BUILD is hiring a 9th grade program manager
- NINTH-GRADE PROGRAM MANAGER (PALO ALTO, CA)
BUILD is a social venture headquartered in Northern California with
offices in the Bay Area and Washington, DC. BUILD is a four-year
business-focused college preparation program whose mission is to
provide real-world entrepreneurial experience that empowers youth from
under-resourced communities to excel in education, lead in their
communities, and succeed professionally. BUILD-DC, part of a
four-to-six-city East Coast expansion, opened in November 2007, with
plans to serve 100+ students in 4 local high schools in 2008-2009. For
more information, please visit our website at www.build.org.
The Ninth-Grade Program Manager is a critical player at BUILD,
responsible for managing the first-year entrepreneurship program, an
academic elective for 9th graders, taught in partner high schools.
S/he will manage BUILD teachers and mentors, as well as ensure a
positive student experience. Reporting to the Site Director, this
position will directly impact the success of a rapidly-growing
nonprofit that has received national recognition.
Type of Position: Full-Time Start Date: Summer 2008
Salary: Competitive, plus full health/dental/vision benefits
Manage BUILD Teachers and a Program Assistant Conduct summer
teacher training using program materials. Manage four to five
teachers, observing classes weekly and providing ongoing feedback and
support to achieve BUILD's metrics for success. Help problem-solve
student issues and classroom concerns. Supervise a program assistant
who will help with daily tasks. Recruit new teachers as needed and
spearhead regular curriculum reviews.
Manage the Mentor Program Recruit, train and support 50-75
volunteer mentors from to work with teams of BUILD students one
evening per week at partner schools. Ensure mentor satisfaction
through ongoing communication, working with teachers to resolve
issues. Support volunteers in helping to keep students goal-oriented
Manage Student Recruitment Manage planning and implementation of
BUILD's recruiting strategy to ensure a full class (27-30 students) at
each school for the 2008-2009school year.
Plan Student Events Oversee all logistics for a fall field trip,
spring college trip, three practice competitions and the end-of-year
Business Plan Competition, including coordination of transportation,
venue, judges and staff.
BA/BS (education, nonprofit management, business or related field
Experience working with youth (experience with high school students
who are of color and/or low-income preferred)
Strong project management skills Candidates must be
detail-oriented, extremely organized and able to prioritize and manage
multiple projects at once.
Excellent people management skills Candidates must have supervisory
experience and should have a proven track record of helping staff
(preferably teachers) achieve success.
Excellent relationship-building skills Candidates must have
exemplary interpersonal skills and be able to communicate comfortably
in diverse communities and with various program stakeholders
High-energy, creative and flexible Candidates should be capable of
creatively building relationships with companies, partner-groups and
mentors and be willing to handle evolving roles as directed by
Volunteer and/or service program experience preferred (Teach For
America/Peace Corps/City Year/etc.)
1+ year of teaching experience preferred
Successful BUILD staff members are entrepreneurial, creative,
flexible, collegial, hard-working, demonstrate a strong ethical fiber
and believe that higher-education access, and ultimately attainment,
is a key factor in equalizing disparities in the US.
BUILD will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for
employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin,
ancestry, marital status, sex, or sexual orientation. Further, BUILD
actively seeks to recruit and retain a diverse staff in all areas of
operations. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and
resume to westcoast_careers@...