Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #642
Teaching Lab is a nonprofit organization that works to close the educational opportunity gap through teacher-led professional learning. We identify exceptional teacher-leaders, work with them to recruit their colleagues, and support them in improving instruction for underserved students.
Teaching Lab — www.teachinglab.org Teaching Lab is a non-profit organization whose mission is to fundamentally shift the paradigm of teacher professional learning for educational equity. We envision a world where teachers and students thrive together in communities that enable lifelong learning and meaningful lives.
Chief Program Officer
Chief Program Officer for a 40+ employee (and growing) remote education non-profit providing professional learning to K-12 educators nationally
Type of Vacancy: Salaried, full-time
Start date: Immediate
Location: Remote/home office anywhere in the United States
Report to: Chief Executive Officer
Supervise: Senior Director, New Product & Service Design; four Directors, Design & Partnerships; Project Manager
Compensation: Salary range for this position is $131,550 - $244,300, with comprehensive benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Teaching Lab is an equal-opportunity employer committed to reflecting the diversity of the students we serve. We pursue equity as both a means and an end and enthusiastically welcome candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this role.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Chief Program Officer (CPO) will set and manage programmatic vision and strategy focused on improving teaching and learning nationwide, through culturally-responsive and curriculum-based professional learning, and Teaching Lab’s mission to advance educational equity. The CPO will hold several key roles, including: developing the vision for the future of Teaching Lab’s program, including how to leverage technology to meet our goals; leading the design and creation of original professional learning content across Teaching Lab’s curriculum-based ELA, math, and leadership portfolios; managing a large team of full-time and part-time employees that deliver professional learning with state and district partners across the country; and collaborating to advance partnership development efforts and a robust internal learning and innovation agenda that will drive improvements to our core model. The CPO will also be a key member of the Executive Team, which holds the responsibility for developing and implementing a strategic vision and achieving our organizational goals to improve teaching and learning and advance educational equity across the nation.
As a rapidly growing nonprofit, we seek driven and proactive individuals who have a high level of personal accountability, team players who see the interconnectedness between their role and the organization’s mission, and have the ability to manage large portfolios of complex work to achieve goals. Eligible candidates for the role of CPO must have experience in developing organizational strategy, effectively influencing, mobilizing and managing people, and have deep expertise in K-12 education and teacher professional learning. Ideal candidates will also demonstrate strong people leadership and influence skills, expertise in client strategy and development, have experience innovating on or scaling education programming, including virtual or technology enhanced programming, are comfortable with ambiguity in a highly dynamic organization, and have exceptional communication skills. Above all, any candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to racial and educational equity. This position has high potential for both large-scale impact and career growth.
WHO WE ARE
Teaching Lab is a nonprofit organization with a mission to fundamentally shift the paradigm of teacher professional learning for educational equity. We envision a world where teachers and students thrive together in communities that enable life-long learning and meaningful lives. Using our Head, Heart, Habits, and Equity model of professional learning, we transform professional learning from the ground up to dramatically improve student outcomes. We also work with school, district, and state leaders to create the instructional systems necessary to support these changes. To learn more about Teaching Lab, explore our website at www.teachinglab.org.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Chief Program Officer will engage in the following:
In coordination with the Executive Team, develop and manage programmatic strategy and implementation at the intersection of content development, delivery of professional learning, including virtual, blended, and tech-enabled professional learning, and partnership management to effectively take Teaching Lab from our current state to a sustainable and mission-achieving learning organization
Engage with the Executive Team to develop and manage partnership development and organizational growth strategy, including creating a long-term strategic plan for additional curricula, subject areas, and professional learning approaches or models, including virtual, blended, and tech-enabled models
Provide strategic guidance on content design and development and service delivery priorities, given market and landscape analyses
Manage three main teams, including: the State-Level Design and Partnerships team, the District-Level Design and Partnership team, and the New Products and Services team
Manage teams to develop and iterate on best-in-class ELA and math professional learning content for teachers, school leaders, and district/state administrators, as well as programs to create enabling conditions for state-level partners to adopt curriculum and provide curriculum-based professional learning
Ensure a seamless integration of client management and program delivery, helping to deepen and extend our partnership work in school systems to achieve our mission
Collaborate with the learning and research team and external stakeholders to collect and analyze key data on enabling conditions, program implementation, and professional learning facilitator/coach quality
Facilitate Teaching Lab’s cultural development into a learning organization committed to an iterative, equitable and adaptive approach to continuous improvement
Directly supervise key staff, working closely with team members to build their skill sets so that they can mentor, manage, and motivate all staff and external partners
Mentor team members on how to proactively engage in planning to improve program management and operations
Create and support a high-performance culture in the program areas, aligned with the core values of the organization, especially our commitments to racial equity and antiracism
Education, Work Experience, and Knowledge
Minimum seven years experience working in PK-12 education
Deep knowledge and experience with Common Core or College- and Career-Ready ELA/Literacy and/or mathematics Standards
Deep understanding of ELA and/or math High Quality Instructional Materials (i.e., curriculum), including their design and component parts
Deep knowledge of and experience facilitating learning focused on equitable and culturally-responsive teaching practices (preferred)
Deep knowledge of virtual and tech-enabled delivery models (preferred)
Experience supervising and developing staff through a racial equity lens
Experience developing and managing project plans to ensure the completion of complex projects
Experience building relationships with clients and stakeholders
Experience managing relationships with diverse external stakeholders and funders
Experience working in an entrepreneurial and rapidly growing organization
Values, Skills, and Competencies
Strong commitment to Teaching Lab’s organizational mission and values in pursuit of educational equity
Commitment to develop and demonstrate proficiency in Teaching Lab’s organizational-wide competencies
“Big picture” strategic thinking combined with the ability to implement tactically and take an idea from concept to completion
Analytical mindset with the ability to set goals and create strategies that are informed by data and research
Understands how to leverage senior leaders and Board members to execute on strategies; competence in working across functions and managing up as needed
Equally comfortable playing external and internal roles, demonstrating a professional and warm demeanor in building rapport and credibility and in developing relationships with a variety of stakeholders
Superb written and oral communications skills
Strong attention to detail; organized and systematic and capable of balancing competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
WORKING AT TEACHING LAB
All roles at Teaching Lab are contingent on business needs.
Teaching Lab offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time salaried employees, including: medical, dental, and vision; a 401(k) program with a 4% employer match; short-term life, long-term life, disability, and worker’s compensation insurance; flexible health spending accounts; technology equipment; monthly technology reimbursement; and generous time off and leave policies.
This position is eligible for remote work anywhere in the continental United States, and may require some travel (monthly) when travel resumes.
$131,550 - $244,300
How to Apply
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; it is in your interest to apply as soon as possible.