Jan 13, 2021

Program Manager

  • TEACH - To Educate All Children
  • Houston, TX, USA
Full-time Product and Program Management Education School Leadership School Support

Job Description

Who We Are:

TEACH is a community impact organization currently operating in Houston Independent School District schools located in predominantly low-income neighborhoods. TEACH focuses on empowering educators by helping them build safe and calm classrooms through intensive training and coaching on classroom management, which focuses on areas such as de-escalation, conflict resolution, building students’ self-image, and nonverbal communication. TEACH is a 501(c)3, tax-exempt charitable organization.

 

TEACH is on a trajectory of fast growth. We are creating a learning, growing, and thriving organization and need your unique set of talents and skills to help us empower more educators. Click here to learn more about TEACH’S program and results. 

 

Who We Are Looking For: 

We are seeking an instructional leader who is a strategic thinker, a strong implementer and an excellent developer of people. This Program Manager should be passionate about leading from an equity lens and providing hands on support to teachers and school leaders, including but not limited to providing in-classroom coaching, attending campus PLCs, partnering with campus administrators and becoming a part of the campus community. In addition to 1:1 observations and coaching, Program Managers are also designers and facilitators of adult learning, for small and large groups of educators along the experience spectrum. 

 

Candidates should be excited to identify, build and deepen relationships and pursue creative solutions, while executing the TEACH program (influenced by Michael Grinder), with fidelity. They should be excellent self managers, able to thrive in independent work situations where they are contributing to an overall goal and strategy, but day to day work is self-driven and responsive to their individual cohorts. 

 

In summary, the ideal candidate is excited to spend their days in classrooms and on campuses, participating in decision-making meetings, analyzing data, developing close relationships, and creating action-oriented coaching plans. A care for people, students and partners is evident in all they do.  

 

Key Responsibilities: 

Partnership Development & Partnership Management  

  • Build and maintain transformational relationships at your partner campuses, with teachers, staff, students and leaders, grounded in shared commitment to students 
  • Plan for and spend majority of time engaging in in-person, on-campus observations, coaching conversations and professional development execution. Program Managers should anticipate spending 75% of their time in-person, with educators and students. (See below for a schedule break down.)
    • While virtual engagement (via video conference or phone) might be necessary from time to time, the Program Manager position requires a commitment to frequent in-person engagement with stakeholders. In-person, on-campus work is fundamental to meeting outcomes for the programmatic team.
  • Establish yourself as a consistent, positive presence at campuses through observations, debriefs, professional development and other meetings 
    • Lead teachers and classrooms to rigorous outcomes, including building the skill and capacity of partner teachers
    • Take steps to ensure alignment with campus and district priorities
  • Engage in reflective cycles to analyze measures of impact, including tracking, analyzing and sharing qualitative and quantitative data
  • Make decisions, recommendations and coaching plans based on robust data collection and analysis
  • Share data with the broader program team to highlight successes, raise trouble areas and collaboratively problem solve
  • Design and facilitate adult learning for partner schools, including small and large group sessions 
  • Use qualitative and quantitative data (from observations, coaching conversations, campus strategic plans, etc.) to design objective-driven, program-aligned professional development 
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with other key stakeholders to represent TEACH externally

 

Excellent Team Contributions and People-Centered Leadership 

  • Contribute to a positive, productive, collaborative team culture 
  • Collaborate with other program team members to share best practices, problem solve and ensure team-wide success 
  • Engage in robust, quantitative data reflection to progress monitor and adjust strategy to increase impact
  • Participate in ongoing professional development to build skills and competencies 
  • Set and pursue a robust, responsive strategy for cohort of schools and teachers, independently executed 

 

Organizational Health & Strategic Direction 

  • Support and execute on the vision and direction for TEACH’s Program team, in alignment with the organizational vision and strategic priorities 
  • Work collaboratively with the TEACH team of Program Managers, especially the Director of Program and other Program Managers, to ensure progress to goal measures are met 
  • Maintain excellent internal systems to ensure all work is designed, documented and standardized whenever possible to accurately track evidence and impact
  • Engage in robust, data-driven reflection cycles and planning processes to ensure organizational alignment and assess progress to goal on an ongoing basis
  • Support ongoing fundraising efforts and development priorities; for example: participating in creation of materials, submission of classroom data, attendance at events 

 

Who You Are & What You’ll Do 

You have…

  • Previous classroom teaching experience (required); previous instructional coaching experience (preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 4+ years of relevant experience, school or network-based experience preferred
  • Stellar record of results setting and achieving robust instructional priorities, as evidenced by state and school-wide student assessment measures 
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including evenings and weekends 

You are…

  • You are passionate about educational equity
  • You are a risk-taker, willing to take chances and think innovatively about organizational growth 
  • You are willing to engage in tough conversations; you are a direct and proactive communicator

 

What You’re Held Accountable To & How You’ll Spend Your Time 





Impact: 100% of classrooms with TEACH coaching report significant improvements in classroom culture, student attendance and overall quality of student-teacher relationships 

 

Experience: 100% of teachers participating in TEACH program report the training and coaching they receive is highly effective and supportive 

 

Program Fidelity: Program Managers execute TEACH’s program, including individual, small and large group activities, with fidelity 

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary (range begins at $65,000), depending on experience and accomplishments
  • 100% of employee health care costs are covered by TEACH, including dental and vision
  • 401(k) retirement plan with 6% employer match
  • Cell phone and mileage reimbursement
  • Generous PTO policy:

 

    • 144 hours of PTO annually
    • Week of HISD's Spring Break 
    • Week of July 4th 
    • 2 weeks off every Christmas holiday (paid)

Reports to: Director of Program  

Start Date: June 2021

Location: Houston, Texas

 

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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