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BUILD is hiring a 9th grade program manager

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    NINTH-GRADE PROGRAM MANAGER (PALO ALTO, CA) About BUILD BUILD is a social venture headquartered in Northern California with offices in the Bay Area and
    Message 1 of 1 , May 27, 2008
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      About BUILD
      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.

      Position Description
      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.

      Position Requirements
      Type of Position: Full-Time Start Date: Summer 2008
      Salary: Competitive, plus full health/dental/vision benefits

      Position Responsibilities:
      •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
      and motivated.
      •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
      organization growth
      •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@...
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