The Center for Social Organization of Schools seeks a Senior Program Officer who will be responsible to sustain high-level organizational and strategic planning efforts connected with all levels of state, district leadership and foundations as it relates to the implementation of program initiatives including the seven states' Cross State High School Redesign Cohorts and the scaling up of the Early Warning Systems in two identified states, New Mexico and Louisiana.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Support proposal development and strategic partnership with foundations, states, districts and school leadership.
Provide technical expertise to states and assigned projects.
Co-create customized presentations using appropriate platforms and tools to enhance communication among High School Redesign implementing states.
Support State DOE leadership by increasing knowledge and capacity to develop and implement evidence-based redesign plans reflecting local context and community input.
Play vital role as a member of the Everyone Graduates Center design unit by closely collaborating with the Center's Director and other members supporting mission and vision.
Customize training designs for individual states and districts inspired by the four levers of school redesign (Organizing adults, students at the center, teaching and learning and postsecondary pathways). Videos, research based-readings, digital presentations, and a variety of learning activities.
Serve as thought partner by reviewing proposals, making site visits; preparing reports; providing timely feedback to ensure successful implementation.
Co-design protocols for initiated projects.
Support planning committees of community leaders and experts as needed.
Display technical expertise with data dashboards and early warning systems.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Master's Degree in related field.
Five years of experience.
Master's Degree in Education.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Skillful communicator and empathetic listener with polished verbal and written communication skills.
Strong analytical reasoning.
Exceptional coaching techniques.
Experienced in building strong working relationships.
Excels in creative thinking and problem solving.
Demonstrates Experience in:
Leading cohorts of schools and district leaders
Working with school leaders and teams
Co-designing technical assistance plans with schools and districts
Early Warning Systems and Data Dashboards
Organizing, analyzing, presenting data, reaching conclusions and providing recommendations
Building a climate of trust and maintaining effective working relationships with a wide range of individuals
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather with whole hand(s) or arm(s) (for example, using a keyboard).
Ability to see within normal parameters.
Ability to hear within normal range.
Ability to move about.
This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
Classified Title: Sr. Program Officer Working Title: School Redesign Instructor Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF Starting Salary Range: $36.31 - $49.97/hr (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: 10.0 Hrs/ Monday - Sunday Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Homewood Campus Department name: CSOS Programs
Personnel area: School of Education
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