Program Manager, Greater Boston
Education Pioneers - Boston, MA

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Program Manager, Greater Boston

Position Location: Boston

Position Overview
Education Pioneers seeks a highly-organized, collaborative, and talented individual to manage the planning and implementation of our Graduate School Fellowship and Analyst Fellowship in Greater Boston. This role focuses on executing strategies which directly align with and support our long-term outcomes of “increasing top talent in education” and “preparing leaders to lead.” Reporting to the Director, Greater Boston & New England, the Program Manager will serve as the primary agent to select and onboard Graduate School and Analyst Fellows, support high-impact project work, and facilitate a powerful and transformational experience for the local cohorts. The Program Manager, Greater Boston will engage with Education Pioneers team members across the country, as well as Fellowship candidates, current Fellows, and Partner organizations.

Primary Responsibilities
The primary responsibilities of the Program Manager, Greater Boston will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Implement a transformative and outstanding Fellowship experience for Graduate School and Analyst Fellows
* Match organizations with Fellows and support both Fellows and Partners throughout the placement process;
* Serve as lead facilitator for signature elements of the Fellowship experience, including leadership development trainings, summer workshops, professional development convenings and networking events;
* Manage relationships with Partners and Fellows to assure high impact project work;
* Effectively monitor and evaluate the success of the Greater Boston cohort and the Greater Boston Fellowship Programs as a whole

Induct Greater Boston Fellows into a network of impactful education leaders
* In collaboration with the Director, Greater Boston & New England, maintain strong relationships and ongoing communication with Partners to match organizations with talent that meets their needs;
* Adapt national program resources to address local context and incorporate local issues;
* Serve as a skilled coach, mentor and guide for Fellows, providing direct and targeted support regarding their Fellowship experience, ongoing professional development and long-term career planning, and induction in our Alumni network

Contribute to our local strategy to improve effectiveness of the education sector
* Collaborate with the Greater Boston site team in implementing meaningful and relevant engagement opportunities for Education Pioneers Alumni;
* Engage Greater Boston Alumni to support the Graduate School Fellowship and Analyst Fellowship as Partners, speakers/panelists, and mentors to current Fellows;
* Represent Education Pioneers at events in the broader community to build our brand and presence in Greater Boston and New England

Support our national strategy to recruit, select, and place a diverse group of talented graduate students into the Greater Boston Graduate School Fellowship and Analyst Fellowship Programs
* Represent Education Pioneers at local recruiting events and generate excitement for our program among prospective applicants;
* Conduct in-depth interviews with applicants to assess their candidacy;
* Plan and execute Group Interview Days to evaluate candidates’ contributions to a collaborative environment;
* Work closely with Greater Boston site team and the national Recruiting, Admissions and Placement team to make final decisions regarding admissions into the Graduate School Fellowship and Analyst Fellowship

Experience and Qualifications:
* Graduate degree required
* Three or more years of relevant professional experience including teaching, coaching/mentoring, professional development, content design, program design and management, recruiting, or talent placement
* Superb facilitation, networking, and presentation skills required
* Strong knowledge of the current K-12 education reform landscape required; significant education reform experience in Massachusetts preferred
* Extensive skill in relationship building with team members and external partners
* Experience successfully delivering a program in a fast-paced environment and facilitating discussion among diverse groups of adults
* Ability to work in and across several communication platforms (online alumni community, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) and internal systems (Salesforce, Google Docs and Intranet)
* Education Pioneers Alumni are encouraged to apply

Personal Characteristics:
* A strong commitment to Education Pioneers’ mission and core values of courage, optimism, collaboration, and action
* Independent, highly organized, and detail-oriented self-starter
* Energetic, hard-working, and enthusiastic team player
* Flexible, resourceful, and persistent change agent
* Creative, imaginative, and innovative problem solver
* Principled leader with high ethical standards

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