The Buck Institute for Education (BIE), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Northern California, is the industry leader in providing professional development and support services related to Project Based Learning (PBL). BIE creates, collects, and shares high-quality PBL tools and resources with K-12 teachers and leaders across the country. At BIE, we believe that all students—no matter where they live or what their background—should have access to quality PBL instruction to deepen their learning and achieve success in college, career, and life. We seek to build a multi-talented team of consultants who, along with our staff, deeply understand and embrace the diversity of the students of today, and have awareness of the challenges in the world these students will inherit.
To ensure we can meet the needs of schools across the United States, BIE utilizes a highly skilled team of professionals, known as the National Faculty, to deliver our services to teachers and leaders. The National Faculty is comprised of seasoned teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, authors and educational consultants who conduct professional development activities on behalf of BIE. Each National Faculty member has his or her own areas of expertise as well as a comprehensive understanding of the BIE Project Based Learning (PBL) model.
BIE seeks exceptionally qualified educators to join the National Faculty team. Prospective members require a unique set of skills and experiences to be effective in professional development work. Central to this skill set is a core philosophy of education grounded in student-centered, 21st century teaching and learning with a commitment to educational equity. We are actively seeking practitioners of color and/or practitioners with expertise in culturally responsive teaching. In addition to leading PBL professional development activities in the U.S. and abroad, the National Faculty also functions as a professional learning community, where members innovate, develop, and share PBL practices and knowledge.
National Faculty members are independent consultants contracted for a variety of services in addition to the delivery of professional development. As consultants, National Faculty are engaged for one-time, short-term, or fixed-term assignments.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Please note official acceptance into the BIE National Faculty is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the National Faculty Development Program (NFDP). Our NFDP process is a comprehensive training to develop our PBL facilitators and coaches. We require candidates to commit to the following in their first year as part of the National Faculty Development Program:
How to Apply: https://bie.tfaforms.net/4638534.
1. Have your current resume on hand.
2. Fill out the application questions and paste in your resume via this link: 2019 NF Application.
3. Note that your application must include a video clip of you facilitating professional development with teachers or leaders. See further specifications in the application.
4. Applications are due by 8:00am PST on December 12, 2018.
Reports to: Senior Manager, Professional Services
The Buck Institute for Education (BIE), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Northern California, is the industry leader in providing professional development and support services related to Project Based Learning (PBL). BIE creates, collects, and shares high-quality PBL tools and resources with K-12 teachers and leaders across the country. At BIE, we believe that all students—no matter where they live or what their background—should have access to quality PBL instruction to deepen their learning and achieve success in college, career, and life. We seek to build a multi-talented staff who are passionate about equity in education. At the end of 2016, BIE launched an ambitious new strategic plan that provides a clear roadmap for ensuring equitable, consistent, and positive student outcomes while also creating the evidence base for further adoption of PBL.
An integral member of the Services Team, the Manager, Partner Engagement is responsible for managing, cultivating and supporting a growing pipeline of school and district leaders seeking to schedule high quality professional development for their teachers. This position will provide inbound sales expertise and pipeline management for the Services Team and larger organization. The Manager, Partner Engagement will also work collaboratively across the organization in support of organizational initiatives and projects in addition to internals and external events.
Qualifications and Abilities:
Reporting & Relationships:
The Manager, Partner Engagement reports to the Senior Manager, Professional Services. They will have critical collegial relationships across the BIE organization, including the Marketing Team, Finance Team, the Director of Partnership Development and the District Leadership team.
The job is located in BIE headquarters in Novato, CA. The position will include some travel to key events and conferences.
Compensation / Benefits
This is a full-time exempt position with full health benefits (including medical, vision and dental), generous retirement contribution, life and disability insurance and an internet and cell phone stipend. BIE offers a competitive salary (commensurate with experience) and a generous benefits package. BIE is a certified Marin County Green Business with a dog-friendly working environment.
We are actively seeking diverse candidates. Buck Institute for Education is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.
The Application Process
If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume and a compelling cover letter to [email protected] Please reference "Manager, Partner Engagement" in the subject line of your email. BIE will contact you if there is a match between the job requirements and your skill set.