School Partnerships Manager: Character Lab

Posted November 2nd, 2018 at 11:24 am.


Character Lab is looking for a School Partnerships Manager. Reporting to the Director of Education (Emily Aisenbrey), the School Partnerships Manager will work closely with Character Lab’s network of school and district partners while developing and coordinating new systems for conducting research activities in schools. This is an exciting opportunity for a results-oriented, innovative professional to have a tremendous impact by ensuring Character Lab develops and maintains school partnerships to advance the science and practice of character development.

The School Partnerships Manager will manage multiple projects and timelines simultaneously. They will present at conferences and plan events for school partners, recruit and onboard new schools, create systems for new types of activities in schools (e.g., student and teacher interviews, teacher surveys, classroom studies), and work to address inefficiency across our work.

We are looking for an individual who has education experience, either as an educator or dealing directly with them, and understands the complexities of working with schools. Juggling multiple projects at once, the right candidate embraces time management, effective communication, and will thrive within our small and dynamic team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead presentations to current and potential school partners
  • Liaise with and foster strong relationships with both potential and current school partners
  • Help recruit and onboard new school partners
  • Plan events for current and potential school partners
  • Work directly with on-site research leads to facilitate all research efforts
  • Troubleshoot research issues as needed
  • Travel on-site to meet with current and potential school partners (at least once a month)
  • Create operational procedures for different types of research activities at schools
  • Support the Director of Education and School Partnerships team in improving processes and systems for school partners
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years relevant work experience as an educator or working with educators/schools; Master’s degree a plus
  • Highly effective interpersonal communication, collaboration, presentation and writing skills
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent team leadership skills
  • Fierce work ethic and sense of purpose, with the ability to work well as part of a dynamic start-up
  • Strong passion for helping educators and students

Physical Demands/Environmental Factors

  • Prolonged and irregular hours of duty, as necessary
  • Some light to medium level of manual labor (e.g., preparing mailings, moving boxes of materials)
  • Monthly travel for work-related responsibilities


  • 403b with 4% employer matching
  • Full health coverage (medical, dental, vision)
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Workers comp
  • Short & long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Generous PTO


English – fluent




4-year degree


Please apply here: or at our Careers page (

Filed under: Management Level by Margie DuBrow

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