnings by presenting information in various formats to team members and other stakeholders. In fulfilling these goals, the Program Manager will strengthen CEF’s ability to evaluate overall programmatic impact, refine strategic plans and focus-area objectives, and ensure that all team members and activities are aligned to advance the foundation’s mission.

 

Candidate profile 

Candidates with 4-6 years of professional experience working with highly-collaborative teams are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate is curious, conscientious, and eager to develop systems that allow all members of the CEF team to understand, document, evaluate, and share key learnings and metrics of impact. Successful candidates will bring experience managing and organizing information, building databases, designing and refining workflows, and creating reports for internal (and occasional external) audiences. Preferred candidates will show a strong ability to present ideas and plans clearly, and collaborate effectively with team members, contractors, and other stakeholders.

Core responsibilities 

The Program Manager, Data & Learning Systems will:

Co-develop and implement a comprehensive organizational learning system (40%)

  • Establish and support recurring internal learning and reporting cycles
  • Build and sustain regularized systems and practices to monitor and evaluate grant and program impact over time across focus areas
  • Research and build a growing understanding about successful practices and emerging tools used for the management of knowledge assets, data, and organizational learning practices in similar organizations
  • Co-facilitate and support the convening of external advisors and community stakeholders to support CEF’s organizational learning
  • With support from the CEF team, curate and edit information packets and memoranda for the CEF Board of Directors and its committees

Support CEF program officers and executives to access and share timely, relevant information (35%)

  • Analyze student data in West Contra Costa public schools, including academic outcomes, student attendance and enrollment patterns, student survey trends, and other available data that help the CEF team understand student academic growth, education equity, and overall student achievement in West Contra Costa
  • Capture, organize, and share data and information about CEF grants, programs, partnerships, and communications / public relations activities
  • Source, collect, organize, and analyze new data and emerging information about the regional and statewide education ecosystem (eg. student enrollment trends, school funding / budget information, test score data, district and school demographic info, etc.)
  • Build and maintain databases and searchable knowledge repositories
  • Produce reports and visualizations that make data and information accessible, clear, and compelling

 Assist with special projects and annual events (20%)

  • Support CEF team with annual grant program design, implementation, evaluation, and reporting
  • Support CEF team to host and manage successful events and covenings
  • Interact with grantee organizations and partners as needed to fulfill foundation objectives

Publish and promote organizational learning and related content to digital platforms (<5%)

  • Publish and share content via CEF’s digital properties and platforms
  • Promote CEF content via organizational social media channels

Embody the values and principles that align with CEF’s organizational identity and mission 

  • Consistently demonstrate the foundation’s values and guiding principles in team collaboration, as well as in public settings, forums, and online venues, and when working with external partners and stakeholders
  • Encourage and generate positive experiences with CEF’s programs, partners and practices

 

Candidate key skills and attributes 

This position is for you if you are:

  • A highly-organized systems thinker, eager to produce accurate, precise, and consistent work processes and products that create clarity and consistency for the CEF team and collaborators
  • A data enthusiast who is excited to gather, sort, organize, synthesize, and visualize data and information
  • A strong individual operator who is able to plan, prioritize, and manage complex and concurrent projects that include multiple internal stakeholders
  • Equally effective working independently and as part of a highly collaborative team that values curiosity, candor, humor, inclusivity, and open-mindedness
  • Equally comfortable receiving direction and proposing novel ideas that improve work outcomes, team dynamics, and organizational success
  • Driven to help improve educational outcomes for public school students, with a particular focus on Black, Latinx, and other historically marginalized and under-resourced student populations
  • Enthusiastic to learn and use existing and emerging technology in service of CEF’s partnership, collaboration, and impact goals

 

Candidate qualifications 

  • B.A./B.S. degree from an accredited university (or substantially similar post-secondary education experience); Masters degree preferred
  • Minimum of 4 years professional experience working in a collaborative office environment in any sector. (Masters degree completion may be included in this total.)
  • Working proficiency with Google Workspace (Mail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Presentations, etc.) and Microsoft Office
  • Advanced proficiency with managing data in spreadsheets (Excel or Google Sheets) including use of formulas, macros, pivot tables, etc. for data consolidation, validation, analysis, and display
  • Strong working proficiency evaluating the quality of data sets and optimizing (i.e. “cleaning”) data using formulas, filters, code, and/or software tools preferred
  • Experience using Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platforms (eg. Salesforce, Hubspot, etc.) or demonstrated desire to quickly learn
  • Working proficiency using Asana (or similar), DocuSign, MailChimp (or similar), and other business SaaS tools (preferred)
  • Experience creating accurate and compelling data visualizations
  • Demonstrated familiarity with and/or commitment to issues affecting youth in West Contra Costa / the San Francisco bay area (preferred)
  • Spoken and written Spanish language fluency or professional working proficiency a plus

 

What CEF offers 

  • Base salary of $80,000-$95,000 based on experience
  • Generous benefits package including, medical, vision, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, 401(k) matching, and monthly mobile phone expense stipend
  • Three weeks paid paid time off during the first year of employment
  • Flexibility to work remotely up to two days per week
  • The room and resources to innovate and execute in partnership with a small, agile and supportive team
  • An entrepreneurial environment with mission-driven colleagues who are passionate and committed to improving the lives of young people
  • Continued opportunities for professional growth and development

 

Relevant Policies at CEF 

Chamberlin Education Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CEF is committed to providing a workplace free of unlawful harassment and discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

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Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager

Posted by | January 5, 2023 |

ABOUT CODE NATION
Code Nation is a community of high school students, technologists, teachers, business leaders, and other champions. A movement spanning cities, cultures, and industries, our community builds bridges across social and economic divides and unites people with the power to change each others’ lives.

Code Nation equips students with the skills, experiences, and connections that together create access to careers in
technology. With a volunteer teaching cohort of over 300 professional web and software developers and a network of school and company partners, we provide coding courses and work-based learning programs to students who attend under-resourced high schools. Our industry-aligned curriculum and vast network of supporters provide students with the tech skills and social capital they need to break into the tech workforce.

During the 2019-2020 school year, Code Nation pivoted to reach 1,630 students in 72 programs across the Bay Area, Chicago, and New York City, 100% virtually. Software developers collectively volunteered more than 45,000 hours to provide in-person and remote learning in support of Code Nation’s mission in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and New York City.

Code Nation is committed to being an inclusive, pro-Black, and anti-racist organization. Ideal candidates are committed to educational and tech equity and working against institutional inequities. We believe that anyone can learn to code, and everyone should have access to careers in the thriving tech workforce.
THE ROLE

Code Nation is seeking a Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager to build strong relationships with a diverse community of corporate partners to secure donations, facilitate engagement opportunities, and rally volunteers in support of our mission in the Bay Area. Reporting to the Bay Area Managing Director, the Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager will play a key role in the region’s development efforts to raise $1 million by July 2023.

This is a new role on a small, fast-paced, entrepreneurial team and ideal candidates will be versatile and excited to be the wearer of many hats. You’ll be a great fit for this role if you are enthusiastic about taking on new projects, teaching yourself new skills, and embracing challenges with creativity and resourcefulness. Ideal candidates will have an understanding of the steps needed to secure and deepen strategic partnerships and are capable of leveraging existing partner networks to identify new opportunities. You enjoy working with both internal and external stakeholders, and can effectively tailor their communication style to address a wide variety of audiences. Candidates who already have existing connections within Bay Area’s tech sector, educational ecosystem, and/or philanthropic circles are preferred.

The salary range for this position is $72,000-$90,000

 

RESPONSIBILITIES
The primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Corporate Partnership Prospecting & Cultivation

  • Collaborate with the Bay Area Managing Director to set corporate partnership engagement, prospecting, and corporate management annual goals and priorities
  • Source and coordinate opportunities to build mutual partnership relationships, understand corporation internal stakeholders, identify key partnership contacts, and initiate appropriate partnership tasks.
  • Attend local conferences to network with companies; Execute effective pitches at partnership networking events to secure diverse web and software engineers, volunteers and champions
  • Track progress of partnership opportunities in Salesforce.
  • Collaborate with the Sr. Manager of Communications and Marketing to tailor national marketing materials to meet local partnership needs and improve Code Nation’s brand visibility and awareness among partners in the region

Corporate Partner Development & Fundraising Support

  • Work closely with the Bay Area Managing Director on execution of Code Nation’s fundraising strategy in pursuit of annual fundraising goal (FY23 goal: $1M)
  • Proactively leverage support and resources of the National Development Associate to conduct background research and properly prioritize, communicate, and deepen relationships with “best match” prospective companies
  • Organize impactful introductory meetings with prospective partners to drive partnership outcomes; assisting the Managing Director with preparing for partnership meetings, facilitating partnership meetings, debriefing, and partnership meetings, and coordinating appropriate follow-up with prospective partners in the pipeline.
  • Provide tactical support for corporate fundraising efforts like grant writing, giving campaigns, event planning, and Bay Area Leadership Council (BALC) engagement as needed

Corporate Partnerships Management & Engagement

  • Meet weekly with the Program Team to help ensure strong partnership satisfaction and retention
  • Contribute to the coordination of 20+ field trips to tech companies; work closely with Program Managers to ensure a positive experience for all stakeholders
  • Deliver excellent customer service to partner organizations by addressing challenges and responding to inquiries with timely communication; Ensuring there are appropriate touchpoints with the company throughout the year (e.g. Mid year updates, annual partnership appreciation, and ongoing invitations to program and alumni events
  • Collaborate with the National Director of Development and National consultants to report partnership outcomes, track partnership experience, and leverage partnership feedback to address partnership needs and drive progress towards org-wide partnership goals
  • Collaborate with the Bay Area Program Director to identify existing programmatic partnership needs and promote engagement opportunities to corporate partners to meet those needs (ie. in person/virtual FLW hosting, laptop donation, special event space)

 

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Success in this position will require, but not be limited to, the following proven experiences and competencies:

What you’ve accomplished (required):

  • At least 4+ years of professional experience with 3+ year of experience in external facing work; i.e fundraising, partnership development, and/or communications & marketing
  • Must be available to work some evenings and weekends

Skills you have developed and knowledge you have acquired:

  • Ability to manage and leverage relationships across multiple stakeholder groups
  • Ability to build relationships with colleagues grounded in strong communication skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate across multiple teams to support seamless program execution
  • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated success managing many projects at once
  • Proficiency with Google Suite
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar CRM software

What you’ve either done or would be excited to learn here:

  • Increase knowledge around best practices for individual and corporate giving.

How you work and what you value:

  • Deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Deep commitment to tech equity
  • Comfort with ambiguity while finding the responsibility of driving towards clarity energizing
  • Self starter and entrepreneurial.
  • Ability to travel throughout the Bay Area region and to work extended hours, including weekends on occasion
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and, if hired, present proof of vaccination by start date

 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Code Nation has a high-performing culture characterized by our desire to provide our staff members with the support, resources, and information they need to be successful in our organization and in the non-profit field in general. If you take on this position, you can expect to be offered a compensation package, including salary and benefits, that will be commensurate with your experience and competitive within the non-profit sector. Some of the benefits we offer to our staff members include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance and a Flex spending account for out of pocket medical costs
  • Generous Time Off policy-15 days of paid time off & 14 paid holidays/office closures
  • 401k Retirement Plan

Code Nation employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and, if hired, present proof of vaccination by start date.

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Managing Director

Posted by | December 20, 2022 |

About SF Parents 

SF Parent Coalition is a 501c3 nonprofit with a political affiliate arm, SF Parent Action. Our parent advocacy collective was formed during the summer of 2020, in response to the pandemic education crisis when, in San Francisco, local education leaders were ignoring family voices and disregarding the needs of students. The grassroots movement began by going out into communities, listening to parents of all backgrounds, and then lifting up their concerns and desires to school district leaders and the S.F. Board of Education. In just a few months, the group grew from 100 parents to more than 1,000, with members from more than 70 schools in SFUSD. We now have more than 5,000 parents and supporters who subscribe to our newsletter, more than 2,000 people in our private Facebook forum, and we have parent representation from 110 local public schools in San Francisco within our network. We advocate for issues that resonate most with our families, currently with an active early literacy campaign underway. Through our political affiliate we elect school board leaders who will focus on student outcomes and enact student-centered policies. 

 

Vision and Values

SF Parent Coalition / SF Parent Action envisions a future where San Francisco is one of the best places in the country for children and youth of all races, socioeconomic backgrounds and abilities to grow up and get an excellent public education. 

  • We connect and empower parents across San Francisco. 
  • We center the needs of children and youth. 
  • We believe in the vital importance of public education. 
  • We advocate with integrity. 
  • We hold decision-makers and ourselves accountable, particularly to equitable outcomes for SFUSD students. 
  • We build community with joy, one conversation at a time. 

SF Parent Coalition is in support and alignment with SFUSD’s equity values that provides all students the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century. 

 

Position Summary 

The Managing Director plays a key role responsible for enhancing the internal organization and infrastructure necessary for SF Parent Coalition’s / SF Parent Action’s continued success and growth. The Managing Director is primarily an internal-facing leader, coach, and planner who works with the leadership team and staff to achieve organizational goals. They will play a critical role within the team to improve internal systems with an eye toward future strategic needs and budget realities. They are a strong communicator and have a get-things-done kind of attitude. SF Parents’ Managing Director will support an inclusive culture at SF Parents, built upon trust and integrity as we partner with parents and caregivers to advocate for a thriving, equitable school system. The Managing Director will directly supervise one full-time and two part-time employees: Organizing Director, Operations Manager, Outreach Associate, as well as several contractors who contribute to our work and advocacy. Some of these contractor and part-time roles may turn into full-time roles and direct reports as we grow the organization. 

 

The Opportunity & Responsibilities 

  • Strategy development. Collaborating with E.D., board, staff and parent/community network to develop an annual strategic plan. 
  • Strategy implementation. Monitoring implementation of annual strategic plan, leading quarterly planning to ensure full and effective implementation of strategic plan. Oversight of communications and events implementation, as relates to organizational strategic plan and key program/advocacy areas. 
  • Operations oversight. Develop internal systems and procedures to streamline and ensure overall smooth organizational operations and effective project management. Ability to manage a complex organization with multiple structures (nonprofit 501c3, nonprofit 501c4, and political action committee) with resource-sharing across affiliate organizations and important firewalls in place. Ensure proper and timely legal, accounting, and compliance reporting. Oversee and work with part-time operations manager staff. 
  • Budget oversight. Monitor budget and ensure spending matches priorities, develop quarterly reports for board(s) on how budgeted compares to actuals. 
  • Team management. Manage the team of full-time and part-time staff, volunteers, and contractors who together constitute the SF Parent Coalition/SF Parent Action team. Determine and implement a performance management system and ensure staff are meeting their goals in a timely and effective manner. 
  • Campaign monitoring and implementation. Work closely with Director of Organizing to develop and monitor issue/advocacy campaigns (e.g. improving literacy outcomes at SFUSD, fixing our budget, Board of Education voter/election awareness), along with other staff and parent volunteers supporting the work, always attuned to and reflecting the positions of our base: our grassroots parent network. 

 

Strengths or Areas of Responsibility Already Existing on Team 

  • Grassroots parent power 
  • Organizing 
  • Overall Strategy & Direction 
  • Grasstops Relationships 
  • Legal (outside counsel) 
  • Bookkeeping (outside contractor) 

 

Essential Qualities/Qualifications 

  • Parent Voice Advocate: Demonstrated commitment to the critical role that parent voice should play in public education systems. 
  • Values & Policy Alignment: Deep alignment with the mission, vision, values, and policy priorities of SF Parent Coalition. 
  • Experienced Leader: At least 7 years of experience in a leadership role with at least some experience as a direct manager and/or hiring manager. 
  • Effective Project Manager & Logistics Leader. Enjoys creating, implementing and streamlining multiple projects and systems into a seamless operation. When facing a complex issue or project, instinct is to break it down into manageable pieces to determine the most efficient solution — and then prioritize against competing project needs in order to execute effectively and drive results. This person is often referred to as “highly organized” by those around them. Identifies potential pitfalls in a project and finds a way to avoid or fix them. 
  • Politically confident: Comfortable working on local political issues around education, including endorsement of candidates. 
  • Culturally Competent. Thinks and speaks about issues of race, class, gender, and other forms of identity thoughtfully and with compassion. Actively supports SF Parent Coalition’s efforts to undo institutional racism. 
  • A Collaborative Advocate. Works with a collaborative spirit with community partners, school district and elected leaders. Understands the importance of relationships in gaining influence and power to make change for students and families. 
  • Gets Things Done. Demonstrated experience accomplishing important goals, and can play the roles of individual contributor on our small team as well as managing and directing the work of others and delegating effectively. 
  • Excellent Communicator. Able to communicate internally and externally with a high-level of effectiveness. 

