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  • Courtney Schroeder
    Please see below for the following open positions: * VP, Staffing and Organizational Development, Teach For America * Development Director,
    Message 1 of 1 , May 12, 2003
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      Please see below for the following open positions:

       

      w        VP, Staffing and Organizational Development, Teach For America

      w        Development Director, Breakthrough Collaborative

      w        National Program Director, Breakthrough Collaborative

      w        CORAL Youth Leadership Institute – Teaching Positions

       

       

       

      Senior Management Position Available

      Vice President, Staffing and Organizational Development

      Teach For America

       

      Teach For America seeks candidates for the position of Vice President, Staffing and Organizational Development. The Vice President will have overarching responsibility for ensuring Teach For America has the human capacity we need to meet our ambitious goals; in particular, the Vice President will oversee our efforts to recruit, select, develop, and retain a high performing and diverse staff.  The Vice President will work closely with the entire senior management team, including the President, and will report directly to our Chief Operating Officer.  Teach For America encourages individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for the position. 

       

      About Teach For America

      Teach For America is building a movement to eliminate educational inequity by rallying our nation’s most promising future leaders to commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools.  We provide excellent teachers who go above and beyond to ensure that students growing up in low-income areas have the educational opportunities they deserve.  At the same time, our corps members gain the insight and added commitment that will make them effective lifelong leaders for fundamental change.

       

      By the fall of 2003, approximately 3,400 corps members will be teaching in 20 regions from New York City and Washington, D.C., to the Mississippi Delta and the Rio Grande Valley, and to Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.   In addition, more than 6,500 Teach For America alumni are already assuming significant leadership roles, from inside of education and from other sectors, to effect the systemic changes needed to realize our vision of educational opportunity for all.  

       

      Founded fourteen years ago, Teach For America is a $29 million organization with over 200 staff members and 22 offices nationwide. 

       

      Specific Responsibilities

      The Vice President, Staffing and Organizational Development will have the overarching charge to build our organizational capacity so we are able to reach our goals.  Specific responsibilities will evolve over time but will likely include:

       

      ·        Personally building a network of potential staff members from our alumni base and from external sources;

      ·        Working closely with managers who have openings to help them identify promising candidates and building the managers’ skills in selecting the strongest candidates;

      ·        Overseeing our central staff recruitment and application screening efforts;

      ·        Helping design and deliver management training programs;

      ·        Ensuring we maximize the impact of our systems for orienting, evaluating, and developing current staff members and guiding our efforts to retain high-performers;

      ·        Overseeing the design of our compensation and benefits packages and ensuring that they are competitive (but not administering those programs directly); and

      ·        Managing the rest of the Staffing and Organizational Development team (a deputy, a staff selection associate, and a half-time assistant) to accomplish all of the above.

       

      Qualifications

      The ideal candidate would have experience running an organization or working at the most senior level of an entrepreneurial organization.  In addition, candidates need to possess mature judgment and strong critical thinking skills, demonstrate goal-orientation and a record of achievement, have excellent communication and relationship-building skills, and believe deeply in our organization’s mission.  Significant travel may be required.

       

      Compensation

      Salary for this position is competitive and varies depending on experience.  Comprehensive benefits package available, including graduate school loan repayment plan and 403(b) match.

       

      To Apply

      Please visit our web site at http://www.teachforamerica.org/tfa/about/staff.html.

       

       

       

       

      The Breakthrough Collaborative

      Development Director

       

      The Breakthrough Collaborative is a national service organization that establishes and promotes high standards for, ensures the success of, and acts as the national voice of the Collaborative of 27 Breakthrough sites.  The sites provide high-energy, academically rich education programs for middle school students with limited educational opportunities with a goal of preparing the students to enter and succeed in college-preparatory high school programs and, eventually, college.  The students are taught by high school and college-age students who serve as teachers and mentors to the younger students, and 72% of whom enter the field of teaching.  For more information, please visit our website at www.breakthroughcollaborative.org. 

       

      The Development Director for The Breakthrough Collaborative will drive the fundraising strategy for the organization.  Working with the staff and board members of Breakthrough, the Development Director will seek to expand the organization’s $1.3 million budget and secure sustainable sources of support.

       

      RESPONSIBILITIES:

       

      • Ensuring that the Breakthrough Collaborative grows its funding base to raise $1.5-2.0 million annually through a combination of foundation, corporate, government and individual support.

       

      • Collaborating with the Executive Director, Board of Trustees, and Chairs of Development Committee to create development strategic plans, campaign goals and measures of success.

       

      • Increasing individual, government, foundation and corporate giving by:

      - Expanding and executing a major gifts strategy,

      - With program staff, collaborate with the sites to develop mutually beneficial funding strategies and proposals,

      - Investigating opportunities for public funding, and securing those which are available to Breakthrough,

      - Launching a Breakthrough corporate partnership program,

      - Building access to senior corporate and foundation executives; and

      - Working with the national board and staff to run an annual fundraising event.

       

      • Continually building Breakthrough’s knowledge base of current and potential supporters in the funding community by:

            - Identifying and contacting new funders,

            - Determining best strategic plans for meeting funding sources,

            - Staffing the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees.

       

      • Managing the production of high-quality and effective written communication for funders at all stages of the development process.

