Opportunities are knockin’

We all have so much to be thankful for, like this awesome newsletter that arrives in your inbox full of relevant career opportunities just for you!  As the new year approaches, some of you might be looking for a new challenge or change of scenary.  In this issue, you’ll find some exciting job listings from Citizen Schools, On-Ramps, the San Francisco Teacher Residency,  Save the Children, Peace First and more! 

From Citizen Schools

Development and Civic Engagement (DCE) Manager (TEXAS) will have the unique opportunity to support expanded learning time as an essential component of school turnaround efforts in Houston with an eye towards expansion to other key urban centers throughout the state.The DCE Manager will join Citizen Schools at a critical juncture nationally, in which the organization is leveraging its record of improving student outcomes to effect political change and transform education across the country. The DCE Manager will support the fundraising efforts of Citizen Schools Texas, working closely with the Executive Director and Operations Manager to realize the full potential of relationships with donors and volunteers in Texas, and driving the generation of resources required to further scale Citizen Schools’ innovative and proven program model. The DCE Manager will support all aspects of fundraising including funder portfolio management, research, preparing and executing presentations, managing systems for tracking donors and prospects, and event planning. The DCE Manager will work closely with the Executive Director to represent Citizen Schools at a wide range of brand-building and cultivation events. The DCE Manager will also support the maintenance and development of relationships with partner organizations (corporations and civic organizations) that provide Citizen Schools with a variety of resources including volunteers, funds and in-kind donations. This is a full-time position located in Houston, Texas and reporting to the Executive Director, Texas.

Director of Development and Civic Engagement (NEW MEXICO) will have the unique opportunity to ensure that expanded learning time is an essential component of school turnaround efforts throughout the state. Citizen Schools is currently partnered with schools in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Mescalero. The Director will join Citizen Schools at a critical juncture nationally, in which the organization is leveraging its record of improving student outcomes to effect political change and transform education across the country. The Director will be responsible for realizing the full potential of relationships with donors and volunteers in New Mexico, and driving the generation of resources required to further scale Citizen Schools’ innovative and proven program model.  The Director will lead on fundraising and volunteer strategy (including recruitment, management and retention), will recruit volunteers, and manage relationships with partners.  This is a full-time role based in Albuquerque reporting to the Executive Director, Citizen Schools New Mexico, and working closely with the national Chief Development Officer and Chief Civic Engagement Officer, both of whom are located at the Citizen Schools Headquarters in Boston.

Campus Director (East Palo Alto, CA) to lead a Citizen Schools program, engaging 80+ middle school youth, 30+ community volunteers, and 5-15 full-time and part-time staff. This is an exciting opportunity to simultaneously be the principal of your program, the mayor of your campus, and the executive director of a small business – all within a national organization whose mission is educating children and strengthening communities. Campus Directors are responsible for supervising, coaching and developing staff; creating a culture of achievement on their campuses; developing deep relationships with teachers and administrators at the school and with families; recruiting and managing volunteers; refining and implementing curricula; recruiting students for the program; and coordinating campus logistics. The ideal candidates for the Campus Director role possess a passion for narrowing achievement gaps in education, a commitment to community building, and experience in education and staff development.

Deputy Campus Director (NEW JERSEY)

From Commongood

Manager of Development Systems and Services (Boston) to lead our organization in harnessing the potential of our Salesforce system for mission-critical data management and reporting. Reporting directly to the Director of Partnerships, he or she will drive the expansion of our existing system, implemented in April of 2011, into a powerful tool for informing operations such as tracking relationships, activities, and opportunities within our network. In addition to shaping the architecture of this system, he or she will partner with cross-functional leadership in designing a robust suite of reports and solutions to meet data needs even as these needs evolve with organizational growth.

Program Officer, The Stupski Foundation (San Francisco) will have primary responsibility for a cohort of learning labs in high schools throughout the country and will cultivate strong relationships with the students, teachers, principals and district leadership at each site.  S/he will serve as the liaison between the foundation and the schools, serving as the voice of the learning labs internally and providing support, coaching and instructional expertise to each lab.  S/he will have the opportunity to build on the early successes of the model while playing a role in the continual improvement and innovation of the curriculum, programming and school support.  For more information about The Stupski Foundation, please visit our web site at http://www.Stupski.org

Executive Director, Breakthrough Silicon Valley who will have primary responsibility for leadership of all aspects of the organization.  The Executive Director will have the opportunity to build on a strong base and continue the organization’s development and expansion, build on strong community relationships, and participate in refining and implementing our organizational vision.  For more information about BSV, please visit our web site at http://www.breakthroughsv.org.

Executive Director, Greenlight Fund (Philadelphia) to lead the launch and establishment of GreenLight Philadelphia, the organization’s first expansion into a new city.  Reporting to the GreenLight Fund Executive Director and Co-Founder, this entrepreneurial leader will build the GreenLight Philadelphia Selection Advisory Council, run the diligence and selection process to identify organizations for support, support expanding organizations as they launch and grow in Philadelphia, and engage a wide variety of stakeholders in this work.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a results-oriented and inspiring leader to bring a proven model of growing high-performing nonprofits to Philadelphia and engaging individuals and companies from the entrepreneurial business world and private-sector investors.

