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Network Special Projects Manager - Culture (Newark)
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The Special Projects Manager role plays a central role in assisting the Director of School Support with managing multiple projects as it relates to the culture across the region. The Special Projects Manager organizes all North Star-wide events and manages the enrichment program. In this role, the Special Projects Manager must be able to communicate effectively with various constituent groups and have strong organizational skills. The position serves all North Star Academy campuses and collaborates with the Camden Prep schools. As a member of the School Support Team, this role will report directly to the Director of School Support.

  • Student Events
    • Coordinate all student events at the network level, including but not limited to: Latino Cultural Celebration, Black History Month Celebration and Mock Trial
    • Work closely with campus operation teams to ensure event preparation runs smoothly
    • Manage relationships with all external venues and build a database of venues that will work for North Star as we grow in terms of both student and staff numbers
  • Enrichment Support
    • Recruit, hire, and train all after school enrichment vendors and teachers
    • Work with campus operation teams annually to put together budget and staffing plan for enrichment
    • Cultivate and manage relationships with summer program partners and update the summer program database
  • External Partnerships
    • Develop and maintain relationships with key external partners (i.e. Legal Outreach, USSF)
    • Secure funding when necessary to implement programs
    • Assist schools, as needed, with the implementation of programs
  • Staff Appreciation and Events
    • Assist in the project management of all staff events at the network level, including but not limited to: the staff retreat, holiday party, bowling event and year-end party
    • Cultivate staff appreciation and culture across campuses, to include efforts not limited to: birthday cards/gifts, North Star swag and award recognitions
    • Coordinate School Support Team culture events, to include but not limited to: quarterly teambuilding events, birthdays, sunshine breakfast
  • Special Projects
    • Develop the strategy and implementation plan for network-wide projects
    • Share responsibility for network-wide activities
    • Special projects as assigned by the Director of School Support and the Chief Operating Officer

  • Bachelor’s Degree;
  • At least three years of work experience;
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills;
  • Strong customer service approach;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Access;
  • Maturity and ability to work independently;
  • Prior experience working in schools and/or urban communities is preferred;
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor; and enjoys working with children of all ages

We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. 

The foregoing information is requested for mandatory government reporting purposes only.  As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.

Please note that your application will not be saved until you click “submit” at the end of the application question set. Unfortunately, you will not be able to save your resume or answers as you go along. Please take this into consideration. You are welcome to open the application, copy and paste the questions into a Word Document, and then copy and paste your answers into our application once they are complete. Additionally, if you leave your application before beginning the question set, you will need to upload your resume again in order to move forward with the process upon returning. Thanks in advance for the time you are taking to apply to Uncommon Schools.

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