Program Manager, Tutors for All
Third Sector New England - Boston, MA

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Organization Description A fiscally-sponsored program of Third Sector New England (TSNE), Tutors for All (T4A) bridges the achievement one student at a time. Through the creation of partnerships between colleges, public schools and community agencies, we offer under-served urban adolescents the systematic individualized instruction they need in order to thrive. Students in the Tutors for All programs have shown dramatically improved MCAS scores, significantly higher grades in their high school classes, and renewed and deeper confidence in their academic abilities.

Job Summary Full-time program managers are expected to run at least five successful tutorial programs over the course of a year. These programs drive dramatic improvements in the academic skills of large numbers of previously under-served public school students and represent Tutors for All’s core "product." We are only as good as our programs, and hence only as good as our program managers.

Please note that this position runs through May 15, 2015 but may be continued at the sole discretion of T4A. All Tutors for All and Third Sector New England employment is at-will.

Essential Job Functions
  • Work with Executive Director and school representative to set up the basic parameters of each program: who, what, where, when, why.
  • Adapt Tutors for All materials around curriculum, student accountability, and tutor professionalism to particular school and program.
  • Hire coordinator, lead tutors and tutors.
  • Provide Tutors for All curriculum and professional development to staff.
  • Help coordinator and lead tutors meet their responsibilities and hold them accountable.
  • Handle requests from school for different uses of space, etc.
  • Inform school of student attendance.
  • Reassign tutors and students as necessary due to absences.
  • Ensure that tutors in programs managed are paid through the appropriate sources.
  • Ensure the "publishing" of progress reports.
  • Compile student accountability data and communicate it to students, parents and school.
When not running programs:
  • Work to evaluate, consolidate, improve, and document crucial elements of Tutors for All programs: curriculum, training, relationships with schools, etc.
Supervisory responsibilities
  • Hire coordinator and lead tutors.
  • In collaboration with executive director, provide curriculum and professional development to staff.
  • Help coordinator and lead tutors meet their responsibilities and hold them accountable.
  • Reassign tutors and students as necessary due to absences.
  • Ensure that tutors in programs managed are paid through the appropriate sources.
Qualifications
  • At least one year's experience in education or related field;
  • Proven commitment to meeting the educational needs of traditionally underserved youth;
  • Experience working in high-performing and dynamic environments;
  • At least one year of experience supervising staff in said environment;
  • Knowledge of appropriately leveled public school curriculum, especially as pertains to the Common Core, PARCC, and MCAS;
  • Eagerness to reflect on and improve performance.
Special Requirements
  • Willingness and ability to work from multiple locations over the course of the year (e.g., schools, Tutors for All office, home);
  • Willingness and ability to effectively manage competing demands from Tutors for All and two client schools;
  • Willingness and ability to own projects from start to finish;
  • Adherence to strict professional standards regarding to conduct, dress, timeliness, etc., as well as the willingness and ability to hold others to said standards.
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