 

Desirable Qualities/Qualifications (Not Required) 

  • Advocacy Structure Experience. Has some experience working with the complexities of 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and political action committee nonprofit and political structures. If this experience is not part of a candidates’ background, they should be excited to learn and implement in this area. 
  • Experienced Public Speaker. Interest in and experience as an organizational spokesperson is desirable, but not required, for this role. 
  • Education Experience. Experience working in and around education, either in a school or policy setting, would be ideal in this role. 
  • Lived Experience. The ideal candidate will have shared life experiences and/or identities with the families we work with here in San Francisco and in SFUSD. 
  • Political Experience. Experience working or volunteering in or around the political scene, especially in San Francisco, is a plus for this role. 
  • Strategy and Budget Leadership: Our ideal candidate has led strategy processes or conversations and budget processes and has demonstrated experience connecting strategy to budget decisions. 
  • Development Experience or Connections: As an early-stage organization, candidates who bring fundraising experience and/or connections would contribute a valuable set of skills to our team. 

 

Compensation 

Compensation for this role will depend on experience within the range of $110,000-120,000 and includes health benefits. 

 

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity 

SF Parent Coalition seeks individuals of all backgrounds without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, marital status, genetics, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination to apply for this position. We are committed to ensuring diversity within our organization and network, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort. 

 

About SF Parent Coalition 

Founded in the summer of 2020, San Francisco Parent Coalition (formerly Decreasing the Distance) is a collective of 5,000+ San Francisco public school parents, students, teachers, and community supporters. We center the needs of children and youth in San Francisco public schools by bringing together a diverse network of parents and caregivers to advocate for a thriving, equitable school system. 

SF Parent Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that undertakes policy advocacy and public education efforts. Donations to SF Parent Coalition are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

SF Parent Coalition is related to SF Parent Action, a separate 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization that engages in lobbying, ballot measure, and partisan elections work. Donations to SF Parent Action are never tax deductible. SF Parent Coalition and SF Parent Action have the same overall missions and share office space and employees. They maintain separate boards of directors. The person filling this position will be hired by SF Parent Coalition, but will often perform some or all of the duties described above for SF Parent Action.

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Community College Reporter

Posted by | December 12, 2022 |

If you’re a talented journalist who’s passionate about the future of California, then you might be the perfect candidate to be our first Community College reporter.

With more than 100 campuses throughout the state, California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the United States. These colleges are an important bridge to the state’s future, preparing students for the workforce or four-year colleges and adjusting to the changing demands and opportunities of an evolving economy. 

This position is part of a team covering higher education at CalMatters. The team includes another higher education reporter as well as our College Journalism Network with student reporters around the state writing about campus issues. This journalist will also work with other beats at CalMatters as we look at stories about the future of work — how things are changing and how employers, educators and others are responding.

Responsibilities for the job include:

  • Developing expertise on the Community College system, a decentralized structure with a variety of experiences and practices statewide, with travel to campuses and close coverage of policy committees and panels.
  • Writing and reporting in a variety of formats: short quick breaking news at times, news analysis, in-depth articles. Stories will also be shared in audio formats for radio, the web and possibly television.
  • Collaborating with the CalMatters team covering higher education issues and our data, photography, audio, public events, web production and newsletter teams.

 

These would be a plus:

  • The ability to report and write in both Spanish and English
  • Experience with data analysis and data journalism
  • Familiarity with California and/or higher education issues

CalMatters, launched seven years ago, is an award-winning nonprofit, nonpartisan news venture dedicated to explaining the policy and politics of America’s biggest state and the world’s fifth largest economy. We produce vivid, original journalism and data-driven news analyses and watchdog reporting that’s distributed on calmatters.org and to more than 250 newspaper, digital and radio outlets  statewide. 

 

Compensation and Benefits

The base salary for this position is $70,000 per year; higher compensation may be available for someone with advanced skills and/or experience. 

CalMatters offers a complete benefits package with medical, dental and vision insurance – we cover 90% of the cost for employees and 70% for dependents – from a range of HMO and PPO providers. We’ll match contributions of up to 4% of your salary to our 401(k) program, provide life insurance at no cost, and give you an allowance for personal use of your cell phone and a budget for professional development opportunities like classes and conferences.

We are an expanding and collaborative newsroom, successfully forging a new model for sustainable, intelligent, nonprofit journalism. We’re committed to reflecting the people of the state we serve and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. If you’re interested, please provide a resume, work samples and a cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job. 

If you have trouble with this form or prefer to apply by email, write to jobs@calmatters.org with the job title in the subject line.

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Senior Program Manager Y1-2, Bay

Posted by | October 25, 2022 |

Organization Profile:
Founded in 1999, BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to ignite the power of youth in under-resourced communities to build Career success, Entrepreneurial mindsets, and Opportunity. We help students become the CEO of their own lives.
BUILD’s unique program offers students a four-year entrepreneurship experience designed to develop 21st Century Skills and motivate student engagement in school. Starting in 9th grade, BUILD students work with their peers and community mentors to develop business ideas, pitch to funders and launch real businesses. As students journey through high school and continue to grow their businesses, BUILD helps them explore college and career options, and assists students with the college application process. Entrepreneurship is the spark – college, career, and life success are the goals.
BUILD currently serves approximately 2,000 high school students annually at programs located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington DC, New York City and Boston. Our new digital offerings are reaching up to 15,000 students in 50 cities. For more information, please visit www.build.org.
Our Culture:
BUILD is made up of a diverse, results driven and passionate team who believe in the potential of every student and the power of entrepreneurship to transform the education landscape. We work in a collaborative environment where perseverance, flexibility, and an entrepreneurial spirit are encouraged and celebrated. Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, equity and inclusion, including cross-cultural understanding. Kindness, empathy and respect are at the forefront of the way we treat each other, our students, our teachers and our supporters. We believe in the potential of every student and are dedicated to breaking down the educational, economic and social barriers that stand in the way of their long-term success. The remarkable young men and women whom we serve are at the center of everything we do. We are intentional about our culture so that we can best support them.Position Summary:
Reporting to the Bay Area Program Director, the Senior Program Manager (SPM) will play a leading role in developing strong partnerships and offering high-quality educator training and coaching for school and community-based partners in the Bay Area. The SPM will be primarily responsible for training, coaching, and relationship management. The SPM will collaborate with multiple stakeholders at BUILD to cultivate a culture of teamwork, excellence, and learning among existing and future BUILD educators. Working in collaboration with the Program Director and other BUILD staff, the SPM will ensure that each partner in their portfolio is operating effectively and achieving outcomes in alignment with BUILD’s program model, mission, and values. In addition, the SPM will support the cultivation of new partnerships through networking and active engagement in the larger community.

Position Responsibilities:
Training and Coaching

  • Develop positive trusting relationships with educators, students, administrators, volunteers, staff, and board members by demonstrating care, respect, and high expectations
  • Collaborate with BUILD staff regionally and nationally to provide culturally responsive training for educators and volunteers in effective instructional practices for blended learning with under-resourced youth
  • Provide ongoing coaching for a cohort of 4-8 educators in year one, eventually increasing to 12-15 over the next 2-4 years, as capacity allows
School & Community Partnerships
  • Foster a culture of belonging, trust, effective communication, perseverance, collaboration, and overall excellence across partner sites
  • Support regional team in developing and managing partnerships to ensure effective and sustainable implementation of BUILD offerings
  • Support the Program Director in the identification and selection of new school and Community Based Organization (CBO) partners
Program Implementation, Evaluation & Development
  • Utilize data to identify promising practices, celebrate successes, surface areas of improvement, and recommend strategies to promote regional success
  • Participate in a national cohort of Senior Program Managers implementing and testing BUILD’s evolving model for integration into existing courses and Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways
  • Support implementation and improvement of BUILD training and coaching model
Qualifications:
  • BA or BS degree in education or youth development, or related field or commensurate experience. Master’s degree is a plus.
  • 5+ years of classroom teaching experience or non -profit, direct service working with youth.
  • Success with project-based learning and blended learning.
  • At least 2+ years managing or coaching educators strongly preferred.
  • High cultural competence serving diverse populations and students from under-resourced communities.
  • Self-starter, thrives in a fast-paced environment, loves collaboration, and has a sense of humor.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, creativity, and strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • 10% travel for regional and national gatherings; monthly on-site school visits to each partner school.
  • BUILD requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees. Reasonable Accommodations based on a qualifying medical exemption or sincerely held religious belief are being considered in accordance with applicable law.
Successful candidates will demonstrate BUILD’s Core Values and competencies through a
combination of previous education/work experiences:
BUILD’s Core Values:
  • Keep Students at the Center – As BUILDers, we hold an unwavering passionate commitment and belief in the power and potential of youth. Our organization exists to serve students. We seize each opportunity to contribute to the foundation of knowledge, skills, and networks from which students can build extraordinary lives. Our operating principles and decisions focus on what is in the best interest of our students.
  • Bring the Spark – As BUILDers, we excel in the entrepreneurial Spark Skills that we teach our students – Communication, Collaboration, Problem Solving, Innovation, Grit and Self-Management. We communicate through transparent and honest dialogue. We cherish teamwork, tenacity, and thinking outside the box. We demonstrate a relentless pursuit of excellence and approach work with a positive can do attitude. When we bring the spark we achieve great things together, and we model the way for our students.
  • Bridge Communities – As BUILDers, we develop and foster relationships in service of creating access and opportunities for our students, staff, and stakeholders. We value all who come to the table as partners to maximize our collective impact. By connecting the communities in which we work, we build empathy, equity, and social capital.
  • Promote Diversity and Social Action – As BUILDers, we understand that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion matters, but what matters even more is Action. We strive to create equity of voice, access, influence and power across lines of difference – both in and beyond BUILD, specifically for groups that have been historically denied social and economic justice. If we are not part of the solution, then we are part of the problem. We welcome, celebrate, and embrace the unique expressions and contributions of us all – our backgrounds, race, ethnicity, gender, language, sexual orientation, and social class.
Competencies:
  • Strategic Thinking – Take into account and analyze various points of view and pieces of data to form a perspective appropriate to a particular context.
  • Relationship-Building/Relationships Management – Utilize effective interpersonal skills and techniques to reach mutually beneficial goals over time.
  • Entrepreneurialism – Demonstrate comfort with risk- and initiative-taking in order to achieve unique and aggressive goals.
  • Creativity/Innovation – Envision new ideas that transcend traditional approaches and practices to move work forward.
  • Qualitative Analysis – Review non-numeric, often subjective, data sets in order to recognize patterns, identify additional information or data needed, and draw conclusions.
  • Time Management – Effectively prioritize and execute projects based on time estimates and relative importance.
Position Details:
  • Full Time/Exempt
  • Location: Bay Area (East Bay and Peninsula)
  • Frequent travel between local sites is required so employees should have their own vehicle for transportation (valid proof of insurance required). Mileage for work-related travel beyond the normal commute will be reimbursed at the stipulated IRS rate.
  • Occasional travel is required during the year for college tours and visits to BUILD sites and gatherings nationally.

Compensation:
The salary for the Senior Program Manager ranges from $73-80k in accordance with BUILD’s equity focused salary bands. BUILD offers a competitive benefits package for eligible employees. This includes employer paid medical, dental & vision coverage, flexible spending accounts (FSA), employer paid life insurance, and a 403(b) plan with match. In addition, eligible BUILD employees qualify for generous vacation, sick, paid Federal holidays, and December 24 through January 1 off, a flexible work environment, professional development and additional stipends for stretch projects.
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Senior Program Manager Y3+, Bay

Posted by | October 25, 2022 |

Organization Profile: 

Founded in 1999, BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to ignite the power of youth in under-resourced communities to build Career success, Entrepreneurial mindsets, and Opportunity. We help students become the CEO of their own lives

BUILD’s unique program offers students a four-year entrepreneurship experience designed to develop 21st Century Skills and motivate student engagement in school. Starting in 9th grade, BUILD students work with their peers and community mentors to develop business ideas, pitch to funders and launch real businesses. As students journey through high school and continue to grow their businesses, BUILD helps them explore college and career options, and assists students with the college application process. Entrepreneurship is the spark – college, career, and life success are the goals.

BUILD currently serves approximately 2,000 high school students annually at programs located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington DC, New York City and Boston. Our new digital offerings are reaching up to 15,000 students in 50 cities. For more information, please visit www.build.org. 

 

Our Culture:

BUILD is made up of a diverse, results driven and passionate team who believe in the potential of every student and the power of entrepreneurship to transform the education landscape. We work in a collaborative environment where perseverance, flexibility, and an entrepreneurial spirit are encouraged and celebrated. Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, equity and inclusion, including cross-cultural understanding. Kindness, empathy and respect are at the forefront of the way we treat each other, our students, our teachers and our supporters. We believe in the potential of every student and are dedicated to breaking down the educational, economic and social barriers that stand in the way of their long-term success.  The remarkable young men and women whom we serve are at the center of everything we do. We are intentional about our culture so that we can best support them.
                                                                                                                  
Position Summary:
Reporting to the Bay Area Program Director, the Senior Program Manager (SPM) will play a leading role in developing strong partnerships and offering high-quality educator training and coaching for school and community-based partners in the Bay Area. The SPM will be primarily responsible for training, coaching, and relationship management. The SPM will collaborate with multiple stakeholders at BUILD to cultivate a culture of teamwork, excellence, and learning among existing and future BUILD educators. Working in collaboration with the Program Director and other BUILD staff, the SPM will ensure that each partner in their portfolio is operating effectively and achieving outcomes in alignment with BUILD’s program model, mission, and values. In collaboration with the National Director of College & Career Success and Pathways Director the SPM will also develop content, as needed, for BUILD’s Year 3+ program that are both teacher-driven and student-driven for in-person, blended, and digital environments:  The SPM will support the cultivation of new partnerships through networking and active engagement in the larger community.

 

Position Responsibilities: 

Training, Coaching and Managing (30%)

  • Develop positive trusting relationships with educators, students, administrators, volunteers, staff, and board members by demonstrating care, respect, and high expectations
  • Collaborate with BUILD staff regionally and nationally to provide culturally responsive training for educators and volunteers in effective instructional practices for blended learning with under-resourced youth
  • Provide ongoing coaching for a cohort of 4-8 educators in year one, eventually increasing to 12-15 over the next 2-4 years, as capacity allows
  • Manage and coach Program Associate to outcomes
  • Managing/hosting year 3 workshops 

 

School & Community Partnerships (20%)

  • Foster a culture of belonging, trust, effective communication, perseverance, collaboration, and overall excellence across partner sites
  • Support regional team in developing and managing partnerships to ensure effective and sustainable implementation of BUILD offerings

 

Program Implementation, Evaluation & Development (40%)

  • Utilize data to identify promising practices, celebrate successes, surface areas of improvement, and recommend strategies to promote regional success
  • Participate in a national cohort of Senior Program Managers implementing and testing BUILD’s evolving model for integration into existing courses and Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways
  • Support implementation and improvement of BUILD training and coaching model

 

Instructional Design and Curriculum Development (10%):

  • In collaboration with the National Director of College & Career Success and Pathways Director, develop content, as needed, for BUILD’s Year 3+ program that are both teacher-driven and student-driven for in-person, blended, and digital environments: 
  • Develop original curricula, with the guidance of the Director of Career Pathways, That has alignment with
    • Project-based learning with a focus on student agency and engagement
    • 21st Century Skills 
    • Anti-bias/social justice K-12 education trends
    • Design Thinking framework
  • Utilize data to identify promising practices, celebrate successes, surface areas of improvement, and strategies to promote regional success

 

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree in education or youth development, or related field or commensurate experience. Master’s degree is a plus. 
  • 5+ years of classroom teaching experience or non -profit, direct service working with youth. 
  • Success  with project-based learning and blended learning.
  • At least 2+ years managing or coaching educators strongly preferred.
  • High cultural competence serving diverse populations and students from under-resourced communities.
  • Self-starter, thrives in a fast-paced environment, loves collaboration, and has a sense of humor.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, creativity, and strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • 10% travel for regional and national gatherings; monthly on-site school visits to each partner school.
  • BUILD requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees. Reasonable Accommodations based on a qualifying medical exemption or sincerely held religious belief are being considered in accordance with applicable law.

 

Successful candidates will demonstrate BUILD’s Core Values and competencies through a combination of previous education/work experiences:

BUILD’s Core Values:

  • Keep Students at the Center – As BUILDers, we hold an unwavering passionate commitment and belief in the power and potential of youth.  Our organization exists to serve students. We seize each opportunity to contribute to the foundation of knowledge, skills, and networks from which students can build extraordinary lives. Our operating principles and decisions focus on what is in the best interest of our students. 
  • Bring the Spark – As BUILDers, we excel in the entrepreneurial Spark Skills that we teach our students – Communication, Collaboration, Problem Solving, Innovation, Grit and Self-Management. We communicate through transparent and honest dialogue. We cherish teamwork, tenacity, and thinking outside the box. We demonstrate a relentless pursuit of excellence and approach work with a positive can do attitude. When we bring the spark we achieve great things together, and we model the way for our students. 
  • Bridge Communities – As BUILDers, we develop and foster relationships in service of creating access and opportunities for our students, staff, and stakeholders. We value all who come to the table as partners to maximize our collective impact. By connecting the communities in which we work, we build empathy, equity, and social capital. 
  • Promote Diversity and Social Action – As BUILDers, we understand that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion matters, but what matters even more is Action. We strive to create equity of voice, access, influence and power across lines of difference – both in and beyond BUILD, specifically for groups that have been historically denied social and economic justice. If we are not part of the solution, then we are part of the problem. We welcome, celebrate, and embrace the unique expressions and contributions of us all – our backgrounds, race, ethnicity, gender, language, sexual orientation, and social class. 

