BellXcel Birmingham, AL
- Expired: September 02, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.
About BellXcel and SCRIBellXcel is a leading national nonprofit in youth development and education with nearly 30 years' experience driving high-quality programming that improves access, equity and outcomes. BellXcel partners with youth organizations and schools to offer holistic programs proven to accelerate learning, support social and emotional development, and empower educators.The Sperling Center for Research and Innovation (SCRI), an affiliate of BellXcel, blends practical experience with research insights to help educators and youth development professionals turn evidence into action. We meet partners where they are, helping them deepen knowledge, improve outcomes, optimize quality, and strengthen systems to achieve their goals.
We have unique expertise in summer and afterschool, rooted in proven approaches for equitable and engaging experiences for young people. We offer a range of services, including coaching, intentional design, strategy development, growth planning, evaluation and targeted tools and resources to advance partners' priorities. SCRI is a remote organization, working with partners and clients nationwide and across multiple time zones.This is a Remote/National rolePosition Impact on the OrganizationThe Consultant, SCRI manages and/or collaborates on a diverse portfolio of Impact Consulting projects.
Impact Consulting seeks to build the capacity of youth organizations and schools to best meet the needs of youth, families and communities. SCRI prioritizes evidence-based practice and draws upon and translates research and insights to improve programming, experiences, and communities for young people. Projects range from strategy and planning to customized coaching, program design and continuous improvement.
Consultant will have broad expertise in youth programming, capacity building, strategic planning, facilitation, and project management and experience managing and meeting client needs.The Consultant, SCRI reports to the Managing Director, Consulting Services. Consultant will have ability to travel up to 25% when conditions are safe to do so. Position AccountabilitiesThe Consultant, SCRI, is responsible for leading or collaborating on a portfolio of diverse consulting projects with SCRI clients.
All projects are intended to deepen knowledge; improve access, quality and outcomes; and strengthen systems in youth development and education.Specific accountabilities include:Lead and manage diverse portfolio of Impact Consulting engagements and projects, grounding approaches in evidence to meet client needs, from launch through completion;Plan for, facilitate and document regular client meetings to ensure satisfaction and project success;Develop, adapt and/or complete tools, resources, trainings, courses, reports and products in service of client's goals and objectives;Collaborate on knowledge development projects, such as professional development offerings or courses, case studies, reports, tools or templates; Collaborate on proposals and scopes of work for new client engagements;Apply research findings and best practices in youth development, education, out-of-school time, strategic planning, and system-building / collective action to client engagements and projects;Foster connections and relationships between SCRI and peer organizations to keep abreast of field trends, recent and related research findings, and potential for new engagements;Develop internal relationships across SCRI and BellXcel teams to identify opportunities for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and adaptation of BellXcel products and services to meet broader SCRI clientele;Present research findings and/or results of client engagements at conferences, meetings, or online events.Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Manager. Position RequirementsCandidate will have a bachelor's degree in related field and at least 5 years' experience in education and/or youth development with demonstrated ability to manage complex projects in fast-based and dynamic virtual work environment. Additionally: Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing, and dynamite facilitation and presentation skills;Self-starter with ability to develop plan for and manage client engagements independently;Effective project management and organizational skills, and strong project documentation;Evidence of ability to develop tools, resources, services and projects that drive increased access, quality or outcomes in youth program or school settings;Commitment to equity as a cornerstone of BellXcel's and SCRI's work;Demonstrated leadership skills, able to launch, implement and lead projects through completion individually or in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team;Ability to work and manage projects across multiple time zones, as needed;Potential for up to 25% travel when safe to do so, including the occasional weekend;Desire to collaborate as critical member of a team, bringing energy and passion to newly-formed Center.
BellXcel and SCRI are committed to creating amazing experiences for employees'believing that an employee's satisfaction directly reflects on their ability to make a difference in our collective youth sector impact. We endeavor to consistently and thoughtfully ensure that every employee knows the expectations of his/her role, including how his/her successful performance impacts our mission and ability to scale, as well as the future growth opportunities available. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
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