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Senior Director of Program Innovations

Company: THINK Together
Location: Santa Ana
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Director of Program Innovations Founded in 1997, Think Together partners with schools to change the odds for kids by providing award-winning programs during and outside the school day. Were one of Californias largest nonprofits working in school districts from San Diego to San Francisco. Whether youre interested in early learning, elementary, middle or high school, you can invest in your community by working at a local school or working within our home office providing support! GENERAL PURPOSE:The Senior Director of Program Innovations leads the program development team and all aspects of program design at Think Together. S/he ensures innovative, high-quality programs that are researched-based and standards aligned to meet the needs of our partners in supporting expanded learning that helps students succeed toward college & career readiness. In addition, this position provides leadership and guidance for organization-wide data management & program evaluations. Dedicated to the mission of Think Together, the Senior Director is a confident and competent leader who is skilled at representing the organization in establishing strategic programmatic partnerships. S/he has extensive background in K-12 education and student engagement in expanded learning programs. Moreover, this leaders excels at engaging in effective collaboration within teams to support a culture of operational excellence. Above all, the Senior Director is responsible to ensure that Think Together remains at the cutting edge of non-profit with best in class education programs in the State of California. The position oversees the comprehensive work of the Program Development Team, providing direct supervision for the Director of STEM Innovation Programs and the Director of Older Youth Programs and works cohesively with the entire Program & Operations team to achieve program goals and outcomes. This position reports to the Deputy Chief of Innovations & Partnerships.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:+ Maintains knowledge and awareness of state standards, pedagogy, and innovations in student learning/development in expanded learning and K-12 education to support curriculum and program development.+ Ensures high-quality, cutting edge program design, curriculum integration & implementation supports that aligns with known best practices for engaging students in expanded learning activities.+ Ensures program alignment with adopted California educational standards, the Quality Standards for Expand Learning in California; and compliance with all state & federal grant funding requirements.+ Studies and analyzes trends in student progress & performance data for district partners across the State, and makes recommendations for strategic programmatic solutions to support cohesive alignment toward student achievement.+ Researches, vets, recommends & manages programmatic partnerships with mission-aligned organizations that demonstrate expertise in specific program components.+ Collaborates strategically with the fund development team, and the grant writing process to ensure adequate partnerships & philanthropic resources to successfully implement program innovations.+ Collaborates effectively with the entire Program & Operations Team (e.g., Program Development, Organizational Development, Data & Evaluations, Early Learning, Student Support Services/Expansion, Strategic Projects, Families & Community Engagement and Human Capital), as well as regional leadership teams to ensure quality implementation and fidelity to program design.+ Provides strategic leadership & collaborative support for data & evaluation projects that critically examine program effectiveness and student impacts/outcomes.+ Maintains an informed pulse on program implementation/effectiveness through regular field engagement, site visits, program observations, assessments, and analysis of program data & evaluations.+ Maintains a multi-year program innovations, providing leadership and oversight for all organization-wide program development projects working collaboratively with Data & Evaluations and other teams critical to the success implementation and impact tracking.+ Provides periodic reports/presentations on program design and impact.+ Provides effective and efficient leadership for the Program Development and Data & Evaluations Teams by training & developing team members, managing department budgets, and adhering to all organizational policies & procedures.+ Represents Think Together in strategic local, state-wide and national program conversations as assigned.Other Requirements:+ Collaborate strategically across all departments to ensure organizational cohesion toward the achievement of goals.+ Remain current on educational developments, published research, professional thinking and relevant trends, practicing passionate curiosity for Think Togethers work.+ Execute supervisory responsibilities with integrity and in a thorough & timely manner.+ Confidently represent Think Together with a clear understanding of the urgency of our mission, the importance of our work, and the effectiveness of our programs.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:+ Bachelors degree (BA) in education or related field from four-year college or university; additional course work or Masters degree is preferred.+ California issued multi- or single-subject teaching credential highly preferred+ A minimum of 10 years experience in education/expanded learning.+ At least 5 years in a supervisory or leadership position preferred.+ Fluency in a second language (Spanish) is desirable.Think Together is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, religious creed, physical disability, mental disability, age for individuals age 40 and over, medical condition (as defined by state law (for example, cancer or genetic characteristics or HIV/AIDS), marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.

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