 

Competencies:

  • Strategic Thinking – Take into account and analyze various points of view and pieces of data to form a perspective appropriate to a particular context.
  • Relationship-Building/Relationships Management – Utilize effective interpersonal skills and techniques to reach mutually beneficial goals over time.
  • Entrepreneurialism – Demonstrate comfort with risk- and initiative-taking in order to achieve unique and aggressive goals.
  • Creativity/Innovation – Envision new ideas that transcend traditional approaches and practices to move work forward.  
  • Qualitative Analysis – Review non-numeric, often subjective, data sets in order to recognize patterns, identify additional information or data needed, and draw conclusions.  
  • Time Management – Effectively prioritize and execute projects based on time estimates and relative importance.

Position Details:

  • Full Time/Exempt
  • Location: Bay Area (East Bay and Peninsula)
  • Frequent travel between local sites is required so employees should have their own vehicle for transportation (valid proof of insurance required). Mileage for work-related travel beyond the normal commute will be reimbursed at the stipulated IRS rate.
  • Occasional travel is required during the year for college tours and visits to BUILD sites and gatherings nationally.

Compensation:

The salary for the Senior Program Manager ranges from $73-80k  in accordance with BUILD’s equity focused salary bands.  BUILD offers a competitive benefits package for eligible employees.  This includes employer paid medical, dental & vision coverage, flexible spending accounts (FSA), employer paid life insurance, and a 403(b) plan with match.  In addition, eligible BUILD employees qualify for generous vacation, sick, paid Federal holidays, and December 24 through January 1 off, a flexible work environment, professional development and additional stipends for stretch projects.

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Senior Program Manager, BAY

Posted by | September 27, 2022 |

Organization Profile: 

Founded in 1999, BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to ignite the power of youth in under-resourced communities to build Career success, Entrepreneurial mindsets, and Opportunity. We help students become the CEO of their own lives

BUILD’s unique program offers students a four-year entrepreneurship experience designed to develop 21st Century Skills and motivate student engagement in school. Starting in 9th grade, BUILD students work with their peers and community mentors to develop business ideas, pitch to funders and launch real businesses. As students journey through high school and continue to grow their businesses, BUILD helps them explore college and career options, and assists students with the college application process. Entrepreneurship is the spark – college, career, and life success are the goals.

BUILD currently serves approximately 2,000 high school students annually at programs located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington DC, New York City and Boston. Our new digital offerings are reaching up to 15,000 students in 50 cities. For more information, please visit www.build.org. 

 

Our Culture:

BUILD is made up of a diverse, results driven and passionate team who believe in the potential of every student and the power of entrepreneurship to transform the education landscape. We work in a collaborative environment where perseverance, flexibility, and an entrepreneurial spirit are encouraged and celebrated. Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, equity and inclusion, including cross-cultural understanding. Kindness, empathy and respect are at the forefront of the way we treat each other, our students, our teachers and our supporters. We believe in the potential of every student and are dedicated to breaking down the educational, economic and social barriers that stand in the way of their long-term success.  The remarkable young men and women whom we serve are at the center of everything we do. We are intentional about our culture so that we can best support them.
                                                                                                                  
Position Summary:
Reporting to the Bay Area Program Director, the Senior Program Manager (SPM) will play a leading role in developing strong partnerships and offering high-quality educator training and coaching for school and community-based partners in the Bay Area. The SPM will be primarily responsible for training, coaching, and relationship management. The SPM will collaborate with multiple stakeholders at BUILD to cultivate a culture of teamwork, excellence, and learning among existing and future BUILD educators. Working in collaboration with the Program Director and other BUILD staff, the SPM will ensure that each partner in their portfolio is operating effectively and achieving outcomes in alignment with BUILD’s program model, mission, and values. In collaboration with the National Director of College & Career Success and Pathways Director the SPM will also develop content, as needed, for BUILD’s Year 3+ program that are both teacher-driven and student-driven for in-person, blended, and digital environments:  The SPM will support the cultivation of new partnerships through networking and active engagement in the larger community.

 

Position Responsibilities: 

Training, Coaching and Managing (30%)

  • Develop positive trusting relationships with educators, students, administrators, volunteers, staff, and board members by demonstrating care, respect, and high expectations
  • Collaborate with BUILD staff regionally and nationally to provide culturally responsive training for educators and volunteers in effective instructional practices for blended learning with under-resourced youth
  • Provide ongoing coaching for a cohort of 4-8 educators in year one, eventually increasing to 12-15 over the next 2-4 years, as capacity allows
  • Manage and coach Program Associate to outcomes
  • Managing/hosting year 3 workshops 

 

School & Community Partnerships (20%)

  • Foster a culture of belonging, trust, effective communication, perseverance, collaboration, and overall excellence across partner sites
  • Support regional team in developing and managing partnerships to ensure effective and sustainable implementation of BUILD offerings

 

Program Implementation, Evaluation & Development (40%)

  • Utilize data to identify promising practices, celebrate successes, surface areas of improvement, and recommend strategies to promote regional success
  • Participate in a national cohort of Senior Program Managers implementing and testing BUILD’s evolving model for integration into existing courses and Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways
  • Support implementation and improvement of BUILD training and coaching model

 

Instructional Design and Curriculum Development (10%):

  • In collaboration with the National Director of College & Career Success and Pathways Director, develop content, as needed, for BUILD’s Year 3+ program that are both teacher-driven and student-driven for in-person, blended, and digital environments: 
  • Develop original curricula, with the guidance of the Director of Career Pathways, That has alignment with
    • Project-based learning with a focus on student agency and engagement
    • 21st Century Skills 
    • Anti-bias/social justice K-12 education trends
    • Design Thinking framework
  • Utilize data to identify promising practices, celebrate successes, surface areas of improvement, and strategies to promote regional success

 

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree in education or youth development, or related field or commensurate experience. Master’s degree is a plus. 
  • 5+ years of classroom teaching experience or non -profit, direct service working with youth. 
  • Success  with project-based learning and blended learning.
  • At least 2+ years managing or coaching educators strongly preferred.
  • High cultural competence serving diverse populations and students from under-resourced communities.
  • Self-starter, thrives in a fast-paced environment, loves collaboration, and has a sense of humor.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, creativity, and strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • 10% travel for regional and national gatherings; monthly on-site school visits to each partner school.
  • BUILD requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees. Reasonable Accommodations based on a qualifying medical exemption or sincerely held religious belief are being considered in accordance with applicable law.

 

Successful candidates will demonstrate BUILD’s Core Values and competencies through a combination of previous education/work experiences:

BUILD’s Core Values:

  • Keep Students at the Center – As BUILDers, we hold an unwavering passionate commitment and belief in the power and potential of youth.  Our organization exists to serve students. We seize each opportunity to contribute to the foundation of knowledge, skills, and networks from which students can build extraordinary lives. Our operating principles and decisions focus on what is in the best interest of our students. 
  • Bring the Spark – As BUILDers, we excel in the entrepreneurial Spark Skills that we teach our students – Communication, Collaboration, Problem Solving, Innovation, Grit and Self-Management. We communicate through transparent and honest dialogue. We cherish teamwork, tenacity, and thinking outside the box. We demonstrate a relentless pursuit of excellence and approach work with a positive can do attitude. When we bring the spark we achieve great things together, and we model the way for our students. 
  • Bridge Communities – As BUILDers, we develop and foster relationships in service of creating access and opportunities for our students, staff, and stakeholders. We value all who come to the table as partners to maximize our collective impact. By connecting the communities in which we work, we build empathy, equity, and social capital. 
  • Promote Diversity and Social Action – As BUILDers, we understand that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion matters, but what matters even more is Action. We strive to create equity of voice, access, influence and power across lines of difference – both in and beyond BUILD, specifically for groups that have been historically denied social and economic justice. If we are not part of the solution, then we are part of the problem. We welcome, celebrate, and embrace the unique expressions and contributions of us all – our backgrounds, race, ethnicity, gender, language, sexual orientation, and social class. 

 

Competencies:

  • Strategic Thinking – Take into account and analyze various points of view and pieces of data to form a perspective appropriate to a particular context.
  • Relationship-Building/Relationships Management – Utilize effective interpersonal skills and techniques to reach mutually beneficial goals over time.
  • Entrepreneurialism – Demonstrate comfort with risk- and initiative-taking in order to achieve unique and aggressive goals.
  • Creativity/Innovation – Envision new ideas that transcend traditional approaches and practices to move work forward.  
  • Qualitative Analysis – Review non-numeric, often subjective, data sets in order to recognize patterns, identify additional information or data needed, and draw conclusions.  
  • Time Management – Effectively prioritize and execute projects based on time estimates and relative importance.

Position Details:

  • Full Time/Exempt
  • Location: Bay Area (East Bay and Peninsula)
  • Frequent travel between local sites is required so employees should have their own vehicle for transportation (valid proof of insurance required). Mileage for work-related travel beyond the normal commute will be reimbursed at the stipulated IRS rate.
  • Occasional travel is required during the year for college tours and visits to BUILD sites and gatherings nationally.

Compensation:

The salary for the Senior Program Manager ranges from $73-80k  in accordance with BUILD’s equity focused salary bands.  BUILD offers a competitive benefits package for eligible employees.  This includes employer paid medical, dental & vision coverage, flexible spending accounts (FSA), employer paid life insurance, and a 403(b) plan with match.  In addition, eligible BUILD employees qualify for generous vacation, sick, paid Federal holidays, and December 24 through January 1 off, a flexible work environment, professional development and additional stipends for stretch projects.

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Managing Director of Schools, Equitas Academy

Posted by | September 1, 2022 |

About Equitas Academy

Equitas Academy (“Equitas”, “EQ”) was founded in 2009 and now serves over 2,000 scholars across six campuses – four TK-4 elementary campuses and two 5-8 middle school campuses, with more schools opening in the near future. Serving the Pico Union neighborhood of Los Angeles, Equitas provides a structured, achievement-based community that prepares scholars to graduate from four-year colleges and universities.

About the Managing Director of Schools

Reporting to the Chief Schools Officer (CSO), the Managing Director of Schools will provide equity-driven leadership focused on leadership development and coaching, aligned instruction, professional development, data analysis, and continuous improvement. The Managing Director of Schools will provide direct oversight of School Directors and will work closely with the CSO, Managing Director of Academics, Managing Director of Student Services, network leaders, and teacher leaders related to instruction, curriculum design and implementation, progress monitoring, and development opportunities. This individual must be an experienced and accomplished instructional leader who is compelled by the opportunity to serve scholars and families of our community, aligned with our mission, and approach all aspects of the work with an equity and inclusion mindset.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Visionary Instructional Leadership and Strategy (25%)

  • Support the Chief Schools Officer in overseeing school management and performance of all Equitas schools, fostering a culture of achievement, anti-racism, community orientation and growth;
  • Assess the effectiveness of the schools using qualitative and quantitative data outcomes to effectively prioritize, plan, and implement improvements, while maintaining a warm, joyful, and inclusive space for scholars.
  • Build on Equitas’ successes to drive innovation and apply research-based best practices which inform instruction, intervention programs and improve the delivery of support services.
  • Implement the model of Strategic Operator in relationship between the network office and the schools by defining the network program expectations and the opportunities for school based design.
  • Apply current research and best practices in school design, school leadership, school turnaround, and school improvement to ensure accountability targets are met and align with the network’s strategic and annual plan priorities and goals.

People Leadership and Growth Development (40%)

  • Manage, develop and lead individual School Directors towards strong talent outcomes such as teacher performance, retention, and staff engagement.
  • Facilitate collaboration among School Directors and school sites to ensure high quality implementation of the schools’ educational design and to promote Equitas’ culture in strong central office and school partnership.
  • Use qualitative and quantitative data to assess leadership capacity, to provide coaching support and to deliver formal and informal feedback aligned to established performance plans and goals.
  • Actively coach and develop School Directors to be effective in their roles and in the management of their teams.
  • Develop and lead professional development opportunities for School Directors and their site leadership teams (individually and collectively) that increase leadership skills, performance, and organizational leadership.
  • Collaborate intensively and strategically with organizational leaders in order to align support to schools and prioritization of student and educator experiences.

Results Orientation and Systems Support (35%)

  • Maximize the use of data in informing instruction and making decisions about student learning and access to ensure systems are in place for school directors to engage in data driven conversations with their teachers and site leaders.
  • Lead the goal-setting process with school directors to ensure that academic and culture goals are ambitious, aligned with the vision of Equitas Academy and rigorous for all scholars.
  • Assess the efficacy and effectiveness of the academic programs through coaching conversations, regular observations and school walk-throughs and support school directors in identifying appropriate resources to ensure alignment in implementation.
  • Establish performance management processes for evaluating the effectiveness of school programs, operational efficiency, and accuracy in the district support and school level implementation.
  • Create proactive systems that garner feedback from stakeholders (network team members, school directors, site leaders, teachers and staff) to inform school support and school improvement strategy and practice.
  • Ensure that the plan for student culture supports a culture of achievement, aligns with organization values, utilizes restorative justice theory and practices, and maximizes the right balance of warmth and high expectations across all school campuses.
  • Build and manage the system to investigate, respond to, and resolve conflicts, complaints, and concerns of families, community groups and other public stakeholders which have been elevated to the network office.
  • Collaborate with network departments to organize communication and support for School Directors and site leadership teams.

Skills and Competencies

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:

Vision and Courage to Ensure All Scholars Achieve

  • Demonstrate a deep passion, commitment, and action oriented belief in our mission to support all of our scholars to and through college.
  • Hold self and others accountable for high academic achievement of all scholars.
  • Navigate complex environments and act with integrity, honesty, transparency, and courage in the best interest of scholars.
  • Lead scholars towards academic success.

Advocate for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism

  • Address matters of equity, race, and bias in decision-making with clarity, courage, and empathy.
  • Foster and promote inclusion across the network and the community.
  • Build trust and authentic relationships across lines of difference through self-reflection, self-awareness, openness, and empathy.
  • Acknowledge race and power dynamics that play out within the organization and community, and continuously interrupt those inequities with action, courageous dialogue, and honesty.

Influence and Communication

  • Communicate in a clear and concise manner while being mindful of the audience and mode of communication.
  • Demonstrate ability to transition quickly from individual, detail oriented projects to collaborative, people oriented conversations.
  • Build positive relationships and coalitions primarily with network team members and School Directors and inclusive of all staff, scholars, parents and families, communities, and advocacy groups.
  • Maintain visibility and presence in the schools and work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders at all levels.
  • Facilitate conversations and assist in securing buy-in for projects, programs, and initiatives aimed at supporting the academic and social emotional growth of scholars.

Team Leadership and Coaching

  • Effectively balance the tension between individual school director’s needs with the need for coherence across all schools.
  • Develop meaningful professional relationships built on trust and collaborative actions that align with the mission.
  • Collaborate and plan professional learning experiences for school directors, site leaders and staff which utilizes effective adult learning techniques.
  • Model integrity and lead teams to collaborate with each other and with other departments, teams, and stakeholders.
  • Influence others to produce high quality work in the effort to increase student outcomes and culture.

Strategic Planning and Problem Solving

  • Exhibit deep understanding of the complex role of the school leader, the complexities of teaching and learning, and the tools/supports necessary to improve teachers’ practice.
  • Understand and implement promising, innovative, and effective school models and school improvement strategies.
  • Possess a deep understanding of school improvement and turnaround, school leadership, and organizational design in order to support schools in delivering desired results.
  • Manage several projects simultaneously and prioritize effectively.
  • Solve problems strategically while weighing the advantages and disadvantages of each approach with a network-wide lens.
  • Exhibit a strong focus on short and long-term goals, accountability, and results; establish clear metrics for success.
  • Assist in identifying effective teaching practices and develop improvement strategies to build capacity.

Education and Experience

  • A minimum of seven years of professional experience with specific experience in school leadership, leadership development and program leadership with a strong preference for previous principal experience.
  • Master’s degree in education required. Master’s degree in educational leadership, organizational leadership, curriculum and instruction, or other relevant degree preferred.
  • Deep passion, commitment, and alignment with Equitas’ mission to prepare all scholars to go to and through college.
  • Deep knowledge of curriculum, instruction, assessment, school operations, and multi-lingual and special education, specifically in a K-8 setting.
  • A clear track record of improving academic outcomes for scholars with a keen focus on equity and access for all learners.
  • Experience building high quality, highly functional teams with clear expectations for serving schools and achieving student success.
  • Ability to navigate uncertainty and ambiguity, and to prioritize work efforts to execute overall strategy.
  • Deep understanding of the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility that are necessary for leading an organization that serves communities of color and specifically the Pico Union community.
  • Knowledge of best practices, and current national trends and research for the instruction of diverse and multilingual learners.

Benefits

Compensation starts at $130K and is commensurate with experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included. We look forward to discussing details with you as the interview process progresses.

