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 Program Operations Assistant

About Little Kids Rock
Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. From our belief that all people are musical, we champion an inclusive, culturally relevant, and student-centered approach to music education that connects learning to the music kids already know and love, and helps shape young people into the musical communicators and creative problem solvers that will address the challenges of the 21st century. Since 2002, Little Kids Rock has served more than 650,000 public school children and currently brings weekly music lessons to 320,000+ students annually through the efforts of more than 2,000 teachers in 200 school districts nationwide.

Position Overview
The Program Operations Assistant will help facilitate logistics for the key “entry point” for teachers to join the Little Kids Rock community: Modern Band professional development workshops. The Assistant will serve as the “right hand” of Little Kids Rock’s Training Operations Manager to ensure that workshops are executed seamlessly to provide a stellar and one-of-a-kind professional development experience for all participants. The ideal candidate is excited to learn more about the organization and the arts education nonprofit world in general, and the impact they have in transforming the lives of youth, teachers and others. He or she is committed to growing within the organization and building a career in program services supporting teachers and students with culturally relevant, student-centered and highly inclusive music programs. This is a full-time position.

Keys to Success

  • Service Oriented / Culture Carrier – Strong customer service orientation. Able to support the needs of internal and external parties with diverse personalities / technical abilities across multiple functions with a positive attitude, patience, and empathy. Alignment with Little Kids Rock’s core values of the workplace.
  • Multi-tasker who is both productive and efficient
  • Innovative and proactive
  • Highest level attention to detail

Supervision Structure
Reports to Training Operations Manager

Primary Responsibilities

Teacher Professional Development Workshops

  • Assist with recruiting teachers for professional development events
  • Inventory and ordering of materials
  • Workshop logistics prep: materials, shipments, signage, etc.
  • Communications to participants via email, text, phone, social (pre and post-events)
  • Coordinate onsite staffing for professional development events
  • Work with school districts to acquire permissions and permits as appropriate
  • Keep all workshop information current in Salesforce database and generate reports as needed; keep teacher and school data aligned with NCES data in Salesforce
  • Maintain Salesforce app for workshop check-ins
  • Track principal consent forms and other paperwork
  • Accept teachers to the Little Kids Rock social networks/community platform(s)
  • Verify teacher contact information

Modern Band Summit

  • Active member of Modern Band Summit Session Logistics Committee
  • Collect/track presenter and “poster” presenter materials and maintain records
  • Coordinate evaluation input and distribution
  • Track stipends for presenters and others
  • Order materials

Other responsibilities and tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

Required

  • 1-3 years relevant work or academic experience
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent demonstrated writing and editing skills; excellent verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities and new opportunities
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and the Internet
  • Goal-oriented, with ability to work independently and with organizational and time management skills required to thrive amid multiple objectives and deadlines
  • Passion for the field of music education and for providing opportunities for young people growing up in underserved communities
  • Flexibility to attend weekend events on an as-needed basis

Preferred

  • Experience with Salesforce or other databases
  • Customer service experience

Ideal Attributes

  • A shared passion for Little Kids Rock’s mission, pedagogy and the unique value of arts education to serve underserved youth
  • Matchless integrity and ethics
  • High “emotional IQ,” with self-awareness, ability to manage own emotions, and skill in handling relationships
  • A skilled collaborator, who considers diverse opinions and integrates them into creative and effective solutions
  • A desire to grow with the organization
  • A sense of fun, wonder and humor and an undeniable passion for the work of Little Kids Rock
  • Passionate about popular music and actively connected to popular culture
  • A true love for working within a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and results-oriented culture
  • High energy, enthusiasm, and a can-do attitude

Compensation and Benefits
Little Kids Rock is committed to its team and strives to offer employees a competitive compensation package that reflects the organization’s values, culture and mission. Salary is in accordance with Little Kids Rock’s competitive compensation and career path plan, and the organization’s array of benefits include medical coverage (health, dental, vision, AFLAC) with significant employer contributions, short and long-term disability, life insurance, matching 403(b) plan and pre-tax spending accounts (FSA, commuter). Perks include unlimited vacation, flexible work arrangements, professional development, fun staff events and reimbursements for music lessons and experiences.

