POSITION SUMMARY

The Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship has a phenomenal opportunity for a teacher-centric Program Director who is committed to serving underprivileged youth in the Bay. The talented Program Director will oversee, manage and direct NFTE’s program strategy and implementation within the school districts of San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.
 
As a Program Director, you will be instrumental in maintaining and developing relationships with district leaders, school administrators, teachers, and local colleges and universities as well as attracting and developing relationships with new schools, networks and potential partners. Lead the annual Semi-Final business plan competition and partner with the Executive Director on the execution of the Regional competition. 
 
In collaboration with the Executive Director, and Program Manager, you will design and execute volunteer initiatives with corporate partners.  Help build relationships with new partners who can provide and/or monitor volunteers.

Specific Responsibilities 

  • Serve as chief liaison between NFTE programs, school site administrators, school district leaders and other key partners, coordinating ongoing activities to inform and engage them.
  • Lead the identification and design opportunities to expand the program in key districts throughout the Bay Area.
  • Spearhead the accreditation of NFTE’s curriculum as a UC a-g elective class in all school districts we operate in.
  • Create a sales strategy to expand to new schools including overseeing the development of supporting materials.
  • Gain access to student data from key school districts and work in concert with NFTE’s research and evaluation team to utilize that data to inform our delivery on key outcomes.
  • Design regional support services for teachers to build their business knowledge and skills in teaching entrepreneurship experientially, including ongoing professional development, classroom observations and teacher communication.
  • Analyze student outcomes and teacher performance and implement initiatives to improve program and teacher performance.
  • Actively participate in National Program Team initiatives, representing NFTE Bay Area in the larger network of program staff, sharing best practices for implementation in Bay Area.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and Program Manager to
  • Lead program implementation of the Digital Classroom, ensuring achievement of objectives, budget management and adherence to grant requirements.
  • Lead the management of the NFTE Launch alumni program.  Lead efforts to showcase NFTE alumni and connect them to resources that help in their personal and professional development.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; an advanced degree in business, education or policy is preferred.
  • Minimum two to four years’ experience teaching middle school or high school, working closely to develop teachers and/or principals or developing and implementing system-wide strategies is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working in OUSD or SFUSD and/or familiarity with school districts is strongly preferred.
  • People management experience is preferred.
  • Strategic planning and implementation as well as excellent project management experience a must.
  • Team player, able to work independently and collaboratively, displaying strong leadership and organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Creativity, capacity to manage ambiguity and entrepreneurial spirit a must
  • Familiarity with CRM databases is preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail orientation required.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite, comfortable using technology and interested in how technology can better educational outcomes.