The Sr. Program Coordinator is a key member of the Making Caring Common (MCC) team. With general oversight and direction from MCC's Faculty Director, they will oversee and manage MCC's work with schools, including work to deepen the impact of our college admissions work with high schools, our national KIND Schools Challenge, our Youth Advisory Board, and our Caring Schools program. They also will disseminate school-based surveys, recruit schools for a variety of projects, and cultivate and maintain relationships with teachers and school leaders.
Deepen the impact of our college admissions project by working with high schools to encourage adoption of related moral/ethical development strategies, along with strategies aimed at reducing achievement pressure and/or increasing equity and access in the college admissions process. Caring Schools
With oversight from the Faculty Director and in collaboration with other members of the MCC team, research and develop ideas to reimagine our Caring Schools program. The program will not be operational in 2017/2018 to allow time for planning and re-launch.
Once re-launched, oversee and manage Caring Schools program. This may include, for example, administration of a survey to schools, development and dissemination of strategies and resources, and facilitation of virtual and in-person professional development opportunities.
KIND Schools Challenge
Manage all aspects of outreach and recruitment of schools
Coordinate application process and select finalists and winning team
Support finalist teams with project implementation
Communicate with funding organization on a regular basis, particularly around project launch, selection process, and announcement of winners
Develop content related to the challenge, including data to support the project and a toolkit based on best practices
Youth Advisory Board
Manage all aspects of outreach and recruitment of YAB members
Coordinate application process and selection of YAB members
Maintain communication with YAB members and their parents/guardians, as needed
Facilitate regular virtual meetings with YAB members
Support the creation and implementation of special projects
Recruit new schools/educators/administrators/students for various MCC projects, including KIND Schools, Youth Advisory Board, survey participation, strategy piloting/testing, our work with high schools around college admissions, and other programs/initiatives as needed.
Dissemination of strategies to schools, including collaborating with partner organizations with broad reach into schools and one-on-one communication with administrators and educators.
Hiring and supervising student interns as needed.
Managing any relevant IRB protocols
Communicating with other relevant HGSE departments, such as the Trademark Office, Finance, and Office of Sponsored Projects.
This is a one year term position with possibility of renewal
Salary Grade: 055
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Bachelor's degree and 2 years experience or minimum four years of related experience. Previous experience working in the educational sector. Experience with project coordination.
Candidates wishing to be considered must provide a cover letter in addition to their resume.
Candidates must indicate in their cover letter or resume how they meet basic qualifications.
Finalists may be asked to provide writing samples and/or samples of their work
Advanced degree preferred. Ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of MCC's issues. Strong public speaking, verbal, and written communication skills and an ability to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies. Experience managing a program budget. High level of comfort in a fast-paced, high-energy, entrepreneurial environment. Ability to multitask against competing demands and deadlines. Is knowledgeable of (or can quickly come up to speed on), passionate about, and committed to the MCC mission.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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