Application Process
Please email cover letter (can be in the body of an email) and resume to programjobs@littlekidsrock.org with “Program Operations Assistant” in the subject line. In the email please briefly state: relevant experience (including number of years of experience) and distinguishing characteristics that make you an ideal candidate for this position. Please submit your application early, and be prepared to provide references. For more information about our work, please visit www.littlekidsrock.org. No phone calls, please.

Location and Travel
Little Kids Rock is located in Verona, NJ (19 mi. west of Manhattan/New York City). Travel required, as needed, to help facilitate professional development events, including the Modern Band Summit conference in Colorado in July.

Working at Little Kids Rock – Our Workplace Values

  1. We are committed to kids and teachers and passionate about the power of music to impact their lives.
  2. We are one team, with one mission, and one groove, and together we make good things happen.
  3. We are creative, entrepreneurial, positive and playful.
  4. We are inspirational.
  5. We are accountable.
  6. We are respectful.
  7. We support personal and professional growth.
  8. We work to lead the field – thoughtfully, strategically and with urgency.

Little Kids Rock is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We promote equity, diversity and inclusion in order to create a healthy and safe work space as we work together to foster success for future generations. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parenthood, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

EOE


 Internships

Marketing and Communications Intern

About Little Kids Rock
Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. As the leader in culturally-responsive, inclusive music education, the organization partners with public school districts to build music programs as diverse as the kids being served. Little Kids Rock trains teachers to run its innovative Modern Band curriculum, and donates accompanying instruments and resources as necessary to teach popular music in a way that empowers students to experience instant achievement. What began as a single after-school guitar class has since exploded into a national movement that brings free, weekly music lessons to more than 320,000 public school children each year through the efforts of more than 2,000 teachers in 200 school districts nationwide. To date, Little Kids Rock has served more than 650,000 students.

Position Overview
Do you have music in your soul? Are you passionate about youth development? Little Kids Rock is seeking an intern who will help make the organization more visible and organized by getting hands-on experience in the area of external communications, marketing and public relations. You will assist the Marketing and Communications Director in helping tell Little Kids Rock’s story through social media, public relations, website, and database archival. 

Responsibilities

  • Manage our Flickr account and YouTube channel – curating photos/videos (old and new)/tagging/organizing
  • Organize video on external drives
  • Social media
    • Find people to follow on Twitter and create lists of favorites
    • Review our outward facing channels (all social media) and ensure our verbiage is consistent
    • Monitor social media channels for performance; share insights / recommendations with communications team
    • Use Google Alerts to find news on music education and curate relevant articles to share on social media (and with staff)
  • Do a Google search of Little Kids Rock and compile list of websites where we are mentioned (ie – as a partner)
  • Add press clips to Salesforce
  • Organize digital media in shared cloud-based drive to make it accessible and easy to find for team members.
  • Write occasional blog posts and help come up with ideas for content
  • Create and manage the bi-weekly staff internal newsletter

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Flickr, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
  • Knowledge of the G-suite
  • An undeniable passion for the work of Little Kids Rock
  • A sense of fun, wonder and humor
  • A true love for working within a fast- paced, entrepreneurial, and results-oriented culture
  • High energy, enthusiasm and a can-do attitude
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • A desire to learn while doing
  • Quick learner and proactive problem solver

Schedule
Up to three days per week (10-15 hours/week) for a period of three to five months is preferred. Exact days and times will be established in harmony with the intern’s schedule.

Compensation
This is a learning opportunity with a stipend of $300/month.

Application Procedure
Please email a cover letter and resume to marketing@littlekidsrock.org. Please include “Communications and Marketing Internship” in the e-mail subject line. In the email please briefly state: relevant experience (including number of years of experience) and distinguishing characteristic that makes you an ideal candidate for this position. Please submit your application early, and be prepared to provide references. Early submission recommended. For more information about our work, please visit our website: www.littlekidsrock.org. No phone calls, please.

