The AIDP (Attendance Improvement and Dropout Prevention) funding supports the EducateNYC initiative focused on 26 Community Based Organizations (CBOs) working in 44 NYC DOE Community Schools, serving approximately 20,000 elementary, middle, and high school students and their families. The ReadNYC initiative is UWNYC’s grade level reading campaign focused on 3rd graders in the South Bronx working closely with anchor partner community-based organization (Eastside House Inc.) and 5 target schools.
The Senior Manager of Partnerships and Engagement for Education will oversee and coordinate all related opportunities for both ReadNYC and EducateNYC initiatives. The Senior Manager of Partnerships and Engagement for Education will liaise with the NYC Department of Education Office of Community Schools (OCS) to promote corporate partnerships opportunities, experiences, and events for 44 AIDP community schools in the EducateNYC portfolio and 244 Community Schools through OCS and other networks of NYC public schools. The Senior Manager will manage relationships with key stakeholders to ensure successful program delivery of ReadNYC and EducateNYC. The Senior Manager will provide ongoing outreach and communication to prospective partners to support ReadNYC and EducateNYC programming. The Senior Manager will collaborate with internal UW Resource Development and Marketing and Communications teams to strategize and identify partnerships in areas of event/program support, fundraising, volunteerism, and/or sponsorships. The Senior Manager will have the opportunity to create new programmatic responses to college and career exposure for students, based on needs identified by our partners and on research based best practices. The Senior Manager will also create processes and systems to streamline work and increase program efficiency/scalability and improve partner experience. The Senior Manager may also assist with additional special projects as requested by the VP of Education.
- Coordinate with UWNYC’s Resource Development (RD), Marketing and Communications, and Volunteerism team to identify and initiate strategic corporate networks that will help increase career and college readiness exposure for EducateNYC and ReadNYC students
- Liaise with DOE OCS Program Managers and Community Based Organization (CBO) partners in the coordination and deployment of volunteer projects and distribution for corporate partner resource drives (holiday, backpack, snack kits, literacy, etc.)
- Develop curriculum and materials for partnership events in collaboration with DOE OCS Partnerships team (i.e. career panels, financial literacy, etc.)
- Diagnose needs of CBO partners and Community Schools to help inform planning
- Serve as liaison from EducateNYC and ReadNYC to a set of local stakeholders in close collaboration with DOE OCS, CBO partners, community schools, and corporate partners/donors
- Support the development and implementation of new processes with stakeholders to ensure program scalability, feedback implementation, and room for adjustment to tailor for ongoing school/community needs
- Generate and implement creative and scalable ways to integrate programmatic messaging and activities with existing systems and networks of communication with CBOs and key stakeholders
- Participate in and contribute to key program design decisions and implementation plans in collaboration with UWNYC Finance and Legal teams and DOE OCS
- Support the development of a broader community engagement strategy to enable stakeholders to reach students at a larger scale contributing to the UWNYC two generational approach
- Develop quarterly, annual, and long-term strategic goals and objectives for EducateNYC and ReadNYC programming
- Manage reports by monitoring quarterly progress, trends, and insights of all opportunities done through the program
- Identify and coordinate partnership and engagement opportunities for students enrolled in ReadNYC Once Upon a Summer (OUS) and Once Upon a School Year (OUSY) programming
- Create experiences and support planning logistics with RD, MarCom, and Volunteerism to highlight ReadNYC programming to external funders and donors
- Assist and support with implementation of pilot programming and special projects as requested by OCS
- Provide ongoing support through designing, organizing, and implementing content for monthly convening(s) of Community School Directors, CBO Supervisors, Principals and other key stakeholders involved in the AIDP grant
Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
The Senior Manager position requires comprehensive knowledge of current education policies and procedures. He/she must proactively engage in continuous improvement practices to increase operational efficiency. The ideal candidate has experience building and delivering high-impact community and school partnerships and thrives in a fast-paced environment. The Senior Manager brings experience working with educational programs and a passion for educational equity in the New York Public School system. The Senior Manager must be able to work independently and may be called upon to provide services, guidance or advice to others.
- Bachelor’s Degree and experience in a related field (Public Administration, Education, Social Work, Grants Management, or Nonprofit Management) and a minimum of two years of experience in a related field. Masters preferred.
- Strong team orientation, relationship-building and negotiation skills, and ability to collaborate with diverse groups of people
- Proven record of effective project management, ability to work independently and take initiative, manage multiple projects, and meet aggressive deadlines
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Experience in working with City Agencies, Foundations, or Community Based Organizations
- Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and web-based applications
- Superior Performance
- Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving
- Planning and Project Management
- Embracing and Managing Change