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Director of Programs

Posted by | August 31, 2022 |

About Code Nation

Code Nation is a community of teenagers, technologists, teachers, business leaders, and other champions. A movement spanning cities, cultures, and industries, our community builds bridges across social and economic divides and unites people with the power to change each others’ lives.

Code Nation equips students with the skills, experiences, and connections that together create access to careers in technology. With a volunteer teaching cohort of over 300 professional web and software developers and a network of school and company partners, we provide coding courses and work-based learning programs to students who attend under-resourced high schools. Our industry-aligned curriculum and vast network of supporters provide students with the tech skills and social capital they need to break into the tech workforce.

During the 2019-2020 school year, Code Nation pivoted to reach 1,630 students in 72 programs across the Bay Area, Chicago, and New York City. Software developers collectively volunteered more than 45,000 hours to provide in-person and remote learning in support of Code Nation’s mission in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and New York City.

Code Nation is committed to being an inclusive, pro-Black, and anti-racist organization. Ideal candidates are committed to educational and tech equity and working against institutional inequities. We believe that anyone can learn to code, and everyone should have access to careers in the thriving tech workforce.

The Role

The Program Director will work with the Managing Director to oversee the success of Code Nation’s Bay Area region. In this role, the Program Director will help to oversee our dynamic Programs team and support in managing relationships with Code Nation’s school and corporate partners. The Program Director will coach and manage direct reports, develop strategy with the National Program Leadership Team, analyze local data, and support the growth of the Bay Area region in both reach and impact.

The salary range for this position is $90,000- $100,000.

Responsibilities

Team Management and Development

  • Recruit and manage a team of 6-7 program staff who are responsible for delivering Code Nation’s program in diverse school sites across Bay Area and San Jose.
  • Manage large multi-stage regional projects; identifying, assigning, communicating, and monitoring project goals, key performance indicators, staff responsibilities and project milestones.
  • Foster a highly effective work culture with strong leadership development for all staff; provide quality check-ins, coaching, feedback, and performance training with the goal of sustaining the internal talent required for the long-term success of the region.
  • Conduct program staff performance evaluations, performance improvement plans, and staff transitions as needed
  • Oversee and approve staff expenses, reimbursements and PTO requests.
  • Ensure staff compliance with Code Nation’s org-wide policies and procedures.
  • Serve as a strong regional manager and leader for DEI and Code Nation’s core values.

Ensure Programmatic Impact

  • In partnership with the Bay Area Managing Director, set the region’s annual goals, operational plans, and staffing plans with a focus on improving programmatic reach and impact.
  • Manage for effective program implementation and evaluation with the goal of meeting or exceeding the region’s annual program goals; proactively identifying and creating solutions to address barriers to regional success.
  • Conduct regular site visits to evaluate program quality, ensure fidelity; provide real-time coaching to support program staff with driving regional outcomes.
  • Develop and maintain a culture of programmatic excellence rooted in staff collaboration, peer feedback, and data-driven decision making.
  • Oversee student data collection and ensure data integrity with support from program staff; generate regular and accurate program outcomes reports to the Bay Area Managing Director and Code Nation Leadership Teams.

Regional Leadership

  • Collaborate with the Bay Area Managing Director to support development, strategic planning, and management across all Bay Area departments.
  • Liaison with partnership, management, development, finance and operations departments to coordinate additional support for program staff.
  • Oversee regional program budget; maintain a high level of visibility in monthly program team expenditures; with support of MD responsible for budget adjustments and funds reallocation within the program department budget.

School, District, and Workplace Partnerships & Operations

  • Establish & maintain relationships with current and prospect schools to drive programmatic reach and regional growth.
  • Establish & maintain relationships with peer coding organizations to develop effective partnerships that can bolster Fellowship Program enrollment numbers over time.
  • Identify and communicate programmatic needs that can be met by partnerships initiatives; collaborate with Partnerships Manager and Bay Area Managing Director to secure critical partnership resources.
  • Ensure that Program staff successfully coordinate and execute high-quality programmatic events that drive corporate partnership satisfaction.

Organizational Leadership & Management

  • Serve as a member of the Code Nation cross-regional Program Leadership Team;
    • Contribute expertise as an instructional leader to volunteer training, curriculum development, learning and teaching tool implementation, and the ongoing development of program staff content knowledge.
    • Lead as a key decision maker for decisions related to org-wide program implementation; give input and provide recommendations for strategic programmatic changes
  • Serve as a member of Code Nation’s Org-wide Leadership Team; participate in meetings to provide critical input to program related strategy decisions and share regional perspectives to help shape the future of the organization.

Skills and Qualifications

Success in this position will require, but not be limited to, the following proven experiences and competencies:

  • What you’ve accomplished (required):
    • Seven years of work experience
    • Experience working in schools, youth development programs, or similar
    • Three or more years of experience managing full time staff
  • Skills you have developed and knowledge you have acquired:
    • Management experience with demonstrated success in managing, coaching, developing and retaining staff
    • Experience leading in ways that are inclusive, pro-Black, and anti-racist
    • Ability to make data-driven decisions and cultivating a data-driven, results-oriented team culture
    • Demonstrated success managing complex, multifaceted projects
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to represent the organization externally to a wide range of stakeholders from tech CEOs to students’ families
    • Relationship building skills necessary to quickly build and maintain relationships with youth facing organizations, paving a path to future partnerships
    • Proficient in Google Suite
  • Skills you may have developed or would be excited to learn:
    • Skills required for successful classroom teaching and instructional coaching experience with diverse audiences and in under resourced schools
    • Proficiency in Salesforce
    • Knowledge of computer science education trends and initiatives across the Bay Area
    • Already established relationships with school leaders across the Bay Area
  • How you work and what you value:
    • Deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
    • Self starter and entrepreneurial
    • Enjoys working on a team and operates in a way that will build trust with teammates
    • Driven towards measurable results
    • Knowledge of and/or interest in computer science, technology, and/or collegiate education preferred
    • Excited to travel frequently to Code Nation program sites
What You Can Expect

Code Nation has a high-performing culture characterized by our desire to provide our staff members with the support, resources, and information they need to be successful in our organization and in the non-profit field in general. If you take on this position, you can expect to be offered a compensation package, including salary and benefits, that will be commensurate with your experience and competitive within the non-profit sector. Some of the benefits we offer to our staff members include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance and a Flex spending account for out of pocket medical costs
  • Generous Time Off policy-15 days of paid time off & 14 paid holidays/office closures
  • 401k Retirement Plan

Code Nation employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and, if hired, present proof of vaccination by start date.

 

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Program Officer, Talent

Posted by | August 29, 2022 |

About our foundation

The Chamberlin Education Foundation (CEF) is a nonprofit family foundation that advances student success in West Contra Costa, CA. The foundation’s grants and programs are designed to generate improved academic outcomes and long-term educational success for K-12 public school students — particularly Black, Latinx, and other historically under-resourced groups — across West Contra Costa’s public schools.

At CEF, we believe that improved student academic success depends in part on the talent, expertise, and dedication of the educators and leaders in local public schools. Our schools currently face an unprecedented educator shortage that inhibits their ability to provide students with the rigorous, culturally responsive learning experiences that will propel their academic growth. To fulfill its broader mission, CEF intends to increase its support for partners working to improve the recruitment, retention, and continuing professional learning of educators and leaders in West Contra Costa public schools.

The opportunity

Our team seeks a Program Officer, Talent to build relationships with key stakeholders and grow a portfolio of grants aimed to recruit and retain effective and diverse educators and leaders in West Contra Costa public schools.

Reporting to the VP of Academics, the Program Officer, Talent will create and implement a multi-year strategy to support grantees working to attract and retain top-notch teachers, principals, and systems leaders to public schools in West Contra Costa. The Program Officer, Talent will support all four of CEF’s strategic priorities: equity-focused leadership, high-quality curriculum and instruction, restorative student interventions, and collaborative educational ecosystem.

Candidate profile

Candidates with 7-10 years experience in the field of K-12 education are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate is an experienced educator and leader, adept at strategically evaluating and navigating partnership opportunities and converting complex goals into concrete, actionable steps that will advance CEF’s work in this key focus area. Grantmaking or other related nonprofit leadership experience is preferred but not required.

Core responsibilities

The Program Officer, Talent, will:

Directly manage and grow a portfolio of grants aimed to recruit and retain effective and diverse educators and leaders

  • Collect and analyze data to understand the educator recruitment and retention landscape, including bright spots and challenges
  • Steward a portfolio of existing grantees, including building trusting and authentic relationships with grantees, redefining goals and priority areas with partners, and presenting renewal opportunities to CEF’s Board of Directors
  • Source and perform due diligence to identify new grantee opportunities that will improve educator and leader pipelines
  • Be responsible for all aspects of CEF’s teacher Gratitude Grants program
  • Utilize an equity lens to evaluate and improve grant selection process

Build relationships with key stakeholders who share a similar vision to strengthen educator pipelines

  • Strengthen relationships with school leaders, administrators, and systems leaders to address gaps in human capital practices and build teacher and leader capacity
  • Create opportunities to convene key stakeholders to learn about innovative ideas for talent recruitment and retention
  • Co-design promising solutions alongside school partners and support the implementation, refinement, and measurement of the progress made of these interventions
  • Develop collaborative relationships with community-based organization leaders, Human Resources professionals, and others to learn about current efforts in this space, inform CEF strategy, and identify strategic opportunities for aligned action

Explore innovative ideas for talent recruitment

  • Collaborate with other Bay Area and national funders to bring innovative initiatives to West Contra Costa, including teacher residencies and Grow-Your-Own programs
  • Serve as CEF’s resident expert on successful initiatives to improve educator and leader pipelines
  • Research and identify promising innovations in other districts across the country and other industries for implementation in West Contra Costa

Embody the values and principles that align with CEF’s organizational identity and mission

  • Represent the foundation in public settings and with key partners and stakeholders
  • Champion the foundation’s core beliefs, strategic approach, and overall commitment to student success
  • Encourage and generate positive experiences with CEF’s programs, partners and practices
  • Gather, organize, analyze, and report on outcomes of grantmaking
  • Generate reports and progress updates about CEF’s work for internal and external audiences

Candidate skills and attributes

This position is for you if you are:

  • Driven to improve educational outcomes for all students with a particular focus on historically marginalized student populations
  • Passionate about making West Contra Costa a magnet for talent at all levels of the educational system
  • Excited about building a network of connected educators, education researchers, and community-based organizations grounded in the importance of talent acquisition, retention, and capacity building
  • Strong operator who is able to plan and manage complex projects that include multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • A highly relational professional with the capacity to build strong, trusting relationships with both staff, students and community stakeholders
  • A strategist who is able to pursue the right research to arrive at an evidence based approach to making investments and supporting grantees
  • Equally effective working independently and as part of a highly collaborative team that values flexibility, candor, humor, inclusivity, and open-mindedness
  • Enthusiastic to deploy existing and emerging innovations in service of CEF’s partnership, collaboration, and impact goals

Candidate additional qualifications

  • B.A./B.S. degree from an accredited university, Masters degree preferred but not required
  • Minimum of 7 years experience working in K-12 education as an educator, nonprofit program manager, philanthropic professional or related work experience
  • Demonstrated familiarity or commitment to West Contra Costa (preferred)
  • Spanish communication skills (preferred)
  • Working proficiency with Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, Asana, and / or CRM platforms (eg. Hubspot, Salesforce, etc.) or demonstrated desire to quickly learn

What CEF offers

  • Competitive salary of $100,000-$130,000 based on experience
  • Generous benefits package including, medical, vision, dental, life, and long term disability insurance, and 401(k)matching
  • Flexibility to work remotely up to two days per week
  • The room and resources to innovate and execute in partnership with a small, agile and supportive team
  • An entrepreneurial environment with mission-driven colleagues who are as passionate and committed as you are
  • Continued opportunities for professional growth and development
  • The chance to make a difference
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Executive Director

Posted by | July 6, 2022 |

Are you an educational advocate who is committed to increasing access, quality and  equity in Contra Costa County public education? Are you passionate about building Black and Brown parent power to ensure that historically underserved students have access to a high-quality public education? Do you believe that the people closest to the problem of quality education should have a seat at the table when it comes to policy and decision making? If this sounds like you, we encourage you to read on and join us as the inaugural Executive Director of an innovative new coalition of public charter schools. 

About our Organization
The Contra Costa County Charter Coalition (5C) is an inclusive and growing coalition of high quality charter schools throughout Contra Costa County (CCC), including Aspire Public Schools – Richmond, Caliber Beta Academy, Making Waves Academy, Richmond College Prep, Rocketship Public Schools, and Voices College-Bound Academies that collectively serve more than 5,000 students. 

Building on three years of collaborative efforts, charter school executive leaders have formally united to launch 5C, a new 501c3 organization that channels the inherent power of CCC charter school communities. Our families are united in a shared interest of high quality public schools, and we believe in their potential to champion equitable access to high quality schools. The priorities of 5C are to support successful charter renewals (starting in 2023) and to increase the influence of the CCC charter school community.

Together, we commit to these outcomes:

  • Developing a cross-school council of charter family leaders who advocate collectively for public education quality, equity and access
  • Building influential relationships with key elected officials, community leaders and education decision makers
  • Increasing voter education and registration among the families and staff of our school communities
  • Amplifying a holistic narrative about public charter schools in CCC through information campaigns

About You

The right leader will embody cultural humility to effectively collaborate with a team of ethnically and racially diverse colleagues and board members. They will understand institutional and structural racism, and other forms of oppression, and their impacts on historically underserved and underrepresented communities. In addition, the ideal candidate will manifest deep curiosity and have an openness to learning.

Core Responsibilities

As our founding Executive Director, you will:

Lead and Cultivate a New Coalition (20%)

  • Create a strategy to meet coalition priorities and outcomes; gather buy-in and cultivate shared responsibility  
  • Convene and facilitate monthly coalition meetings, supporting the coalition to make decisions and foster mutual accountability
  • Conduct one-on-ones to build relationships, loop in decision makers and sustain momentum with charter leaders and parent leaders 
  • Expand coalition to include other CCC charter schools

Drive Family Organizing, Advocacy Campaigns and Power Building (40%)

  • Work with charter schools to build site-based family engagement and power, including supporting the establishment of a pyramid of engaged parents at each school site for collective actions 
  • Manage a Family Organizer who will lead the Family Leadership Council (FLC) in collaboration with school site family engagement staff to train and develop parent leaders to lead campaigns
  • Engage coalition members in 2-3 advocacy campaigns per year that increase quality, equity and access in CCC public education (including voter education/registration/GOTV)
  • Support individual charter school partners in their charter renewal

Create and Amplify Strategic Communications (20%)

  • Design a communications strategy elevating a positive, united narrative about CCC charter schools
  • Align charter schools’ internal messaging around high quality public education and amplify externally; support schools to implement with plug-and-play communications tools
  • Connect coalition stakeholders (leaders and families) to local influentials; amplify positive charter narrative through strategic talking points  
  • Create a social media presence for 5C

Build a New Organization (20%)

  • Build and manage a small team including consultants (3-4 people total) 
  • Lead fundraising and manage an annual budget
  • Manage the interim Board and develop a long-term Board
  • Develop the external branding for the new organization

Compensation

We offer a competitive salary, benefits and retirement package. Annual salary ranges from $150,000- $165,000 and is dependent on candidate experience. 

This position reports to the interim 5Cs Board of Directors which currently consists of charter school leaders.

Equity, Inclusion and Diversity

5C is an equal opportunity employer. You will be part of a team that values a diversity of cultures, perspectives, and lived experiences. We carefully consider every applicant who takes the time to apply. 5C strives to reflect the community it is proud to engage with and strongly encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to consider working at 5C. We seek talented and qualified individuals regardless of age, ancestry, color, creed, ethnicity, gender identity, marital status, military obligations, national origins, physical abilities, race, religion, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

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High School English Teacher

Posted by | June 14, 2022 |

Who we are:

Alpha Public Schools is a public charter school network of four schools educating approximately 1,800 scholars in east San Jose. Guided by the belief that our students belong in college, we ensure safe, inclusive, and student-centered learning environments to help our students thrive. What sets us apart is the very thing that makes us who we are– our community. Alpha was founded by a group of mothers on the eastside of San Jose who sought better educational opportunities for their students. We maintain a strong connection to our community and engage families in a collaborative approach to offer a holistic education to our students.

What we offer:

At Alpha we care deeply about our scholars and staff. To support our team (and hopefully you!) we offer:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience and credential status (as well as compounding retention incentives for returning Alpha teachers)
  • Health benefits plans for medical, vision, and dental insurance coverage for staff and their families
  • Retirement matching options
  • Paid time off for holidays and breaks (6 weeks throughout the school year in addition to 6 weeks during the summer)
  • Generous paternity/maternity leave benefits including 4 weeks of paid parental leave in addition to the state and federal leave allowances
  • Paid tuition for Induction and reimbursement for passing scores on credential required exams
  • Employee Assistance Program that provides access to professional services for workplace, life, and wellbeing support and services
  • Relocation assistance for teammates moving from 250+ miles away

About this Role:

As a teacher at Alpha you will join a team that upholds high expectations, fosters social development, and facilitates the intellectual growth of our scholars while leading from a place of empathy and understanding. We are seeking passionate individuals who embody Alpha’s mission, vision and core beliefs, and who are reflective in their practice. If you are committed to amplifying and celebrating  the diverse experiences of our scholars and their families, and you care deeply about educational equity and inclusivity, Alpha is the place for you!

