Program Coordinator, OBC

Innovate, Excel, Succeed with Our Team! The Southern Education Foundation, Inc. (SEF), located in Atlanta, Georgia seeks an outstanding candidate to fill our Program Coordinator, OBC position to support the Outcomes Based Contracting (OBC) Program, a strategic initiative.

For more than 150 years, SEF has made substantial contributions to improving education at all levels, from pre-kindergarten through higher education. SEF works to improve equity and excellence in education for low-income students and students of color in the South. Research, policy analysis, advocacy, and programs are the primary means through which SEF pursues its mission. Candidates should be able to effectively communicate and embody the values, beliefs, purpose, and mission of the organization.

This position reports to the OBC Program Manager. To learn more, please visit www.southerneducation.org.

The Opportunity:

The OBC program supports school districts in the creation of outcomes-based contracts as the basis of the contracting arrangement between tutoring providers and participating school districts. The ideal candidate will have a keen understanding of K-12 district environments with a can-do flair for getting things done. The Program Coordinator will directly support the Program Manager to execute all elements of the project, including managing relationships with districts, collecting relevant data, ensuring a series of tools & communication resources are developed and maintained, while reporting to funders. This role will support a wide variety of work necessary to keep the program achieving its strategic goals as it continues to develop. The Program Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Program Manager to promote and support an organizational culture that pursues improving student outcomes with evidence and passion.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Curating relevant resources, documents, and materials for cohort participants and OBC
  • Support with and/or managing social media, web conferencing, and other meeting/document sharing platforms.
  • Assistance in monitoring, tracking, and responding to the processing of consultant agreements, proposals, invoices, report submissions, and other documents as requested.
  • Prepare general correspondence, emails, agendas, memos, documents, presentations, reports, and other materials with intermediate-expert level skills in using Microsoft Office, Google Suite, or a similar professional suite.
  • Proofread documents, reports, and publications for accuracy and clarity.
  • Manage expense reporting for the OBC Director.
  • Extraordinaire meeting planner: scheduling meetings, conferences, researching/securing program venues, managing/confirming and following up on meeting logistics, along with preparing program materials.
  • Organize and prioritize workload effectively to complete multiple assignments within established time frames.
  • Act as a resource and liaison for grantees, consultants, partner organizations, and internal staff.
  • Provide support with curating relevant resources, documents, and materials for partners, funders, and staff.
  • Proficient using Salesforce to manage new and existing partner and donor entries.
  • Utilize com to monitor and update milestones.
  • Skilled in WordPress to update forms on the website, create content, and upload resources.
  • Experience with Google Analytics and Canva a plus.
  • Support executing strategic planning and related activities.
  • Work closely with and keep the Program Manager well informed of upcoming commitments, responsibilities, and follow-up appropriately.
  • Provide foresight and anticipate conflicts in calendar management for the Director, Program Manager, and Project Lead. Prioritize inquiries and requests while troubleshooting conflicts; make judgements, and recommendations to ensure smooth day-to-day engagements.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for differences in personal, professional, and business relationships on behalf of the Foundation.
  • This role can anticipate travel up to once a month.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required (e.g., in public policy, education policy, or related field).
  • Six to eight years of work experience (including internships) in organizational administration and program delivery, ideally in education and supporting organizations, nonprofit organizations, or school systems.
  • Highly detail oriented and collaborative.
  • Exceptional written, oral, and presentation skills and the ability to communicate clearly to an audience.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining relationships with school, community leaders, and/or philanthropic organizations.
  • Knowledge of current issues within K-12 education, especially those concerning economics and equity.
  • Ability to work independently and be self-driven.
  • Possess a sense of humor and the ability to exhibit grace under pressure.
  • Demonstrate comfort with ambiguity.
  • Dedicated to equity and excellence for every young person, but especially students of color and low-income students in the South.
  • Committed to the belief that education is the vehicle by which all students obtain fair chances to develop their talents and contribute to the common good.

 

Candidates interested in this position should have working knowledge of and passionate commitment to improving educational opportunity, particularly for K-12 students experiencing poverty. This is a full-time position working Monday – Friday. Compensation for this role is $65,000 – $75,000 and is commensurate with experience including a competitive benefits package. This is a grant-funded position with funding in place for two years. Extending the position will depend on additional fundraising.

The Southern Education Foundation is an Atlanta based organization. SEF is currently working a hybrid schedule where employees work remotely and, in the office, based on the needs of the business.

Interested candidates should submit: 1) a letter of interest 2) a current resume 3) names and contact information of three references to (hr@southerneducation.org) with Program Coordinator, OBC in the subject line of the email. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 The Southern Education Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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