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Chief Operating Officer

Posted by | April 9, 2024 |

About TRAILS 

Founded at the University of Michigan Medical School, TRAILS (Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students) is among the most innovative and rapidly-growing school-based mental health solutions in the country. After a decade in the academic setting, TRAILS spun out from the University in 2022 and became fiscally sponsored by Tides Center with approximately 35 staff. Within a year, the staff size had more than doubled. Today, the growing team is working toward the TRAILS mission of transforming the landscape of youth mental health care delivery by equipping school staff with the training and resources they need to provide evidence-based and culturally responsible programming to their students.

 

To date, TRAILS has brought essential skills and resources to more than 14,000 teachers, administrators, and school mental health professionals. The best-in-class program materials are built specifically for the school setting, and the unique training model is driven by research from the field of implementation science. TRAILS’ website and library of materials are utilized by educators and clinicians across the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world. While the organization’s impact today is greatest in its home state of Michigan, TRAILS is expanding nationally with strong support from education and health sector leaders, public offices, and state policymakers.
On July 1, 2024, TRAILS is set to become an independent 501(c)(3) organization, a transition that underscores the need to evaluate and fortify its foundational systems, processes, and policies to mitigate risks and ensure smooth operations as a standalone entity. This shift aims to bolster TRAILS’ mission and capabilities in delivering mental health programs to schools across the U.S., with a particular focus on serving Title I schools and students facing significant mental health challenges. Amidst growing demand, TRAILS emphasizes equity and cultural humility, seeking team members dedicated to creating inclusive environments and ensuring equitable health access for all students.

 

Position Overview

The inaugural Chief Operating Officer (COO) at TRAILS will play a pivotal role in guiding the organization through a period of significant growth and transformation. As a key member of the Senior Leadership team, the COO will work in close partnership with the rest of the C-Suite, the CEO, and the board to refine and execute a strategic plan that aligns with TRAILS’ guiding vision of a future in which all children and teens have equitable access to effective mental health services. This role demands a strategic thinker with a robust background in people strategy, operations, finance, and team leadership, capable of translating broad visions into actionable plans that drive long-term sustainability and impact.

 

The COO will oversee three primary areas—organizational operations, people and culture, and finance—guiding the leadership within these verticals, including a VP of Finance and Operations with eight direct reports, and a VP of People, whose team is poised to expand to four direct reports. Tasked with spearheading the development and enhancement of systems and processes, the COO will play a crucial role in collaborating with these functional leaders to elevate organizational efficiency and effectiveness amidst rapid program expansion. The COO will have highest level accountability for the financial health of the organization and will oversee a budget of approximately $20m. The COO will support high-level leaders in the management of diverse funding streams, including private and foundation philanthropy, publically allocated revenue, and earned contract income. They will craft and implement sustainable economic models and ensure the organization’s financial operations are conducted with the highest level of integrity and compliance.

 

A significant part of this role will entail people management and fostering an organizational culture that prioritizes well-being, integrates DEIB values into all operations, and supports high performance. The COO will lead efforts to create and implement performance management systems, strategize on talent acquisition, and oversee human resources functions, ensuring that TRAILS is not only a leader in mental health advocacy but also an exemplary place to work.

 

The ideal candidate for the COO position at TRAILS will have a proven track record of navigating fast-pace startup environments, managing organizational growth strategically, and working with non-profit, mission-driven boards. They will bring a business excellence mindset to the role, balancing staff experience with a steadfast commitment to the organization’s core mission and responsibility for delivering an unmatched program that achieves meaningful impact at scale.

 

This role is perfect for a mission-driven executive who is ready to tackle challenges head-on, lead with compassion and integrity, and inspire a team to achieve extraordinary results.

 

This remote position reports directly to the CEO and requires the flexibility to travel as needed.

 

Key Responsibilities

Team Management

  • Manage two direct reports across key organizational verticals: Finance, Operations and People.
  • Provide mentorship and development opportunities to build a strong, high-performing team capable of leading their respective areas with autonomy and excellence.
  • Actively pursue opportunities that foster professional development, career advancement, and job satisfaction for their direct reports and reporting teams through conferences, training, mentorship, and other growth activities.

Strategic Leadership and Vision

  • Collaborate closely with the CEO and the board to enhance and execute the strategic plan, ensuring it aligns with TRAILS’ mission and growth objectives.
  • Transform strategic goals into operational and financial strategies, leading key initiatives that secure the organization’s sustainability and extend its reach and effectiveness.
  • Manage day-to-day operations and adjust as needed to ensure alignment with broader strategic objectives, facilitating agility and responsiveness in meeting milestones.
  • Engage with the Leadership Team to integrate financial insights into program development, expansion strategies, fundraising efforts, and strategic planning sessions, ensuring a cohesive approach to growth.
  • Cultivate a culture of innovation and continuous improvement, encouraging the team to explore new ideas, technologies, and methodologies that can enhance TRAILS’ operational excellence and impact on mental health care.
  • Employ adept change-management skills to lead the organization through transitions and growth phases, effectively managing resistance and ensuring team buy-in for new directions or strategies.
  • Spearhead clear, transparent, and consistent internal communication, ensuring all staff members are informed, aligned, and motivated towards shared goals.

Financial Management and Sustainability

  • In the first months, conduct a thorough evaluation of TRAILS’ technological and financial systems and oversee completion of priority upgrades needed to effectively support program expansion and organizational growth and ensure scalability.
  • Ongoing partnership with and management of VP of Finance and Operations and their reporting team to:
    • Develop and implement a sustainable economic model that optimizes a mix of diverse funding sources including public, private, and contract. Administer comprehensive budgeting, financial forecasting, and fiscal management processes, establishing a strong foundation for the organization’s financial well-being. Manage advanced, accessible accounting systems to facilitate strategic budgeting and financial decision-making.
    • Identify, evaluate, and recommend potential partnerships that provide financial or operational benefits to the organization.
    • Implement detailed financial planning and reporting systems, enhancing the organization’s ability to make data-driven decisions and transparently share progress with stakeholders.
  • Align the work of the finance vertical and the external affairs team across diverse funding sources, including public, private and contract, ensuring compliance and optimization of funds:
    • Manage and coach the VP of Finance to successfully build and adapt systems that align to the needs and systems of the external affairs team
    • Partner with the development team to establish goals, identify gaps, and strategize on filling those through collaborative and strategic efforts.
  • Collaborate with policy colleagues to set legislative funding goals and outline public revenue strategies, focusing on optimizing state, federal, local, settlement, departmental, and grant funding sources.
  • Collaborate with organization’s leadership to ensure that spending decisions are data driven and appropriately transparent across stakeholders

Operations Management

  • Initiate a comprehensive audit of existing operations, identifying efficiency gaps and areas for improvement, and swiftly enact changes to enhance organizational stability.
  • Oversee the development and management of IT infrastructure, data management practices, and physical assets, ensuring they meet the needs of staff and program delivery.
  • Hold accountability for finance, legal compliance, and contract management, including setup, review, execution, and oversight, adept at navigating disputes, terminations, and liability issues to safeguard organizational interests.
  • Ensure streamlined and standardized operational processes and systems across departments, promoting efficiency, effectiveness, and alignment with the organization’s strategic goals.
  • Work across reporting teams and the broader organization to develop and execute risk management strategies as needed, proactively addressing potential operational and financial challenges to ensure stability and integrity.

People Management & Organizational Culture

  • In the first months, conduct a thorough evaluation of TRAILS’ people systems, processes, and structures and oversee completion of priority deliverables as needed to effectively strengthen and evolve the organization’s people function.
  • Partner with VP of People and their reporting team to:
    • Develop and deploy a holistic people management framework that encourages accountability and professional growth across the organization.
    • Enhance existing competencies to guide performance evaluations, promotions, and staff development.
    • Create and implement a comprehensive and sustainable performance management system that supports attracting, developing, and retaining top talent.
    • Build and maintainHR functions, including payroll, benefits, compensation models, and staff wellness programs, ensuring a supportive and nurturing work environment.
  • Assume responsibility for the organization’s health and operational stability, safeguarding its assets and ensuring the strategic allocation of resources to maximize impact and ensure long-term sustainability.
  • Champion diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives throughout the organization, ensuring that DEI principles are deeply integrated into all aspects of operations, culture, and strategic planning to foster an inclusive and equitable workplace.

Experience And Qualifications

What you’ve accomplished (required):

  • 10+ years of relevant experience, including 5+ years in a senior-level leadership role
  • Experience in leading operations within high-growth or scaling environments
  • Demonstrated business acumen via experience leading the business operations of a team, including building processes, goal setting, budgeting, progress monitoring
  • Demonstrated experience leading full-cycle employee experiences rooted in DEIB frameworks including, recruitment, performance management, retention, and staff satisfaction
  • Demonstrated ability in financial planning, budgeting, and managing financial operations, in a mix of funding environments (e.g., public, private, philanthropic)
  • Demonstrated success in managing and developing direct reports and teams, with a strong commitment to nurturing the growth and skill sets of finance and operations personnel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, fostering confidence and clarity, with a proven ability to influence and adeptly navigate through ambiguity
  • Proven capacity to identify and solve problems to advance the goals of the organization
  • Proficient in operating autonomously, with a keen sense of when to seek collaboration with the CEO and other key stakeholders

 

Skills you have developed and knowledge you have:

  • Comfort and skill working in virtual environments with remote team members
  • CPA, MBA or equivalent experience preferred
  • Professional experience in a non-profit or consulting setting that serves high-poverty and/or otherwise marginalized populations, education and/or healthcare sector

Salary And Benefits

The salary range for this position is $255,000 – $273,000.
TRAILS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision as well as a 403B with a safe harbor match and short and long term disability. Additionally, TRAILS offers a generous holiday and paid time off package.

 

To Apply

TRAILS is partnering with RCG Talent Solutions to find our inaugural Chief Operating Officer. Please use this link to submit your application. If you require a reasonable accommodation to submit an application or to participate in the application or interview process, please direct all concerns or questions to openroles@rcgtalent.com.

 

TRAILS is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We welcome a diverse pool of applications, believe it is critical that our staff represent the larger labor movement, and are committed to building a culture and community that fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion. By submitting this online application form, you consent to be contacted via email with important updates and other information from RCG Talent Solutions.

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Chief Executive Officer

Posted by | March 19, 2024 |

Chief Executive Officer

Denver, CO

 

Prosperity Denver Fund (PDF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that offers financial reimbursement to qualifying nonprofits that provide college scholarships or other postsecondary training support to Denver students. The organization was started in 2018, after Denver voters passed a ballot initiative known as Prosperity Denver. The ordinance called for a 0.08% sales tax (less than one cent on $10) to be distributed in the form of reimbursements to nonprofits providing scholarships to Denver students. PDF exists to reimburse qualifying organizations, called “supporting organizations.” During the organization’s brief history, it has funded thousands of scholarships and made millions of dollars in reimbursements. For more information about PDF, please click here:

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The CEO will shape, guide, and execute the organization’s vision for the future.  This is an opportunity to build on PDF’s outcomes since 2019 while growing the organization’s impact to meet the evolving needs of Denver’s students, its economy, and future workforce. The PDF Board seeks a leader who will partner with them in thinking boldly and creatively about this organization’s future. Strategies for the future include these priorities:

 

  • Engage supporting organizations, business leadership, education policymakers, partners, and stakeholders in developing and implementing strategic goals critical to further PDF impact.
  • Support more students with more services and financial resources to achieve career goals and avoid student debt.
  • Leverage the collaboration, partnerships, programs, and services of the local education ecosystem by partnering with 501(c)3 organizations who support Denver students in achieving their postsecondary goals.
  • Convene groups and together address the needs of 60% of Denver students who do not have defined, postsecondary pathways.

 

PDF seeks an experienced leader who is passionate about PDF’s trajectory and will collaborate with the Board, staff, supporting organizations and other partners to achieve the organization’s ambitious goals.  This person will be an advocate for PDF’s vision, mission and values and will inspire others to support the organization’s impact. This individual has experience leading and directing complex organizations with diverse internal and external constituencies. This individual is externally focused with the capacity to effectively engage many different partners and stakeholders.  This person has the capacity to implement effective and transparent organizational practices, while creating a nimble organizational culture that can quickly adapt to a changing strategic landscape.

 

The CEO ensures that the operations of PDF comply with the provisions of the ordinance authorizing the distribution of funds while maintaining a clear focus on delivering value to the citizens of Denver, and honoring voter intent. This leader will work collaboratively to ensure reauthorization by 2030.

 

Highly qualified candidates are actively participating in Denver’s dynamic civic, business, and education environment. This individual will demonstrate a career path of progressive leadership experience and management results.  This leader is future focused, comfortable addressing both strategic and tactical organizational work.

 

They may have prior experience in the nonprofit, corporate, and/or government sectors that equips them to excel in an organization where no two days will be the same.  This person flourishes in complex environments and enjoys working with partners and stakeholders representing many lived experiences and perspectives.   Candidates should demonstrate the ability to operate effectively and collaboratively with an appointed governing board.

 

Compensation and Benefits

 

The salary range for this position is between $175,000 and $225,000 and will be commensurate with experience. PDF is proud to offer a robust benefits program to all employees as part of a comprehensive compensation package. PDF offers a hybrid schedule which includes 2-3 days/week work from home and 2-3 days/week in the office. PDF is committed to creating a culture that promotes healthy work-life balance and provides paid time away from work to unplug and recharge. Employee Benefits include health insurance reimbursement (65% of premium), retirement plan contributions (6% of salary), monthly parking/transit reimbursements, and generous paid leave time.

 

Statement on Equal Employment Opportunity

 

PDF is dedicated to equal employment opportunity and will recruit, hire, train, promote, and compensate its employees based upon factors such as work quality, behavior, training, and experience. In compliance with local, state, and federal laws, we provide equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, protected age category, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, military status, physical or mental disability of any individual who is otherwise qualified, or any other category required by law.

 

To Apply

 

If you want to lead this dynamic organization, please confidentially submit a current resume and cover letter to Kittleman & Associates. The cover letter is an opportunity to showcase your passion for PDF’s vision and mission, as well organizational impact in current or prior roles.

 

A reference and background check will be conducted on the selected Finalist.

 

This role will be filled as soon as possible and the deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

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Learning Center Director

Posted by | February 9, 2024 |

Summary/objective:

The Warren Village United Airlines Early Learning Center serves children ages 6 weeks to 11 years old in a comprehensive, high quality early learning environment.  The Learning Center is a Colorado Shines 5 Star quality recognized center.  Teaching teams provide a supportive and nurturing learning environment that fosters the development of the whole child.  There is a strong emphasis on teacher training and application of Conscious Discipline®, an innovative social-emotional learning and classroom management program designed to give teachers the skills they need to address the emotional and social issues of children.  The Director leads all Learning Center educational programing and operations.

 

This position is part of the Executive Team.

 

Warren Village recognizes that our backgrounds are broad and our talents are many, from different lived experiences.  We value and leverage our differences to encompass and reflect the communities we serve.  We align our policies, practices and resources so that people of all races, cultures, identities and socioeconomic status may feel valued and respected.

 

 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Program:
  • Oversees the implementation of all core curricula and daily routines.
  • Partners with administrative and teaching teams in the development of strong parent involvement.
  • Acts as an advocate while conducting tours and performing speaking engagements, as needed, on behalf of Warren Village to donors and other members of the community.
  • Coordinates with Family Services Staff on issues impacting families.
  • Utilizes formal and informal evaluations to improve family support and Learning Center operational and educational quality.
  • Ensures the Learning Center maintains a Colorado Shines 5-star quality of care.
  • Staff:
  • Recruits, interviews, and hires Learning Center staff.
  • Actively and effectively manages internal communication
  • Directly and effectively handles conflict within the team to ensure lasting competency and growth
  • Supervises and mentors Learning Center staff, in conjunction with LC administrative staff
  • Conducts performance evaluations/assessments and goal setting with staff.
  • Recommends appropriate HR and staff evaluation actions
  • Ensures compliance with all Warren Village and Learning Center personnel policies and procedures.
  • Oversees the planning and implementation of staff training on an on-going basis.
  • Administration:
    • Ensures compliance and upholds standards with all government, center related fiscal and program support contracts, (i.e., government childcare reimbursements, USDA, Head Start) and with Warren Village organizational policies and procedures.
  • Ensures the Learning Center is compliant with all federal, state, and county child care rules.
  • Administers operational records and procedures to assure that all staff and child files are current and in excellent order.
  • Develops and regularly reports on departmental goals and indicators within the Strategic Framework.
  • Participates in Executive Management Team meetings and activities.
  • Oversees consultants and coaches’ work.
  • Ensures that all staff understand and can carry out their part in the different types of drill procedures.
  • Ensures accurate student counts on a daily basis.
  • Facilitates family and staff events in conjunction with administrative team.
  • Financial:
  • Assists relevant Finance staff to develop and administer the annual Learning Center budget ensuring appropriate resources for programs and staffing, while minimizing expenses and meeting budget goals.
  • Works in conjunction with and supports other staff and community partners to maximize resources and secure new revenues to support children, teachers and families associated with the Center.
  • Facilities:
  • Ensures the proper maintenance, cleanliness, and safety of the Learning Center facilities.
  • Ensures that facilities meet licensing, safety, and health requirements.
  • Perform other duties may be required for successful operation of the Learning Center as indicated by agency objectives or requested by the CEO.

 

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Competencies and Traits:

  • Passionate about, and deeply committed to, early learning and quality care
  • Understands best practices and regulations of running a large early learning center (birth-age 10) and the demonstrated ability to competently lead one.
  • Demonstrated skills in designing, organizing, and implementing early childhood curricula, child assessment programs, and best instructional practices.
  • Strong and effective communication (written and oral) skills
  • Adept at dealing directly and clearly with conflict to achieve resolution and lasting growth
  • Committed to Warren Village’s mission and culture and achieving an equitable and inclusive environment
  • Excellent staff management, organizational, and leadership skills with an educational environment.
  • Understanding and knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Understands adult learning and effective strategies.
  • Ability to relate to and work with diverse groups of adults and children.
  • Ability to work independently and self-motivate.
  • Ability to work occasional night and weekend hours within the work week.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possess a valid and current Colorado Large Center Director’s Certificate.
  • Bachelor/Master’s degree in early childhood education or related field preferred or relevant experience.
  • Five years’ of successful experience leading all aspects (instructional, operational, & financial) of an early learning center of comparable size and population.
  • Evidence of continued professional development (course work, workshops, professional contacts/network, early childhood association member).
  • Able to pass the state of Colorado and out-of-state background checks, as needed.
  • A valid Colorado driver’s license.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bilingual or experience with culturally diverse students and families
  • Experience using TS GOLD®
  • Familiarity with Colorado Early Learning and Developmental Guidelines 2020
  • Experience with Devereux Early Childhood Assessment, Ages and Stages Questionnaires and/or Early Screening Inventory
  • Knowledge of Creative Curriculum® and Conscious Discipline®
  • Knowledge of ECERS-3® and/or ITERS-3® and CLASS®
  • Experience with a Two Gen holistic services environment, particularly in an affordable housing context

 

 

Work Environment:

The working environment is an approximate balance 50% office work using a personal computer and other office related equipment to 50% movement inside and outside the center.

 

This position frequently communicates with staff, families, children, community support agencies, and consultants which requires the ability to exchange accurate information in these situations.  Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.  May be exposed to sick or sometimes contagious/ill children and must therefore be conscious of ensuring the health and safety of the kids, their parents, school personnel and themselves.

 

Physical Demands:

The person in this position needs to occasionally lift to 25 pounds.  There is frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, and crouching.  Activities are completed within and outside the building.

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Chief Financial and Operating Officer

Posted by | February 2, 2024 |

Ingenuity Prep is a supportive school community dedicated to academic rigor and civic leadership, preparing students for the path to colleges and career of their choosing. Our innovative instructional model promotes small group learning for students, collaborative teaching teams, and robust coaching and professional development opportunities for teachers and staff.  We are one of the highest performing schools in Ward 8 and proud recipients of a Bold Performance School award.

We are seeking a Chief Financial and Operating Officer to join our executive team to ensure the school builds on a strong foundation in operations, finance and compliance.   The CFOO will manage, coach, and develop the Director of Operations and Director of Data and Enrollment as each of those team members lead their own teams towards ambitious goals.  The role offers the opportunity to engage in school-wide leadership and build deep relationships throughout the community.  Successful candidates delight in moving between long-term planning, the details of day-to-day school operations and proactively solving complex challenges.  They are able to both lead through others as well as execute key projects.  They believe in the power of collective impact and build teams that innovate, take risks and approach the work with an equity-centered theory of action.

WHAT WE’RE ABOUT

  • Mission: We’re closing the opportunity gap. Students and families in Southeast D.C. have too few options for high-quality elementary, middle, and high schools. Ingenuity Prep aspires to right this systemic injustice providing an exemplary educational option for Southeast D.C.’s students and families.
  • Model: We pair high expectations with high support. Too often, our students are underestimated.  At Ingenuity Prep, an innovative teacher development model, paired with best-in-class training from strong instructional leaders, allows us to grow great teachers who, ultimately, lead high-expectation and high-support classrooms.
  • Results: Our students are defying expectations. Ingenuity Prep’s students outperform their neighborhood peers on rigorous, national, college-track assessments.  Already out-performing many of their more privileged peers around the city, in the coming years, Ingenuity Prep’s students will provide an expectation-defying and achievement-gap-closing proof point — showing what our kids are capable of when we provide the right opportunities, expectations, and support.

WHAT YOU’LL DO AS CHIEF FINANCIAL AND OPERATING OFFICER:

School-Wide Leadership (20%): 

  • Serve on the Executive Team, setting school-wide vision and goals, collaboratively driving towards outcomes, and collectively owning strengths and challenges
  • Drive key components of the strategic plan and associated measures and metrics
  • Liaise with external stakeholders as a representative of the school, including leading and supporting board committees
  • Build relationships and lead communication with internal stakeholders in 1:1 and whole-school settings

Operations Leadership (30%): 

  • Set a vision for and bring to life an exceptional school operations model
  • Manage and develop the Director of Operations to serve as a school-wide leader and manager of the 7-person operations team; support professional development for the operations team
  • Directly manage and problem solve around facilities operations including building security and and major improvement projects

Data and Enrollment Leadership (25%)

  • Ensure Ingenuity Prep meets the highest standards for compliance with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education and Public Charter School Board requirements for student enrollment and data
  • Oversee ongoing maintenance and updating of information systems and infrastructure, including hardware, and software to meet the needs of the school community
  • Manage and develop the Director of Data and Enrollment to serve as school-wide leader and manager of the Student Records and Enrollment manager; support professional development around data and enrollment management
  • Ensure Ingenuity Prep invests the school community in, plans for and meets annual enrollment targets

Financial Management Leadership (25%): 

  • Lead organizational financial planning, financial policy development, budgeting, annual audits, and day-to-day accounting
  • Serve as a key advisor to the CEO and board on risk management for the organization, providing periodic reporting and analysis of key metrics
  • Manage the work of an external accounting partner around long-term financial planning, accounts payable and payroll
  • Partner with other leaders to meet requirements and maximize grant funding

 

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

Ingenuity Prep may be the right fit for you if:

  • You hold a passionate belief in Ingenuity Prep’s mission, values, and educational model
  • You relentlessly drive to achieve goals and have a track record of demonstrated success in school operations and financial leadership
  • You have at least seven years of combined leadership experience in operations, finance and compliance, preferably in a school setting
  • You have a proven ability to create and maintain a strong, positive adult culture achieved through empowering coaching and management practices
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment and a have capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges
  • You can work collaboratively with all stakeholders to innovate, problem-solve, and/or resolve conflict
  • You demonstrate a strong commitment to growth, professional learning, and equity-centered leadership
  • You can join our team between May and July, 2024

 

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION

Ingenuity Prep offers among the strongest compensation and benefits packages of any public charter school in Washington, D.C. Our compensation and benefits package includes:

  • Salary starting at $143,000 and increasing commensurate with experience.
  • 100% of medical and dental premiums for employees paid for by Ingenuity Prep, along with 100% of dependent premiums.
  • 100% of employee’s short­ and long-term disability and life insurance plans paid for by Ingenuity Prep.
  • A minimum of two weeks maternity/paternity leave, up to 6 weeks, at 100% of pay (60% from IP and remaining pay from DC Paid Family Leave ) for all staff — regardless of gender.
  • A 100% match — up to 3% — on your 401K retirement plan.
  • A 100% Ingenuity Prep-paid cell phone plan. You can even bring your current number into our plan.
  • MacBook Air computer for professional and personal use.

Ingenuity Prep does not make hiring decisions on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, age, disability, veteran status, religion, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

All Ingenuity Prep employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before their start date. All persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment or must be approved for a medical or religious exemption.

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Chief Operating Officer

Posted by | January 7, 2024 |

Job Description: Chief Operating Officer

The Learning Accelerator (TLA) is a national nonprofit building an education field where everyone learns faster and changes systems together to ensure every child reaches their unique potential. TLA helps practitioners, leaders, and policy-makers learn faster from success and innovation and apply that knowledge to improve how we are educating students. We research and investigate; we document and publish; we connect, collaborate, and build coalitions. We help school systems improve and offer expertise in areas including emerging technologies, school models, and systems of support. What we are, most of all, is advocates, not for incremental change, but for a revolutionary shift in how students are educated.

 

Position Overview

TLA is searching for a new member to join our dynamic nonprofit as the Chief Operating Officer (COO), reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As the COO, you’ll be responsible for developing and implementing operational strategies, streamlining processes, and collaborating closely with the Chief Program Officer (CPO) and other leaders to align activities with our strategic goals. Additionally, you’ll oversee financial management, ensuring compliance and implementing strategies for growth. You will also lead TLA’s HR/Talent Management function, attracting talent and fostering a positive culture with high employee engagement. Finally, you’ll be pivotal in driving our organization’s visibility and impact through building and managing strategic processes to drive our communications and development functions. If you’re a strategic thinker and operations expert excited to take a K-12 education organization into its next stage, we encourage you to apply today!

 

Key Responsibilities

Operations Management (35%)

  • Identify, develop, streamline, and manage organizational systems, processes, and workflows to ensure seamless operations across all departments and enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with Chiefs and other program leaders to align operational activities with TLA’s strategic and programmatic goals.
  • Drive annual organizational strategic planning and lead annual and quarterly monitoring and processes.
  • Systematically and proactively identify and solve problems individually and as a member of the executive leadership team.
  • Collaborate closely with the board Governance Committee and the CEO to drive and improve governance processes.
  • Develop, implement, and manage organizational technology and outsourced partner strategies.

Financial Leadership: (30%)

  • Oversee the financial management of the organization, including budgeting, audit, forecasting, grant and contract management, and financial reporting.
  • Collaborate with and manage the Director, Finance and Operations, and third-party vendors (PEO, accounting, insurance, audit) to ensure compliance with financial policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Develop and implement financial strategies and internal processes that support the organization’s growth, sustainability, and long-term health.
  • Collaborate with and guide internal and external stakeholders, including the board Audit and Finance Committees, vendors, donors, and partners, to ensure compliance, improvement, and effectiveness. 

HR/Talent Management: (25%)

  • Lead and improve the human resources and talent acquisition functions to attract, retain, and develop top-tier talent.
  • Create and implement processes for assessing, monitoring, and allocating team capacity based on organizational strategy and goals.
  • Partner with leaders across the organization to drive employee engagement, performance management, and professional development initiatives.
  • Implement HR policies and procedures that align with the organization’s values and mission.
  • In collaboration with the Director, Finance and Operations, manage and select vendors and benefit providers to ensure cost-effective and competitive benefits that support a national, remote organization.
  • Foster and implement strategies to develop a positive organizational culture that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Communications and Development: (10%)

  • Collaborate with and manage the Associate Director of Communications to develop, execute, and operationalize a comprehensive communications plan and processes.
  • Collaborate with the CEO, CPO, and other senior leaders to support fundraising campaigns and initiatives.
  • Build systems that allow the organization to develop, monitor, and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including donors and partners.
  • Ensure communication of the organization’s mission, achievements, and impact are clear, consistent, and compelling.

Who You Are

  • Experience & Qualifications 
    • 8+ years of senior-level experience in nonprofit organizational leadership
    • Strong demonstrated operational and financial knowledge, with experience in a growth/mid-stage organization.
    • Comfort and skill working in virtual environments with remote team members.
  • Committed to TLA’s mission and values. You are personally excited about TLA’s work. You thrive in an environment that values impact, collective intelligence and action, joyful authenticity, humble persistence, nimbleness and entrepreneurialism, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and – above all – putting kids first.
  • An expert in operations who understands finance: You are able to use your business acumen to build and maintain organizational and financial systems, routines, and procedures that accurately and effectively allow the business to excel in the short and long term. You have deep experience leading operations and business development strategy supported by data and metrics.
  • A relentless problem solver: You are a strong listener adept at identifying and addressing operational challenges in creative ways. You build relationships that allow you to work collaboratively to proactively solve problems with an eye towards efficiency. You understand how to find right size solutions for the size and complexity of our organization.
  • A self-directed and adept leader: You set clear, big-picture vision and broad operational aspirations into actionable goals, milestones, and deliverables with clear owners and timelines. You communicate and partner effectively at all levels with an exceptional eye for detail, approaching work with an entrepreneurial mindset and a growth orientation with a relentless focus on outcomes. You are comfortable and excited to operate at both the 10,000- and 10-foot levels.
  • A people-first manager: You have demonstrated experience managing, developing, and retaining a diverse team through inclusive and equitable management practices, building a strong team culture that values each individual and successfully managing to achieve measurable team and organizational results against goals.
  • Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. You are self-reflective about your own growth and learning, relative privilege, identity, and power. You believe that diversity makes us better and that inclusivity is an active and intentional pursuit. You model these beliefs in your actions and words.

 

Location and Compensation

TLA is a national remote organization. The COO will work flexibly from a U.S. location of their choosing (work from home). Occasional travel for key programmatic and team events (up to 10% if needed) is expected. 

This is a full-time, salaried position with competitive benefits and the opportunity to work in a culture- and mission-focused professional environment. TLA is an unlimited paid-time-off (PTO) and four-day internal meeting week organization. Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience; however, the anticipated salary range for this position is $170,000-180,000. 

 

As an equal opportunity employer, The Learning Accelerator recognizes the power of a diverse community and strongly encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. TLA considers applicants for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status (provided you are legally able to work in the U.S.), age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. TLA aims to be an inclusive organization committed to accessibility; if you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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Manager of Partnerships

Posted by | January 4, 2024 |

About SPED Strategies

SPED Strategies believes every student with a disability deserves access to a high quality
education in an environment where they can thrive. We support leaders and educators across all levels of the education system and community by connecting the dots between policy, funding, and academics to advance outcomes for students with disabilities.

The Opportunity
Long-standing inequities have driven poor educational outcomes for students with disabilities. SPED Strategies is on a mission to change this through meaningfully designed professional learning for school systems, leaders and educators. We are seeking a Partnership Manager to sustain existing partnerships, while working closely with our Executive Leadership team to cultivate new partnerships that drive systemic change in service of improving outcomes for students with disabilities.

SPED Strategies has experienced rapid growth, and we are looking for someone who wants to bring their ideas, entrepreneurial spirit, and skills to our growing organization. The successful candidate for this role will have a relentless focus on improving outcomes for students with disabilities, a deep understanding of the strengths and opportunities in a given region, and an unbelievable ability to cultivate relationships with people from various backgrounds and belief systems and inspire them to change practices.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and optional cover letter here:
https://bit.ly/47SeHfo

A SPED Strategies Manager of Partnerships will:

● Cultivate and Sustain Relationships to Drive Change. You thrive in collaborative settings and believe in the power of co-construction. You will cultivate relationships with school system staff in a given region to refine and enhance our approach for supporting systems change. In tandem, you will sustain internal relationships to support the development and refinement of a shared vision for and the effectiveness of the professional learning and coaching offered to our partners in your assigned region.

● Transform Professional Learning. You firmly believe effective facilitators are made and not born. In pursuit of transforming professional learning for the region you support, you will maintain pre-established processes, tools and strategies for the development of our part-time professional learning facilitators. As you implement the systems, you will reflect on what is working and what can be improved to more strategically work in alignment with our project and organizational goals. You will use these reflections to drive continuous iteration to enhance the systems that drive our shared work.

● Engage in Strategic Planning. You find joy in identifying the new and innovative
approaches to enhance our impact. In service of this, you will research and present
opportunities to further our work in the region you support. You will leave no stone
unturned in pursuit of expanding our reach and impact on students with disabilities

What You Bring

SPED Strategies is looking for amazing people who believe in the full potential of students with disabilities, and the ability of systems to change to meet that potential. SPED Strategies may be a good fit if you are someone who is constantly learning and growing; are both comfortable with a team oriented environment and have an independent work ethic; and believe in the power of constructive collaboration to elevate our collective efforts.

