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1 Sep 2022

Full-Time Director of Programs

powermylearning – Posted by powermylearning Los Angeles, California, United States

Job Description

Position: Director of Programs

Location: Must be based in Los Angeles, CA


ABOUT PowerMyLearning

PowerMyLearning’ mission is to advance educational equity nationwide by activating the power of collaboration between teachers, students, and families – what we call the “Triangle Approach.” We partner with schools and systems across the country that collectively serve more than 45,000 K-12 students. Our programs are comprised of professional development for educators, workshops for families, and our award-winning education technology innovation, Family Playlists®. With a growing amount of evidence that the Triangle Approach increases student achievement and SEL skills, we know that our collective efforts to accelerate learning must address the needs of the whole child and include families so we can reverse the systematic denial of educational opportunity based on race, class, language, and learning differences.

To learn more, visit



The Director of Programs is responsible for leading the successful implementation of PowerMyLearning’s programs in Los Angeles in order to increase student achievement at all partner schools. This includes direct work with families, teachers, and students in Title 1 schools.

The Director of Programs serves as a senior leader on PowerMyLearning’s Los Angeles team. This position manages full-time staff and contractors responsible for the implementation of our program. The Director of Programs is responsible for maintaining partnerships with schools, districts, charter management organizations (CMOs), and community organizations (such as our partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library). Additionally, the Director of Programs will support national program development by collaborating with PowerMyLearning’s regional and national teams.

This position reports to the Executive Director, Los Angeles.



Lead PowerMyLearning Programs to Yield Outstanding Results

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with PowerMyLearning’s partner schools, school leaders, district/CMO leaders, and leaders of other partner organizations
  • Lead teams responsible for PowerMyLearning’s direct work with families, students, and teachers
  • Support and manage teams to ensure organizational program components are implemented with a high level of quality, fidelity and timeliness
  • Provide input to organizational Program Development team on strategic direction and program development based on quantitative and qualitative data from program implementations
  • Articulate the program vision and value to internal and external stakeholders


Ensure a High-Performing Program Team

  • Develop a strong culture based on PowerMyLearning’s Cultural Values
  • Build a strong, outcomes-focused performance culture within the program team
  • Cultivate, hire, and manage a high-performing team to achieve ambitious goals
  • Manage individual team members’ performance: ensure training and coaching necessary to perform basic job duties; give recognition and direct constructive feedback; hold regular meetings with team members to support their performance; perform annual performance reviews; and maintain documentation as per PowerMyLearning standards
  • Manage up by being proactive and keeping manager informed of changing priorities and challenges


Support Sustainability

  • Serve as a subject-matter expert to assist PowerMyLearning’s Growth Team with recruitment of new partner schools and organizations
  • Work with PowerMyLearning’s Growth Team to ensure current partner schools renew their partnerships with PowerMyLearning
  • Leverage relationships with schools and school district staff to ensure that site visits with funders and other partners showcase the best of our work
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, help prepare for and attend meetings with board members, funders and potential funders as needed
  • Lead direct reports to cultivate school-based PowerMyLearning champions who are excited to help the organization further its mission by speaking about the positive impact of our partnership
  • Leverage direct reports to help support short- and long-term sustainability objectives
  • Gather and accurately report program data and assist in interpreting those data for funders and our external stakeholders
  • Understand and communicate the mission and theory of change to staff, clients, funders, and other stakeholders


Other duties as necessary, including attendance at Saturday and evening program events as needed during the school year with comp time to be used the following week




  • Passion for PowerMyLearning’s mission
  • At least 2 years of experience in program management
  • At least 3 years of people management experience of full-time staff
  • Experience working in Title 1 schools and/or districts
  • At least 2 years of experience as a classroom teacher
  • At least 2 years of experience as an instructional coach or with leading professional development of teachers
  • Experience managing external partnerships
  • Strong organization and project management skills
  • Proven ability to motivate a team to meet high expectations
  • Positive attitude and demonstrated capacity to embody PowerMyLearning’s Values
  • Capacity to thrive under pressure while working on multiple tasks and projects
  • Ability to set priorities for self, team, and peers, and adjust when priorities change
  • Ability to manage up effectively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Expertise with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Bachelor’s degree


  • Experience at the district level
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Experience working with LAUSD
  • Experience with Salesforce CRM



PowerMyLearning strives to embody our core values: Strengthen Relationships, Embrace Learning, Advance Equity, and Embody Humility.

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization in which we give voice to, and meet the needs of, the teachers, families, and students we serve. PowerMyLearning encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds, especially people of color and members of other historically marginalized groups.

PowerMyLearning is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and does not discriminate on any basis prohibited by applicable law.

We encourage applications from people with unusual career paths and diverse experiences. Even if you haven’t had a similar role before, we welcome you to apply!



This position offers a competitive salary of $100,000. PowerMyLearning also offers medical, dental, and vision insurance with an employee contribution.



Qualified candidates can apply by visiting You will need to submit a resume and cover letter.


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

How to Apply

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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