Program Coordinator

Dallas, Texas, United States Full-time

Teaching Trust seeks a full-time Program Coordinator to support the work of our Leadership Teams program in the DFW area. This position is ideal for someone who is energized by managing multiple projects, likes to take direction but doesn’t need it to move forward, has a passion for achieving ambitious results for kids, and enjoys working on a fun, dynamic, goal-driven team.

Who We Are

Teaching Trust is a nonprofit organization grounded in the conviction that school leadership is the single largest lever to improve public education. We develop strategic, visionary leaders at multiple levels within schools and school systems to engage and lead accountable, collaborative teams. These teams in turn ensure schools have high quality teaching and learning and aspirational cultures, which are necessary to provide an education that eliminates the opportunity gap for low-income students and students of color.

We work in the following ways to provide education opportunities that eliminate racial and socioeconomic disparities and give our students choice for their life path:

  • Training, supporting, and developing school leadership teams that are led by an effective principal
  • Working with principal preparation programs to create a new standard for the quality of principal preparation
  • Cultivating a community of educators by supporting their professional development and career advancement
  • Influencing the practices of the school systems we work with so they are more supportive of the practices our participants implement for impact

What You'll Take On

As a Program Coordinator, you will work closely with the Program Officer to support the day-to-day operations of our Leadership Teams Program, and serve as the primary point of contact for our program participants. You will leverage your strong project management skills to help plan and execute all program events and sessions.

Your day to day work may include:

  • Event planning for 50-100 participant sessions and managing the day-to-day logistics associated with your programs
  • Providing strong customer service and a high level of care for program participants to give them the best experience possible
  • Drafting communication around event logistics, assignments, and content; posting and tracking assignments via online platforms
  • Building rapport with individual program participants to steward them through the program
  • Collaborating with Teaching Trust team members to ensure effective coordination and operations across programs

What You'll Bring

We are looking for someone who shares our deep commitment to equity and results for all students. You will thrive in this role if you push yourself and others to the next level, cultivate trusting relationships, learn from your mistakes, and persist through challenges.

Additionally, we expect you to:

  • Plan and execute event logistics across teams: You will use your strong project management skills to ensure program sessions (4 per month) and summer training are seamlessly executed. You will be proactive by anticipating needs and taking action.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely: Both in writing and in person, your communication is precise and articulate.  You possess an awareness of your audience and make sure to adjust your messages accordingly.
  • Execute key administrative tasks: You oversee and execute task management and have an eye for details. You work against a plan to anticipate needs, inventory and order supplies/materials, update participant databases, track assignment submissions, organize electronic materials, and follow-up with stakeholders and participants as needed.
  • Demonstrate a strong sense of resilience: You approach challenges head on. You know what it means to make tough calls, hold yourself and others accountable to reaching goals, and learn from your mistakes. You expect there to be setbacks and you leverage challenges as an opportunity to improve. You actively seek to get better in all that you do.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 1-2 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work under pressure and manage multiple deadlines
  • Proficiency in programs such as Microsoft Office, Google Platforms, and Dropbox
  • Ability to consume and process new information rapidly
  • Commitment to leveraging data in order to reflect and improve upon work
  • High level of comfort giving and receiving direct feedback/constructive criticism; ability to implement feedback quickly
  • Teaching experience, strong instructional knowledge, or work in education is preferred, but not required

Additionally, alignment with our core values is essential for the success of any candidate:

  • Educational Equity: We prioritize work based on its impact in eliminating the achievement gap.
  • Disciplined Behavior: We are unapologetically results and competencies driven.
  • Courage and Resilience: We take risks, rebound and persevere.
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset: We own our outcomes and act with urgency.
  • Reflection and Growth: We seek feedback and modify behavior to achieve results.

 What We Offer

Teaching Trust offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, covering the employee premium for base medical, dental, and vision plans, and subsidizing the costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Additional benefits include employer paid life and disability insurance, flexible spending account options, a very generous vacation and holiday schedule, and a Simple IRA plan with employer matching. 

Teaching Trust is an equal opportunity employer. Teaching Trust evaluates applicants for employment on the basis of qualifications, merit and work-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, childbirth, medical condition, marital or familial status, family responsibilities, veteran status, personal appearance, political affiliation, matriculation, or any other characteristic protected by law. All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of such status.