Manager, Education Programs - Triad area/Greensboro, NC
Job Details
Triad Area - Greensboro, NC

Participate Learning is a force for good that connects teachers and students through global education programs to foster human understanding and create peace around the world. We offer purpose-driven, challenging work in a collaborative environment, a flexible and open culture, and encourage employees to pursue their professional and personal passions.

As part of our B Corp commitment, one of the important measures of the success of our business is the positive impact we make on our employees. Our work inspires everyone to be change agents, bringing more empathy and connection to the world.

At Participate Learning, our most important asset is our staff. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that reflects this. We offer health coverage, flexible spending accounts, paid disability, maternity/paternity leave, generous vacation, paid sick time and federal holidays. Additional perks include 401(k) match, adoption assistance, infant-at-work program, work-from-home options, cell phone reimbursement, fully-stocked kitchen, onsite gym and volunteer time off. 

As a global educational company, we encourage lifelong learning and support our employees' pursuits through tuition assistance, learning a new language and annual professional development funds.

Position Summary

The Manager, Education Programs has primary responsibilities to provide programmatic and instructional leadership and day-to-day management for Participate Learning Schools, which implement at least one of three different programs (i.e. Bilingual Program, Global Leaders Program, Ambassador Program). We are seeking someone who is fluent in Spanish, so s/he can best meet program outcomes and deliver excellent, responsive, smart customer service for our Participate Learning Schools dual language programs. 

The Manager, Education Programs will serve various schools in districts across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. S/he will need to visit assigned schools every 6 weeks during the school year. The remainder of their work time can be remote, with some occasional in-person meetings at Participate Learning.

Essential Functions

Planning & Management for programs and teachers:

  • Provides consultative services to principals and district administrators for program understanding, site-based leadership and continuity.

  • Ensures appropriate student assessments are available and utilized for progress monitoring in English, Spanish and Mandarin.

  • Manages day-to-day relationships with program school administrators to promote high quality client experience, in a consistent, scalable manner.

  • Conducts observations to ensure high rigor and program fidelity, and provides coaching and interventions as needed for improvements and growth.

  • Manages programmatic resource needs, such as, identifying curriculum and cultural programming resources, materials ordering and distribution, communicating resource recommendations.

  • Ensures strong leadership and support through online community groups and forums to facilitate knowledge exchange, sharing of best practices and sharing evidence of student learning.

  • Promotes integration of programming to the entire school.

  • Provides high quality, relevant and timely training and professional development to teachers.

  • Collects and analyzes evaluations and provides reports on outcomes.

Program Leadership

  • Provides leadership and mentorship to ensure the team is contributing to the review and refinement of programming and performance standards.
  • Ensures effective communications and integration across departments in the organization.
  • Establishes project objectives, implementation plans, milestones, resources needed, progress reporting and assessment to ensure that targets are met.
  • Keeps abreast of emerging trends, issues, strategies and key players in the international education and dual language education arena.
  • Clearly articulates and supports the Participate brand through program activities.
  • Ensures the achievement of short and long-term goals for financial performance and expansion.
Key Knowledge, Skill, Ability and Education Requirements

Key Knowledge, Skill, Ability and Education Requirements

  • At least 3 years of teaching experience; strongly preferred to be in a K-5 bilingual setting
  • School leadership experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education/Education Administration; graduate degree is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the U.S. K–12 education market and context, with considerable experience in educational administration, or program management.
  • Advanced Spanish language skills required.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, plan and collaborate with a wide variety of constituents, including educators, students, parents, community stakeholders and school administrators.
  • Ability to gather and synthesize data and research to develop innovative, effective, relevant and sustainable programs.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and to influence and positively lead change and transition.
  • Strong planning, organization, execution and evaluation, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to effectively, persuasively and credibly articulate the importance of language acquisition and global education.
  • Strong understanding of and experience with rigorous literacy development.
  • Experience with content based language learning is desirable.
  • High comfort level with technology and tech-tools to promote progressive instruction.

Travel Required

Yes. Up to 80% regional travel to schools, districts and meetings in NC SC & VA.

Due to the nature of our work with teachers and schools, COVID-19 vaccine and booster is a requirement for new hires, however the company will consider accommodations for disability and religious reasons.