The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) is a membership organization that supports and promotes the teaching of computer science, providing opportunities for K–12 teachers and their students to better understand computer science and to more successfully prepare themselves to teach and learn. 
 
We are looking for a motivated project manager (PM) to join an innovative 3-year project designed to attract, retain and engage English learners in AP CS Principles through professional development. This role will manage activities such as prioritizing projects plans, coordinating team meetings, monitoring budgets, and maintaining all records, files and databases. They will work closely with individuals across a wide range of expertise, including faculty, researchers, administrators and students.
 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the successful implementation of the CSforEL project across Arizona, New Mexico, and San Diego County, CA, including:
    • Recruit, manage relationships, and contract with school districts participating in the program and associated evaluation. 
    • Act as the main point of contact with participating teachers, ensuring their success in the project, and supporting them in meeting overall project goals.
    • Act as the main point of contact with our key implementation and evaluation partners at UC San Diego and the California Reading and Literature Project (CRLP), supporting them in their implementation and ensuring completion of all project deliverables.
    • Support CSTA chapters in all three project regions in implementing professional learning communities around teaching CS to English Learners.
  • Represent the project publicly, and present updates and findings to the broader education field. 
  • Ensure grant implementation falls within all federal guidelines, following established policies and procedures of CSTA. 
  • Lead regular meetings of the project team, and track all study progress (including participant accrual and data collection). Ensure that all study documents associated with current local, state, and federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws and research protocols are completed in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) to create and manage reporting to the sponsor, including developing annual progress reports. The project manager will work closely with the PI and study team to author scientific publications and/or grant submissions.
  • Develop and maintain project management systems on platforms that are supported and shared among all members involved with the project.
  • Support financial compliance of grant budget which may include deciding on and approving expenditures of funds based on budget. Coordinate with office personnel in the purchase of supplies, materials, equipment, and services.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 

Education & Experience:

  • Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree
  • Supervisory or project management experience
 

Skills & Abilities:

  • Commitment to engaging in CSTA's efforts towards embracing diversity, being purposefully inclusive, and addressing anti-racism in CS education
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills, including workflow management, coordinating a variety of tasks simultaneously, and attention to detail
  • Superior critical thinking skills and judgment, with an ability to maintain a professional, upbeat attitude
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and work with multiple deadlines
  • Ability to coordinate and be accountable for multiple tasks
  • Ability to work both independently and with a group
  • Ability to work with individuals across a wide range of expertise (e.g., faculty, researchers, administrators, students)
  • Basic knowledge/experience working with external project consultants and groups
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially on virtual interfaces
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office Suite and/or Google Suite
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 15% time. (All travel costs are covered by CSTA.)
  • Ability and willingness to shift work schedule to support or manage professional learning in afternoons, evenings, and weekends to accommodate teacher participants.

Preferred:

  • Experience working in CS Education or with English Learners
  • Experience in a non-profit, association or foundation setting

Salary Range:

 
$70,000 - 75,000 per year
 
This is a 2 year grant funded position, with possibility of a 1 year extension. Hiring is contingent upon a pre-employment background check and eligibility to work in the United States.
 
Benefits: CSTA offers excellent benefits and a positive working environment! Benefits include:
  • Flexible, engaging working environment with a great team
  • Paid time off: three weeks vacation annually, ten days sick leave, ten holidays, and one week office closure at the end of December
  • Up to six weeks paid parental leave
  • Medical, dental and vision premiums paid at 100% and subsidized dependent premiums
  • Technology and home office subsidy ($150 per month)
  • Option to participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match (6%)
 
CSTA values building a diverse workplace and community. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need, and all qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Applicants from historically underrepresented communities in computing, including but not limited to people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and women, are strongly encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


How to Apply:

 
Submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@csteachers.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.