The Massachusetts Incubator is a new initiative designed to bring bold models of next generation learning to the Commonwealth, in order to close achievement gaps and prepare all students for a range of options for their futures. The Program Manager will be joining the team as part of the launch of the Incubator and will be a founding member of this visionary effort. 

We are actively seeking diverse candidates who are ready to help us reimagine what learning can look like and transform schools across Massachusetts.

Posted: October 17, 2017

The Program Manager will be joining a team dedicated to collaborative adult learning, committed to fostering equitable educational opportunities for all students, and having a lot of fun along the way. 

This is a full-time, exempt position. This position is currently grant funded and additional grant funds are expected to extend through the life of the initiative it supports (projected to be through 2020).

Position Summary: 

The Program Manager is responsible for providing operational and program support for the Massachusetts Incubator. This position leads all logistical planning for the launch of the Incubator. The Program Manager assists the Program Officer with recruiting potential school teams and assists in the selection processes. The Program Manager, Massachusetts Incubator will work with the Program Officer, Massachusetts Incubator to provide operational/technical support, staff support, program development and administrative support and engage in shared learning with school design teams.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assisting the Program Officer with coaching grantees in areas including: understanding and meeting requirements for planning; financial; and/or programmatic documentation; and monitoring grantee performance, including careful review of all reports and communication with principal investigators and financial administrators.

Leading logistical planning and implementation of Massachusetts Incubator meet ups, convenings, and sessions. Both of these responsibilities will involve managing subcontractors, creating work-plans, and supervising work-flow on the implementation of this initiative.

Participating in the development and refinement of program strategy, including but not limited to the capturing and disseminating content and information and community building.

Designing, developing and maintaining online tools, systems, and processes to enable grant making and to ensure the Massachusetts Incubator runs smoothly.

Coordinating grantee awards administration, including payments, travel reimbursements, stipends as well as organizing and tracking grantee reports. Tracking and managing invoices and budget related to the Massachusetts Incubator.

Scheduling external meetings (in person and virtual) involving multiple participants, including handling some travel and hotel bookings.

Providing a range of services (editing, reviewing, organizing, analysis) to Program Officer, Massachusetts Incubator as needed.


Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree required in a related field; combination of education and work experience will be considered

Interest in learning more about or experience with the education system and the education reform/policy environment in Massachusetts. Knowledge in these areas is a plus.

Interest in learning about, or experience with, community and/or family engagement in educational initiatives or programs.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Understanding of the components of next gen learning (student-centered, competency-based, driving toward richer, deeper definitions of student success, enabling student agency, technology as an enabler, etc.)

Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and project management.

Exceptional written and spoken communication.

Self-starter, curious, growth-mindset, etc.

Solid familiarity with and facility using core office productivity software tools independently. (examples include Google docs, Excel, PowerPoint, social platforms).

Ability to work collaboratively.

Commitment to working with schools dedicated to serving diverse populations; commitment to diversity/equity.

A background in managing online community mechanisms, such as wikis, blogs, social networking applications, discussion lists, and online resource collections is a plus.

Ability to travel around Massachusetts.


EDUCAUSE offers a stimulating work environment and a staff who are dedicated to our mission. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The EDUCAUSE benefit package includes medical and dental insurance, employer paid life and disability insurance, paid vacation, paid sick time, paid personal time, ten paid holidays, and a retirement plan with employer match. EDUCAUSE promotes personal growth with tuition reimbursement and funds to support individual access to professional opportunities including conferences. EDUCAUSE requires background checks of all employment candidates. EDUCAUSE is an equal opportunity employer.

Please respond with cover letter and resume to specifying "Program Manager, Massachusetts Incubator” in the e-mail subject line. Applicants are encouraged to use the cover letter to demonstrate their communication skills and identify the aspects of the position they are most passionate about.


Telecommuting is allowed.

Additional Salary Information: Competitive and commensurate with experience


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