The Nellie Mae Education Foundation, the largest philanthropy in New England dedicated exclusively to education, is seeking nominations and applications for a Program Officer, Educator Capacity (Program Officer). Nellie Mae concentrates its grantmaking strategy on improving educational outcomes and college readiness for all students, especially underserved learners, through systems change in support of Student-Centered Learning (SCL) programs and schools. Student-Centered Learning approaches value personalized and competency based learning techniques that both encourage students to take ownership in their education and to seek learning anytime, anywhere. Nellie Mae, together with its education and policy partners across New England, is leading the way in seeking education reform that brings SCL to the country’s existing public school systems.
This is a unique opportunity to help shape a key area of grantmaking and investment for the Foundation. The Program Officer will have an opportunity to participate in the national conversation around empowering educators to play a leadership role in decision making, giving teachers roles and responsibilities along with the support to take on leadership roles, collectively and individually. With grant funding through 2020 and potentially beyond, the Program Officer will play a critical role in helping to shape the Foundation’s work in this area.
As an integral member of the research team and reporting to the Director of Research, the Program Officer will support Nellie Mae’s funding partnerships with schools, districts, and organizations that are working to build teacher and administrator capacity and take new and innovative leadership positions in schools, districts and state policy conversations. S/he will oversee existing and new grant making strategies from conception to execution. This will include the design and implementation of new grant partnerships that support stakeholders as they build educator capacity and leadership which includes guiding the research and grant making program design and implementation. S/he will also monitor and manage existing grant relationships.
The Program Officer must have a deep commitment to the Foundation’s mission to promote accessibility, quality, and effectiveness of education for the underserved in the six New England States. S/he will ideally have four to six years experience as a teacher or experience in grants management and/or the nonprofit sector.
Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nellie Mae Education Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, candidates of color, and people of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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