BetterLesson.com, a social curriculum sharing site for teachers, is embarking on a large scale project to revolutionize teacher-to-teacher learning. We need to bring on a talented, inspired program director to take ownership of and oversee every aspect of the operation.
About the Position: The new BL team member will be in a senior position and should have the experience and talents to match. Basically, the project aims to support teacher-to-teacher learning by undertaking a large scale, content development and dissemination project. The Senior Program Manager (SPD) will take responsibility for the execution of this new program, reporting directly to a BL Co-Founder. The SPD will manage several BetterLesson FTEs, including two Project Associates, in addition to a team of consultants. The SPD will work with the BL Co-Founder to oversee all program strategy, with the BL CFO to manage the budget, and with the Project Associates to manage all execution and evaluation.
About you: The SPD must have spent considerable time in the education space (ideally both in the classroom and in coaching or teacher development roles), have 5+ years management experience, be a self-directed and diligent teammate, produce compelling verbal and written communication, be comfortable working very hard in the service of a social mission, be detail-oriented but also able to participate in high-level strategy, and be capable of working well and calmly within a fast-paced startup environment. Experience with curriculum and instruction will be very important for this role.
Nice to haves — not required: Experience managing large-scale grants, product development/management expertise, experience working to close the achievement gap, a solid sense of humor, background working with and managing teachers, ping pong skills, personal teaching or classroom experience, business development experience, a rapier wit, a sunny disposition. Oh- and a comfort with data …the SPD will be responsible for an evaluation component — so not hating math/stats would be a plus (though we have enough math geeks around that we can compensate if needed)!
TO APPLY: Please send CV and a brief-but-impressive note to firstname.lastname@example.org
More about BetterLesson
BetterLesson is a social curriculum sharing site for teachers — we capture and share the inspiring and effective practices of great teachers for the benefit of all teachers and students. We are committed to saving educators from “reinventing the wheel.” By using BetterLesson as an organizational and sharing platform, educators lesson plan more efficiently and effectively, allowing them to give warranted focus to creating innovative content, delivering innovative content, grading, tutoring, analyzing data, communicating with parents, and finishing paperwork. Oh, and sleeping.
We are also committed to connecting educators within and across diverse instructional and geographic communities. Our first core principle is that meaningful collaboration among educators is the key to creating and delivering the highest quality instruction. We offer our core, BetterLesson.com site free to all educators and offer a Premium feature suite to districts and organizations who wish to use BL as their home for curriculum and instruction. Current customer partners include KIPP, DC Public Schools, LA Unified, Chelsea Public Schools, The New Teacher Project, Achievement First, and Rocketship Education.