The UnidosUS Senior Education Program Manager is housed under the Education component to team seeks an experienced and accomplished program manager with a deep affinity for the organization’s mission and commitment to supporting Latino youth through the college- and career readiness process.
The Senior Education Program Manager will oversee partnerships between UnidosUS and national secondary (high school) Affiliate sites to review programmatic and curricular content, deepen UnidosUS’s relationships with its Affiliates, and set an innovative vision broadens the reach of the Early Escalera and Escalera programs as needed.
The Senior Education Program Manager position requires leadership, confidence and vision, thoughtful strategic planning, interpersonal communication, and curriculum and program development skills. In this role, to achieve these ambitious goals, the Senior Education Program Manager will supervise Early Escalera and Escalera staff to identify current programmatic gaps and establish promising practices to elevate UnidosUS college- and career-readiness work. This person will collaborate and oversee the Early Escalera programs with other managers.
Specific work may be assigned and supervised by other staff members in the Education team. As such, experience, and comfort with collaborating with multiple supervisors are necessary.
Regular travel is required for this position (approximately 25%).
Program Development and Implementation
- Identify and develop programmatic goals that align with UnidosUS’s strategic goals by leveraging the organization’s competitive advantage in the college- and career-readiness arena.
- Collaborate with Líderes team and other colleagues to provide guidance and technical assistance to program sites to strengthen program models, delivery, and outcomes.
- Develop, plan, and deliver effective training sessions to assist Affiliates in launching and successfully implementing the Early Escalera and Escalera programs at program sites.
- Implement and manage a national portfolio of national college and career readiness programs.
Data Management and Evaluation
- Work with UnidosUS staff, program Affiliates, and evaluators to conduct a formal program evaluation of the Escalera program.
- Collaborate with the Education team to identify data points, propose and create materials to define learning outcomes and key performance indicators (KPIs), and disseminate practices and research to a national community of practice.
- Capture and communicate data to demonstrate program impact and possibilities for scaling.
Public Information and Communications
- Prepare written internal and external reports, updates, materials, and other necessary communications.
- Serve as a spokesperson and a representative of the organization in various settings both internally and externally. This includes work to coordinate, develop, and participate in education forums that raise the visibility of UnidosUS in the education arena, including conferences, membership on relevant advisory committees, and publishing materials.
- Support dissemination of college- and career-readiness programs information, announcements, materials, and tools.
- Provide support in resource development and funding activities, including contributing to the preparation of funder proposals and reports.
- Coach and supervise designated staff to carry out operational tasks related to grant management, program training, and data collection.
Education & Experience
- Bachelor’s degree is required in education or a related field.
- Eight (8) to ten (10) years of experience in K-12 education programs, preferably in a school setting.
- Three (3) years of supervisory experience is required.
- Robust understanding of the Latino community, commitment to social justice, and to the UnidosUS mission.
- In-depth knowledge of local and regional college and career preparedness and college-going issues, particularly from a first-generation, Latino perspective.
- Advanced proficiency in Windows, Microsoft Office, more specifically, Office 365, communication software, and use of the internet.
Skills and Abilities
- Steadfast commitment to UnidosUS mission, vision, and values (Excellence, Accountability, Respeto).
- Commitment to U.S. Latino community, Latino nonprofit organizations, and the Latino market a plus.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in a complex environment with multiple priorities, deadlines, working both independently and as part of a team.
- Demonstrated ability to engage a range of partners and support networks, including high schools, community-based nonprofits, institutions of higher education, and the corporate community.
- Ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies and in a variety of situations.
- Strong organizational and administrative skills and attention to detail; organized, and a quick learner.
- Excellent verbal communications skills and ability to present UnidosUS effectively in various settings.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in a complex environment with multiple priorities, and deadlines, working both independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to self-start as well as communicate effectively across multiple teams and with multiple staff members in various geographical locations.
- In-depth writing skills and ability to synthesize information from different sources and present it in a variety of written formats and styles for various audiences (e.g., activity and progress reports, manuals, articles, data analyses, and fact sheets).
- Flexibility to work evenings and weekends when necessary.
- Ability to travel up to 25% to 35% of the time.
- Commitment to excellence and high standards.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.