What you’ll do…

Lead an academically rigorous classroom through activities such as:

  • Develop lesson plans and supplementary materials to teach English
  • Teach curricula aligned to Common Core standards along with social and emotional skills
  • Assess and analyze students’ performance and progress to ensure they are mastering developmental skills regularly, and responding to data to support all scholars to achieve academic success

Build Relationships with our scholars, passionate staff, and committed families

  • Maintain an open line of communication with families
  • Work to maintain a positive culture on campus by building strong relationships with scholars and staff members
  • Successfully strike a balance of warm and demanding in your communication with scholars
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior for a productive learning environment during class sessions

Grow Professionally

  • Engage in professional development opportunities provided by Alpha
  • Receive and implement feedback from experienced educational coaches
  • Seek opportunities to collaborate with and learn from colleagues
  • Be committed to growing your teaching through independent study and research

You possess…

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • A  valid (or eligible for) California teaching credential- Single Subject English
  • Subject matter expertise and strong classroom management skills
  • A strong commitment not only to our students, but also to your own continuous professional development. You possess the ability to receive and implement feedback quickly.

You stand out by being…

  • Committed: You are committed to working with students in traditionally underserved communities. Approximately 80% of Alpha’s students are from under-resourced communities and will be the first in their families to go to college. The majority of our students are Latinx and/or Vietnamese.
  • Collaborative: You are team-oriented and are able to implement school-wide systems effectively and consistently.
  • Organized: You are self-motivated and reliable, with the ability to plan and execute tasks.
  • Experienced: You have taught in an under-resourced community, and/or you have a background of shared experience with our scholars.
  • Bilingual: Conversational Spanish or Vietnamese a plus

Join our team…

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter online.

Alpha Public Schools is a network of four high-performing public charter schools founded by a group of East San José mothers dedicated to helping transform their community. We have a strong growth mindset – as individuals, as an organization, and on behalf of our students and families. We want to be better tomorrow than we are today. 

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds.

Salary is competitive and compensation includes a comprehensive benefits package.

Questions? Contact us at jobs@alphapublicschools.org

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Program Officer, Restorative Student Interventions

Posted by | June 3, 2022 |

About our foundation

The Chamberlin Education Foundation (CEF) is a nonprofit family foundation that advances student success in West Contra Costa, CA. The foundation’s grants and programs are designed to generate improved academic outcomes and long-term educational success for K-12 public school students — particularly Black, Latinx, and other historically under-resourced groups — across West Contra Costa’s 68 public schools. 

CEF recently revised its strategic plan and has identified Restorative Student Interventions as a new funding area. Unlike punitive disciplinary practices that isolate students and interfere with learning, restorative approaches enable young people to strengthen classroom connections, engage constructively, maintain or regain academic ground, and continue their personal growth in the classroom alongside their peers. Our team seeks a Program Officer to lead our work in this emerging focus area.

 

The opportunity

The Program Officer, Restorative Student Interventions (RSI) will research, develop, and implement a comprehensive, multi-year strategy designed to bolster district-level policies and practices that promote restorative rather than punitive approaches to school climate and culture. We are currently seeking an inspired and experienced youth advocate who will study, co-design, support, and evaluate initiatives that lead to the wide scale implementation of restorative student interventions in West Contra Costa public schools and classrooms. Reporting to the VP of Academics, the Program Officer will build authentic partnerships with community based organizations, elevate youth and community voice, and develop a research-based perspective on the shifts in policy and practice that will most effectively drive systemic and sustainable change across the West Contra Costa educational ecosystem. 

 

Candidate profile

The ideal candidate is an experienced systems thinker, adept at strategically evaluating and navigating partnership opportunities and converting complex goals into concrete, actionable steps that advance CEF’s work in this key focus area.

Candidates with 7-10 years experience in education, youth or community advocacy, coalition building, and managing and scaling complex youth-centered systems are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will demonstrate a record of success creating new education policy or practices, a deep familiarity with the theory and methods of successful restorative practices, and experience working directly with youth, families, and educators. 

 

Core responsibilities

The Program Officer, RSI will:

Research, develop, and present to CEF board a comprehensive, multi-year funding strategy for Chamberlin Education Foundation to support initiatives, partnerships, and advocacy efforts that will promote the wide scale adoption of restorative student interventions in West Contra Costa public schools

  • Research and draft a landscape analysis that documents current RSI policies and practices in West Contra Costa public schools, identifying key gaps and opportunities
  • Meet with community-based organization leaders, community advocates, and young people to learn about current efforts in this space, inform CEF strategy, and identify strategic opportunities for aligned action 
  • Serve as CEF’s resident expert on discipline policy, both within and outside West Contra Costa; research and identify promising innovations in restorative interventions in other districts across the country
  • Develop and defend a perspective on the policies and practices that need to shift to enable schools to embrace restorative approaches

 

Support West Contra Costa education leaders (young people, community advocates, and educators) to advocate for RSI best practices and co-design innovative solutions

  • Strengthen relationships and create opportunities to convene young people, educators, nonprofit partners and local leaders around RSI
  • Elevate the voice of young people who are most harmed by the current policies and practices
  • Champion effective RSI practices in WCC schools and encourage lead educators and community members to recognize their value for teachers, students, and schools 
  • Co-design promising solutions alongside young people and support the implementation, refinement, and measurement of these solutions

 

Build a system to manage community contacts, program data, and success measures for internal and external reporting

  • Gather, organize, analyze, and report on project and program data and outcomes
  • Generate reports and progress updates about RSI work for internal and external audiences
  • Partner with CEF staff to reconsider and broaden traditional measures of student success to include measurements of well being and belonging

 

Embody the values and principles that align with CEF’s organizational identity and mission

  • Represent the foundation in public settings and with key partners and stakeholders
  • Champion the foundation’s core beliefs, strategic approach, and overall commitment to student success 
  • Encourage and generate positive experiences with CEF’s supported RSI programs, partners and practices

 

Support the CEF team in other areas of grantmaking, including, but not limited to:

  • Community Giving Initiative, a program to support youth-serving community organizations in West Contra Costa
  • Annual staff and advisory board discretionary grants

 

Candidate skills and attributes

This position is for you if you are:

  • An experienced program leader with a track record of implementing restorative student interventions that led to measurable student achievement
  • Driven to improve educational outcomes for all students with a particular focus on Black and Latinx students, and other historically underserved, high-needs student populations 
  • Passionate about elevating student and community voice and building inclusive classroom/school environments 
  • Excited about building a network of connected educators, nonprofit leaders, education researchers, and community-based organizations grounded in the importance of inclusivity and welcoming student environments, and ultimately in the impact on student success
  • Strong operator who is able to plan and manage complex projects that include multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • A highly relational professional with the capacity to build strong, trusting relationships with both staff, students and community stakeholders
  • A strategist who is able to pursue the right research to arrive at an evidence based approach to making investments and supporting grantees
  • A continuous learner and policy “enthusiast” interested in building deeper expertise around national, state, and district-level discipline policies and the promising innovations happening in the restorative intervention space
  • Equally effective working independently and as part of a highly collaborative team that values flexibility, candor, humor, inclusivity, and open-mindedness
  • Enthusiastic to deploy existing and emerging technology in service of CEF’s partnership, collaboration, and impact goals

 

Candidate additional qualifications

  • B.A./B.S. degree from an accredited university
  • Minimum of 7 years experience working with youth as a teacher, counselor, educational program specialist or related work experience
  • Demonstrated familiarity or commitment to West Contra Costa (preferred)
  • Spanish communication skills (preferred)
  • Working proficiency with Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, Asana, and / or CRM platforms (eg. Hubspot, Salesforce, etc.) or demonstrated desire to quickly learn

 

What CEF offers

  • Competitive salary of $100,000-$130,000 based on experience
  • Generous benefits package including, medical, vision, dental, life, and long term disability insurance, and 401(k)matching
  • Flexibility to work remotely two days per week
  • An opportunity to design and build partnerships/programs from the ground up
  • The room and resources to innovate and execute in partnership with a small, agile and supportive team
  • An entrepreneurial environment with mission-driven colleagues who are as passionate and committed as you are
  • Continued opportunities for professional growth and development
  • The chance to make a difference 

 

Relevant Policies at CEF

Chamberlin Education Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CEF is committed to providing a workplace free of unlawful harassment and discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

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K-8 School Principal

Posted by | May 25, 2022 |

Do you believe that all students can achieve academic success? Are you passionate about leading adults and supporting them as they help students reach new heights in learning? Staff at Alpha have the opportunity to create and safeguard opportunities for students in under-resourced communities while collaborating with a joyful team of educators committed to sending our scholars to college.

As a Principal you will join a team that upholds high expectations, fosters social development, and facilitates the intellectual growth of our educators and scholars. Our leaders will approach coaching and instruction with patience, creativity, and a growth mindset, while using activities and instructional methods that will motivate our staff and scholars. Alpha principals are responsible for all key metrics of running a successful school, including operational and community indicators, but are primarily evaluated on success in the three core domains of academic results, culture, and people leadership.

We are seeking passionate individuals who embody Alpha’s mission, vision and core beliefs- leaders who believe that all students can learn, that our scholars belong in college, and that student growth is a reflection of the teacher’s practice. We are looking for leaders who are reflective in their practice and are willing to engage in conversations around educational equity and inclusivity. At Alpha, you will uphold rigorous expectations for all staff and students, while leading from a place of empathy and understanding. Alpha is fiercely entrepreneurial and we are focused on supporting our educators and scholars as they grow into self-reliant leaders who will achieve success in their school, college, and career. We’re committed to finding leaders who value and amplify the diverse experiences of our staff and scholars and their families, and who care deeply about addressing the inequities that exist in education.

What you’ll do…

School Vision/Strategy

  • Set an ambitious school-wide vision and goal aligned to the Alpha network vision, goals, and initiatives that lead students to master rigorous academic content that prepare them for college
  • Plan and prioritize time and resources to meet or exceed annual targets and key organizational initiatives
  • Build personal, leadership team, and teacher knowledge of strong instructional design and academic standards
  • Ensure that high-rigor, high-engagement instruction is happening in classrooms by training teachers and leaders to:
    • Analyze student data to identify gaps in understanding and the instructional response that will move students toward mastery
    • Analyze, practice, and adjust instruction as part of a collaborative content and/or grade-level team

People Leadership

  • Hire, develop, and retain a diverse, high-achieving school team
  • Coach the leadership team members as true owners of results
  • Model expectations for leaders, teachers, and students on school-wide positive learning culture
  • Lead high-quality support for the school team by:
    • Observing, coaching, and developing Assistant Principals so they can provide high-impact, actionable, bite-sized feedback to each teacher
    • Leading high-quality site PD that closes the biggest gaps between student understanding and student achievement
  • Impact and influence the school team to enact key network priorities addressing academics, culture, and data usage

Culture Leadership

  • Develop a college-going culture on campus and provide students and families with the knowledge and resources needed to be active participants in their college journey
  • Create and maintain a positive environment for students and staff that embodies and celebrates Alpha’s values of leadership, relationships, excellence, integrity, and joy
  • Lead diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts on campus, ensuring the school is a welcoming and inclusive place for all scholars and teachers

Community Leadership

  • Engage families in building a college-going culture for students and the community
  • Act as the public face of the school in the community – attending community events, board meetings, and student recruitment events as necessary

Operations Leadership

  • Ensure that the school operates on budget by meeting student enrollment and attendance targets
  • Ensure that school operations work in service of academics

You possess…

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Masters Degree preferred
  • 1-2 years of school leadership experience with proven results
  • Valid California teaching and/or administrative services credential preferred

You stand out by being…

  • Committed: You are committed to working with students in traditionally underserved communities. Approximately 80% of Alpha’s students are from under-resourced communities and will be the first in their families to go to college. The majority of our students are Latinx and/or Vietnamese.
  • Collaborative: You are team-oriented and are able to implement school-wide systems effectively and consistently.
  • Results-Oriented: Demonstrated student achievement results from the teachers that the leader has managed or coached. You have an ability to analyze and plan from student data and coach teachers and leaders to create excellent plans.
  • Experienced: You have taught in an under-resourced community, and/or you have a background of shared experience with our scholars. You possess a deep understanding of appropriate pedagogical strategies, differentiation techniques for diverse learners, and instructional design to serve a broad body of students.
  • Bilingual: Conversational Spanish or Vietnamese a plus

Join our team…

Please submit your application online 

Alpha Public Schools is a network of four high-performing public charter schools founded by a group of East San José mothers dedicated to helping transform their community. We have a strong growth mindset – as individuals, as an organization, and on behalf of our students and families. We want to be better tomorrow than we are today. 

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds.

Salary is competitive and compensation includes a comprehensive benefits package.

Questions? Contact us at jobs@alphapublicschools.org 

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Director of Development

Posted by | May 23, 2022 |

ABOUT MAKING WAVES FOUNDATION AND THE DIRECTOR of DEVELOPMENT ROLE

MWF is a private operating foundation that supports Making Waves Academy (MWA), a 5-12 grade public charter school serving over 1,000 students in Richmond, CA, and the College & and Alumni Program (CAP), a college success program providing a critical bridge between college acceptance and graduation for over 600 college students. We are among the first organizations to focus on both college access and success as a strategy to support underserved and underrepresented students – from 5th grade through early career. Together, MWA and CAP form a unique, holistic educational model that supports students academically, socially, emotionally, and financially on their journey to, through, and beyond college.In 2020, Making Waves Foundation launched a new ten-year strategic plan centered on increasing the effectiveness of our existing program and expanding that programming to reach more students across Contra Costa County. 

MWF seeks to hire a Director of Development to lead our organization’s fundraising efforts to ensure the financial sustainability of the foundation and Making Waves Academy (MWA). The annual fundraising goal is $3.5m with the majority of our funds coming from long standing individual supporters local to the Bay Area. The Director of Development will spend the first six months in their role focused on building relationships with key stakeholders (e.g. our Chief Executive Officer, existing donors, MWF staff, and MWA leadership), conducting a landscape analysis of our development department, and partnering with the Chief Finance and Strategy Officer to build a robust forecasting and progress tracking process. We anticipate that the majority of fundraising dollars earned in FY23 and FY24 will come from renewals from existing donors and that the Director of Development will need to identify and secure $500K in new funding by the end of FY24.

In the first two years, the Director of Development will be responsible for supporting and collaborating with the CEO in crafting a clear and coherent multi-year strategy to diversify our donor base which could include seeking money from corporate, government, foundation, and/or major gift avenues. Our ideal candidate is energized to build thoughtful programming that connects potential and existing donors to our work, is adept at the mechanics of individual giving, and either has experience in or is excited to learn about other funding streams. This position reports to the CEO, Patrick O’Donnell, will hire and manage one full time employee, and will have access to resources to hire consulting support to supplement both capacity and experience gaps as needed.

