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Opening: Team4Tech Program Director

 

Team4Tech is a Silicon Valley-based non-profit organization dedicated to expanding educational opportunities for underserved learners around the world.  We work to advance the quality of education by engaging technology pro bono consultants and solutions to support accredited non-profit organizations (NPOs) in developing countries who have a vision for how technology integration can help them amplify their impact on teaching and learning. The goal is to build capacity for NPO staff, teachers, and students to use technology to accelerate knowledge acquisition and build lifelong learning skills, with a view towards expanding economic opportunities for learners in the global knowledge economy.

 

Especially in underserved communities around the world, harnessing information and communications technology (ICT) to design and deliver education and training programs in innovative ways is imperative. Nearly 40% of schools across 65 developing countries lack access to computers and the Internet for training. Yet research by the World Bank and others shows that technology integration, when paired with teacher training, has among the largest positive effects on learning outcomes. To address issues of inclusion, equity, and quality in education, the strategic integration of ICT can improve access, extend learning spaces, and provide multiple ways of delivering effective learning resources and opportunities.

Team4Tech’s core strategy is to strengthen relationships and build capacity in local communities for sustained impact in developing high-quality, 21st century education. We partner with local NPOs over three to five years, to help their teachers and staff to advance from basic digital literacy skills to the full integration of technology tools in student-centered learning practices. We provide these NPOs with $15,000 matching grants for each project, and we curate relevant ed tech resources to help them implement their chosen solutions which are best matched to their local curriculum and context.

 

As part of our model, Team4Tech recruits, trains, and manages teams of pro bono consultants (referred to as “Team4Tech Fellows”) from global technology companies to provide in-person capacity building to NPO staff and teachers. Since 2013, Team4Tech has worked with over 450 volunteers on 50+ projects to help 20 nonprofit partners integrate technology to advance teaching and learning for 55,000 learners in 14 countries. Our work has catalyzed $9.5M in pro bono consulting services and technology grants for our local nonprofit partners.

 

Position

We are seeking a Program Director to help scope and manage our education projects in the field, as well as serve as our lead education technology architect in support of our 20 nonprofit partners in 14 countries.  The ideal start date would be June 15, 2019 (or earlier by mutual agreement).  Preference given to applications received by April 15, 2019.

 

Location

Work would be performed at the Team4Tech office which is located in San Mateo, CA (with 8 – 12 weeks of travel to developing countries per year). Remote work is possible up to two days per week.

 

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with nonprofit partners to define program goals, sustainable educational technology implementation plans, and well-defined evaluation metrics around teaching and learning impact.

 

  • Interface with sponsoring technology partner companies on project implementations, from employee pro bono team selection through training, in-country implementation, and debrief workshops.

 

  • Lead 4-6 teams per year of employee pro bono consultants on two-week project implementations in the field (pro bono consultants are employees representing a wide range of roles from leading companies in the technology sector).

 

  • Advise other Team4Tech staff and our full portfolio of non-profit partners on education technology architecture questions (building tools and templates for broader use on all projects).

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Passion for expanding educational opportunities for underserved learners around the world.

 

  • Relevant graduate degree (e.g. CS, education, public policy).

 

  • At least 3-5 years of work experience, ideally leading education technology strategy and programs for schools or nonprofit organizations.

 

  • Expertise with IT/network installation and maintenance.

 

  • Experience living and working in developing-country environments.

 

  • Maturity to guide senior executives from the technology industry in project implementation and reflective learning exercises.

 

  • Spanish language ability a plus.

 

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter describing your interest and experience to Team4Tech Co-Founder and Executive Director, Julie Clugage, at julie@team4tech.org with Program Director in the subject line.

SUMMARY

Organization: Team4Tech
Location:
California
Job Category:
Director
Areas of Responsibility:
Instructional Technology
Job Level:
Senior position
Job Sector:
Instructional Technology