The person hired will be Program Manager/Trainer for Open Circle, an Action Project of Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College. Open Circle provides a unique, evidence-based social and emotional learning program for grades K-5 aimed at: 1) proactively developing children’s skills for recognizing and managing emotions, empathy, positive relationships and problem solving, and 2) helping schools develop a community where students feel safe, cared for and engaged in learning. OVERVIEW Collaborate with Director to design, develop, and evaluate Open Circle’s professional development programs, curricula and materials. Provide high-quality training and coaching to participants in Open Circle’s professional development programs. RESPONSIBILITIES Program Management Design, develop, evaluate and oversee Open Circle’s programs. Research, evaluate and author curricula and program materials. Research and author articles for newsletters and other publications. Contribute to discussions and decisions about Open Circle’s leadership. Program Delivery Provide training and coaching to participants in Open Circle programs (NOTE: training schedule is very busy during the summer months). Grade papers for students receiving graduate credit in conjunction with Open Circle training programs. Frequent travel within Massachusetts and periodic travel out of state. Outreach Build strong relationships with principals, administrators, and other key decision-makers at prospect and existing schools and districts. Provide presentations about Open Circle via webinars and at conferences, workshops and meetings. Administrative Track and issue professional development hours. Update session info in database based on Training Agreement. Process registration changes and cancellations for on-site trainings & workshops. Other Contribute to planning and facilitation of Open Circle staff meetings and staff professional development activities. Work with the rest of the OC team to Refine/define work flow processes for efficiencies and best use of technology.
At least 3 years of experience providing training and coaching Demonstrated success in researching, designing and evaluating curricula and professional development programs Demonstrated experience in effective program management and leadership Experience working in schools Experience and proficiency working in culturally and economically diverse communities Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others Excellent verbal, interpersonal, communication, and relationship-building skills Self-aware, reflective, and interested in ongoing social and emotional growth Excellent writing skills, experience with a variety of writing forms (e.g. articles, curricula, book chapters, correspondence) Ability to offer and receive constructive feedback; operate with a growth mindset (i.e. a desire to continually enhance one’s skills) Ability to problem-solve and to remain calm in stressful or unexpected situations Organized, efficient, ability to handle multiple tasks and effective at time management Proficiency with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint required Experience with or desire to learn Adobe InDesign, Survey Monkey, and FileMaker or other database software preferred Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred Ability to transport training materials Bachelor’s degree or 5-7 years equivalent experience; master’s degree preferred Open Circle is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive team because we serve educators, students and families from tremendously diverse backgrounds and identities; we’ve seen how our program and impact are strengthened the more we reflect that diversity. In addition, we have found (and we believe the research) that diverse teams are higher-performing, and we embrace the varied perspectives that our team members share with each other.
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