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Manager of Instruction

GO Project

The Details

Location: Hybrid role based in New York, NY

Start Date: May 2022

Salary Range: $60,000-65,000

Reports To: Director of Instruction

Vaccine Mandates: All GO Project headquarters staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with a second dose administered at least two weeks prior to reporting in person.

Commitment:

  • The Manager of Instruction will be required to work Saturdays from October through April (20 weeks). During these weeks, the position is typically a Tuesday through Saturday schedule.

  • When Saturday programming is not in session, the role will operate on a Monday through Friday schedule.

  • The role will require work hours periodically on evenings for meetings and special events.

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The Opportunity

Reporting  to the Director of Instruction, the Manager of Instruction will support the ongoing implementation and refinement of all academic and enrichment programming, which is key to the successful delivery of high quality, holistic programming at GO Project.


Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate training opportunities for classroom team members, ensuring that they meet organizational goals.

  • Coordinate with GO’s Program Operations and Community Engagement teams to implement operations across six campus locations.

  • Plan and coordinate family events and other activities, connecting instructional staff with parents.

  • Oversee the usage of Individualized Education Plans and neuropsychological evaluation reports by instructional staff.

  • Collaborate with instructional leaders to regularly review, analyze and report on student academic data.

  • Oversee GO’s enrichment programming, manage partnerships with providers, conduct curriculum review, perform observations, and provide feedback to enrichment instructors.

  • Coordinate the documentation and codification of curriculum and lesson plans, ensuring long term accessibility.

  • To support classroom culture, working with instructional team leaders to ensure that communication and collaboration between teachers and volunteers is strong.

  • Manage high school fellowship (GO Getter) training, curriculum development and execution throughout the summer and school year programming. Work closely with the DEIA committee to align GO Getter curriculum and external PD offerings with current training content.

  • Work with the Director of Instruction to implement several initiatives related to GO Project’s five year Strategic Plan, including transitioning the instruction team to a new database (Salesforce), elevating Diversity Equity Inclusion and Access in program training and curricula, and deepening GO Project’s investment into literacy instruction.

The Skills You'll Need

Success in the Manager of Instruction role will require a deep belief in non-traditional education, specifically out of school programming, and a desire to support educators behind the scenes. You must believe in GO Project’s core values: achievement, support diversity, participate and innovate, integrity, responsibility, and effort and enthusiasm, exhibiting these values throughout your work and relationships. The ideal candidate will also bring the following skills, attributes and experiences:

  • 3+ years of experience in education, youth development or related fields required

  • Comfort with navigating necessary change and pivots in support of academic programming and in alignment with our core value of “participate and innovate”

  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks, manage operations, and remain highly organized in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience building relationships with people representing diverse cultural backgrounds

  • Comfort utilizing technology such as Salesforce, Excel, and Google Workspace/Suite, to manage projects and information

  • Willingness to learn new technologies and platforms to support your work

  • Strong ability to make strategic and tactical decisions using multiple data points

  • Experience engaging and motivating a team, leading to retention and clear outcomes for students


Preferred but not required

  • Background in reading and utilizing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)

  • Fluency in Spanish, Cantonese or Mandarin

The People

In this role you will report to the Director of Instruction. The Manager of Instruction will frequently collaborate with Directors of Campus Instruction, the Manager of Data & Assessments, and the Director of Program Operations.

The Organization

The GO Project levels the playing field for under-resourced students in New York City who are performing below grade level at the earliest stages of development with year-round, partnership-based out-of-school time programming. For more than five decades, GO has equipped thousands of children with the confidence and skills needed to make academic gains, perform at or above grade level, enroll in high-performing middle and high schools, graduate on time, and achieve college success. By harnessing New York’s physical, financial, and intellectual resources, GO has grown into a $3.2 million organization serving 700 students in grades K-8 across six independent host-site school campuses in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.

The Next Steps

This search is being led by Imagine Consulting, a talent and recruitment firm specializing in supporting nonprofit organizations in securing an equitable and antiracist future for our world. Interested candidates should click here to apply. If you have questions or need support completing the application, please reach out to our team at careers@imagineimpactllc.com.


Historically, people of color, women, transgender, GNCNB, and disabled individuals face insurmountable oppression when engaging with employers and recruiters. At Imagine, we understand that talent is not bound to a single story and that our intersectional identities are value adds in every space we enter. GO Project and Imagine are committed to building and supporting a diverse staff, and investing in fostering leadership from marginalized communities.


GO Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.