Children spend 75% of their waking hours outside the classroom, yet our nation does shockingly little to capture educational value from this time in marginalized communities. Picture a child’s time as an orange. Their classroom experience is a wedge from which the education field is fixated on squeezing more juice. Springboard helps schools juice the rest of the orange, dramatically improving outcomes by harnessing the untapped potential in family engagement.
Low-income parents—often perceived as liabilities rather than as assets—have been left out of the teaching process. With limited access to learning time, their children make slow academic progress during the school year, and they experience chronic regressions over the summer. Research finds that up to two-thirds of the achievement gap in high school is attributable to summer learning loss in elementary school. It took a long time for the field to embrace the idea that all children can learn. It is... Springboard’s ambition—and our charge—to prove that all parents can teach.
Springboard Collaborative closes the literacy gap by closing the gap between home and school. We coach educators and family members to help kids learn to read by 4th grade. Springboard envisions a world in which all children have the requisite literacy skills to access life opportunities. Springboard’s programs help teachers and parents to achieve learning goals with children through 5-10-week interventions that combine personalized instruction for pre-K through third-graders, workshops training parents to teach reading at home, and professional development for teachers.
Since our founding in 2011, Springboard has scaled from 40 students to ~20,000 this year. Our programs consistently deliver best-in-class results, showcased in these interactive infographics. Weekly parent training workshops average 90%+ attendance. Family workshops and other aspects of our work have been featured in outlets such as Forbes, NPR, and the New York Times. We are out ahead of the field proving a simple but powerful truth: parents’ love for their children is the single greatest and most underutilized natural resource in education.
About the opportunity
Springboard Collaborative invites talented and passionate candidates to apply for the position of Project Manager, Contracts. The Project Manager will be responsible for captaining consistent operations of variable contracts. A successful candidate communicates clearly through writing and conversation; has exceptional self-organization skills, attention to detail, and time management; is driven to get things done; and thrives in progressing multiple projects simultaneously.
The Project Manager, Contracts will report to the Director of Project Management, Contracts. and work as part of the Project Management Office team at Springboard. This is a great opportunity to support an entrepreneurial team in maximizing the impact of a rapidly growing organization.
Who we’re looking for:
Internal project management
External project communication and accountability
While this description is meant to provide a comprehensive overview of the responsibilities of the Project Manager, we are seeking candidates who demonstrate flexibility and can adapt to evolving needs in an entrepreneurial environment.
Required skills, qualifications, and characteristics:
This is a full-time position offering benefits and a salary within the range of $60,000-$75,000 commensurate with Springboard Collaborative's associate-level compensation band.
Springboard Collaborative’s headquarter office is in Philadelphia, PA. Although applications are welcome from any location, preference will be given to candidates who live in or are able to commute to Philadelphia.
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