Working at Little Kids Rock – Our Workplace Values

  1. We are committed to kids and teachers and passionate about the power of music to impact their lives.
  2. We are one team, with one mission, and one groove, and together we make good things happen.
  3. We are creative, entrepreneurial, positive and playful.
  4. We are inspirational.
  5. We are accountable.
  6. We are respectful.
  7. We support personal and professional growth.
  8. We work to lead the field – thoughtfully, strategically and with urgency. 

Little Kids Rock is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Little Kids Rock does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parenthood, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

EOE


Program Operations Assistant

About Little Kids Rock
Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. From our belief that all people are musical, we champion an inclusive, culturally relevant, and student-centered approach to music education that connects learning to the music kids already know and love, and helps shape young people into the musical communicators and creative problem solvers that will address the challenges of the 21st century. Since 2002, Little Kids Rock has served more than 650,000 public school children and currently brings weekly music lessons to 320,000+ students annually through the efforts of more than 2,000 teachers in 200 school districts nationwide.

Position Overview
The Program Operations Assistant will help facilitate logistics for the key “entry point” for teachers to join the Little Kids Rock community: Modern Band professional development workshops. The Assistant will serve as the “right hand” of Little Kids Rock’s Training Operations Manager to ensure that workshops are executed seamlessly to provide a stellar and one-of-a-kind professional development experience for all participants. The ideal candidate is excited to learn more about the organization and the arts education nonprofit world in general, and the impact they have in transforming the lives of youth, teachers and others. He or she is committed to growing within the organization and building a career in program services supporting teachers and students with culturally relevant, student-centered and highly inclusive music programs. This is a full-time position.

Keys to Success

  • Service Oriented / Culture Carrier – Strong customer service orientation. Able to support the needs of internal and external parties with diverse personalities / technical abilities across multiple functions with a positive attitude, patience, and empathy. Alignment with Little Kids Rock’s core values of the workplace.
  • Multi-tasker who is both productive and efficient
  • Innovative and proactive
  • Highest level attention to detail

Supervision Structure
Reports to Training Operations Manager

Primary Responsibilities

Teacher Professional Development Workshops

  • Assist with recruiting teachers for professional development events
  • Inventory and ordering of materials
  • Workshop logistics prep: materials, shipments, signage, etc.
  • Communications to participants via email, text, phone, social (pre and post-events)
  • Coordinate onsite staffing for professional development events
  • Work with school districts to acquire permissions and permits as appropriate
  • Keep all workshop information current in Salesforce database and generate reports as needed; keep teacher and school data aligned with NCES data in Salesforce
  • Maintain Salesforce app for workshop check-ins
  • Track principal consent forms and other paperwork
  • Accept teachers to the Little Kids Rock social networks/community platform(s)
  • Verify teacher contact information

Modern Band Summit

  • Active member of Modern Band Summit Session Logistics Committee
  • Collect/track presenter and “poster” presenter materials and maintain records
  • Coordinate evaluation input and distribution
  • Track stipends for presenters and others
  • Order materials

Other responsibilities and tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

Required

  • 1-3 years relevant work or academic experience
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent demonstrated writing and editing skills; excellent verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities and new opportunities
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and the Internet
  • Goal-oriented, with ability to work independently and with organizational and time management skills required to thrive amid multiple objectives and deadlines
  • Passion for the field of music education and for providing opportunities for young people growing up in underserved communities
  • Flexibility to attend weekend events on an as-needed basis

Preferred

  • Experience with Salesforce or other databases
  • Customer service experience

Ideal Attributes

  • A shared passion for Little Kids Rock’s mission, pedagogy and the unique value of arts education to serve underserved youth
  • Matchless integrity and ethics
  • High “emotional IQ,” with self-awareness, ability to manage own emotions, and skill in handling relationships
  • A skilled collaborator, who considers diverse opinions and integrates them into creative and effective solutions
  • A desire to grow with the organization
  • A sense of fun, wonder and humor and an undeniable passion for the work of Little Kids Rock
  • Passionate about popular music and actively connected to popular culture
  • A true love for working within a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and results-oriented culture
  • High energy, enthusiasm, and a can-do attitude

Compensation and Benefits
Little Kids Rock is committed to its team and strives to offer employees a competitive compensation package that reflects the organization’s values, culture and mission. Salary is in accordance with Little Kids Rock’s competitive compensation and career path plan, and the organization’s array of benefits include medical coverage (health, dental, vision, AFLAC) with significant employer contributions, short and long-term disability, life insurance, matching 403(b) plan and pre-tax spending accounts (FSA, commuter). Perks include unlimited vacation, flexible work arrangements, professional development, fun staff events and reimbursements for music lessons and experiences.