Chief Communications and Development Officer (New York) to join the senior leadership team of Credit Where Credit is Due.  Reporting directly to the CEO, the CCDO will design and execute a robust communications and development strategy to bring CWCID’s financial services model to scale.  Responsibilities include overseeing efforts to reposition our brand and enhance our visibility; and cultivating the capital, partners, and resources needed to advance our fundraising and earned revenue objectives.  Internally, the CCDO will be accountable for designing, building and managing a growing Development team.  The Chief Communications and Development Officer will work closely with the CEO and the Board of Directors to build on the organization’s success and position CWCID as a national leader in the emerging financial inclusion field.

Chief of Staff, UNCF (Washington, D.C.) to provide high level support to the President and CEO of UNCF as the organization continues in an exciting phase of reinvention.  Serving as a trusted advisor and resource, the Chief of Staff will be an important link in the communication between the President/CEO and both internal staff and external constituents and will help direct attention and resources to priority matters to ensure effective leverage of the President/CEO. Reporting directly to the President/CEO with a dotted line reporting relationship to the Vice President of Finance and Administration, the Chief of Staff will work cross-functionally and serves as a key oversight resource, ensuring that critical projects are completed in a timely and efficient manner and the ultimate results are communicated out to the appropriate stakeholders.  This is a unique opportunity to work across all initiatives of the United Negro College Fund and to contribute to increasing the organization’s impact on the field of educational access.

From Peace First

Director, Peace First Prize (Boston) to transform the Peace First Prize from an idea to a fully operating reality, and in the process, help position Peace First as a national leader in the field of youth peacemaking. The Director must have the ability to manage multiple projects and the entrepreneurial spirit and creative hunger to bring a well planned and ambitious project into its first cycle of operations.

From Save the Children

Program Specialist to provide technical and management assistance to partners to ensure the effective coordination, implementation and monitoring of partnerships and programs within the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative footprint (Parkside/Kennilworth). Under the supervision of the National Director, Programs & Partnerships, the Program Specialist oversees the implementation of the integrated programming at the assigned partner sites. The Program Specialist will also work as a key member of the National Team to support the design and implementation of new initiatives and special projects with emphasis on programs delivering healthy lifestyle services across the country.

From On-Ramps

Director of Programs, CFY (NYC) is responsible for ensuring successful implementation of the key pillars of the NYC program. CFY is a national, education non-profit that helps students in low-income communities, together with their teachers and families, harness the power of digital learning to improve educational outcomes.  In NYC, CFY serves over 10,000 families in over 100 schools. This is a wonderful opportunity for an entrepreneurial and mission-driven individual to have broad and deep impact on creating positive educational outcomes throughout NYC.  The ideal candidate will be a strong project manager with deep people management experience who can build relationships both inside and outside CFY to ensure program success.

Manager of Institutional Giving at Turnaround for Children will oversee all details of the proposal development process for new and existing funders and will be expected to become the administrative liaison to each funder.  The ideal candidate should have a significant level of grant writing or foundation fundraising experience, superior written communication skills and a demonstrated commitment to social justice.  This is a wonderful role for an incredibly smart, resourceful and energetic self-starter who has a successful track record of writing both quickly and persuasively.

Chief Operating Officer, TEAM Charter Schools (a KIPP region) will lead a team of senior managers in the design and execution of world-class operational support ensuring that TEAM continues to deliver exceptional performance while meeting its ambitious growth goals.  The COO will supervise the following non-instructional operational functions: facilities, technology, operations, food service, procurement, transportation, data and analytics/academic support and alumni services.  Ideal candidates for the role will possess 5+ years of progressively increasing operational management experience in the context of a growing organization or business with a demonstrated ability to develop, implement and manage business systems and processes to support a growing multi-site organization.  This position will be based in Newark, NJ.

From the University of New Hampshire

Interested in sustainable development?  Citizen Schools staff alumna, Yusi Wang Turell, coordinates a master’s program in development through her work at the University of New Hampshire’s Center on Social Innovation and Finance.  The Master of Arts in Development Policy and Practice (MADPP) is a 14-month program that prepares individuals for advanced policy- and practice-oriented work in sustainable development both in the United States and in developing countries.  The format is designed for the working professional, with two short summer sessions in Durham, New Hampshire and two semesters of online study.  The training students receive in this unique interdisciplinary program allows them to further their careers, and envision a better future in U.S. domestic and international development organizations.  Applications are due on February 15, 2012, and classes start on May 21, 2012.  Contact Yusi with any questions or to apply.

From the San Francisco Teacher Residency

San Francisco Teacher Residency Program is committed to serving San Francisco Public schools by providing well prepared teachers for San Francisco’s hard-to-staff schools and subjects. SFTR provides Residents with the practical learning, hands-on experience, and ongoing support that is essential for successful careers in teaching.

From Shady Hill School

Teacher Training (TTC) provides aspiring teachers with well-guided experiences in pre-K through eighth-grade classrooms where practice merged with theory is paramount. Immersion in the classroom while studying and working alongside a talented mentor is the best way to learn how to teach. In this one year, site-based preparation program, apprentice teachers discover what teaching is all about through observation, supervised teaching, workshops, seminars, and continuous involvement in the life of the school. Many apprentices also participate in a master’s program at either Lesley University or Tufts University. Apprentices have the opportunity through the TTC to spend the spring semester in public schools. Recently, the TTC has partnered with Haggerty School in Cambridge, Watertown Middle School in Watertown, Hugh R. O’Donnell Elementary School in East Boston, and Amos A. Lawrence School in Brookline (Rick Rogers, Principal and TTC alumnus).

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