ORT has been transforming lives through training and education since 1880. From focusing on teaching 19th century Russian Jews essential trades and professions, we have evolved to provide 21st century skills that empower individuals and strengthen communities and Jewish life worldwide.
The ORT network reaches more than 200,000 people a year in schools, universities, and vocational training programs, in more than 30 countries. We bridge the gap between ability and opportunity by providing leading science and technology education.
The Education Strategy and Impact Manager will join a team at World ORT’s Head Office in London that oversees the organization’s international programs. The role offers variety and the opportunity to increase our global educational impact, working with partners to deliver added value to schools and colleges all over the world.
Our program includes projects that provide leadership and support to our network. We specialise in preparing for the rapid changes in the fields of education and work, and to make ORT the first choice for our students and their families. We aim to keep our educators at the forefront of educational trends so that our students can thrive after they graduate.
We provide a schedule of training events (face-to-face and online) throughout the year for educators, exploring new developments in science and technology education, educational management and leadership, and other relevant fields.
We organize special programs for students (including collaborative learning projects, international summer schools, competitions and awards) around STEM education, skills for work, social responsibility, global citizenship and Jewish education.
Our strategic plan will introduce new curricula, learning resources and training programs around the themes of Jewish Experience, Global Citizenship Education and Educating for Life. The Education Strategy and Impact Manager will work together with the Head of Department to coordinate with developers, schools and colleges, overseeing the implementation and evaluation of these new international projects.
The Education Strategy and Impact Manager will be responsible for working with colleagues in the Head Office and national organizations overseas to embed effective processes for capturing the outcomes of our work and providing the analysis and evaluation to understand and improve ORT’s educational impact.
This position sits in the Educational Department of the Chief Program Officer’s Division and reports to the Head of Education Department.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (but not limited to):
• The coordination of international educational programs and activities related to the delivery of our Strategic plan
• Collaborating with external organizations and with ORT´s professionals overseas to develop and roll out new curricula in the fields of Jewish education and Global Citizenship education, including developing new learning resources, conducting professional development seminars and supporting schools and colleges in the implementation.
• Designing and implementing effective monitoring and evaluation processes
• Developing close working relationships with colleagues in ORT America and Jewish day schools in North America
• Working with colleagues to manage World ORT Education Department projects unrelated to the Strategic plan
• Supporting the fundraising, PR and marketing of WO educational networking projects, including the preparation of applications to Foundations and other potential sponsors of Educational projects, progress and financial reports.
KEY SKILLS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION:
• At least two years’ management experience in an educational role
• Experience in project management, particularly in monitoring and evaluation
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to develop strong professional relationships with ORT’s educators and supporters all over the world
• Strong organizational skills across the full lifecycle of a project
• Ability to plan effectively and work well under pressure while maintaining full attention to detail
• Strong initiative, creativity and problem-solving skills
• The sensitivity to understand the need for flexibility when working with people from diverse cultures and nationalities
• Be committed to your Continued Professional Development
• High proficiency in both written and spoken English
• Familiarity with Jewish communal institutions locally and internationally is desirable
• The ability to communicate professionally in additional languages would be advantageous
ORT House, 126 Albert Street, London, NW1 7NE
HOURS OF WORK:
Office hours are 09:00 – 17:30 Monday to Thursday and 09:00 – 14:00 on Fridays.
This role may involve working out of hours and occasional international travel.
If you are interested in applying for this role please contact firstname.lastname@example.org