Job Opening: VP of Programs & Evaluations BUILD
BUILD has an exciting senior management opportunity to join our growing organization as the Vice President of Programs and Evaluations.
Founded in 1999, BUILD�s mission is to use entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college success.� We believe that the power of student ideas in action drives youth to reach their fullest potential in school and beyond.� Our four-year high school program offers a unique blend of entrepreneurship, academics, and personal support that attracts and motivates many students who are otherwise at high risk of failing classes and dropping out of high school.�
Our students develop their own business ideas, write business plans, pitch to funders, and launch real businesses.� This real-world business experience makes school relevant and motivates them to succeed.� To help them become college-eligible, students also receive individualized academic support and advising for their school-work and college planning. BUILD currently serves close to 1000 high school students at sites located in Redwood City and Oakland, CA; Washington DC; and Boston, MA.� For more information, see: .
Working under the supervision of the President, the Vice President of Programs and Evaluation (VPPE) serves as a key organization leader and decision-maker, overseeing all of BUILD�s programmatic initiatives. The VPPE ensures that all programmatic inputs, activities, outputs and outcomes advance BUILD�s vision and mission and provides guidance and support to the team as BUILD continues to evolve as a data-driven learning organization.
��������� With the Senior Management Team, cast and codify organization�s programmatic vision and strategic plan, including curriculum, program design, staffing, etc. to ensure coherence and integration across our program areas.
��������� In consultation with organization-wide program team and Headquarters, set programmatic policies and supportive practices and culture that reinforces BUILD�s organizational core values and guiding principles.
��������� Ensure that all regions execute BUILD�s core program while continually innovating in order to best serve local constituents; provide upward sharing from the field for organizational learning.
��������� Ensure programmatic and organization-cultural consistency across sites and regions by gathering and supporting implementation of best practices from individual program staff and program-area teams.
��������� Create frameworks for selecting and evaluating strategic program partnerships to enhance student service and support regions in their implementation.
��������� Liaise with Board of Directors to report on BUILD�s evolving service model and national/regional implementation.
Staff Management and Support:
��������� Hire, onboard and manage members of the National Program Team (NPT) to outcomes and professional excellence, and create a culture of service and support to the BUILD program sites around curriculum and program delivery.
��������� Facilitate and support the development of a professional learning community with the program staff that will promote collective learning and shared practices that are focused on programmatic impact and student outcomes.
��������� Draft and execute NPT comprehensive annual department plan and budget.
��������� Create, co-deliver and continually refine by-position onboarding and ongoing training for program positions.
��������� Where necessary, effectively design, implement and evaluate pilot programs to assess further integration into BUILD�s core services.
Knowledge Management and Program Evaluation:
��������� Manage the organization-wide data-management system, supporting program-area teams and site staff in using real-time program data to make decisions and serve students to outcomes.
��������� Research and share across the organization emerging trends and best practices in the fields of entrepreneurship, education, after-school support and non-profit leadership.
��������� Assist in creating opportunities for program staff to share and learn new models and techniques in youth development, student motivation, family outreach and education, etc.
��������� Represent BUILD interests in select public policy discussion groups and with relevant boards, committees, commissions, conferences, etc.
��������� Spearhead organization�s internal program evaluation and reporting, utilizing site/regional metrics data and other information collected across program areas.
��������� Serve as point-person for all external program evaluations conducted by independent consultants, etc.
��������� Plan and lead or co-lead quarterly program summits and organization-wide retreats.
��������� Graduate degree in education, non-profit management, social work, or program evaluation preferred; comprehensive knowledge of best program and educational practices required
��������� 7+ years relevant management experience; youth-program evaluation experience a plus.
��������� Experience articulating an organization or institution�s programmatic vision, mission, strategy and tactics and building strong alliances to achieve program and organizational outputs and outcomes.
��������� Demonstrated ability to manage projects and people at multiple and remote locations.
��������� Strong belief that higher-education attainment is a key factor in equalizing disparities in the US.
��������� Commitment to entrepreneurship as a way to improve students� education, career and life options.
��������� Excellent organizational skills, analytical ability, creativity, communication skills and flexibility.
Following are the individual behaviors and skills that correlate with successful performance in the VPPE position and that reflect the organization's values:
��������� Analytical Thinking: Tackle a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.
��������� Building Collaborative Relationships: Develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support.
��������� Continuous Learning: Maintain active and ongoing curiosity and pursuit of new knowledge.������ ������������������
��������� Managing Performance: Take responsibility for one's own or one's employees' performance, by setting clear goals and expectations, tracking progress against the goals, ensuring feedback, and addressing performance problems and issues promptly.
��������� Project Management: Identify the steps of a project, set appropriate deadlines, identify required participants, and hold self and others accountable to outcomes and deadlines.
��������� Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis: Review non-numeric, often subjective, data sets in order to recognize patterns, identify additional information or data needed, and draw conclusions.
�������� Strategic Thinking: Take into account and analyze various points of view and pieces of data to form a perspective appropriate to a particular context.
BUILD offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to all full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts and a 403(b) plan.� In addition, BUILD employees are eligible for paid vacation, sick time, 10 paid holidays per year and a flexible work environment.��
��������� Location: San Francisco Bay Area
��������� Travel:� VPPE travels throughout the Bay Area and up to once a quarter nationally (DC, Boston, etc.)
��������� Physical capabilities: Capable of quickly moving about in a fast-paced office environment, and able to lift 25 pounds from floor to table height.���������
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@....� In your cover letter, please include how you learned of the opening and your salary requirements. The position is now open and we will begin to review resumes immediately.� Please be advised that you will receive an automated acknowledgement of your application.� We will contact all applicants that meet the minimum requirements of the role.� BUILD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.
BUILD // Director of Talent
2385 Bay Road, Redwood City, CA 94063
p 650.688.5757 // f 650.631.4990 // www.build.org