ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The Primary School (TPS) is a new non-profit organization dedicated to dramatically improving health and educational outcomes for children. Fueled by the belief that the current model of school is too limited to close the achievement gap for our nation’s most at risk children, TPS is designing a new model of primary education and primary care which braids together education, health, and family support services starting at birth. In doing so, the school will expand the traditional definition of “school” in order to prepare all children to succeed in college, career, and life. TPS was seeded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a major national philanthropy.
TPS’s innovative new model of support has three defining characteristics:
- Provide integrated and comprehensive services: The new school will partner with an existing health care organization. Educators and health care professionals will provide integrated academic and health (physical, mental, and socio-emotional) services to students and families.
- Begin serving children at birth: The school will admit students at or before birth, and will provide early childhood supports alongside medical care during the critical years of child development, ensuring that students are school-ready by the time they enter the elementary school grades.
- Offer two-generation supports: Families will receive services, including primary care and intensive parenting education, to help them better support their children and become healthier themselves.
We opened our first site in East Palo Alto in 2016 and will serve 300 children and their families (age 0 to 5) by spring of 2017.
Director of Health, Family, & Community Integration
Long title, we know, but too often we separate health, family, and community. They can and must go all together. Your role is to be the linchpin across three teams and target the challenge with a systems mindset, a sophisticated solution.
In this role you will spearhead our work at our flagship East Palo Alto site while overseeing our existing programs, developing them for maximal impact. The Director of Health, Family, & Community Integration will work with our three program/content teams to ensure The Primary School model is successfully implemented with fidelity on the ground. You will have practiced experience and a strong track record of executing complex projects, managing a talented and diverse team of staff, building parent and community support and capacity, and creating efficient systems that continually improve delivery of services.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE
Site Management & Operations
- Leading the implementation of our integrated programs in East Palo Alto.
- Managing operations and administration related to the program.
- Providing on-the-ground support with events, activities, and direct parent support as needed.
- Building systems to track and manage the parent program, ensuring it is delivered efficiently and to fidelity.
- Tracking program expenses and identify areas to reduce costs while maintaining or improving quality.
- Developing and maintaining relationships with community leaders, vendors, and partner organizations.
Program Management & Coordination
- Overseeing and managing implementation of all components of the parent program, including our signature parent coaching program.
- Ensuring the program is implemented with fidelity, working closely with the parent and health design teams along with external evaluation teams.
- Managing the parent coaching team to develop effective systems to organize and deliver intentional coaching practice.
- Enabling team to be reflective and agile in delivering a high quality experience.
- Coordinating with the school principal to ensure the school and parent programs work in tandem to create a seamless experience for families, delivering on our commitment to team-based care.
- Ensuring our overall parent experience is consistent and provides parents with engaging, responsive programming.
- Leading our cross-program integration across school, parent, and health program areas.
- Managing the recruitment and intake process to create warm welcome for new children and families.
WHO YOU ARE:
- STRATEGIC DECISION MAKER: You thrive in a rapid-growth environment where you can press forward quickly with big ideas, though you understand this often requires recognizing when it is required to take a step back and create proactive strategic plans. This role isn’t for the meek; we want excitement, not reluctance when a big decision needs to be made or you’re asked to make a tough call.
- MOBILIZER: You’ve got that rare mix of vision and tactics that makes other leaders admire you. You've managed multiple teams on a range of different projects, but you're not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get in the trenches yourself.
- RESOURCEFUL & ADAPTABLE: You’re at ease with ambiguity and rapid change. You possess a positive, can-do attitude, and are adept at identifying creative solutions to obstacles. You can juggle many important responsibilities at once and you’re rigorous about prioritizing.
- COMMITTED TO INCLUSION: You're always asking: “whose voice is not at the table?” You have experience working with diverse teams and successfully navigating cross-cultural communication in both local and global contexts, and you deeply value creating a workplace that is supportive of difference.
- BIG PICTURE THINKER: You are at home at the whiteboard, excited to dream up the next initiative that could bring more good to our community. You lean on your vast experience organizing communities or working directly with families to dream big and anticipate obstacles.
- MISSION-DRIVEN: You have deep knowledge of community health programming and are excited to become an expert in the field. Your passion for mission-driven work runs deep and has been a common thread throughout your career.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- 8-15 years of overall professional experience.
- 3+ years of direct management experience, including building, coaching, and motivating a diverse team.
- Demonstrated experience building and managing technical and human systems that optimize scarce resources (e.g., people, time and money).
- The ability to move seamlessly from design to plan to execution without losing sight of the high-level strategy or down-on-the-ground details.
- A quantifiable track record that illustrates your ability to hit measurable goals.
- BONUS if you are fluent in Spanish!
READY TO APPLY?
Please complete the following application soon as we are reviewing on a rolling basis. Second Rolling Deadline: Monday April 3. Top candidates who demonstrate proper qualifications for the role will be invited to submit supplemental information.
If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to email us at email@example.com. We look forward to reading your application!