A SPED Strategies Manager of Partnerships will be someone who can:

● Influence leaders to act: You thrive in listening to others, identifying and understanding root causes, and investing in supporting others to a shared vision for solutions to the challenges they face. You can effectively translate partnership conversations into next
steps both internally and externally. You will regularly interact with, and be expected to
influence, high level clients at the district and school levels – motivating them to implement
both small and significant recommendations.

● Lead strategic initiatives: You are able to manage large-scale implementation efforts. You are able to both see the big picture and manage the small details. You know how and when to adjust your approach to maintain focus on key priorities. You use this to implement systems to manage and communicate across key aspects of an initiative.

● Value continuous growth and feedback: You believe that feedback is a valuable tool for
continuous growth, development and overall improvement. You actively work to solicit feedback from a variety of stakeholders in service of improvement. You must have proven abilities in integrating diverse stakeholder and cross-functional team feedback into a cohesive narrative.

● Embody flexibility / adaptability: You thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment that requires you to adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions. You enjoy responding to complexity and change, and know how to use ambiguity as an opportunity for innovation and advancement. You are excited to work in a new role, and know that role will evolve over time.

Experience

SPED Strategies is seeking a regional Partnership Manager with a demonstrated commitment to improving outcomes for students with disabilities. The successful candidate will have:

● Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree is a plus
● 5+ years of experience in K-12 education with time focused on special education.
● Experience in leadership roles and team management within district offices, state
agencies or other educational organizations
● Experience in facilitating adult professional learning within a state, district, school or other educational organization.
● Proven commitment to equity for all students, including students with disabilities
● Efficient planning skills with demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and a
dynamic schedule
● Comfort with ambiguity and complexity; ability to assess challenges, identify flexible
solutions, and adapt as necessary.
● Strong oral and written communication skills
● A demonstrated commitment to working through obstacles to achieve individual and team goals and following through on all tasks, big or small

Location & Compensation

This is a full-time position located from a home office in Northwest Arkansas. Travel to local state, district and school agencies is expected and a significant portion of this role. The salary range for this position is $75,000-85,000. New hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary between the range minimum and midpoint depending on experience, qualifications, and in alignment with internal equity. We offer competitive benefits including a 401(K) with employer match, full medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees, generous vacation time, family friendly policies, flexible work environments, and other benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer

SPED Strategies is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for
employment without attention to disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or veteran status.

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Program Associate, National

Posted by | January 2, 2024 |

Position: Program Associate, National

Reports to: Senior Director of New Communities

Location: US-Based Home office, Southeast location required

Status: Full Time, Exempt (Level IC2)

Start Date: Immediate

Position description: Facing History and Ourselves is a global education non-profit organization that challenges teachers and students to use lessons of history to stand up to bigotry and hate. Facing History’s educational content is informed by a unique pedagogical model that helps students explore questions of identity, human behavior, prejudice, and civic responsibility, and make the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives today. We currently apply this model to explore case studies of pivotal historical moments such as the Holocaust during WWII and the Reconstruction Era following the American Civil War, as well as rich works of literature, such as Brown Girl Dreaming. Facing History increasingly works with whole schools and districts to spur transformation in adult mindset, pedagogical practices, and school culture, building on the pillars of Social Emotional Learning, Equity, and Civic Engagement.

Facing History seeks an experienced educator to deliver Facing History professional learning across the US, specifically in the Southeast. The Program Associate, National, will:

  • Facilitate professional learning for educators, school and district leaders through in-person and online workshops and seminars
  • Recruit new schools and districts to implement Facing History and Ourselves’ program, by leading introductory sessions and establishing partnerships that lead to professional learning contracts
  • Consult on program implementation in multiple contexts and regions;
  • Cultivate, maintain, and document relationships and communication with educators, school and district leaders.

The Program Associate, National will collaborate with members of the organization’s program staff in planning professional learning opportunities in multiple states. For the 2023-24 school year, this person will provide in person and virtual professional learning for schools and districts in the southeast as part of the New Communities Project, which focuses on on schools and districts in 12 southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia; however, the regional portfolio is subject to change based on organizational need.

This role will report to the Senior Director of New Communities.

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required to assist with regional or national initiatives. Between 20 – 30% travel will be required.

Who we are: We are passionate educators and care deeply about our community. Innovative and entrepreneurial, we constantly look for better ways to reach more teachers in ways that meet their needs and drive impact. We continue to prioritize building a team that represents the communities we serve. We work closely together and depend on clear communication, commitment to each other as a team, and a positive work environment.

Who you are: You share our passion for education, youth, and the community, with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. You thrive in a team environment, bringing both strong collaboration skills and independent initiative. You have a constant curiosity, and a passion for equity, social-emotional learning and civic education. You are confident facilitating workshops and conversations that explore identity, racism, antisemitism and other challenging topics in a range of educational settings. You demonstrate the ability to build community, support and coach teachers, both in-person and in digital spaces, and you will thrive as a member of a national team that is making a positive impact on students throughout the U.S. You are a reflective practitioner, open to receiving and giving feedback and enjoy being part of a learning community. You are a self starter, can organize your time and are productive in a fluid, team-oriented work environment with a high level of initiative, creativity, and flexibility.

Essential Skills/Qualities

Facing History understands that restrictive job requirements may exclude historically marginalized groups from applying to jobs for which they are qualified. We take an equitable and holistic screening approach. If you feel you have demonstrated experience and expertise relevant to perform this role, please don’t hesitate to apply!

  • BA/BS; MA preferred.
  • Demonstrates effective communication and facilitation skills.
  • Minimum 5 years of secondary classroom (grades 7-12) teaching experience required.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience leading professional development and/or adult coaching in educational settings
  • Familiarity with social-emotional learning, school culture and civic education.
  • Experience with culturally responsive teaching, equity and justice initiatives required.
  • Knowledge of a humanities based content area: either European or US history or ELA and/or literacy strategies
  • Strong preference for candidates who are multilingual/Spanish speaking.
  • Experience with designing and facilitating technology-enabled in-person, hybrid and online professional learning experiences leveraging digital tools and platforms (i.e., Zoom Meeting, Zoom Webinar, Canvas LMS, GSuite, Google Jamboard, Padlet, Mentimeter, Mural).
  • Entrepreneurial and collegial style; ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment
  • Comfort with handling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Growth mindset in approaching new challenges and reflecting on past efforts; a desire to deepen knowledge in Facing History content areas and strategies.
  • Interest in, and ability to, effectively communicate the mission of Facing History.
  • Willingness to travel based on school or district assignments.

Preferred

  • Experience teaching the Holocaust and other examples of collective violence, the Civil Rights Movement, and the history of race in America.
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn how to use databases and/or Salesforce to track engagement with educators, schools and district leaders.
  • Online digital media literacy and comfort with integrating web-based and social media technologies for support of a global network of teachers and students.

Benefits Summary: In addition to meaningful and rewarding work, Facing History provides an excellent and competitive compensation and benefits package including medical with a health reimbursement account, dental, vision, life & AD&D, long-term & short-term disability insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with a discretionary organizational contribution, generous paid time off, an employee assistance program, travel assistance plan, pre-tax commuter spending accounts, flexible spending accounts, voluntary Colonial Life group plans, robust wellness programs through Welnys TV, aHealthyMe & weekly virtual yoga and meditation, WellCents 403(b) advisement, and a friendly hybrid work environment.

Facing History values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Facing History’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. At Facing History, we honor and value the uniqueness of each and every human being. Our strength as an organization that provides and distributes educational content and pedagogy to teachers across the globe is directly tied to our diversity of staff, leadership, educators, students, scholars, and volunteers. Our commitment is to treat individuals with dignity and to build and maintain a community of full participation, inclusive of the voices, needs, and contributions of all. As an organization, we are deeply aware of the legacies of injustices that persist in society and in the workplace, and we value and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in their association with excellence.

Hybrid Work Model: Facing History and Ourselves operates in a hybrid work model, allowing staff flexibility in both schedules and work locations. This particular position is attached to the Southeast and New Communities regions and requires in-person as needed, but will otherwise work from home. Travel will be required.

Covid Protocol at Facing History: At Facing History and Ourselves, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 including any boosters required to be “up-to-date” per current CDC guidelines. All new employees must provide proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Requests for medical or religious exemptions should be directed to our Sr. Director, Human Resources.

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Senior Director of Technology

Posted by | December 21, 2023 |

About Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School

CRIPCS is an adult charter school that delivers high-quality education, career training, and supportive services that enable adult immigrants to realize their dreams while strengthening our community and economy. When you join the team at CRIPCS, you become part of a unique, mission-oriented organization that is actively and innovatively tackling some of the greatest challenges faced by adult learners and English language learners today. We have a laser-beam focus on equity of opportunity for those we exist to serve. We are proud to live into our commitment to continuous improvement and challenging the status quo. This documented and celebrated commitment to high-quality work has earned us a seat at the table with governmental bodies who can impact our ability to do our best work for our students. In line with our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, we are centering our priorities in empowering our staff, building for the future, and centering our mission.

Position Summary

As the Senior Director of Technology, you will play a critical role in shaping our technology strategy and systems to align with our business objectives and best support our staff and students. The Senior Director will work closely with a team of dedicated IT professionals including vendors, partner with other departments to drive innovation and efficiency, and maintain high standards of collaboration, customer service, data security and availability.  The ideal candidate will be eager to roll up their sleeves when needed and have a proven track record in strategic leadership, enterprise systems implementation and change management, and strategic technology road mapping.

 

Responsibilities

  • Strategic Leadership: You will develop and execute our company’s IT strategy in alignment with our overall business objectives and with a focus on addressing and meeting the technology needs of 250 staff and over 2,000 students across two campuses. Collaborate with other department leads to develop a plan for how technology can and should better support their work.
  • Change Management: You will model and develop best practices in change management, especially for effective system implementations across the organization.
  • People Management: You will oversee the IT Help Desk, Student Information and Learning Systems (SILS), and System Administration teams, who you will coach and develop a vision for guiding their experience as IT professionals.
  • Technical Leadership Expertise: You will be a hands-on leader, actively participating in technical projects and providing guidance to the IT team and vendors.
    • Planning and Program Management: You will lead development of an IT and information systems vision and plan, and prioritize projects and initiatives throughout the year to best support those objectives.
    • Project Management: You will allocate resources effectively to meet project requirements, budget and operational needs.
    • Vendor Management: You will manage relationships with IT vendors and service providers, ensuring value for the organization.
    • Cloud Expertise: You will leverage your experience with cloud platforms, including Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services, to optimize our cloud infrastructure and services.
    • Data Warehousing: You will lead efforts to establish and maintain data warehousing solutions for retention of student, staff, and other data to support effective business analytics and reporting.
    • Data Management: You will oversee the implementation and maintenance of cloud databases, ensuring data accuracy, availability, and security.
    • Reporting: You will drive the development and enhancement of reporting systems to support data-driven decision-making across the organization.
    • Analytics: You will promote the use of advanced analytics and data-driven insights to improve business operations.
    • Compliance: You will ensure our IT systems and practices comply with industry standards and regulations.
    • Systems and Data Governance: You will lead our systems and data governance function, collaborating with representatives from different teams to ensure that systems and data decisions are informed by cross-functional needs, are deliberate, and are clearly communicated.
  • Policies and Procedures / Risk Management: You will stay current on industry best practices to develop, implement, and maintain IT policies and procedures that safeguard institutional data and information that support efficient IT operations, as well as the administration and management of asset inventory.
  • Travel: Some travel may be required for conferences, meetings, and on-site support as needed.

 

Key Qualifications

  • Deep commitment to CRIPCS’s core values and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field; Master’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field a plus.
  • Proven experience (10+ years) in IT leadership roles, with a track record of successful project management and team management. This person is expected to be knowledgeable about:
    • cloud platforms, particularly Microsoft Azure; Industry certifications (e.g., Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator) is a plus
    • cloud database management, reporting tools, data warehousing, analytics, and SDWan
    • data analytics tools (e.g., Tableau, Power BI) and data warehousing technologies
    • cybersecurity best practices and compliance standards
    • structuring effective systems administration and helpdesk support teams and functions.
  • Excellent organizational change management, project management, and budgeting skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Strategic thinker with a customer-centric approach to IT solutions.
  • Bilingual speaker (Spanish/English, Amharic/English) preferred but not required.

This position includes performing essential job functions safely and consistently with federal, state, and local standards, including meeting productivity standards. The candidate must possess clear communication skills on the phone and in person. While the job is primarily administrative in nature, it may require occasional heavy lifting, up to 50 pounds of force on occasion. Additionally, the candidate should be able to remain stationary at a keyboard for long periods and operate various office types of machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and printer.

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by supervisors to perform other related duties. Management has the right to revise this job description at any time.

Our Commitment to the Senior Director of Technology

  • A competitive annual starting salary range of $148,300 – $160,000 commensurate with experience.
  • 46 total days of time off (a combination of paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal time) per year. This number increases over time.
  • A flexible, hybrid work schedule with the option to work from home up to 1-2 days per week.
  • Competitive health benefits and retirement match (up to 6% of the base salary).
  • Deep investment in individualized professional development inclusive of coaching, conference attendance, and tuition reimbursement.
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Enrollment Manager

Posted by | December 15, 2023 |

Enrollment Manager, Future Forward CT

Location: Greater Hartford, Greater New Haven, and/or Greater Bridgeport, CT

Start Date: Winter 2024

Applications Due: The priority application deadline is January 16, 2024. After this date we do not guarantee review of submissions.

 

Overview

A college degree can be a game changer – it often leads to career advancement, economic opportunity, and upward mobility. But the high financial barriers and lack of flexibility within the existing system presents challenges to college access for many students. Enter Future Forward CT, an innovative new college support program designed for students who are looking for an accelerated, affordable, and achievable degree program. Future Forward CT is a community-based program that provides access to degree programs AND high touch coaching, career support, and wraparound services (such as  technology, childcare, and guidance through the financial aid process) to ensure students have what they need to succeed and earn their degree. We aim to triple Connecticut’s average college graduation rate, cut college debt in half, and provide direct and indirect supports to ensure our graduates get jobs that pay a living wage within the state.

 

Future Forward CT was incubated by the Trio New College Network, a group that launches local community based organizations to help nontraditional students navigate the higher education landscape toward a pathway that works for them. Trio is excited to launch this innovative new model starting in Hartford and Bridgeport CT to equip working adults with the skills and credentials needed to advance their careers and access high quality jobs leading to fulfilling, economically independent lives. This model has had early promising results, doubling graduation rates and eliminating the black-white college completion gap in Boston, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. We’re looking for founding team members who are committed to equity and breaking barriers to help our students achieve equitable college and career outcomes and are ready to roll up their sleeves and help us build this program in Connecticut – come join us!

 

About the Role

As an Enrollment Manager with Future Forward CT, you will have the chance to be a part of a small, innovative, and entrepreneurial team focused on guiding students through a unique college process so that they can earn their degree and achieve their goals without significant financial burden. The primary function of this role involves leading students through various stages of the enrollment process, providing them with the proactive, personalized, and targeted supports that allow for a smooth and positive enrollment experience from term to term. Enrollment managers are expected to closely track notes on enrollment steps and financial aid data. This allows the Future Forward CT team to assess the progress of each student and overall progress toward meeting term enrollment goals. Enrollment managers are ambassadors of the program who excel at moving students through the stages of enrollment on a weekly basis using their knowledge, experience, and creative problem solving.

 

Responsibilities

Enrollment:

  • Communicate with prospective and current students to schedule information sessions and financial aid, enrollment, and orientation meetings and to ensure applications, financial aid requests, and other information is completed
  • Manage administrative tasks related to student enrollment including: auditing reports and records and updating student statuses
  • Liaise with the necessary departments at Southern New Hampshire University and other partners to request information about students’ financial aid or enrollment processes
  • Manage the financial aid renewal process for current students to ensure it is completed in a timely manner so students have access to the maximum amount of financial aid they are eligible for each year
  • Collaborate with the enrollment and recruitment team on administrative tasks related to student enrollment
  • Maintain regular communication with students via email, text, phone, events, and/or in-person meetings

Data Management: 

  • Track and maintain student outreach and data in Hubspot customer management system
  • Collaborate with the statewide ED to monitor data and ensure all students are moving through the application process in a timely and efficient manner
  • Analyze caseload data to identify trends and roadblocks in enrollment process to support  students and inform core practices

General Support and Operations:

  • Run day-to-day operations for study spaces as organization grows
  • Support ad hoc projects and initiatives related to student success
  • Future Forward CT is an entrepreneurial start-up organization so there will be many opportunities to take on diverse responsibilities as needed

 

Desired Experience, Skills, and Mindsets

  • Unwavering commitment to the mission of Future Forward CT including a deep belief in the idea that all of our students have the right to an equitable college and career outcome
  • At least 2-4 years of experience with a focus on enrollment preferred
  • Willingness and ability to work some weekend and evening hours to accommodate schedules of working adults
  • Experience managing significant projects
  • Data management experience is a plus
  • Experience managing a caseload of students and/or other clients
  • Comfort with tech platforms
  • Proven creativity, initiative, and interest to build new programs
  • Well developed data analysis, customer service, and organizational skills with the ability to quickly assess the profile and needs of prospective students and tailor our message and process to them as appropriate
  • A proven ability to interact and relate well with a range of people from diverse backgrounds and quickly build meaningful relationships
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to organize and express ideas in a clear, succinct, accurate, and compelling manner
  • Excellent attention to detail, ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Reflective and responsive to feedback
  • Perseverant, goal-oriented, and organized

 

Compensation

This is a full-time position. The salary range is $60,000-$75,000 per year based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include: generous paid time off, health, dental, vision, and 401(k).

 

Future Forward CT is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We value diversity and encourage candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

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Director of Student Success

Posted by | December 15, 2023 |

Director of Student Success, Future Forward CT 

Location: Greater Hartford, Greater New Haven, and/or Greater Bridgeport, CT

Start Date: Winter 2024

Applications Due: The priority application deadline is January 16, 2024. After this date we do not guarantee review of submissions.

 

Overview

A college degree can be a game changer – it often leads to career advancement, economic opportunity, and upward mobility. But the high financial barriers and lack of flexibility within the existing system presents challenges to college access for many students. Enter Future Forward CT, an innovative new college support program designed for students who are looking for an accelerated, affordable, and achievable degree program. Future Forward CT is a community-based program that provides access to degree programs AND high touch coaching, career support, and wraparound services (such as  technology, childcare, and guidance through the financial aid process) to ensure students have what they need to succeed and earn their degree. We aim to triple Connecticut’s average college graduation rate, cut college debt in half, and provide direct and indirect supports to ensure our graduates get jobs that pay a living wage within the state.

 

Future Forward CT was incubated by the Trio New College Network, a group that launches local community based organizations to help nontraditional students navigate the higher education landscape toward a pathway that works for them. Trio is excited to launch this innovative new model starting in Hartford and Bridgeport CT to equip working adults with the skills and credentials needed to advance their careers and access high quality jobs leading to fulfilling, economically independent lives. This model has had early promising results, doubling graduation rates and eliminating the black-white college completion gap in Boston, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. We’re looking for founding team members who are committed to equity and breaking barriers to help our students achieve equitable college and career outcomes and are ready to roll up their sleeves and help us build this program in Connecticut – come join us!

 

About the Role

As the Director of Student Success with Future Forward CT, you will be part of a small, innovative, and entrepreneurial team focused on guiding students through a unique college process so that they can earn their degree and achieve their goals without significant financial burden. The primary functions of this role include coaching students through degree program projects and providing holistic support and access to community-based resources and support as needed. In this role you will work  with a wide range of students providing them with a personalized, 1:1 support to complete their college degree as quickly and affordably as possible. As we build out our coaching staff, this role will also be responsible for coaching and leading our academic and career efforts to support our students in earning their degrees and advancing in their careers–work that will include managing a small team of coaches, spearheading our career services buildout, and collaborating with the Executive Director (ED) on big picture strategy for the organization.

 

Responsibilities

Coaching and Student Support: 

  • Implement a targeted and effective coaching program to support students from enrollment to graduation
  • Coach a wide range of students providing them with the personalized 1:1 support through their degree program and other key milestones including project completion, financial aid renewal, and course planning
  • Build strong relationships with students in support of academic progress and goals
  • Provide academic support and feedback
  • Ensure students have the proper wrap-around supports to successfully complete their degree such as: access to technology, childcare, transportation
  • Provide extended coaching hours to students as needed during evenings and weekends
  • Maintain regular and ongoing communication with students via email, text, phone, events, and/or in-person meetings
  • Partner with and manage other coaches added as student volumes grow
  • Collaborate with the ED on the buildout of a career services program

Data Management: 

  • Utilize and execute data-driven approach to provide meaningful advising, coaching, support, and intervention to individual and groups of students
  • Track and maintain student outreach and data in our database management system
  • Collaborate with the statewide ED to ensure all students make adequate daily and weekly progress towards degree completion by reviewing aggregate daily/weekly data
  • Review students’ financial aid status ahead of each new term and help students complete the FAFSA to finalize their financial aid as necessary
  • Analyze caseload data to identify trends and gaps to strengthen programming and support of students and inform our core practices

Administration and Operations: 

  • Build out day-to-day operations for study spaces as organization grows
  • Manage student orientations and other key annual events
  • Support ad hoc projects and initiatives related to student success
  • Future Forward CT is an entrepreneurial start-up organization so there will be many opportunities to take on diverse responsibilities as needed

 

Desired Experience, Skills, and Mindsets

  • Unwavering commitment to the mission of Future Forward CT including a deep belief in the idea that all of our students have the right to an equitable college and career outcome
  • 4-6+  years of experience with a focus on coaching, advising, or student success highly preferred
  • Ability and willingness to work some evenings and weekend hours to accommodate schedules of working adults
  • Demonstrated ability to help others understand, break down, and complete complex projects
  • Experience managing significant projects
  • Experience managing a caseload of students and/or other clients
  • Proven creativity, initiative, and energy to build new programs
  • Experience building and maintaining meaningful relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent attention to detail and an ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Reflective and responsive to feedback
  • Perseverant, solutions and goal-oriented; views challenges as problems to be solved

 

Compensation

This is a full-time position. The salary range is $80,000 – 90,000 per year based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include: generous paid time off, health, dental, vision, and 401(k).

 

Future Forward CT is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We value diversity and encourage candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

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Data Analyst

Posted by | December 11, 2023 |

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Join a powerful, growing community of over 500 forward-thinking data advocates and leaders across more than 38 states and 240+ education organizations. The Strategic Data Project (SDP) is an initiative of the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University. The SDP Fellowship program helps school system leaders use data and evidence in strategic decision-making to improve public education. By placing fellows in school systems and education organizations across the United States, SDP provides a unique entry point for passionate quantitative researchers and data strategists who want to make a difference.  

The SDP Fellowship is a unique opportunity, combining full-time employment as an education data analyst/researcher at an SDP-approved partner organization (a school district, state education agency, postsecondary system, non-profit, etc.) and two-years of intensive in-person and virtual professional development, training, and mentorship to build your toolkit as an education data leader. As a fellow, you and your host agency will develop clear priorities and plans for using data and build organizational willingness to use data for decision-making. Over the course of two years, fellows participate in a series of tailored workshops, both virtual and in person, to develop their measurement, leadership, communication and education policy skills. Training is delivered by Harvard-affiliated researchers and practitioners and fellows are supported by faculty advisors, Fellowship alumni mentors, and their colleagues across the SDP network. 

Learn more about past fellows’ work by visiting the SDP blog. In the past, fellows have tackled strategic data projects in one of the following focus areas: 

  • program evaluation 
  • data visualization 
  • early warning indicator systems 
  • data management governance 
  • survey design and analysis 
  • data dashboards 
  • student pathways and postsecondary success 
  • educator quality, pipeline, and training   

For Cohort 16 (Fall/Summer 2024 – Summer 2026), we will have around ten fellowship placements that will be part of our first ever Gates-funded Early Education Working Group, where fellows will work at various districts and state agencies to answer critical common questions (from the Child Trend’s STEP Forward with Data Framework) facing the early education sector, participate in additional meeting and planning discussions, and contribute to a final, public field-facing tool.

Fellows are paid an annual salary of $75,000-90,000 USD plus appropriate benefits by their placement organization. Salary is commensurate with experience and must be negotiated with the host organization. The Fellowship lasts two years (Summer/Fall 2024 through Summer 2026) with the possibility for longer-term employment. Exact salaries, benefits, hybrid work arrangements, etc. differ and must be negotiated with the host organization.

 

Qualifications

The Strategic Data Project seeks candidates who possess: 

  • a strong background in applied quantitative analysis (beyond descriptive analysis), familiarity with working with large datasets within education, and ability to work with limited oversight  
  • a demonstrated passion for improving outcomes for all students, familiarity with US domestic education policy and current issues 
  • a track record of collaboration, humility, and ability to guide change
  • a proven ability to communicate complex information and analytic findings to various audiences in verbal, written, and visual formats
  • evidence of an emerging leadership skill set and a commitment to continuous learning
  • an advanced degree (Master’s level or higher) completed by summer 2024 
  • at least four years of relevant full-time work experience by summer 2024 (waived for those with a PhD) 
  • Valid U.S. work authorization; fellows become employees of our partner organizations and they do not provide visa sponsorship to their fellows. Candidates with CPT/OPT/EAD status are encouraged to email us at sdprecruitment@gse.harvard.edu to confirm your eligibility.

SDP Placed Fellows become full-time employees of their placement organizations where they receive a salary between $75-90k and appropriate benefits. Placement organizations may have additional hiring requirements, including drug testing, criminal record and background checks, vaccination policies, residency requirements, etc. 

 We do not take geographic availability into account during the selection process, but candidates are encouraged to be flexible and willing to relocate to the placement that is the best skill and interest match for them. Candidates with flexible relocation available will have the best chances of a successful placement match – about 85% of fellows relocate for placements.

 

Benefits of the SDP Fellowship

  • Two-years of full-time employment with annual salary + benefits, with potential for continued employment
  • Mission-driven analytic work, tackling high-impact challenges in the education sector
  • Network of talented life-long colleagues and peers in the education data field
  • Ongoing professional development and training
  • In-person and virtual workshops, learning modules, and conferences (travel + lodging included)
  • Active network-wide slack channel
  • Word class mentorship from faculty (Harvard + other institutions)and SDP fellowship alumni
  • Global alumni network
  • Pathways to leadership

 

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Assistant Principal of Advancement

Posted by | December 5, 2023 |

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
Who we are looking for:

The Assistant Principal of Centennial Academy is a data-informed, collaborative, and innovative educator that displays a passion for student achievement and socio-emotional development. This individual is relentless in the pursuit of EXCELLENCE for all scholars, and has a track record of closing gaps, making gains, and high student achievement.

Job Summary:

Reporting directly to the Principal, the Assistant Principal will coach and manage instructional personnel to strive for Centennial’s core value of EXCELLENCE by ensuring rigorous STEAM-based, standards-aligned, and data-informed instruction in every classroom, for every scholar. This position requires an organized and consistent educator with excellent leadership and management skills and strong knowledge of curriculum and instruction.

The Assistant Principal will possess the ability to motivate teachers and students towards high expectations, build outstanding relationships with stakeholders, and facilitate the development of teachers and staff. In conjunction with the School Leadership Team, the Assistant Principal is responsible for ensuring a positive and structured environment school culture, academic achievement, and stakeholder satisfaction.

The Centennial Academy Assistant Principal will work collaboratively with school leaders, teachers, and scholars to cultivate a structured, joyous, and safe teaching and learning environment that is reflective of Centennial’s mission, vision, values, and goals.

Essential Duties:
Duties of the Assistant Principal include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with parents, teachers, administrators, and scholars that support a successful learning environment for all
  • Establish a positive, structured, and achievement-oriented school culture; support teachers in building positive relationships with scholars and parents
  • Provides supervision, support, and development of teachers, staff, and grade-level/ department chairs
  • Provides oversight of the execution of academic and SEL programs including but not limited to: Response to Intervention (RTI), Student Support Team (SST), Accelerated Pathway/Gifted Education, Special Education, Personalized Learning, STEAM/Project-based Learning, Socio-Emotional Learning (SEL), and Academic Coaching
  • Brings a data-informed approach to scholar and curriculum assessment and decision-making, with expertise in benchmark assessment systems and state standardized tests
  • Believes in and has familiarity with differentiated instruction and the ability to advise and mentor teachers in the integration to put into effective teaching practice
  • Tracks scholar progress in all content areas and uses data to inform decisions about curriculum and materials, in addition to assisting in the development, implementation, and evaluation of professional need-based and interest-driven teacher development
  • Assists with program planning and evaluation activities that improve efficiency and effectiveness of school-wide and grade-level initiatives
  • Assists with compiling data from a variety of sources to evaluate assigned programs and related services, develop programs, and make decisions for program enhancement in compliance with financial, legal, and administrative requirements.
  • Performs important personnel functions including but not limited to interviewing, training, evaluating, etc. for the purpose of enhancing student achievement, maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing personnel productivity, and achieving program and curriculum objectives
  • Evaluates policies, procedures and current practices that are related to assigned program components and curriculum to ensure that programs and services meet student and teacher needs, as well as district and state guidelines
  • Oversees curriculum content development and the implementation of programs and projects that enhance scholar achievement and meet objectives.
  • Serves as Testing Coordinator for school-based, local, and national assessments
  • Collaborates with the Principal on all academic plans for all learning models (i.e. in-person, hybrid, and virtual) as needed
  • Serves as a “First Responder” to major discipline concerns in the school, and communicates concerns to parents and teachers accordingly
  • Supervises and ensures orderly, safe, and positive school transitions and systems
  • Conducts classroom observations and evaluations using the Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES)
  • Serves as principal in the absence of the principal and other assistant principal
Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 2 years Assistant Principal experience REQUIRED; grade 6-8 preferred
  • Master’s Degree in Education or a related field
  • L5 Georgia Certification, or meeting all requirements for professional leadership certification
  • EL Education experience preferred
  • STEAM experience preferred
  • Minimum 5 years teaching experience
  • 3-4 years of school-based supervision/leadership
  • Experience with implementing curriculum at a school-wide level
  • Ensure regular and reliable attendance
  • Belief that all scholars, regardless of background, have the ability to reach high levels of achievement
  • Commitment to the vision, mission, and values of Centennial Academy
  • Commitment to excellence
Abilities required:
  • Normal school-related working conditions to be expected (i.e. standing, sitting, etc.)
  • Ability to effectively work with others
  • Effective communication skills both verbal and written
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as required

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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Middle/High School Teacher – Alternative Program

Posted by | November 30, 2023 |

Shore Educational Collaborative was established in 1975 as one of 24 educational collaboratives in Massachusetts, providing public special education to students with disabilities. Over 180 students, aged 3-22, attend our school in Chelsea, receiving a comprehensive education and related services.

 

This position is an exciting opportunity to work with us to develop an alternative Middle/High School program in Saugus Middle High School.

 

At Shore, we believe that every person can grow, learn, and achieve goals that are meaningful to them. Our work is guided by our core values – educate, enrich, inspire – and we operate with respect, integrity, accountability, and compassion. We center our students, striving to be exceptional in our programs while honoring our community of diverse backgrounds, experiences, beliefs, and perspectives. We believe in collaboration and a strong team, with an 88% retention rate of professional staff. We’re excited for you to join us.

 

Role and Responsibilities:

 

We are hiring a Middle/High School Special Education Teacher to educate students in a new therapeutic support program in Saugus High School. This program will be designed to meet the needs of the students, and will have alternative school hours that will be developed in partnership with Saugus Public Schools. The school day for the students will likely start around 10am. Using a combination of teacher-led instruction and teacher-facilitated online learning using Edgenuity, the teacher will provide instructional leadership and support. In addition, the teacher will collaborate with a Community Coach and Paraprofessional, who will work together to expand the community-based education and future-readiness options for the students. This may include volunteer opportunities, work opportunities, and/or general community involvement, and will evolve based on the student needs. Therapeutic support will be provided by School Adjustment Counselors and our Director of Therapeutic Services.

 

The Teacher will be supported and supervised by our Director of Transition Services, and by administrators at the Saugus High School.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Identify students’ needs and interests and develop engaging lesson plans
  • Develop individualized education plans (IEPs) for each student, setting learning goals and adopting modifications as necessary; ensure each student’s activities and lessons are differentiated and organized according to their abilities
  • Develop and teach lessons that provide engaging learning opportunities for small groups and individual students while meeting required specifications of IEPs and 504 plans.
  • Implement IEPs, provide ongoing or follow-up assessments, and continually track progress and make modifications as necessary.
  • Collaborate with related service providers to ensure each student’s needs are met and plans are followed.
  • Develop, complete, and maintain all paperwork mandated by local, state, and federal guidelines, laws, and regulations.
  • Maintain knowledge of special education teaching methods, research, and best practices through professional development and study.
  • Establish and enforce classroom management structure and rules that ensure the academic engagement and the physical and mental safety of all students.
  • Develop opportunities for students to access community resources, and engage in future-readiness opportunities that will help them value and engage in their education.
  • Celebrate the achievements and successes of students.

