Breakthrough Silicon Valley launches talented but underserved middle school students on the path to college, while at the same time inspiring high school and college students to become educators. While ambitious in our goals, BTSV works: 97% of BTSV graduates are accepted into four-year colleges (through the class of 2019) and 87% of BTSV Teaching Fellows (2017-19) are inspired to pursue a career in education as a result of their summer experience. Breakthrough Silicon Valley’s tuition-free program provides year-round out of school time academic support, advising, and advocacy for a diverse group of talented students, most of whom come from under-resourced communities and are first in their family to go to college. Through our students-teaching-students model, Breakthrough also provides a consummate professional development experience in education by providing talented high school and college students the opportunity to design and teach classes under the direction of seasoned education professionals.
The Operations Manager plays a critical role in developing the people at Breakthrough, as well as creating and codifying processes and systems for Breakthrough Silicon Valley’s continued success and growth. This individual will engage in both high-level, strategic thinking and day-to-day operations of the non-profit, as well as executing on key people-related programs to grow and retain our staff. This is a role for an agile problem-solver who is highly organized, collaborative, attentive to detail, and process-oriented.
This individual loves creating checklists, managing projects, identifying promising new solutions to solve problems, and uncovering ways to maximize the time and potential of our small, yet mighty team. Open communication and strong leadership are paramount, alongside an ambitious attitude and desire to drive continuous improvement within yourself and the Breakthrough Silicon Valley team.