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Community and Event Development Manager

Talent Development Manager

Client Services Manager

Community and Event Development Manager

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The Community and Event Development Manager (CM) reports to the Executive Director and works closely with senior staff to manage and maintain a community of educators committed to Project Based Learning. The CM also plans, develops and manages programs, media and events that communicate the purpose and process of Project Based Learning, BIE’s educational vision, and the opportunities BIE provides for educators. This is a Novato, California based, full- time exempt position with benefits. The position starts as soon as the successful candidate can begin, but no later than July 1, 2014. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Community development responsibilities include:

  • Creating and sustaining a community of educators who have participated in BIE professional development and/or purchased or downloaded BIE products.
  • Leading and managing an integrated marketing strategy that communicates the importance, impact and components of Project Based Learning. This includes:
  • Creating and supervising video, email communications, and social media production conveying the importance, impact and components of PBL.
  • Supervising and preparing print media, brochures, blogs, web content, etc.
  • Contributing to BIE proposals, client communications, and other written documents.
  • Creating worldwide recognition of and goodwill toward the BIE brand.
  • Preparing briefings and reports on the effectiveness of BIE communications efforts
  • Developing and managing partnerships and co-sponsored initiatives with other organizations.
  • Representing BIE at partner meetings, events and networking opportunities.
  • Working with BIE senior staff to develop new clients.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Event development responsibilities include:

  • Conceiving (with senior staff), planning, and managing BIE meetings, convenings, and conferences including PBL World(s), PBL Academies, National Faculty Summits, NFDP Boot Camps, etc.
  • Overseeing event finances, contractual obligations, travel and lodging arrangements. using Google Analytics and other tools.
  • Expanding PBL World to include new venues and dates.
  • Creating and managing PBL academies

The Person

  • Five or more years of communications, marketing, and event management experience, preferably related to education.
  • Proven track record of creating and overseeing production of text-based and online materials.
  • Organized, detail oriented, careful, cool under pressure and deadlines.
  • Strong collaboration and oral/written communication skills.
  • Self-starter: able to work without close supervision.
  • Ability to empathize and see others’ points of view.
  • Competent with Word, Excel, Google Apps, Skype/video conferencing, and willing to learn Salesforce if not already competent.
  • Knowledge of Project Based Learning.

The Application Process

Applications are now being accepted. Please complete the Community and Event Manager application form to apply. You will receive an email acknowledging your application. We will review applications as received, and conduct telephone interviews with promising candidates. Finalists will be invited to visit BIE for a face-to-face interview. We hope to conclude the selection process by June 1, 2014.

No telephone calls, please. No email or snail mail applications.

BIE seeks a diverse staff and is an equal opportunity employer, a certified Marin County Green Business and dog-friendly working environment.

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Talent Development Manager

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The Talent Development Manager (TDM) has major responsibility for coaching, training and evaluating BIE National Faculty and partner district staff participating in the BIE Capacity Building Program. The TDM is supervised jointly by Rody Boonchouy, Director of National Faculty, and Jennifer Cruz, Senior Client Services Manager. Preference will be given to candidates who live in (or will relocate to) the Bay Area and can work out of BIE’s Novato, CA office. The position is a fixed-term, full-time position with benefits. Salary is dependent upon experience. The position starts as soon as the successful candidate can begin, but no later than July 1, 2014. The initial term of hire ends on June 30, 2015. Depending upon job performance and the availability of BIE funding, this position can be renewed for an additional year each June.

Major responsibilities include:

Talent Development Tasks

  • Assisting in coaching, training, and formative evaluation of National Faculty who provide field and online services.
  • Reviewing and providing feedback on observation reflections and co-facilitation deliverables for the National Faculty Development Program [NFDP] and the Capacity Building Program [CBP].
  • Leading National Faculty cohorts in regional/national/international professional learning events.
  • Planning and facilitating Summits, Boot Camps, and other BIE events.
  • Facilitating PBL workshops and sustained support visits.
  • Collaborating with BIE staff on developing tools, materials and resources related to the coaching, training, and formative evaluation of NFDP and CBP participants.
  • Collaborating with BIE staff on developing PBLU course material and processes.

Administrative Tasks

  • Using Salesforce to schedule CBP observation and co-facilitation opportunities with National Faculty after consulting with Client Services Managers.
  • Maintaining Salesforce data and producing reports related to National Faculty and CBP participants.
  • Communicating continually with Director of National Faculty, Client Services Managers, CBP participants, and National Faculty.
  • Administering PBLU courses with the Support of the Director of Innovation.

