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Program and Operations Associate

Teach Plus
Closing date
Nov 12, 2021
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I. Overview of Teach Plus

The mission of Teach Plus is to empower excellent, experienced, and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that affect their students’ success. The organization empowers expert teachers to advance policy changes and improve instructional leadership and teacher support; trains and coaches teacher leaders to successfully mobilize and lead teacher teams within schools; and empowers teacher leaders to be change agents among their peers and policy makers. Since 2009, Teach Plus has trained thousands of teacher leaders across the country who are driving policy changes and improving the instructional practices of teachers to create an education system driven by equity, access, and excellence for all students.  



II. About the Role 


As a Program and Operations Associate, you will be focused on providing administrative support in a variety of areas including recruitment and selection, communications, logistics and event planning, and data and systems management. Reporting to the Program and Operations Manager, you will work cross-functionally and collaboratively with team members with the ultimate goal of ensuring smooth operations. This is an ideal opportunity for a hyper-organized, systems-oriented person looking to learn about various aspects of program management and implementation.



Key Responsibilities  



Program and Operations Support 


  • Liaise between regions and national teams, including Talent, Communications, Evaluation, Finance, Program to ensure smooth and effective implementation of operations across these functions.


    Maintain a yearly calendar of regional events, activities, and deadlines.


    Support regional team leads with all communication activities including social media and periodic newsletters to keep local teachers informed about key educational issues and to promote Teach Plus.


  • Facilitate the submission of stipends, reimbursements, and other payables within finance processes and guidelines for timely payments.


    Provide support to state/program leaders to build and track budget to program expenses.


    Secure contracts and make other purchases as approved by the region/program leader.


  • Serve as the central support for all operational systems, including but not limited to, Salesforce, Alchemer, and Campaign Monitor to maintain accurate and timely data, to provide programmatic accountability and funder reports, and to maintain mailing lists. 


    Coordinate logistics and set up for monthly Policy Fellows and other program sessions (in-person and virtual) including, but not limited to, sending pre-work, reviewing presentation materials, communicating logistics with teachers, building and sharing surveys, and sending follow up emails.


    Project plan and coordinate logistics for 4-5 retreats in-person and conferences annually (attending some, as needed), including identifying venues, ordering food, managing registration, creating materials, etc.   


Recruitment and Selection


  • Support the recruitment and selection process across all Teach Plus programs and internal staff positions by supporting outreach activities, logistics, and promoting opportunities, etc.  


    Conduct application reviews, monitor the applicant tracking system (Salesforce), assign assessments, and track candidates’ statuses and communication.


    Support the regional teams by communicating application requirements and program details to applicants through multiple channels, including in-person presentations, webinars, etc.



III. Who You Are


  • At least one year of professional/internship experience 


    Skilled at managing multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, with high attention to detail 


    An effective collaborator who can easily build cross-functional relationships through effective and timely communication


    A quick learner with a desire to learn and serve as central support for a variety of applications and software (i.e. Campaign Monitor, Salesforce, Alchemer, Google suite) and social media platforms 


    Passionate about advancing equity and improving public education, including by supporting outstanding and diverse teachers to contribute to the success of all students



IV. Commitment to Diversity


In order to better-serve the teachers and students at the core of our mission, Teach Plus is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identities to apply to our positions.



V. Location  


This is a remote position.  Candidates located in states where we have programming will be prioritized.  Some travel to support program events may be required on an as needed basis. 



VI. Compensation and Benefits


The salary range is  $40,000 - $45,000. Teach Plus offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 3% matching 401k plan, disability and life insurance, and Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and childcare expenses. Teach Plus offers generous time off benefits including 15 vacation days, 3 personal days, 5 sick days, 11 holidays, and winter break. Additionally, Teach Plus offers a 4-week paid sabbatical for every five years of service.



VII. How to Apply


To apply, please complete an online application found below. The online application will require you to upload a resume and cover letter.  The cover letter should include an explanation of your interest in the position as well as a summary of relevant qualifications and experience. Teach Plus will receive applications until the position is filled.


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