Blueprint Schools Network

  • Associate Site Manager, Blueprint Fellows Program

    Job Location US-IL-East St. Louis
    Category
    Fellows Program
  • Overview

    Position Title:  Associate Site Manager, Blueprint Math Fellows Program
    Location:  East St. Louis, Illinois   

     

    Overview

     

    About Blueprint Schools Network (“Blueprint”)

     

    Blueprint Schools Network is a national nonprofit founded in 2010. We are driven by our mission to promote educational equity and improve life outcomes for students. Using strategies proven to close achievement gaps, Blueprint partners with states, districts, and schools to customize and implement either a whole-school improvement strategy or our Math Fellows Program.

     

    Since our 2010 launch in Denver Public Schools, Blueprint has expanded across the country and partnered with more than 100 schools serving over 20,000 students in East St. Louis (IL); St. Louis (MO); Oakland (CA); Leadville (CO); and in Boston, Holyoke, and Salem (MA).

     

    About the Blueprint Math Fellows Program

     

    The Blueprint Math Fellows Program provides intensive, small group math tutoring to students as part of their regular school day. Our tutorial sessions address gaps in foundational mathematics knowledge and promote each student’s ability to problem solve, think critically, and access grade-level coursework. Tutorial groups are small and personalized. Each full-time tutor, known as a “Math Fellow,” works with no more than four students at a time. Tutorial sessions are 45-60 minutes long, highly structured, and research-based. The Math Fellows Program provides each student with an additional opportunity to understand and master math concepts every day of the school year.

     

    Our Math Fellows are also AmeriCorps members and, through their year of national service, make additional contributions to their school and local communities as club leaders, volunteer service day organizers, and coaches. The Math Fellows Program has also become an innovative teacher pipeline. Approximately one out of every four Fellows becomes a full-time teacher, often in the schools where they served as Fellows.

    The Opportunity


    Blueprint is looking for an Associate Site Manager in East St. Louis to support the Math Fellows Program Regional Manager and implement the program at our partner schools. This position is a leadership pipeline opportunity where Associate Site Managers can learn and hone the skills needed to become a full-time Site Manager or Regional Manager for our Fellows Program. The core responsibilities for Associate Site Managers are to (1) successfully implement the Blueprint Math Fellows Program at one or two selected partner schools with the guidance and support of our local Regional Manager, and (2) coach and develop Math Fellows. As an Associate Site Manager, you will have the opportunity to apply your experience to promote educational equity and improve life outcomes for students in East Saint Louis School District 189. Associate Site Managers are supported by the local Regional Manager and by Blueprint’s National Team. She/he will be able to regularly partner with the Blueprint Math Fellows Team based in East St. Louis, a dedicated Data and Operations Coordinator, and the Blueprint Human Capital Team.

    Responsibilities

     

    Responsibilities of the Associate Site Manager (including but not limited to):

     

    Relationship Building & Collaboration:

    • Build relationships with school leaders and staff, parents, colleagues, and students
    • Facilitate the integration of Fellows with school staff and school community
    • Collaborate with math teachers and other support staff to meet the needs of students
    • Present student data to school leaders and teachers
    • Work with Blueprint leadership, other Associate Site Managers and the Regional Manager to continuously improve program implementation

     

    Developing & Managing Math Fellows:

    • Collaborate with the local and national Blueprint teams to implement summer training for Fellows
    • Serve as the liaison for one or two selected schools to manage and implement the Math Fellows program
    • Ensure Fellows receive school-specific training
    • Foster a positive team culture at each site
    • Facilitate ongoing professional development for Fellows to support culture building, planning, instruction, data analysis, and issues of educational equity as it relates to our students and communities, etc.
    • Observe, provide feedback and coach Fellows each week
    • Ensure Fellows meet professional expectations
    • Write and co-facilitate Fellow evaluations and conversations

     

    Instructional Support and Leadership:

    • Support the Regional Manager in the design of Common Core lesson plans aligned to grade level instruction
    • Provide content support to Fellows
    • Serve as a substitute Fellow as needed
    • Lead team to set student achievement goals and facilitate data meetings that support Fellows in monitoring progress toward goals

     

    Recruitment and Onboarding:

    • Assist Regional Manager in the hiring and on-boarding of new Fellows
    • Attend local recruitment events (career fairs, information sessions, etc.) as needed

    Qualifications

    Essential Attributes and Experience:

     

    Experience

     

    • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree preferred
    • Three or more years of classroom teaching or small group tutoring experience preferred
    • Background as a Math teacher highly preferred
    • Prior experience working with students or adolescents
    • Prior supervisory experience preferred
    • Ability to communicate directly and frequently with diverse groups (Fellows, students, staff, parents, community) in order to build relationships and maintain a climate of respect
    • Strong written, oral and verbal communication skills
    • Proficiency with technology (Google Gmail/Docs/Sheets, and MS Office: PowerPoint/Word/Excel)
    • Strong time management and organization skills

     

    Core Values & Attributes

     

    Blueprint’s Core Values are:

    • Place Students and Schools First
    • Act with Integrity
    • Achieve Results
    • Value Diversity
    • Collaborate &
    • Act with Humility

     

    In addition to looking for people who embody our core values, we believe that the following attributes are also essential for this position:

     

    • Self confident, flexible and open to feedback
    • Facilitator and team builder
    • Highly organized
    • Analytical
    • Able to multi-task and set priorities

     

    Compensation:

     

    The Associate Site Manager will receive a market-driven salary based on the competitive external market segment and in recognition of the responsibilities.

     

     

    To Apply:                                                                                                

     

    To be considered for the Associate Site Manager position, please apply online at www.blueprintschools.org/careers. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and on a rolling basis.

     

    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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