A flexible and innovative mindset around education, and the ability to be self-directed, are necessary to success in this position.

 

Current DESE licensure in Moderate Disabilities and/or any Middle or High School academic licensure preferred.Candidates who are close to licensure, who are eligible for licensure, or who have a different DESE license and are willing to pursue the appropriate licensure will be considered.

 

Salary range: $55,307.60-$109,164.80, commensurate with experience and education. View our salary schedule here. Placement on the salary scale takes all teaching experience into consideration (for example, if a candidate has 12 years of teaching experience, they will be placed accordingly).

 

This position will participate in the Massachusetts Teachers’ Retirement System.

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Therapeutic High School Teacher

Posted by | November 30, 2023 |

We are hiring a Therapeutic High School Special Education Teacher to educate students in a new therapeutic support program based out of our school in Chelsea. This program will be designed to meet the needs of the students who have demonstrated high anxiety and other mental health concerns that have also led to school avoidance and/or school refusal in more traditional school settings. This program may have alternative school hours, and may include some virtual and some in person education. The school day for the students will likely start around 10am. Using a combination of teacher-led instruction and teacher-facilitated online learning using Edgenuity, the teacher will provide instructional leadership and support. In addition, the teacher will work with Community Coaches and other support staff, who will work together to expand the community-based education and future-readiness options for the students. This may include volunteer opportunities, work opportunities, and/or general community involvement, and will evolve based on the student needs. Therapeutic support will be provided by School Adjustment Counselors and our Director of Therapeutic Services.

 

Although some of the instruction may be virtual, this is an “in-person” position, based in Chelsea, MA.

 

The Teacher will be supported and supervised by our Director of Transition Services, Director of Therapeutic Services and/or our High School Program Director.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Identify students’ needs and interests and develop engaging lesson plans
  • Develop individualized education plans (IEPs) for each student, setting learning goals and adopting modifications as necessary; ensure each student’s activities and lessons are differentiated and organized according to their abilities
  • Develop and teach lessons that provide engaging learning opportunities for small groups and individual students while meeting required specifications of IEPs and 504 plans.
  • Implement IEPs, provides ongoing or follow-up assessments, and continually track progress and make modifications as necessary.
  • Collaborate with related service providers to ensure each student’s needs are met and plans are followed.
  • Develop, complete, and maintain all paperwork mandated by local, state, and federal guidelines, laws, and regulations.
  • Maintain knowledge of special education teaching methods, research, and best practices through professional development and study.
  • Establish and enforce classroom management structure and rules that ensure the academic engagement and the physical and mental safety of all students.
  • Develop opportunities for students to access community resources, and engage in future-readiness opportunities that will help them value and engage in their education.
  • Celebrate the achievements and successes of students.

A flexible and innovative mindset around education, and the ability to be self-directed, are necessary to the success of this position.

 

This position may also provide educational services to students in our existing alternative high school program, based on the needs of the students as the program grows.

 

Current DESE licensure in Moderate Disabilities and/or any High School academic licensure preferred.Candidates who are close to licensure, who are eligible for licensure, or who have a different DESE license and are willing to pursue the appropriate licensure will be considered.

 

Salary range: $55,307.60-$109,164.80, commensurate with experience and education. View our salary schedule here. Placement on the salary scale takes all teaching experience into consideration (for example, if a candidate has 12 years of teaching experience, they will be placed accordingly).

 

This position will participate in the Massachusetts Teachers’ Retirement System.

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Superintendent, Dayton Public Schools

Posted by | November 10, 2023 |

About Dayton Public Schools

Dayton Public Schools (DPS) is situated in the 4th largest metropolitan area in Ohio and serves approximately 12,500 students in 27 pre-school, elementary, middle and high schools. Known as the Birthplace of Aviation, Dayton has a long history of innovation, and a rich higher education community including Central State University, Wilberforce University, Sinclair College, Wright State University, and University of Dayton, all nearby. We are also proud of our arts and culture scene, and we boast over 16,000 acres of outdoor recreation including parks, hiking trails and open green spaces. Our district spans 49 square miles and has approximately 2,300 dedicated staff. Students attending Dayton have benefited from a rich athletic history, one-to-one technology, the College Credit Plus Program, Challenging Learning Centers, and the expansion of Project Lead the Way and STEM programming. The mission of DPS is to equip our students to achieve success in a global society by implementing an effective and rigorous curriculum with fidelity.

About the Superintendent Role

The seven-member Board of Education of the Dayton Public Schools is seeking the district’s next permanent Superintendent. In completing this search, the Board is seeking a leader with the ability to develop a unified vision for education in the district, setting the foundation for the next 5, 10, even 20 years of the district’s future. We are seeking a leader who has demonstrated success for students, and is able to provide schools with the guidance, tools and autonomy to enable the success of each of our students. At this time, the Board has deliberately organized the district’s leadership to allow the Superintendent to maximize their focus on the academic success of students. The Business Manager role, which is accountable for operations, will report directly to the Board, along with the Treasurer role responsible for Finance (the treasurer role normally reports to the Board in the state of Ohio.)

What You’ll Do (Responsibilities) 

Develop a unified vision for student success, inspiring hope and strengthening our culture

  • Partner with students, staff, families and the Board to identify our top priorities moving forward and to develop a vision for DPS that can take us into the next 5, 10, even 20 years into the future.
  • Set educational/academic goals and galvanize action across the board members, administrators, teachers, parents, students and the broader education, civic, and philanthropic communities around a shared plan to ensure high quality learning experiences for our students in every building.
  • Adopt instructional models and structures based on practices that are research based, culturally responsive and demonstrated to be effective and holistic; serving the whole child to meet student needs.
  • Develop innovative approaches to prepare our students for careers or college while addressing systemic inequities in order to improve the experience of students, teachers and families.
  • Ensure learning environments that fully support multilingual learners and students with diverse learning needs.
  • Ensure the wellbeing of students navigating challenging circumstances including foster care system, students that are unhoused or in temporary housing, and students grappling with issues of gender and sexual identity.

Cultivate a thriving workforce of staff and educators through thoughtful professional development systems and retention practices

  • Develops and leads a high-performing leadership team to achieve ambitious goals aligned with the district’s strategic plan.
  • Recruit, retain, develop and inspire effective staff at every level of the organization with an emphasis on diversity, fair and equitable compensation, and culturally responsive education practices.
  • Create the conditions where our intergenerational workforce wants to stay with us because they have the appropriate guidance, support, development, and collaboration that they need in order to do their best work on behalf of the students they serve.
  • Create and nurture conditions for professional growth and organizational learning through purposeful cycles of continuous feedback and coaching.

Build and cultivate strong relationships across the district and in the community

  • Nurture trusting relationships with community members and partners in an effort to offer solutions that create value for students, families, and staff.
  • Work closely and openly with the Board and foster an open relationship and clear vision for role clarity between the Board of Directors and the Superintendent.
  • Expand trust, partnership and connection with our community, learning what matters to our families and our communities to inform key decisions and priorities for the district.
  • Welcome students as partners in the decision-making process ensuring that students’ voices and feedback are heard at all levels of the organization.

Partner and collaborate with the district’s Business Manager to understand and assess the footprint of the district and support efficient operations within the district 

  • Ensure the safety and security of every student in our care and every staff member in our district across our schools and sites.
  • Support the equitable maintenance of district facilities and operations to support the instructional vision for the district.

Partner and collaborate with the district’s Treasurer to ensure effective financial management strategies Set priorities to maintain a high quality and equitable academic program within the district’s financial means.

  • Ensure maximum resource utilization, budget management, and sustainable finances.
  • Support the identification of funding opportunities that enhance revenues through grants, partnerships, and state legislation.

What Skills You Need to Be Successful (Competencies)

Student-Centered Leadership

  • Leads courageously, centered on children, and seeks out the voices of marginalized communities to ensure diverse input on key decisions.
  • Demonstrates belief and holds self and others accountable for reaching high academic achievement of all students.
  • Takes a holistic view of student success, supporting the whole child and seeking measures beyond standardized test scores to understand the district’s progress in providing successful learning experiences for each student.
  • Pushes back thoughtfully when needed to avoid distraction from core priorities and goals in the better interest of student success.

Strong Communication and Collaboration

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to connect and engage with diverse stakeholders.
  • Leads with empathy and humility; listens to understand, and seeks feedback to improve communication and relationships.
  • Engages in transparency in decision making and shares with stakeholders how their input informed the district’s decisions.
  • Builds trust among board members, district staff, teachers, and leaders, and core stakeholders to establish a shared vision for the district.
  • Effective collaboration and coalition building skills; passionate about bringing in other voices, feedback and perspectives.
  • Maintains consistent visibility and ensures the organization’s accessibility to stakeholders.

Demonstrated Ability to Implement and Manage Equitable Practices 

  • Addresses matters of race, equity and bias in how decisions are made with clarity, confidence, humility, historical context, and empathy. Recognize power dynamics that exist within the organization at all levels and eliminate inequities through honest conversations and purposeful actions.
  • Navigates systemic racism and other oppressive systems through intentional analysis and documented action; addresses systemic inequities to improve the experience and outcomes for students, teachers, staff and families of color across the district.
  • Fosters, promotes, and drives a culture of inclusion in the organization and commits to strengthen equitable practices in the district’s planning, prioritization and implementation of key initiatives.
  • Creates authentic, meaningful relationships across lines of difference (race, ethnicity, gender, age, socioeconomic background, LGBTQIA+ status, etc.) both internally and externally.

Capacity Building and Team Champion

  • Empowers direct reports to provide frequent and open feedback regarding district practices and policies, and to elevate the impact the team’s work has on stakeholders.
  • Supports a collaborative and healthy work environment with mutual respect to achieve ambitious goals.
  • Accurately assesses team and individuals skills, identifies development needs, and provides feedback and support to improve practice, build capacity, maximize talent, and distribute leadership.
  • Celebrates successes and rewards team achievements.
  • Models professional growth and learning through continuous feedback, honesty, reflection, and coaching.

Innovation and Systems Change Leadership 

  • Commits to using a process of continuous inquiry and improvement, communicating results transparently while establishing the path forward.
  • Establishes and maintains a systems perspective while managing/prioritizing competing demands.
  • Exhibits exceptional critical-thinking skills and experience in leading data-driven practices at a systems-level, including the ability to analyze data, identify trends, pinpoint problems and root causes, ask probing questions, set goals, track resources, and develop innovative solutions.
  • Pursues and implements innovative ideas and methods. Committed to seeking out and sharing current research and evidence-based best practices to reimagine what education looks like.
  • Navigates complex environments and acts with integrity, honesty, transparency, and courage in the best interest of students.
  • Analyzes complex situations and data, before making decisions, and then sets clear metrics for success, monitor progress, and communicate progress along the way.

Requirements

  • A clear track record of improving academic outcomes for students with a keen focus on data-driven decision making and equity, access and inclusion for all students.
  • Successful experience working in diverse economic, multicultural, and multilingual communities and environments. Proven cultural-competence skills with a history of inclusive and relevant equity practices.
  • A Doctorate in education from an accredited college/university preferred.
  • A minimum of three (3) years experience in public school administration and supervision preferred.
  • At least three years of teaching/classroom experience preferred.
  • Able to meet the requirements for Superintendent’s license in the state of Ohio.
  • Knowledgeable about Dayton and/or committed to becoming an engaged and longstanding member of the community.
  • Deep understanding of the complexity of education systems and evidence of leading large scale change in urban public school contexts.
  • Exceptional written, oral, and visual communications skills and a desire to develop and maintain deep relationships with a variety of diverse constituents.
  • Must reside within 20 miles of/or inside the district boundaries within one (1) year of assuming the Superintendency.

Benefits

Salary for this integral leadership position is competitive, and commensurate with prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package will be included in the ultimate offer for the identified sole finalist. We look forward to discussing details with you as the interview process progresses.

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Director of Student Wellness

Posted by | October 31, 2023 |

Director of Student Wellness

Ingenuity Prep is a supportive school community dedicated to academic rigor and civic leadership, preparing students for the path to colleges and career of their choosing. Our innovative instructional model promotes small group learning for students, collaborative teaching teams, and robust coaching and professional development opportunities for teachers and staff.  We are one of the highest performing schools in Ward 8 and proud recipients of a Bold Performance School award.

We are seeking a Director of Student Wellness to lead the expansion of a robust school-based mental health services model which includes developing, implementing, and overseeing comprehensive mental health and wellness programs within Ingenuity Prep. Under the leadership of the Chief of Student Support and Wellness,the Director of Student Wellness will support implementation of a five-year, multimillion-dollar federal grant to expand the school’s school-based mental health program. The role offers the opportunity to develop innovative school-based mental health support and external partnership models rooted in student, family, and staff needs.  Successful candidates are fierce advocates for mental health services.  They believe in the power of collective impact and build teams that are innovative, and centered in equity. This role requires a strong background in mental health, leadership, program development, and collaboration.

WHAT WE’RE ABOUT

  • Mission: We’re closing the opportunity gap. Students and families in Southeast D.C. have too few options for high-quality elementary, middle, and high schools. Ingenuity Prep aspires to right this systemic injustice providing an exemplary educational option for Southeast D.C.’s students and families.
  • Model: We pair high expectations with high support. Too often, our students are underestimated.  At Ingenuity Prep, an innovative teacher development model, paired with best-in-class training from strong instructional leaders, allows us to grow great teachers who, ultimately, lead high-expectation and high-support classrooms.
  • Results: Our students are defying expectations. Ingenuity Prep’s students outperform their neighborhood peers on rigorous, national, college-track assessments.  Already out-performing many of their more privileged peers around the city, in the coming years, Ingenuity Prep’s students will provide an expectation-defying and achievement-gap-closing proof point — showing what our kids are capable of when we provide the right opportunities, expectations, and support.

WHAT YOU’LL DO AS DIRECTOR OF STUDENT WELLNESS:

  • Program Development:
    • Create short-term and long-term plans to enhance mental health support, de-stigmatize mental health issues, and prioritize overall well-being.
    • Develop and implement crisis intervention protocols and offer guidance and immediate support in times of crisis or emotional distress among students, staff, or the school community.
    • Develop, implement, and manage mental health and wellness programs, initiatives, and resources tailored to the needs of students.
    • Implement multi-tiered behavior supports with fidelity  in collaboration with principals, school teams, and social workers.
    • Collect, analyze, and report data related to program effectiveness, engagement, and outcomes.
  • Leadership and Team Management:
    • Lead a team of mental health professionals by providing coaching and development, ensuring a cohesive and effective approach to mental health support.
    • Provide training and support to educators and staff that enhance their understanding of social-emotional learning (SEL) principles and their ability to incorporate these strategies into practice.
    • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise mental health professionals, counselors, and support staff within the department.
    • Ensure that mental health clinicians achieve compliance on service hours, and provide feedback and thought-partnership to clinicians on meeting hours.
    • Provide supervision of clinicians that lead to licensure
  • Partnerships and Collaboration:
    • Establish and maintain partnerships with external mental health organizations, practitioners, and community resources.
    • Organize awareness campaigns, seminars, workshops, and training sessions to educate key stakeholders including, but not limited to, employees, students, families, and caregivers on topics including  mental health, stress management, self-care.

Ingenuity Prep may be the right fit for you if:

  • You hold a Master’s or Doctoral degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or related field.
  • You are a licensed clinician holding a minimum of one of the following: LCSW, LMFT, or LPC.
  • You hold a passionate belief in Ingenuity Prep’s mission, values, and educational model
  • You have at least five years of combined leadership experience in student wellness and program management, preferably in an environment serving a high number of at-risk students
  • You have a proven ability to create and maintain a strong, positive adult culture achieved through empowering coaching and management practices
  • You have a track record of designing programs to measurably meet the needs of students
  • You have a strong understanding of psychological principles, mental health and trauma practices, and well-being strategies
  • You relentlessly drive to achieve goals
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment and a have capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges
  • You can work collaboratively with all stakeholders to innovate, problem-solve, and/or resolve conflict
  • You demonstrate a strong commitment to growth, professional learning, and equity-centered leadership

 

MORE ABOUT US

Ingenuity Prep offers among the strongest compensation and benefits packages of any public charter school in Washington, D.C. Our compensation and benefits package includes:

  • Salary starting at $101,500 and increasing commensurate with experience.
  • 100% of medical and dental premiums for employees paid for by Ingenuity Prep, along with 100% of dependent premiums.
  • 100% of employee’s short­ and long-term disability and life insurance plans paid for by Ingenuity Prep.
  • A minimum of two weeks maternity/paternity leave, up to 6 weeks, at 100% of pay (60% from IP and remaining pay from DC Paid Family Leave ) for all staff — regardless of gender.
  • A 100% match — up to 3% — on your 401K retirement plan.
  • A 100% Ingenuity Prep-paid cell phone plan. You can even bring your current number into our plan.
  • MacBook Air computer for professional and personal use.

Ingenuity Prep does not make hiring decisions on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, age, disability, veteran status, religion, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

All Ingenuity Prep employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before their start date. All persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment or must be approved for a medical or religious exemption.

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Lead Teacher – Infant, Toddler, Preschool

Posted by | October 26, 2023 |

Job title: Center Floater

Reports to: Early Education Director

Department: Early Education Center

Type: Full Time

 

Background on UTEC, Inc.

 

UTEC’s promise is to ignite and nurture the ambition of our most disengaged youth to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success. UTEC’s outcomes-focused model begins with intensive street outreach, reaching proven high-risk youth where they’re at. UTEC engages youth in workforce development and educational programs, and provides mental health services and intensive case management. Social justice and civic engagement are embedded in all programming. For more info, please visit www.utecinc.org.

 

UTEC is committed to its vision for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion which pledges to honor the lived experiences and expertise of individuals; create community and celebration of cultures; challenge all forms of oppression; and embody a culture that leans into discomfort and recognizes it as a growth opportunity. UTEC is dedicated to fair and equitable compensation practice, the health, mental health, and overall well-being of young adults and staff and to creating an environment that supports work-life balance and the individual and professional growth of all.

 

Job Summary

The Center Floater will join a collaborative team at UTEC’s Early Education Center, 2Gen. They will support the classrooms and staff in creating a warm and loving educational setting. The Center Floater will play a key role in assisting teachers in the implementation of planned activities in all domains, such as Social-Emotional, Language, Sensory, Creative Arts, Science, Math, Fine Motor, Gross Motor and Cognitive Skills. Overall, this position will play a key leadership role in ensuring that the 2Gen center runs seamlessly across all classrooms on a daily basis.

 

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with classroom teachers in implementing activities for children.
  • Support and maintain a safe and positive classroom.
  • Reinforce classroom rules and practices under the guidance of the classroom teachers
  • Assist classroom teacher with record-keeping, such as attendance, Daily sheets,
  • Provide effective and nurturing child interactions
  • Provide feedback to classroom teachers on observations of children, including their progress, interactions, interests and development.
  • Assist classroom teachers by getting materials ready, setting up activities and assisting in clean up.
  • Assist children with basic care, meals, snacks, toileting and diapering, and classroom clean up.
  • Help supervise and support children’s behaviors under the guidance of the classroom teacher.
  • Communicate regularly with classroom teacher to share information about children, families.
  • Respond immediately to the individual needs of children and families.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information outside the classroom; information is shared only with those staff directly involved with the children and families
  • Assist in special event programs for families and children, and school community
  • Follow all company, state and procedures.
  • Participate in monthly staff meetings.
  • Cover teachers breaks and Planning time.
  • Covering teachers when sick or Vacation time.
  • Actively participates in professional development training to ensure that:
    • Floater working at least ten but fewer than 20 hours per week shall complete a minimum of 12 hours of professional development activities per year.
    • Floater working 20 or more hours per week shall complete a minimum of 20 hours of professional development activities per year;

 

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Perspective Taking: Comfortable working in a diverse environment and considers divergent opinions.
  • Coachable: Open to feedback and personal and professional improvement.
  • Commitment: Genuinely cares about children’s and families’ success.
  • Team Player: Upholds UTEC’s mission, values and vibe.
  • Child-Focused: Makes decisions with children’s interest at the center.
  • Family-Focused: Truly believes that guardians and parents are partners in children’s learning and demonstrates warmth, friendliness and care toward families. Direct experience working with 17-25 year olds is also highly valued.
  • Sense of Humor: Ability to laugh at oneself is a must!
  • Comfortable working with all ages.

 

Education and Experience

  • Must have a Department of EEC “Lead Teacher” certification in all three early childhood education age groups: Infant, Toddler, and Preschool.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age or have a high school diploma or equivalent.

 

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift small children ages infant through preschool

 

Salary/Benefits: $48,500-$58,000 plus benefits, commensurate with experience. UTEC offers a competitive benefits package that starts with 4 weeks of vacation (3 standard for all new employees and a week of agency-wide closure between the Christmas and New Year holidays), 12 holidays, 10 sick days, 2 personal days, health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, an annual cost of living increase, a 457B retirement plan and up to $4,000 per employee of professional development support.  With time, benefits grow to include up to 6 weeks of vacation, 80% coverage of employee health and dental insurance costs and availability for a 3 week sabbatical.

UTEC also stresses the importance of work-life balance and offers several wellness opportunities including additional time off (i.e. for the past two years we have closed at 3pm on Fridays during the summer months), an employee assistance program, down payment assistance for first time home buyers, parental leave, bereavement supports and unlimited free coffee!

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Vice President of Finance

Posted by | October 23, 2023 |

BranchED is the first and only non-profit organization in the nation that is dedicated to strengthening and growing educator preparation at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), with the larger goals of both diversifying the teaching profession and intentionally addressing critical issues of educational equity for all students. BranchED serves as the nucleus of a national network of 200+ high-impact colleges and universities – located in 38 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands – united around a commitment to increasing the achievement gains of all learners and enhancing the diversity of the nation’s corps of educators. BranchED has three goals that guide its work: 

  • Empower: working together to strengthen and grow MSI educator preparation programs by providing capacity building support that enhances MSI capabilities 
  • Grow: supporting strong, sustainable teacher candidate pipeline development 
  • Advance: amplifying a collective voice and advocating for shared interests by promoting awareness of educator diversity and championing MSIs 

 

THE OPPORTUNITY 

As the Vice President of Finance, you will play a critical role in overseeing all finance, accounting, compliance, and reporting activities. As the organization continues to scale, you’ll ensure long-term financial sustainability and partner with key stakeholders on strategic financial decisions. You’ll manage an outsourced external accounting team and continually assess and improve the finance infrastructure, policies, and procedures required to implement BranchEd’s strategic plan and advance our mission. 

Based out of Peachtree City, GA, the Vice President of Finance will sit on the Executive Leadership team and report directly to the Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 

Finance and Accounting Leadership (85%) 

  • Lead all day-to-day finance operations of a budget of $22 million, including managing accounting, accounts payable, purchasing, contracts management, accounts receivable, payroll, and grants administration, ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements, including proper expense allocations 
  • Work closely with Development Operations to create grant budgets and grant financial reporting 
  • Oversee all financial, project/program, and grants accounting; ensure expenditures are in alignment with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period; collate financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants 
  • Coordinate the annual and monthly closing process and lead all audit activities
  • Analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner, including cash flow forecasting 
  • Manage and track the performance of invested assets in keeping with policies and investment guidelines
  • Lead the annual budgeting process; administer and review all financial plans and compare actual results to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate 
  • Engage the Board’s Finance and Investment committees around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery; Support presentations to the board Finance and Investment committees 
  • Refine and implement an appropriate system of policies, internal controls, accounting standards, and procedures
  • Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping the president informed of all critical issues 
  • Represent the organization externally, as necessary, particularly in banking and lease negotiations 

 

Strategic Leadership (10%) 

 

  • Contribute to the development of BranchED’s strategic goals, objectives, and metrics 
  • Support executing the organization’s financial strategy and vision as the organization continues to grow and carry out a new strategic plan 
  • Advise the leadership on financial planning, cash flow, allocation priorities, and policy matters ● Advice leadership on the financial systems, platforms, and infrastructure needed to support growth ● Manage external outsourced accounting team 
  • Participate in team meetings, retreats, and learning opportunities 
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality 
  • Ensure appropriate BranchED team members receive necessary training related to budgets, expenditures, reconciliation, etc. 

 

Operations (5%) 

 

  • Collaborate with other support functions across the organization to ensure internal controls and budget management in the areas of recruitment, payroll administration, benefits administration, compensation/bonus structure, grants management, inventory/asset management, business insurance, and other infrastructure needs 
  • Collaborate with the Programs team to ensure coordination with partners and vendors to support successful events
  • Support leadership with managing and minimizing risk by monitoring risk management policies and procedures 

 

KEY QUALIFICATIONS 

 

Some essential qualifications, experiences, and mindsets to be successful in the role include 

 

Trained and Experienced Non-Profit Finance Leader 

 

➔ 10+ years of work experience inclusive of 5+ years of functional experience 

➔ Bachelor’s Degree (in Business, Nonprofit Management, Accounting, Finance, or related field preferred)

➔ CPA or master’s in finance, business, nonprofit management, or related field 

➔ Demonstrated excellence in managing finance, accounting, budgeting processes, internal controls, and reporting for a national nonprofit with a budget of $5M+ 

➔ Ownership of the accuracy, quality, and content of all financial data, reporting, and audit coordination

➔ Technological experience: QuickBooks Pro, SAP Concur accounting software and database programs, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Word, Outlook, SharePoint, proficiency in Microsoft Excel, and knowledge of Dropbox 

 

Financial Strategist and Systems Builder 

 

➔ A visionary with the ability to anticipate needs and future opportunities 

➔ Creative problem-solver with the ability to identify and address issues proactively 

➔ Experience improving on existing and implementing new systems, policies, and procedures to provide more effective, efficient, and user-friendly financial tools and resources 

➔ Successful track record in setting priorities and meeting goals 

➔ Keen analytic, organization, and problem-solving skills that support and enable sound decision-making 

 

Empathetic Communicator and Collaborator 

 

➔ Excellent relationship-building skills and ability to build and maintain authentic relationships

➔ Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills to communicate complex ideas with visuals and data to internal and external audiences 

➔ Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with – programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have financial backgrounds 

➔ Experience managing vendor relationships 

➔ Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and willingness to ‘roll up sleeves’ to get things done 

 

Alignment to Mission, Values, and Commitment to Equitable Education 

 

➔ A passion and commitment to BranchED’s mission 

➔ Understand the importance of diversifying the teaching profession and intentionally addressing critical issues of educational equity for all students; you apply an inclusive and equitable approach to your work and decision-making 

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS 

The annual salary range for this position is $120,000-$140,000, and we typically do not hire at the top end of the range to allow for salary growth. Compensation will be determined based on an individual’s relevant skills, work experience, and education, in addition to considering the internal equity of existing team members. 

We offer excellent benefits, including the following: 

 

  • Medical insurance with up to 100% employer contribution 
  • Dental, vision, FSA, life, and disability insurance plans beginning on the 1st of the month after the hire date
  • 401 (K) retirement plan with an Employer Match up to 6% of your compensation. Eligibility after 90 days of employment 
  • Generous time off, including 15 days of paid time off (to be taken for sickness or vacation) and 12 organization-wide holidays 
  • Organization-wide and workgroup training 
  • A commitment to developing leaders from within the organization 
  • An organizational culture that supports staff well-being and holistic self-care/community care
  • Ample opportunities to connect with the faculty/leaders, students, and communities we serve
  • A hybrid work culture with the option to work from home up to two times per week 

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT 

BranchED is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of applicants for this search. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, as we are not authorized to sponsor the H-1B visa. BranchED does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or other characteristics covered by law with regard to employment opportunities.

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Consultant Grant Writer

Posted by | October 18, 2023 |

Organization Profile: 

Founded in 1999, BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to ignite the power of youth in under-resourced communities to build Career success, Entrepreneurial mindsets, and Opportunity. We help students become the CEO of their own lives

BUILD’s unique program offers students a four-year entrepreneurship experience designed to develop 21st Century Skills and motivate student engagement in school. Starting in 9th grade, BUILD students work with their peers and community mentors to develop business ideas, pitch to funders and launch real businesses. As students journey through high school and continue to grow their businesses, BUILD helps them explore college and career options, and assists students with the college application process. Entrepreneurship is the spark – college, career, and life success are the goals.

We recently launched and completed a $15M growth campaign called BUILDing Gen E to inspire a diverse new generation of entrepreneurial leaders and changemakers across America.  Our BUILDing Gen E Campaign includes three core pillars:

  • Digital Acceleration:  reaching more students and educators with greater impact
  • Geographic Expansion: bringing our work to new communities nationwide
  • Systemic Change: making entrepreneurship a foundational course in under-resourced schools

BUILD currently serves over 2,000 high school students annually located in our Regional Hubs in the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington DC, New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh. Our new digital offerings are reaching over 8,000 students in more than 100 cities, and growing fast. In the next two years, we aim to serve 24,000 youth and eventually build a vibrant 100,000 person community including BUILD students, alumni, educators, mentors, and volunteers. For more information, please visit www.build.org.

Our Culture:

BUILD is made up of a diverse, results driven and passionate team who believe in the potential of every student and the power of entrepreneurship to transform the education landscape. We work in a collaborative environment where perseverance, flexibility, and an entrepreneurial spirit are encouraged and celebrated. Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, equity and inclusion, including cross-cultural understanding. Kindness, empathy and respect are at the forefront of the way we treat each other, our students, our teachers and our supporters. We believe in the potential of every student and are dedicated to breaking down the educational, economic and social barriers that stand in the way of their long-term success.  The remarkable young men and women whom we serve are at the center of everything we do. We are intentional about our culture so that we can best support them.

Position Summary:

The part-time Grant Writer will primarily be responsible for writing and submitting compelling grant applications and reports that attract new institutional funders and inspire BUILD’s existing ones. The Grant Writer will inherit a robust portfolio of long-term and committed funders. This is an exceptional opportunity for someone looking for a mostly remote and flexible schedule to play a key role in contributing to the organization’s growth and ensure that BUILD has a vibrant culture of philanthropy. This position is a member of the Boston Development Team and reports to the Boston Director of Philanthropy. The Boston Grant Writer will be a part of a talented group of grant writer colleagues across BUILD’s regional and national departments who serve as thought partners and support to one another.

Scope of Work:

The Contract Grant Writer (CGW) will work with the Director of Development to secure funding from private and corporate foundations. The CGW will:

  • Support BUILD in building relationships with new and existing funders through regular cultivation activities;
  • Research, draft, and submit concept notes, LOIs, and proposals in coordination with your staff; and
  • Participate in regular meetings to coordinate all identification, cultivation, and solicitation activities.

In turn, BUILD will provide the CGW with any necessary information to ensure it is able to be successful, including access to:

  • All programmatic information, including updated information about activities, outcomes, and program evaluation;
  • Financial information, including budgets, financial reports, and funder lists;
  • Current and past funder conversations and communications; and
  • Previous proposals and reports to funders.

This engagement is a collaborative one, and we will work together to support each other in achieving our goals.

Ongoing Activities:

Monthly

  • Cultivation & Stewardship
    • CGW will support new funder cultivation by providing strategic advice and drafting outreach and follow up email correspondences.
    • BUILD will implement all funder cultivation activities
  • Grant Writing & Submission
    • CGW will draft, edit, and submit an average of 4 well aligned opportunities concept papers, LOIs, grant proposals, or reports per month;
    • BUILD will ensure regular updates to programmatic information and financial attachments;
    • Make program and other staff available to meet with CGW as needed; and
    • Provide timely review and approval of all drafts in advance of submission deadlines
  • Meetings & Check-ins
    • CGW will meet weekly with Director of Philanthropy, program and development team for updates

Onboarding

  • BUILD will:
    • Develop onboarding work plan to outline major activities and timelines
    • Provide relevant organizational materials and background information
    • Make program and other staff available to meet with CGW
    • Provide background on fundraising history and revenue goals
    • Provide list or calendar of upcoming deadlines, if applicable
  • CGW will:
    • Review existing materials, including proposals and reports, marketing materials, budgets, evaluations, and organizational strategy and planning documents;
    • Conduct phone or in-person meetings with relevant organizational staff, including program staff if applicable, to gather details on BUILD’s mission, outcomes, and programs

Qualifications:

  • A superb writer and storyteller who’s mastered the ability to distill complicated ideas while artfully inspiring the support needed to solve problems
  • Obsessed with doing top-notch work; you enjoy the writing process until you get it just right (you look forward to the opportunity to correct typos)
  • The candidate must be highly organized, use independent judgment, and produce a consistently high-quality work product within tight time constraints and competing deadlines.
  • 5+ years of proven successful grant and sponsorship applications at the $10,000 and up level
  • Familiarity with donor management software, Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of nonprofit organizational budgeting and/or creation of grant proposals and report budgets.
  • Working knowledge of prospect research methods for institutional donors.
  • Ability to work in partnership with others to complete assigned projects; experience in effectively collaborating with remote colleagues desirable.
  • Ability to thrive in a creative, dynamic, deadline-driven environment with humor and flexibility.
  • Passion and commitment to BUILD’s mission proven through professional, volunteer and/or personal experience.

