For over 120 years, National PTA’s mission has been to promote children’s educational success and health and well-being through strong family engagement and family-school partnerships. National PTA has empowered families and communities to advocate for all children through collaboration, commitment, diversity, respect and accountability.
The Programs & Partnerships Associate Manager will serve as a project manager, supporting the overall development, implementation, distribution, and evaluation of National PTA’s programs. The Associate Manager will work collaboratively with national staff, state leaders, and local leaders to develop, and implement programs focused on creating meaningful engagement of families in student success and school improvements. Essential duties include:
- Serve as a program and project manager responsible for developing program-related family engagement programs, resources, and field training tools to support National PTA’s programs
- Manage program-specific grants, budgets, and provide tracking and reporting on relevant outcomes
- Provide high-quality customer service to PTA members and leaders
- Cultivate existing partner relationships and explore new opportunities with national organizations to support program content development, training, or promotion
- Represent National PTA with sponsors and funders as the project manager responsible for ensuring that grant deliverables and grant reporting are met, within budget and within the timeline
- Represent National PTA at meetings, conferences and on national advisory committees and coalitions, as appropriate
- Develop program-specific content and collaborate with National PTA’s Communications Department in the development of program materials, a communications plan, web content, and social media messages in support of National PTA’s programs and partnerships
- Host program webinars and workshops and speak about PTA programs at industry events as available
- Prepare and monitor program timelines, budgets and evaluation tools, develops program final reports
- Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIRED SKILLS
- Exceptional project management and organizational skills are required. Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Must be detail oriented and can establish and maintain deadlines
- Strong verbal, writing and editing skills are required
- Demonstrated experience conducting primary and secondary research and providing critical analysis for recommendations about program strategies a plus
- Ability to work independently and as an enthusiastic team player that is highly organized, flexible, and customer-service oriented
- Strong Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills and comfort with/ability to use survey instruments
- Experience developing programs and guiding program implementation
- Proven success leading the execution of a program
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience
- 3-5 years of professional experience, with at least one year of solid project management experience preferably with an education nonprofit/association
- Experience writing for internal and external communications vehicles
- Experience with community outreach, family engagement, and volunteer engagement
- Experience providing phone and email customer service to public or members inquiries
- Work is performed in a professional office environment; core office hours are 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Position may be required to work occasional evenings and weekends for special programs and/or events
- Incumbents routinely uses standard office equipment including computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, etc.
- This is a largely sedentary role. Routine activities and special events may require the ability to lift files, packages and related materials weighing up to 20 lbs. and to bend or stand as necessary
- Position located in NPTA, Alexandria, VA headquarters
- Position requires ≤ 10% travel domestically
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and throughout the recruiting and interview process.
Our generous benefits package includes: medical, dental, disability and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement plans with employer matching contributions, 10 days of paid vacation plus the week between December 24 and January 31, 12 days of paid sick leave, with additional personal leave and 10 paid holidays.
If this is you and you are eager to make meaningful contributions to a highly relevant and important mission, please send a cover letter with your salary requirements, resume, and a writing sample with your application to Sandra Armenta, Director of Human Resources.
The National PTA is wholly dedicated to recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse group of talented people. We are committed to provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected criteria, in accordance with applicable Federal and State laws.
For more information about the National PTA please view our website at www.pta.org.