Vice President of Early Reading
Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)
Primary domain: Education
City: New York
Postal code: 10115
State: New York
Country: United States
$3M - $10M
Teaching Matters is a national professional learning organization dedicated to increasing teacher effectiveness, a critical factor in student success.
From states and districts to schools and classrooms, we partner to help teachers and school leaders develop the skills they need to teach well, lead their peers and drive school-wide improvement.
Our mission is to close the opportunity gap of a radically unequal education system for underserved and historically marginalized children.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
Teaching Matters is a national professional learning organization dedicated to increasing teacher effectiveness, a critical factor in student success. From states and districts to schools and classrooms, Teaching Matters partners to help teachers and school leaders develop the skills they need to teach well, lead their peers and drive school-wide improvement.Teaching Matters’ mission is to close the opportunity gap of a radically unequal education system for underserved and historically marginalized children. Over the course of more than 25 years, Teaching Matters has impacted more than 1,500 schools, 35,000 teachers, and 600,000 students.
For more information, please visit www.teachingmatters.org.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
Teaching Matters is seeking a seasoned leader to take its promising Early Reading Matters (“ERM”) program to the next level of growth and impact. Early Reading Matters is a comprehensive 3-year professional learning program that develops K-2 teachers’ expertise in improving their students’ literacy. Together with teachers and school leaders, Teaching Matters focuses on analysis of student needs, implementation of research-based reading strategies, and monitoring student progress.
Reporting to the CEO and overseeing a team of 20, the Vice President of Early Reading (“VPER”) will lead ERM into its next phase of growth and innovation, scaling to 80+ schools in NYC, developing a blended learning model, and building an alumni network. As a key member of Teaching Matters’ senior leadership team, the VP of Early Reading will build upon ERM’s successes and ensure its ongoing financial sustainability.
Specific responsibilities include:
Program Vision and Leadership
Set and drive a vision for the growth and sustainability of Early Reading Matters
Ensure high-quality execution of Early Reading Matters’ work in partner schools
Oversee ongoing analysis and evaluation of program data and hold the organization accountable to outcomes; manage evaluation process and outside evaluators
Lead continuous improvement processes to evolve the program model based on data and learnings
Lead the evolution of the onsite professional development model to a blended coaching model in collaboration with a content team, including an E-Learning instructional specialist
Stay informed on current research related to the language development and reading ability for children ages 0 to 8
Cultivate relationships with key stakeholders in early reading initiatives in NYC and beyond, including principals, superintendents, individual donors, and foundations
Communicate program effectiveness and key learnings to all stakeholders including funders and community members
Cultivate and manage partnerships with other organizations and groups committed to all children reading proficiently by third grade
Create short and long-term financial plan for the sustainability of ERM in collaboration with the Controller and CEO
Collaborate with the CEO, Director of Development, and Director of Sales and Marketing to increase revenue contributions to the program
Closely monitor revenue and costs for the program and make strategic decisions to ensure its financial sustainability
Identify, evaluate, and pursue a range of revenue-generating opportunities for Early Reading Matters
Organizational and Team Leadership
Act as liaison to the Board of Directors on ERM, ensuring board members are informed of program learnings, outcomes, and future needs
Manage a team consisting of a Field Director (who manages 15 coaches), Project Manager, Content Specialist, and eLearning Designer, supporting their growth and learning
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required
Minimum of 15 years of professional experience, including at least five years in a senior leadership role
Track record of success in designing and implementing large-scale, complex programs
Deep expertise in program design and management
Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills
Strong understanding of the operating context of elementary schools
Expertise in PreK-6 literacy strongly preferred
Excellent relationship building and partnerships management skills, with the ability to work effectively with and influence a diverse range of stakeholders
Experience analyzing financial models and developing program budgets strongly preferred
Program-specific fundraising experience strongly preferred
Passion for Teaching Matters’ mission and the ability to thrive in a collaborative and evidence-based environment
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
Commensurate with Experience
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QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS, PLEASE APPLY:
Teaching Matters is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all its employees.
NOTE: Teaching Matters is unable to hire any employees of the New York City Department of Education within one year of the end of their employment.
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