Position Details:

  • Status: This is an independent contractor position and will receive a 990 at the end of the year
  • Timeline: October 2023 through January 2024
  • Approximately 20 hrs/week.

Compensation:

This is a contract position and is budgeted for $60-90/hr commensurate with experience.

 

 

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Finance Analyst

Posted by | October 13, 2023 |

Overview of the Opportunity

Education First is seeking an early career professional Finance Analyst to join our Finance Team. The Finance Analyst will be a solutions-oriented, strategic thinker who will execute the firm’s day-to-day financial management processes and provide direct service to our employees. Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Finance Analyst will analyze the past and present financial data and estimate the financial goals and obligations of the firm. Our ideal candidate is committed to serving the firm and its consultants as primary customers. The Financial Analyst will learn and execute our day-to-day financial management processes and provide direct service to our project teams.

What You’ll Do

  • Coordinate with the Finance team to complete regular transactions such as:
    • Managing internal analysis of client and employee related expenses
    • Support consultant team with data-informed guidance on long-term and strategic decision-making
    • Build trust with internal team members to effectively assist them with finance-related questions
    • Perform financial forecasting, annual business plan and rolling plan, variance analysis of actuals versus plan and reconciliation of financial data to assess strategic decision alternatives 
  • Manage key operational procedures that are critical to the firm’s financial health such as: 
    • Document financial procedures and collaborate with the Finance team to prioritize business processes
    • Identify data and reporting needs and improvements
    • Administer timecodes and timesheets to track project financials 

Why You’re a Great Candidate

  • You are experienced with Enterprise Resource Planning systems and have a high degree of comfort with data collection, analysis, and reporting
  • You have experience working in high-paced environments and managing competing priorities
  • You like taking initiative and being a resourceful and solutions-based contributor
  • You enjoy working independently and collaboratively
  • You have excellent organizational skills and have demonstrated experience managing competing priorities
  • You communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

Compensation

The salary range for this position is $64,000 – $73,600. We typically set initial starting salaries between the market minimum and the 25th percentile of the pay range to ensure there is room for growth over time. 

 

In addition, location-based supplements are provided for the following metro cities: San Francisco, New York City, Boston, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia, Portland, Miami, New Orleans, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Madison, WI and Salt Lake City. 

Benefits 

  • 100% remote, U.S. based team
  • Firmwide in-person engagements a few times a year
  • Telework subsidy
  • Professional development stipend
  • 20 PTO days and 11 holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance 
  • 401(k) match
  • Sales bonus eligibility

Travel & Covid-19 Vaccine Policy

Education First requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have an approved medical/religious exemption. Proof of vaccination will be required upon acceptance of any offer of employment. You should be able to travel for in-person firmwide engagements twice a year or as needed (roughly 5% of the time).

About Education First

Education First is a mission-driven education policy consultancy dedicated to ensuring that all students – and particularly students in poverty and students of color – are prepared for success in college, careers and life. We work with organizations that are shaping the future of P-16 education across the nation, including school networks and districts, state departments of education, policy and advocacy organizations, youth empowerment organizations, talent organizations and foundations. 

 

We help these system leaders catalyze change through our services:

  • Conduct research and analysis on policies and provide contextual recommendations and strategic support to translate findings into concrete, sustainable action
  • Develop and implement visionary, coherent strategies and strategic plans by prioritizing inclusive voices, focusing on the right problems, and providing space to explore
  • Plan and facilitate meaningful convenings for organizations and individuals to learn, problem solve, collaborate, and advance their work
  • Design actionable and equitable solutions that meet client needs, achieve program goals, and implement initiatives with clarity and quality
  • Support grantmakers, funders, and foundations to develop thoughtful, high-impact investment strategies that align with their goals, interests, and resources

 

We are a team of more than 75 former teachers, district and state education leaders, policy advisors, and grant makers who live and work virtually in more than 20 states. Because of our experience, we approach the challenges our clients face with humility, realistic solutions, and a commitment to follow-through. Our culture is built on genuine care for our clients and for each other. We celebrate original thinking, collaboration, entrepreneurialism, authenticity and fun.

Our Equity Commitment

We recognize that in order to pursue our own organizational mission at Education First, we must approach our work by studying gaps and inequities, asking tough questions about structural racism and more deliberately engaging diverse voices in problem-solving. We’ve been building our own skills to deliver solutions that center racial equity, with particular attention to equitable ways of thinking and working, and we are committed to helping our clients do the same in projects that have a goal of increasing equity at their core. Within Education First, we have committed to building a race equity culture – creating the conditions to adopt antiracist mindsets and actions. 

We believe:

  • Black lives matter. We are collectively responsible to amplify and support Black students, families and leaders.
  • People are experts in their own experience. We cannot effectively support our clients to problem solve and innovate without centering the people they aim to serve.
  • Racism and inequity were designed, and can be redesigned. People make up the systems, policies and processes that govern our experience, and we must support our clients to explore their role in reimagining what could be possible.

For greater detail about our Equity Commitment, please visit our website.

Education First actively engages our team with a robust Race, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (RIDE) strategy to build our staff and organizational capacity to lead on issues of equity and to increase diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels of the firm. As a proud equal opportunity employer, we strongly encourage applications from candidates of all races, national origins, ages, religions, creeds, veteran or disabled statuses, sexual orientations, gender identities or gender expressions.

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Executive Director, Research, Data, and Analytics

Posted by | August 24, 2023 |

Essential Functions and Objectives:

  • Responsible for leading multiple key data and accountability functions within DPS. Directs, plans and oversees large scale initiatives and strategies. Implements and achieves strategic plans, translates district vision into operational goals, and sets the highest standards of excellence.
  • Leads academic and operational research, evaluation, analysis and accountability functions for the District in the service of equitable outcomes for students, data informed decision making and data driven service delivery.
  • Plans, implements, and supervises an on-going program of research, evaluation, data management, and measurement development, including survey design.
  • Promotes a modern culture of data across the District through leadership of data governance, data quality and data management efforts, including a data management council and establishment of data standards. Identify and oversee partnerships with external entities to drive various workstreams.
  • Reports to Associate Chief of Strategic Operations. As part of a values-based organization, co-creates and works to achieves Board of Education ends policies and goals through our shared commitment to Students First, Integrity, Equity, Collaboration, Accountability and Fun.
  • Plans, assigns and supervises the work performed in the areas of responsibility and ensures compliance with District policy and practices and appropriate federal, state and local rules and regulations.
  • Leads several teams within the department to effectively serve the needs of schools leaders, teachers and supervisors; district leadership; state; staff; and community in capturing district data, analyzing results and collaborating to communicate outcomes to a variety of audiences.
  • Plans and delivers presentations to the superintendent and members of the senior leadership team to ensure common understanding of district data and identify action strategies.
  • Effectively collaborates with various teams and departments throughout the organization (e.g., Office of Schools, Operational Teams) to provide analytics and tools (e.g., dashboards) to drive organizational effectiveness.
  • Ensures delivery of high quality professional development in the interpretation and application of data.
  • Oversees all federal and state accountability systems of rewards and sanctions related to student performance and compliance of accountability measures and other measures as necessary.
  • Develops effective accountability and reporting tools and provides district-wide guidance and expertise in the collection, analysis and communication of student and school data in order to inform district decision-making; leads analysis of annual and short cycles of student performance data and interpretation and communication of identified patterns to relevant parties, according to identified student needs.
  • Oversees the development, coordination, and communication of all district-wide research projects, conducted by internal and external groups and ensures compliance with district policies and procedures; surveys educational research findings and develops effective methods of communicating and disseminating the salient related findings to district personnel along with recommendations for applicability to the District’s educational programs.
  • Collaborates on teacher effectiveness system, with direct responsibility for leading the development and operation of a system to measure student outcomes as well as the student perception survey of teacher effectiveness.
  • Serves as a primary resource in developing or selecting, administering, interpreting and reporting the District’s program evaluations.
  • Serves as a liaison between the District, state and other educational agencies in the development, coordination, and implementation of new programs for instructional improvement.

 

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years of leadership experience in federal, state and district accountability or research experience for large districts.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.
  • Ability to effectively lead a function, focusing function on strategic goals.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement long-range goals, establish priorities, and organize resources.
  • Demonstrated experience performing as an effective leader and team player, recognizing and resolving conflicts or potentially controversial situations through diplomacy.
  • Strong interpersonal, coaching and leadership skills, including the ability to lead a high-performing team.
  • Demonstrated exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex information in a readily accessible manner with a variety of audiences.
  • Looks for ways to significantly improve business performance and growth.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with individuals at all different levels in the organization.
  • Encourages diversity and mutual respect among team members and demonstrates compassion and sensitivity.
  • Proven ability to positively impact educational programs through the constructive use of data to inform planning and instruction.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Measurement, Evaluation; Psychometrics; or Masters in Educational Leadership or related field required.
  • Master’s Degree is preferred.

Other information:

The COO Office has a dynamic team of highly experienced people working to maintain the integrity of Denver Public Schools and the accountability of what we do as a team. We strive to meet all of the needs of our schools, Administrative buildings and constituents. The operations team encompasses Facilities, Enterprise Management, Transportation, Technology, School of Choice, Planning and Assessment, Safety and Security, Program Management, Operations Outreach and Engagement, Finance and Operations Support Services. We are the building blocks of the operations side of Denver Public Schools. We stand on our core values Integrity, Accountability, Equity, Collaboration, Fun and of course Students First. There are a lot of opportunities for anyone looking to work in an innovative, caring, and fast paced, growing entity. Come and check out Team DPS.

Salary Range:

  • $123,711-$143,466
  • Traditional 235 work days
  • FTE: 1.0

Additional Information:

About Denver Public Schools:

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.

DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth. Learn more at dpsk12.org.

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CEO

Posted by | July 19, 2023 |

THE POSITION

The founding CEO will launch Fuel OKC with the goal of expanding access to high quality school options for students in Oklahoma City’s urban core. The organization will focus on partnering with stakeholders and community leaders across the city to build the talent, funding, and ecosystem conditions necessary for the successful growth of new and established high quality public schools with a special focus on public charter schools.

The CEO must be a visionary and entrepreneurial leader with a demonstrated commitment to equity who is able to build strong and lasting relationships across stakeholder groups, convene and align stakeholders around a shared vision for education, and marshal resources across multiple levers of opportunity to grow the number of high quality public schools for Oklahoma City students. Key areas of responsibility will include:

Organizational Leadership

  • Develop the mission, vision, values, and brand identity of Fuel OKC
  • Recruit, manage, and develop a small team to support operations and programming
  • Oversee Fuel OKC’s key operational functions, including finance, accounting, legal, and HR, laying strong foundations that ensure organizational health and sustainability
  • Identify, recruit and manage a board of directors

Coalition Building and Strategic Coordination

  • Build a broad coalition of education stakeholders to develop a collective vision, strategy, and set of programs designed to grow the number of high quality public school options in Oklahoma City’s urban core
  • Identify and support existing high quality charter school leaders to scale their models and open new campuses
  • Work across sectors in the education field to facilitate resourcing for the approval and launch of new charter schools; Identify potential barriers to creating high quality schools and support the design of programs to address needs (e.g. talent pipeline initiatives)
  • Support the recruitment of existing and potential school leaders to incubate and launch new schools
  • Identify and source key supports needed for school leaders to succeed
  • Act as a central point of contact for school leaders to access citywide networks, resources and programming to grow their impact

Grant Portfolio Management

  • Develop and oversee a grantmaking strategy aligned with Fuel OKC’s goals and values
  • Manage a portfolio of grantees across the education sector, including prospective grantee relationship building, grant scoping and selection, grant reporting and evaluation, and collaborative learning among grant partners

External Relations and Development

  • Build strong, trusted relationships with a wide variety of education stakeholders including students, families, educators, single site and network leaders, grassroots and community leaders, grasstops leaders, elected officials, and other local and national entities shaping the sector
  • With assistance from a board, develop and execute fundraising campaigns to support local programming and school launches
  • Build relationships with donors and other philanthropic partners to serve as sustaining anchors to further the organization’s work 
  • Serve as a passionate public advocate for high quality education in Oklahoma city and a thought leader on key issues in local and national education
  • Develop and share the organization’s key messages and perspectives through a variety of strategic communications channels, including earned and owned media

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

  • Unwavering commitment to ensuring that every Oklahoma City student has access to high quality schooling
  • 10+ years of experience, including senior leadership experience in K-12 education, organizing, issue advocacy, policy, government relations, campaigns, or a related area, with a track record of executing change initiatives that have a significant and positive community impact
  • Understanding of the K-12 education sector and education politics, with expertise in charter school growth and/or the Oklahoma City education system preferred
  • Interest in disrupting inequitable power structures and shifting systems to focus more on the needs of families and students 
  • Proven track record of developing trusted interpersonal relationships across a wide range of stakeholder groups and building powerful coalitions across lines of difference
  • Demonstrated dedication to equity and community-driven change, including experience working in diverse and historically underserved communities
  • Strong entrepreneurial orientation, with experience developing an organization or program from scratch, including building systems and structures from the ground up and finding creative strategies to push through barriers to success
  • Excellent communication skills, including clear and compelling writing, public speaking, and group facilitation
  • Organizational or program leadership experience, including budget and operations oversight, team management, fundraising, and board development
  • Bilingual fluency in Spanish a significant plus
  • Personal or professional ties to Oklahoma a significant plus

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The salary range for this position is $200,000 – $225,000. Fuel OKC will provide a comprehensive benefits package and meaningful advancement opportunities for all team members.

The Fuel OKC CEO Hiring Committee celebrates diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other identity or demographic marker protected by law.

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Middle School Performing Arts Teacher (SY 23-24)

Posted by | June 30, 2023 |

Company Description
Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built schools that reflect our student population, with more than 60% of our teachers and staff across our network identifying as a person of color. Uncommon currently manages 53 schools serving more than 20,000 students in five cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark and Rochester. We are proud that Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at five times the rate of their peers nationally. We achieve this by offering strong academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning that prepares students for success in college and beyond.

Camden Prep currently manages four schools serving students in grade K through 10 (growing to grade 12). We believe in strong authentic relationships between teachers and students, supported by effective school systems and an engaging instructional model that enables students to flourish academically and personally. Camden Prep is consistently the highest performing of all district or Renaissance schools in Camden, NJ.

Job Description
Uncommon Middle School Performing Arts Teachers foster a love for learning in every student. Our Performing Arts program is culturally-responsive, fast-paced, and fun—with plenty of acting, dancing, and singing in every lesson. Teachers cultivate communication skills and build student self-confidence by sharing their expertise in musical theater. We have built a community that encourages respect and hard work and celebrates our students’ academic and nonacademic achievements. Our performance based program goal is to train students to express their authentic selves with confidence.

Responsibilities

1. Instruction

You’ll create an environment where students feel empowered to express themselves through song, dance, and drama.
You’ll help build students’ confidence by teaching them enunciation, projecting voices, and public speaking.
You’ll orchestrate culturally relevant in-class theatre activities.
2. Producing

You’ll direct annual productions that enhance and reflect school culture.
You’ll review scripts annually.
You’ll create or order costumes, production sets, and props when needed.
You’ll craft production elements such as lights, sound, and set.
3. School Culture and Daily School Activities

You’ll build positive relationships with students to ensure they feel seen, loved, and heard.
You’ll partner with students’ families to ensure appropriate resources are available to support their child’s learning needs.
You’ll engage in practice-based professional development, mentorship, and coaching sessions.
You’ll support morning arrival, lunch duty, student assemblies, class transitions, and after-school dismissal.
Qualifications
A commitment to the mission of Uncommon Schools and investment in our vision for being an anti-racist organization
A demonstrated commitment to supporting students’ social emotional and academic development
An enthusiasm for collaborating with internal and external partners in the best interest of students
A self-directed learner who solicits and implements feedback to improve outcomes and achieve objectives
Required Experience:
A minimum of 2 years of combined experience as a performer, producer, playwright, director, and/or technical support.
Prior to the start of employment, you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Teacher certification is not a prerequisite for consideration at Uncommon Schools in the state of NJ, but you do need to meet NJ state certification eligibility requirements (a final undergraduate or graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 for graduates on or after 9/1/16, or 2.75 if you graduated prior to 9/1/16). All instructional staff are required to become certified in the state of New Jersey within a reasonable period after beginning employment.
Additional information
Our people are what makes us Uncommon. We believe our compensation philosophy and benefits should reflect our values—equity, transparency, and clarity—to enhance our ability to attract and retain talent and reward their expertise. Our staff receive best-in-class training, coaching, and support to develop and operate mission-driven schools that provide a high-quality education to our students and families.

Compensation for this position: The starting compensation for this role based in Camden is between $56,000 to $72,000. The starting pay will depend on various factors that may include but are not limited to professional experience, education, training, certifications, tenure with Uncommon Schools, and work location. Because we value staff tenure in each role, we do not currently cap salary ranges. Please note: ranges may differ for staff who work from a location other than Camden.

Benefits: We offer comprehensive, flexible, and competitive benefits that support the personal health, wellness, and finances of our staff and their families.

Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building an exceptional team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. We also strive to ensure an inclusive community by creating a space for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We also ensure that individuals with disabilities receive all privileges and benefits associated with employment and are provided reasonable accommodations for the interview process and to perform core job functions.

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K-12 Teacher – Elementary, Middle, High School Teacher (SY 23-24)

Posted by | June 30, 2023 |

Company Description
Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built schools that reflect our student population, with more than 60% of our teachers and staff across our network identifying as a person of color. Uncommon currently manages 53 schools serving more than 20,000 students in five cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, and Rochester. We are proud that Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at five times the rate of their peers nationally. We achieve this by offering strong academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning that prepares students for success in college and beyond.

Job Description
All Uncommon Schools teachers hold primary responsibility for the implementation of Uncommon’s curriculum and the success of our students. Therefore, Uncommon Schools seeks teachers who are committed to becoming best-in-class educators, who are continuously improving instructional practices through collaboration and targeted development within their school community. We are currently seeking both experienced and apprentice teachers for all grades and all subjects for the 22-23 school year.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Implement curricula and activities to meet our high academic standards
Analyze assessments that measure progress towards these standards and use this assessment data to inform and differentiate instructional practices
Focus constantly on student learning, thinking critically and strategically to respond to student learning needs
Create a positive, structured learning environment to ensure that students observe the school’s core values, high expectations, and code of conduct
Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues
Commit to continual professional growth, participating actively in our annual, three-week staff orientation training in August and instructional training throughout the school year
Participate and support grade-level activities and school-wide functions throughout the school-year
Qualifications
Strong applicants for all teaching roles (new and experienced) will possess the following:

Relentless drive to improve the minds, characters & lives of students both in and out of school
Unwavering commitment to urban youth achieving greatness
Belief in and alignment with Uncommon’s core beliefs and educational philosophy is a must
Mastery of and enthusiasm for relevant academic subjects
Evidence of self-motivation, willingness to be a team player, and a strong sense of personal responsibility
Ability and desire to implement feedback from school leaders and colleagues to become a more effective educator in service to our students.
A background in education is not required for new teachers, but strong candidates should show a demonstrated passion for working with K-12 students and prior experience working in schools and/or urban communities is preferred.
Additional qualifications for experienced teachers:

Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom
Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred
Valid State Certification and Master’s degree are helpful but not required.
Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have received a Bachelor’s degree from a college or university before employment begins
Candidates must have also earned a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher by the time employment begins
Additional information
Our people are what makes us Uncommon. We believe our compensation philosophy and benefits should reflect our values—equity, transparency, and clarity—to enhance our ability to attract and retain talent and reward their expertise. Our staff receive best-in-class training, coaching, and support to develop and operate mission-driven schools that provide a high-quality education to our students and families.

Compensation for this position: The starting compensation for this role based in Camden is between $55,000 to $71,000. The starting pay will depend on various factors that may include but are not limited to professional experience, education, training, certifications, tenure with Uncommon Schools, and work location. Because we value staff tenure in each role, we do not currently cap salary ranges. Please note: ranges may differ for staff who work from a location other than Camden.

Benefits: We offer comprehensive, flexible, and competitive benefits that support the personal health, wellness, and finances of our staff and their families.

Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building an exceptional team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. We also strive to ensure an inclusive community by creating a space for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We also ensure that individuals with disabilities receive all privileges and benefits associated with employment and are provided reasonable accommodations for the interview process and to perform core job functions.

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High School Science Teacher (SY 23-24)

Posted by | June 30, 2023 |

Company Description
Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built schools that reflect our student population, with more than 60% of our teachers and staff across our network identifying as a person of color. Uncommon currently manages 53 schools serving more than 20,000 students in five cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, and Rochester. We are proud that Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at five times the rate of their peers nationally. We achieve this by offering strong academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning that prepares students for success in college and beyond.

Camden Prep currently manages four schools serving students in grade K through 10 (growing to grade 12). We believe in strong authentic relationships between teachers and students, supported by effective school systems and an engaging instructional model that enables students to flourish academically and personally. Camden Prep is consistently the highest performing of all district or Renaissance schools in Camden, NJ.

Job Description
Uncommon High School Science teachers work collaboratively across the network to prepare all students with the tools and knowledge to critically engage in the field of science and develop them into self-directed learners. At the heart of all Science courses is inquiry-based learning, including a robust focus on student discourse and the science practices. Science teachers employ a variety of instructional strategies to develop a passion for scientific questioning and analysis in their students. Our teachers prepare all students such that they have the choice to study and excel in any STEM discipline. We prepare all students to be citizen scientists that have the tools and knowledge to critically engage in the field of science regardless of their university major or professional career. Our teachers become experts in their course content and have a keen sense of how to motivate and inspire high school students.

Responsibilities

1. Instruction

You’ll teach a curriculum that includes, but is not limited to, analysis of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Environmental Sciences that prepares students for Advanced Placement (AP) and collegiate level coursework.
You’ll develop students’ practices skills of questioning, modeling, constructing explanations, data analysis, argumentation, and planning and conducting interactive labs.
You’ll create an environment where students feel confident using their voice to engage in scientific discourse.
You will facilitate student-led discourse, during which students use evidence to make sophisticated claims and synthesize and critique arguments.
You’ll facilitate student-led inquiry of various scientific topics and engage students in lab and project-based performance tasks.
You’ll work with the Science department to determine academic and engagement goals for students.
2. Data Analysis

You’ll meet weekly with your principal and/or instructional coach to analyze and respond to trends in student work samples and assessments.
You’ll learn and implement strategies to differentiate instruction for all learners in your classroom.
3. School Culture

You’ll build positive relationships with students to ensure they feel seen, loved, and heard.
You’ll partner with students’ families to ensure appropriate resources are available to support their child’s learning needs.
You’ll engage in practice-based professional development, mentorship, and coaching sessions.
You’ll participate in weekly, school-wide meetings to cultivate community, model our core values, and encourage student achievement.
You’ll partner with your grade level team to develop academic goals and practice instructional strategies.
Qualifications
A commitment to the mission of Uncommon Schools and investment in our vision for being an anti-racist organization
A demonstrated commitment to supporting students’ social emotional and academic development
An enthusiasm for collaborating with internal and external partners in the best interest of students
A self-directed learner who solicits and implements feedback to improve outcomes and achieve objectives
Required Experience:
A demonstrated interest in impacting K-12 students in urban schools and communities (1-2 years experience preferred).
Academic expertise in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or other related fields of study.
Prior to the start of employment, you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Teacher certification is not a prerequisite for consideration at Uncommon Schools in the state of NJ, but you do need to meet NJ state certification eligibility requirements (a final undergraduate or graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 for graduates on or after 9/1/16, or 2.75 if you graduated prior to 9/1/16). All instructional staff are required to become certified in the state of New Jersey within a reasonable period after beginning employment.
Additional information
Our people are what makes us Uncommon. We believe our compensation philosophy and benefits should reflect our values—equity, transparency, and clarity—to enhance our ability to attract and retain talent and reward their expertise. Our staff receive best-in-class training, coaching, and support to develop and operate mission-driven schools that provide a high-quality education to our students and families.

Compensation for this position: The starting compensation for this role based in Camden is between $55,000 to $71,000. The starting pay will depend on various factors that may include but are not limited to professional experience, education, training, certifications, tenure with Uncommon Schools, and work location. Because we value staff tenure in each role, we do not currently cap salary ranges. Please note: ranges may differ for staff who work from a location other than Camden.

Benefits: We offer comprehensive, flexible, and competitive benefits that support the personal health, wellness, and finances of our staff and their families.

Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building an exceptional team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. We also strive to ensure an inclusive community by creating a space for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We also ensure that individuals with disabilities receive all privileges and benefits associated with employment and are provided reasonable accommodations for the interview process and to perform core job functions.

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Middle School ELA Teacher (SY 23-24)

Posted by | June 30, 2023 |

Company Description
Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built schools that reflect our student population, with more than 60% of our teachers and staff across our network identifying as a person of color. Uncommon currently manages 53 schools serving more than 20,000 students in five cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, and Rochester. We are proud that Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at five times the rate of their peers nationally. We achieve this by offering strong academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning that prepares students for success in college and beyond.

Camden Prep currently manages four schools serving students in grade K through 10 (growing to grade 12). We believe in strong authentic relationships between teachers and students, supported by effective school systems and an engaging instructional model that enables students to flourish academically and personally. Camden Prep is consistently the highest performing of all district or Renaissance schools in Camden, NJ.

Job Description
Uncommon Middle School English Language Arts (ELA) teachers are passionate about literature and building an engaging classroom culture. Our teachers develop subject mastery and have a keen sense of the socio-emotional changes middle schoolers experience. At the heart of all ELA classes is an emphasis on writing and discourse designed to give students the tools to be confident in the power of their own voice. Teachers are trained in a variety of research-based instructional strategies to prioritize discussion, ignite a passion for literature, build reading comprehension, and promote agency. By the conclusion of eighth grade, students are prepared for the academic autonomy and college preparatory focus of our high schools.

Responsibilities

1. Instruction

You’ll empower students to be their fullest selves by teaching an inclusive, culturally responsive curriculum that seeks equitable outcomes for all students.
You’ll guide students to analyze literary and non-narrative texts, assess an author’s purpose, write in a variety of genres, and grapple with meaningful questions in student-led discourse.
You’ll create an inclusive and safe environment, allying with students to speak and write in their authentic voice.
You’ll guide students to choose books of interest independently, as they develop their own passions and interests as readers.
2. Data Analysis

You’ll meet weekly with your principal and/or instructional coach to analyze and respond to trends in student work samples and assessments.
You’ll learn and implement strategies to differentiate instruction for all learners in your classroom.
3. School Culture

You’ll build positive relationships with students to ensure they feel seen, loved, and heard.
You’ll partner with students’ families to ensure appropriate resources are available to support their child’s learning needs.
You’ll engage in practice-based professional development, mentorship, and coaching sessions.
You’ll participate in weekly, school-wide meetings to cultivate community, model our core values, and encourage student achievement.
You’ll partner with your grade level team to develop academic goals and practice instructional strategies.
Qualifications
A commitment to the mission of Uncommon Schools and investment in our vision for being an anti-racist organization
A demonstrated commitment to supporting students’ social emotional and academic development
An enthusiasm for collaborating with internal and external partners in the best interest of students
A self-directed learner who solicits and implements feedback to improve outcomes and achieve objectives
Required Experience:
A demonstrated interest in impacting K-12 students in urban schools and communities (1-2 years experience preferred).
Academic expertise in Humanities, English, Social Sciences, or other related fields of study.
Prior to the start of employment, you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Teacher certification is not a prerequisite for consideration at Uncommon Schools in the state of NJ, but you do need to meet NJ state certification eligibility requirements (a final undergraduate or graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 for graduates on or after 9/1/16, or 2.75 if you graduated prior to 9/1/16). All instructional staff are required to become certified in the state of New Jersey within a reasonable period after beginning employment.
Additional information
Our people are what makes us Uncommon. We believe our compensation philosophy and benefits should reflect our values—equity, transparency, and clarity—to enhance our ability to attract and retain talent and reward their expertise. Our staff receive best-in-class training, coaching, and support to develop and operate mission-driven schools that provide a high-quality education to our students and families.

Compensation for this position: The starting compensation for this role based in Camden is between $55,000 to $71,000. The starting pay will depend on various factors that may include but are not limited to professional experience, education, training, certifications, tenure with Uncommon Schools, and work location. Because we value staff tenure in each role, we do not currently cap salary ranges. Please note: ranges may differ for staff who work from a location other than Camden.

Benefits: We offer comprehensive, flexible, and competitive benefits that support the personal health, wellness, and finances of our staff and their families.

Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community through creating a space for important dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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Special Education Teacher (SY 23-24)

Posted by | June 30, 2023 |

Company Description
Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built schools that reflect our student population, with more than 60% of our teachers and staff across our network identifying as a person of color. Uncommon currently manages 54 schools serving more than 20,000 students in five cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark and Rochester. We are proud that Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at five times the rate of their peers nationally. We achieve this by offering strong academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning that prepares students for success in college and beyond.

Camden Prep currently manages four schools serving students in grades K through 10 (growing to grade 12). We believe in strong authentic relationships between teachers and students, supported by effective school systems and an engaging instructional model that enables students to flourish academically and personally. Camden Prep is consistently the highest performing of all district or Renaissance schools in Camden, NJ.

Job Description
Uncommon Special Education teachers are passionate about developing and monitoring accommodations for students with special needs. Special Education teachers advocate for students and believe that specialized instruction and related services increase academic achievement. Special Education teachers offer academic, emotional, and physical support while maintaining high expectations.

Responsibilities

1. Instruction

You’ll modify, differentiate, and teach an inclusive curriculum that emphasizes diversity.
You’ll collaborate with families and Special Education teams to develop 504 and Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) that offer appropriate accommodations and modifications.
You’ll create an inclusive and safe environment where students feel empowered to become self-guided learners.
2. Special Education Specific Responsibilities

You’ll collaborate with general education teachers, school leaders, and families to analyze and respond to trends in student work samples and assessments and ensure compliance with Individualized Education Plans.
You will gather academic growth data and write goals to prepare for annual IEP meetings.
You will teach pull-out, push-in, small group, and one-on-one instruction and implement strategies to differentiate instruction for all learners in your classroom.
3. School Culture

You’ll build positive relationships with students to ensure they feel seen, loved, and heard.
You’ll partner with students’ families to ensure appropriate resources are available to support their child’s learning needs.
You’ll engage in practice-based professional development, mentorship, and coaching sessions.
You’ll participate in weekly, school-wide meetings to cultivate community, model our core values, and encourage student achievement.
You’ll partner with your grade level team to develop academic goals and practice instructional strategies.
Qualifications
A commitment to the mission of Uncommon Schools and investment in our vision for being an anti-racist organization
A demonstrated commitment to supporting students’ social emotional and academic development
An enthusiasm for collaborating with internal and external partners in the best interest of students
A self-directed learner who solicits and implements feedback to improve outcomes and achieve objectives
Required Experience:
A demonstrated interest in impacting K-12 students in urban schools and communities (1-2 years experience preferred).
Academic expertise in Special Education, the Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM, or related fields of study.
Prior to the start of employment, you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Teacher certification is not a prerequisite for consideration at Uncommon Schools in the state of NJ, but you do need to meet NJ state certification eligibility requirements (a final undergraduate or graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 for graduates on or after 9/1/16, or 2.75 if you graduated prior to 9/1/16). All instructional staff are required to become certified in the state of New Jersey within a reasonable period after beginning employment.
Additional information
Our people are what makes us Uncommon. We believe our compensation philosophy and benefits should reflect our values—equity, transparency, and clarity—to enhance our ability to attract and retain talent and reward their expertise. Our staff receive best-in-class training, coaching, and support to develop and operate mission-driven schools that provide a high-quality education to our students and families.

Compensation for this position: The starting compensation for this role based in Camden is between $55,000 to $71,000. The starting pay will depend on various factors that may include but are not limited to professional experience, education, training, certifications, tenure with Uncommon Schools, and work location. Because we value staff tenure in each role, we do not currently cap salary ranges. Please note: ranges may differ for staff who work from a location other than Camden.

Benefits: We offer comprehensive, flexible, and competitive benefits that support the personal health, wellness, and finances of our staff and their families.

Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building an exceptional team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. We also strive to ensure an inclusive community by creating a space for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We also ensure that individuals with disabilities receive all privileges and benefits associated with employment and are provided reasonable accommodations for the interview process and to perform core job functions.

