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Manager of Content Development and Programming - YES Prep System Office (IMMEDIATE OPENING)

Department: Teaching Excellence
Location: Houston, TX

POSITION: Manager of Content Development and Programming, Teaching Excellence 

REPORTS TO: Director of Partnerships, Teaching Excellence 

POSITION TYPE: 12-month 

LOCATION: Houston, Texas 

THE CHALLENGE 

Across the nation, only half of all students from low-income communities graduate from high school and only 10% earn a college degree. Even though 85% of our students are economically disadvantaged, YES Prep provides evidence that different outcomes are possible. Eighty-seven (87%) of YES Prep alumni matriculate to college within one year and alumni like Eddie Zapata are earning their college degrees at five times the rate of their peers with similar socioeconomic backgrounds. How do we do this? Each of YES Prep’s 18 campuses serves 6th-12th graders like Monique Bowie. Students typically enter YES Prep one or more grade levels behind, but quickly find themselves on a different life trajectory. This is a result of transformative relationships with teachers and leaders, and access to excellent educational opportunities. 

As the first minority-majority city, Houston’s schools cannot keep up with demand from students like Eddie and Monique. Houston is the 4th largest city (on track to become the 3rd), and this booming population translates into 2,000 families on YES Prep’s waitlist. YES Prep’s student enrollment is estimated to grow 31% between now and 2023 (from just over 13,000 students currently to 17,000).  

THE OPPORTUNITY 

YES Prep needs a dynamic, Manager of Content Development and Programming, with a diverse set of experiences, to make our mission a reality. As a YES Prep employee, you will achieve jaw-dropping results, create pathways to opportunity for our students, build transformative relationships, and eliminate educational inequities to advance social justice.  

To put it simply, you will ensure that the program effectively clears the path for teachers to complete their development and certification. 

THE ROLE 

When you join the YES Prep team, some of the exciting work and responsibilities will include: 

  • Supporting the development of the vision, mission and purpose, strategic priorities, and execution of the Programming and Content Development in the planning phase of the Teaching Excellence Technical Assistance Center 

  • Managing, supporting, and executing on the planning phase activities and outcomes of the Transformation Center regarding Programming and Content Development 

  • Working alongside a ‘planning phase’ grant team to identify the needs of alternative certification educator preparation programs across the State of Texas 

  • Learning best practices for providing technical assistance to educator preparation programs and program leaders from technical assistance centers across the nation  

  • Supporting the development of a comprehensive approach to supporting and developing alternative certification educator preparation programs in the State of Texas  

  • Supporting the collaboration and implementation of educator preparation program initiatives based on the technical assistance approach 

  • Building strong relationships with both national technical assistance center leaders, Texas educator preparation program leaders, and other core constituents to create a client base for the execution phase of the center 

  • Executing on both the strategic and tactical plan for the planning phase of the TE Technical Assistance Center 

  • Providing input and strategic approaches to the work 

  • Supporting the creation of materials, tools, and resources aligned to the outcomes of the grant 

  • Additional duties as assigned 

THE PERSON 

We seek staff with diverse backgrounds, talents, interests, and ideas. Certain traits consistently shine through for our most successful employees: passion for the mission, drive for results, care for students, resilience, and humility. Other traits needed and desired for this role are:  

MUST HAVES 

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution 

  • Outstanding record of organization and attention to details 

  • Experience with data tracking, people and project management, and communication with a customer-service focus 

  • Ability to travel both across the State of Texas and national (~50%) 

  • Belief in and commitment to the mission and core values of YES Prep Public Schools 

  • Openness to giving and receiving frequent feedback 

  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team 

  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and initiatives at once 

  • Ability to maintain emotional control under stress 

BONUS POINTS 

  • Master’s Degree and/or PhD in Education or related field 

THE PERKS 

  • Compensation – This position is an exempt, salaried position that is grant funded; salary offers commensurate with experience. 

  • Health and Supplemental Insurance –  A $0.00 medical option that includes $600 towards a Health Savings Account, in addition to a variety of supplemental benefits including Dental, Vision, Short and Long Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc. 

  • Paid Time Off– 15 days of Paid Time Off in addition to the system closures of our Academic Calendar 

  • Paid Leave Programming – In the event you need to be out due to a medical reason, YES Prep offers up to 12 weeks of full paid leave 

  • Professional Development - YES Prep values longevity and performance over time through our Commit to Five program. We invest in developing leaders through high-quality programs, effective coaching, and ongoing professional development.  

WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO EQUITY & DIVERSITY 

YES Prep strives to recruit a diverse team of leaders. We believe there is a transformative academic and social benefit for students when their teachers and leaders reflect a diversity of backgrounds. Ninety-seven percent (97%) of staff members agree that the organization provides a welcoming environment given their background and identity according to our latest system survey.

YES Prep is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood. 

THE NEXT STEPS  

Hiring two Managers of Content Development and Programming. If this sounds like your just right job, please apply here.  

If you are not sure this opportunity is for you, are simply curious, or know someone who would be perfect, please reach out to our Talent Acquisition team to be connected to a recruiter at talent@yesprep.org

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