 

OUR COMMITMENT to the DIRECTOR of DEVELOPMENT

We are proud of the above market total rewards package to our employees in line with our guiding principles of centering transparency and equity, rewarding expertise and performance, and championing professional wellness. The Director of Development is a full-time, exempt role, and will be eligible to receive:

  • A competitive base salary range of $99,200 – 148,800 based on requisite work experience and performance during the interview process. In line with our commitment to equity, fairness, and transparency, we have adopted a no salary negotiation policy. We understand the historical inequities created by salary negotiations and believe in offering a starting salary that is fair and grounded in evidence collected during a clear, competency-aligned hiring process. 
  • Signing bonus of 5% of base salary
  • 51 total days off per fiscal year (a combination of company-paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal time)
  • 100% employer paid medical (Kaiser HMO Platinum), vision, and dental benefits for the full-time staff member and a spouse/domestic partner or dependent child(ren).
  • An array of well-rounded benefits, including monthly staff lunches, retirement match, mental health benefits (HSA), FSA for medical and childcare expenses, and a professional development stipend
  • A hybrid work environment where staff work from the office 1-2 days per week and have flexibility to work remotely otherwise. We provide a monthly wi-fi reimbursement and a home set-up stipend to set staff up to successfully work remotely 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director of Development’s Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Fundraising strategy, execution and tracking
      • Ensure that the organization consistently hits fundraising targets (estimated at $3.5mm for both FY23 and FY24)
      • Conduct an initial landscape analysis and create an annual strategy centered on assuming leadership of existing fundraising and driving towards diversified and increased fundraising in out years (corporate, government, foundation, and/or major gifts)
      • Build donor facing programming to connect existing and potential donors to our work
      • Partner with the Chief Finance and Strategy Officer to set a vision for forecasting that is grounded in a weighted pipeline and run a process to periodically review fundraising picture and strategy
      • Anticipate fundraising outcomes and create smart pivots and/or contingency plans to mitigate risk
      • Ensure that the organization is operating in Salesforce in ways that ensure strong data integrity and accurate reporting
  • Supporting the CEOs of Making Waves Foundation and Making Waves Academy
      • Connect to and operationalize the MWF CEO’s vision for the board experience (e.g. managing scheduling, team preparation, and meeting logistics)
      • Conduct research and create differentiated strategy for donor cultivation and stewardship for both CEOs
      • Provide coaching and support to both CEOs around storytelling and donor communication
      • Building infrastructure and systems to reduce data entry and other operational responsibilities for both CEOs
  • Hire, train, and manage a full time staff member to job performance and satisfaction
      • Partner with VP of Talent to hire and onboard a development support staff member
      • Leverage experience and resources (e.g. team management software, MWF-sponsored management training) to build a culture of continuous feedback and development 
      • A track record of inclusively leading a team of direct reports and cross-functional partners to ambitious outcomes
      • A commitment to continuous learning and development in managing others 
  • Actively Engage in Continuous Improvement and Organization Processes
      • Prioritize Professional Growth: Research, schedule, and participate in professional development opportunities in service of their professional growth and impact on the organization  
      • Participate in organization-wide systems, processes, and rituals (e.g., annual and quarterly goal setting, employee engagement surveys, All Hands); commit to providing feedback to improve our work in the future  

 

KEY EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

What you’ve accomplished (required):

  • 6+ years of relevant work experience with 3+ years of management experience
  • Fundraising experience that includes leading the entire donor lifecycle with an individual (e.g identify, qualify, cultivate, ask, secure) resulting in 5-, 6- and/or 7-figure gifts
  • Experience working on a development team that successfully forecasts and conducts regular progress to goal conversations
  • Experience managing full time staff members to strong job performance and satisfaction

 

Other things you might have accomplished or would be excited to learn here:

  • Fundraising experience with institutions (e.g. corporate, foundation, government, etc.)
  • Experience working at a matrixed organization fundraising for multiple entities at once
  • A working knowledge of education systems, including schools and college access, and an excitement to stay current on trends within education at the national level and local to the Bay Area

 

Skills you have developed and knowledge you have acquired:

  • An adept operator who is capable of complex project management in a relationship funnel context and is highly effective at managing others to outcomes through solid and dotted lines 
  • A highly relational professional with the capacity to build strong, trusting relationships at both Making Waves organizations and the gravitas to compel existing and potential donors to support our work
  • A strategist who approaches work through an analytical lens in service of thoughtful prioritization, disciplined and purposeful pivots, and contingency planning to ensure outcomes are met
  • An experienced fundraising professional with the content knowledge necessary to find success in this role:
    • Knowledge of best practices to identify and build network maps of high wealth individuals and institutions
    • Full understanding of the major gift donor life cycle and a depth of knowledge to drive differentiated strategy and approach across donors
    • Ability to oversee team and stakeholders towards strong data integrity
    • Ability to lead effective forecasting and progress to goal conversations
    • Ability both fully own donor relationships and to support executives to efficiently and effectively fundraise

 

How you work and what you value:

  • You relate with and align with our core values (drive impact, promote equity, build community, do hard things, learn and grow)
  • You have a deep and authentic commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and are eager to manage staff, serve on our leadership team, and lead our development function in ways that are fully centered on these values
  • You will be excited to innovate, enjoy the iterative nature of that work, and are a entrepreneurial self starter
  • You enjoy working on a team and will operate in ways that will build trust with teammates (integrity, reliability, empathy, etc.)
  • You enjoy fundraising, are driven by results, and will be satisfied in a leadership role that fully spans high level strategy to tactical execution
  • You enjoy managing others and are adept at coaching and developing others to strong job performance and satisfaction outcomes

 

TO APPLY:

Making Waves Foundation has partnered with RCG Talent Solutions on our search for the Director of Development. Please follow this link to submit your application and direct all questions to openroles@rcgtalent.com. RCG Talent Solutions will review all applicants and, upon qualification, contact you to determine next steps.

 

RELEVANT POLICIES AT MAKING WAVES FOUNDATION

Making Waves Foundation has implemented a hybrid work model starting in January 2022. Making Waves Foundation is requiring all staff members who work on-site to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Accommodations or exceptions can be requested directly to someone on the Talent Team for medical or religious reasons.

Making Waves Foundation strives to build a staff that reflects the cultural diversity of the communities that we partner with. Making Waves Foundation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We encourage BIPOC identifying individuals to apply.

 

This job description reflects Making Waves Foundation’s assignment of essential functions and qualifications of the role. Nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign, reassign, or eliminate duties and responsibilities to this role at any time.

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Senior Manager of College Success, Scholarships

Posted by | May 5, 2022 |

ABOUT MAKING WAVES FOUNDATION

Making Waves Foundation is a private operating foundation located in Richmond, California. With a unique focus on college attendance and graduation, Making Waves Foundation has supported historically underrepresented and underserved students in pursuing their college graduation and career goals for more than 30 years. The foundation supports Making Waves Academy, a public charter school in Richmond, California, educating more than 1,100 students and leads a college success program, known as the College and Alumni Program (CAP). CAP provides coaching, scholarships, financial and career support for more than 500 college students as well as a network for more than 500 Wave-Maker alumni.

Our unique, holistic educational model supports students academically, socially, emotionally, and financially on their journey to, through, and beyond college. In 2020, Making Waves Foundation launched a new ten-year strategic plan centered on increasing the effectiveness of our existing program and expanding programming to reach more students across Contra Costa County in the Bay Area. 

 

OVERVIEW of SENIOR MANAGER of COLLEGE SUCCESS, SCHOLARSHIPS

MWF seeks to hire a Senior Manager of College Success, Scholarships to help CAP deliver high-quality financial services to Wave-Makers. This role will manage a small team of College Financial Services Coordinators and College Financial Services Managers in identifying measurable goals and executing them through a strong DEI lens. This person will be responsible for supporting the team’s development, performance, satisfaction, and retention. Additionally, the Senior Manager of College Success, Scholarships will provide direct service to a small caseload of approximately 25-35 Wave-Makers and manage projects and support the program’s overall success. 

Our ideal candidate is energized by supporting young people in maneuvering the complexities of making higher education financially accessible and has direct experience in higher education financing, student financial aid, and/or scholarships. This position reports to the Director of Financial Services, Ivette Chavez. Throughout her sixteen-year tenure with the organization and in the field of college finances, she has passionately shared her knowledge and expertise with students and families. As a manager, Ivette believes in the power of people and that compassion, integrity, and courage are key pillars to developing the next generation of leaders in the workforce.

 

OUR COMMITMENT to the SENIOR MANAGER of COLLEGE SUCCESS, SCHOLARSHIP

We are proud to offer our employees an above-market total rewards package in line with our guiding principles of promoting transparency & equity, rewarding expertise & performance, and championing professional wellness. The Senior Manager of College Success, Scholarships  is a full-time, exempt role and will be eligible to receive: 

  • Salary: A competitive base salary range of $88,400-$119,600 based on requisite work experience and performance during the interview process. 
    • In line with our commitment to equity, fairness, and transparency, we have adopted a no salary negotiation policy. We understand the historical inequities created by salary negotiations and believe in offering a fair starting salary grounded in evidence collected during a clear, competency-aligned hiring process. 
  • Time off: 51 total days off per fiscal year (a combination of company-paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal time).
  • Medical benefits: 100% employer-paid medical (Kaiser HMO Platinum), vision, and dental benefits for the full-time staff member and a spouse/domestic partner or dependent child(ren).
  • Wellness benefits: An array of well-rounded benefits, including monthly staff lunches, retirement match, mental health benefits (HRA), FSA for medical and childcare expenses, and a professional development stipend.
  • Flexible workspace: A hybrid work environment where staff work from the office 1-2 days per week and have flexibility to work remotely otherwise. We provide a monthly wi-fi reimbursement and a home set-up stipend to set staff up to successfully work remotely.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Senior Manager of College Success, Scholarships’ Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Staff Management (40%)
    • Manage a team of College Financial Services Coordinators and College Financial Services Managers, each of whom is supporting a caseload of up to 150 college students
    • Coach and develop team members to help them identify areas of success and growth; manage progress toward their program, department, OKRs, and individual goals; mentor them through challenges, and provide feedback on their performance and skills 
    • Create a safe, supportive, and inclusive work environment by being available and approachable, and providing individualized support to team members
    • Support the Director of Financial Services in hiring, onboarding, and training new College Financial Services Coordinators
  • Department Management (25%)          
    • Ensure the delivery of high-quality, consistent financial services within CAP’s scholarship policies and guidelines through observation, group and individual staff meetings, Salesforce reports, and other feedback 
    • Support the Director of Financial Services in setting, assessing, and achieving programmatic goals 
    • Work with the Director of Financial Services to assign and manage caseloads, monitor Wave-Makers with financial obstacles, and support College Financial Services Coordinators with implementing scholarship policies and guidelines 
    • Review and approve Wave-Maker scholarship payment requests, budgets, and scholarship petitions following CAP policies and guidelines 
    • Manage program resources by ensuring that the team has what they need to successfully do their job and communicate with the Director of Financial Services when gaps in resources exist 
  • Direct Service (10%)
    • Assist a small caseload of 25-35 Wave-Makers through federal, state, and institutional financial aid application and renewal processes, paying attention to critical deadlines  
    • Support Wave-Makers to identify and overcome financial obstacles that prevent them from succeeding  
    • Advise Wave-Makers on financial aid and CAP scholarship policies and guidelines, budgeting skills, and loan and repayment options  
    • Provide financial aid and literacy advising to Wave-Makers and their families through presentations, workshops, seminars, group working sessions, and one-on-one meetings  
    • Collaborate with CAP and Making Waves Foundation staff to ensure that Wave-Makers receive excellent financial services 
  • Program & Organizational Collaboration (25%)
    • Effectively create and manage project plans for assigned project(s), and ensure that assigned project(s) are delivered with the highest quality, on time, and within budgetary requirements 
    • Collaborate with the Director of Financial Services to design and deliver financial aid, financial literacy, and other student-facing programming (e.g., workshops, events, and newsletters) and develop curriculum 
    • Maintain detailed and accurate records in CAP’s Salesforce database, including Wave-Maker communication, task completion, budgets, scholarship payments, and financial aid 
    • Collaborate cross-functionally with CAP and Making Waves Foundation staff to ensure that Wave-Makers receive excellent financial services
    • Foster and manage strong college partnerships  

 

KEY EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

What you’ve accomplished (required):

  • 5+ years of work experience, with at least 1 year of management experience
  • Experience working with or knowledge of higher education financing, student financial aid, and/or scholarships
  • Experience managing full-time staff members to strong job performance and satisfaction  while centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Experience serving or working with marginalized communities and holds an asset-based belief in our students
  • Bachelors degree

 

Skills you may have accomplished:

  • 3+ years management experience
  • Proven track record of developing direct reports and cultivating a high performing team
  • Advanced degree

 

Skills you have developed and knowledge you have acquired:

  • A strong operator who is able to plan and manage actions for self, and for others who do not report to them
  • A highly relational professional with the capacity to build strong, trusting relationships with both staff, students, and community stakeholders
  • A strategist who approaches work through an intentional lens in service of thoughtful prioritization, purposeful pivots, and contingency planning to ensure outcomes are met
  • A Working knowledge of education systems, including schools and college access, and an excitement to stay current on financial aid trends within higher education at the national level and local to the Bay Area

 

How you work and what you value:

  • You relate with and align with our core values (drive impact, promote equity, build community, do hard things, learn and grow)
  • You have a deep and authentic commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and are eager to manage staff,  engage students, and support our financial services department in ways that are fully centered on these values
  • You will be excited to innovate, enjoy the iterative nature of that work, and are an entrepreneurial and self-starter
  • You enjoy working on a team and will operate in ways that will build trust with teammates (integrity, reliability, empathy, etc.)
  • You enjoy managing others and are adept at coaching and developing others to strong job performance and satisfaction  outcomes

 

RELEVANT POLICIES AT MAKING WAVES FOUNDATION

Making Waves Foundation requires all staff members who work on-site to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Accommodations or exceptions can be requested directly to someone on the Talent Team for medical or religious reasons.

Making Waves Foundation strives to build a staff that reflects the cultural diversity of the communities that we partner with. Making Waves Foundation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We encourage BIPOC-identifying individuals to apply.

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Vice President of Development

Posted by | April 18, 2022 |

ABOUT MAKING WAVES FOUNDATION AND THE VICE PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT ROLE

MWF is a private operating foundation that supports Making Waves Academy (MWA), a 5-12 grade public charter school serving over 1,000 students in Richmond, CA, and the College & and Alumni Program (CAP), a college success program providing a critical bridge between college acceptance and graduation for over 600 college students. We are among the first organizations to focus on both college access and success as a strategy to support underserved and underrepresented students – from 5th grade through early career. Together, MWA and CAP form a unique, holistic educational model that supports students academically, socially, emotionally, and financially on their journey to, through, and beyond college. In 2020, Making Waves Foundation launched a new ten-year strategic plan centered on increasing the effectiveness of our existing program and expanding that programming to reach more students across Contra Costa County. 

MWF seeks to hire a Vice President, Development to lead our organization’s fundraising efforts to ensure the financial sustainability of the foundation and Making Waves Academy (MWA). The annual fundraising goal is $3.5m with the majority of our funds coming from long standing individual supporters local to the Bay Area. The Vice President, Development will spend the first six months in their role focused on building relationships with key stakeholders (e.g. our Chief Executive Officer, existing donors, MWF staff, and MWA leadership), conducting a landscape analysis of our development department, and partnering with the Chief Finance and Strategy Officer to build a robust forecasting and progress tracking process. We anticipate that the majority of fundraising dollars earned in FY23 and FY24 will come from renewals from existing donors and that the Vice President, Development will need to identify and secure $500K in new funding by the end of FY24.

In the first two years, the Vice President, Development will be responsible for crafting a clear and coherent strategy to diversify our donor base which could include seeking money from corporate, government, foundation, and/or major gift avenues. Our ideal candidate is energized to build thoughtful programming that connects potential and existing donors to our work, is adept at the mechanics of individual giving, and either has experience in or is excited to learn about other funding streams. This position reports to the CEO, Patrick O’Donnell, will hire and manage one full time employee, and will have access to resources to hire consulting support to supplement both capacity and experience gaps as needed.

 

OUR COMMITMENT to the VP of DEVELOPMENT

We are proud of the above market total rewards package to our employees in line with our guiding principles of centering transparency and equity, rewarding expertise and performance, and championing professional wellness. The Vice President, Development is a full-time, exempt role, and will be eligible to receive:

  • A competitive base salary range of 120,800 – 181,200 based on requisite work experience and performance during the interview process. In line with our commitment to equity, fairness, and transparency, we have adopted a no salary negotiation policy. We understand the historical inequities created by salary negotiations and believe in offering a starting salary that is fair and grounded in evidence collected during a clear, competency-aligned hiring process. This salary range is particularly wide as we will be considering candidates with a wide range of experience. All candidates who are finalists for this role will be notified of the salary range for which they are being considered before their finalist interviews.
  • 51 total days off per fiscal year (a combination of company-paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal time)
  • 100% employer paid medical (Kaiser HMO Platinum), vision, and dental benefits for the full-time staff member and a spouse/domestic partner or dependent child(ren).
  • An array of well-rounded benefits, including monthly staff lunches, retirement match, mental health benefits (HSA), FSA for medical and childcare expenses, and a professional development stipend.
  • A hybrid work environment where staff work from the office on specific days and have flexibility to work remotely otherwise. We provide a monthly wi-fi reimbursement and a home set-up stipend to set staff up to successfully work remotely

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Vice President, Development’s Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Fundraising strategy, execution and tracking
      • Ensure that the organization consistently hits fundraising targets (estimated at $3.5mm for both FY23 and FY24)
      • Conduct an initial landscape analysis and create a 3-5 years strategy centered on assuming leadership of existing fundraising and driving towards diversified and increased fundraising in out years (corporate, government, foundation, and/or major gifts)
      • Build donor facing programming to connect existing and potential donors to our work
      • Partner with the Chief Finance and Strategy Officer to set a vision for forecasting that is grounded in a weighted pipeline and run a process to periodically review fundraising picture and strategy
      • Anticipate fundraising outcomes and create smart pivots and/or contingency plans to mitigate risk
      • Ensure that the organization is operating in Salesforce in ways that ensure strong data integrity and accurate reporting
  • Supporting the CEOs of Making Waves Foundation and Making Waves Academy
      • Connect to and operationalize the MWF CEO’s vision for the board experience (e.g. managing scheduling, team preparation, and meeting logistics)
      • Conduct research and create differentiated strategy for donor cultivation and stewardship for both CEOs
      • Provide coaching and support to both CEOs around storytelling and donor communication
      • Building infrastructure and systems to reduce data entry and other operational responsibilities for both CEOs
  • Hire, train, and manage a full time staff member to job performance and satisfaction
      • Partner with Vice President, Talent to hire and onboard a development support staff member
      • Leverage experience and resources (e.g. team management software, MWF-sponsored management training) to build a culture of continuous feedback and development
      • A track record of inclusively leading a team of direct reports and cross-functional partners to ambitious outcomes
      • A commitment to continuous learning and development in managing others
  • Serve as a member of MWF senior leadership team (SLT)
    • Monitor and advance organizational performance so we are consistently achieving goals that advance our strategic plan
    • Collaborate with the SLT to share ideas, feedback, and advice on org-wide initiatives and to seek input on the initiatives you are leading.
    • Reinforce our culture and values by modeling our core values, collaborating with the SLT to strengthen our organizational culture, and creating space for shared reflection and learning.

