Program Director (Director of Raising Blended Learners)

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Job Title: Program Director (Director of Raising Blended Learners)
Department: Strategy and Evaluation
Location: Austin, Texas

Job Purpose:

The Director of Raising Blended Learners is responsible for managing Raising Blended Learners, a demonstration initiative showcasing strategies for using blended learning to improve student achievement across diverse student demographics and geographic regions in the state. Launched in the summer of 2019 through a year-long competitive application process, Raising Blended Learners will support school district grantees from the 2021-22 school year through 2023-24. The Director manages the implementation of blended learning in twenty demonstration school districts across Texas, collaborating closely with district leadership teams and technical assistance providers. The Director is responsible for fund management and grant disbursement, as well as regularly tracking key performance indicators to drive programmatic improvement. The Director will also support the development and publication of blended learning resources and materials, in partnership with technical assistance providers.


  • Manage the implementation of blended learning in twenty demonstration districts across Texas.
  • Collaborate with technical assistance providers to design blended learning trainings and curricular resources and oversee the quality of all deliverables.
  • Facilitate a statewide network of partnerships with relevant stakeholders to continue the work post-grant completion.
  • Oversee grantees to ensure grants are meeting program goals and key performance indicators.
  • Provide regular written reports monthly or as requested on initiative implementation progress.
  • Manage the initiative’s budget, including annual grant distributions, and provide regular financial reports.
  • Conduct site visits to school districts to monitor implementation.
  • Convene district leadership teams for training and support, providing convening management and logistics.
  • Research promising practices in blended learning implementation, maintaining leading knowledge of the field.
  • Serve as the organization’s expert in blended learning, regularly meeting with partners and presenting on the initiative.


  • Graduate degree in an education-related field
  • 5+ years of experience in non-profit program management or grant management
  • Experience collaborating with school administrators, policymakers, technical assistance providers, and other education stakeholders
  • Ability to coordinate and manage a partnership-based initiative
  • Proven ability to manage a deadline-driven project and ensure deliverables
  • Knowledge of blended learning preferred
  • Experience in program evaluation preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in planning and managing logistics
  • Willingness to travel as needed to support partnerships and monitor implementation progress
  • Commitment to improving public education for all Texas students

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, sex or gender (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, political activity or affiliation, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability), medical condition (including cancer, genetic characteristics and as otherwise defined under applicable law), veteran or military status, marital status, taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. All such discrimination is unlawful. In addition, Raise Your Hand prohibits the harassment of any individual on any of the bases listed above or any other characteristics protected by law. Raise Your Hand’s commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in the operations of Raise Your Hand and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of Raise Your Hand, including supervisors and coworkers. This policy applies to all employment decisions and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, performance review, training, transfer, facilities, compensation, benefits, programs and terminations. We are committed to equal opportunity. We believe that an environment in which diversity is valued and encouraged allows all employees an opportunity to succeed and to contribute to the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation’s success.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to fulfill these requirements.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with experience. The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation offers a benefits package, including health, dental, life, and retirement. This position is grant-funded.

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