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Professional Learning Facilitator (Grades K-8)

Posted by | May 31, 2023 |

Type of Vacancy: Contract (1099 Position)
Start date: August 2023
Location: Cleveland Metro Area
Compensation: Paid training and onboarding; $165/hour for lead virtual facilitation and $50/hour for tech support, inclusive of prep and follow up; $1,100/day for in-person facilitation, inclusive of prep and follow up. There is no guarantee of hours.
Teaching Lab is an equal-opportunity employer committed to reflecting the diversity of the students we serve. We pursue equity as both a means and an end and enthusiastically welcome candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this role.
Teaching Lab is hiring experienced Math and ELA facilitators with a demonstrated commitment to racial and educational equity to provide in-person facilitation support to teachers beginning in August 2023.
Candidates must be located within a reasonable commuting distance to Cleveland, OH, with the ability to travel and provide in-person facilitation as needed.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Lead professional learning sessions to teachers and leaders using existing content throughout the year. Teaching Lab will conduct its professional learning both in-person and virtually
    • Facilitate a collective-learning series on the research-based instructional strategies (RBIS) that highlights how students learn math and/or literacy (depending on the LEA framework focus)
    • Develop relationships with Teaching Lab partners
    • Collect data and evidence of impact using pre-developed tools, and adjust facilitation as needed
    • Give feedback on professional learning content modules to Teaching Lab

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

    • 5+ totals years of experience in education and in implementing high-quality instructional materials
    • 2+ years of successful teaching experience with students from underserved backgrounds with demonstrated evidence of impact
    • Experience facilitating impactful professional learning for educators in a virtual and in-person context
    • Experience building and managing relationships with diverse stakeholders in an education context
    • Must be able to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and abide by CDC as well as local guidance for public safety and masking requirements
    • Day time availability and willingness to travel in-person
    • Deep knowledge of at least one of the following:
      -Math: EngageNY/Eureka Math (grades K-11), Math: Illustrative Math (grades K-12), Math: Zearn Math (grades K-8)
      -ELA: CKLA (grades K-2), ELA: EL Education (grades K-8), ELA: State Guidebooks (grades 3-12)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Experience as an instructional coach

For full position details, see link below.

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Manager of Educational Partnerships – Southern California

Posted by | May 31, 2023 |

Center for the Collaborative Classroom is seeking a Manager of Educational Partnerships who will work to support our overall sales growth, market penetration, and implementation goals in Southern California. The ideal candidate is an experienced California educator who brings strong literacy expertise and a commitment to both our pedagogy and expanding Collaborative Classroom’s growth.  Reporting to the Regional Director, you will be responsible for developing a sales strategy that will enable you to meet an annual revenue goal for your assigned territory.

Who We Are: 

Founded in 1980, the Center for the Collaborative Classroom is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization committed to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to become highly literate critical thinkers who learn from, care for, and respect one another. Our research-based curricula help children appreciate the ideas and opinions of others, learn to agree and disagree respectfully, and think critically about big ideas. Our work currently impacts 40 thousand classrooms, 328 thousand teachers, and 8 million students daily across the country, raising student grades and test scores, while building relationships and bolstering student and teacher engagement.

Internally, our culture reflects our philosophy in the classrooms by creating a work environment that values teamwork, collaboration, and respect for all differences that each individual brings to our organization.

What You’ll Do:

If you live in Southern California, the Center for the Collaborative Classroom is seeking a Manager of Educational Partnerships (MEP).  The Southern California MEP will report to a regional director and will be part of a dynamic relationship-building sales team focused on making an impact in school districts across the country. The overall goal for this position is to increase the number of Collaborative Classroom implementations within Southern California by:

  • Developing and nurturing relationships with school districts that lead to meeting or exceeding assigned revenue goals.
  • Researching and understanding local district funding and initiatives, aligning Collaborative Classroom programs to support those needs, and assisting schools and districts with quotes,  purchase orders, and professional learning plans.
  • Collaborating to organize online sales campaigns, planning and facilitating presale events at a territory, regional, and national level.
  • Working with schools and district leaders to pilot Collaborative Classroom programs.
  • Partnering with current customers on implementation, professional learning support, and expanding Collaborative Classroom programs within the district.

Who You Are & Keys to Success:

To be successful in this job, you will excel in three key areas:

  • Relationship-building: You develop and maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders.  You have excellent interpersonal skills and experience interacting with educators and key decision-makers while leveraging your established contacts and strong networking skills.
  • Drive to achieve results:  You are a self-starter and are goal-driven.  You have a track record of accomplishing ambitious goals and getting results even when there are obstacles. You set a high bar and meet it because you think three (or 30) steps ahead to anticipate hurdles and come up with pragmatic solutions. You plan backward and involve stakeholders appropriately.
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion:  You understand the importance of and prioritize the role of addressing systemic inequities in internal and external interactions and are committed to contributing to a culture that fosters equitable processes, practices, and experiences.

Additional requirements include:

  • Currently residing in Southern California
  • 5 years of experience in K-12 teaching, coaching, and/or administration
  • Basic relationship-sales knowledge
  • Knowledge of K–8 pedagogy and best practices in literacy instruction
  • Ability to travel throughout the assigned territory and occasionally nationally
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Data savvy and able to prioritize, plan and execute sales strategies in assigned territory and in a fast-paced work environment
  • Technology Skills: Facility with Google Suite, Mac OS, and shared filing systems; NetSuite, Salesforce (preferred)

Education, Certification: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Teaching Credential (preferred)
  • Administrative Credential (preferred)
  • Master’s/Doctorate (preferred)

Physical demands: 

  • Lift at least 25 pounds 
  • Car available 

Compensation: $99,262 – $101,287 a year

This is the pay range for this position that we reasonably expect to pay. Individual compensation is based on various factors, including experience, education, skillset, and geographic location. This range is for the California location  and may be adjusted to the labor market in other geographic areas. 

In addition, a bonus program for this position includes a 4% bonus on revenue between $600K and $2 million and a 5% bonus on all revenue earned above $2 million. To assist in transitioning to this position, there is a $15,000 sign-on bonus that will be paid in the second pay period of the month following the date of hire.

 

What Else You Should Know 

This is a full-time position, based in Southern California. Our benefits package is a rich, comprehensive program that includes: Paid time off accruals (sick, vacation, company disability), 10 holidays, full pay during inventory office closure the last week of December, healthcare (medical, dental, vision), company-paid life, AD&D and disability insurance, and 403b retirement plan with an employer contribution.    

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Manager, Professional Learning Partner Guide

Posted by | May 22, 2023 |

Manager, Professional Learning Partner Guide

The preferred application deadline is June 12, 2023. After this date we do not guarantee review of submissions.

 

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

At Rivet Education, we believe that if teachers have access to high-quality instructional and curriculum-based professional learning, then teaching and learning will improve. We partner with state and local education agencies to deploy strategies that increase this access to learning to ensure students receive the educational opportunities they want and deserve.  In service of our mission, we offer a suite of services and products to our partner agencies:

  • CONSULT: Rivet consults with state and local education agencies to help them develop academic strategies to scale educators’ access to high quality instructional materials and curriculum-based professional learning.
  • CONNECT: Our digital, membership-based platform, RivetCONNECT, connects state and local education leaders to the support, expertise, and talent needed to successfully implement high-quality curricula.
  • CHOOSE: Rivet’s flagship tool, the Professional Learning Partner Guide, helps state and local education leaders choose a professional learning partner from a vetted list of organizations that provide the best curriculum-based professional learning services in the country.
  • CHECK: Rivet offers professional learning diagnostic tools and audit services to help state and local education leaders check the quality of curriculum implementation in schools.

 

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Rivet Education is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and  mission-aligned leader to serve as the organization’s Manager, Professional Learning Partner Guide, responsible for leading all aspects of the guide’s oversight as well as related management for additional, related Rivet products as needed.

The Manager, Professional Learning Partner Guide is a full-time remote/flexible position that reports to Rivet’s Director of Product and includes occasional travel (5 to 10%).

Key Responsibilities 

Professional Learning Partner Guide management (70% of time)

Reviewer Management

  • Recruit, select and train Professional Learning Partner Guide content reviewers 
  • Staff review teams for Professional Learning Partner Guide application cycles
  • Communicate updates and other relevant information to Rivet’s reviewer pool
  • Manage reviewer logistics for the Professional Learning Partner Guide application process, including contracts and invoices

Provider Management

  • Identify potential professional learning providers for the Professional Learning Partner Guide 
  • Communicate application cycle logistics and lead training for potential Professional Learning Partner Guide applicants
  • Support applicants throughout the review process
  • Communicate updates and other relevant information to existing Professional Learning Partner Guide providers

Project Management

  • Manage project timelines and processes for updates to Rivet’s reviewer and provider portals
  • Provide support for Professional Learning Partner Guide communications and products (formatting, copy-editing, and similar tasks)
  • Manage general inquiries about the Professional Learning Partner Guide review process

General management and support (30% of time) 

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of RivetCONNECT, including, but not limited to RFP and resume reviews and postings; customer and talent recruitment for RivetCONNECT; membership management, including customer support, payment, contracts
  • Manage other responsibilities as directed by manager (10% of time)

 

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

We are deeply committed to identifying an amazing candidate for this role. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of the below qualifications or you have a less traditional background.

  • Strong mission-alignment including the belief that all students can succeed, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, or ability; a deep understanding of the importance of the role high-quality curriculum and curriculum-based professional learning play; and belief in and commitment to Rivet’s core values
  • 3+ years experience in public, PK–12 U.S. education and providing or managing curriculum-based professional learning for teachers and leaders in a school or district setting
  • Demonstrated ability to project plan and manage multi-layered projects involving multiple stakeholders on time and within budget 
  • Exceptional learning, problem-solving, and synthesis skills
  • Flexible and adaptable orientation with an appreciation for the fact that the ultimate design and execution of a project often looks different than the original idea
  • Excellent empathy and written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact well with a diverse range of constituents and stakeholders

 

COMPENSATION 

Rivet Education offers competitive compensation commensurate with work experience and location. The annual salary for this position will be between 70K and 80K.  We offer comprehensive benefits, including a full employer paid insurance package with health, dental, vision, life, and short- and long-term disability insurance; unlimited vacation; and the option for end-of-year bonus based on company and personal performance.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Rivet Education is an equal opportunity employer. The purpose of this policy is to effectuate principles and mandates that are in accordance with anti-discrimination laws. Rivet Education prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Rivet Education conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Employees should refer questions or concerns to their supervisor or the Human Resource Representative. Appropriate disciplinary action may be taken against any employee willfully violating this policy. The officers and/or Co-Founders of Rivet Education will be responsible for the dissemination of this policy. Directors, managers, and supervisors are responsible for implementing equal employment practices within each department. The HR department is responsible for overall compliance and will maintain personnel records in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

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Director

Posted by | May 5, 2023 |

Watershed Advisors is looking for a Director to join our team. As a fully remote organization, our team is set up to work collaboratively on projects across the country every day. This role can be based anywhere in the United States.

About Watershed Advisors

Building on the deep public sector leadership experience of its team, Watershed Advisors supports governments to design, implement, and scale transformative education plans. We match proven education and workforce ideas, investors seeking social impact, and bold governmental leaders across the country. We then embed teams of experts within government agencies, coordinating multi-year efforts to implement, communicate, finance, and evaluate ideas to impact generations of American learners and job seekers in need of access and opportunity.

The Opportunity
At Watershed, Directors are core members of the team, who lead projects, manage analysts, and engage with clients on solutions that matter for students. Directors’ day-to-day work varies by project, but responsibilities include:

  • Contribute original thinking to build, shape, and evolve strategy and goals for Watershed projects
  • Partner with senior leaders to define project goals
  • Lead project teams to build workplans and manage the day-to-day workflow of projects ensuring that goals are met
  • Work collaboratively with analysts and senior leaders to draft deliverables (reports, presentations, briefing material, and other written communications) that communicate clear recommendations for clients
  • Facilitate internal team and client meetings that have clear objectives, value the insights of all participants, and lead to actionable steps that support the project goals
  • Build relationships and collaborate with clients, subcontractors, and other external stakeholders
  • Work closely with other members of the Watershed team to review work, provide feedback, and exchange ideas
  • Actively shape and support the growth of a newly established organization

Skills and Characteristics

We are looking for people who care deeply about education and its role in society, and who are eager to learn about approaches to improving the United States’ system of public education, from birth to postsecondary to the workforce. At Watershed, we work with a wide variety of clients and are seeking team members with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We encourage people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, and others with diverse experiences to apply for this role.

Directors must have:

  • Strong people and project management skills. Directors are able to manage internal and client facing teams to ensure that all the goals of multi-faceted projects are achieved.
  • Facilitation acumen. Directors must be able to facilitate diverse groups, both internal and client facing, to solve complicated problems.
  • Relationship building. Directors are the day-to-day contact for clients and are in regular communication with all levels of the Watershed organization. Their ability to build meaningful relationships with all individuals is critical to their success.
  • A growth orientation, including curiosity about new ideas and approaches to work, and openness to feedback and to learning new skills.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset that leads to flexibility and creativity in pursuit of goals and resilience in the face of setbacks.
  • A focus on outcomes, with a history of achieving goals despite challenges.
  • Strong organizational skills, including time-management systems and the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Collegiality. At Watershed, we work collaboratively, engaging others in decisions, exchanging and challenging one another’s ideas and assumptions, and providing deep feedback on all written material. We expect every member of the team to embrace this approach, and to operate with transparency, integrity, and a sense of humor.
  • A personal commitment to social justice. At Watershed, we believe that systemic, longstanding bias within our nation’s institutions has too often harmed Black and brown Americans, low-income individuals and families, people with disabilities, and immigrants. Our work aims to build systems that serve all people and that bolster the prosperity and rights of those who have been excluded from educational and economic opportunity.

Experience

The ideal candidate will have deep, demonstrated expertise in public policy and will have laterally and/or vertically managed a group to achieve significant results. Professional experience in early childhood services, K-12 education, higher education, or workforce development is preferred but not required.

Compensation
The complete compensation for this position is $120,000-$130,000 and includes a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, life and AD&D insurance, paid sick and personal leave, and stipends for work-from-home expenses and professional development. All employees are eligible for end of year bonus pay. Final salary will be determined based on experience and qualifications.

Location
This position is fully remote.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Watershed is an equal-opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

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Executive Director

Posted by | May 3, 2023 |

Executive Director

Organization: First State Educate (including First State Action Fund and Act Together For Kids)

Reports to: Boards of Trustees of First State Educate and First State Action Fund

Start date: June 2023

Location: Delaware

The preferred application deadline for this position is May 29, 2023. Please note that we do not guarantee review of applications after this date.

 

About the Organization

First State Educate, a 501(c)(3); First State Action Fund, a 501(c)(4); and Act Together For Kids, a political action committee (three separate but complementary entities collectively referred to as First State Educate or FSE herein) were formed in 2019 to align and elevate the work and voices of community advocates and practitioners to create and sustain the policy and political conditions needed for a thriving education system in Delaware (DE).

Through collective action, FSE:

  • Changes decision makers through a statewide pipeline of people for school board service.
  • Changes the conversation through family efficacy and demand.
  • Changes the culture of innovation by removing policy barriers to excellence and introducing opportunities to solve problems creatively.

During our first four and a half years, we have made progress including:

  • Catalyzing and empowering collective work: the Advocacy Council of charter school and education leaders; Rise Up Delaware, a statewide family advocacy group; FaCE, a coalition of family facing organizations tackling improved education funding and representation; and the Wilmington Learning Collaborative, a group of highest needs schools embracing innovation and autonomy
  • Electing twelve courageous people (with seven additional candidacies) to school board seats who are standing up for teacher conditions and student outcomes
  • Proposing and passing legislation to increase transparency and encourage engagement on school boards
  • Raising $3,000,000 in contributions to fund the above efforts

 

Position Overview

Deeply committed to the organizations’ mission, the Executive Director (ED) works relentlessly to create opportunities, build philanthropic support, and partner with families, educators, candidates, policy-makers, and state and local education leaders to drive continued progress in DE’s schools. The ED is responsible for building the organizations’ strategic vision, ensuring robust execution of advocacy initiatives, and overseeing the fiscal health, team culture and management, and day-to-day functioning of FSE. The ED will build the organization from a five year start-up to a sustained, galvanizing force of change that sets and executes on sequenced, longer-term people and policy goals with creativity, credibility, and an expansive belief of what is possible in Delaware.

The ED role is a full-time hybrid DE-based position.  FSE utilizes a shared work space for in-person team work. In-person work is often necessary, given the relationship-focused nature of the position.

 

Key Responsibilities

Strategy and Leadership 

  • Develop and sustain a clear and compelling vision in collaboration with staff and boards for accelerating the rate of progress and closing gaps for all students in DE
  • Execute on strategic priorities while being opportunistic with new information, shifting needs, data, and alliances
  • Lead, align, invest and collaborate on existing and emerging priorities, including school board pipelines and races, changing the state’s education funding system, and developing a culture of innovation and problem solving
  • Demonstrate strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and FSE’s organizational values in all aspects of leadership
  • Oversee change management as needed in partnership with key stakeholders including boards and outgoing ED

Partnerships and Advocacy

  • Build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, exercise influence, and organize and deploy resources toward specific policy outcomes
  • Organize, invest, and sustain a broad coalition of funders, education organizations, community groups, student-focused school board and related candidates, and others to advocate for policies and practices that improve outcomes
  • Foster and maintain ongoing communication with partners and coalition members
  • Lead a multi-dimensional communications strategy that generates support for catalyzing change
  • Seek, train and elect aligned candidates for public office
  • Offer ongoing support and resources toward leaders and efforts of traditionally marginalized communities

People and Team Management

  • Recruit and hire a strong, diverse, high-performing staff
  • Lead and provide oversight to FSE staff, ensuring sound management and the meeting or exceeding of team goals and commitments
  • Support, develop, and retain staff, providing feedback, performance management support, and professional growth and leadership opportunities
  • Foster a strong, productive, and positive team culture and sense of morale within a growth-minded, accountable, and inclusive environment
  • Manage contracted partners toward specific project aims

Fundraising

  • Lead organizations’ C3, C4, and PAC fundraising efforts
  • Build and maintain a donor base and raise funds from board members, individuals, foundations, and businesses and other sources at a scale necessary to achieve success
  • Cultivate and continue relationships with new and existing donors in partnership with the board and partners to serve as sustaining anchors to further FSE’s work

Financial/Operational Management

  • Develop and manage the organizations’ annual budget as a responsible fiscal steward
  • Manage operational aspects of the organization, including legal, finance/budget, and compliance with support from the boards; build and refine internal operational processes towards an enduring institution

 

Preferred Qualifications 

We are deeply committed to identifying an amazing candidate for this role. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of the below qualifications or you have a less traditional background.

  • Prior work experience including:
    • Experience working with K-12 schools, ideally in an external-facing role; experience working in or with DE schools strongly preferred
    • Experience leading advocacy or election campaigns, ideally for education-related priorities
    • Experience leading teams and/or an organization
  • Knowledge of education policy, politics, elections, and critical education issues and the opportunities and barriers facing students, educators, and political candidates, particularly in DE
  • Strong mission alignment including demonstrated focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion; commitment to FSE’s core values (Speak up, Show up, Act Together); a deep conviction about the potential for change; and belief in the mission of dramatically improving education in DE
  • Leadership style that embraces humility, confidence, persistence, and disruption
  • Authentic desire and willingness to listen to, learn from, and connect with diverse  stakeholders and a strong track record of relationship building and management and working across lines of difference around a shared aim
  • Exceptional communication skills across a variety of mediums
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising and fiscal and operational management
  • Experience effectively managing, motivating, and supporting individuals and teams to achieve impact

 

Compensation

The annual salary for this position will be between $135,000 and $175,000, depending on experience. FSE also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, 401k with match, monthly $25 towards cell phone; a hybrid work environment, vacation, and holidays.

 

Commitment

We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff and contractors, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.

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Executive Director, Research, Data, and Analytics

Posted by | May 1, 2023 |

Denver Public Schools – Executive Director, Research, Data, and Analytics

DENVER, COLORADO

Essential Functions and Objectives:

  • Responsible for leading multiple key data and accountability functions within DPS. Directs, plans and oversees large scale initiatives and strategies. Implements and achieves strategic plans, translates district vision into operational goals, and sets the highest standards of excellence.
  • Leads academic and operational research, evaluation, analysis and accountability functions for the District in the service of equitable outcomes for students, data informed decision making and data driven service delivery.
  • Plans, implements, and supervises an on-going program of research, evaluation, data management, and measurement development, including survey design.
  • Promotes a modern culture of data across the District through leadership of data governance, data quality and data management efforts, including a data management council and establishment of data standards. Identify and oversee partnerships with external entities to drive various workstreams.
  • Reports to Associate Chief of Strategic Operations. As part of a values-based organization, co-creates and works to achieves Board of Education ends policies and goals through our shared commitment to Students First, Integrity, Equity, Collaboration, Accountability and Fun.
  • Plans, assigns and supervises the work performed in the areas of responsibility and ensures compliance with District policy and practices and appropriate federal, state and local rules and regulations.
  • Leads several teams within the department to effectively serve the needs of schools leaders, teachers and supervisors; district leadership; state; staff; and community in capturing district data, analyzing results and collaborating to communicate outcomes to a variety of audiences.
  • Plans and delivers presentations to the superintendent and members of the senior leadership team to ensure common understanding of district data and identify action strategies.
  • Effectively collaborates with various teams and departments throughout the organization (e.g., Office of Schools, Operational Teams) to provide analytics and tools (e.g., dashboards) to drive organizational effectiveness.
  • Ensures delivery of high quality professional development in the interpretation and application of data.
  • Oversees all federal and state accountability systems of rewards and sanctions related to student performance and compliance of accountability measures and other measures as necessary.
  • Develops effective accountability and reporting tools and provides district-wide guidance and expertise in the collection, analysis and communication of student and school data in order to inform district decision-making; leads analysis of annual and short cycles of student performance data and interpretation and communication of identified patterns to relevant parties, according to identified student needs.
  • Oversees the development, coordination, and communication of all district-wide research projects, conducted by internal and external groups and ensures compliance with district policies and procedures; surveys educational research findings and develops effective methods of communicating and disseminating the salient related findings to district personnel along with recommendations for applicability to the District’s educational programs.
  • Collaborates on teacher effectiveness system, with direct responsibility for leading the development and operation of a system to measure student outcomes as well as the student perception survey of teacher effectiveness.
  • Serves as a primary resource in developing or selecting, administering, interpreting and reporting the District’s program evaluations.
  • Serves as a liaison between the District, state and other educational agencies in the development, coordination, and implementation of new programs for instructional improvement.

 

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years of leadership experience in federal, state and district accountability or research experience for large districts.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.
  • Ability to effectively lead a function, focusing function on strategic goals.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement long-range goals, establish priorities, and organize resources.
  • Demonstrated experience performing as an effective leader and team player, recognizing and resolving conflicts or potentially controversial situations through diplomacy.
  • Strong interpersonal, coaching and leadership skills, including the ability to lead a high-performing team.
  • Demonstrated exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex information in a readily accessible manner with a variety of audiences.
  • Looks for ways to significantly improve business performance and growth.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with individuals at all different levels in the organization.
  • Encourages diversity and mutual respect among team members and demonstrates compassion and sensitivity.
  • Proven ability to positively impact educational programs through the constructive use of data to inform planning and instruction.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Measurement, Evaluation; Psychometrics; or Masters in Educational Leadership or related field required.
  • Master’s Degree is preferred.

Other information:

The COO Office has a dynamic team of highly experienced people working to maintain the integrity of Denver Public Schools and the accountability of what we do as a team. We strive to meet all of the needs of our schools, Administrative buildings and constituents. The operations team encompasses Facilities, Enterprise Management, Transportation, Technology, School of Choice, Planning and Assessment, Safety and Security, Program Management, Operations Outreach and Engagement, Finance and Operations Support Services. We are the building blocks of the operations side of Denver Public Schools. We stand on our core values Integrity, Accountability, Equity, Collaboration, Fun and of course Students First. There are a lot of opportunities for anyone looking to work in an innovative, caring, and fast paced, growing entity. Come and check out Team DPS.

Salary Range:

  • $123,711-$143,466
  • Traditional 235 work days
  • FTE: 1.0

Additional Information:

About Denver Public Schools:

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.

DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth. Learn more at dpsk12.org.

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Regional Development Director

Posted by | April 19, 2023 |

Our Why and What We Do

Teach Plus is a national nonprofit whose mission is to empower excellent, experienced, and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that advance equity, opportunity, and student access. The Teach Plus team exists to breathe life into the Student Opportunity Mandate: All students should have the opportunity to achieve their potential in an education system defined by its commitment to equity, responsiveness to individual needs, and ability to prepare students for postsecondary success. At the heart of our work is advocacy for collective impact, beginning with classroom teachers.

 

At Teach Plus, we believe in equity-driven teacher leadership. When we invest in developing our most talented teachers into teacher leaders who are well-informed, persuasive, and prepared to lead, they have deep leverage in advancing equity for students, especially for students of color, low-income students, and those from underserved communities. To close the opportunity gap and to ensure equitable access to a world-class education for all students in the schools and communities we serve, we ignite systems change at multiple levels through our Policy Fellowship and Instructional Leadership programs designed to inspire and equip teachers. We are committed to leading change in our Equity Focus Areas.

 

What You’ll Do

We are seeking two Regional Development Directors to join a growing, collaborative national development team tasked with scaling up the organization’s philanthropic base across a number of states. Reporting to the Vice President (VP) of Development, each Regional Development Director will partner with executive directors in 6-8 states to build and maintain relationships with current and prospective funders, partner with the Communications and Program teams to co-develop funder communications tools and collateral, and help to maintain the operational systems required to manage an efficient development department. 

 

The position requires a highly organized and self-motivated professional who has experience managing diverse funding sources and pipelines, including philanthropy, major gifts, and individual giving efforts, exercises the highest level of discretion, and can work independently while coordinating with team members located in multiple locations toward meeting the organization’s total annual fundraising goal of $13M+.

 

Roles & Responsibilities

The core responsibilities of the Regional Development Director include the following:

  • Partner with the Executive Directors in 6-8 states and the office of the Chief Executive Officer to expand fundraising pipelines through prospect research and screening, attending events, collaborating with teams on grants, developing relationships with donors, stewardship, and personalized engagement plans;
  • Work with Teach Plus leadership to identify, cultivate, and request gifts from high-net-worth individuals within the region;
  • Serve as Portfolio Manager for Executive Directors, developing and supporting the execution of the overall strategy to build and maintain strong relationships with current and prospective funders; 
  • Lead preparation for and participate in funder meetings in partnership with Executive Directors and national team members;
  • In partnership with the Development Team, author concept papers, funder communications, proposals, reports, and other documents to support the maintenance of strong relationships and timely submission of grant proposals and reports to funders;
  • Co-develop systems and reporting using the Salesforce platform to accurately track cultivation and the status of fundraising pipelines, and to allow for future expansion to other states over time;
  • In partnership with the VP of Development, support and co-lead professional development on fundraising skills and strategies for the broader Teach Plus community;
  • Collaborate across Teach Plus functions (Finance, Programs, Evaluation, Communications, etc) to drive continuous improvement; and
  • Serve as a bridge for cross-functional collaboration across Teach Plus teams to strategically communicate our work more broadly and oversee the production of key collateral and content and project manage key development initiatives.

 

Additionally, each Regional Development Director will lead on key initiatives in support of departmental and organizational goals depending upon their areas of expertise and interests in one or more of the following areas:

 

Individual Giving

The Regional Development Director may partner with the VP of Development to develop and execute an individual giving strategy, supporting major gifts in states and at the national level, including: 

  • Conduct prospect research to identify potential donors in Teach Plus states;
  • Develop messaging and collateral to support individual giving and major gifts strategy;
  • Provide professional development; and 
  • Support executive directors in developing advisory boards, planning events, etc.

 

CEO Support

The Regional Development Director may partner with the CEO to support funder communications and prepare for funder meetings, including:

  • Conduct prospect research on prospective foundations and donors, and produce briefing materials and talking points for the CEO;
  • Draft funder communications for CEO; and
  • Manage calendar of CEO fundraising meetings.

 

New Site Development

The Regional Development Director may partner with the Chief of Policy, Planning & External Affairs to engage in new site development, identifying additional states and communities for Teach Plus expansion, including:

  • Conduct prospect research to identify potential funders in new states and districts;
  • Meet with prospective donors to discuss expansion; and
  • Create collateral, concept papers, and funder proposals to support new site expansion.

 

Communications Tools and Strategy

The Regional Development Director may also work across a number of departments to increase Teach Plus’ ability to tell its story through a variety of media, including:

  • Collaborate with the VP of Development and Program Team to lead the development and revision of collateral materials used in partnership development;
  • Partner with the Communications team to adapt and create funder-facing communications pieces that can be used by sites across the network; and 
  • Partner with VP of Development to support the Communications team in the collection and creation of impact stories across the network.

 

What You’ll Need to be Successful

  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, including at least 3-5 years of cultivating and prospecting funders;
  • Proven track record of soliciting and closing individual, corporate, and/or foundation gifts and grants; experience in education, nonprofit or philanthropic organizations and/or within the region or similar regional structure a significant plus;
  • Exceptional organizational skills; demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; and ability to meet deadlines;
  • Excellent relationship-building and interpersonal skills;
  • Proven writing, editing, and oral communications skills;
  • Self-motivated, with strong problem-solving abilities and strong attention to detail;
  • A passionate commitment to advancing equity and improving public education, including supporting outstanding and diverse teachers to contribute to the success of all students;
  • Salesforce experience preferred.

Commitment to Diversity

To better serve the teachers and students at the core of our mission, Teach Plus is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identities to apply to our positions.

 

Location  

This position will be conducted virtually (primarily from a home office), with occasional travel (10%).  Candidates located in Teach Plus sites or who have experience fundraising in Teach Plus sites will be prioritized. A successful candidate will have the ability to build relationships and meet with potential funders in partner sites (in-person and/or remotely).

 

What We Offer

The starting salary range for this position is $110,000-$120,000, and salary will be determined based on the selected candidate’s specific qualifications, years of relevant experience, specialized knowledge, and internal equity.  Teach Plus provides a comprehensive benefits package and time-off, including 15 vacation days, 3 personal days, 5 sick days, 13 holidays, July break, Winter break, paid parental leave, and a 4-week paid sabbatical for every five years of service.

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Executive Director

Posted by | April 17, 2023 |

ABOUT CENTRO TYRONE GUZMAN

Centro Tyrone Guzman is a multi-service non-profit organization serving low-income Latine families in Minnesota. As one of the oldest and largest Minneapolis-based multi-service organizations, Centro is proud to not only represent a diverse group of staff and community members but also to continue to build an inclusive culture that honors, supports, and celebrates the rich cultural identity and unique voices of the Latine community.

Centro Tyrone Guzman’s mission is to strengthen the well-being of Latine families through a holistic and intergenerational approach to education, health, and wellness.

To learn more about programming and services, visit Centro Tyrone Guzman.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

Centro Tyrone Guzman is seeking a visionary and experienced Executive Director to lead the organization and build upon their reputation as a trusted resource for the community. The Executive Director will be responsible for overseeing the development and execution of strategic plans, ensuring the financial sustainability of the organization, and managing a dedicated team of staff and volunteers.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for uplifting the Latine community and demonstrates a strong commitment to the values and goals of Centro Tyrone Guzman. Values include respect, social change, collaboration, integrity, and inclusion.

How you work and what you values:

  • You have a deep and authentic commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and are eager to manage staff, engage multi-generational families, and support our community
  • You will be excited to innovate, enjoy the iterative nature of that work, and are an entrepreneurial and self starter
  • You enjoy working on a team and will operate in ways that will build trust with teammates (integrity, reliability, empathy, etc.)
  • You enjoy managing others and are adept at coaching and developing others to strong job performance and satisfaction outcomes

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Executive Director’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Leadership and Strategic Planning
    • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to develop and implement long-term strategic plans that align with the organization’s mission and values.
    • Serve as a thought leader and advocate for the Latine community, promoting equity, social justice, and community engagement.
    • Regularly assess and refine the organization’s vision and strategic goals, ensuring ongoing relevance to community needs and priorities.
    • Cultivate and maintain relationships with community members, partner organizations, government agencies, and other stakeholders to ensure strong collaboration and support for Centro Tyrone Guzman’s initiatives.
  • Financial Acumen and Fundraising
    • Develop and manage annual budgets, ensuring the financial stability and sustainability of the organization.
    • Identify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors as well as prospective new corporate partnerships.
    • Oversee fundraising efforts, including grant writing, individual and corporate donor cultivation, and special events.
    • Ensure compliance with all financial reporting and auditing requirements
  • Program Development and Management
    • Oversee the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services that address the needs of the community and further the organization’s mission.
    • Ensure the highest quality of programs by implementing best practices, setting performance benchmarks, and continuously evaluating program effectiveness.
    • Develop and maintain partnerships with other community organizations, educational institutions, and service providers to enhance program offerings and maximize the impact of Centro Tyrone Guzman’s work.
  • Staff Management and Organizational Wellness
    • Provide inspiring leadership and effective management to a diverse team of staff and volunteers.
    • Foster a positive and inclusive work environment that encourages teamwork, innovation, and professional development.
    • Empower staff to take charge of key initiatives; create professional development opportunities that have a positive impact on staff training and retention.
    • Ensure staff is aligned and collaborates to achieve organizational results.
    • Develop and maintain internal performance processes that ensure accountability and encourage high-level performance.
  • Advocacy and Community Engagement
    • Serve as a passionate and knowledgeable ambassador for Centro Tyrone. Guzman, representing the organization in the community, with funders, and in the media.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with community partners, local government, funders, and other stakeholders to advance the organization’s mission.
    • Advocate for the needs and interests of the Latine community at the local, state, and national levels.
    • Engage with the community to build awareness, support, and participation in Centro Tyrone Guzman’s programs and services.

