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Job Opening: Entrepreneurs 1 Program Manager, BUILD (Oakland)

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    ENTREPRENEURS 1 PROGRAM MANAGER (OAKLAND, CA) About BUILD BUILD is a social venture located in Menlo Park and Oakland, California. BUILD s mission is to
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 23, 2006

      About BUILD
      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

      Position Requirements
      Type of Position: Full Time
      Timeline: Start Date ASAP
      Support: support from BUILD program assistant, volunteer mentors,
      and BUILD staff (as necessary)

      Position Responsibilities:
      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
      diverse communities
      • Is a self starter and thrives in a casual, yet fast-paced
      entrepreneurial environment
      • 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.
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