Blueprint Schools Network

Program Associate

Job Location US-CA-Oakland
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Opportunities Within Blueprint

Overview

Position Title: Program Associate

Location: Bay Area, CA

  

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 whole-school improvement approach to rapidly improving student achievement at low-performing public schools is grounded in a framework of five core strategies. These strategies emerged through analyses of the attributes that drive student achievement and represent common elements of schools capable of closing the achievement gap in the lowest performing schools.

 

One of the strategies that consistently demonstrated the most significant gains in student achievement is providing data-driven, small-group, differentiated instruction. In 2010, we launched our small group differentiated instruction strategy “the Blueprint Math Fellows Program” as a standalone intervention service.  Since that time, our Math Fellows have served more than 25,000 students in grades 2-11 at more than 100 schools across the country. District partnerships include the Oakland Unified School District, San Francisco Unified School District, Pittsburg Unified School District (CA), Boston Public Schools, Holyoke Public Schools, Salem Public Schools (MA), Denver Public Schools, Adams County 14 Public Schools (CO), East Saint Louis School District 189 (IL), Saint Louis Public Schools (MO) and YES Prep Public Charter Schools (TX).

  

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 and/or after school. 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 or part-time tutor, known as a “Math Fellow,” leads tutorial sessions that 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

Reporting to the regional Site Manager, the Program Associate will provide technical and operational support to our Fellows Program in the Bay Area, CA (Oakland, CA and Pittsburg, CA). The Program Associate will also work directly with our AmeriCorps Program Coordinator to provide on the ground local assistance to our Bay Area AmeriCorps members. In addition, the Program Associate will be trained and supported to serve students as a Math Fellow in order to provide temporary coverage when full-time Fellows are absent. 

Responsibilities

Online Learning Platform Administration:

  • Enroll students into online learning platform, other set up as needed including setting up classes, changing student assignments, setting up groups and reports
  • Support Fellows with tech issues as they arise, support Site Managers in training
  • Learn how to use reports and other functionality of online learning system
  • Ongoing support for platform set up, maintenance and administrative duties as needed
  • Working with Blueprint Data and Operations Coordinator to pull relevant data from the platform

Regional Operational Support:

  • Arranging Fellow morale events, gifts, etc.
  • Coordinating supplies and furniture orders and inventory (whiteboards, markers, paper, ink, printers, etc.)
  • Chromebook order, delivery and distribution (replacing as needed, keeping track of inventory)

AmeriCorps:

With the support of an AmeriCorps Program Coordinator:

  • Ensure Fellow timesheet submissions and assist in auditing hours
  • Provide guidance on the local SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits application process  
  • Assist members with navigating program technological platforms (i.e.: MyAmeriCorps and America Learns)
  • Ensure members are wearing the required AmeriCorps uniform 
  • Develop community partners and coordinate local service projects
  • Serve as an on the ground resource for ongoing AmeriCorps questions
  • Attend local recruitment events (career fairs, information sessions, etc.) as needed

Other Duties as Assigned (including but not limited to):

  • Subbing for Fellows when required
  • Supporting with on the ground or remote recruiting for the region
  • Projects of interest determined collaboratively with the supervisor (examples: creating the Blueprint video library, Fellow Professional Development articles and videos, joining working groups, etc.)

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • A minimum of two (2) years of related professional experience;
  • Prior teaching experience and/or experience in K-12 education, highly preferred;
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written;
  • Proven ability to collect and interpret data;
  • Prior AmeriCorps experience is a plus;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with district, state and national leaders in education and policy;
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the needs of urban school districts and the diversity of their student populations;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously with strong attention to detail;
  • Collaborative working style - effective at working with others to reach common goals and objectives; and
  • Proficient with technology (Google Gmail/Docs/Sheets, and MS Office: PowerPoint/Word/Excel).

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 Program Associate 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 Apply

To apply to the Program Associate position, please click the link in the top right corner of this page that says: Apply for this job online.

Blueprint Schools Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does 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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