 

KEY EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

What you’ve accomplished (required):

  • 8+ years of professional work experience with 5+ years of direct management experience
  • Demonstrated passion for nonprofit and community impact
  • Experience managing full-time staff members to strong job performance and satisfaction while centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Proven track record of developing direct reports and cultivating a high performing team
  • Experience serving or working with historically marginalized communities and holds an asset-based belief in our families and communities
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)

Skills you have developed and knowledge you have acquired:

  • A highly relational professional with the capacity to build strong, trusting relationships with both staff, participants, and community stakeholders
  • Strong visionary leader who galvanizes others and influences actions internally and externally
  • Effective project manager who manages competing priorities and implements strategy with fidelity
  • A strategist who approaches work through an intentional lens in service of thoughtful prioritization, purposeful pivots, and contingency planning to ensure outcomes are met
  • An experienced fundraising professional with the ability to secure revenue from various funding streams

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

The Executive Director is a full-time, overtime-exempt role with a competitive base salary range of $90,000-$110,000. Benefits include health, life, and disability insurance, retirement benefits, paid vacation, holidays, and sick time. Additional benefits include free parking and discounted childcare services. This position requires work to be done in person and on-site in Minneapolis.

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Director of Charter School Growth

Posted by | April 8, 2023 |

THE ORGANIZATION

The mission of the Colorado League of Charter Schools is to improve student achievement by supporting Colorado’s charter schools, positively reshaping the public school landscape, and advancing opportunities for innovation and expanded high-quality public school choice. The League is committed to helping charter schools reach higher levels of student performance and overall success by providing information and resources, including technical support, advocacy, public relations assistance, and much more.

Membership with the League is open to all charter schools in Colorado. The League also provides guidance and technical assistance for developing charter school groups, such as charter application reviews, contract negotiations, and general start-up support.

In 2022-23, there were 269 charter schools in Colorado serving 137,000 students. Charter school enrollment in Colorado equals nearly 16% of total public school enrollment.

THE ROLE

The Director of Charter School Growth is responsible for proactive work to support the growth and expansion of sustainable, equitable, and high-quality charter schools across the state. This role reports to the VP of School Services, and responsibilities will include the following:

Strategic Leadership

  • Develop a comprehensive program and partnership strategy for supporting the growth of charter schools through enrollment expansion, replication, and successful new school launches, particularly in some of our state’s most historically underserved communities
  • Build tailored capacity-building strategies for school leaders in the areas of enrollment, charter authorization and renewal, political engagement, and founding school operations 
  • Establish clear and ambitious goals, develop methods of progress tracking and monitoring, and refine strategies and approaches over time to increase impact
  • Synthesize and leverage relevant statewide charter approval and new charter school data to inform approaches
  • Lead design, selection, distribution, and reporting for the League’s school planning grants
  • Support the planning, selection, and facilitation of signature League sessions and events, including the annual Colorado Charter Schools conference

School Growth Partnerships & Collaboration

  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the school growth space across the state, including CDE, growth support partners, and district authorizers
  • Collaborate with partners to expand the resources and knowledge available to prospective new school founders via materials sharing, in-person events, webinars, online tutorials, etc.
  • Support the process of surfacing and supporting prospective new school founders within existing school and community networks
  • Collaborate on regional and statewide advocacy and development efforts to enable school growth
  • Support fundraising at the League and with partners with the goal of expanding resources for teams aiming to meet the needs of underserved students and communities

School Leader Support

  • Support member schools with enrollment expansion, site expansions, replications and charter renewal and appeals
  • Develop tailored strategies and programming to support new school founders from 18 months prior to opening through the first 1-2 years after launch, focusing on school operations
  • Engage school leaders in learning opportunities related to successful launch and expansion efforts through 1X1 coaching and advising, including conducting charter application reviews and mock charter approval interviews
  • Design, build, and manage key school leader support materials for startup and expansion success, including guides, roadmaps for success, and a centralized resource center to connect school leaders with funders, training, and community partnerships
  • Field inquiries and hold informational conversations with prospective and existing school founders that reach out directly for support

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated commitment to educational equity and alignment with the mission of The Colorado League of Charter Schools
  • Leadership experience in K-12 education or an adjacent issue area, including roles involving consulting, coaching/advising, partnership development, and/or program facilitation aimed at supporting leaders in the field; experience supporting school leaders or founders preferred
  • Track record of success building and leading an organizational function, including developing strategies and systems, managing resources, partnerships, and vendor/contractor relationships, and using data-driven approaches to achieve ambitious goals
  • Demonstrated expertise in charter regulations, K-12 education policy and politics, school startup/expansion work, and/or school operations preferred
  • Strong skills in the design of adult learning content and programming, including experience developing effective 1X1 coaching sessions, small and large group sessions, cohort experiences, and a variety of supporting materials (guides, reports, online tutorials, information platforms, etc.)
  • Strong relationship builder, connector, collaborator, and facilitator, with experience building trusting relationships and partnerships across a wide range of stakeholders
  • Experience in marketing or communications preferred
  • Entrepreneurial orientation, with comfort in ambiguity, strong creative problem-solving skills, a self-starting and action-oriented mindset, and an ability to juggle many priorities and projects at once
  • Experience and comfort working in communities that are racially, ideologically, and socioeconomically diverse
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Suite and video online platforms such as Zoom and WebEx; Data management experience preferred
  • Spanish fluency a plus

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This is a hybrid remote and in-office role, with a requirement of working at least two days per week in the Denver, Colorado office to attend in-person staff and team meetings. Outside of those two days, there is flexibility to work off-site or remotely. Occasional off-site travel will be required to attend meetings and events in target geographies across Colorado, as well as occasional evening and weekend availability to attend key events.

The League’s Core Values are:

  • Mission and vision are at the heart of everything we do.
  • Care and respect come first.
  • We pursue honesty and transparency.
  • We seek to co-create and collaborate.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

The salary range for this role is $100,000-$115,000. The League offers medical and dental insurance after a 30-day to the first of the month waiting period, including 100% premium coverage for the employee on multiple medical plans.  The company also offers generous PTO, 20 days of Holiday pay and a company-matching 401k plan.

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Principal / School for the Deaf

Posted by | April 5, 2023 |

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
The principal is the educational leader who brings together and focuses all of the educational resources and support services available in the delivery of the best possible educational program and services to Deaf* students, in alignment with the educational goals of the community.

*We use the word “Deaf” in an inclusive manner to encompass various identities including D/deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, hard of hearing, and late-deafened.

  • Provide leadership to and management of the education programs within the school, consistent with school policies and procedures;
  • Responsibility for making determinations related to all positions within the school, including responsibility for hiring and performance evaluation (including accountability);
  • Fiscal responsibility for the funds allocated to all programs under their direction; and,
  • Responsibility for staying abreast of current educational trends and developments in instruction, curriculum, assessment, technology and discipline as it relates to the education of Deaf students (including those who have additional disabilities and needs).
  • Establish and foster a strong positive climate and culture which is conducive to learning.

JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Positively serve as a leader / team member in the School for the Deaf and of the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) as a whole; facilitate regular scheduled department / team meetings, Professional Learning Community meetings, and participate in school and instructional meetings as required.
  • Contribute and encourage the development of instructional leaders and embed collaborative professional learning model which focuses on improving instructional practice and results in increased student achievement.
  • Develop and interpret objectives of the program for students, staff, parents and the community.
  • Work directly with other program administrators to promote the achievement of schoolwide goals.
  • Collaborate with service providers to ensure appropriate services are being provided.
  • Lead effectively by providing educational programs of excellence to include guiding school reform efforts and implementation and achievement of identified outcomes in the school Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) and Strategic Plan.
  • Ensure appropriate assessments are administered,   analyzed, and applied within the program, monitor and ensure student progress and performance within the program, and participate in student intervention team meetings as needed.
  • Develop student schedules in accordance with the Individualized Educational Program (IEP), in an effort to fully utilize the special skills and abilities of staff for the benefit of the students’ education.
  • Develop and provide opportunities for families to engage in activities which support their understanding of and growth of their children.
  • Provide direction, guidance and support to students to maintain a positive, safe and orderly school climate, consistent with school policies and procedures related to student discipline and incident reporting.
  • Recruit, select, assign, supervise, evaluate, coordinate, and recommend termination as necessary the work of assigned staff, including teachers, paraprofessionals, volunteers and other support staff consistent with school policies and procedures.
  • Support staff related to the achievement of individual performance goals and objectives, to include documentation of observations and data performance meetings.
  • Ensure appropriate daily learning environment coverage to include scheduling and supervision of substitute teachers / paraprofessionals.
  • Determine needs and make recommendations concerning the acquisition of curriculum, resources, technology, supplies, equipment, and specially designed aids necessary to support the needs of Deaf student.
  • Encourage and facilitate working relationships among instructional, related service and other support staff.
  • Coordinate with Facilities staff to ensure the care and safekeeping of school buildings, grounds and all equipment therein.
  • Assist as requested to coordinate and maintain student records; supervise and review the preparation of student reports.
  • Coordinate and maintain necessary records related to all federal and special projects assigned.
  • Maintain professional competence and growth through participation in educational / professional development activities and through organizational memberships, publications, conferences, courses, etc., and design and implement professional development activities for staff.
  • Actively support teachers across the school with bilingual instruction to ensure they adhere to CSDB’s philosophy.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in education or related field from a regionally accredited college or university; master’s degree in Deaf Education preferred.
  • Must hold or be eligible for appropriate educator licensure in the State of Colorado endorsed as a Special Education Specialist: Deaf / hard-of-hearing, or comparable endorsement.
  • Must hold or be eligible for appropriate educator licensure in the State of Colorado as an Initial Principal or Professional Principal.
  • Five (5) years successful experience as a teacher, administrator, or similar position (preferred in the field of Deaf Education and/or Special Education); three (3) years of administrative and/or supervisory experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the Advanced (3+) skill level, as demonstrated through an appropriate assessment tool and according to school policy / procedure.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • Knowledge and ability to create a vision and lead an educational program that is interdisciplinary in nature and addresses the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of Deaf students and students with additional disabilities.
  • Ability to develop a strong working relationship and a shared vision of the future with staff members, school personnel, parents, students and alumni by fostering a climate of trust/harmony and effectively involving others in planning and decision-making.
  • Demonstrate competence in staff recruitment, selection, training, supervision, and evaluation.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to act effectively under stress.
  • Ability to motivate, encourage, and work with staff to ensure outstanding performance as well as good morale.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply current trends in education and promising practices in the education of Deaf students and students with additional disabilities.
  • Unwavering commitment to ensure Deaf students receive quality bilingual instruction, make accelerated educational progress in both languages (ASL and English), and reach or exceed their academic goals.
  • Thorough knowledge of curriculum and high-quality evidence-based instructional strategies and practices necessary to promote high levels of achievement.
  • Knowledge of appropriate and formative assessments and the ability to analyze the data gathered to inform decision-making. Including knowledge of systemic approaches to collaborative data-based problem solving (i.e. Professional Learning Communities or Multi-Tiered Systems of Support problem solving teams).
  • Knowledge of and ability to use technology to perform the requirements of the position (i.e. Microsoft Office, Zoom, etc); willingness to stay current and develop skills as needed with or without direct support from CSDB.
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to Deaf culture and knowledge of language development and acquisition of Deaf students, including bi-lingual language acquisition.
  • Knowledge of federal and state statutes and laws concerning educational programming.
  • Knowledge of special education (including best practices, laws, IEP development, IEP implementation, etc). Ability to recognize when to collaborate with appropriate staff (Director of Special Education, School Psychologist, or other service providers) when needed.
  • Ability and willingness to communicate effectively with all students.
  • Strong ability to sign, read, and write in English.
  • Strong receptive and expressive fluency in American Sign Language (ASL).
  • Ability to respond effectively and positively to feedback.
  • Ability to participate collaboratively and effectively in team setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
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ELA Teacher (6th-8th Grade)

Posted by | March 20, 2023 |

The Centennial Academy teacher will utilize current strategies and theories to plan, organize and implement instructional strategies for Centennial Academy students through a Project-based Learning environment steeped in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) instruction.

 

$2,000 Signing Bonus

Essential Duties:

  • Provides content-related and appropriate instruction based on Centennial Academy’s PBL and STEAM curriculum
  • Integrates intentional technology into classroom instruction
  • Actively participates and utilizes professional learning, specifically in the PBL and STEAM fields to support innovation
  • Provides a classroom environment which promotes active learning in subject areas
  • Exhibits knowledge of performance-based instruction and assessment
  • Communicates responsibly with all students, parents, colleagues, stakeholders and school leadership
  • Facilitates home-school communication by such means as holding conferences, telephoning, and sending written communications
  • Plans and facilitates rigorous and engaging lessons
  • Works with parents/guardians in all aspects of the student’s educational program
  • Prepares adequately for responsibilities to be assumed when absent
  • Accounts for student attendance and punctuality
  • Follows all county, state, and federal policies and procedures
  • Follows professional ethics in all work-related activities
  • Avoids behaviors which detract from staff morale
  • Builds a classroom structure where challenge is valued and expected
  • Believes that successful outcomes are possible for all students

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • T4-T7 Georgia Certification required
  • Gifted Endorsement, preferred
  • If Georgia Certification has not been acquired, candidates must produce Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) completion assessment data with proficient rating in area(s) of desired teaching field.
  • Works collaboratively within curriculum and instruction to design and implement project-based learning and STEAM instruction
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written

 

Abilities Required:

  • Normal school related working conditions to be expected, i.e. standing, sitting, etc.
  • Ability to collaborate well with others

 

Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

 

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Research and Impact Analyst

Posted by | March 20, 2023 |

Who We Are

At Student Achievement Partners (SAP), we design and share evidence-based literacy and mathematics guidance and resources that center students, particularly those who are marginalized. We share these resources with educators across the country through our website www.achievethecore.org. Our goal is to influence all levels of the system to ensure that:

  • states, districts, and school leaders design coherent instructional systems and policies;
  • teachers apply a vision of rigorous, equitable teaching and learning; and
  • students experience improved understanding of grade-level content and joyful, relevant learning.

We are a diverse team that works in partnership with other passionate change-makers to design tools and resources, professional learning, and other supports, grounded in research and the realities of the classroom.

SAP’s internal structure is designed to support employees to thrive in a collaborative, remote environment that centers equitable design practices. All staff work together to support each member of the team and elevate their talents, skills, and lived experiences. We do this so that each of our skill sets, voices, and personal and professional journeys contribute to the work of ensuring students experience improved understanding of grade-level content and joyful, relevant learning. We value and provide growth opportunities to individuals who demonstrate a commitment to learning about equitable literacy and mathematics instruction, and its impact on the broader education ecosystem.

We use team collaboration software such as Zoom Video Conference, Microsoft Teams, Dropbox and Google Docs to facilitate communication and collaboration while working remotely.

How We Work

We work in project-based design teams that include internal staff and external consultants and co-designers. Working collaboratively, these teams employ an equitable design approach to identify, define, investigate, and address challenges that education stakeholders (systems, educators, and students) are experiencing in the field. To do this work effectively and impactfully, there are nine principles that guide our organization, our work, and our relationships.

About the Position: 

The role of the Research and Impact Analyst  will be to collaborate with the Research Fellow and SAP team members to support the  implementation of project-based embedded research and evaluation methods that will better equip us to engage in continuous learning by measuring and evaluating the impact of our work. SAP is particularly interested in prioritizing  equitable research and evaluation models, especially ones that employ mixed methods approaches.

The Research and Impact Analyst will play a key role in supporting the development and implementation of project evaluation plans, including the  collection, analysis, and dissemination of qualitative and quantitative data. They  will be embedded in projects across SAP’s portfolio contributing expertise and capacity as project teams engage in these evaluation methods. In addition, they will be involved in increasing the skills and knowledge of SAP staff so that they are better equipped to measure and evaluate the impact of their own work. This may include developing and leading workshops, engaging in one-on-one coaching, and/or project embedded support. Finally, the Research and Impact Analyst  will also contribute to  written communications, such as research and evaluation reports or online articles. As a team member of Student Achievement Partners, the Research and Impact Analyst also contributes towards our commitment to becoming an anti-racist and multicultural organization.

The Research and Impact Analyst contributes to SAP by:

  • Supporting and the design and implementation of a new organization-wide systematic approach to project design, which includes embedded equitable evaluation methods that will better equip us to engage in continuous learning by measuring and evaluating the impact of our work.
  • Leading and/or co-leading the design, planning, and implementation of research and evaluation activities at the project level. This includes developing and managing research and evaluation plans and timelines, and monitoring integrity of data collection and use of protocols and procedures.
  • Designing  and implementing qualitative and quantitative data collection instruments (such as surveys and one-on-one and focus group interview guides), data collection processes and procedures, collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, and working with SAP team members to reflect on learnings, and write up findings.
  • Supporting efforts to increase  the skills and knowledge of SAP staff so that they are better equipped to measure and evaluate the impact of their own work. This may include developing and leading workshops, engaging in one-on-one coaching, and/or providing project-embedded support.
  • Collaborating with SAP staff to disseminate project findings internally and externally. This includes scholarly reports, briefs, blog postings, and other products for a variety of audiences, along with presentations to internal and external groups.

Travel will be required quarterly.

Required Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience applying quantitative and/or mixed methods research approaches, preferably in the context of K-12 education and equitable research designs and models
  • A master’s degree in education, psychology, sociology, or a closely related field
  • Deep understanding of K-12 education issues, particularly with regards to instructional practice and educational equity
  • Proficiency with statistical programming software such as STATA or R
  • Proficiency or a willingness to learn qualitative analysis software such as NVivo or Dedoose
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Welcoming of feedback and a commitment to continuous improvement
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently in a remote environment
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals having varying degrees of technical knowledge.
  • High level of initiative, sound judgment, problem-solving skills, and attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience with Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions and FERPA compliance  for school districts preferred
  • Prior experience with database management and data pipeline design preferred
  • Prior experience with executing user experience (UX) research preferred
  • Prior K-12 teaching  experience preferred

Compensation and Benefits

Student Achievement Partners offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience. The salary range for this position is $70,000-90,000, depending on experience. Additionally, Student Achievement Partners provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes unlimited vacation time and  sick days, professional development funds, medical, dental, and vision insurance, FSA, and an employer-sponsored 401k retirement plan.

All employees at Student Achievement Partners work remotely. We use team collaboration software such as Zoom Video Conference, Microsoft Teams, Dropbox and Google Docs to facilitate communication and collaboration.

Student Achievement Partners is an equal opportunity employer, committed to reflecting the diversity of the students we serve. We welcome applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds.

This position is available immediately.

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Marketing Manager

Posted by | March 12, 2023 |

ABOUT US

BranchED is the first and only non-profit organization in the nation that is dedicated to strengthening, growing, and amplifying the impact of educator preparation program at the nation’s minority serving institutions (HBCUs, HSIs, tribal colleges, and others), with the larger goals of both diversifying the teaching profession and intentionally addressing critical issues of educational equity for all students. BranchED serves as the nucleus of a national network of 200+ high impact colleges and universities – located in 38 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands – united around a commitment to increasing the achievement gains of all learners and enhancing the diversity of the nation’s corps of educators. Click here to visit the website.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

BranchED seeks a Marketing Manager who will amplify our programmatic framework and services across platforms to move people to action. This position will play a critical role in extending our audience reach and increasing engagement in order to support our commitment to shift the life outcomes of America’s young people by ensuring the diversity and quality of their teachers.

The Marketing Manager will collaborate closely with members of the Program Team, the Director of Communications, and the executive leadership team to support their marketing work. The role will also partner with external consultants to ensure that BranchED has the appropriate collateral to tell our story to key audiences and advance our program goals.  This individual is an innovative storyteller and uses their creativity to capture stories and develop content that reflects BranchED’s clients and impact. This is an exciting opportunity to have agency and ownership over BranchED’s strategic approach to marketing our work.

The preference is for the Marketing Manager to be based out of Peachtree City, GA area. This position will  report directly to the Vice President for Community Engagement and Partnerships.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Marketing plan and execution

  • Create content that presents newly expanded scope and services that include K-12 districts and additional colleges/universities
  • Develop new marketing strategies and tactics  that increase brand awareness and drive traffic to BranchED
  • Develop successful marketing campaigns from ideation to execution
  • Utilize social media channels to market engaging campaigns that activate engagement; collaborate with Director of Communications to leverage participant stories as an aspect of social media campaigns

Content design and creation

  • Collaborate with partner videographer and photographer in crafting marketing campaigns that showcase our services
  • Partner with Vice President for Community Engagement and Partnerships and program staff to develop action plan that supports program marketing needs

Marketing budget and reporting

  • Manage budget for paid content and advertisement; capture expenses on a monthly basis and ensure funds are allocated accurately
  • Measure and provide reports to Vice President for Community Engagement and Partnerships on the performance of marketing campaigns; utilize data analytics to assess performance

 

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

Success in this position will require the following:

  • You’re an experienced marketing strategist. You bring 4+ years of total marketing work experience with at least 2 years experience managing or supporting marketing campaigns.
  • You’re a social media expert. You have successfully developed marketing content centering your clients and their stories; you have overseen or supported social media and/or website content and analytics.
  • You’re solutions-oriented. You enjoy identifying the challenge and creating the solution to improve effectiveness and efficiency.
  • You’re relational and collaborative. You center relationship-building in your work and know how to build and navigate relationships across teams to move projects forward.
  • You’re an exemplary operator and manager. You are highly organized and effectively project manage cross-functional projects that involve many moving parts, pieces, and collaborators.
  • You’re a continuous learner. You welcome feedback and demonstrate a growth mindset.
  • You’re innovative and proactive. You’re constantly ideating and identifying new ways to approach your work and processes.
  • You’re aligned to our mission, values and commitment to social justice. You understand  the importance of diversifying the teaching profession and intentionally addressing critical issues of educational equity for all students; you apply an inclusive and equitable approach to your work and decision making.

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

  • The salary range for this position is  $65,000 – $75,000. If provided an offer, we will determine salary compensation based on skills, relative work experience, and education. We take into consideration internal equity of our existing team members as part of the offer stage. The range mentioned is the full base salary range for the role. We typically do not hire at the maximum range in order to allow for salary growth.
  • We offer excellent benefits, including the following:
    • Medical insurance with up to 100% employer contribution
    • Dental, vision, FSA, life and disability insurance plans beginning on the 1st of the month after hire date
    • 401 (K) retirement plan with an Employer Match up to 6% of your compensation. Eligibility after 90 days of employment
    • Generous time off including 15 days of paid time off (to be taken for sickness or vacation) and 12 organization-wide holidays
    • Organization-wide and workgroup training
    • A commitment to developing leaders from within the organization
    • An organizational culture that supports staff well-being and holistic selfcare/community care
    • Ample opportunities to connect with the faculty/leaders, students and communities we serve
    • A hybrid work culture with the option to work from home up to two times per week.

 

TIME STATUS

Full-time

 

EEO STATEMENT

BranchED is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates for this search. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. We are not authorized to sponsor the H-1B visa.

The Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or other characteristics covered by law with regard to employment opportunities.

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Executive Director

Posted by | March 10, 2023 |

Background: 

San Antonio Students Succeed (SASS) is a new group of parents, teachers, school leaders and alumni who believe we can help shape the policies that impact our kids and our public education system. We strive to increase access to high-quality educational experiences for San Antonio children.

In order to accomplish this, SASS is seeking to hire an entrepreneurial, connected, energetic, strategic, problem-solving leader to serve as the Founding Executive Director.  The Executive Director will be responsible for establishing SASS as an independent organization to pursue an advocacy agenda to ensure that all students in San Antonio have access to a high-quality education

 

Position Description:

The Executive Director will provide leadership and vision for the new organization; develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders; build and lead a strong team of organizers and communicators; and drive greater civic participation for our community of students, alumni, and families. 

The Executive Director will be an important member of the community, representing San Antonio Students Succeed externally and working closely with community partners, including school leaders, other nonprofit organizations, and elected officials. The Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for SASS’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. Funding is secured for two years as the organization gets off the ground. Beyond the inception period, the Executive Director will share responsibility with the Board of Trustees for securing additional funding to continue sustaining and scaling SASS’s impact.

 

Responsibilities:

Organizational Leadership and Development

  • Develop and cultivate the mission, vision, values, strategic vision, and brand identity of San Antonio Students Succeed.
  • Grow, manage, and support an excellent and diverse team of organizers and communicators; create systems and processes to encourage collaboration, efficiency and results.
  • Oversee SASS’s key operational functions, including finance, accounting, legal, and HR, laying strong foundations that ensure smooth and organized processes that sustain and optimize the organization’s functioning over time.
  • Develop and execute a fundraising plan that will enable the organization to fully realize its strategic vision with the financial resources on hand. 
  • Innovate and expand local fundraising activities, with a strong focus on diversifying our current funding base, particularly by cultivating new individual and grassroots donors, exploring earned revenue opportunities, and stewarding relationships with existing partners.

Advocacy, Organizing, and Communications

  • Evaluate opportunities within the local landscape for families to influence critical decisions at the district and state levels.
  • Develop and execute a voter registration and mobilization strategy to ensure that school families and other student-centered stakeholders are able to fully realize their electoral influence. 
  • Execute strategic advocacy campaigns that enable meaningful policy change aligned to student and family priorities.
  • Recruit and develop candidates for office who will fight for quality education for students
  • Work to elect high quality candidates to office
  • Sustain an effective communications strategy that enhances partnerships and grows a robust grassroots network. 
  • Serve as a knowledgeable spokesperson and strategic communicator for the organization, crafting, editing and conveying messages aligned with our mission and participating in courageous thought partnership that navigates challenging conversations, shifts thinking, and generates buy-in for high-quality educational options.

Relationships and Coalition Building

  • Establish, build trust with, and maintain relationships with other nonprofit organizations, school leaders, candidates for office, elected officials, corporations, schools, media, and donors aligned with SASS’s advocacy strategy and theory of change.
  • Develop and implement a robust, scalable stakeholder engagement strategy geared towards establishing an ongoing dialogue, creating clear feedback loops, and facilitating collaboration with community partners.
  • Develop and implement strategies for engaging, supporting, and mobilizing our community of charter school families, and for ensuring that families are equipped to drive the issues that matter for their children. 

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • 10+ years of experience within government relations, education policy, campaign organizing, and/or advocacy space.
  • Deep passion for educational justice and urgency to dramatically improve outcomes for children, especially for our most vulnerable.
  • Experience working with underrepresented and/or historically marginalized communities, particularly in political, electoral, and organizing settings.
  • Significant leadership experience of an organization, region and/or large program/campaign, including success managing high-performing teams by setting clear, well-defined goals, cultivating strong team relationships,and leveraging accountability and support structures to drive desired outcomes 
  • Political savvy with a demonstrated track record of effectively navigating complex power dynamics, building coalitions, and managing or working on electoral campaigns that have led to meaningful community impact.
  • Demonstrated success deploying marketing, public relations, and fundraising initiatives with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate storyteller with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary communications skills.
  • Strong entrepreneurial orientation, with experience developing an organization or program from scratch, including building key strategies, systems, processes and teams from the ground up.
  • Demonstrated career commitment to equity, anti-racism, and community-driven change
  • Experience working with a Board of Trustees with the ability to cultivate existing Board member relationships and to develop prospective Board directors.

Nice to have:

  • Experience working with schools and/or organizations in the school quality advocacy space. 
  • Experience engaging and maintaining relationships with grant-making organizations and/or individual donors. 
  • Pre-existing relationships with San Antonio decision-makers and experience with local politics.
  • Spanish-language proficiency. 
  • Field and community organizing experience

The salary for this position is $200,000.  SASS provides a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities for meaningful advancement for all team members.

 

SASS is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.

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Senior Manager, Communications

Posted by | February 20, 2023 |

About Great MN Schools

We work to ensure that every child is able to attend an excellent and equitable school that prepares them to thrive in their lives, careers, and communities.   

Great schools that enroll kids from low-income backgrounds make a difference. These students grow academically at twice the rate, are twice as likely to graduate, and are six times as likely to earn a postsecondary degree. We focus on developing and sustaining great schools in Minneapolis for all students through:

  • Creating more high-performing schools for underserved communities. Our school-centered approach starts with identifying schools with strong leaders and culture, and helping them diagnose their strengths and gaps. We facilitate the development of a strategic roadmap, and surround schools with support to ensure the implementation of strategic interventions and evidence-based solutions.
  • Building community partnerships to support underserved families’ ability to navigate K-12 systems. We work with community organizations to provide families with helpful tools and resources, resulting in families choosing better options for their children, stronger family-school relationships and stronger schools.
  • Advancing proven solutions toward more high-performing schools. We elevate what’s possible, and engage the community as partners in change.  

By working alongside schools and supporting families, we’re committed to transforming education equity for students—of all backgrounds—and elevating what’s possible. 

 

Position description 
Great MN Schools has reached a pivotal moment in its development as an organization. In order to achieve the results we envision for Minneapolis students and schools, we need to reach a wider variety of stakeholders with messages that build support for our mission and persuade key audiences to take action. Our Senior Manager of Communications will serve as the architect of communications plans and deliverables that support the organization’s broad goals. This position will report to the Senior Director of External Affairs, with a dotted-line relationship with the Vice President of Community Engagement. 

As an individual contributor, the Senior Manager of Communications will excel at content creation, sharing, and amplification; prioritization and project management; collaborating with influence; and developing and implementing strategic and creative integrated marketing and communications plans. 

We are a small team that works collaboratively to reach our goals, under the direction of a highly engaged leadership team and active board. The Senior Manager of Communications will be adept at presenting and defending the rationale for recommendations and decisions, and developing the team’s understanding of communications principles and strategy. 

Our organizational values are identified below. In addition, we value continuous learning and improvement and provide both formal and informal opportunities for our staff to grow within their roles. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion both within our team and as a guiding principle of our interactions with stakeholders. 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • In partnership with the Senior Director of External Affairs, the Vice President of Community Engagement, and others, develop an integrated marketing and communications plan aligned with the organization’s strategic goals
  • Advocate for approaches that will meet our stakeholders where they are and build awareness of and support for our mission, goals, and priorities
  • Use existing research and coordinate additional research and engagement as needed to understand our core audiences and tailor messages effectively
  • Develop content that blends technical and persuasive writing with storytelling, identifying ways to foster emotional connections with our audiences while reflecting our key messages
  • Identify and advocate for opportunities to bring organizational priorities and communications into strategic alignment
  • Maintain digital marketing platforms such as Great MN Schools’ websites (greatmnschools.org and minneapolisschoolfinder.org) and social-media platforms, including writing and designing web content and social media content
  • Write, edit, design, and distribute routine email communications and email campaigns for a variety of audiences
  • Develop content for and and project-manage the creation of print and digital materials such as annual reports
  • Support event production through communications tasks such as creating invitations and leave-behinds as well as drafting talking points, etc.
  • Develop key messages, position statements, opinion pieces, etc. related to our external affairs priorities including legislation, policy, and candidacy
  • Design and develop new communications strategies to reach new audiences and engage them in our priorities (e.g., podcasts, media partnerships, toolkits, etc.)

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has a proven track record in communications, journalism, public relations, or a relevant field, and has a minimum of five years of experience within progressively responsible roles in integrated marketing and communications. They bring the following skills and personal characteristics:

 

Skills

  • Exceptional content-creation skills, including writing for a wide variety of audiences and channels – social media, web, email, media relations, presentations, reports, etc. – with a high standard of excellence
  • Flexibility to move seamlessly between strategy, implementation, and analysis as well as between creative and technical content creation
  • Assisted graphic design skills within platforms such as Canva
  • Photography and video production and editing skills are a plus
  • Planning, implementation, monitoring, and analysis within social-media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Proficiency within content management systems such as Gutenberg (a WordPress product), customer relationships management platforms such as Bloomerang, and email systems such as Mailchimp
  • Experience managing multiple priorities simultaneously with strong attention to detail and ability to operate independently and in collaboration with others
  • Experience collaborating with external consultants and contractors (e.g., graphic designers, videographers, printers)

 

Personal Characteristics

  • Strong commitment to Great MN Schools’ mission and organizational values
    • Mission: To ensure every child attends a great school that prepares them to thrive in their lives, careers, and community
    • Guiding principle: We center on creating equitable, sustainable outcomes for kids
    • Values: Honesty, Inclusivity, Intentionality, Courage, and Collaboration
  • Growth mindset
  • Takes initiative; a self-starter
  • Motivated by supporting others to collectively achieve organizational goals
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and experience applying an equity lens to their work
  • Enthusiasm, team orientation, and positive energy

 

Location 

Great MN Schools maintains offices in the North Loop Minneapolis WeWork office located at 729 N. Washington Avenue. Team members work from the office two days per week, with the flexibility to access WeWork and/or work remotely on the other work days. 

