We are no longer accepting applications for this role as of  May 15, 2024. We are currently reviewing all submissions. No phone calls please. 

Senior Coordinator, Program Expansion

About Music Will

Music Will runs the largest nonprofit music education program in the U.S. public school system. We transform lives by transforming music education.

Using genres including rock, pop, Latin, and hip hop, our program empowers teachers to build music programs as diverse as the kids they serve. As a result, students see themselves reflected in their classes, which strengthens their connection to their school, their peers, and their community. Music Will also donates necessary instruments and curriculum, meeting a key need of many school music programs.

Since 2002, Music Will has served more than 1,600,000 students in more than 6,000 schools in over 1,000 cities and communities across 50 states with highly inclusive and culturally responsive music education. Today, approximately 650,000 kids currently participate in Music Will programs.

Summary of the Opportunity

Join Music Will as a vital contributor to our mission to support music teachers and their students! We’re seeking a detail-oriented and data-minded individual to fill a newly created Senior Coordinator, Program Expansion role. As part of our team, you’ll play a crucial role in managing the logistics of educational partnerships while helping to shape our programmatic expansion strategies. Your responsibilities will include coordinating operations for key partnerships, such as school districts and music education associations; as well as tracking national trends, maintaining impact data, and analyzing these inputs to help identify recommendations that drive future program initiatives.

This position reports to the Senior Manager, Program Expansion, and you’ll collaborate closely with our Program Operations and Teaching & Learning departments.

If you’re passionate about music, music education, and supporting educators and students, and you possess a keen interest in data collection and analysis paired with thorough organizational abilities, we encourage you to apply!

Responsibilities

  • Generate and maintain essential partnership documents, including quote requests, vendor applications, and school agreements.
  • Ensure accurate and up-to-date information for upcoming teacher workshops, including scheduling and participant details.
  • Submit conference proposals and organize logistics related to Music Education Association conferences.
  • Collaborate with the Program, Development, and Tech Departments to compile and update data based on programmatic activity.
  • Track, synthesize, and analyze prominent music education policy issues and trends
  • Maintain data hygiene within the CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system, ensuring accuracy and completeness of contacts and impact data.
  • Collaborate with the Events and Development team to coordinate teacher and student participation in special events and opportunities.
  • Lend creative mindset, and takeaways from data mindset to contribute fresh ideas to programmatic expansion strategies.
  • Support additional programmatic activities and initiatives as needed.

Skills, Experiences, and Qualifications

About You

Strong candidates will bring a diverse set of skills, characteristics, and experiences, both professional and lived. At Music Will, we strive to mitigate inherent biases that influence hiring practices by focusing on a holistic view of potential candidates and understanding that no single candidate will offer every desired skill and characteristic.

The following offers an aspirational view of the ideal candidate profile; we encourage applications from candidates with a wide range of experiences and backgrounds, especially those from underrepresented groups.

Logistics Minded

Thrives on creating order. Able to organize processes and keep details from falling through the cracks at all times. Ability to handle multiple tasks and competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment; can prioritize effectively and is extremely organized, detail-oriented and efficient.

Data-Centric Mentality

Ability to identify, gather, and share key data from community interactions. Able to organize processes and move forward the visibility of critical information so that it is easier for the team to make data-driven decisions.

Effective and Thoughtful Communicator

Excellent written, verbal, and communication skills. Takes pride in proactively ensuring consistency, accuracy, and timeliness of messaging to keep others adequately informed; exhibits good listening and comprehension; demonstrates thoughtfulness in electing and using appropriate methods and frequency for sharing work, progress, changes, concerns, thoughts, and ideas with the widest audience possible (as applicable internally and externally).

Cultivates Rapport & Connection

Builds relationships with stakeholders to drive the work forward. Considers dynamics when engaging with stakeholders.

Educator- and Community-Focused

Understands the culture, community and ecosystem of the K-12 education space in America. Has the ability to use their passion to galvanize and engage educators, students and parents to further Music Will’s mission.

Required Skills & Experiences

  • At least 2-4 years of experience working in education, at a nonprofit organization, or in a role with similar responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated proficiency to effectively manage, synthesize, and analyze diverse datasets to identify themes, strengths, and opportunities.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, with a knack for simplifying complex concepts to ensure clear comprehension among internal and external stakeholders.
  • A demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively within diverse groups and teams.
  • Proficiency in researching and tracking national trends.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Google Workspace, and data visualization tools.
  • A genuine love for music.

Preferred Skills & Experiences

  • Familiarity with industry best practices related to partnership documents, including memorandums of agreement.
  • Experience with CRM databases, specifically Salesforce.
  • Proficiency in Tableau or similar data visualization tools to create engaging visual representations of impact data.
  • Experience working as an educator or with educators.
  • Being a music maker and bringing firsthand experience and a passion for the arts to the role.

Compensation and Benefits

The starting salary range for this position is $61,039- $71,811 per year. Music Will is committed to its team and strives to offer employees a competitive compensation package that reflects the organization’s values, culture, and mission. Salary is in accordance with Music Will’s competitive compensation and career path plan, and the organization’s array of benefits include medical coverage (health, dental, vision) with significant employer contributions, short and long-term disability, life insurance, matching 403(b) plan and pre-tax spending accounts (FSA, commuter). Perks include generous discretionary time off policy, flexible work arrangements and professional development.

Application Process

We are no longer accepting applications for this role as of  May 15, 2024. We are currently reviewing all submissions. No phone calls please. 

Location and Travel

This is a full-time, remote position. Occasional travel will be required, including events such as our Modern Band Summit each summer and our annual Benefit gala.

Working at Music Will – Our Workplace Values

  1. We are committed to kids and teachers and passionate about the power of music to impact their lives.
  2. We are one team, with one mission, and one groove, and together we make good things happen.
  3. We are creative, entrepreneurial, positive, and playful.
  4. We are inspirational.
  5. We are accountable.
  6. We are respectful.
  7. We support personal and professional growth.
  8. We work to lead the field – thoughtfully, strategically and with urgency.

Music Will is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We promote equity, diversity and inclusion in order to create a healthy and safe workspace as we work together to foster success for future generations. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parenthood, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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