Founded by Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is a new kind of philanthropy that’s leveraging technology to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges – from eradicating disease, to improving education, to reforming the criminal justice system. Across three core Initiative focus areas of Science, Education and Justice and Opportunity,  we’re pairing engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, policy work, and movement building, to help build an inclusive, just and healthy future for everyone.

 

Our Values

We believe we can help build a future for everyone.

  • We aim to be daring, but humble:  We look for bold ideas — regardless of structure and stage — and help them scale by pairing engineers with subject matter experts to build tools that accelerate the pace of social progress.
  • We want to learn fast, but build for the long-term: We want to iterate fast and help bring new solutions to the table, but we also realize that important breakthroughs often take decades, or even centuries.
  • Stay close to the real problems: We engage directly in the communities we serve because no one understands our society’s challenges like those who live them every day.  

Our success is dependent on building teams that include people from different backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other's assumptions with fresh perspectives. To that end, we look for a diverse pool of applicants including those from historically marginalized groups — women, people with disabilities, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or gender nonconforming, first and second generation immigrants, veterans, and people from different socioeconomic backgrounds.

 

The Opportunity

Our Education team brings together a diverse set of technologists, grantmakers, strategists and former teachers. Our north star is to enable every young person—not just the lucky few—to enter adulthood with the knowledge, skills, habits and agency to contribute to and thrive in a changing world. 

CZI's education team supports projects meaningfully using the science of learning and human development to improve learning experiences for students like: 

  •  the Summit Learning Program, a personalized approach to teaching and learning that enhances the quality of student-teacher interactions and empowers educators to tailor instruction to individual student needs;
  • Village of Wisdom, an assessment organization seeking to help educators, families and students evaluate the cultural responsiveness of learning environments; and 
  • Neuroteach Global, a professional development tool training teachers on how to apply the latest scientific discovery on how students learn into their classroom practice. 

The Education Program Associate assists in program and management related to the Education Program team’s grantee activities and initiatives. The Program Associate is responsible for furthering the day-to-day tasks that advance the goals of the Education Program team’s portfolio, including scoping and managing contracts and providing services and support to grantees. The position is also responsible for supporting the implementation of activities of various projects across the Education Program team, but primarily those managed by the Director of Learning Science, and senior managers.  

 

You will

The Education Program Associate assists in program and management related to the Education Program team’s grantee activities and initiatives. The Program Associate is responsible for furthering the day-to-day tasks that advance the goals of the Education Program team’s portfolio, including scoping and managing contracts and providing services and support to grantees. The position is also responsible for supporting the implementation of activities of various projects across the Education Program team, but primarily those managed by the Director of Learning Science, and senior managers.  

  • Assist with the management of grantee relationships and communications
  • Assist with scoping and managing contracts 
  • Aid in documentation and dissemination of learning from active grantees and projects
  • Assist in creation and management of RFPs and other grantmaking vehicles
  • Conduct desk research and summarize findings of publications
  • Coordinate internal distribution of program-related activities, findings, and messages through CZI’s internal communication platforms
  • Support establishment and execution of evaluation vehicles for on-going assessment of programs and grantees
  • Support logistical event planning (meeting/event coordination, reservation management, meal orders)
  • Provide meeting support including logistical set up, note taking and document preparation
  • Assist in processing invoices and general expense items for programs
  • Support coordination of other programs within the Education team
  • Support the Education team to maintain detailed records of key organizational contacts in Salesforce CRM
  • Periodic travel as needed

      Reports to: Director, Learning Science, Education

 

You have

  • At least 2-3 years professional experience
  • Experience managing complex projects
  • Analytical skills and experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and follow-through
  • The ability to work independently and demonstrated judgement to know when to ask for help
  • The ability to work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment
  • Comfort with ambiguity in a rapidly changing environment
  • Commitment to equity

Nice to have

  • Personal or professional experience in the education and/or non-profit sector
  • Experience managing external clients/stakeholders
  • Product development experience

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