Blueprint Schools Network

  • Regional Director, Bay Area

    Job Location US-CA-Oakland
    Category
    Opportunities Within Blueprint
  • Overview

    Location: San Francisco Bay Area, California   
    Reports to: Founder & Executive Director

     

    Overview

     

    About Blueprint Schools Network (“Blueprint”)

     

    Blueprint’s mission is to promote educational equity and improve life outcomes for students by partnering with school districts to plan, implement and monitor school improvement initiatives. Our strategic framework arose from an unprecedented analysis of more than 100 schools that identified five core, research-based strategies driving student achievement, common to high performing schools. These strategies include:

    1. Ensuring every student has an excellent teacher and a school leader committed to their success;
    2. Increasing instructional time;
    3. Setting clear, consistent standards for academic achievement and establishing a school-wide focus on preparing all students for college;
    4. Collecting assessment data frequently to monitor each student’s academic progress and tailoring instruction to meet the needs of all learners; and
    5. Providing daily, small group tutoring to students using highly qualified and well-trained instructors.

    Our work with schools across the country has shown that positive change is possible when these five core strategies for school improvement are implemented together as a comprehensive package. Our culture is defined by talented and mission-driven people working together to accomplish great things.  We value students’ first, integrity, sustainable results, diversity, collaboration and humility.   

    About the Blueprint Math Fellows Program

     

    In August 2016, Blueprint launched a partnership with Oakland Unified School District to implement the Blueprint Math Fellows Program. In the current academic year, the program has expanded to having 22 full-time Math Fellows serve more than 450 students in seven middle schools. The Blueprint Math Fellows program enhances student learning by reinforcing math instruction students receive in the classroom.  Fellows are charged with building strong relationships that help to increase each student’s self-confidence in and commitment to his/her education.  Fellows are an integral part of the school experience, helping build a culture of high expectations for the students they serve.  In addition to Oakland (CA), Blueprint is currently implementing the Math Fellows Program within schools and districts in Holyoke (MA) and East St Louis (IL).

    The Opportunity


    This newly created role will provide leadership, vision, and direction to deepen Blueprint Schools Network’s impact in the San Francisco Bay Area.  This individual will report to the Founder & Executive Director (based in Blueprint’s National Office in Boston, MA) and work in partnership with the National Leadership Team.  The Regional Director, Bay Area will build off of Blueprint’s established strategic plan to shape the next stage of growth within the region.  This individual will manage and oversee a dedicated regional team.  In this new role, this individual will have the opportunity to engage and build a regional advisory board to support the execution of the strategic vision. The ideal Regional Director will possess a deep belief in Blueprint’s mission to promote educational equity to improve life outcomes for all students. 

    Responsibilities

    Development Management & Community Relations

    • Cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of current and prospective philanthropic and corporate community funding sources.
    • Build and develop relationships with community partners in an effort to deepen programmatic impact and reach within the region.
    • Identify, develop, and build a Regional Advisory Board.
    • Serve as an external ambassador to represent Blueprint Schools Network and the Blueprint Fellows Program at regional events and related professional associations.

    Program Oversight & Strategy

    • Oversee and implement the programmatic goals in alignment with District contracts and the strategic plan.  Partner with the Leadership Team and Blueprint Math Fellows Program leaders across the country to align regional programs/partnerships and strategic priorities. 
    • Lead a talented and dedicated regional program team by managing individual team member growth and fostering a collaborative team culture.
    • Build and maintain trusting relationships with a variety of stakeholders to include funders, district partners, community partners, and Blueprint team members.

    Qualifications

    Experience

     

    • A seasoned leader with a minimum of 10-15 years of experience in K-12 Education, Education Reform, and/or non-profit management. 
    • A Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university is required.  A Master’s degree in Education, nonprofit management, business administration or relevant field is preferred.
    • Demonstrated success in fundraising and developing diverse funding sources.
    • Demonstrated success in working closely and effectively with an Advisory Board or Board of Directors.  Prior experience identifying, recruiting and selecting board members highly preferred.
    • Strong track record of leading and motivating direct reports.  Experience fostering staff collaboration, communication, teamwork and trust.      
    • Superior interpersonal and relationship management skills. 
    • Demonstrated ability to engage and collaborate with diverse stakeholders on a regional and national level.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to facilitate group presentations.  Ability to write and/or speak in a compelling and authentic manner about Blueprint’s goals and priorities.
    • Ability to travel and attend functions with flexible hours, as needed.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google (docs/sheets/gmail)
    • Possess an unwavering belief in Blueprint’s mission to improve life outcomes for all students.

     

    Attributes

     

    • Entrepreneurial mindset
    • Self-confident, flexible and open to feedback
    • Facilitator and team builder
    • Highly organized and thoughtful in approach
    • Analytical and consultative
    • Open and collaborative
    • Able to multi-task, and recognize priorities

     

    Compensation:

     

    The Regional Director, Bay Area will receive a market-driven salary based on the competitive external market segment and in recognition of the responsibilities. In addition, Blueprint Schools Network offers a very generous total compensation package including 100% paid medical and dental coverage for employees. 

     

    To be considered for the Regional Director, Bay Area position, please apply online at www.blueprintschools.org/careers.

     

    Blueprint Schools Network and all applicable school districts are Equal Opportunity Employers and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status.

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