Job Opening: Entrepreneurs 1 Program Manager, BUILD (Oakland)
- ENTREPRENEURS 1 PROGRAM MANAGER (OAKLAND, CA)
BUILD is a social venture located in Menlo Park and Oakland,
California. BUILD's 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. By encouraging students to develop their
own small businesses, BUILD extends traditional entrepreneurial
education far beyond the classroom and provides students with real-
world business experiences.
Position Description and Definition of Success
The E1 Program Manager will be a critical player at BUILD,
responsible for managing the Entrepreneurs 1 program, an academic
elective for 9th graders. S/he will manage BUILD teachers and
manage the BUILD Mentor Program, recruiting, screening and training
mentors from the local business and educational communities.
Reporting to the Regional Site Director, this position provides a
unique opportunity to directly impact the success of a young,
rapidly growing nonprofit that has received national recognition.
Criteria for Success for the E1 Program Manager:
Successful recruitment of professional mentors to ensure a
2:1 ratio in all Entrepreneurs 1 classes
90% student retention in the Entrepreneurs 1 program
90% mentor retention in the Entrepreneurs 1 program
Successful planning of three student showcases and the
Annual Business Plan Competition
Type of Position: Full Time
Timeline: Start Date ASAP
Support: support from BUILD program assistant, volunteer mentors,
and BUILD staff (as necessary)
The primary responsibility of the E1 program manager is to ensure
that ~100 students and ~45 mentors have a positive, rewarding
experience and are prepared to move into BUILD's youth business
Manage E1 Teachers Manage four E1 teachers, helping them
to achieve success as defined by internal BUILD metrics. Observe
classrooms on a weekly basis, and provide constructive feedback.
Conduct weekly check-in meetings to problem solve student issues and
stay abreast of classroom concerns.
Manage the E1 Mentor Program - Recruit, train and manage 45
young professional mentors from the Bay Area to work with a team of
BUILD students one evening per week. Ensure mentor satisfaction
through ongoing communication, working with teachers to resolve
issues. Conduct mid-year and end-of-year surveys to determine
satisfaction and success. Support volunteers in helping to keep
students goal-oriented and motivated.
Plan Annual Business Plan Competition Oversee all
logistics for the end of year Business Plan Competition and three
practice competitions, including the coordination of transportation,
venue, judges and staff.
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 2006-2007school year.
Plan Enriching Field Trips and Guest Speakers - Plan one
business related field trip for all students. Recruit, invite and
schedule guest speakers on various topics. Plan one end-of-year
college tour for all E1 students.
Help Students Improve Academically - Regularly monitor,
assess and report student GPAs to BUILD and conduct one-on-one
meetings with at risk students.
Excellent Project Management skills Candidates must be
detail-oriented, extremely organized and able to prioritize and
manage multiple projects at once
Excellent Management Skills Candidates must have
management experience and should have a proven track record of
helping staff (preferably teachers) achieve success
Excellent Relationship Building Skills Candidates must
have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate
comfortably in diverse communities and with various types of people
(youth, parents, volunteers and corporate partners).
Minimum of 1 year teaching experience (experience with under-
resourced youth preferred)
High Energy, Creative and Flexible Candidates should be
creative in their approach to building relationships with local
corporations, small businesses and mentors and be willing to handle
new and evolving roles as directed by organization growth
Successful BUILD staff members are entrepreneurial, creative,
flexible, collegial, hard working and demonstrate a strong ethical
fiber. The ideal candidate:
Enjoys motivating and inspiring under-resourced youth
Comfortable directly addressing racial and socioeconomic
issues that arise in under-resourced communities
Is committed to using entrepreneurship as a vehicle to move
students into better educational opportunities
Has the ability to work and communicate comfortably in
Is a self starter and thrives in a casual, yet fast-paced
Enjoys collaborating with a dynamic group of committed young
Will have the desire and commitment to make BUILD a
successful social enterprise
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to
Chantal Laurie at chantal@... fax to 510-836-8987 or mail to
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 253, Oakland, CA 94612.