 

Compensation
$75,000-$90,000, plus a competitive benefits package, including 401K match, health, vision, and dental insurance, disability coverage, and access to HSA and FSA plans. Employees are also eligible for the team bonus program, designed to support collaboration and collective ownership, and to recognize shared impact on organizational goals.

Great MN Schools is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity within our team. We encourage applicants who are Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+, disabled, and people from households with low incomes to apply. 

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Associate Vice President, Operations

Posted by | February 9, 2023 |

ABOUT US

BranchED is a national non-profit organization that is dedicated to strengthening, growing, and amplifying the impact of educator preparation program at the nation’s minority serving institutions (HBCUs, HSIs, tribal colleges, and others), with the larger goals of both diversifying the teaching profession and intentionally addressing critical issues of educational equity for all students. BranchED serves as the nucleus of a national network of 200+ high impact colleges and universities – located in 38 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands – united around a commitment to increasing the achievement gains of all learners and enhancing the diversity of the nation’s corps of educators. Click here to visit the website.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

BranchED seeks an Associate Vice President, Operations who will build, manage, and support highly effective talent, culture and operational systems at a rapidly growing nonprofit organization of over 20 employees who are committed to shifting the life outcomes of America’s young people by ensuring the diversity and quality of their teachers. This position will play a critical role in standardizing our existing systems, policies and procedures in order to improve and create more efficiency within BranchED’s operations, infrastructure, human capital, and professional development.

This is a new cabinet-level role that will manage an Administrative Assistant, coordinate with their counterpart the Financial Controller, and work closely with members of the executive team to lead and support high-priority strategic initiatives and the overall day-to-day operations for the organization. The Associate Vice President, Operations will oversee human resources (HR), data/knowledge management, information technology, facilities, office management, compliance/risk management, and special projects. This individual will partner with and manage outsourced HR, IT, and accounting vendors and external consultants to ensure seamless daily operations.

The Associate Vice President, Operations will be based out of Peachtree City, GA area and will  report directly to the Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Oversee human capital and people management systems and procedures

  • Oversee the execution and continuous improvement of core HR processes, including but not limited to recruitment, onboarding, offboarding, disciplinary actions, annual reviews
  • Facilitate department hiring, ensuring job descriptions and postings adhere to HR criteria, form hiring teams, and provide quality communications to applicants
  • Oversee comprehensive onboarding program for new staff, ensuring orientation to their role, their center, the organization, and its core community clients
  • Facilitate use of department standards for employee evaluations, ensuring consistent application of those standards for all organizational employees
  • Lead department-wide professional development efforts, ensuring equitable and relevant growth opportunities for staff
  • Oversee training and practices that support high-performing teams
  • Organize and support department and organization-wide training programs for use of tech and operations infrastructure

Lead business operations in alignment with BranchED’s vision

  • Implement BranchEd’s strategic plan and lead project management of human capital, remote work infrastructure, and facilities management
  • In collaboration with the Financial Controller, maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures
  • Capture and document procedures and policies; create an operations manual and develop guides documenting systems; develop processes to document experiential learnings and leverage them to realize operational efficiencies
  • Manage legal and business compliance and oversee all contracts across the organization, such as software, license equipment, vendors, and facilities.
  • Ensure that the organization has the appropriate IT systems, software, and hardware to meet its evolving needs
  • Develop and manage accessible systems, including managing SAP Concur, SharePoint, Asana, and Microsoft 365
  • Ensure resources are well-managed and available to support staff in their work

Oversee a direct report and consultants/vendors

  • Manage and coach the Administrative Assistant providing continuous professional development focusing on growing skills and providing learning opportunities
  • Provide guidance and direction to HR and Tech vendors and consultants

 

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

Success in this position will require the following:

  • You’re an experienced strategic and visionary leader. You bring 8+ years of total work experience with at least 5 years of experience managing Finance, Human Resources, Operations, and/or IT including vendor management, contract management, and facilities.
  • You’re a process and systems builder. You have a track record of evaluating and improving processes, systems and policies that support growth and impact.
  • You’re innovating in your approach to problem-solving. You enjoy identifying the challenge and creating the solution to improve effectiveness and efficiency.
  • You’re relational and collaborative. You center relationship-building in your work and know how to build and navigate relationships across teams to move projects forward.
  • You’re an exemplary operator and manager. You effectively project manage complex, cross-functional projects that involve many moving parts and pieces while supporting direct reporting staff, contracts, and vendors.
  • You’re aligned to our mission, values and commitment to social justice. You understand  the importance of diversifying the teaching profession and intentionally addressing critical issues of educational equity for all students; you apply an inclusive and equitable approach to your work and decision making.

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

  • The salary range for this position is  $95,000 – $110,000. If provided an offer, we will determine salary compensation based on skills, relative work experience, and education. We take into consideration internal equity of our existing team members as part of the offer stage. The range mentioned is the full base salary range for the role. We typically do not hire at the maximum range in order to allow for salary growth.
  • We offer excellent benefits, including the following:
    • Medical insurance with up to 100% employer contribution
    • Dental, vision, FSA, life and disability insurance plans beginning on the 1st of the month after hire date
    • 401 (K) retirement plan with an Employer Match up to 6% of your compensation. Eligibility after 90 days of employment
    • Generous time off including 15 days of paid time off (to be taken for sickness or vacation) and 12 organization-wide holidays
    • Organization-wide and workgroup training
    • A commitment to developing leaders from within the organization
    • An organizational culture that supports staff well-being and holistic selfcare/community care
    • Ample opportunities to connect with the faculty/leaders, students and communities we serve
    • A hybrid work culture with the option to work from home up to two times per week.

 

EEO STATEMENT

BranchED is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates for this search. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. We are not authorized to sponsor the H-1B visa.

The Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or other characteristics covered by law with regard to employment opportunities.

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Math Teacher (6th-8th Grade)

Posted by | February 6, 2023 |

Job Summary:

The Centennial Academy teacher will utilize current strategies and theories to plan, organize and implement instructional strategies for Centennial Academy students through a Project-based Learning environment steeped in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) instruction.

Essential Duties:

  • Provides content-related and appropriate instruction based on Centennial Academy’s PBL and STEAM curriculum
  • Integrates intentional technology into classroom instruction
  • Actively participates and utilizes professional learning, specifically in the PBL and STEAM fields to support innovation
  • Provides a classroom environment which promotes active learning in subject areas
  • Exhibits knowledge of performance-based instruction and assessment
  • Communicates responsibly with all students, parents, colleagues, stakeholders and school leadership
  • Facilitates home-school communication by such means as holding conferences, telephoning, and sending written communications
  • Plans and facilitates rigorous and engaging lessons
  • Works with parents/guardians in all aspects of the student’s educational program
  • Prepares adequately for responsibilities to be assumed when absent
  • Accounts for student attendance and punctuality
  • Follows all county, state, and federal policies and procedures
  • Follows professional ethics in all work-related activities
  • Avoids behaviors which detract from staff morale
  • Builds a classroom structure where challenge is valued and expected
  • Believes that successful outcomes are possible for all students
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • T4-T7 Georgia Certification required
  • Gifted Endorsement, preferred
  • If Georgia Certification has not been acquired, candidates must produce Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) completion assessment data with proficient rating in area(s) of desired teaching field.
  • Works collaboratively within curriculum and instruction to design and implement project-based learning and STEAM instruction
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
Abilities required:
  • Normal school related working conditions to be expected, i.e. standing, sitting, etc.
  • Ability to collaborate well with others
Disclaimer:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
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Social Studies Teacher (6th-8th Grade)

Posted by | February 6, 2023 |

Job Summary:
The Centennial Academy teacher will utilize current strategies and theories to plan, organize and implement instructional strategies for Centennial Academy students through a Project-based Learning environment steeped in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) instruction.

Essential Duties:

  • Provides content-related and appropriate instruction based on Centennial Academy’s PBL and STEAM curriculum
  • Integrates intentional technology into classroom instruction
  • Actively participates and utilizes professional learning, specifically in the PBL and STEAM fields to support innovation
  • Provides a classroom environment which promotes active learning in subject areas
  • Exhibits knowledge of performance-based instruction and assessment
  • Communicates responsibly with all students, parents, colleagues, stakeholders and school leadership
  • Facilitates home-school communication by such means as holding conferences, telephoning, and sending written communications
  • Plans and facilitates rigorous and engaging lessons
  • Works with parents/guardians in all aspects of the student’s educational program
  • Prepares adequately for responsibilities to be assumed when absent
  • Accounts for student attendance and punctuality
  • Follows all county, state, and federal policies and procedures
  • Follows professional ethics in all work-related activities
  • Avoids behaviors which detract from staff morale
  • Builds a classroom structure where challenge is valued and expected
  • Believes that successful outcomes are possible for all students
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • T4-T7 Georgia Certification required
  • Gifted Endorsement, preferred
  • If Georgia Certification has not been acquired, candidates must produce Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) completion assessment data with proficient rating in area(s) of desired teaching field.
  • Works collaboratively within curriculum and instruction to design and implement project-based learning and STEAM instruction
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
Abilities required:
  • Normal school related working conditions to be expected, i.e. standing, sitting, etc.
  • Ability to collaborate well with others
Disclaimer:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
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Science Teacher (6th-8th Grade)

Posted by | February 6, 2023 |

Job Summary:

The Centennial Academy teacher will utilize current strategies and theories to plan, organize and implement instructional strategies for Centennial Academy students through a Project-based Learning environment steeped in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) instruction.

Essential Duties:

  • Provides content-related and appropriate instruction based on Centennial Academy’s PBL and STEAM curriculum
  • Integrates intentional technology into classroom instruction
  • Actively participates and utilizes professional learning, specifically in the PBL and STEAM fields to support innovation
  • Provides a classroom environment which promotes active learning in subject areas
  • Exhibits knowledge of performance-based instruction and assessment
  • Communicates responsibly with all students, parents, colleagues, stakeholders and school leadership
  • Facilitates home-school communication by such means as holding conferences, telephoning, and sending written communications
  • Plans and facilitates rigorous and engaging lessons
  • Works with parents/guardians in all aspects of the student’s educational program
  • Prepares adequately for responsibilities to be assumed when absent
  • Accounts for student attendance and punctuality
  • Follows all county, state, and federal policies and procedures
  • Follows professional ethics in all work-related activities
  • Avoids behaviors which detract from staff morale
  • Builds a classroom structure where challenge is valued and expected
  • Believes that successful outcomes are possible for all students
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • T4-T7 Georgia Certification required
  • Gifted Endorsement, preferred
  • If Georgia Certification has not been acquired, candidates must produce Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) completion assessment data with proficient rating in area(s) of desired teaching field.
  • Works collaboratively within curriculum and instruction to design and implement project-based learning and STEAM instruction
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
Abilities required:
  • Normal school related working conditions to be expected, i.e. standing, sitting, etc.
  • Ability to collaborate well with others
Disclaimer:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
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Counselor

Posted by | February 6, 2023 |

Centennial Academy School Counselors develop, manage, and deliver  a comprehensive school counseling program for scholars, to consult with and assist teachers, parents, and staff to enhance their effectiveness in helping scholars; to protect the confidentiality of scholar records; and to provide appropriate support to educational and social emotional learning programs. Counselors also collaborate with the school leadership team to ensure the implementation of a successful program.

 

Essential Duties:  

Duties of the Centennial Academy Counselor include, but are not limited to, the following:

Guidance Curriculum

  • Plan a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual  needs, interests, and abilities of scholars
  • Assist all scholars, individually or in groups, with developing academic and personal/social skills, goals, and plans
  • Assist scholars with high school placement and college and career exploration
  • Provide information and/or support to parents as needed or requested

Individual Planning

  • Assist leadership team, teachers, and parents regarding the scholar’s educational needs
  • Support new scholars to the school through orientation activities
  • Participate in the intervention team process or school support team

Responsive Services

  • Provide individual and group counseling to scholars with identified concerns and needs
  • Implement an effective counseling referral and follow-up process
  • Accurately and appropriately use assessment procedures for determining and structuring individual and group counseling services
  • Monitor scholar academic performance, behavior, and attendance and assists with appropriate interventions
  • Consult with parents, staff members, and community agencies regarding strategies to help scholars
  • Refer scholars and their families to special programs, specialists, and community agencies when appropriate
  • Counsel and support scholars and their families facing emergency situations and make appropriate outside referrals

System Support

  • Plan and evaluate the counseling program
  • Compile and present data to staff members
  • Promote a positive working relationship with scholars, staff, and members of the community
  • Develop and maintain a library of pertinent information available to scholars, parents, and staff
  • Work with Department of Student Life & Leadership to coordinate scholar recognition programs, leadership activities, assemblies, parent workshops, and school-wide scholar events

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required
  • S5-S7 Georgia Professional Certification in Social Counseling
  • 2 years of school-based work experience required
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with both public and school personnel; extensive communication (verbal and written) with scholars, staff and internal/external stakeholders is required
  • Will be responsible for managing behavior of victims, witnesses, and others when handling or responding to incidents. Requires the use of sound judgment.
  • Commitment to the vision, mission, and values of Centennial Academy

 

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities as needed.

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Assistant Principal

Posted by | February 6, 2023 |

Who we are looking for: The Assistant Principal of Centennial Academy is a data-informed, collaborative, and innovative educator that displays a passion for student achievement and socio-emotional development. This individual is relentless in the pursuit of EXCELLENCE for all scholars, and has a track record of closing gaps, making gains, and high student achievement.

Job Summary: Reporting directly to the Principal, the Assistant Principal will coach and manage instructional personnel to strive for Centennial’s core value of EXCELLENCE by ensuring rigorous STEAM-based, standards-aligned, and data-informed instruction in every classroom, for every scholar. This position requires an organized and consistent educator with excellent leadership and management skills and strong knowledge of curriculum and instruction.

The Assistant Principal will possess the ability to motivate teachers and students towards high expectations, build outstanding relationships with stakeholders, and facilitate the development of teachers and staff. In conjunction with the School Leadership Team, the Assistant Principal is responsible for ensuring a positive and structured environment school culture, academic achievement, and stakeholder satisfaction.

The Centennial Academy Assistant Principal will work collaboratively with school leaders, teachers, and scholars to cultivate a structured, joyous, and safe teaching and learning environment that is reflective of Centennial’s mission, vision, values, and goals.

Essential Duties:
Duties of the Assistant Principal include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with parents, teachers, administrators, and scholars that support a successful learning environment for all
  • Establish a positive, structured, and achievement-oriented school culture; support teachers in building positive relationships with scholars and parents
  • Provides supervision, support, and development of teachers, staff, and grade-level/ department chairs
  • Provides oversight of the execution of academic and SEL programs including but not limited to: Response to Intervention (RTI), Student Support Team (SST), Accelerated Pathway/Gifted Education, Special Education, Personalized Learning, STEAM/Project-based Learning, Socio-Emotional Learning (SEL), and Academic Coaching
  • Brings a data-informed approach to scholar and curriculum assessment and decision-making, with expertise in benchmark assessment systems and state standardized tests
  • Believes in and has familiarity with differentiated instruction and the ability to advise and mentor teachers in the integration to put into effective teaching practice
  • Tracks scholar progress in all content areas and uses data to inform decisions about curriculum and materials, in addition to assisting in the development, implementation, and evaluation of professional need-based and interest-driven teacher development
  • Assists with program planning and evaluation activities that improve efficiency and effectiveness of school-wide and grade-level initiatives
  • Assists with compiling data from a variety of sources to evaluate assigned programs and related services, develop programs, and make decisions for program enhancement in compliance with financial, legal, and administrative requirements.
  • Performs important personnel functions including but not limited to interviewing, training, evaluating, etc. for the purpose of enhancing student achievement, maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing personnel productivity, and achieving program and curriculum objectives
  • Evaluates policies, procedures and current practices that are related to assigned program components and curriculum to ensure that programs and services meet student and teacher needs, as well as district and state guidelines
  • Oversees curriculum content development and the implementation of programs and projects that enhance scholar achievement and meet objectives.
  • Serves as Testing Coordinator for school-based, local, and national assessments
  • Collaborates with the Principal on all academic plans for all learning models (i.e. in-person, hybrid, and virtual) as needed
  • Serves as a “First Responder” to major discipline concerns in the school, and communicates concerns to parents and teachers accordingly
  • Supervises and ensures orderly, safe, and positive school transitions and systems
  • Conducts classroom observations and evaluations using the Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES)
  • Serves as principal in the absence of the principal and other assistant principal
Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 2 years Assistant Principal experience REQUIRED; grade 6-8 preferred
  • Master’s Degree in Education or a related field
  • L5 Georgia Certification, or meeting all requirements for professional leadership certification
  • EL Education experience preferred
  • STEAM experience preferred
  • Minimum 5 years teaching experience
  • 3-4 years of school-based supervision/leadership
  • Experience with implementing curriculum at a school-wide level
  • Ensure regular and reliable attendance
  • Belief that all scholars, regardless of background, have the ability to reach high levels of achievement
  • Commitment to the vision, mission, and values of Centennial Academy
  • Commitment to excellence
Abilities required:
  • Normal school-related working conditions to be expected (i.e. standing, sitting, etc.)
  • Ability to effectively work with others
  • Effective communication skills both verbal and written
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as required

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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Crew Leader K-5

Posted by | January 23, 2023 |

NOW HIRING for 2023-2024

Elementary Crew Leader  (Classroom Teacher)

 

Do you crave a diverse learning environment in the city center, made up of a crew that believes in deeper learning, provides coaching and robust professional development for teachers, and takes the learning out of the classroom and into the real world? 

 

The Downtown Denver Expeditionary School (DDES) is a K-5 public charter school in the portfolio of Denver Public Schools. DDES was founded by a group of parents, community members, and business leaders seeking a high-performing EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) school to serve a diverse range of families who live, work, or learn in downtown Denver. DDES is one of 33 credentialed schools in a national network of more than 150 schools that work together with EL Education to challenge students to think critically and take active roles in their classrooms and communities, resulting in higher achievement and greater engagement in school.

 

Our Approach

The city is our campus

  • Students interact with their community through fieldwork and service-learning
  • Students are able to connect their learning to real-world issues and needs 
  • We invite experts from our surrounding community to deepen instruction 

Students are leaders of their own learning:

  • Students grapple with real-world problems through multi-subject learning expeditions
  • Students produce high-quality work and present their work to authentic audiences
  • Students regularly engage in cycles of reflection culminating in Student-Led conferences 

We educate the Whole Child

  • Social-emotional learning and character development is a core component of our curriculum 
  • Daily Crew block and closing circle promote meaningful relationships with peers and teachers
  • Adventure trips for all grade levels (2-3/year)
  • Robust Movement and Art programs 
  • In-house after-school program with no enrollment caps & financial assistance 

We provide the support students need: 

  • Focus on small classes with additional adult support 
  • Impactful intervention and special education teams 
  • Two full-time mental health professionals (psychologist and social worker)
  • Auggie the therapy dog onsite each week

Diverse by Design & Anti-Racist practices

  • Enrollment priorities are focused on DDES  becoming a fully integrated K-5 public school, both racially and socio-economically
  • Culturally responsive curriculum which intentionally includes traditionally marginalized perspectives
  • Long-term partnerships with BIPOC professionals to provide expertise within Learning Expedition Units of Study
  • Recruitment strategies aimed at diversifying educators to reflect our student population
  • “Grow your own” teacher-assistant to teacher pipeline program which aims to train, develop and promote BIPOC educators from within DDES.

Our Culture 

Compensation & Benefits 

  • Innovative and competitive compensation model
  • Multiple pathways to salary increases, not solely based on advanced degrees. 
  • Step and lane system that rewards dedication, commitment, and mastery of knowledge/skills 
  • Stipended school leadership opportunities ( instructional, operational, and community-based). 
  • Comprehensive medical and dental plan, 100% paid by DDES
  • PERA retirement plan with employer contributions. 
  • Short Term Disability, 100% paid for by DDES (long-term optional) 
  • Paid parking and/or commuter cost 100% paid for by DDES
  • 10 days paid-time-off available immediately & 25 days paid-vacation/holiday during the school year
  • Flexible Savings Account option for medical and childcare coverage
  • Vision care & PERA 401k option, PERA life option
  • Free on-site aftercare if your child attends DDES. 

Professional Growth & Development

  • Two-week PD summer institute 
  • Early release Fridays for weekly PD
  • Weekly individual goal-oriented peer coaching
  • Autonomy in lesson design and planning 
  • Pathways to leadership development
  • Opportunities for outside PD, EL Education 
  • Restorative practices training and modeling
  • Neurosequential Model in Education  training
  • Culturally Responsive Classroom training

Teacher Support

  • Highly trained and experienced Teaching Assistants 
  • In-house guest teachers
  • Guided curriculum and instruction available 
  • 60-minute daily planning periods
  • No-contact teacher planning days (4/yr)
  • Teacher budget for classroom  beautification, experts & fieldwork ($1000 total) 
  • Intervention team (SpEd, Mental Health, Literacy & Math) 
  • Accolades & regular celebrations of success

Other perks 

  • Staff celebrations (paid for by DDES) & accolades
  • Lounge stocked with snacks, coffee & treats year-round
  • Appreciation breakfasts, lunches & dinners 
  • Regular staff outings and self-care initiatives
  • High-quality staff swag
  • Macbooks for all staff

Ready to join our Crew?

Here at DDES, we don’t just accept differences — we celebrate them, we support them, and we thrive on them for the benefit of our employees, our students, and our community. DDES seeks to recruit persons of diverse backgrounds and support the retention and advancement of black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) within the organization. DDES is inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs, or any other non-merit fact so that all employees feel included, equally valued and supported.

 

Position Overview

The Crew Leader is a professional who provides rigorous literacy and math instruction to all students using developmentally appropriate curriculums aligned with Common Core Standards. In addition to academic instruction, the Crew Leader is responsible for building strong relationships and providing daily social-emotional instruction using a school-wide “Crew” curriculum based on the CASEL competencies. Responsibilities include, internalizing larger units and daily lesson plans, participating in regular data team meetings, responding to student needs based on data, actively participating in weekly coaching and professional development and engaging in restorative discipline practices.

 

Ideal candidates 

  • A commitment to and thirst for continuously improving teaching and school culture through rigorous coaching, professional development and inquiry
  • A professional with strong evidence of implementing effective instructional practices that increase student learning and growth
  • Proven ability to contribute to a high-performing team, along with the ability to have open and honest conversations
  • A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion work and a creating a culturally responsive classroom
  • A passion for deeper learning that aligns with the core principles of EL Education
  • The ability to build strong relationships with your students and center family engagement in your practice. 

 

As part of a team you will:

  • Develop, document, and evaluate curriculum aligned with DDES learning expeditions and curriculum maps
  • Maintain effective instructional practices-utilized to make learning come alive, ensure that all students participate, and use data to modify instruction to ensure differentiated learning
  • Commit to character education fostered through challenging academic work, service, and whole child learning
  • Work with our Adventure Director to schedule, plan, and attend 2 camping trips and 1 day trip per year
  • Effectively supervise support staff to improve instruction, character development, and crew culture for all students

 

Necessary qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher)
  • Colorado Teacher Certification/Licensure or out-of-state Certification/Licensure while in the process of obtaining Colorado certification.
  • Ability to pass state, federal, and Facility Child Abuse and Neglect (TRAILS) criminal background checks 

 

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Principal (Bard High School Early College DC)

Posted by | January 17, 2023 |

About the Bard Early Colleges

The Bard Early Colleges are founded on the belief that many high school–age students are eager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a college education. The Bard Early Colleges act on this belief by providing younger scholars with a tuition-free, credit-bearing college course of study in the liberal arts and sciences following the 9th and 10th grades. Students are taught by college faculty in seminar classes; they receive up to 60 college credits and an associate in arts (A.A.) degree from Bard College, concurrently with a high school diploma. The Bard Early Colleges begin preparing students for college work as early as the 9th grade and offer ongoing guidance and academic support.

Now in its second decade, the Bard Early College network serves over 2,800 students in campuses in Lower Manhattan, Queens, and Harlem, New York; Newark, New Jersey; New Orleans, Louisiana; Cleveland, Ohio; and Baltimore, Maryland. Since 2003, Bard College has awarded more than 3,000 A.A. degrees to its early college students.

Bard invites applications for a dynamic individual who will join our administrative team as the Principal of a Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) in Washington, D.C. The position will start in the Summer of 2023 (the start date is flexible).

To learn more about Bard Early College, please see this report.

About Bard High School Early College DC

Bard High School Early College DC (Bard DC) opened in August 2019 as a partnership between Bard College and the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and the first wall-to-wall early college high school in DC. Located east-of-the-river, Bard DC seeks to demonstrate that an academically rigorous liberal arts and sciences program can intellectually engage a diverse group of high school students and effectively prepare them for success in college, careers, and civic life. Bard DC enrolls over 400 students, most of whom are the first in their families to attend college. More than half of the Bard DC student body are considered ‘at-risk’ according to DCPS.  Students are admitted to Bard DC on the basis of their intellectual curiosity and motivation. In this way, the student body reflects Bard’s commitment to equitable access to educational opportunity and Bard’s belief that higher education is an essential public good. Beginning January 2023, the school is relocating to a state-of-the-art facility in DC’s Ward 8 with a vision to become a top choice for high school, especially for families in Wards 7 and 8. 

Position Objective and Duties

The Principal is the early college’s academic and administrative leader. The Principal is responsible for: 1) ensuring that the school meets Bard’s high standards of undergraduate academic rigor and student achievement; 2) facilitating smooth and effective collaboration with the school system partner and Bard regarding all aspects of school management; 3) hiring, supporting, and supervising the faculty teaching high school and college courses across the curriculum; 4) fostering a campus culture of intellectual engagement, individual responsibility, and creativity; 5) managing the school staff; and 6) overseeing the school’s financial management and daily business operations. The Principal reports to the school system partner and to Bard College, specifically through the Dean of the Early Colleges. The Principal is expected to meet regularly with other BHSEC leadership teams.

Responsibilities

The following is an approximate allocation of time the Principal will spend on core responsibilities of the role:

  • 40% Academic leadership. The Principal is the school’s senior academic leader and is responsible for maintaining Bard DC’s combination of intellectual rigor, freedom of inquiry, academic support, and socioemotional support. The Principal observes classes, supervises the Dean of Studies in developing curricula and designing professional development, and engages with students, families, and other members of the school community to uphold the academic mission of the school.
  • 30%: Leadership of staff. The Principal is the senior leader in the building and is responsible for fostering clarity of roles and deliverables as well as organizational effectiveness across the school’s personnel.
  • 10%: Community engagement. The Principal works closely with families, community-based organizations, and other key stakeholders in communicating about the school, building partnerships, and strengthening Bard DC’s role in the community.
  • 10%: Coordination with Bard College. The Principal coordinates with Bard College academic leadership – primarily the Dean of the Bard Early Colleges – to align Bard College’s academic vision with the school’s needs and opportunities.
  • 10%: Coordination with DCPS. The Principal coordinates with DCPS – primarily the Instructional Superintendent – to ensure alignment with DCPS goals, policies, and priorities, as Bard DC continues to grow as a DCPS high school.

Compensation: The salary will be determined by a number of factors, based on the DCPS salary scale. Please refer to the following page for further details on Compensation and Benefits for this position.

Start Date: July 2023

Location: Washington, D.C.

Desired Qualifications

The Principal must lead a campus that is both a high school accountable to the school system as well as a degree-granting undergraduate branch campus of Bard College that meets the College’s standards. As such, the Principal’s professional and academic experience should span both secondary and postsecondary teaching and administration, and, where relevant, scholarship. 

The successful candidate for the position will possess the following characteristics and qualifications:

  • Doctorate in a liberal arts and sciences discipline (corresponding to the fields available for study within the Bard College curriculum)

  • Scholarship and engagement in field of study since attainment of terminal degree

  • Interest in and knowledge of issues of educational equity in DC
  • Relevant teaching experience, preferably with both college and high school students
  • Relevant leadership experience

  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience and commitment to working with adolescents
  • Administrator certification required
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Program Director

Posted by | December 20, 2022 |

ABOUT US

Founded in 2017, Moonshot edVentures is recognized nationally as a model for a place-based, culturally responsive approach to identifying a diverse pipeline of educators and accelerating them to found and/or lead schools and programs that are co-created with students and families most on the margins in education. As one of the only organizations designed to develop and support BIPOC and LGBTQ+ educational leaders in the Rocky Mountain region, Moonshot is currently training our sixth cohort of Fellows, running several alumni programs, and continuing to grow our alumni network and services. To date Moonshot’s successes include:

  • 100 leaders in our alumni network, 86% BIPOC and 65% women or non-binary
  • 35 new schools or educational programs that center the needs of students and families of color
  • Over 5,000 students served each year through Moonshot pilots and ventures in Metro Denver

Moonshot is in the beginning stages of executing on our next five year plan, which includes revising and codifying our proven programmatic model, developing a robust data and evaluation strategy, and exploring opportunities for expansion either state-wide or nationally.

You can learn about our programs on our website.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Moonshot edVentures seeks a Program Director who will be a key partner for the Managing Director of Programs and the Program & Operations Manager in running Moonshot’s core programming. This role will balance supporting group-learning workshops and delivering personalized support to Fellows through building strong relationships, understanding individualized needs, and connecting Fellows to the right people or opportunities. The Program Director will manage the Program and Operations Manager, supporting them in executing towards the successful delivery of the Fellowship and Residency, including a rigorous recruitment & selection process for Fellows. The ideal candidate is both experienced and excited about setting strategy, vision, and innovation while simultaneously managing the day-to-day execution of programs. A successful candidate is an excellent relationship-builder, project manager, adult facilitator, and coach, with strengths in detail orientation and strategic thinking. The Program Director is also a quick and nimble learner and is excited to innovate and adapt as the program evolves.

The Program Director will be based in the Metro Denver area and must be available to deliver programming on evenings and weekends. This role will report directly to the Managing Director of Programs.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

Fellowship Implementation & Management

A successful candidate is excellent at people development & project management, with a focus on adult facilitation, learning experience design, and coaching.

  • Lead the Moonshot Fellowship as the primary facilitator and designer to ensure coherence of Fellowship experience for Fellows
  • Develop and/or revise Fellowship curriculum and materials, in collaboration with the Program Team
  • Manage the complex, multifaceted project of Fellowship, including:
    • Creating and managing project plans to ensure high-quality execution and results around Fellow satisfaction, learning, and results
    • Identify and support panelists and outsourced workshop facilitation
    • Infuse liberation, diversity, equity, and inclusiveness into programming
    • Solicit necessary feedback from team, speakers, Fellows, and external experts to revise curriculum appropriately
    • Adapt fellowship programming dependent on Fellows’ needs
  • Coach and develop Fellows to develop high-quality school and program learning through Fellowship workshops and 1:1 support

Alumni Strategy & Implementation

A successful candidate is a strategic thinker and an organized professional, able to manage a high number of relationships while providing individualized support.

  • Develop and executive a comprehensive strategy that supports alumni in launching, leading, and sustaining their school or program, including the continuation of existing services and implementation of new services responsive to alumni needs
  • Establish a system of support for our alumni network, including but not limited to career services, venture support, connection making, support in applications to other fellowships, etc.
  • Establish a data and evaluation system to track alumni advancement, venture growth, and continuous improvement for existing ventures
  • Bring network/connections and facilitate connections between external audiences and Fellows and alumni

People Leadership & Management

A successful candidate is committed to building strong relationships internally and externally and is a responsive manager and coach.

