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Job Opening: Effective Practice Incentive Fund Program Manager, NLNS (Memphis)

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    Organization Description: New Leaders for New Schools is a national non-profit organization that promotes high academic achievement for every child by
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 23, 2007
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      Organization Description:
      New Leaders for New Schools is a national non-profit organization
      that promotes high academic achievement for every child by
      attracting, preparing, and supporting the next generation of
      outstanding leaders for our nation's urban public schools. New
      Leaders aggressively recruits extremely talented people to become
      urban school principals by providing them with rigorous, hands-on
      leadership training and a yearlong residency with an outstanding
      mentor principal. We also help place our participants in urban public
      schools and provide them with ongoing support, networking, and a
      lifelong community of peers. New Leaders currently runs programs in
      Baltimore, California's Bay Area, Chicago, Memphis, Milwaukee, New
      Orleans, New York City, and Washington, DC. Additional information
      about New Leaders for New Schools can be found on our website at
      www.nlns.org.

      Program Description:
      The Effective Practice Incentive Fund is a $90 million nationwide
      initiative to boost student achievement by identifying high-
      performing principals and teachers in our nation's urban public
      schools, and providing them with financial incentives and leadership
      opportunities to share their effective practices with other educators
      in public (including charter) schools nationwide. The Incentive Fund
      will be funded over five years with over $70 million from the U.S.
      Department of Education and $20 million from district/charter sources
      as well as private philanthropic funders.

      The Effective Practice Incentive Fund is an innovative model to
      providing financial incentives in education that bridges the divide
      between traditional supporters and opponents of "pay-for-
      performance". It does so by rewarding high-performing principals and
      teachers for sharing their most successful practices on an online
      learning community platform accessible to all educators for free.
      This online system will contain a wide array of educational
      materials, including lesson plans, case studies, and video
      demonstrations, which capture and make available some of the leading
      student achievement-oriented practices in the nation today.

      To implement EPIF, New Leaders is initially partnering with Memphis
      City Schools, he District of Columbia Public Schools, and Denver
      Public Schools as well as with a coalition of some of the nation's
      best charter schools and charter networks. In February 2007, New
      Leaders applied for additional federal funding to support an
      expansion of EPIF to other districts and more charter schools.

      Position Description:
      The Program Manager will be dedicated to the management of the
      Effective Practice Incentive Fund (EPIF) program in Memphis and will
      report directly to the Executive Director of New Leaders in Memphis.
      S/he will have full responsibility for all aspects of grant planning
      and implementation at the school district level.

      The Program Manager will supervise the day-to-day operational aspects
      of EPIF in Memphis. S/he will develop project work plans complete
      with timelines, tasks, and goals; manage projects from inception
      through completion, and adjust as appropriate to meet changing needs
      and requirements. The Program Manager will be responsible for
      ensuring the quality of EPIF in Memphis, continually analyzing
      program performance and leading improvements in efficiency, driving
      innovation, and managing all resources (including people, money,
      time, materials, knowledge and teams) related to EPIF in Memphis.

      Responsibilities:
      • Helping to identify and facilitate the flow of student achievement
      assessment and related achievement data to evaluation and data
      management vendor for analysis;
      • In consultation and coordination with district, communication and
      marketing of EPIF across the district to all instructional staff;
      • Coordination of EPIF to district and New Leaders professional
      development plans and activities;
      • Facilitation and coordination with district and school level staff
      of all school site visits for purposes of effective practice team
      visits and knowledge object identification, documentation, and
      characterization;
      • Creation and implementation of all administrative and operational
      data flows and activities including those around payment of financial
      incentives to individual instructional staff and district, and all
      activities necessary to implement EPIF effectively within the
      district.

      Qualifications:
      • Passionate commitment to the mission of New Leaders for New
      Schools, which is to promote high academic achievement for every
      child by attracting, preparing, and supporting the next generation of
      outstanding leaders for our nation's urban public schools
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills – ability to
      present effectively to diverse audiences
      • Strong organization and project management skills – ability to
      balance the big picture with detailed steps to reach goals, ability
      to juggle multiple competing priorities, and strong attention to
      detail
      • Strong interpersonal skills – ability to build and cultivate
      personal relationships; relate to people from diverse backgrounds,
      sectors, and experiences; and engage people in person and by phone
      • Strong problem-solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills
      • Ability to learn quickly and succeed in a rapidly-changing, fast-
      paced, start-up environment
      • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on a team
      • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and take initiative
      • Fluency in all Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook,
      PowerPoint) and basic internet browsers and searches required
      • B.A. and at least 5 years of work experience required; Master's
      preferred.

      Compensation:
      Competitive compensation package including complete benefits.

      To Apply: Please visit our career website
      http://tbe.taleo.net/NA3/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=nlns&cws=1

      Additional information about New Leaders for New Schools can be found
      at our website: www.nlns.org.

      New Leaders for New Schools is an equal opportunity employer. New
      Leaders for New Schools evaluates applicants for employment on the
      basis of qualifications, merit and work-related criteria without
      regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual
      orientation, mental or physical disabilities, pregnancy, childbirth,
      medical condition, marital status or any other characteristic
      protected by law.
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