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Barr Education Team Seeks Program Officer and Senior Program Officer

Two new opportunities to join Barr's Education Team to help advance educational equity in New England high schools.

Barr's Education Program focuses on three strategic levers to transform the high school experience for students, deploying approximately $39 million in grantmaking resources annually:

  • Catalyze New Models: Fuel fresh designs that fit local contexts and transform the high school experience, to put success within reach of all students
  • Build Public Will: Engage parents and students, educators and civic leaders, and all residents as informed advocates for high-quality schools.
  • Invest in Educators: Develop the pipeline and supports of diverse, skilled, effective teachers and school leaders who bring new educational models to life for their students

About the Program Officer position

Reporting to the Director of the Education Program, the Program Officer will work within the Build Public Will strategic lever. The Program Officer will help identify potential grant opportunities that support:

  • Accessible and credible information of the current state of education
  • Advocacy organizations that represent a range of stakeholders and amplify their voices
  • Networks and intermediaries that enable coalition building and collective action

Key responsibilities include managing active grants, developing and cultivating strong working relationships with grantees, and actively assisting organizations in improving the quality of proposals and activities.

About the Senior Program Officer position

Reporting to the Director of the Education Program, the Senior Program Officer will lead the Invest in Educators strategic lever. They will manage and refine grantmaking strategies that support:

  • Research and dissemination on how to build a diverse cadre of high-quality teachers and leaders who can support all students to be successful
  • Programs that prepare and support the development and strength of educators’ skills and competencies to implement new equitable school models that focus on rigorous and relevant student-centered learning
  • Opportunities for teachers and leaders to explore, express, and develop interest in ‘doing school differently’
  • Systemic, strategic approaches to recruiting, developing, and retaining diverse and high-quality teachers and leaders

Key responsibilities include contributing to the assessment and modifications of the established portfolio strategy in response to new knowledge, identifying potential grant opportunities, conducting site visits, and actively assisting organizations in improving the quality of proposals and activities.

How to Apply

Please visit our ADP Career Center portal to apply for the Program Officer position or apply for the Senior Program Officer position. Please be sure to include a cover letter with your application.

Applications for both positions will be reviewed on a rolling basis and are encouraged by April 29, 2022.

View the Program Officer job description

View the Senior Program Officer job description

We invite you to learn more about us by reading about our core values and our reflections on the past two years. All inquiries may be directed in confidence to Denise Gillespie, VP, HR Operations and Shared Services, via email at: barrjobs@barrfoundation.org.

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