Application Process
Please email cover letter (can be in the body of an email) and resume to programjobs@littlekidsrock.org with “Program Operations Assistant” in the subject line. In the email please briefly state: relevant experience (including number of years of experience) and distinguishing characteristics that make you an ideal candidate for this position. Please submit your application early, and be prepared to provide references. For more information about our work, please visit www.littlekidsrock.org. No phone calls, please.

Location and Travel
Little Kids Rock is located in Verona, NJ (19 mi. west of Manhattan/New York City). Travel required, as needed, to help facilitate professional development events, including the Modern Band Summit conference in Colorado in July.

Working at Little Kids Rock – Our Workplace Values

  1. We are committed to kids and teachers and passionate about the power of music to impact their lives.
  2. We are one team, with one mission, and one groove, and together we make good things happen.
  3. We are creative, entrepreneurial, positive and playful.
  4. We are inspirational.
  5. We are accountable.
  6. We are respectful.
  7. We support personal and professional growth.
  8. We work to lead the field – thoughtfully, strategically and with urgency.

Little Kids Rock is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We promote equity, diversity and inclusion in order to create a healthy and safe work space as we work together to foster success for future generations. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parenthood, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

EOE


Internships

Program Services Intern

We are looking for a motivated and energetic individual to assist the Little Kids Rock program team with daily tasks. This is a great opportunity for a college student to learn what goes into the operation of a growing and leading music education nonprofit. This will be approximately 10-15 hours per week position with a flexible schedule. This internship is unpaid but the experience will be extremely valuable! We would be willing to working with your college for course credit as well.  

Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Assist the program staff with teacher customer service, i.e. responding to phone and email inquiries
  • Archive program email and mail communications
  • Monitor and update teacher online networking groups
  • Assemble and ship teacher materials requests
  • Occasional data entry and clean up

Required Skills:

  • Organized and with great attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Gmail
  • Positive “can-do” attitude and team player
  • Experience with data entry beneficial
  • Prior customer service experience preferred
  • Interest in music education greatly encouraged

Supervision Structure
Reports to Program Services Manager

To apply please email your resume and cover letter to lauren@littlekidsrock.org with the position name as the subject.  


Graphic Design Intern

We are looking for a motivated and energetic individual to assist our Curriculum Design Specialist for various projects. This is a great opportunity for a college student to learn what goes into the graphic design components of curriculum production for a leading music education nonprofit. This will be approximately 10-12 hours per week position with a flexible schedule. This position is unpaid but travel reimbursement is available and the experience will be extremely valuable! We would be willing to working with your college for course credit as well. Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Updating the core curriculum print materials
  • Creating lesson plans and song charts based on an existing template
  • Making custom web graphics
  • Miscellaneous graphics including newsletters, flyers, and event programs
  • Improving the design aesthetics of our training PowerPoints
  • Using WordPress to update the song chart library

Required Skills:

  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Indesign
  • Knowledge of music (reading and playing it) greatly encouraged

Supervision Structure
Reports to Curriculum Design Specialist  

To apply please email your resume and cover letter to teddy@littlekidsrock.org with the position name as the subject.  

Working at Little Kids Rock – Our Workplace Values

  1. We are committed to kids and teachers and passionate about the power of music to impact their lives.
  2. We are one team, with one mission, and one groove, and together we make good things happen.
  3. We are creative, entrepreneurial, positive and playful.
  4. We are inspirational.
  5. We are accountable.
  6. We are respectful.
  7. We support personal and professional growth.
  8. We work to lead the field – thoughtfully, strategically and with urgency.

Little Kids Rock is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Little Kids Rock does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parenthood, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

EOE