ELSF seeks a skilled project manager to fill the Manager position for the Dual Language/Bilingual Strategy

January 4, 2023

The English Learners Success Forum (ELSF) seeks a skilled project manager to fill the Manager position for the Dual Language/Bilingual Strategy. This role will primarily support the Advisor in developing and implementing a strategy for high-quality instructional materials in dual language/bilingual settings. We are looking for someone with strong project management skills who has experience interacting with key stakeholders, including experts, practitioners and internal staff.

Position Title: Project Manager, Dual Language/Bilingual Strategy
Reports to: Dual Language/Bilingual National Advisor
Status: Full-time, one year temporary with possibility of permanent
Location: Remote

Responsibilities and Tasks

The Project Manager, Dual Language/Bilingual Strategy will execute on the following areas of work. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list but outlines the major responsibilities of the role:

Project Management

  • Provide strategic planning and project support to the Advisor with the goal of achieving all project milestones and deliverables.
  • Support the development of a clear charge statement and recruitment plan for a national Advisory Council and manage logistics for regular meetings and communications with members.
  • Ensure high levels of satisfaction and engagement with the Advisory Council in order to have an effective guiding coalition for the Dual Language/Bilingual strategy.
  • Support the planning, implementation and evaluation of pilot projects with content developer (curriculum publishers) and other organizations 
  • Craft scopes of work in collaboration with other ELSF Managers and Directors.
  • Manage preparation for meetings including coordinating calls, identifying participants,, and creating an agenda and any presentation materials.
  • Take ownership of follow-up after meetings to ensure timely completion
  • Develop, manage, and maintain  the project schedule, ensuring resolution of any issues, escalating any issues to the Advisor when appropriate, and following up on relevant information.
  • Anticipate future challenges and risks and through collaboration with the Advisor, come up with strategies to address and mitigate them.
  • Determines timelines, deliverables, communication protocols and roles.
  • Lead after-action reviews and continuous improvement efforts as it relates to the implementation of the project plan.
  • May support CSO and Directors with additional projects as needed.

Impact and Goals

  • Plan for data collection and reporting by ensuring impact indicators are in place to gauge the effectiveness of projects.
  • Work with the Advisor in ensuring organizational goals are met including tracking and gathering necessary information.
  • Monitor and report key metrics for quarterly reporting on goals. 
  • Identifying priority areas quarterly to move the work forward to achieve the intended milestones.

Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability   

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in project management
  • Proven ability to think analytically, strategically, and with agility to translate ideas and insights into action through coherent and viable project work
  • Extensive experience managing and coordinating teams for a collection of multiple independent projects, with colleagues of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Experience with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of innovative pilot projects.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, while meeting deadlines.
  • Experience working with a range of individuals in nonprofit organizations, government, foundations, and private sectors.
  • Superior interpersonal, customer service skills, and partner-facing communication skills.
  • Knowledge and use of technology, digital communications platforms such as Google Apps and project management software.
  • Commitment to ELSF’s mission, vision, core values, theory of change, and unique positioning in the field.

Salary range

$63,360 - 95,040 annually. Salary is based on experience and in order to ensure equity within the organization, ELSF does not negotiate salary. Candidates can typically expect a salary between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint. In addition, ELSF offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance; paid holidays; vacation and sick leave; and a wellness reimbursement benefit.

How to Apply

Please complete our job application. This announcement will remain posted through January 13, 2023. Aligned to our vision & mission, ELSF seeks to build a strong organizational culture, inclusive of staff that is representative of the students we ultimately seek to serve. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Hiring Statement

English Learners Success Forum is a 501(c)(3) and is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. ELSF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

COVID-19 Policy

To center the safety and well-being of its employees, ELSF requires that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks of their start date. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law.

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