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Senior Manager of Partnerships

Classroom, Inc. Senior Manager of Partnerships
National education technology nonprofit is seeking a full-time Senior Manager of Partnerships to enhance departmental performance and communications through the creation of systems and processes, as well as maintain strong partnerships with school districts and community-based organizations in the New York City, Northeastern, and Southeastern regions.

What We Do
Classroom, Inc. helps middle school youth in high-poverty communities develop the literacy and life skills that are essential for a successful transition to high school and beyond. We create digital learning games set in diverse professional worlds and empower students to take charge of their learning, imagine new possibilities for themselves, and gain the skills and confidence to achieve newfound ambitions.

Why We Do It

At Classroom, Inc. we are seizing on the opportunity to engage middle school youth in deep and impactful learning experiences. With 27 years of research and impact, we know our approach works. When middle school youth are given the chance to connect the dots between school and their future, immerse themselves in career exploration, and develop critical literacy and leadership skills, they are ready to bring their full potential to any opportunity they wish to pursue.

Students participating in Read to Lead programs increase their time spent reading, and develop core literacy skills; demonstrate growth in the 21st century skills that are critical to thrive in the modern workplace such as collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving; and gain exposure to new career paths and opportunities.

One middle school educator, Kiwonda Riley, explained the impact for her students: “My students were asking questions about how businesses work, and what it takes to be a boss. On top of improving their reading comprehension, Read to Lead taught them the skills they need to be effective leaders. Students are challenged to make important decisions, preparing them for life outside of their classrooms.”

Senior Manager of Partnerships
Who are you? You have a strong belief in Classroom’s mission and are a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit. You are the kind of person who thinks about how systems can be used to boost productivity—both for yourself and others. You have a proven track record of creating systems that result in strong partnerships and high program quality and impact. You have experience utilizing tools such as Salesforce and Tableau to maintain data systems to facilitate communications with internal and external stakeholders. Additionally, you are deeply committed and have experience working in New York City public schools, both during the school day and after school. You can leverage that experience to maintain partnerships within the New York City Department of Education, New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, and with other youth-serving organizations.

As a core member of the Programs and Partnerships team, the Senior Manager of Partnerships’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Systems and Process Management (70%)
Develop new and refine existing processes to improve CI’s partner recruitment and implementation process.
Document all partner recruitment meetings and communications in the content management and partnership management systems (Salesforce, Google drive).
Communicate effectively across teams in the form of written communications and update to document and share Programs and Partnerships’s progress and achievements at the site and partner levels.
Create systems that will communicate program metrics and achievements to the Development team and other internal stakeholders.
Work in tandem with the Program Marketing Manager to ensure all logistics are in place with educator trainings, webinars, demos, conferences, and national networking opportunities.

Growth and Execution (20%)
With support from the Managing Director of Program and Partnerships, plan and execute on increasing the number and quality of youth-serving partners in key regions, with a focus on New York City.
Conduct outreach to key target partners and markets with the goal of increasing Read to Lead brand exposure through professional development offerings that build educator capacity to improve middle school leadership and literacy skills.
Working with current school and community-based partners to identify and expand to new partner sites.
Present Read to Lead programs and educator support services as needed in person or virtually.
Develop and communicate a deep knowledge of Read to Lead programs, impact, and instructional support models to a wide variety of stakeholders and audiences.

Partner Development and Management (10%)
Lead, develop, and host professional development and educator network-wide events to strengthen and grow our Read to Lead partner network.
Develop deep relationships with organizations and schools that lead to new educator and student acquisition. These new partners will proudly identify themselves as Read to Lead partner lab sites (afterschool, summer, and school day).
Manage current partnerships at the programmatic and site levels, including ensuring partners are adhering to partner agreements and data collection essential to demonstrating impact and reporting to our generous donors.
Maintain and document relationships and strong support systems through regular engagement and communication (meetings, phone calls, email, texts, Google Hangout, and Salesforce) with educators, school leaders, and all program staff.

Highly organized and strong attention to detail
Experience facilitating professional development and working with adult/young adult learners
Ability to analyze partner needs and assess how CI programming will meet these needs
Proven track record of creating systems and processes that enhance the performance of a department
Ability to analyze both qualitative and quantitative data
Experience creating, organizing, and facilitating successful events
Experience working within school and afterschool settings
Savvy with technology, especially educational tech tools
Experience in an afterschool or classroom setting using strong youth development tenets
Experience working with and managing multiple partnerships
Excellent communication skills—written, presentation, and verbal
Professional and courteous communications
Desire to grow professionally, and continuously learn and improve
Possesses a growth mindset and desire for feedback
Entrepreneurial, creative, self-starter
Must have experience using Salesforce and Google classroom/suite

Salary & Benefits:
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Benefits: Classroom, Inc. offers a comprehensive healthcare plan, generous PTO package including 20 days of PTO and 10 paid holidays, and matching 403-b benefits up to 5% of total compensation (after 6 months of full-time employment).

This is a full-time position reporting to the Managing Director, Programs and Partnerships. This role requires both local and national travel (up to 25%). Candidates must reside in the NYC metro area and be able to travel throughout the NYC boroughs. Some national travel will be required for meetings and conferences. At Classroom, Inc. each team member is fully committed to our mission. We are looking for talented team members who match our passion, are ready to lead and help us achieve growth and impact for youth nationwide. If you’re interested, send BOTH a resume and cover letter to hiring@classroominc.org. In your cover letter, please list your salary requirements for the role to be considered.