Blueprint Schools Network

  • Regional Director, Bay Area

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

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

     

    About Blueprint Schools Network (“Blueprint”)

     

    Founded in 2010, Blueprint Schools Network is a national nonprofit organization that promotes educational equity and improves life outcomes for students by partnering with states, districts, and schools to plan, implement, and monitor school improvement initiatives.

     

    Blueprint’s approach to rapidly improving student achievement at low-performing public schools is grounded in a framework of five core strategies that emerged through analyses of the attributes that drive student achievement and represent common elements of schools capable of closing the achievement gap. When implemented together, these strategies form a comprehensive and evidence-based framework for transforming the way schools operate either through our Blueprint Math Fellows Program or a customized whole-school improvement strategy.

     

    Our culture and partnerships are defined by talented and mission-driven people who value students’ first, integrity, sustainable results, diversity, collaboration and humility.   

    About the Blueprint Math Fellows Program

     

    The Blueprint Math Fellows program delivers targeted and intensive small group academic intervention in mathematics during the regular school day. Math Fellows (tutors) work with a maximum of four students per session. This allows for small group and individualized instruction and is designed to purposefully address gaps in foundational mathematics knowledge while building students’ ability to problem solve and think critically. The instruction that students receive in tutorial is supplemental and connected to what students are learning in their primary math class. In middle and high school, these tutorial sessions are built into the master schedule as an “elective” or additional math enrichment block. Thus, Fellows will lead five to six tutorial sessions each day based upon each school’s schedule.

     

    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 18 full-time Math Fellows serving more than 450 students in seven middle schools. The Math 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 in East St Louis School District 189 (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 by developing Blueprint’s new business and fundraising initiatives, building and managing relationships with donors and district leaders, and expanding awareness about our organization. This individual will report to the Founder & Executive Director (based in Blueprint’s National Office in Boston, MA) and work in partnership with Blueprint’s Development Manager and 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. 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

    New Business Partnerships and Community Relations

    • Cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of current and prospective school district partners to expand the Math Fellows program.
    • Build and develop relationships with community partners in an effort to deepen programmatic impact and reach within the region.
    • Identify, develop, and build a Blueprint Math Fellows 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.

    Development & Stewardship:

    • Design and implement annual Bay Area new business and philanthropic development plans that are  aligned with Blueprint’s strategic plan;
    • Identify, prioritize, cultivate and build a robust donor base of local foundations, corporations, individuals, and other strategic partners;
    • Collaborate with Blueprint’s development Director to prepare, track compelling funding proposals, grant applications and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising; and
    • Ensure that all supporters are appropriately managed and stewarded.

    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 minimum of five to ten years of proven experience within business development, philanthropic development, communications, and grant writing (with demonstration of increased responsibilities and pattern of success);
    • A demonstrated record of success in meeting business growth and fundraising targets/goals;
    • Leadership experience working within non-profit organizations and K-12 Education, preferred;
    • Experience in presenting materials to external audiences including superintendents, school district leaders, funders, foundations, and/or corporate funders;
    • 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 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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