Position Vacancy - Project Associate, Policy, Learning Starts at Birth, Bank Street Education Center Bank Street College of Education 610 West 112th Street, New York, NY 10025
Background: Bank Street College of Education is a leader in progressive education, a pioneer in understanding how children learn and grow, and a national advocate for children and their families. The Bank Street Education Center disrupts inequity through system-level change to help design better educational experiences for children and adults. Through both policy and practice, we work in partnership with communities, early childhood education and care organizations, school systems, state and local governments, and higher education organizations to address the challenges currently hindering effective and equitable teaching and learning for all.
To support those efforts, the Education Center seeks a program associate to support logistical, project management, writing, research, and communications support for a range of key projects across the policy portfolio.
Key Relationships: The Program Associate will report directly to the Associate Vice President of Bank Street Education Center and also be directly accountable to Project Directors who lead the implementation of a range of projects as well as collaborate with a variety of internal stakeholders to execute the implementation and integration of tasks. Logistics & Operations: - Creating, iterating on, and finalizing PowerPoint decks, handouts, agendas, and related materials for webinars, key meetings with internal or external stakeholders, and professional learning sessions with a range of stakeholders; - Supporting in material production ranging from material design and creation, copy editing, document creation, related research, etc.; - Providing technical support for professional learning engagements, including managing logistical details and platform guidance in the preparation for and during sessions; - Manage logistics related to outreach, marketing, recruitment, and registration functions for convenings or other events organized by the policy team; - Documenting team notes and decisions during team meetings and external partner meetings, identifying key decisions and next steps, and drafting related correspondence; - Supporting the management of the administrative elements of regular meetings with the internal team and external partners, including scheduling and following up on meetings as needed; - Maintaining functional and supportive organizational systems and processes, including managing the G: Drive, codifying and revising existing and new processes, etc.; - Maintaining internal budget tracking across projects, including managing invoices and reimbursements, liaising with team members and consultants, managing internal budgetary tracking systems, etc.; - Supporting in drafting and executing consultant contracts, managing consultant invoices and payments; and - Performing related tasks as assigned
Project Management: - Supporting the creation of a project plan to monitor the various work streams and tasks across the project, monitoring project tasks, and escalating timelines and deliverables as needed; - Updating the project plan in accordance with project updates and revisions in close collaboration with Project Directors; - Executing on project timelines in support of the overall project (e.g., via calendaring, scheduling, notes, etc.); - Providing communications updates and support internally for project team coherence; - Supporting project teams in communications with district partners and providers; and - Performing related duties as assigned
Communications - Drafting a range of communications materials such as one-pagers, grant reports, website content as well as policy briefs or case studies; - Providing copy editing support for a range of publication types; - Work with the internal communications team to establish a social media presence and other relevant communications (press releases, blog posts, etc.) that will assist with recruitment and serve to promote and raise awareness about the work of key programs and - Liaise with the communications office as needed, in collaboration with other policy team staff
Research & Analytics: - With support, conducting research to identify key information for inclusion in various research briefs or other materials; - Developing and fact-checking bibliographies across a range of publications; - Managing the development of systems for tracking regularly used sources for publications; - Building project tools (e.g., feedback forms, surveys, session reports, final report, ) and vet internally; - Collecting and tracking data around the quality of experiences of participants, and reflecting on this information to debrief learnings and surface implications on the project with project leaders, advisory group members and external partners; and - Performing related duties as assigned
Qualifications: - Background in education (nonprofit organizations and/or early childhood development preferred) - Demonstrated ability to design and manage complex and multiple projects; - Advanced expertise in Google suite, PowerPoint, Excel, project management, and analytical skills - Demonstrated organizational skills - Excellent communications skills (email, writing, in-person) - Keen attention to detail - Ability to work productively with participants of diverse experiences and backgrounds - Ability to work effectively with others at varying levels of an organization and to consistently display a high level of professionalism in all interactions - Flexibility in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment of changing priorities and tight deadlines - Demonstrated problem-solving skills with ability to perform independently - Demonstrated learning stance
Required Qualifications: - 2-5 years of work experience in the education field - B.A. degree (M.A. suggested/preferred) in education or related field - Excellent project management skills, with demonstrated success in moving complex projects forward
Salary Range:$65,000 - $75,000
Additional Information: - This position is contingent upon available - Please apply online by submitting a cover letter and resume for the position in the "Job Opportunities" section under the "About" tab on Bank Street's website: https://www.bankstreet.edu/administrative-offices/human-resources/job-opportunities/ - Please address cover letters to: Emily Sharrock Associate Vice President, Bank Street Education Center Bank Street College 610 West 112th Street New York, NY 10025 - Please include where you came across this job posting in your cover BANK STREET COLLEGE OF EDUCATION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ETHNIC ORIGIN, SEX, OR DISABILITY IN ITS EMPLOYMENT POLICIES AND OTHER COLLEGE-ADMINISTERED PROGRAMS.
The mission of Bank Street College is to improve the education of children and their teachers by applying to the educational process all available knowledge about learning and growth, and by connecting teaching and learning meaningfully to the outside world. In so doing, we seek to strengthen not only individuals, but the community as well, including family, school, and the larger society in which adults and children, in all their diversity, interact and learn. We see in education the opportunity to build a better society.