THE OPPORTUNITY

For over 25 years, Citizen Schools has been a pioneer in educational equity. Since opportunity, unlike talent, is not equally distributed, we have provided hands-on learning experiences that ignite curiosity, build confidence and expand horizons for over 50,000 underrepresented middle school students. Together with our partners, including 25,000 career mentors, we have exposed students to ideas and connections, helping them access even better opportunities than previous generations.

Today, we engage underserved students in hands-on learning, in school and after school. Our students are creators and problem-solvers, not just consumers. They become scientists, artists, mathematicians, engineers, writers, and programmers. We also apply best practices from our direct service work to systems-level advancement of STEM mentorship and learning by working with communities.

Together we are transforming education in school, after school, and across communities.


THE ROLE

As Manager of District & School Partnerships, you will develop prospects and build relationships for two of our core regional markets: New York City and North Carolina. You will also support National growth initiatives (like the planning and execution for our Virtual Coffee Hour) and other campaigns that promote our service offerings, and drive awareness and consideration for District and School partnerships with Citizen Schools. You will also work with the Chief Growth Officer in validating new market expansion opportunities within your regions.

During COVID-19 this is a full-time, remote position reporting to the Chief Growth Officer. This position will be based in one of our five core Catalyst markets: New York City or North Carolina (Charlotte, Durham or Greensboro).


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES


Regional Partnerships

  • Responsible for developing/cultivating new partners in New York City and North Carolina, while leveraging any existing Citizen Schools relationships
  • Evaluate competitive materials
  • Review and extrapolate key information from District and School strategic plans
  • Find contacts for target schools at a regional level
  • Research districts/schools for demand generation
  • Develop and execute outreach, following our five stages of the sales cycle
  • Enter and update all opportunity and contact information into Salesforce
  • Deliver proposals and close MOUs with Districts and Schools
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with District and School buyers and partners who influence the close of sales

National Team Partnership Initiatives

  • Support the execution of at least one National partnership initiative, like our Teacher Ambassador Program
  • Collaborate with team members, including across different divisions and programs to manage toward successful execution
  • Track and analyze initiatives based on learning; make recommendations for future optimizations

Communications & Team Collaboration

  • Work with internal team members to gather relevant information on relationships and projects
  • Help draft sample communications for outreach
  • Participate in meetings that drive partnership development
  • Attend regular team meetings, participate, take notes and follow-up on tasks

Project Management/Timelines

  • Help build out timelines to support plans
  • Support process refinement and creating process documentation
  • Responsible for juggling multiple projects and execute with minimal supervision


QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • A background in Sales required with a minimum of 3-5 sales experience
  • Dedication to Citizen Schools’ mission and vision
  • Knowledge and experience with education nonprofit organizations or with secondary education schools/service providers preferred
  • Must be detail oriented and self-motivated
  • Ability to conduct research independently and manage toward competing project deadlines
  • Must be relationship oriented and demonstrate a history of building partnerships with a range of stakeholders, decision-makers and audiences
  • Good communication skills to collaborate with internal team members and participate in discussions
  • Ability to manage multiple projects to successful completion, keeping teams on track and organized to goals, with a collaborative mindset
  • Skilled at drafting professional communications, the ability to write and communicate persuasively and effectively
  • Strong presentation skills are required
  • An understanding of public school systems and strategic plans are a plus
  • Experience with Salesforce, Cirrus, Google suite are a plus
  • Desire and excitement to model Citizen Schools’ core values: Confidence, Curiosity, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Perseverance and Teamwork
  • The fundamental belief that all students can achieve academic and professional success

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

This is a full-time position with an annual salary range of $57,000 - $62,000; compensation is competitive with similar roles at non-profit organizations of comparable size and commensurate with experience. Our benefits include a generous flexible PTO policy, medical, dental and vision coverage, 403b retirement plan with a match, professional development stipend and 15+ paid holidays a year including a winter break.

ABOUT CITIZEN SCHOOLS

Citizen Schools helps all students to thrive in school and beyond through hands-on learning and career mentors. Our vision is that all students have experiences and career mentors that ignite curiosity, build confidence, and help them develop into the next generation of leaders. Together we are transforming education in school, after school, and across communities.

To learn more about our work, please visit www.citizenschools.org.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Citizen Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status. Citizen Schools is compliant with the American with Disabilities Act and we are committed to making special accommodations for your interview or work as a member of our team. If specific accommodations are needed, please contact us and we will work to accommodate your needs.