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The Buck Institute for Education (BIE), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Northern California, is the industry leader in providing professional development and support services related to Project Based Learning (PBL). BIE creates, collects, and shares high-quality PBL tools and resources with K-12 teachers and leaders across the country. At BIE, we believe that all students—no matter where they live or what their background—should have access to quality PBL instruction to deepen their learning and achieve success in college, career, and life. We seek to build a multi-talented team of consultants who, along with our staff, deeply understand and embrace the diversity of the students of today, and have awareness of the challenges in the world these students will inherit.

To ensure we can meet the needs of schools across the United States, BIE utilizes a highly skilled team of professionals, known as the National Faculty, to deliver our services to teachers and leaders. The National Faculty is comprised of seasoned teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, authors and educational consultants who conduct professional development activities on behalf of BIE. Each National Faculty member has his or her own areas of expertise as well as a comprehensive understanding of the BIE Project Based Learning (PBL) model.

BIE seeks exceptionally qualified educators to join the National Faculty team. Prospective members require a unique set of skills and experiences to be effective in professional development work. Central to this skill set is a core philosophy of education grounded in student-centered, 21st century teaching and learning with a commitment to educational equity. We are actively seeking practitioners of color and/or practitioners with expertise in culturally responsive teaching. In addition to leading PBL professional development activities in the U.S. and abroad, the National Faculty also functions as a professional learning community, where members innovate, develop, and share PBL practices and knowledge.

National Faculty members are independent consultants contracted for a variety of services in addition to the delivery of professional development. As consultants, National Faculty are engaged for one-time, short-term, or fixed-term assignments.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Speak with accuracy, depth, and conviction about the key aspects of BIE’s model of Project Based Learning.
  • Conduct onsite and online workshops, trainings, and consultation services that meet BIE’s high standard for professional development.
  • Assist BIE clients in follow-up support visits in the development and implementation of Project Based Learning units as defined by BIE’s Gold Standard PBL Design Elements and Teaching Practices.
  • Build capacity to facilitate toward equitable access and outcomes.
  • Actively contribute to BIE’s National Faculty professional learning community by developing and sharing best professional development practices.
  • Provide mentoring support and training to site or district-based instructional coaches and new National Faculty candidates.
  • Interact collaboratively with the National Faculty Manager and BIE staff to ensure that needs of BIE clients are met.
  • Maintain accurate time, expense and activity records.


Requirements:

  • Deep teaching, coaching and/or leadership experience in a PBL environment.
  • Prior experience as coach, trainer, or consultant for professional learning is desirable
  • Experience designing and facilitating professional development activities with strong ability to engage and effectively respond to diverse participant needs
  • Highly skilled in instructional practices and developed or demonstrated teaching innovations
  • Demonstrated commitment to educational equity
  • Ability to travel
  • Desire and ability to model BIE’s values of 21st century teaching and learning at all times

Please note official acceptance into the BIE National Faculty is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the National Faculty Development Program (NFDP). Our NFDP process is a comprehensive training to develop our PBL facilitators and coaches. We require candidates to commit to the following in their first year as part of the National Faculty Development Program:

  • Up to 10 hours of reading, video observations, and deliverables
  • 1-day orientation Bootcamp in March, 2019, in Napa, California
  • 3-day National Faculty Summit in March, 2019, in Napa, California
  • One 3-day observation in Spring/Summer 2019
  • Two 3-day co-facilitations in Spring, 2019
  • Minimum of two 3-day workshops in June through August, 2019

How to Apply: https://bie.tfaforms.net/4638534.
1. Have your current resume on hand.
2. Fill out the application questions and paste in your resume via this link: 2019 NF Application.
3. Note that your application must include a video clip of you facilitating professional development with teachers or leaders. See further specifications in the application.
4. Applications are due by 8:00am PST on December 12, 2018.

 

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Manager, Partner Engagement

Reports to: Senior Manager, Professional Services

Organization Summary
The Buck Institute for Education (BIE), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Northern California, is the industry leader in providing professional development and support services related to Project Based Learning (PBL). BIE creates, collects, and shares high-quality PBL tools and resources with K-12 teachers and leaders across the country. At BIE, we believe that all students—no matter where they live or what their background—should have access to quality PBL instruction to deepen their learning and achieve success in college, career, and life.  We seek to build a multi-talented staff who are passionate about equity in education. At the end of 2016, BIE launched an ambitious new strategic plan that provides a clear roadmap for ensuring equitable, consistent, and positive student outcomes while also creating the evidence base for further adoption of PBL.

Position Summary
An integral member of the Services Team, the Manager, Partner Engagement is responsible for managing, cultivating and supporting a growing pipeline of school and district leaders seeking to schedule high quality professional development for their teachers. This position will provide inbound sales expertise and pipeline management for the Services Team and larger organization. The Manager, Partner Engagement will also work collaboratively across the organization in support of organizational initiatives and projects in addition to internals and external events. 

Responsibilities:

  • Represent BIE by communicating, over phone and email, to incoming school and district leads about what products, online resources, and professional development are available in BIE’s suite of services.
  • Cultivate and manage pipeline of incoming requests, leads, and returning clients.
  • Ensure accurate service pipeline data in Salesforce.com, generating reports for forecasting, providing guidance and expertise to incoming data requests.
  • Analyze marketing and sales data to develop insights and make recommendations on areas for optimization.
  • Manage relationships with internal stakeholders, working cross functionally with sales, finance, marketing, operations, and the district services team.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Qualifications and Abilities:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • At least two-years experience client management and/or sales experience; Experience in customer service, marketing and K-12 education, specifically public school district experience is strongly preferred.
  • Proven ability to close inbound sales inquiries, totaling $3 million plus in revenue within a complex contracting and procurement environment.
  • Excellent technical skills with MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel); experience with Salesforce.com or other CRM database, strongly preferred. 
  • Comfort in learning and teaching new technology platforms.
  • Exceptional organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to establish a rapport from cold calls to emails to in-person meetings.
  • An energetic self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced team environment.
  • A collaborator who enjoys working across teams to achieve a common goal.
  • A mission-driven individual who is excited about making an impact in schools around the world.
  • Travel time is required in this position. You can expect to travel at least 5% of the time, but the organization may need you to travel more or less depending on business necessity.

Reporting & Relationships:
The Manager, Partner Engagement reports to the Senior Manager, Professional Services. They will have critical collegial relationships across the BIE organization, including the Marketing Team, Finance Team, the Director of Partnership Development and the District Leadership team.

Location:
The job is located in BIE headquarters in Novato, CA. The position will include some travel to key events and conferences.


Compensation / Benefits
This is a full-time exempt position with full health benefits (including medical, vision and dental), generous retirement contribution, life and disability insurance and an internet and cell phone stipend.  BIE offers a competitive salary (commensurate with experience) and a generous benefits package. BIE is a certified Marin County Green Business with a dog-friendly working environment.

We are actively seeking diverse candidates. Buck Institute for Education is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.

The Application Process
If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume and a compelling cover letter to HR@bie.org. Please reference "Manager, Partner Engagement" in the subject line of your email.  BIE will contact you if there is a match between the job requirements and your skill set.

 

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