       

      • Developing the systems and materials to cultivate top prospects, including current funders, Board members, and new high level contacts.

       

      • Building the base of potential high net worth donors by designing and managing a small gift and alumni gift drive.

       

       

      Qualifications:

       

      • Excellent oral and written communications skills, sensitivity to nuances of language, and the ability to communicate accurately The Breakthrough Collaborative’s vision and achievements
      • Ability to work on multiple projects, adjust quickly to shifting priorities,  meet deadlines, exercise good judgment, and handle pressure situations with donors, guests, and others
      • Ability to work well as a member of a team and work with minimal supervision
      • High energy, creativity, flexibility, a sense of humor under stress and a willingness to jump in with both feet
      • Ability to effectively collaborate with and supervise volunteers
      • Comfort interacting with a diverse set of constituents, including donors, students, alumni, trustees, directors and heads of school
      • Proficiency in MS Office applications;  Raiser’s Edge
      • 5+ years of development experience required; experience within an educational nonprofit preferred
      • BA or BS

       

      We seek candidates who demonstrate excellent strategic thinking, have the ability to cultivate high-level relationships, effectively manage others, and who believe deeply in our mission.  Breakthrough makes a particular effort to recruit people from all backgrounds for staff positions.

       

      To apply, please send a resume and cover letter by mail to:

       

      Development Director Search

      The Breakthrough Collaborative

      40 First Street, 5th Floor

      San Francisco, CA 94105

       

      Applications may also be faxed to Development Director Search at 415-442-0609 or e-mailed to devdirectorsearch@...

       

       

       

      The Breakthrough Collaborative

      National Program Director

       

      The Breakthrough Collaborative is a national service organization that establishes and promotes high standards, ensures the success of, and acts as the national voice of the Collaborative of 27 Breakthrough sites.  Breakthrough sites provide high-energy, academically rich education programs for middle school students with limited educational opportunities with a goal of preparing the students to enter and succeed in college-preparatory high school programs and, eventually, college.  The students are taught by high school and college-age students who serve as teachers and mentors to the younger students, and 72% of whom enter the field of teaching.  For more information, please visit our website at www.breakthroughcollaborative.org. 

       

      The National Program Director oversees the delivery of program services, and manages the planning and operations of the Breakthrough Program team.  The Director is a member of the senior management team and reports directly to the Executive Director.  Specific responsibilities include:

       

      MANAGEMENT/VISION

      • Develop and manage high-functioning Program team that provides exemplary service to Breakthrough programs, including its students, teachers, Directors, Heads of Schools, and Board members
      • Create new systems to increase the efficiency and ability of Program team resources to meet requirements of the Affiliation Agreement signed with Breakthrough sites
      • Supervise weekly, monthly and annual work of Program team; facilitate collaboration among the program team and conduct weekly Program team meeting
      • Write and conduct annual performance reviews of Program staff;  plan professional development activities for Program Team
      • Plan and monitor the budget for the Program Department; participate on Management Team
      • Plan and facilitate Program Committee meetings; prepare agenda items for board meetings

       

      PROGRAM SUPPORT/EVALUATION

      • Oversee development and implementation of annual and 3-year site evaluations, including site visits by Program Team members and consistent communication with site Directors, Heads of School and Board Chairs
      • Coordinate and supervise team planning of National and regional conferences
      • Develop systems to organize Program team to provide needs-responsive program support; respond regularly to requests for materials, ideas or advice as needed
      • Build the Electronic Resource Library as a living collection of documents reflecting the best practices of the Breakthrough Collaborative; encourage Breakthrough directors and staff to use and contribute to the ERL
      • Work with representatives of schools and communities interested in starting new Breakthrough programs; promote the Breakthrough program model and generate commitment from potential new sites
      • Develop curriculum initiatives to improve Breakthrough teacher and student experiences
      • Supervise the tracking and implementation of Breakthrough’s eight-year longitudinal study; develop strategy for ongoing assessment and evaluation efforts

      TEACHER RECRUITMENT/ALUMNI/PARTNERSHIPS

      • Oversee process of recruiting outstanding high school and college teachers to teach in Breakthrough/Summerbridge summer programs
      • Develop and manage partnerships with scholarship organizations to help fund teacher stipend expenses at local sites
      • Develop systems for maintaining contact with former Breakthrough teachers, students and directors; create partnerships to provide alumni with opportunities and benefits in the education field

       

      Qualifications:

       

      • Knowledge of barriers to academic achievement and an understanding of the pathways to college success
      • Experience with the Breakthrough/Summerbridge model highly desirable.
      • Excellent oral and written communications skills, sensitivity to nuances of language, and the ability to communicate accurately The Breakthrough Collaborative’s vision and achievements
      • Ability to work on multiple projects, adjust quickly to shifting priorities,  meet deadlines, exercise good judgment, and handle pressure situations
      • Ability to work well as a member of a team and work with minimal supervision
      • High energy, creativity, a sense of humor and a willingness to jump in with both feet
      • Comfort interacting with a diverse set of constituents, including students, alumni, trustees, directors, donors and heads of school
      • Proficiency in MS Office applications
      • Willingness to travel to visit current and future sites and support programs across the U.S.
      • 5+ years of related experience required; teaching experience or exp

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