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Director of Education

Director of Education
Director of Education will be responsible for overall development, administration, and supervision of all Quiet Time programs, providing direct oversight over Education partnerships in NYC. The Director of Education supervises all Quiet Time sites with direct reporting from all Northeast site leaders, TM teachers, and associate teachers. Under the supervision of Chief Program Officer the Director of Education will liaise with the Chicago and LA regions, working collaboratively to develop replicable shared best-practices.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Lead the Cultivation and establishment of new school program partnership in the New York Metropolitan Area and Northeast Region, which is slated to grow from 500 to 2500 in the next three to four years
  • Participate in the development, cultivation and stewardship of existing Northeast school partner principals, leadership and faculty
  • Recruit, hire, and supervise site leaders, TM teachers, associate teachers and interns
  • Lead a process for the continued updating of a newly designed one-month pre-service training program for all staff prior to school year beginning; develop and/or plan in-service PD days through the school year
  • Develop and train the trainer model for local and regional trainers
  • Participate in leading the preservice and inservice trainings of new staff and managers
  • Work with the national program team to develop systems to support replication with quality within and beyond the region
  • Work with the team to develop teacher training and/or program curriculum, develop program manuals that capture best practices and best-practice tools and material for Quiet Time
  • Plan and oversee all Quiet Time site start-up planning; timelines for DLF to begin teaching TM to the school leadership of a new potential partner, plan a pilot and then a full -scale Quiet Time Program, planning TM training for all site teachers and students. Work with the program team in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for programs individually and regionally
  • Oversee and direct site annual operational planning, including staff work plans for rolling out new or continuing programs and projects; provide training, feedback and evaluation of operational planning
  • Develop site leaders through regular supervision, development planning, feedback, coaching and management training (internal or external)
  • Work with the Deputy-director of program operations and data management to develop expertise in order to train others in Salesforce system for tracking program operations.
  • Work with the national manager of evaluation to directly oversee and train leaders in the program evaluation measurement tools, used for all Quiet Time programs;
  • Conduct observations of ongoing QT programs, program evaluation implementation and group meditation follow-up meetings.
  • Build relationships with potential donors, planning and leading QT school site visits
  • Participate in internal Senior and/or Leadership Team meetings and in external events as an ambassador for DLF

Requirements:

  • BA accepted, MA preferred, from accredited educational institution in education, teaching, non-profit management or related field
  • Minimum three years of experience teaching, educational programming, and/or a leadership role in a non-profit environment
  • Experience supervising a minimum of 5 direct-reports and programs with multiple sites
  • Experience with data management and evidence-based models
  • Experience or familiarity with third-party research a plus
  • Experience planning and managing program budgets over $500,000
  • Experience with program observational coaching, program fidelity evaluation or like systems of quality management requiring frequent site visits for staff and program development
  • Familiarity with Transcendental Meditation and its application to at-risk populations

Skills:

  • Strong written, oral, and administrative skills
  • The ability to prospect, vet, cultivate, and maintain strong relationships with multiple program partners
  • External relationship building and customer services orientation. The inclination to seek client perspective, needs, concerns, and unique interests
  • Problem-solving initiative: motivation to grow in service of the mission, to make things better, to seek opportunities and solutions
  • Transferable experience that shows skills required for building quality programs in current and new partnerships
  • Critical thinking” the ability to identify potential challenges or obstacles with an eye to the implications of each partnership opportunity
  • Work as a part of a team taking on new roles and tasks as the organization evolves
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people, community groups and organizations
  • Ability to mobilize and lead others to the successful the creation, development, and operations of new programs

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2005 to prevent and eradicate the all-pervasive epidemic of trauma and toxic stress through promoting widespread implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique for such at-risk populations as:

  • Underserved inner-city students.
  • Veterans with PTSD and their families.
  • Women and children dealing with domestic abuse.
  • Other at-risk populations.

More About the Position:
This is a full-time position based in the New York City offices of the Foundation in midtown Manhattan.

