Music Education Program Director
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- Cedar Grove, NJ
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About the job
We are seeking a National Program Director for our music education program.
The National Program Director will be a dynamic and charismatic leader who is responsible for bringing a popular, modern music curriculum, teacher training and free instruments to public schools through our extraordinary rock and roll music program.
He/she will bring a high degree of credibility, intellect and gravitas enabling him/her to successfully foster new, strategically valuable relationships with various members of school boards, districts, and other officials nationwide.
He/she will be responsible for planning programmatic activities, creating strategies for organizational growth, maintaining and nurturing existing high-level district relationships, and creating and managing the program budget.
In addition, the National Program Director will oversee a team responsible for providing teacher training and support across all our sites, developing highly engaging and accessible curricular materials for music instruction, data collection and assessment, teacher evaluation, teacher and community communications and recruitment.
He/she will bring the sort of passion and mission-driven motivation that inspired the formation of our organization and combine it with the managerial savvy and operational efficiency skills which are essential to our organizations continued growth and evolution.
This is a highly dynamic role in a social entrepreneurial organization that is transforming kids' lives.
Chief Operating Officer for day-to-day issues with direct access to the Founder/ED for fundraising purposes
-Together with the CEO, COO and their designated senior management team, participate in setting the overall strategy and specific annual goals and targets for expanding the program into more schools and states
-Nurture existing and establish new high-level relationships within school districts and at the individual school building level to ensure ongoing support for programs that are in place, and to build support for new program agreements
-Proactively dialogue with partner school districts to foster program growth and improvement of existing programs
-Create and manage the budget for programmatic activities, including restricted and non-restricted funds
-Establish clear goals and objectives for the Director of Training, Program Managers and Director of Curriculum that are in sync with meeting the needs of existing programs and with meeting the growth expectations as agreed with the CEO and COO
-As one of the key ambassadors of our organization, espouse the organization's extraordinary value and accomplishments at every opportunity
-As necessary, serve as proxy to the CEO in matters of external communication with key stakeholders and partners
-Establish, maintain and continuously review systems, processes and procedures to ensure that the programs are run efficiently, effectively, safely and in accordance with the terms of the agreements with each school
-Together with the Director of Training, set the vision and action plan for the training of teachers nationwide and provide guidance, as necessary, for its implementation by the Director of Training and regional Program Directors
-Ensure that our curriculum is effectively conveyed to new and existing teachers in terms of clarity, training, and training refreshment
-Establish criteria for data collection and assessment to provide metrics with respect to the efficacy of the program as well as the resulting satisfaction-level of participating school districts, schools, teachers and students
-Nurture relationships with existing vendors and establish new vendor relationships for the benefit of purchasing instruments at optimal prices for the program
-Regularly provide coaching and reviews to program staff
-Continuously seek to retain, hire and mentor full and part-time program staff who share the mission and values of our organization and who bring intelligence, innovation, and integrity that enhance the organization's ability to positively impact the lives of children.
Relevant Experience & Skills:
-5 or more years teaching in a public school setting
-3 years of managerial experience in a setting involving comparable responsibilities as those outlined above
-Exceptionally strong interpersonal and communication skills
-Proven ability to motivate, inspire, and develop teachers and staff
-Proven ability to effectively manage multiple projects, self-prioritize, and adjust to shifting priorities while meeting deadlines and showing attention to detail
-Ability to anticipate problems, take initiative, and "think outside the box"
-Proficiency on one or more of the following instruments: guitar, electric bass, drum kit, keyboard
-Bachelor's degree required
-Master's or doctoral degree preferred
-Formal academic pedigree in some aspect of music, music performance or music teaching will be considered a plus
-Understanding of, and shared passion for our mission, pedagogy, curricula and programs
-Familiarity with navigating within the public school environment and its unique dynamics
-A dynamic, charismatic temperament that fosters enthusiasm in others
-A natural relationship builder
-A big picture thinker with the ability to provide tangible, constructive suggestions to improve the organization and support its growth objectives
-A collaborative individual that is willing to consider diverse opinions and integrate them into creating effective solutions
-Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with databases
-An individual of the highest integrity.
Please submit your resume and cover letter for consideration.