 

KEY EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

What you’ve accomplished (required):

  • 8+ years of work experience with 5+ years of experience in frontline fundraising
  • Fundraising experience that includes leading the entire donor lifecycle with an individual (e.g identify, qualify, cultivate, ask, secure) resulting in 5-, 6- and/or 7-figure gifts
  • Experience working on a development team that successfully forecasts and conducts regular progress to goal conversations
  • Experience managing full time staff members to strong job performance and satisfaction

Other things you might have accomplished or would be excited to learn here:

  • Fundraising experience with institutions (e.g. corporate, foundation, government, etc.)
  • Experience working at a matrixed organization fundraising for multiple entities at once
  • A working knowledge of education systems, including schools and college access, and an excitement to stay current on trends within education at the national level and local to the Bay Area

Skills you have development and knowledge you have acquired:

  • An adept operator who is capable of complex project management in a relationship funnel context and is highly effective at managing others to outcomes through solid and dotted lines
  • A highly relational professional with the capacity to build strong, trusting relationships at both Making Waves organizations and the gravitas to compel existing and potential donors to support our work
  • A strategist who approaches work through an analytical lens in service of thoughtful prioritization, disciplined and purposeful pivots, and contingency planning to ensure outcomes are met
  • An experienced fundraising professional with the content knowledge necessary to find success in this role:
    • Knowledge of best practices to identify and build network maps of high wealth individuals and institutions
    • Full understanding of the major gift donor life cycle and a depth of knowledge to drive differentiated strategy and approach across donors
    • Ability to oversee team and stakeholders towards strong data integrity
    • Ability to lead effective forecasting and progress to goal conversations
    • Ability both fully own donor relationships and to support executives to efficiently and effectively fundraise

How you work and what you value:

  • You relate with and align with our core values (drive impact, promote equity, build community, do hard things, learn and grow)
  • You have a deep and authentic commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and are eager to manage staff, serve on our leadership team, and lead our development function in ways that are fully centered on these values
  • You will be excited to innovate, enjoy the iterative nature of that work, and are a entrepreneurial self starter
  • You enjoy working on a team and will operate in ways that will build trust with teammates (integrity, reliability, empathy, etc.)
  • You enjoy fundraising, are driven by results, and will be satisfied in a leadership role that fully spans high level strategy to tactical execution
  • You enjoy managing others and are adept at coaching and developing others to strong job performance and satisfaction outcomes

 

RELEVANT POLICIES AT MAKING WAVES FOUNDATION

Making Waves Foundation has implemented a hybrid work model starting in January 2022. Making Waves Foundation is requiring all staff members who work on-site to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Accommodations or exceptions can be requested directly to someone on the Talent Team for medical or religious reasons.

Making Waves Foundation strives to build a staff that reflects the cultural diversity of the communities that we partner with. Making Waves Foundation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We encourage BIPOC identifying individuals to apply.

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K-12 Education Reporter

Posted by | April 7, 2021 |

If you’re a journalist excited about the high stakes of K-12 education, the bare-knuckle politics, the challenge of closing an achievement gap and the promise of more than 6 million students each year, then you may be the next education reporter at CalMatters.

This is one of the most important issues in California and the single largest segment of the state budget. For a reporter, it’s an opportunity to reveal the politics and interests behind state education policy, to evaluate how major state programs are working and to hold educators and policymakers accountable. It’s a beat that will range from the California Capitol to district-level comparisons, classrooms and students.

The pandemic has made this beat even more vital, as Californians look for information about how schools are reopening and how to remedy lost learning and other consequences of a year of remote instruction.

Responsibilities include:

  • Report and write longform and short stories and multimedia presentations about California education issues with close attention to state policies and legislation, the lobby community and advocates.
  • Follow district and school examples that illustrate relevant responses to statewide issues.
  • Think creatively about formats and tools for communicating issues to a broad, statewide audience.
  • Appeal to a broad audience in a big, diverse state with keen awareness about social and cultural distinctions and story sources that reflect our population.
  • Participate in radio shows, public events and live video.
  • Work with our data, visual and social media journalists to maximize engagement.

These would be a plus:

  • There is a strong preference this reporter will be based in Sacramento
  • Experience covering K-12 education
  • An understanding of education policy, especially in California
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Partnerships Manager

Posted by | March 31, 2021 |

Code Nation (codenation.org) equips students in under-resourced high schools with the skills, experiences, and connections that together create access to careers in technology. With a volunteer teaching corps that includes hundreds of professional web and software developers, Code Nation mobilizes the tech community to provide tuition-free coding courses and work-based learning programs that promote career readiness. Founded in 2012 (and formerly called ScriptEd), Code Nation currently reaches approximately 1,500 students per year in 46 high schools in New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Chicago.

Who We Want

Code Nation is committed to its mission and ensuring that our students are prepared for fulfilling tech careers. The Partnerships Manager will build strong partnerships with corporate partners, peer organizations and education institutions to identify meaningful engagement opportunities for our students and company partners. The Partnerships Manager will be responsible for leading new partnership initiatives to support Code Nation’s emerging student populations in the East Bay (Richmond) and South Bay (San Jose).

Ideal candidates will have a strong knowledge of the steps needed to secure strategic partnerships in the Bay Area, and will be capable of leveraging existing partner networks and identifying new opportunities. Candidates should be comfortable stewarding, managing, and leveraging relationships to secure donations and identify meaningful engagement opportunities for Code Nation students, companies and stakeholders. Candidates should enjoy working with both internal and external stakeholders, and can effectively tailor their communication style to address diverse audiences. The ideal candidate loves fundraising, will model a culture of philanthropy across the entire organization and has existing connections with Bay Area organizations and philanthropic circles.

Code Nation is committed to being an inclusive, pro-Black, and anti-racist organization; ideal candidates are committed to educational and tech equity and working against institutional inequities.

Responsibilities

Development Strategy and Execution

    • Work closely with the Bay Area Managing Director on execution of Code Nation’s fundraising strategy at the local level in pursuit of our annual fundraising goals
    • Create and cultivate deep relationships with a portfolio of corporate and foundation partners; contribute to partner identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
    • Manage a diverse portfolio of funding and engagement opportunities that inspire company-wide giving and
    • Implement initiatives to deepen Code Nation’s relationship with fiscal partners; solicit donations from corporate, foundation, and individual
    • Support the Bay Area Managing Director in securing large donation
    • Track opportunity progress in

 Bay Area Program Partnerships

  • Work closely with the program team to identify programmatic partnership needs, including volunteer recruitment, student field trips, and event
  • Plan, execute, and attend events that support Code Nation’s program partnerships (volunteer recruitment lunch and learns, meet-ups, corporate volunteer days, )
  • Deliver excellent customer service to partner organizations by addressing challenges and responding to inquiries with timely communication
  • Develop cross-departmental processes that streamline communication and co-working between Partnership and Program
  • Identify and pursue new opportunities for partnership with higher education institutions, coding bootcamps and other community based organizations

Contribute Special Development Projects

  • Identify new corporate donors and program partnerships to support South Bay expansion efforts Support with org-wide development initiatives, led by the Director of Development (large events, EOY campaign, etc.)
  • Represent Code Nation externally, generating enthusiasm and new leads at conferences and other networking and community events

Who You Are

  • 2+ years of experience demonstrating a commitment to working against institutional inequities
  • Excited and eager to fundraise
  • Demonstrated success in a role securing and stewarding relationships with corporate partners, peer organizations and education institutions
  • Deep understanding of Bay Area philanthropic trends and landscape
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar CRM software
  • Commitment to educational and tech equity
  • Exceptional communication skills; ability to effectively communicate and collaborate across multiple teams
  • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated success managing many projects at once
  • Self-motivated, flexible, and entrepreneurial
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative working environment
  • Proficiency with Google Suite
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in computer science, technology, and/or collegiate education preferred
  • Ability to travel and to work extended hours, including weekends

What You Can Expect

Code Nation has a high-performing culture characterized by our desire to provide our staff members with the support, resources, and information they need to be successful in our organization and in the non-profit field in general. If you take on this position, you can expect to be offered a compensation package, including salary and benefits, that will be commensurate with your experience and competitive within the non-profit sector. Some of the benefits we offer to our staff members include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance and a Flex spending account for out of pocket medical costs
  • Generous Time Off policy-15 days of paid time off & 14 paid holidays/office closures
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Starting salary range for this position is $64,000 – $72,000 per year.
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Director of Development

Posted by | March 26, 2021 |

ABOUT CODE NATION

Code Nation is a community of teenagers, technologists, teachers, business leaders, and other champions. A movement spanning cities, cultures, and industries, our community builds bridges across social and economic divides and unites people with the power to change each others’ lives.

Code Nation equips students with the skills, experiences, and connections that together create access to careers in technology. With a volunteer teaching cohort of over 300 professional web and software developers and a network of school and company partners, we provide coding courses and work-based learning programs to students who attend under-resourced high schools. Our industry-aligned curriculum and vast network of supporters provide students with the tech skills and social capital they need to break into the tech workforce.

During the 2019-2020 school year, Code Nation pivoted to reach 1,630 students in 72 programs across the Bay Area, Chicago, and New York City, 100% virtually. Software developers collectively volunteered more than 45,000 hours to provide in-person and remote learning in support of Code Nation’s mission in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and New York City.

Code Nation is committed to being an inclusive, pro-Black, and anti-racist organization. Ideal candidates are committed to educational and tech equity and working against institutional inequities. We believe that anyone can learn to code, and everyone should have access to careers in the thriving tech workforce. Check out our latest commitment with CS for All to provide coding courses, workplace experiences, and industry mentorship with a focus on equity and representation for 1,200 students across New York City, Chicago, and the Bay Area by Summer 2021.

THE ROLE

The salary range for this position is $85,000 – 140,000. This range is wide because Code Nation is eager to meet candidates who have fully mastered all aspects of this role as well as candidates who would be learning some aspects for the first time.

Code Nation seeks a Development Director to lead our development work nationally and to support each of our regional leaders to strategize and execute in service of local fundraising goals. Our CEO loves fundraising and our board and Bay Area regional leadership council are highly engaged in fundraising. Our regional leaders have mixed experience with fundraising and we are still forming leadership councils in New York and Chicago. The Development Director will be a master strategist and project manager who will enjoy managing multiple solicitors in support of their successful fundraising outcomes, including regional leaders, board members, leadership council members, and other Code Nation champions. A successful Development Director will meet people where they are, diagnose opportunities to provide content expertise, and will lead Code Nation’s leadership on their journey towards fundraising success.

In the first ~six months, this Development Director will help us to close out our FY21 fundraising goal of approximately $5.9mm while learning all about what we think is a special program that is meeting the needs of our students. This amount represents the total of each region’s fundraising goals ($1.8mm in the Bay Area, $722K in Chicago, $1.4 mm in NYC, and $2mm for the National region). We had a strong fundraising year in FY20 and closed the year having raised approximately $5.3mm. A successful Development Director will support the Bay Area and NYC regions achieve slightly higher fundraising goals from last year ($1.6mm and $1.2 mm respectively) and assist Chicago with fundraising an approximate 70% increase from FY20 to FY21. Over the first two years in the role, the Development Director will help us to expand our fundraising primarily through increasing the number of individuals providing major gifts and developing and executing against a robust corporate partnerships strategy, which we are uniquely positioned to pursue given our role in workforce development.

Code Nation is committed to being an inclusive, pro-Black, and anti-racist organization; ideal candidates are committed to educational and tech equity and working against institutional inequities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Development strategy, execution and tracking

  • Refine and support execution of Code Nation’s organization-wide fundraising strategy at the national and local level in pursuit of our annual fundraising goal (Code Nation’s FY21 fundraising goal is $5.9mm and will likely increase in support of programmatic growth)
  • Develop and implement a plan to increase the racial diversity of Code Nation’s funders
  • Create a cadence of support to the CEO and three regional leaders to offer strategic guidance, build capacity, and monitor progress
  • Lead periodic (e.g. quarterly) stepbacks to assess overall progress to goal against development goals
  • Lead organizational leaders and development team members through an annual development planning process to set realistic goals around fundraising and help to tether overall organizational planning to realistic revenue targets

Build strategy and drive execution to achieve national fundraising goal

  • Support and eventually own board engagement towards fundraising outcomes including fundraising sessions at board meetings and individualized communication outside of board meetings
  • Function as a “development Chief of Staff” for the CEO as primary solicitor including helping her set strategy, project manage donor engagement, and build capacity around donor materials and communications
  • Set vision for and project manage fundraising events

Partnering with regional leaders (Bay Area, Chicago and NYC) to drive fundraising at the regional level

  • Provide meaningful and differentiated strategic, operational, and development skill coaching to regional leaders in service of their learning and success
  • Create meeting and routine structures to help regional leaders to successfully plan and execute actions to deliver fundraising outcomes
  • Supporting the Bay Area regional team with substantial support to engage their regional leadership council to drive towards fundraising outcomes
  • Supporting the creation of regional leadership councils in Chicago and New York

Lead and manage the development and communications team

  • Hire, manage, coach, and retain a small team including three development and one communications staff members
  • Create a division of responsibility across the team that ensures that:
  • Data integrity is consistently upheld in service of strong project management and accurate forecasting
  • Team is executing on actions in support of the CEO and regional leaders both to drive efficiencies and help focus solicitor time on donor facing activities
  • Grant requirements are managed tightly without errors
  • Managing organizational communications with the primary goal of supporting fundraising and the secondary goal of communicating to Code Nation’s other key audiences (a vision for communications has recently been established by a communications consultant)

Donor program development

  • Lead organizational leadership to think expansively about opportunities to build donor facing programs including but not limited to:
  • Creation of “sponsor a student’ or “sponsor a cohort” donor programs or giving circles
  • Identifying and acting on opportunities to engage our volunteers who have means to donate
  • Development of a robust corporate partnerships program in pursuit of both volunteer hours and donations, likely with the assistance of a consultant expert, which will be largely driven by regional partnerships managers who will hold a dotted line relationship to the Development Director

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Success in this position will require, but not be limited to, the following proven experiences and competencies:

What you’ve accomplished (required):

  • Demonstrated ability to create and lead the execution of a development strategy that met or beat its objectives for either an entire organization of comparable size or for a region of a larger, geographically matrixed organization
  • Experience engaging board members towards fundraising outcomes
  • Successfully managed a small team in support of development work
  • Experience managing forecasting including regular progress to goals meetings and tightly managing data integrity to ensure accuracy

Other things you might have accomplished (preferred) or would be excited to learn here:

  • Managing institutional relationships including the full lifecycle of foundation grants
  • Setting vision for and executing towards a robust set of corporate partnerships resulting in donation of both time and money
  • Facilitating conversations across the organization to educate other staff about our donors and fundraising strategies while helping to sharpen thinking around living out our values in our fundraising (including recognizing, honoring, and reconciling any potential tensions)
  • Owning a vision for communications at the organizational level including management of a junior level communications staff member
  • Supporting organizational leaders to successfully engage and solicit high wealth individuals
  • An understanding of tech education and youth development programs

Skills you have developed and knowledge you have acquired:

  • Ability to organize and keep track of many projects, deadlines and priorities at the same time, specifically in the context of matrixed fundraising
  • Ability to organize and manage the actions of others who don’t report into you
  • Ability to manage a small team including both strong work outputs and facilitating an experience of fulfillment and belonging
  • Ability to manage self while leveraging manager for strategic support rather than accountability
  • Strong orientation towards customer service in a shared services context with a focus on meeting the needs of others without being asked
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in clear, concise, and linear ways
  • High level of self-awareness, humility, interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
  • A baseline comfortability with tech concepts and terminology

How you work and what you value:

  • Deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Comfortability with ambiguity while finding responsibility in driving towards and/or creating clarity
  • Enjoys iterative work
  • Self starter and entrepreneurial. Comfortable with failure as a path towards progress
  • Enjoys working on a team and operates in a way that will build trust with teammates (e.g. curiosity, integrity, consideration, etc.)
  • Driven by results
  • Enjoys fundraising
  • Sees themselves in our core values

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

Code Nation has a high-performing culture characterized by our desire to provide our staff members with the support, resources, and information they need to be successful in our organization and in the non-profit field in general.  If you take on this position, you can expect to be offered a compensation package, including salary and benefits, that will be commensurate with your experience and competitive within the non-profit sector. Some of the benefits we offer to our staff members include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance and a Flex spending account for out of pocket medical costs
  • Generous Time Off policy-15 days of paid time off & 14 paid holidays/office closures
  • 401k Retirement Plan

TO APPLY

Code Nation is partnering with RCG Talent Solutions to find our next Development Director. Please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@rcgtalent.com with the phrase “Code Nation Development Director” in the subject line. We ask that when writing your cover letter, you focus on naming both what interests you about Code Nation’s work and how your experience would lend itself to successfully leading our development function.

