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Program Manager, Education Modernization
Menlo Park, CA, US
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The Education Modernization team leverages Facebook’s technologies, platforms and expertise to change the learners perceptions of computer science and their potential interest/aptitude for it. The opportunity is great, but so are the challenges. The ideal candidate should be a strategic, creative, detail-oriented multitasker who stays ahead of industry trends in marketing and branding in order to contribute to the visible success of the Education Modernization Team. They will be fully conversant with our educational audiences: teachers, school administrators, students and parents, and have the sensitivity to unify our messaging around this diverse community in ways that foster inclusivity and attract non-computer science communities.
Reporting to the Education Modernization Team Lead, the Program Manager will be responsible for the programmatic success of Engineer for the Week (EFTW), striving to scale a successful experience for learners and facilitators. EFTW is a program for middle and high school students that demystifies the world of tech, empowering youth to build a working tech product while developing computer science skills.
Leading EFTW includes owning the continual improvement of key performance indicators such as growth of program participation, efficacy for learners in the program and satisfaction of participating facilitators. As the program scales, you will also cultivate partnerships and represent the program in the learning community.
A successful Program Manager will have a strategic mindset while leading and developing their team. Building the best team will ensure the program will be delivered successfully and add the highest possible value to our communities.
You will work in a dynamic, start-up like team that brings together engineers, educators and product leaders with a variety of backgrounds and passion for innovating the education space.
Develop and implement strategies that will maximize the impact of the program offerings
Initiate and set goals according to the strategic objectives of the program
Cultivate existing relationships with partnerships and vendors with the goal of ensuring clear communication, expectation, and support
Supervise all program and project managers involved to provide feedback and resolve complex problems
Know your customers - in this case, demonstrate and understanding of the audience of facilitators and learners
Keep team members informed with detailed and accurate programmatic updates
Identify potential challenges before they arise and offer and implement (and/or coach others to do so) potential solutions when needed
Manage and support the impact and growth of a program coordinator
Planning and executing the program from start to completion involving deadlines, milestones and processes
Devise evaluation strategies to monitor performance and determine the need for improvements
Discover ways to enhance efficiency and productivity
Apply change, risk and resource management principles when needed
Ensure program operations and activities adhere to legal guidelines and internal policies
Developing or approving budgets and operations
Coordinate operational needs, including purchasing, expenses, and budget tracking
Lead the Engineer for the Week initiative and own overall program planning and delivery
6 or more years of experience with program management
Demonstrated experience developing and evaluating program models, and operationalizing innovative programs
Project management experience managing multifaceted projects resulting in measurable impact and program growth
Experience creating and managing national partnerships
Experience engaging and persuading an array of stakeholders
Experience working with collaborative cross-functional teams
Demonstrated experience creating access and equity in computer science
Experience working with STEM organizations and/or technical teams
Experience in education or non-profit sector
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