To Apply:
Send resume, cover letter, and salary history and/or salary requirements with “Director of Education” in the Subject line to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Only PDF or MSWord formats will be accepted.
The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

Director, Operation Warrior Wellness Program

General Position Summary
The Director of our Operation Warrior Wellness Program will direct all program operations for David Lynch Foundation’s (DLF) Operation Warrior Wellness Program (OWW) and portfolio of partnerships, raising awareness of the impact of Transcendental Meditation shared by the many Veterans who have had the opportunity to learn. Lead and oversee high-quality services to program partners meet the internal goals as well as those that DLF makes to program partners and funders. The OWW Director will report to the Chief Program Officer.

Essential Responsibilities

All aspects of oversight of the organization’s programming to veterans includes:

  • Leading, cultivating, stewarding and expanding DLF’s Veteran partnerships with veteran serving organizations in the New York Metropolitan Area
    • Vetting and/or cultivating partnership opportunities through presentations regarding the impact of TM and historical research on the impact of TM;
    • Facilitating the teaching of TM to prospective partners’ leadership;
    • Preparing program start-up planning for new sites; and
    • Managing implementation of TM instruction, follow up and program evaluation.
  • Ambassadorship and leadership in the expansion of visibility and relationships to expand DLF’s veteran services
    • Accompanying philanthropy staff to funder meetings to discuss OWW program services and results
    • Making presentation to elected officials and other government policy makers
    • Advocating for the need for evidence-based trauma-informed services for veterans
  • Overseeing Operations of the Veteran Lifeline Program
    • The OWW Coordinator manages day-to-day operation of this initiative, which involves funding TM scholarships nationwide for veterans to learn TM and ensuring required pre- and post-instruction surveys are completed by veterans. The OWW Director will supervise this effort.
  • Ensuring that program data is entered and tracked effectively
    • DLF uses data systems to track TM instruction and survey completion. The OWW Director is responsible for ensuring this data is entered timely and accurately by the OWW Coordinator.
  • Developing and Managing the OWW program budget
    • Ensure program is operating within budget
    • Suggest budget modifications when necessary to achieve program goals

    Requirements:

    • Experience serving in the armed forces, with the military, and/or veteran-serving organizations is highly preferred.
    • 3 years of experience working in programs dedicated to serving vulnerable populations in a social welfare, mental health, education, hospital, or other human services organization.
    • 3 years of experience in a direct-service and/or a management role in the veteran-serving organizations or a like population is highly desirable
    • Strong Program budgeting and program budget management experience are required
    • Strong work in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are required.
    • The ability to develop partnership-tailored PowerPoint presentations
    • Experience with client and program databases is required, experience with Salesforce in particular, is a plus

    Skills:

    • The ability to prospect, vet, cultivate and maintain strong relationships with multiple program partner relationships. Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • External relationship building and customer services orientation. The inclination to seek client perspective, needs, concerns and unique interests.
    • External relationship building and customer services orientation. The inclination to seek client perspective, needs, concerns and unique interests.
    • The ability to self-educate on current issues and events related to veterans, veterans services and those providing services to this population.
    • The ability to inspire the respect and confidence of individuals in the veteran-service community as well as current funders and fundraising prospects.
    • Problem-solving initiative: Motivation to grow in service of the mission, to make things better, to seek opportunities and solutions.
    • Collaboration: Strong internal team and external partner collaboration; seeking the support, advice and thought-partnership wherever needed to overcome obstacle to quality program delivery.
    • Transferable experience that shows skills required for building quality programs in current and new partnerships.
    • Critical thinking. The ability to identify potential challenges or obstacles with an eye to the implications of each partnership opportunity. The ability to see or seek the eye of TM experts for advice on risks of drifting away from TM model’s efficacy, program data efficacy based on partner needs, requests, operational requirements.
    • Provide clinical insights while planning programs, staff training, program and client evaluation and client services.

    About the David Lynch Foundation
    The David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2005 to prevent and eradicate the all-pervasive epidemic of trauma and toxic stress through promoting widespread implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique for such at-risk populations as:

    • Underserved inner-city students.
    • Veterans with PTSD and their families.
    • Women and children dealing with domestic abuse.
    • Other at-risk populations.

