Program Manager, BMore Me Program
The Fund for Educational Excellence (Fund) is currently seeking an accomplished, results-driven Program Manager for the BMore Me program. This position will remain with the Fund only until June 30th, 2023, at which point it will be transferred to Baltimore City Public Schools, as part of a broader transition of grant-funded positions.
The Program Manager will be responsible for the strategic implementation of BMore Me, working with Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) district office leads in support of developing and implementing culturally responsive, inquiry-driven BMore Me curriculum, organizing fellowships with teachers and students and supporting district-wide youth engagement events. The Program Manager will be supervised on a day-to-day basis by a City Schools Cabinet Officer. If you are a City Schools employee who is interested in this external role but want to remain an employee of City Schools, please apply, and the hiring team will discuss this as part of the selection process.
An ideal candidate has a track record for planning, monitoring, and evaluating program execution, coordinating projects that involve a variety of stakeholders, and creating and managing budgets.
They should be experienced with collaborating with school-based staff, developing and delivering monthly presentations, and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data.
Under the leadership of Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) Offices of Academics and Equity, develop BMore Me strategy, coordinate relevant offices, and manage implementation and expansion of the BMore Me Initiative;
Coordinate with the City Schools Office of Teaching and Learning to develop and implement high quality, culturally responsive curriculum (Note: project launches as a Social Studies effort but will eventually be offered in expanded grades and contents.)
Coordinate with the City Schools Youth Engagement Office to execute the BMore Me Speaker Series and the BMore Me Student Conference;
Coordinate with the City Schools Offices of Communications and Engagement to amplify and elevate student voices through BMore Me, as well as to engage families and the community in BMore Me events
In collaboration with the City Schools Equity Office and in support of the Equity Policy goals, support the design of BMore Me as a space for teachers to engage with and implement culturally-responsive curriculum, pedagogy, and creating responsible spaces for conversations about race and equity in the classroom
Design structures and systems to learn from and improve curriculum being developed, grounded in student and teacher voice;
Analyze and synthesize data, including benchmark exams, end of unit scores, surveys, and qualitative feedback to understand how the BMore Me curriculum is impacting academic outcomes and stakeholder experience in social studies and other content areas, and communicate and share learnings with leaders and stakeholders;
Document successes and lessons learned to support leadership reflection, revisions, and edits;
Support the continuation of BMore Me student leadership opportunities, which focus on authentically partnering with students around creating student-led spaces, investing in student leadership, and policy making in the district
Act as a thought partner and collaborate with other City Schools district offices and staff in support of this work, including sharing effective practices and lessons learned;
Convene the BMore Me Executive Council to ensure alignment to district goals;
Prepare grant reports and participate in funder required activities;
Manage the BMore Me budget, including overseeing stipends and invoices; and,
Participate in conversation and strategic decision-making around the evolution of BMore Me.
Specific activities this person will be doing immediately
- Manage BMore Me Summer Fellows in the writing of new curriculum and improving on curriculum development in progress in collaboration with the Social Studies team.
- Support the development of a clear, aligned vision for sustaining BMore Me
- Partner with other offices to ensure role clarity and continued support for effective implementation of BMore Me
- Lead conversations with key internal and external stakeholders on BMore Me expansion (e.g. grades, content areas, opportunities for student voice, etc.)
- Equity focused
- Experience as an effective teacher with an understanding for academic rigor
- Experience in moving complex projects forward
- Ability to navigate competing priorities
- Experience leading a cross-functional, multi-departmental team
- Habits of a learner – reflecting on work, wanting to improve, and supporting those around them to do the same
- Passion for working with young people
- Flexibility and capacity to manage the ambiguity that comes with new projects
- Deep held belief in the importance of collaboration and collective problem-solving
- Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with staff across offices
- Experience and/or appreciation of Baltimore and its rich history
- Experience specifically in elevating the voices of young people and providing opportunities for agency
- Experience with developing and teaching culturally responsive curriculum
- Strong project management skills
- Experience leading professional development/adult-learners
- Improvement science knowledge
- Proficiency in data analysis
Please submit a resume and cover letter addressed to Chitamawe Daka Mulwanda at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include “Program Manager: BMORE Me” in the subject line of the email. Applications may be submitted until 11:59 PM on Friday, May 5, 2023 but will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will consider only those applications that include a cover letter tailored to this position.
The Fund for Educational Excellence is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage bi-lingual and multi-lingual candidates as well as individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply to this position. The Fund for Educational Excellence does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age.