About the Organization
Pivot Learning is a nonprofit organization of K-12 education experts working shoulder-to-shoulder with districts, charter management organizations (CMOs) and schools to address the biggest challenges they face. We partner with education leaders at all levels and provide them with the knowledge, skills and support proven to strengthen educational systems and transform teaching and learning.
About the Position
We are currently seeking a Program Manager to join the Pivot team. This position will be responsible for a portfolio of work, including managing networks of school districts, and managing key partnerships such as Pivot’s collaborative project with Foster Ed.
The Program Manager will be primarily responsible for the successful execution of these projects, and for contributing to the overall programmatic direction and strategy. The Program Manager must also be able to successfully build long-term relationships with partners, districts, CMOs, and schools, and will support the sustainability and scalability of Pivot’s work after each project ends.
The ideal candidate would be committed to Pivot’s mission, and have strong project management skills. They would also have solid communication, facilitation, and technical assistance skills and have experience developing resources, including web-based resources, for educators. This position should have experience working with schools, districts or charters and knowledge of teaching and learning.
This is a full-time, Exempt position based out of Pivot’s Oakland, CA office. Monthly travel to project sites across California will be required, including rural locations.
For All Projects in Portfolio:
· Serve as project manager, developing and managing a project plan for each project, and successfully execute on project plan, achieving major deliverables against deadlines.
· Lead regular (weekly) meetings of the project teams to ensure progress is being made, to troubleshoot, and make revisions to work moving forward.
· Develop and/or maintain productive relationships with Local Education Agency (LEA) partners to support successful collaboration with Pivot.
· Develop and/or maintain productive relationships with all non-LEA partners, research partners, County or State partners, support providers, etc.
· Develop and/or revise resources for all projects. This includes building on Pivot’s processes, developing training materials, toolkits and resource libraries for districts and schools, etc. Ensure that content is easily accessible on various platforms.
· As needed, provide information to Pivot’s funders, board of directors, and other audiences.
· Coordinate with Pivot staff in other projects and/or portfolios, to ensure that our work is aligned.
· Superb project management skills, including the ability to set priorities and track multiple timelines. Ability to drive a project to completion.
· Experience effectively managing problem-solving teams using data-driven decision making to implement a continuous improvement cycle to address student academic and behavioral needs as they arise.
· Experience collaborating with multiple stakeholders and support providers to provide students with timely supports necessary to improve educational outcomes.
· Adaptability and capacity to solve problems both efficiently and collaboratively, and both creatively and strategically.
· Experience working in or with K-12 education, ideally at district or state level.
· Exceptional communication skills, written and oral.
· Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with diverse groups and individuals and the ability to work effectively with educators, researchers, and partner organizations.
· Strong facilitation skills, including the capacity to facilitate meetings and technical assistance engagements (e.g. professional development, coaching, etc.).
· Experience with content development in academic intervention and prevention.
· Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in related field preferred.
· A commitment to the mission and vision of Pivot Learning and a desire to continually broaden and deepen the organization’s impact
· Knowledge of effective Multi-Tiered Systems of Support/Response to Intervention (RTI)/Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Knowledge of best practices in social-emotional learning.
· Knowledge of special education systems; elementary or secondary education experience and district management experience.
· Knowledge of best practices, and experience with, management of networks. Experience leading and/or participating in networks of educators, LEAs, etc. a plus
· Knowledge of California’s LCAP context. Knowledge of the Common Core State Standards in ELA and mathematics.
· Experience working with data systems in the education sector preferred.
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