InnovateEDU is a nonprofit organization with a mission to close the achievement gap in education through the development of innovative models and tools that serve, inform, and enhance teaching and learning. InnovateEDU brings together leaders in education and technology to design and develop breakthrough models and tools to help ensure that all students graduate from high school ready to succeed in college and careers of their choosing. We train educators and educate students with the goal of substantially improving the academic achievement of students in urban public schools. We develop technology, implement and urban education Fellowship and afterschool program at Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools, and advocate for data interoperability in education, among other projects.

Project Unicorn is an effort to improve data interoperability within K-12 education. We aim to create a community of innovators who make the broader case for secure interoperability by determining shared priorities, working in partnership with school systems and vendors to understand its importance and benefits, creating a demand side push for interoperability through partnerships, and educating buyers to consider the total cost of ownership through informed comparison of vendors.

Responsibilities

 

  • Support the execution of marketing and communications for Project Unicorn including the development of promotional materials, website updates, social media, and stakeholder outreach
  • Support planning and lead logistics for events for schools, networks, districts, funders, vendors, and other stakeholders related to Project Unicorn
  • Support the management of compliance with requirements of applicable grants
  • Plan, schedule, execute and monitor projects of varying scope, sizes and duration
  • Manage the Project Unicorn Scholarship program
  • Join weekly travel booking meetings with the finance and operations team
  • Book and manage travel for event speakers 
  • Help schedule meetings, track tasks, manage deadlines, milestones, and overall
  • implementation calendar, provide updates to various stakeholders, help manage communication between various stakeholders
  • Lead the tracking of stakeholder communications and Project Unicorn Pledge data and survey feedback using Salesforce and other organizational tools
  • Help create, distribute, and report on feedback surveys for events and process
  • Provide ongoing support for the Project Unicorn effort and respond to requests/needs of stakeholders
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Must be willing to work from the Brooklyn office

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1-2 years of administrative work required
  • Experience with non-profit work preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to InnovateEDU’s mission;
  • Ability to manage time and resources effectively;
  • Ability to multi-task and balance detailed steps with strategy to ensure successful and timely project completion;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated ability to follow through on commitments and promises with an appropriate sense of urgency;
  • Willingness to be flexible and adjust plans to achieve intended outcomes;
  • Focus on results and how they are achieved; does not confuse effort with results;
  • Identifies, analyzes and prioritizes complex problems and key issues;
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate and identify problems in a timely manner (and proactively); makes timely decisions in consultation with superiors

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