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Director of Talent and Equity

Posted by | March 8, 2021 |

ABOUT CODE NATION

Code Nation is a community of teenagers, technologists, teachers, business leaders, and other champions. A movement spanning cities, cultures, and industries, our community builds bridges across social and economic divides and unites people with the power to change each others’ lives.

Code Nation equips students with the skills, experiences, and connections that together create access to careers in technology. With a volunteer teaching cohort of over 300 professional web and software developers and a network of school and company partners, we provide coding courses and work-based learning programs to students who attend under-resourced high schools. Our industry-aligned curriculum and vast network of supporters provide students with the tech skills and social capital they need to break into the tech workforce.

During the 2019-2020 school year, Code Nation pivoted to reach 1,630 students in 72 programs across the Bay Area, Chicago, and New York City, 100% virtually. Software developers collectively volunteered more than 45,000 hours to provide in-person and remote learning in support of Code Nation’s mission in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and New York City.

Code Nation is committed to being an inclusive, pro-Black, and anti-racist organization. Ideal candidates are committed to educational and tech equity and working against institutional inequities. We believe that anyone can learn to code, and everyone should have access to careers in the thriving tech workforce. Check out our latest commitment with CS for All to provide coding courses, workplace experiences, and industry mentorship with a focus on equity and representation for 1,200 students across New York City, Chicago, and the Bay Area by Summer 2021.

 

THE ROLE

Code Nation is seeking our first ever leader of our human resources function, the Director of Talent and Equity. The Director of Talent and Equity will develop and manage our efforts to support a thriving team and an inclusive organizational culture. They will ensure equitable practices are infused throughout our internal processes, including recruitment, hiring, onboarding, professional development, retention, and team member engagement. The Director of Talent and Equity will have strong DEI experience, an inclusive and collaborative approach to the work, and the ability to build strong connections within our team. 

In the first year, the Director of Talent and Equity will refine our performance management system and processes, help inform our emerging compensation philosophy and strategy, and develop an approach for evaluating and updating our benefits that ensure we are meeting the needs of our staff and remaining competitive in recruiting talent. They will also design and coordinate onboarding and offboarding experiences that make our team feel valued. Our emerging vision is that a team member in each region will spend ~25-30% of their time working on HR initiatives (culture, hiring, etc.) and that the Director of Talent and Equity will implement their vision through thoughtfully centralizing some things and supporting these regional liaisons to implement locally (e.g.hiring, team culture, etc.) in service of regional program autonomy.

The Director of Talent and Equity will report to our COO, Fra Balbi. Fra and the Director of Talent and Equity will co-manage a Senior Manager of Human Resources and Finance. Code Nation currently has 34 full time team members with plans to grow to 40 by August 2021. The majority of our staff work on our regional program teams in the Bay Area, Chicago, and New York. 

Code Nation is committed to being an inclusive, pro-Black, and anti-racist organization; ideal candidates are committed to educational and tech equity and working against institutional inequities.

The salary range for this position is $100,000 – 140,000.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Performance Management + Leadership Development
      • Work with leadership team to develop a vision for excellent management at Code Nation
      • Work with Managing Directors to develop robust and equitable staff, manager, and leadership development pathways across Code Nation to facilitate professional growth and provide a foundation for ongoing performance management
      • Serve as a trusted resource to all team members to help navigate career development, management, and ensure a great team member experience
      • In collaboration with Code Nation leadership, improve upon and scale current performance management processes, including ensuring staff received annual performance review and are equipped to engage in clear and collaborative conversations around workload, goals and performance
      • Work with managers to establish a culture of transparency and growth orientation with regard to performance and promotion through intentional habits and structures designed to facilitate feedback and nurturing professional development experiences
  • Talent Strategy
      • Lead Code Nation in maintaining and developing best practices across all areas of talent management and culture, including recruitment, hiring, professional development, staff management, performance evaluations, promotion pathways, and team member retention plans
      • Build and deliver long-term, data-driven professional development pathways and plans that positively impact individual and team performance, leadership, and Code Nation’s strategic goals
      • Develop robust, consistent onboarding procedures to welcome and orient new team members with the knowledge and support to thrive from the outset
      • Manage team member engagement processes, including developing and analyzing our annual staff culture survey and co-leading efforts to track organizational progress and integrate feedback into policies and practices
      • Manage periodic compensation analyses to ensure staff are compensated competitively and equitably
      • Consult with and advise programmatic staff regarding talent and organization development opportunities and solutions
  • Equity & Inclusion
      • Create and champion learning opportunities that build staff knowledge and skills for embedding equity and inclusion throughout our programmatic work, internal practices, and organizational culture; co-lead the design and implementation of organization-wide accountability measures, such as incorporation of equity core competencies into job descriptions and performance reviews
      • Establish methods for the ongoing tracking of the impact of our policies and practices to ensure they are equitable for all staff while identifying and recommending improvements
      • Develop robust recruitment processes and support to create the highest caliber candidate pools and provide guidance and coaching on explicit recruitment-focused responsibilities
      • In conjunction with leadership, work to ensure cultural changes are embedded across all levels and in alignment with strategic plans and desired business outcomes
  • Human Resources
    • Maintain team member handbook, including evaluating all human resources policies and procedures and identifying and implementing policy improvements
    • Work with Code Nation’s HRIS vendor to manage team member documentation; utilize relevant human resource and company systems to track candidate flows and manage team member performance management records (e.g., professional development plans, performance reviews, performance improvement plans)
    • Serve as a point person for Employee Relations, including confidential and sensitive personnel issues and management of the confidential internal grievance process

 

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Success in this position will require, but not be limited to, the following proven experiences and competencies:

  • What you’ve accomplished (required):
      • Minimum of 5 years in human resources or talent roles in an analogous setting (e.g. direct service or youth development program). We will eagerly consider candidates with compelling experience at other social sector organizations or from the private sector who demonstrate strong instincts around the needs of our organization in the interview process
      • Found success through influencing and managing people to execute when they do not report into you (through dotted line relationships)
      • Knowledge of human resources best practices, from compliance to strategic engagement
      • Experience helping organizations progress on their journey to become more equitable and inclusive, and receive constructive feedback
      • Ability to coach others; deep knowledge of adult learning strategies and tactics
  • Other things you might have accomplished (preferred) or would be excited to learn here:
      • Owning the talent life cycle from beginning (recruitment/hiring) to end (offboarding)
      • Developing an ongoing talent strategy including forecasting of future needs
      • Significant experience advancing equity as a mission-critical facet of your role
      • Facilitating staff experiences around diversity, equity, and inclusion or strong instincts around selecting and managing external vendors
      • Creating and/or managing an org-wide performance management system that is equitable and growth oriented
      • Developing and/or strengthening a comprehensive compensation policy that is equity driven
  • Skills you have developed and knowledge you have acquired:
      • Ability to organize and keep track of many projects, deadlines, and priorities at the same time
      • Ability to organize and manage the actions of others who do not report to you
      • Ability to manage self while leveraging manager for strategic support rather than accountability
      • Ability to set vision for a small dispersed team with dotted reporting lines while managing to strong outcomes and job satisfaction
      • Ability to produce work that is clear and accessible to all internal audiences
      • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback
      • Ability to coach others; knowledge of adult learning strategies
      • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in clear, concise, and linear ways
      • High level of self-awareness, humility, interpersonal skills, and emotional intelligence
      • Ability to track and research trends in organizational design and human resources strategy in a virtual, dispersed context
      • Ability to take hard data, qualitative information, feedback, input from internal and external stakeholders, to develop and inform talent strategies
      • Ability to prioritize actions that will efficiently produce the most desirable results while deciding not to take other worthwhile actions due to time constraints
      • Knowledge of how race, racism, class, classism, gender, sexism, and power and privilege and related equity issues show up in the work of mission-driven organizations and their programs
  • How you work and what you value:
    • Deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • Comfortability with ambiguity while finding responsibility in driving towards and/or creating clarity
    • Enjoys iterative work
    • Self starter and entrepreneurial. Comfortable with failure as a path towards progress
    • Exemplary ethical standards, discretion, and an excellent track record of managing confidential matters and developing trust with colleagues at all levels
    • Enjoys working on a team and operates in a way that will build trust with teammates (e.g. curiosity, integrity, consideration, etc.)
    • Driven by results
    • See yourself in our core values

 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

Code Nation has a high-performing culture characterized by our desire to provide our staff members with the support, resources, and information they need to be successful in our organization and in the non-profit field in general.  If you take on this position, you can expect to be offered a compensation package, including salary and benefits, that will be commensurate with your experience and competitive within the non-profit sector. Some of the benefits we offer to our staff members include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance and a Flex spending account for out of pocket medical costs
  • Generous Time Off policy-15 days of paid time off & 14 paid holidays/office closures
  • 401k Retirement Plan 
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Director of Development

Posted by | February 25, 2021 |

ABOUT CODE NATION

Code Nation is a community of teenagers, technologists, teachers, business leaders, and other champions. A movement spanning cities, cultures, and industries, our community builds bridges across social and economic divides and unites people with the power to change each others’ lives. 

Code Nation equips students with the skills, experiences, and connections that together create access to careers in technology. With a volunteer teaching cohort of over 300 professional web and software developers and a network of school and company partners, we provide coding courses and work-based learning programs to students who attend under-resourced high schools. Our industry-aligned curriculum and vast network of supporters provide students with the tech skills and social capital they need to break into the tech workforce.

During the 2019-2020 school year, Code Nation pivoted to reach 1,630 students in 72 programs across the Bay Area, Chicago, and New York City, 100% virtually. Software developers collectively volunteered more than 45,000 hours to provide in-person and remote learning in support of Code Nation’s mission in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and New York City.

Code Nation is committed to being an inclusive, pro-Black, and anti-racist organization. Ideal candidates are committed to educational and tech equity and working against institutional inequities. We believe that anyone can learn to code, and everyone should have access to careers in the thriving tech workforce. Check out our latest commitment with CS for All to provide coding courses, workplace experiences, and industry mentorship with a focus on equity and representation for 1,200 students across New York City, Chicago, and the Bay Area by Summer 2021.

THE ROLE

The salary range for this position is $85,000 – 140,000. This range is wide because Code Nation is eager to meet candidates who have fully mastered all aspects of this role as well as candidates who would be learning some aspects for the first time.

Code Nation seeks a Development Director to lead our development work nationally and to support each of our regional leaders to strategize and execute in service of local fundraising goals. Our CEO loves fundraising and our board and Bay Area regional leadership council are highly engaged in fundraising. Our regional leaders have mixed experience with fundraising and we are still forming leadership councils in New York and Chicago. The Development Director will be a master strategist and project manager who will enjoy managing multiple solicitors in support of their successful fundraising outcomes, including regional leaders, board members, leadership council members, and other Code Nation champions. A successful Development Director will meet people where they are, diagnose opportunities to provide content expertise, and will lead Code Nation’s leadership on their journey towards fundraising success.

In the first ~six months, this Development Director will help us to close out our FY21 fundraising goal of approximately $5.9mm while learning all about what we think is a special program that is meeting the needs of our students. This amount represents the total of each region’s fundraising goals ($1.8mm in the Bay Area, $722K in Chicago, $1.4 mm in NYC, and $2mm for the National region). We had a strong fundraising year in FY20 and closed the year having raised approximately $5.3mm. A successful Development Director will support the Bay Area and NYC regions achieve slightly higher fundraising goals from last year ($1.6mm and $1.2 mm respectively) and assist Chicago with fundraising an approximate 70% increase from FY20 to FY21. Over the first two years in the role, the Development Director will help us to expand our fundraising primarily through increasing the number of individuals providing major gifts and developing and executing against a robust corporate partnerships strategy, which we are uniquely positioned to pursue given our role in workforce development.

Code Nation is committed to being an inclusive, pro-Black, and anti-racist organization; ideal candidates are committed to educational and tech equity and working against institutional inequities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Development strategy, execution and tracking
      • Refine and support execution of Code Nation’s organization-wide fundraising strategy at the national and local level in pursuit of our annual fundraising goal (Code Nation’s FY21 fundraising goal is $5.9mm and will likely increase in support of programmatic growth)
      • Develop and implement a plan to increase the racial diversity of Code Nation’s funders
      • Create a cadence of support to the CEO and three regional leaders to offer strategic guidance, build capacity, and monitor progress
      • Lead periodic (e.g. quarterly) stepbacks to assess overall progress to goal against development goals
      • Lead organizational leaders and development team members through an annual development planning process to set realistic goals around fundraising and help to tether overall organizational planning to realistic revenue targets
  • Build strategy and drive execution to achieve national fundraising goal
      • Support and eventually own board engagement towards fundraising outcomes including fundraising sessions at board meetings and individualized communication outside of board meetings
      • Function as a “development Chief of Staff” for the CEO as primary solicitor including helping her set strategy, project manage donor engagement, and build capacity around donor materials and communications
      • Set vision for and project manage fundraising events
  • Partnering with regional leaders (Bay Area, Chicago and NYC) to drive fundraising at the regional level
      • Provide meaningful and differentiated strategic, operational, and development skill coaching to regional leaders in service of their learning and success
      • Create meeting and routine structures to help regional leaders to successfully plan and execute actions to deliver fundraising outcomes
      • Supporting the Bay Area regional team with substantial support to engage their regional leadership council to drive towards fundraising outcomes
      • Supporting the creation of regional leadership councils in Chicago and New York 
  • Lead and manage the development and communications team
      • Hire, manage, coach, and retain a small team including three development and one communications staff members
      • Create a division of responsibility across the team that ensures that:
        • Data integrity is consistently upheld in service of strong project management and accurate forecasting
        • Team is executing on actions in support of the CEO and regional leaders both to drive efficiencies and help focus solicitor time on donor facing activities
        • Grant requirements are managed tightly without errors
      • Managing organizational communications with the primary goal of supporting fundraising and the secondary goal of communicating to Code Nation’s other key audiences (a vision for communications has recently been established by a communications consultant)
  • Donor program development
    • Lead organizational leadership to think expansively about opportunities to build donor facing programs including but not limited to:
      • Creation of “sponsor a student’ or “sponsor a cohort” donor programs or giving circles
      • Identifying and acting on opportunities to engage our volunteers who have means to donate
    • Development of a robust corporate partnerships program in pursuit of both volunteer hours and donations, likely with the assistance of a consultant expert, which will be largely driven by regional partnerships managers who will hold a dotted line relationship to the Development Director

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Success in this position will require, but not be limited to, the following proven experiences and competencies:

  • What you’ve accomplished (required):
      • Demonstrated ability to create and lead the execution of a development strategy that met or beat its objectives for either an entire organization of comparable size or for a region of a larger, geographically matrixed organization
      • Experience engaging board members towards fundraising outcomes
      • Successfully managed a small team in support of development work
      • Experience managing forecasting including regular progress to goals meetings and tightly managing data integrity to ensure accuracy
  • Other things you might have accomplished (preferred) or would be excited to learn here:
      • Managing institutional relationships including the full lifecycle of foundation grants
      • Setting vision for and executing towards a robust set of corporate partnerships resulting in donation of both time and money
      • Facilitating conversations across the organization to educate other staff about our donors and fundraising strategies while helping to sharpen thinking around living out our values in our fundraising (including recognizing, honoring, and reconciling any potential tensions)
      • Owning a vision for communications at the organizational level including management of a junior level communications staff member
      • Supporting organizational leaders to successfully engage and solicit high wealth individuals
      • An understanding of tech education and youth development programs
  • Skills you have developed and knowledge you have acquired:
      • Ability to organize and keep track of many projects, deadlines and priorities at the same time, specifically in the context of matrixed fundraising
      • Ability to organize and manage the actions of others who don’t report into you
      • Ability to manage a small team including both strong work outputs and facilitating an experience of fulfillment and belonging
      • Ability to manage self while leveraging manager for strategic support rather than accountability
      • Strong orientation towards customer service in a shared services context with a focus on meeting the needs of others without being asked
      • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in clear, concise, and linear ways
      • High level of self-awareness, humility, interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
      • A baseline comfortability with tech concepts and terminology
  • How you work and what you value:
    • Deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • Comfortability with ambiguity while finding responsibility in driving towards and/or creating clarity
    • Enjoys iterative work
    • Self starter and entrepreneurial. Comfortable with failure as a path towards progress
    • Enjoys working on a team and operates in a way that will build trust with teammates (e.g. curiosity, integrity, consideration, etc.)
    • Driven by results
    • Enjoys fundraising
    • Sees themselves in our core values

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

Code Nation has a high-performing culture characterized by our desire to provide our staff members with the support, resources, and information they need to be successful in our organization and in the non-profit field in general.  If you take on this position, you can expect to be offered a compensation package, including salary and benefits, that will be commensurate with your experience and competitive within the non-profit sector. Some of the benefits we offer to our staff members include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance and a Flex spending account for out of pocket medical costs
  • Generous Time Off policy-15 days of paid time off & 14 paid holidays/office closures
  • 401k Retirement Plan 

TO APPLY

Code Nation is partnering with RCG Talent Solutions to find our next Development Director. Please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@rcgtalent.com with the phrase “Code Nation Development Director” in the subject line. We ask that when writing your cover letter, you focus on naming both what interests you about Code Nation’s work and how your experience would lend itself to successfully leading our development function.