Jumpstart - Education Operations Manager


About the organization

Jumpstart envisions the day when every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. A national early education organization with operations in 15 states plus Washington DC, Jumpstart drives outcomes for young children in three critical ways. Jumpstart provides language, literacy, and social-emotional direct service programming utilizing an evidence-backed curriculum for preschool children from underserved communities, workforce programming to expand the pipeline of qualified, diverse talent pursuing careers in early education, and policy advocacy to support the early childhood field and promote high-quality early learning for all. By leveraging our 25 years of experience serving over 150,000 children with the support of more than 50,000 college students and community volunteers, Jumpstart executes these tree objectives to improve the quality of the early education workforce and increase opportunity for young children to succeed across America. Learn more at http://www.jsta


The Education Manager is a member of the Education and Research (EDU) team. EDU develops, tests, and supports programs, curriculum, training, and research that advances Jumpstart’s priorities in the areas of early childhood education. The primary responsibility of the Education Manager is the operational functioning of the EDU team. This includes creating and managing systems and resources used in the development and improvement of Jumpstart’s programming. This position also collaborates with both national and program staff to advance Jumpstart’s programming. The Education Manager reports directly to the Senior Director of Education & Training.

Operational Support for Program Development, Improvement, and Implementation

Build and manage systems for the Education and Research team, including areas such as materials management, book ordering, and online content tracking.
Manage backend systems, such as file folder organization and trackers for the Education and Research team.
Own management of chapters in Jumpstart’s online implementation and resource guide, including planning for content revisions and coordination of content owners.
Manage the posting, organization, yearly transition, and monitoring of resources in online learning management systems.
Coordinate and author network and department communication through the management of identified systems and platforms, such as Jumpstart’s Intranet.



Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant professional experience in an education related field
Commitment to and experience working to further Jumpstart’s core values: learning, community, social justice, joy, and inclusive leadership
Demonstrated record of strong oral, written, and presentation skills
Demonstrated ability to organize and coordinate systems with a focus on details
Ability to take initiative and function as a self-starter
Ability to work collaboratively with a team comprised of individuals from across the organization
Ability to prioritize, work at a high capacity and multi-task in order to meet key tasks as scheduled
Ability to be flexible and accommodate shifting priorities
Analytical, strategic thinking, and rapid problem-solving skills
Demonstrated ability to value, consider, and bring a variety of perspectives into work
Experience and comfort working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and communities
Experience and skills related to culturally competent programming
Demonstrated ability to use advanced functions of Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) the internet and web-based platforms
Preferred or Ideal
Experience in early childhood education
Experience with multi-project planning and management
Prior experience/interest in social justice or diversity, equity, and inclusion work


$52,000 - $57,000

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Full job description on our website. Please include a cover letter and resume.

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