Instructional Support Manager, Partnerships-ELA
Manager, Partnership – ELA for a 40-employee (and growing) remote education non-profit providing professional learning to K-12 educators nationally
Type of Vacancy: Salaried, full-time
Start date: October 2021
Location: NYC-metro area
Report to: Director, Design & Partnership
Compensation: Starting salary is $80,000, with comprehensive benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Teaching Lab is an equal-opportunity employer committed to reflecting the diversity of the students we serve. We pursue equity as both a means and an end and enthusiastically welcome candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this role.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Partnership Manager manages the implementation of Teaching Lab’s partner portfolio projects and leads high-quality, curriculum-aligned professional learning experiences for teachers in schools. They work with school leaders to implement standards-aligned curriculum CKLA, EL Education’s ELA curriculum or Guidebooks using Teaching Lab’s model for professional learning.
As a rapidly growing nonprofit, we seek driven and proactive individuals who have a high level of personal accountability, team players who see the interconnectedness between their role and the organization’s mission, and have the ability to “manage up” when needed to get complex work done. Eligible candidates for the role of Partnership Manager must have experience leading professional learning for educators, strong project management skills, as well as knowledge of high-quality ELA curriculum and the Common Core or similar College- and Career-Ready state standards. Ideal candidates will also have strong expertise in relationship and partnership development, are effective communicators, can create and follow through on project plans, have the ability to effectively pivot their own work or reprioritize in times of ambiguity, demonstrate effective critical thinking and problem solving, and the ability to manage workflows with and without formal authority. Above all, this candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to racial and educational equity. This position has high potential for both large-scale impact and career growth.
WHO WE ARE
Teaching Lab is a nonprofit organization with a mission to fundamentally shift the paradigm of teacher professional learning to achieve educational equity. We envision a world where teachers and students thrive together in communities that enable life-long learning and meaningful lives. Using our Head, Heart, and Habits model of professional learning, we transform professional learning from the ground up to dramatically improve student outcomes. We also work with school, district, and state leaders to create the instructional systems necessary to support these changes. To learn more about Teaching Lab, explore our website at www.teachinglab.org.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Partnership Manager will engage in the following:
- Engage with the leadership in partner school systems to build their knowledge of research-based professional learning practices, and high-quality curriculum
- Manage partnerships with clients, including effectively lead external and internal communications such as 1:1, small and large group settings, virtual meetings, and presentations
- Gain a deep understanding of the state’s, district’s, school’s, or philanthropic partner’s context in order to inform the scope and implementation of the work
- Support business development with current partners by crafting scopes of work that extend partner relationships over time
- Communicate effectively with partners, and execute logistics to support onsite professional learning
- Effectively lead professional learning sessions for educators that deepen pedagogical content knowledge of the high-quality curriculum through Teaching Lab’s model for professional learning
- Lead through a lens of racial equity to coach, support, and develop a cohort of 2-10 part-time facilitators as they provide on-site implementation of Teaching Lab’s work in each school
- Ensure that all facilitators are prepared and staffed to onsite projects in a timely manner, and professional learning materials are contextualized for the partner and up to date
- Collect, reflect on, and apply data from participant feedback surveys to improve facilitation, relationships, and knowledge building at each site
- Lead high-level project management across Teaching Lab’s portfolio of high-quality curriculum projects, including working with the Director of Design & Partnership to staff sites, and Director of Special Projects to develop facilitators’ knowledge and skills
Education, Work Experience, and Knowledge
- Bachelor’s degree
- Minimum five years experience working in PK-12 education
- Minimum of 2 years teaching experience with PK-12 students from traditionally underserved backgrounds with demonstrated evidence of impact
- Deep knowledge and experience with Common Core or College- and Career-Ready math or ELA content and practice standards
- Deep understanding of the specified curriculum, including its design and component parts
- Experience facilitating impactful professional learning for educators
- Experience leading relationships with clients and stakeholders in an education context
Values, Skills, and Competencies
- Deep commitment to Teaching Lab’s organizational mission and values, racial equity, and educational equity for traditionally underserved students
- Strong commitment to growth mindset for both adults and students, and a desire to work collaboratively to grow team skills and capabilities
- Excellent interpersonal skills, able to build rapport quickly and drive collaboration
- Outstanding communication and organizational skills
- Effective critical thinking and creative problem-solving capabilities, including a self-starting entrepreneurial approach to difficult problems
- Ability to form credible and lasting relationships with the facilitators, teachers, school leaders, and district leaders
- Effective communication and influence skills
WORKING AT TEACHING LAB
All roles at Teaching Lab are contingent on business needs.
Teaching Lab offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time salaried employees, including: medical, dental, and vision; a 401(k) program with a 4% employer match; short-term life, long-term life, disability, and worker’s compensation insurance; flexible health spending accounts; technology equipment; monthly technology reimbursement; and generous time off and leave policies.
Ideal candidates must be willing to travel.