Coordinator, Program

National Math and Science Initiative - NMSI
Full time
Education and Training
United States
Hiring from: Anywhere

Coordinator, Program

  • Job Details

    • Level: Experienced

    • Job Location: Flexible Location (Anywhere in the contiguous US)

    • Position Type: Full Time

    • Education Level: 4 Year Degree

    • Travel Percentage: Negligible

What do you do all day?

At NMSI, our people mean everything to us, they are the lifeblood of the breports to the Sr. Program Manager, Programmatic Partnerships and serves as the program delivery and logistics lead for school partnerships within a designated region. Program Coordinators work closely with Program Managers to understand the needs of district partners, develop action plans, and offer direct support to schools and districts engaging in NMSI programs.

What are the details?

External Relationship Management

  • Participate in district strategic planning meetings and lead specific portions, as needed;

  • Support district cultivation efforts through communication, data analysis, and direct support to leaders and teachers;

  • Develop and oversee regional processes for onboarding new school and district partners and continuation of service agreements, includes but not limited to:

    • Ensure the submission and accuracy of all required documentation for newly enrolled and continuing schools;

    • Prepare documents for onboarding meetings and schedule meetings with districts;

    • Lead select onboarding and continuation of services meetings as determined by regional team;

    • Secure training dates and locations and communicate to districts during onboarding process;

    • Collaborate with Manager, Contracts Admin & Reporting to develop custom, continuation of services contracts based on partner district needs.

Active Program Management

  • Cultivate strong relationships with current school-based and district partnership leaders;

  • Collaborate with Program Coordinators across the team to ensure alignment, prioritize work, and share responsibility for team-wide needs and initiatives;

  • Develop school-based communication and distribution strategy critical to the implementation of the NMSI program and tailored to individual partners, as needed;

  • Coordinate and manage the collection and reporting of teacher and student engagement data for dissemination to school partners and general reporting purposes;

  • Partner with Finance on strategic planning and execution of honorarium payment, exam fee reimbursement, and course supply processes with school partners;

  • Monitor and inform the day-to-day operations and logistical needs of NMSI program implementation with district and school partners within a region for standard core programming and specialized program/initiatives (e.g. Lone Star CS), including by not limited to:

    • Lead the program communications strategy and implementation for Partner School Directors, leadership team members, and teachers for all event logistical and informational purposes, including but not limited to:

      • Providing rationale and purpose of NMSI partnership with the district;

      • Breaking down the logistical processes necessary to access NMSI programming;

      • Tracking and troubleshooting the NMSI partner experience aligned to programming;

      • Following up with districts and schools to help maximize attendance and program participation

    • Analyze and present student and teacher performance data in each content area to identify areas for targeted intervention and best practice sharing

    • Maintain CRP database with accurate school data and affiliations

Internal Partnership

  • Partner with Finance Team to:

    • Develop and distribute school budgets and agreements each school year for core and custom services;

    • Coordinate and execute the course supply ordering process;

    • Distribute honorarium, student award, and AP exam fee reimbursement payments

  • Partner with Data Analytics & Evaluation Team to create regional-level reports, as needed

  • Partner with Technology to design user-friendly tech solutions for partner districts

  • Partner with Program Delivery & Operations Team to:

    • Collect and distribute training event links and resources;

    • Communicate training dates and district-specific needs;

    • Distribute Facility Agreement when applicable;

    • Report on event registration and attendance.

Other duties as assigned.


What are we looking for?

  • Education & Experience – You have a bachelor’s degree and at least two years of professional work experience; an understanding of the school system is a strong plus.

  • Entrepreneurial – You live for the hustle that’s required to forge new paths; you collaborate well with others to make things happen.

  • Relationship Builder – You have a knack for building relationships quickly and inspiring those around you.

  • Organized & Productive – You are a master at planning your day and not letting distractions come in between meeting your goals.

  • Customer-Centric – You support external and internal customers–in this case teachers and fellow colleagues–by providing exceptional follow-through and follow-up, no matter what. You get satisfaction from making someone’s job easier.

  • Reliable – You can work effectively with minimal supervision, but you also know when to ask for help

  • Flexible – You are comfortable working in an ambiguous environment with competing priorities; you’re able to travel when necessary.

  • Growth Mindset – You learn from failure and crave feedback because you know that it makes you better; you are also eager to give feedback to your manager and colleagues.

  • Expert Communicator – You can engage audiences through vivid storytelling; you are a concise, compelling writer.

  • Inclusive – You can work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or job type—or any other factor that makes us unique!

  • Tech Savvy – You embrace technology as a tool to enhance your work effectiveness but not as a means to replace hard work; you are adept at learning new technologies quickly.

  • Sense of Humor – You don’t take yourself too seriously; work hard play hard is your mantra

Want to learn more?

The National Math and Science Initiative is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming math and science education in today’s classrooms and ensuring that all students have the knowledge and skills to thrive in the global economy of the 21st century. Founded in 2007, NMSI began by dramatically improving student participation and success in rigorous Advanced Placement math, science and English courses in 85 courses across seven states. Today, NMSI has scaled its proven program to serve more than 1.5 million students, 50,000 teachers, 1,000 high schools and 45 universities across 40 states, and is having a demonstrable and lasting impact on student outcomes.

NMSI Next, our five-year strategic plan, deepens our commitment to transform our current programs. In doing so, we will also launch a bold approach to partnering with school systems that drives outcomes not only at the student and school system levels, but also at the regional and national levels. NMSI Next is anchored on the concept that the whole will be greater than the sum of the parts and that our teamwork and program work go hand in hand. Additionally, we believe that our impact at the school system, regional, and national levels will reinforce itself to ensure population-level outcomes.

We believe STEM education is the greatest lever to accessing opportunity and is unmatched in unlocking student potential.

Specifically, NMSI Next will implement the following strategic levers so that all students, especially those furthest from opportunity, thrive and reach their highest potential as problem solvers and lifelong learners, pursue their passions and tackle the world’s toughest challenges.

  • Catalyze bold thinking and enduring solutions for all students nationally

  • Collaborate with regional stakeholders to drive sustainable changes

  • Provide school systems a world-class K-12 solution set

  • Build a strong, sustainable, and nimble organization positioning us to deliver exponential impact

The organization has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

National Math + Science Initiative (NMSI) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NMSI complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which we have employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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