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Program Associate for the Gates NY Network Planning Grant, Bank Street Education Center (BSEC)

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Start Date: Feb 01, 2018
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Position Vacancy – Program Associate for the Gates NY Network Planning Grant, Bank Street Education Center (BSEC)


Bank Street Education Center (“the Center”), a new team within the college created to support Bank Street’s work with school districts, is planning for the creation of the New York Network: a network of school systems committed to continuous and collective learning in order to strengthen teaching and student achievement. With funding from the Gates Foundation, the Center will partner with school districts across New York State to identify a current challenge that is important to educator development and support in their district to co-construct improvement plans that will address the challenge.

Responsibilities:

For this project, the Program Associate will report to and be supervised by the Deputy Executive Director of the Bank Street Education Center. In collaboration with their supervisor, the Center’s leadership team, and additional support, the Program Associate will be responsible for the following activities:
• Provide general administrative and clerical support including maintain electronic filing system, managing invoices and reimbursements, performing data entry, and scheduling/coordinating meetings, appointments and travel arrangements for project team.
• Manage the administrative elements of regular meetings with stakeholders, including scheduling, preparation of agendas and necessary materials and following up from each meeting as needed;
• Create and monitor project plans with milestones, deliverables, owners and timelines for each event/product; track progress, summarize decisions, and escalate as needed;
• Arrange special events, including outreach to participants, drafting communications to attendees, ensuring that all details for the event are prepared in advance and managed on the day-of;
• Manage regular meetings with stakeholders, including scheduling, preparation of agendas and necessary materials and following up from each meeting as needed; and
• Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

• Demonstrated ability to design and manage complex projects
• Strong problem solving skills with the ability to perform independently
• Proficiency in other Microsoft Office software applications (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
• Attention to detail and ability to identify issues and inconsistencies in data
• Strong communication skills (public speaking, fact sheet and report writing)
• Ability to work effectively with others at varying levels of an organization and to consistently display a high level of professionalism in all interactions
• Flexibility in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment of quickly changing priorities and tight deadlines
• Demonstrated ability to design systems or processes to solve a problem
• Strong critical thinking and project management skills

Required Qualifications:

• At least 3 years of work in education or non-profits
• Experience with program support or non-profit administration

Recommended Qualifications:

• B.A. required, M.A. preferred
• Work with diverse and/or high-need student populations at the classroom or school level

Salary Range:

• Commensurate with experience.

Additional Information:

• This is a grant funded position and that the position is contingent upon the availability of future private funds.

Bank Street College of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law in its employment policies and other college administered programs.  In addition, Bank Street College of Education will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Bank Street has been recognized as a leader in education, and strives to have its faculty and student body reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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