The Director, Bilingual Education Programs will oversee our network of over 400 schools and the program managers responsible for implementation support for Participate global and bilingual school programs.
The ideal candidate will have leadership experience with an instructional model that has realized high levels of student achievement across a network of schools focused on global competence and dual language learning. The Director will lead a team responsible for regional support and effectively collaborate with district and school-level administrators, teachers, school-based staff, parents, and community stakeholders. Lastly, the ideal candidate will have experience working in a dynamic, growing organization during a transformational phase.
Travel up to 40% may be required.
Strategic and Instructional Leadership
Shape the vision, strategy and execution of Participate Schools
Articulate and operationalize a clear vision and align resources to achieve goals
Lead principals, each school’s leadership team, and teachers to collectively and individually monitor the schools progress in achieving their programmatic goals
Visit clients and prospects, attend conferences, and make presentations to build relationships, promote the company and build clientele.
Program Development and Oversight
Ensure organizational accountability and alignment of global school goals with company goals.
Work with Participate Leadership Team to direct program development, including market analysis, scope, metrics, organization, resourcing, plan development and risk management.
Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of program services and components and implement adjustments for program effectiveness and efficiency.
Establish and implement short- and long-range goals, objectives, policies, and protocols.
Uphold standards and best practices to mitigate risk on programs.
Proactively communicate to program stakeholders.
Keep abreast of emerging trends, issues, strategies and key players in the dual language and global education arena.
Provide leadership, staff supervision, and mentorship to ensure the organization is a leader in the field of global education.
Financial and Resource Management
Develop and manage budget, ensuring the effective cost analysis, allocation, management and reporting of program resources
Work to ensure long-term financial health and viability of programs through objective and realistic program assessment, demonstration models/initiatives, capacity-building and program innovation and expansion.
Key Knowledge, Skill, Ability and Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Education or combination of equivalent education and experience
7+ years managing professional staff in educational administration, or program management.
Expertise in dual language, bilingual and language acquisition for students; K-5 experience preferred
Advanced 2nd language language skills preferred - Spanish or Mandarin are a plus!
Strong pedagogical skills that can be leveraged to consistently evaluate - and improve - our school models, programs, and services with a laser-focus on improving student outcomes
Excellent communication, influencing, and negotiation skills to interact effectively with all levels of the organization, the school network, and external stakeholders
Experience in a client facing leadership role
Proven ability and desire to solve problems and look for opportunities for improvement
Knowledge of the K–12 US education market
Ability to effectively communicate, plan and collaborate with a wide variety of constituents
Ability to gather and synthesize data and research to develop innovative, effective, relevant and sustainable programs
Ability to influence and positively lead change and transition
Available to travel domestically and internationally as required
Demonstrated passion for cultural awareness and international education
About Participate Learning
We believe learning has no limits.
All learners deserve access to quality education that prepares them to succeed in an increasingly global society.
Participate strives to be a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens that empowers learners to engage with the world around them. As a proud B Corporation, we promise to support educators as they actively participate in learning communities, ignite change and create impact on a global scale.