• Program Coordinator

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(10/25/2018 2:23 PM)
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    The Teacher Collaborative
  • Overview

    The Teacher Collaborative is a community built by teachers, for teachers that fosters collaboration, empowers innovation, and creates meaningful professional learning opportunities for all educators. We are a startup non-profit located in Boston with a statewide focus. Founded in 2016, the Teacher Collaborative became a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks in August of 2017 and is currently working toward being an independent nonprofit organization.


    We offer programs that are designed to bring educators together, elevate teachers as experts, support collaboration across schools, and celebrate and share practices that benefit all students. All educators from any school across Massachusetts are invited to participate in our core programs:

    • Educator Exchange: Monthly in-person networking events where educators learn about a new topic, share ideas and resources, and connect with other educators from different schools and districts around the state. Educators find like-minded educators and celebrate what's great about teaching;
    • Co-Labs for Innovation: Teachers from different schools collaborate on a problem of practice that's important to teachers and students. Teachers learn to work smarter, not harder;
    • Virtual Community: Teachers join a vibrant online community that keeps them connected to their best resource: each other. Teachers access in-the-moment advice and resources;

    In addition, we do fee-for-service project work that is aligned with our mission of making all schools better places to learn--for students, teachers, and school leaders. For example, we run design thinking sessions, create and facilitate opportunities for teachers to participate in decision-making and leadership, and design and run in-person events that showcase teachers’ innovative ideas and work.


    The Program Coordinator (Coordinator) collaborates with the Executive Director and Director of Programs to ensure thoughtful planning, high-quality implementation, and continuous improvement of the Teacher Collaborative’s core programs and projects. Because we work with educators, many of our events and meetings take place in the evening including Educator Exchange events (4-7pm) and Co-Lab meetings (5-8pm).  Therefore, the Coordinator must be able to work a flexible schedule as is needed.


    The Coordinator reports to the Director of Programs and is responsible for doing the following activities:


    • Supporting the planning and implementation of the Teacher Collaborative’s core programs and projects:
      • Leading the planning of Educator Exchange events including, securing content experts, managing logistics, and supporting marketing;
      • Fully managing the logistics of monthly Educator Exchange events, including securing event space and catering, setting up and managing registration, printing materials, leading the set-up and break-down of events and processing and tracking event expenses;
      • Supporting Co-Lab meetings by researching content-specific resources and activities, attending Co-Lab meetings, and providing some facilitation support with the opportunity to grow into a greater facilitation role over time;
      • Managing logistics of Co-Lab meetings, including ordering dinner, securing parking, and processing receipts.
    • Supporting fee-for-service project work:
      • Supporting the Executive Director to manage incoming projects by co-creating and implementing comprehensive project plans;
      • Supporting the execution of project work by creating materials (e.g. surveys, PowerPoint slides, agendas) and attending in-person meetings and events;
      • Leading on logistics for in-person meetings and events including printing and preparing material;
      • Supporting meeting facilitation with the opportunity to grow into a greater facilitation role over time.
    • Office management:
      • Managing monthly expense reporting;
      • Data entry into SalesForce;
      • General office management (e.g. supply ordering, file organization, updating public-facing event calendar, etc.).
    • Contributing to a growing start-up organization:
      • As a new start-up, we are often “all hands on deck” and require people to sometimes contribute to areas outside of their scope, including anything from brainstorming and strategic thinking to mundane tasks.


    We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
    • Detail oriented: able to manage multiple project simultaneously in a way that is planful and ensures excellent implementation;
    • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal;
    • Solutions-oriented: willing to put in extra time to problem solve independently and creatively when needed;
    • Tolerance for ambiguity and the ability to think on your feet and be flexible;
    • Alignment with organizational mission; belief that educators are awesome and deserve to be supported as leaders and experts in the highest quality ways possible;
    • Familiarity with trends in the teaching profession (retention, evaluation, leadership, career paths) or a willingness to learn quickly and independently;
    • Interest in joining a small early-stage startup organization with a fast-paced, collegial environment;
    • Preferred: At least 1 year of experience teaching or working in a school in some capacity;

    TSNE MissionWorks/The Teacher Collaborative envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.


    As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/The Teacher Collaborative will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  


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