Contributing to BIE’s mission

  • Working with other BIE team members to expand BIE’s menu of professional development workshops, publications and services.
  • Filling in for/helping out other BIE staff as needed.
  • Participating as a team member in BIE meetings and ongoing projects.
  • Attending Novato-based meetings as needed, at least 4 times/year (if not based in Novato).
  • Other tasks, as assigned.

The Person

  • Knowledge of Project Based Learning, preferably gained though first-hand experience.
  • Five or more years of K-12 classroom teaching experience; site leadership experience preferred.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Organized, detail oriented, careful, cool under pressure and deadlines.
  • Self-starter, able to work without close supervision.
  • Strong facilitation and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to empathize and see others’ points of view.
  • Online learning experience preferred.
  • Competent with Word, Excel, Google Apps, and willing to learn Salesforce if not already competent.

The Application Process

Applications for the TDM position are now being accepted. Please complete the Talent Development Manager application form to apply. You will receive an email acknowledging your application. We will review applications as received, and conduct telephone interviews with promising candidates. Finalists will be invited to visit BIE for a face-to-face interview. We hope to conclude the selection process by May 1, 2014.

No telephone calls, please. No email or snail mail applications.

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Client Services Manager

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The Client Services Manager (CSM) reports directly to Jennifer Cruz, BIE Senior Client Services Manager, and is a field-based, fixed-term, full-time position with benefits. The position has an initial duration of one year. Depending upon job performance and the availability of BIE funding, this position can be renewed annually.

Major responsibilities include:

Communication tasks

  • Remaining in close contact with the Senior Client Services Manager and other BIE staff, and keeping BIE fully informed of district activities and progress with regards to district PBL implementation plans. 
  • Talking to district and school leaders to understand their needs for PBL teacher development workshops and the progress of district sustained support programs. 
  • Explaining to district and school leaders and the public what PBL is, and what products, online resources, and teacher professional development and other services BIE offers. 
  • Attending onsite client meetings required for the smooth operation of district programs. 
  • Facilitating workshops, meetings and protocols, as assigned. 
  • Creating messaging tools for clients, including such things as: PowerPoints, email, memos and brochures. 

Administrative tasks

  • Coordinating with district staff and BIE to schedule and deliver PBL teacher development workshops and all elements of district sustained support programs. 
  • Preparing documents (electronic or hard copy) describing and/or supporting with BIE-provided professional development and support services. 
  • Scheduling BIE National Faculty Development Program and district Capacity Building Program and participating in professional development workshops, coaching and events. 
  • Inputting and monitoring Salesforce data related to district programs. 
  • Generating reports for BIE staff and National Faculty. 
  • Collecting, reviewing and providing timely feedback on documents generated by district Capacity Building Program participants. 
  • Attending quarterly (and potentially, more frequent) BIE staff meetings each year. 
  • Preparing quarterly work projections for review by BIE staff. 
  • Attending all BIE National Faculty summits and conferences. 

Contributing to BIE’s mission

  • Working with other BIE team members to expand BIE’s menu of professional development workshops and services. 
  • Filling in for/helping out other BIE staff as needed. 
  • Participating as a team member in BIE meetings and ongoing projects. 
  • Other tasks, as assigned. 

The Person

  • Five or more years of K-12 classroom teaching experience. 
  • Site leadership experience preferred. 
  • Organized, detail oriented, careful, cool under pressure and deadlines. 
  • Strong facilitation skills. 
  • Strong collaboration skills. 
  • Self-starter, able to work without close supervision. 
  • Knowledge of Project Based Learning, preferably gained though first-hand experience. 
  • Good oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to empathize and see others’ points of view. 
  • Competent with Word, Excel, Google Apps, and willing to learn SalesForce if not already competent. 

The Application Process

Applications for the CSM position are ongoing, and appointments will be made when necessary to increase BIE staff to meet the needs of new clients. Please complete the Client Services Manager application form to apply. You will have the opportunity to summarize your interest and qualifications and paste in your Curriculum Vita. You will receive an email acknowledging your application. We will review applications as the need arises to hire, and conduct telephone interviews with promising candidates. Finalists will be invited to visit BIE.

No telephone calls, please. No email or U.S. Postal Service mail applications.

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