Lead Associate, Education (P2)

negotiable / YEAR Expired 2 months ago
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Save the Children’s U.S. Programs (USP) division is committed to ensuring that all children in rural America have a healthy, strong foundation to thrive as learners and in life. Our goals are to increase kindergarten readiness and grade-level literacy and math proficiency for children in under-resourced rural communities. We do whatever it takes to be there for children in times of crisis; helping them recover from their losses and build resilience for years to come.

Save the Children is seeking a Lead Associate, Education. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring programs are implemented, with fidelity, effectively and achieve results for the children we work with. Focus geographic areas are East and South Texas but we may partner in different areas as well. Working on-site and remotely, you will provide training, technical assistance, and management support to a portfolio of program partners. This includes overseeing program implementation, monitoring, and evaluation at your assigned partner sites. You will report directly to the State Director and will work collaboratively with state and national colleagues to continuously improve our programmatic work across the state. This position is funded for two years.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Program Implementation 55%:

  • Guide and support program staff to ensure quality implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of Save the Children’s program models according to established standards.
  • Provide in-person and remote training and technical assistance for program staff; maximize the use of technology to do so.
  • Conduct regular monitoring visits and meeting to ensure program quality and compliance with data collection, reporting and all other elements required.
  • Visit each assigned site in compliance with the program model to conduct observation, coaching, and mentoring. Complete site visit reports. In state travel will be required for each of the site visits.
  • Ensure accurate and up-to-date data collection and reporting for each assigned site.
  • Consult with the Advisors about program questions and needs.
  • Regularly communicate with the State Director and Advisors about program implementation challenges and successes and how to resolve complex issues.

Partner Operations and Management: 20%

  • Support the State Director with partner management including but not limited to annual partner planning, subaward budget and spending, grant budgets and reports, annual district/site stakeholder meetings, partnership performance management, sponsorship, and emergency/disaster communication and reporting.
  • Meet regularly with each site supervisor.
  • Ensure timely and accurate incident reporting and necessary follow-up.
  • Support the State Director with identification and assessment of new sites.
  • Provide new sites with start-up support including but not limited to hiring and training program staff, technology and program materials, and Partner Portal usage.

Local and State Relationships/Advocacy: 10%

  • Support the State Director, and program partners as appropriate, with local, regional, and state community engagement activities, community partnerships/coalitions, and state level relationships.
  • Support the State Director with local, regional, and state program presentations.
  • Support program partners with media opportunities to highlight Save the Children programs.

Continuous Improvement: 15%

  • Participate in Save the Children Lead Associate calls, meetings, and trainings.
  • Stay current on relevant national standards and best practices.
  • Share knowledge and experience with the national program team and program specialist colleagues.
  • Participate in national program team projects and USP work groups.
  • Provide stories from the field to national staff.
  • Support State Director with VIP visits and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent, plus at least 3 years of relevant experience delivering literacy/reading and/or math education programs
  • Professional proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals and teams at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and maintaining and environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Working knowledge of financial and subgrant management
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and public speaking skills, demonstrated ability to convey clear understanding of issues related to poverty in rural communities
  • Willingness and ability to travel within the state up to 30% of the time.
  • This role is remote in the state of Texas.

This position may require the incumbent to operate a motor vehicle to fulfill certain essential functions of the job.?The incumbent should maintain a valid drivers license and remain in compliance with any Save the Children policies pertaining to the safe operation of motor vehicles.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the Spanish language will be considered an asset.


Save the Children is offering the following salary ranges for this position, dependent on candidate location:

  • Geo 1- NY Metro, DC, and other locations with labor costs significantly above national average: Target Salary for this position is $66,300 – $74,100 base salary.
  • Geo 2-Locations around the US National Labor Cost Average: Target Salary for this position is $65,300 – $67,500 base salary.
  • Geo 3-Locations significantly below the US National Labor Cost Average: Target Salary for this position is $54,400 – $60,800 base salary.

The salary ranges listed above are for US based candidates. For candidates located outside of the US, salary ranges will be based on the salary scales of the local employer of record.

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, base salary of internal peers, business sector, and geographic location.  Save the Children also offers paid vacation, accrued at least 12 days a year, depending on paygrade and length of service, paid safety and wellness leave of at least 1 day per month worked for a full time employee which is pro rata reduced for employees working less than a full time schedule, and at least 10 paid holidays a year. Employees may be eligible for additional bonus compensation. Save the Children US also offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, a retirement savings plan with employer contribution, family leave, paid parental/adoption leave of 60 days, commuter benefits, paid caregiver leave days, 1 paid volunteer day a year, paid critical child illness leave days, dress for your day, and much more.

Why you should join the Save the Children Team…  

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more. 

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About Save the Children

No matter your role when you join Save the Children, each and every day you will challenge yourself to devote your skills, talent and expertise to changing the world for kids. It’s an ambitious goal, and a meaningful one no matter how you see yourself professionally: an accountant, a writer, a data analyst, a teacher, a driver, a designer, or any one of the hundreds of dozens of roles we’re looking to fill every day. 

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.?

Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond.? As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any formin our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with?all?people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.?

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse.Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.

Fairfield, United States
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