Director, Program Implementation (Northeast Region)

Northeast Region Required: Boston or NYC preferred
Program – Program Implementation /
Title: Director, Program Implementation (Northeast Region)

Location: Northeast Region Required: Boston or NYC preferred, with up to 40% travel throughout the broader Northeast region required. 

Job Band: Level 3 

Start Date: July 2024 

Who We Are

Blue Engine is an education non-profit focused on ending the long-standing pattern of disproportionate student outcomes by shifting the paradigm of “typical teaching.”  Blue Engine works in partnership with schools and systems to elevate the mindsets and skills of educators to ensure that all students - especially those most marginalized by race, language, and learner variance- can access and engage in grade-level learning in every lesson. We support educators in effectively teaching to learner variability by supporting the development of 1) inclusive mindsets & practices, 2) effective co-teaching and educator collaboration, and 3) data-driven teacher development systems. Our product offerings support school and systems leaders in system and school-level planning and design, instructional leader development, and content-driven teacher development. 

The Role

Blue Engine is seeking a Northeast-based Director of Implementation to implement Blue Engine’s products in the Northeast region of the United States. The Director of Implementation will lead the contextualization and implementation of our cohort products, supporting educators and leaders in effectively using data to deliver instruction that meets the needs of all learners in the classroom and collaborating and co-planning effectively. The coach is the direct service provider for partnership launch, job-embedded development, and data-to-action planning for our cohort products. Additionally, the Director of Implementation will execute professional learning and contribute as a project team member in supporting systems to develop effective enabling conditions for inclusive instruction.  This role is a perfect opportunity for someone passionate about instructional coaching and creating inclusive classrooms that meet the needs of all learners.  

Primary Responsibilities & Outcomes

I. Program Implementation (75%)

1. Implement Blue Engine products with integrity across a diverse portfolio of partners. 
A) Lead data-driven development for teachers, instructional coaches, and school leaders that improve inclusive instruction.
B) Internalize, contextualize, and effectively facilitate engaging professional development (workshops and communities of practice)  for teachers and instructional coaches across grade levels and subjects.
C) Design and execute data-driven coaching cycles for teachers and instructional coaches across grade levels and subjects that lead to observable change in practice and impact student outcomes
D) Coach educators on mindsets and team dynamics that underlie inclusive practices
E) Lead progress monitoring activities with school and district leaders to tell a story of impact, build investment, and respond to data.
F) Develop and lead strategic planning sessions that guide administrators and district leaders to build systems that support inclusive instruction.
G) In partnership with district leaders, design development sessions, tools, and resources that enable inclusive instruction 
H) Collect and analyze multiple data streams to inform decision-making and support organizational monitoring of product objectives.
I) Clearly communicates and successfully manages logistics with partners by coordinating, scheduling, and tracking activities across a portfolio of partnerships to maximize engagement and impact.

2) Cultivate relationships that support product outcomes and partner satisfaction.
A) Build authentic and trusting relationships across lines of difference in both in-person and virtual settings.
B) Communicate clear and consistent feedback to partners that leads to impact
C) Develop psychologically safe environments for educators to learn and collaborate
D) Leverage self and social awareness to responsively and thoughtfully navigate the interpersonal dynamic
E) Proactively solicit and respond to informal and formal partner feedback

3) Collaborate to drive partnership success and future product development
A) Participate in internal partnership collaboration to problem-solve
B) Pilot product updates, share on-the-ground insights, and provide feedback that strengthens product improvements
C) Provide flexible support across the program and product team as needed and as capacity allows, including leading design and product development initiatives, facilitating team support structures, and participating in working groups.

II. Blue Engine Organizational Culture: Positively contribute to the Blue Engine organizational culture (25%)

1) Participate in all required collaboration structures based on role (such as program and product team  meetings, staff meetings, etc.) 
2) Be a champion of BE’s mission and operate with a “students first” mentality. 
3) Proactively give constructive feedback to teammates across all levels of the organization to continuously improve. 
4) Uphold and live out our Core Values and Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness.

Core Responsibilities:
Level 3:  Drive impact for partners through effective implementation of Blue Engine’s products 

Competencies and Experience Required:
Specifically, we are searching for an individual who demonstrates proficiency in the following competencies: 
- Bachelor’s Degree required 
- Coaching and Developing Others: Demonstrated ability to deepen teachers' and leaders' skills and shift behaviors and mindsets through technical and adaptive coaching techniques. Specifically, looking for an individual with:
- 2+ years of K-12 instructional coaching or school leadership experience required; must be comfortable coaching across multiple content areas and grade levels. Demonstrated experience building strong coaching relationships, leading to shifts in teacher practice.
- 5+ years of K-12 teaching experience with demonstrated impact on student outcomes; Special Education and/or experience teaching multilingual learners preferred.
- Influencing and Motivating Others: Ability to navigate varied school contexts and relationships with stakeholders to build investment and engagement of partners across roles and identities. 
- Project Management: Efficient planning skills with demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and a dynamic schedule by completing timely data entry, scheduling tasks, organizing resources in an accessible way for partners, and monitoring and meeting deadlines. 
- Unpacking Root Causes and Developing Solutions: Routinely analyzes data from various sources to identify root causes, successes, and barriers, define problems, and propose solutions within the locus of control.
- Setting & Managing Expectations: Clearly communicates, delegates, and follows up to achieve specific goals.
Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in nonprofit management best practices, familiarity with applying a strategic lens to problem-solving, and advanced DEI knowledge. 

Org-Wide Expectations & Work Orientations
 - Mission Alignment: Believes in the infinite potential of all humans and in an educational system that works to liberate that potential; has a general understanding of education topics related to supporting diverse learners (including Students with Disabilities and Multilingual Learners)
 - DEI: Demonstrated belief in the value of diversity, inclusivity, and anti-racism; awareness of cultural values, biases, and differences in self and others; ability to center our DEI values throughout and sale and partnership process and can connect with diverse stakeholders
 - Flexibility: Be responsive to change and adjust course when needed
- Collaboration: Cultivates and sustains opportunities for others to work together effectively and equitably
 - Courage: Holds space for difficult conversations and addresses conflict in a respectful and timely manner when it arises
 - Growth: Seeks out individual and collective opportunities to maximize learning in themselves and others

This role sits in Job Level 3 within our compensation structure with a starting salary range of $95,454 -$106,060. Blue Engine employees are provided comprehensive benefits, including six weeks of paid time off. Compensation for this role will depend on experience, demonstrated performance on core competencies, and internal equity alignment. Blue Engine offers a comprehensive benefits plan (through JustWorks, a PEO), including employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and the majority of costs for dependents subsidized. Other benefits include six weeks of paid time off, a 403(b) plan with employer matching, an FSA plan, commuter benefits, and a flexible work environment.

To Apply

Applicants should submit their application (resume & application questions) via down below. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Blue Engine is more than an “equal opportunity employer.” We acknowledge the roles we play as educators and leaders in the systems of oppression and racism that exist in our city, our communities, and our classrooms, and we strive to become an actively anti-racist organization. We do this first by articulating the value of diversity, inclusivity, and equity as separate yet interwoven concepts; we evaluate decisions and policies through the lens of diversity, inclusivity, and equity; we pursue opportunities for continued learning about how historical and current systems of oppression manifest in individuals and organizations; we strive to increase our collective awareness of the cultural values, biases, and differences; we utilize skills of interruption to bring to bear cultural breaches along the lines of diversity, inclusivity, and anti-racism and combine these approaches to embrace and resolve conflict while fostering growth. We make this commitment because we know it enables us to connect more meaningfully with our students and the communities in which we work.

$95,454 - $106,060 a year