    More About the Position:
    This is a full-time position based in the New York City offices of the Foundation in midtown Manhattan.

    To Apply:
    Send resume, cover letter, and salary history and/or salary requirements with “Director, Operations Warrior Wellness Program” in the Subject line to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Only PDF or MSWord formats will be accepted.
    The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

    Manager, Recovery Program Partnerships

    General Position Summary
    This role is dedicated to developing the first fully funded DLF Recovery Program, using a comprehensive approach to build both an integrated program and a fund development strategy that will support the expansion to a new area for DLF’s work. The position will develop program opportunities and secure funding to serve clients who are engaged in programs serving clients in recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction. After a recently successful Recovery Program pilot, the role will be dedicated to supporting a vision of reaching a new client population whose physical and mental health will be positively impacted by having access to instruction in Transcendental Meditation.

    Essential Responsibilities

    • All aspects of the process of building and leading DLF’s first Recovery Program:
    • Establishing DLF’s first long-term recovery program partnerships
    • Vetting and/or cultivating partnership opportunities through presentations regarding the impact of TM, program pilot, and historical research on the impact of TM.
    • Facilitating the teaching of TM to prospective partners’ leadership as the first step in developing new partnerships
    • Preparing program start-up planning for new sites
    • Generating funding to support the Recovery Program
    • Building a comprehensive, qualified pipeline of viable funding
    • Researching, preparing, submitting, and managing grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources
    • Seeking, discussing, and submitting to individual donors with a high propensity to support a recovery program
    • Handle the tracking of deliverables, results, and other systems
    • Building program budget for partners and donors

    Requirements:

    • A mission-driven orientation with the energy to grow Institutional Giving on behalf of DLF
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to inspire the respect and confidence of stakeholders, fundraising prospects, and recovery professionals
    • Demonstrates superb judgment
    • Exhibits a professional and resourceful style
    • The ability to take initiative and manage multiple tasks and projects
    • Experience with budget planning processes
    • Strong work in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power-Point as well as databases (Salesforce preferred)
    • 3 years of experience working in programs dedicated to serving vulnerable populations in a social welfare, mental health, education, hospital, or other human services organization
    • 3 years of experience in a direct-service and/or management capacity in the above organizations
    • Transferable experience that shows skills required for building program partnerships, generating new funding /resources or both
    • Experience with participating in program start-up operational planning: vetting and/or cultivating, strengthening, and building a vision with operational-tactical planning that includes direct services human resources, staff preparation, regulatory requirements, financial operations, and start-up timelines. This work would be supported by the national program team
    • Experience in development, including grant and resource solicitation and management

    Skills:

    • External relationship building and customer services orientation. The inclination to seek client perspective, needs, concerns and unique interests.
    • Cultural competency. The skills and ability to self-educate and interact with a wide range of vulnerable populations and service teams supporting their work
    • Problem-solving initiative. Motivation to make things better, to seek opportunities and solutions, to ask for help, advice and thought-partnership wherever needed to work through challenges
    • Critical thinking. The ability to identify potential challenges or obstacles with an eye to the implications of each partnership opportunity. The ability to see or seek the eye of TM experts for advice on risks of drifting away from TM model’s efficacy, program data efficacy based on partner needs, requests, operational requirements

    About the David Lynch Foundation
    The David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2005 to prevent and eradicate the all-pervasive epidemic of trauma and toxic stress through promoting widespread implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique for such at-risk populations as:

    • Underserved inner-city students.
    • Veterans with PTSD and their families.
    • Women and children dealing with domestic abuse.
    • Other at-risk populations.

    More About the Position:
    This is a full time position based in the New York City offices of the Foundation in Midtown Manhattan and occasional travel to Washington, DC may be required.

    To Apply:
    Send resume, cover letter, and salary history and/or salary requirements with “Government Affairs Coordinator Position” in the Subject line to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Only PDF or MSWord formats will be accepted.
    The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

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