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Join The PEAR Institute Team

The PEAR Institute is a translational center that bridges research, practice, and policy so that all young people can learn, dream, and thrive. Our team members have a passion for improving the lives of children by increasing their opportunities for success in school, out of school, and life. We are guided by evidence and aspire to thought leadership connecting education, youth development, and mental health.  We are committed to reducing inequities in the lives of young people, their families, and their educators. Reflecting the broad diversity of our community and supporting an inclusive culture are essential to our mission that all young people will thrive.

Senior Manager of Coaching and Training

General Summary/Overview

 

The PEAR Institute: Partnerships in Education and Resilience at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School creates and fosters evidence-based innovations in social-emotional learning (SEL) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in youth-serving organizations to help all students succeed. PEAR provides trainings and assessment tools that inform educational programs and professionals about program quality in schools and afterschool settings to help bridge the resource gap in high poverty and underserved communities.

The Senior Manager of Coaching and Training at the PEAR Institute will supervise a team of dedicated trainers and coaches who bring PEAR’s tools, frameworks, and services into schools and youth programs across the country in support of The PEAR Institute’s model of social-emotional development. The Senior Manager of Coaching and Training will also deliver training and technical assistance to schools and programs using PEAR’s student assessment tools to help them understand assessment results and use that data to design and implement strategies to support healthy development in young people.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for improving the lives of children and addressing inequalities that affect their ability to succeed in school and life. We’re seeking candidates with significant work experience in public education and/or youth development settings as well as training and coaching. They will have a passion for innovation and social service, particularly in transforming school culture and climate. Candidates who represent underserved communities where PEAR’s services are directed are highly encouraged to apply.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior Manager of Coaching and Training at The PEAR Institute will lead and supervise a growing team of trainers and coaches to serve schools, out-of-school time and summer programs and youth-serving organizations in greater Boston and across the country. Overall responsibilities include: 

  • Supervise and support a team of coaches and trainers (including Project Managers) implementing PEAR’s tools and models across the country. 

  • Maintain and guide staff, providing onboarding and orientation, ongoing professional development in line with strategic goals, and creating opportunities for personal growth. 

  • In partnership with the coaching team, develop and implement a vision and goals for the department, and a plan to execute and evaluate the department’s work. 

  • Manage high-profile projects and service contracts. Contracts include public school districts in urban, suburban and rural communities, national out-of-school time organizations, and multi-faceted collaborations among others. PEAR works with a spectrum of schools from very low-performing to very high performing. This position requires an ability to understand and meet the needs of all schools. 

  • Work closely with Director of Operations to coordinate outreach and design service proposals for current and potential clients. 

  • Serve as member of PEAR’s senior staff advisory group and contribute to organizational policy and strategy. 

  • Deliver training, coaching and support (in person and remotely) to school and program staff for use of student data, as well as development of whole school/program, classroom, and individual intervention strategies and best practices. 

  • Contribute to the creation and updating of presentations and training materials, and monitor the fidelity of implementation. 

  • Contribute to research and evaluation projects related to PEAR’s tools and services. Research involves issues on the cutting edge of social emotional development among young people including trauma and resilience, cultural responsiveness, mental health, and transformational school change. 

All McLean team members are expected to consistently demonstrate our values of integrity, compassion, respect, diversity, teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions.

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a related field (school leadership, K-12 teaching certification, psychology, social work, mental health, school counseling or education) required. 

  • Minimum 8-10 years related work experience, preferably in public school or youth-serving organizations. Leadership and management experience in an education-related setting required. 

Skills/Abilities/Competencies

  • Commitment to value diversity of thought, backgrounds, and perspectives. 

  • Bi-lingual and/or bi-cultural a plus. 

  • Commitment to equity in education and a deep belief in youth leadership. 

  • Belief in the possibility of whole school change through the active engagement of faculty and staff. 

  • Interest in culturally responsive program design and implementation. 

  • Experience facilitating professional development meetings or trainings, including small teaching teams, whole schools and large conference settings. 

  • Awareness of the challenges facing students and teachers today including the impacts of social media, poverty and neighborhood neglect, immigration, systemic racism, gender and sexuality issues, mental health and substance use. 

  • Attention to detail, ability to show initiative and flexibility, meet deadlines, work independently and manage multiple priorities. 

  • Strong communication and people skills. 

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to McLean's hiring system, job ID# 3102642.

Administrative Specialist

General Summary/Overview

 

The PEAR Institute: Partnerships in Education and Resilience (PEAR) combines research, innovative practice and training/technical assistance at the intersection of youth development, educational success and mental health.  An initiative of McLean Hospital and Harvard University, in conjunction with national and community partners, The PEAR Institute office is located at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA.

 

The Admin Specialist will report to the PEAR Institute’s Director and will be responsible for all aspects of the Director’s speaking, business, and educational engagements, including scheduling, creating presentation materials, note-taking in meetings, tracking follow-up actions and next steps from client and collaborator meetings, and coordinating with PEAR’s partners and clients in education and youth service organizations.

 

Works with a high level of independence and autonomy on behalf of the Director, and works collaboratively with other departments and Partners entities. Requires ability to interface effectively with faculty and staff with a strong customer-service focus. Must have strong judgement, attention to detail, and communication skills.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct background research and prepare briefing dossiers for Director before meetings with clients, funders, and collaborators.

  • Coordinate the Director’s speaking engagements.

  • Convene meetings, prepare meeting agendas, sit in to record minutes, and distribute meeting notes/follow-up.

  • Track meeting follow-up to ensure completion of tasks.

  • Coordinate travel and all meeting/event logistics (food, transportation, locations, etc).

  • Serve as primary administrator to Director of PEAR, including: calendar management, travel reimbursement, corporate credit card reconciliation.

  • Correspond on behalf of Director via phone, email, letter, with PEAR staff, clients, and collaborators.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

All McLean team members are expected to consistently demonstrate our values of integrity, compassion, respect, diversity, teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions.

Qualifications

  • Associates degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred (in related field: Psychology, Education).

  • 2-5 years experience required.

  • Requires substantial, demonstrated ability in exercise of judgment, discretion, independent action and initiative, and excellent analytical and communication skills. 

  • Ability to work independently, prioritize work, anticipate deadlines, and pay attention to detail.

  • Must be highly organized and able to manage multiple deadlines and priorities.

  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills; pleasant, courteous, and helpful telephone manner and professional demeanor for favorable "first impression".

  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to be socially perceptive in accepting, relaying, and respecting confidential information, communicating policies and procedures, and dealing with individuals from variety of disciplines and diverse backgrounds, including influential people.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and web applications.

  • Excellent record-keeping skills, office organizational skills, and computer literacy necessary for creating schedules and maintaining detailed, accurate, and complete records.

Skills/Abilities/Competencies

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs

  • Strong database management and organizational skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience working across platforms (i.e., Mac and PC computers)

  • Commitment to value diversity of thought, backgrounds, and perspectives.

  • Commitment to social justice and passion for lifting up youth voice.

  • Attention to detail, ability to show initiative and flexibility, meet deadlines, and manage multiple priorities.

  • Some work experience preferred, but will consider recent graduates with relevant course or project work

 

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to McLean's hiring system, job ID# 3106780.

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