The Program Manager is an in-country team member who leads BECA's volunteer-driven education program. The Progam Manager will be stationed at BECA's flagship school, San Jeronimo Bilingual. In addition, a Program Administrator will be based at each of BECA's two, newer schools and will have responsibilities similar to the Program Manager, dependent on experience.
For each position BECA seeks a creative and flexible person with proven management experience whose responsibilities include the following:
The Program Manager/Administrator facilitates the daily interactions of the BECA team. He or she manages the team budget and pays all bills related to room, board, visa renewals, as well as other program costs. He or she is also responsible for tracking important pedagogical and administrative information in a manner that will allow subsequent year's teams to transition into their positions without difficulty.
The Program Manager/Administrator serves as a liaison between BECA and our Honduran partnering organizations at each BECA school.
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION
The Program Manager/Administrator directs the Scholarship Program at each of BECA's partner schools. This individual is responsible for promoting the scholarship program and will review applications and interview potential/current scholarship families in March/April to fill new spaces/assess current recipient's need prior to the next school year. Based on these interviews the Program Manager will make recommendations regarding which children should receive the available scholarships. He or she seeks to empower scholarship students' families to actively participate in the school by facilitating their involvement. In addition, the Manager monitors the behavior and academic performance of children receiving financial assistance in order to ensure they remain eligible.
DAILY SCHOOL INVOLVEMENT
The Program Manager/Administrator works in collaboration with each school's Honduran Director and Secretary to maintain effective discipline strategies at the school, but is not directly involved with the school's administration or financial management.
BECA VOLUNTEER SUPPORT
The Program Manager/Administrator serves as a support figure for BECA's volunteer teaching team at each school.This individual checks in with teachers regularly to provide moral and psychological support both inside the classroom and out.
Dependent upon experience, the Manager/Administrator will work with our teachers to ensure that lesson plans are in line with BECA's curriculum and Honduran educational standards. In addition he or she serves as a substitute teacher in instances of illness.
The Program Manager/Administrator works with BECA's In-Country Director to support overall program development. He or she will reach out to potential donors with board members' guidance, research grant opportunities, and assist with grant applications/reporting.
He or she will submit brief monthly reports that highlight school and community activities to assist the board in tracking BECA's growth and progress and will provide information for newsletters targeted to donors and friends.
The Program Manager receives a modest monthly stipend, in addition to food/lodging, in acknowledgment of the significant management responsibility.