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Program Manager, California Division

Program Manager

California Division, Regions 1 & 2 [map]
Full-Time
Salary Range: $90,840-$100,336, DOE


Position Description: Under the direction of the State Director, the Program Manager acts as primary liaison between the AVID organization, the districts and sites. The Program Manager oversees both implementation and quality of the implementation of AVID at the district level or site level through district directors. Responsible for maintaining a high level of responsiveness to the needs of the program or district sites. Provides services that support districts and sites through district directors that include, but are not limited to: onboarding, coaching, consultation, classroom visits, helping to develop structure of the delivery teams, establishing data collection procedures, protocols and analysis as part of creating a system of continuous improvement, and increasing access to students, teachers, and administrators to the AVID College Readiness System, as part of districts’ strategic plan (schoolwide/districtwide) for college readiness. The Program Manager also assists in planning and delivering appropriate and relevant professional learning or internal and external teams, as determined by supervisor.

Essential Duties:
  • Provide overall leadership for the support of quality implementation and retention of the AVID College Readiness System through District Directors in assigned school districts
  • Maintain knowledge of educational research, trends, and AVID’s alignment with the strategic plans of school district partners
  • Serve as a liaison and provide overall support to districts and sites through District Directors
  • Coordinate and facilitate training and events, maintaining a calendar based on needs and services for continual partner support
  • Monitor progress in terms of available quantitative and qualitative effectiveness in implementation and institutionalization (both internally and externally); provide information to district or site directors
  • Utilize the AVID coaching model to support, enhance, and deepen the fidelity of implementation
  • Train temporary staff development personnel
  • Perform quality control reviews and monitor the effectiveness of the program through information sessions, data collection/analysis and program certification
  • Use data collection to determine resources needed to increase program quality and effectiveness
  • Work closely with the division and state office to monitor temporary staff development personnel relative to team progress and completion of training goals for assigned districts and sites
  • Identify problems and facilitate collaborative team conversations about possible solutions to problems involving quality implementation and evaluation of AVID program work
  • As appropriate, assist with preparation of strand, syllabi, site team or other educational materials
  • Provide information sessions upon request to increase public awareness of the benefits and unique attributes of AVID
  • Support professional learning at AVID Summer Institutes and through ADL training and other events as assigned such as: AVID elective workshop, division showcases, District Director meetings and workshops, PATH to Schoolwide trainings and Leadership for College Readiness
  • Communicate and collaborate with AVID Center headquarters and cross-divisionally as needed to achieve organizational goals
  • Maintain communication pipelines through the AVID newsletter and other forms of social media
  • Provide outreach and support beyond AVID events to build relationships and credibility with districts
  • Participate in personal professional learning to keep skills and knowledge current
  • Serve as a strand observer and coach upon request
  • Travel as required by the position (estimated 50% or more)
Other Duties:
  • Perform other similar duties assigned by the Company
Minimum Qualifications: The Program Manager must provide evidence or demonstrate the following:
  • Success in developing and supervising programs and curriculum
  • Ability to motivate individuals as they work collaboratively in teams
  • Demonstrate and promote a growth mindset when working with others
  • Success in the delivery and planning of professional learning for adult learners
  • Ability to work remotely, independently, and with minimal oversight while maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction
  • Flexibility, adaptability and creativity in problem solving when faced with complex adaptive challenges
  • Knowledge and experience implementing powerful programs into schools and school systems, like AVID or other similar equity-driven achievement gap closing programs for all students
  • Strong character traits expected of a leader that include, but are not limited to: respectful treatment of colleagues and others, integrity, honesty and a positive work ethic
  • Ability to identify problems and facilitate collaborative team conversations about possible solutions to problems involving quality implementation and evaluation of AVID program work
  • Strong verbal communication skills; ability to speak effectively when interacting with others or presenting information
  • Strong written communication skills with the ability to compose correspondence and reports
  • Effective use of technology tools for communication, planning, management and presentations
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse, complex system and in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to achieve high levels of customer satisfaction (both internal and external) through attention to responsive and quality service
  • Possess valid state driver’s license
Experience and Education:*
Required
  • Bachelor's degree in education or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years successful teaching experience
  • Experience in working with diverse student and school community populations
  • Experience as an AVID elective teacher, site coordinator, lead, staff developer and/or District Director
Preferred
  • Master's Degree or higher
  • Elementary and Secondary experience and training
  • A valid state-approved credential, endorsement or certificate in a supervisory, managerial, coaching, Administrative and/or other similar equivalent area(s)
  • Successful Administrative or management experience at a school and/or district level
*Allowable Substitutions: Any combination of experience and training which provides the incumbent/applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work, as determined by the AVID Center. Qualifying work experience, as identified by the Senior Director, Human Resources and Organizational Development, may substitute for the education preference.

First Review of Applications: This job will remain open until filled, however, we will begin reviewing applications on October 6th. Applications received after this date may not receive consideration by the hiring committee. Anticipate first round interviews by mid-October.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and or ability required and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the position. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

AVID Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, colors, sex, gender expression, national origin, marital status or physical disability or mental disability.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

To apply: Please upload a letter of interest and resume by clicking here.

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