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From our Executive Director, Carey Harris:
Dear Friend of A+ Schools,
I am pleased to share two exciting job opportunities here at A+ Schools. Please share these job announcements (attached and short ones below) with your networks to help us find hard working, committed professionals.
A+ Schools – Pittsburgh’s independent community advocate for equity and excellence in public education – is seeking two highly productive, strategic, and experienced individuals to join our team of dedicated, mission-driven professionals.
One of the major goals of our current strategic plan is to build a sizeable community of parents and students with the power, skill and knowledge to organize others to ensure African American students receive the education they deserve. Two positions are integral to this work – a community organizer and a program manager.
The Community Organizer is responsible for building, managing, and mobilizing adult networks to improve public education in Pittsburgh. This position requires passion for social justice, a learning mind set, strong relationship orientation and a strong generalist skill set. Organizers spend the majority of their time in the community while working on several projects at once, so the position requires someone with high energy and effective time management. This position is a key member of the organizing team and works collaboratively with others in A+ Schools including both staff and board members to execute the current strategic plan.
Parent leaders from Hazelwood have built a parent engagement program at Mifflin school. We have partnered with them to help formalize the program, make it available to more schools, and build the capacity of additional parent groups to create and implement an engagement program that improves their school climate. This body of work is in its beginning stages and will be the main responsibility of the Program Manager.The Program Manager is a new position within A+ Schools. He/She will be responsible for developing program materials, training parents, facilitating parent volunteers through decision-making processes and assisting them in designing, implementing and evaluating their program. This position requires passion for social justice, a growth mind set, strong relationship orientation, planning and facilitation skills as well as strong speaking and writing skills. The Program Manager will spend a large percentage of his/her time in the community while working on several projects at once, so the position requires someone with high energy and effective time management. Because the success of the Program Manager will be reflected in the accomplishments of parent volunteer teams, a key function of this position is to coach, support, motivate, and encourage parents to succeed. This position is a key member of the organizing team and works collaboratively with others in A+ Schools including both staff and board members to execute the current strategic plan.
Thanks in advance for your help in spreading the word and finding us great candidates.