Our mission at SELF is to empower schools to create welcoming and effective communities that enable ALL students to achieve their fullest potential. We aim to improve the quality of special education student outcomes by developing current and aspiring special education teacher-fellows, leader-fellows, and leadership teams through a variety of specialized programs.
SELF’s unique and specialized programming includes:
Our Core Values guide what and how we do our work and interact with each other and all of our partners:
Belief: We believe that every student, regardless of their identity and learning style, can achieve at their highest potential.
Responsibility: It is our responsibility to use our own talents and capacities in order to ensure that the mindsets and systems are in place for our students to have equitable, inclusive, and anti-bias classroom spaces.
Team Work: We prioritize collaboration to ensure a stronger sense of belonging. We lead ourselves and others in a way that places all students at the center of our work.
Position Overview: Outside of our two Fellowships, SELF trains leadership teams through work we call the “HUB” and conducts a variety of individualized consulting engagements, which we refer to as “School Support”. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for all of the operational work (eg. program logistics, communication, and follow-up) for all of our School Support programming.
SELF has another Program Coordinator which works specifically on providing operational support to the two Fellowships. The two Program Coordinators will have their own areas of responsibility but will work collaboratively to build and share systems and best practices.
Specifically, this role will:
Manage School Support work plans: SELF builds detailed work plans for all of their events and programs. The Program Coordinator will use an established template to build out work plans to proactively plan for events, keep other team members updated on their agreed upon responsibilities, and ensure all deadlines are met.
Act as the “producer” for School Support related virtual events*: SELF is conducting all professional development sessions virtually via zoom. For each event, a team member acts as a “producer” ensuring that the logistics are set up and managing all of the behind the scenes aspects of the zoom meeting (eg. timers, slides, breakout rooms etc.) so that the program lead can focus on facilitating the meeting.
Own all operational and logistics related communications: The Program Coordinator will communicate with consulting clients and HUB points of contact regarding any details related to events, follow-up communications, and feedback surveys.
Special projects: SELF is a collaborative and dynamic team. The Program Coordinator may provide operational and logistics support on other SELF programming and/or special projects as needed.
*When SELF returns to hosting in-person events, this role will be responsible for in-person logistics for some but likely not all of this programming (which programs are to be determined).
This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who:
Required Skills and Mindsets:
Manager Relationship: The Program Coordinator will report to the School Support Program Director, Ashley Davison.
Location: The SELF team is entirely remote due to Covid-19. The Program Coordinator will be required to work in the New Orleans office once it reopens (possibly as soon as summer 2021).
SELF’s offices are closed for winter break which means we won’t begin reviewing applications until early January, 2021 and interviews will begin mid-January. Additionally, final interviews may not occur until the end of February, with a likely offer date of around March 1st. If you are interested in the position but this timeline presents a challenge for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SELF is committed to equitable talent practices and sets starting salaries using internal and external comparison data and a candidate’s specific experience. We also believe in taking care of our team members holistically. We aim to offer competitive salaries, but we also have a comprehensive benefits package, with health, dental, vision largely subsidized by SELF, an extremely generous 401k employer contribution, short-term and long-term disability paid for by SELF, and a flexible spending and dependent care plan.
SELF provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance.