Reports to: Managing Director, Program Operations & Innovation
FLSA Status: Full-time, exempt employee
Summary: The Innovation Manager is responsible for designing program related to new key initiatives led by PeerForward’s Innovation Team. The Innovation Team is responsible for designing breakthrough solutions to further the mission of the organization and meet sustainability goals. The Innovation Manager will serve as a primary expert within the organization on how to educate, train, and empower adults and High School students; in cultivating peer-driven youth engagement and activation; and in working successfully within complex learning environments, particularly but not exclusively in low income and underserved school communities.
While the school setting is the primary platform for delivering PeerForward’s program and materials, the Innovation Manager works within other contexts where students are served: directly at residential workshops, on-line, and through regional staff who serve PeerForward students. The Innovation Manager must have superior project management skills. While a research background is not required, the Innovation Manager should be knowledgeable about current research on education reform and on what drives low-income students to achieve academically both in High School and post-secondary institutions.
It is essential that the Innovation Manager can navigate a variety of work settings, each with its own processes and cultures, with the aim of synthesizing the best of education and youth development with technology, business practices, project management, and research and evaluation into a coherent offering that will result in increased post-secondary achievement for our nation’s most underserved youth.
The employee is frequently required to see, talk, hear, walk, and sit. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 20 lbs. such as boxes, supplies, etc.
Please apply by going to the following website: https://bit.ly/2wokusi