  • Build a cohort culture that is aligned to organizational core values and rooted in strong, culturally-responsive management practices
  • Manage, coach, and support 1 FTE on the program team using best practices of equity centered management and with a focus on growing skills and talent. Specifically:
    • Program & Operations Manager to execute towards the successful delivery of the Fellowship and Residency, including a rigorous recruitment & selection process for Fellows.
  • Engage contractor relationships to provide meaningful and impactful supports to fellows and alumni using high-quality feedback cycles and accountability

 

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

Success in this position will require the following:

What you’ve accomplished (required):

  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in K-12 education (including educational nonprofits), leadership development, and/or start-ups.
  • Strong alignment to the Moonshot vision and mission
  • Track record of successful adult facilitation and coaching
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required to communicate to others with widely varying understanding of issues
  • Exceptional at project management, with the ability to produce high-quality work in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment
  • Excited about a collaborative, start-up environment and eager to learn and take on new challenges

Experiences you’ve either developed or would be excited to learn here:

  • Depth of knowledge about the skills, mindsets, and knowledge it takes to launch a charter school and/or nonprofit organization
  • Experience supporting early-stage founders (supporters of school founders or other education entrepreneurs preferred) and/or emerging school and program leaders
  • Knowledge of and relationships within the Metro Denver community and/or Colorado

How you work and what you value:

  • An empathetic leader aligned to our mission & values with a deep commitment to racial and social justice and a drive to help students of color to excel and succeed.
  • A diversity equity and inclusion centered leader adept at engaging liberatory practices to examine structures of oppression, white supremacy culture, and bias at a systems level. Actively centers liberation, equity and inclusivity in management, coaching and development, and decision making.
  • A strategic and visionary leader who is able to manage ambiguity in start up, sustaining and scaling environments.
  • An exemplary operator and manager who implements strategy with fidelity and effectively directs projects characteristic of many moving pieces through strong management of self, directly reporting staff, and indirectly reporting contractors/volunteers while facing competing priorities, resource/time scarcity, and ambiguity.
  • A highly organized leader who is both adept at adopting new systems and practices and who has their own organizational systems in place to ensure success in a fast-paced environment.
  • A highly relational and collaborative leader with the capacity to build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders both in service of Moonshot’s goals and as a responsible and equity-minded steward of the broader ecosystem. Proven ability to build authentic, deep, and abiding relationships across lines of difference.
  • A self-directed learner who is eager for feedback, proactively seeks opportunities for growth, and takes initiative to implement and apply learnings to their own work and practices.

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

  • Fair Wages: The salary range for this position is $82,000 – $92,000.
  • Excellent Benefits: We offer flexible paid time off with no cap on hours, 27 office black-out days, a 401k matching plan, short and long term disability, and a yearly wellness fund.
  • Commitment to Staff Learning and Development: We believe people are our most precious resource, and dedicate time, resources, and capacity towards the learning and development of each staff member. Managers undergo continuous training to grow their coaching and management practices. Each staff is allocated 15 hours of Professional Development hours per quarter and a yearly allocation of Professional Development Funds. We also engage in ongoing full-team professional development.
  • Work that has a real impact: By working at Moonshot, each staff plays a role in building a robust, diverse education ecosystem and supporting BIPOC and historically marginalized leaders in actualizing their dreams. Our mission drives our work and is what brings people to our team.
  • Flexible work culture: Staff have the option to work from our office or from home with the exception of in-person team meetings and programming.

 

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Managing Director of Schools

Posted by | December 19, 2022 |

ABOUT US

Founded in 2017, Moonshot edVentures is recognized nationally as a model for a place-based, culturally responsive approach to identifying a diverse pipeline of educators and accelerating them to found and/or lead schools and programs that are co-created with students and families most on the margins in education. As one of the only organizations designed to develop and support BIPOC and LGBTQ+ educational leaders in the Rocky Mountain region, Moonshot is currently training our sixth cohort of Fellows, running several alumni programs, and continuing to grow our alumni network and services. To date Moonshot’s successes include:

  • 100 leaders in our alumni network, 86% BIPOC and 65% women or non-binary
  • 35 new schools or educational programs that center the needs of students and families of color
  • Over 5,000 students served each year through Moonshot pilots and ventures in Metro Denver

Moonshot is in the beginning stages of executing on our next five year plan, which includes revising and codifying our proven programmatic model, developing a robust data and evaluation strategy, and exploring opportunities for expansion either state-wide or nationally.

You can learn about our programs on our website.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Moonshot edVentures seeks a Managing Director of Schools who will be a key strategic partner for the organization and the lead for Moonshot’s School Launcher Track  programs for school founders. The Managing Director of Schools will execute a 2-year-long residency program for 4-6 residents and collaborate with contractors in continuing to develop frameworks and predictors of success. Utilizing their expertise in launching schools, this person will dive deep into school incubation strategy, lead alumni programming around schools, and define and support success for sustaining schools after launch.

Success in this role will include the creation of a compelling and comprehensive vision and strategy for Moonshot’s Network of Schools and serving as the point person for the schools moving through years 0 – 3. Moonshot’s current schools are mainly single-site charters. Additionally, this individual will play a critical role in fueling the growth of our organization by partnering with the CEO and Managing Director of Programs to execute Moonshot’s next 5-year strategic direction. This growth could include expansion within Denver, expansion across Colorado and/or national expansion.

The ideal candidate is both experienced and excited about refining strategy, vision, and innovation while simultaneously managing the day-to-day execution of programs. A successful candidate is an excellent relationship-builder, project manager, adult facilitator, and coach, with strengths in detail orientation and strategic thinking and a deep expertise in school leadership. The Managing Director of Schools is also a quick and nimble learner and is excited to innovate and adapt as needs evolve.

The Managing Director of Schools will serve as a Senior Leadership team member and report directly to the Chief Executive Officer. The role is based in the Metro Denver area and must be available to deliver programming on evenings and weekends. Given the nature of this position, The Managing Director of Schools will need reliable transportation for school visits and off-site programming.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

School Incubation & Success Strategy

A successful candidate is excellent at refining vision and building and executing strategy for school incubation and school leader development.

  • Refine vision for Moonshot’s School Launcher Track, including two existing programs of the Residency Bridge Year and the School Launcher Residency.
  • Set vision and execute strategy for the Moonshot Network of Schools to support the success and sustainability of Moonshot-led and founded schools in Years 0 – 3, based on results and learnings from current pilots.
  • Create and manage the budget for all school incubation strategies.
  • Collaborate with the Managing Director of Programs to ensure alignment across Moonshot’s overall programmatic vision, evaluation, and goals.

School Launch Programming Implementation

A successful candidate is accomplished in design and evaluation of new programs.

  • Work with School Launcher Track contractor team to audit current program, form a unified opinion about what should be maintained or changed, and implement those changes.
  • Execute the School Launcher Track programs for Moonshot alumni launching new schools in Metro Denver, including facilitation.
  • Provide one-on-one coaching and support to 4-6 Residents in developing their school model and leadership readiness.
  • Manage and support all contractors using best practices of equity-centered management and with a focus on achieving results and producing high-quality work.. Specifically:
    • Multiple contractor relationships to provide meaningful and impactful supports to residents using high-quality feedback cycles and accountability.

Startup School & Leader Support

A successful candidate is highly relational and responsive and able to provide strategic, differentiated and impactful support to schools and its leaders.

  • Provide intensive, responsive, and differentiated support to our existing school founders and leaders to ensure long-term success of their schools and sustainability of their leadership
  • Lead quarterly site visits of Moonshot’s existing schools and provide strategic recommendations, resources and supports to the leaders and teams.
  • Establish partnerships and align resources to support our school founders, including directly supporting or connecting founders with resources on fundraising, facilities, board governance, curriculum development, and other school founding needs. This may also include advocacy efforts on a district, city, or state level.

 

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

Success in this position will require the following:

What you’ve accomplished (required):

  • 10+ years of total work experience
  • 3+ years of experience in one of these capacities:
    • As a founding school leader or founding team member with operations and/or instructional leadership experience
    • As a senior leader of a charter network
    • As a leader (head of function or higher) in a single-site charter school or school with limited resources
  • Demonstrated success leading a highly complex project and team to outcomes while establishing a truly inclusive culture

Experiences you’ve either developed or would be excited to learn here:

  • Experience launching a charter school or nonprofit organization as part of a founding team or supporting others to do so (resulting in a depth of knowledge about the skills, mindsets, and knowledge it takes to do so)
  • Experience navigating politically complex local education ecosystems
  • Experience facilitating adult learning sessions with success
  • Knowledge of and relationships within the Metro Denver community and/or Colorado

How you work and what you value:

  • An empathetic leader aligned to our mission & values with a deep commitment to racial and social justice and a drive to help students of color to excel and succeed.
  • A diversity equity and inclusion centered leader adept at engaging liberatory practices to examine structures of oppression, white supremacy culture, and bias at a systems level. Actively centers liberation, equity and inclusivity in management, coaching and development, and decision making.
  • A strategic and visionary leader who is able to manage ambiguity in start up, sustaining and scaling environments.
  • An exemplary operator and manager who implements strategy with fidelity and effectively directs projects characteristic of many moving pieces through strong management of self, directly reporting staff, and indirectly reporting contractors/volunteers while facing competing priorities, resource/time scarcity, and ambiguity.
  • A highly organized leader who is both adept at adopting new systems and practices and who has their own organizational systems in place to ensure success in a fast-paced environment.
  • A highly relational and collaborative leader with the capacity to build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders both in service of Moonshot’s goals and as a responsible and equity-minded steward of the broader ecosystem. Proven ability to build authentic, deep, and abiding relationships across lines of difference.
  • A self-directed learner who is eager for feedback, proactively seeks opportunities for growth, and takes initiative to implement and apply learnings to their own work and practices.

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

  • Fair Wages: The salary range for this position is $115,000 – $125,000.
  • Excellent Benefits: We offer flexible paid time off with no cap on hours, 27 office black-out days, a 401k matching plan, short and long term disability, and a yearly wellness fund
  • Commitment to Staff Learning and Development: We believe people are our most precious resource, and dedicate time, resources, and capacity towards the learning and development of each staff member. Managers undergo continuous training to grow their coaching and management practices. Each staff is allocated 15 hours of Professional Development hours per quarter and a yearly allocation of Professional Development Funds. We also engage in ongoing full-team professional development.
  • Work that has a real impact: By working at Moonshot, each staff plays a role in building a robust, diverse education ecosystem and supporting BIPOC and historically marginalized leaders in actualizing their dreams. Our mission drives our work and is what brings people to our team.
  • Flexible work culture: Staff have the option to work from our office or from home with the exception of in-person team meetings and programming.

 

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Whole-Learner Senior Associate

Posted by | December 4, 2022 |

Salary:  The starting salary is $62,500 and adjusted based on experience.

Grant-funded position: 18-24 months

 

About America Forward and New Profit

New Profit is a pioneering national venture philanthropy organization that backs breakthrough social entrepreneurs who are advancing equity and opportunity in America. New Profit invests in visionary leaders — both social entrepreneurs and system entrepreneurs — to help them scale high-impact solutions and achieve systemic change. To date, New Profit has invested over $150 million in scaling innovative organizations’ impact.

America Forward is the DC-based nonpartisan policy initiative of New Profit. America Forward’s mission is to unite social innovators with policymakers to translate local impact into national change. America Forward advances an education, workforce development, poverty alleviation, and social innovation public policy agenda that advances equity, fosters innovation, and rewards results. Staff of America Forward direct a Coalition of more than 100 leading social innovation organizations that champion innovative, effective, and equitable solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems. Our America Forward Coalition members are achieving measurable outcomes in more than 15,000 communities nationwide, touching the lives of 9 million Americans, and driving progress in early learning, K-12 and post-secondary education, workforce development, poverty alleviation, national service, social innovation, public health, pay for success and evidence-based policy. America Forward believes that our nation’s social innovators can lead the way to unlocking America’s potential. Together, we have leveraged $1.7 billion for evidence based social innovation and have driven millions of federal resources toward programs that are achieving measurable results for those who need them most.

 

About the Position

America Forward’s Whole Learner Senior Associate will be responsible for supporting America Forward’s whole learner work (including approaches to early learning and K-12 education that focus on social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and creative approaches to learning centered on the whole child), with a focus on federal legislative advocacy efforts on our Advancing Whole-Learner Education Initiative. In close coordination with America Forward’s Advocacy Director, Government Affairs Director, and senior consultants, the Whole-Learner Senior Associate will advocate for America Forward’s whole-learner policy agenda by: conducting outreach to policymakers on Capitol Hill, meeting with congressional staff, planning Hill briefings, staffing Hill Days with America Forward Coalition organizations, conducting outreach to the Department of Education and other federal agencies, and engaging with education and whole-learner funders. The Senior Associate will also analyze whole-learner education federal activity, research, and thought-leadership pieces related to America Forward’s whole-learner education policy agenda, including topics such as social and emotional learning, trauma-informed practices, and whole-child education. The Manager will also attend and report out on Congressional hearings/mark-ups/briefings, introduction and action of relevant bills, congressional meetings, federal agency initiatives, and activities by key partners in the whole-learner space; and serve as a liaison with Coalition organizations on behalf of America Forward’s whole-learner education policy priorities.

The Senior Associate will have a passion for education equity and whole-learner education. They will support America Forward Coalition’s policy development and federal collective advocacy efforts including supporting the education task force, America Forward’s Advocacy Institute training offerings, and America Forward’s field engagement and communication efforts.

A skilled communicator, adept writer, researcher, and self-starter with strong organizational and execution skills, the Senior Associate will synthesize complex ideas, research policy issues, and plan and support the execution of internal and external events.

This position is a full-time position based in Washington, DC. and is dedicated to America Forward’s Advancing Whole Learner Education Initiative. This project will last 18 – 24 months and offers will reflect this time frame.

The Senior Associate will report to Heather Rieman, the Advocacy Director of America Forward, meaningfully engage with the entire America Forward team and external consultants, and play a vital role in ensuring America Forward achieves its ambitious advocacy goals, particularly as it relates to Whole Learner Education.

 

Position Responsibilities

America Forward’s Whole-Learner Senior Associate will:

  • Conduct congressional outreach on behalf of America Forward’s whole-learner education policy priorities, and conduct outreach to the Department of Education and other federal agencies influencing early childhood and K-12 education. The Senior Associate will strategize this outreach under the supervision of America Forward’s Advocacy Director, and in close collaboration with America Forward’s Government Affairs Director.
  • Coordinate messaging and strategic engagement on Capitol Hill and serve as a lead resource to America Forward team on Capitol Hill and other activities related to America Forward’s whole-learner education policy agenda including congressional hearings/mark-ups/briefings, introduction and action of relevant bills, congressional meetings, federal agency initiatives, and activities by key partners.
  • Help to strategize, plan, and support execution of Hill briefings and Hill Days for America Forward and its Coalition members in order to amplify the whole-learner work and actively cultivate relationships and expand the network of congressional and other champions for whole-learner education issues.
  • Support the Advocacy Director and Advocacy Manager in developing advocacy trainings and capacity building activities for America Forward Coalition members, including helping to lead a whole-learner education track as part of the Advocacy Institute.
  • Write, produce and fact-check content related to whole-learner and P-12 education including policy briefings, one-pagers, blog posts, grant reports, and newsletters and help to produce presentations for policy-makers, Coalition members, funders, and other external stakeholders.
  • Contribute to America Forward’s ongoing message development, branding, and communications strategies; generate content for America Forward across all communications platforms; and help create public engagement materials (ex: op-eds, press materials, external speeches, social media content, etc.) that help shape the dialogue around whole learner education.
  • Provide the team with administrative support including: Google Drive management, scheduling, Zoom support, project management and coordination support.

 

Candidate Qualifications

  • 2-3 years of relevant experience
    • Although not required, previous experience in any of the following would be a plus: working in federal policy on Capitol Hill, in a federal department/agency, or in the policy department of a national nonprofit organization, or think tank.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as a part of a mostly DC-based team that is connected to a larger Boston-based organization; ability to work collaboratively with a team of DC-based senior policy consultants.
  • Excellent written communication skills and ability to synthesize complex information and ideas into clear, concise, and compelling written materials.
  • Excellent policy and legislative research skills and ability to summarize, source and fact-check policy topics, and synthesize facts, quotations and data from a range of reputable sources. Past experience researching legislation, regulations or other related policy content would be a plus.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and ability to craft messages that resonate with multiple audiences from policymakers, to member organizations, to funders.
  • Detail-oriented, with strong project-management skills and the ability to track multiple work streams and follow up efficiently on action items.
  • Ability to thrive and learn in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment.
  • Passion for New Profit and America Forward’s missions and social entrepreneurship.

 

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Manager, Advocacy

Posted by | December 2, 2022 |

Location: Washington, D.C. area

Projected salary: Between $80,000 to $105,000, to be adjusted based on experience

 

About America Forward and New Profit

New Profit is a pioneering national venture philanthropy organization that backs breakthrough social  entrepreneurs who are advancing equity and opportunity in America. New Profit invests in visionary  leaders — both social entrepreneurs and system entrepreneurs — to help them scale high-impact solutions  and achieve systemic change. To date, New Profit has invested over $150 million in scaling innovative  organizations’ impact.

America Forward is the DC-based nonpartisan policy initiative of New Profit. America Forward’s mission  is to unite social innovators with policymakers to translate local impact into national change. America  Forward advances an education, workforce development, poverty alleviation, and social innovation public  policy agenda that advances equity, fosters innovation, and rewards results. Staff of America Forward  direct a Coalition of more than 100 leading social innovation organizations that champion innovative,  effective, and equitable solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems. Our America Forward  Coalition members are achieving measurable outcomes in more than 15,000 communities nationwide,  touching the lives of 9 million Americans, and driving progress in early learning, K-12 and post-secondary education, workforce development, poverty alleviation, national service, social innovation, public health,  pay for success and evidence-based policy. America Forward believes that our nation’s social innovators  can lead the way to unlocking America’s potential. Together, we have leveraged $1.7 billion for evidence based social innovation and have driven millions of federal resources toward programs that are achieving  measurable results for those who need them most.

 

About the Position

America Forward’s Advocacy Manager will work closely with America Forward’s senior staff and policy advisors to advance the Coalition’s federal collective advocacy priorities and amplify the voice of the America Forward Coalition in the national policy conversation.  The Advocacy Manager will help lead  federal collective advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and help build the advocacy capacity of America Forward’s Coalition members.  In addition, they will be responsible for supporting early learning and K12 education federal policy development and advocacy, with a focus on whole-learner education.  In close coordination with America Forward’s Advocacy Director, Government Affairs Director, and senior consultants, the Advocacy Manager will advocate for America Forward’s early childhood, K-12 and whole-learner policy agenda by: conducting outreach to policymakers on Capitol Hill, meeting with congressional staff, planning Hill briefings, staffing Hill Days with America Forward Coalition organizations, conducting outreach to the Department of Education and other federal agencies, and engaging with education and whole-learner funders.  They will also support the Advocacy Director in designing and running advocacy skill-building activities for America Forward Coalition members through the America Forward Advocacy Institute.

An independent self-starter, the Advocacy Manager will have a passion for education equity and advancing policy change, engaging with partners and policymakers, and will thrive in a fast-paced work environment. The manager will be skilled at communicating with internal and external audiences and presenting in front of  groups (both in-person and online) to advance the policy priorities of the America Forward Coalition.

This position is a full-time position based in Washington, DC.  The Advocacy  Manager will report to Heather Rieman, the Advocacy Director of America Forward, work closely with the entire America Forward team and external policy consultants, and play a vital role in ensuring America Forward achieves its ambitious advocacy goals.

 

Position Responsibilities

America Forward’s Advocacy Manager will:

  • In close collaboration with America Forward’s Advocacy Director, staff, and team of consultants, advocate for specific federal policy priorities in the areas of early learning, K-12 education (with a focus on whole-learner education), national service,  and other related issues.
  • Work closely with the America Forward team to develop policy proposals and build strong relationships within the next Congress and Administration to advance priority policy ideas.
  • Support America Forward’s efforts to influence the regulation and implementation of major education and other related federal legislation of interest to the Coalition.
  • Coordinate messaging and strategic engagement on Capitol Hill (e.g., identify new bills, legislative actions, and emerging engagement opportunities with members of Congress and staff), in coordination with America Forward’s Advocacy and Government Affairs Directors.
  • Serve as a representative of America Forward to policymakers (both in Congress and in the Administration), thought leaders, social entrepreneurs, funders, and other key stakeholders and actively cultivate relationships in order to expand our network.
  • Strategize, plan, and support America Forward Advocacy Institute trainings, Hill Days, and other efforts to build the advocacy capacity and skills of America Forward Coalition members.
  • Thoughtfully develop and execute meetings, town halls and community forum events with policymakers and thought leaders to lift up the priorities of the America Forward Coalition.
  • Contribute to America Forward’s ongoing message development, branding, and communications strategies; generate content for America Forward across all communications platforms; develop white papers on key issues; create public engagement materials (ex: op-eds, press materials, external speeches, social media content, etc.).
  • Expand America Forward’s external presence by speaking publicly at national, state, and local conferences and other events, both virtually and in person.

 

Candidate Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in education policy, including experience at the federal level working on Capitol Hill and/or in a federal department/agency or in the policy department of a national nonprofit organization or think tank.
  • Excellent ability to understand substantive education policy ideas, research, and analysis, and effectively communicate about them to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as a part of a mostly DC-based team, connected to a larger Boston-based organization; ability to work collaboratively with a team of DC-based senior policy consultants.
  • Excellent written communication skills and ability to synthesize complex information and ideas into clear, concise, and compelling written materials.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills including ability to craft messages that resonate with multiple audiences from policymakers, to member organizations, to funders.
  • Detail-oriented, with strong project-management skills and the ability to track multiple work streams and follow up efficiently on action items.
  • Ability to thrive and learn in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment.
  • Passion for New Profit and America Forward’s missions, social entrepreneurship, and systems change; deep commitment to pursuing equity; experience or familiarity with social innovation, social entrepreneurship, and the nonprofit sector preferred.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel occasionally (particularly to New Profit’s Boston office).
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Director of HR and Talent

Posted by | November 10, 2022 |

About Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School

CRIPCS is an adult charter school that delivers high-quality education, career training, and supportive services that enable adult immigrants to realize their dreams while strengthening our community and economy. When you join the team at CRIPCS, you become part of a unique, mission-oriented organization that is actively and innovatively tackling some of the greatest challenges faced by adult learners and English language learners today. We have a laser-beam focus on equity of opportunity for those we exist to serve. We are proud to live into our commitment to continuous improvement and challenging the status quo. This documented and celebrated commitment to high quality work has earned us a seat at the table with governmental bodies who can impact our ability to do our best work for our students. In line with our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, we are centering our priorities in empowering our staff, building for the future, and centering our mission.

 

Position Summary:  The Director of HR and Talent is responsible for organizational human resources/capitol vision and strategy, as well as the day-to-day oversight of all functional areas to include talent acquisition, management and retention; employee relations; performance management and organizational effectiveness; professional and leadership development; HRIS; benefits design and administration; and compensation, compliance. They provide leadership in developing and implementing recruitment and retention strategies and succession planning to ensure the organization possesses the talent, skills and capabilities to support and execute its mission of welcoming and serving the immigrant community. The Head of HR and Talent also provides strategic direction and oversight for optimizing employee engagement, human resources policies, processes, tools and systems.

The Director of HR and Talent, as a member of and in collaboration with the Leadership Team (LT), steers the development and implementation of strategy and systems that influence the organization’s culture and prioritizes CRIPCS’s commitment to create and support a vibrant, diverse and mission-driven workforce. The Director of HR and Talent works with leaders and managers across all departments to identify and implement key strategic human capacity and organizational projects that align with CRIPCS’s strategy.

 

Our Commitment to the Director of HR and Talent:

  • A competitive annual starting salary range of $120,000-$150,000 commensurate with experience.
  • 46 total days of time off (a combination of paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal time) per year. This number increases over time.
  • A flexible, hybrid work schedule.
  • Competitive health benefits and retirement match (up to 6% of the base salary)
  • Deep investment in individualized professional development inclusive of coaching, conference attendance, and tuition reimbursement

 

Responsibilities:

Human Resources Strategies & Policies

  • Serves as a strategic advisor, senior human capital expert and thought partner to the CEO, COO and Leadership Team (LT) regarding key talent strategies and HR initiatives and issues.
  • Translates the strategic and tactical business plans into HR strategic and operational plans designed to meet the growing organization’s human capital needs including: recruitment and recognition, Diversity Equity Inclusion and Belonging Initiatives, employer branding, leadership development and HR technology.
  • Leads the HR policy development process from conception to practice. Continues improving the programs, policies, practices and processes associated with meeting the strategic and operational people issues of the organization.
  • Defines and operationalizes an HR technology strategy that supports organizational goals.
  • Enhances and/or develops, implements and enforces human resources policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the organization. In particular, manage the human resource information systems database and necessary reports for critical analyses of the HR function and the people resources.

Benefits and Compensation Administration

  • Leads the implementation of CRIPCS’s compensation philosophy, structure and administration. Develops progressive and proactive compensation and benefits programs to provide motivation, incentives and rewards for effective performance.
  • Provides day-to-day operational oversight of the HR department inclusive of Payroll and 401K administration. Supervises and mentors the HR team and, in doing so, models CRIPCS’ coaching philosophy and ensures alignment of the team and department objectives to overall organizational objectives and standards.

Performance Management, Employee Experience and Retention

  • Serves as a thought leader and coach for motivating, engaging, developing and retaining talent throughout the organization. Leads team with developing staffing strategies and implementation plans and programs to identify talent within and outside of CRIPCS. Supports team in identifying appropriate and effective external sources for candidates for all levels.
  • Regularly assesses and reports on employee engagement, morale, and other HR indicators, while constantly seeking opportunities to support employees and foster their professional development.
  • Coaches and supports supervisors to develop their team members. Provides consultation on how to proactively address and resolve personnel challenges.
  • Co-creates with and supports all CRIPCS leaders on an organizational culture that celebrates and leverages the benefits of a diverse, inclusive workforce that embraces the populations served and reflects CRIPCS’s mission and core values.
  • Collaborates with management to identify performance-based competencies, knowledge and talent gaps in addition to developing specific programs to fill gaps.

 

Qualifications:

  • Deep commitment to CRIPCS’s core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.
  • An undergraduate degree in Human Resources and/or Organizational Development, or related field from an accredited institution preferred. Graduate degree in a related field and/or HRCI certification preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of management experience in HR, with at least 5 years in an executive human resources and/or organizational development position or the appropriate combination of education and experience.
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish), highly preferred.
  • Experience working within immigrant and English language learning communities, highly preferred.
  • Proven track record in enhancing HR functions, including but not limited to culture development, change management, employee recruitment and retention, workforce planning, organizational development, compensation, benefits, employee training and professional development, while maintaining an inclusive, collaborative leadership style.
  • Ability to coach and mentor direct reports, peers and executives on sound talent management practices; track record of driving organizational results by coaching and mentoring.
  • Demonstrated ability to transform an organization into a learning culture that is committed to professional growth and talent development.
  • Demonstrated success in leading and implementing performance management, professional growth plans, succession planning, leadership development and diversity inclusion frameworks.
  • Knowledge and experience in Human Resources systems development and policies, practices, and legal compliance.
  • Strong strategic thinking skills with an ability to use data to make decisions and to translate strategy from plan into measurable action.
  • Understanding and commitment to Diversity Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to articulate a clear and compelling vision and lead others to implement it.
  • Strong change management and interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop productive working relationships with people representing a wide diversity of demographic and cultural characteristics.
  • An outcomes-focused approach to work and the resilience that enables one to proceed in spite of the inevitable setbacks and obstacles.
  • A genuine respect and appreciation for people from all walks of life and a deep seeded commitment to support all of them in their yearning to grow to be their best selves.

 

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by supervisors to perform other related duties. Management has the right to revise this job description at any time.

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Apply Georgia Visa Online

Posted by | November 9, 2022 |

Insta Global Visa is a trustworthy online Georgia visa service provider. Online Georgia visa application forms are designed by the best in the travel sector. The online form allows the applicant to fill in the details and upload necessary documents in a hassle-free manner. Applicants can also pay fees through secured online payment modes. Insta Global Visa is loaded with complete and updated information about various types of online Georgia visas.

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Vice President Business Development – Education

Posted by | November 4, 2022 |

Openings in Colorado, Georgia and Texas.  Must reside in state.

Work. With Purpose

ChanceLight, a growing, dynamic organization with a social mission to offer hope, is seeking an individual to join our family.

This individual will join an award-winning team and perform meaningful work in a culture that welcomes innovation, encourages creative expression and offers limitless potential for personal and professional satisfaction.

If you thrive in a fast-paced, goal-oriented, outcome-driven environment, seek a career with a social mission, and possess a problem-solving mindset, a sense of humor – and a stellar work ethic – we should talk.

The Vice President of Business Development (VP) is the front-line sales executive working with targeted school districts to sell-in ChanceLight Education services. Working as a member of a business development team with the Executive Vice President (EVP), this executive is responsible for building deep and broad relationships with school districts in targeted markets.  This role requires the ability to navigate the financial, operational and academic performance issues in a thorough and fair manner.  This is an individual contributor role with 50%-70% travel.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Exhibits strong identification, buy-in and passion for the mission of high quality education.
  • Delivers the revenue goals established for the region by developing and managing related business development plans for the region.
  • Well-versed in all ChanceLight lines of business and seizes cross channel selling opportunities as they arise.
  • Utilizes corporate CRM software to track leads/projects, contacts, account development and pipeline specifics.
  • Identifies and establishes strong relationships with key decision makers within targeted states and school districts.
  • Manages and executes service contracts which includes but is not limited to:
    • conducting evaluations of district needs,
    • performing return-on-investment (ROI) analyses,
    • persuading key decision makers to support the sell-in process,
    • negotiating contract parameters, and
    • obtaining final contract approval.
  • Works closely with peers to share best practices and support the EVP in large scale initiatives.
  • Ensures that all referral contact information is updated and the outcome of each activity with the referral is properly recorded.
  • Structures work load and work flow independently to maximize productivity, generally out of a home office and/or on the road.
  • Displays excellent human relations skills as judged by intellect, communications ability, approachability, and integrity.
  • Maintains a schedule of periodic contact (service calls/visits) with current and previous customers to inquire about satisfaction with services and need for other services.
  • Schedules and coordinates activities requiring travel to maximize the promotion of Company services at the most efficient cost of travel possible.
  • Keeps EVP informed as directed regarding development, progress, and modifications of strategic business development plan for assigned region.


KEY RELATIONSHIPS

The VP takes advantage of full complement of ChanceLight resources and works with key district administrators/superintendents, central office and site administrators.  Additionally, this position works with key corporate staff as outlined below to facilitate the sales process.

  • Program/Center Operations –The VP establishes close and trusting relationships with ChanceLight operations staff that will become responsible for the program/center once the contract is signed.  S/he maintains awareness of the larger operational issues affecting ChanceLight, as these will affect the sales process in new districts.  In addition, the complex nature of the personnel and relationships inherent in outsourcing to private management requires hand-in-glove cooperation between the sales and operations teams when the program is implemented.
  • Finance – Budget analysts will support the VP in the development of budgets and other financial tools for use in structuring pricing and other agreement terms.
  • Legal – Attorneys and contract specialists will author the detailed terms of district agreements at the direction of the VP.
  • Program – The VP works with the program staff to understand and accurately represent ESA’s achievement record.
  • Communications & Media – The VP leverages the corporate media expertise to ensure consistent and effective public communication about ChanceLight’s record and its successes.
  • Other SVPs and VPs of Business Development to coordinate and leverage his/her respective learning, best practices and in targeting marketplace opportunities.

KEY COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESS:

  • Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public over the telephone and in person.
  • Able to cold call and/or meet with individuals of all levels with confidence to initiate dialog regarding their job and ChanceLight services available.
  • Easily engage customers in dialog evoking service needs and effectively communicates how ChanceLight services may assist in meeting their service needs.
  • Self-confident individual with his/her ego well in check, as well as a collaborative team player.
  • Person who is motivated by his/her impact on the organization.
  • Thinker who is innovative and intellectually curious, and who can operate successfully among very bright and charismatic people.
  • Senior executive open to feedback, continuous learning and committed to ongoing self -improvement.
  • Person with the ability to build credibility, make quick decisions when necessary, and deliver fast results.
  • Focuses on execution and getting results.
  • Metrics and Data driven.
  • Strong score card culture of clear responsibility and accountability.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Demonstrating resilience and persistence in getting things done.
  • Showing confidence and sound judgment in taking decisions, strong decision facilitator and/or maker.

Education Required:  Bachelor’s or higher

Experience Required:  5 years: Successful sales, business development or Administrative leadership experience selling/delivering services (ideally) or products into Colorado, Georgia or Texas based school districts or government entities.

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Senior Program Manager Y3+, BOS

Posted by | October 25, 2022 |

Organization Profile: 

Founded in 1999, BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to ignite the power of youth in under-resourced communities to build Career success, Entrepreneurial mindsets, and Opportunity. We help students become the CEO of their own lives.

 

BUILD’s unique program offers students a four-year entrepreneurship experience designed to develop 21st Century Skills and motivate student engagement in school. Starting in 9th grade, BUILD students work with their peers and community mentors to develop business ideas, pitch to funders and launch real businesses. As students journey through high school and continue to grow their businesses, BUILD helps them explore college and career options, and assists students with the college application process. Entrepreneurship is the spark – college, career, and life success are the goals.

 

BUILD currently serves approximately 2,000 high school students annually at programs located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington DC, New York City and Boston. Our new digital offerings are reaching up to 15,000 students in 50 cities. For more information, please visit www.build.org.

 

Our Culture:

BUILD is made up of a diverse, results driven and passionate team who believe in the potential of every student and the power of entrepreneurship to transform the education landscape. We work in a collaborative environment where perseverance, flexibility, and an entrepreneurial spirit are encouraged and celebrated. Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, equity and inclusion, including cross-cultural understanding. Kindness, empathy and respect are at the forefront of the way we treat each other, our students, our teachers and our supporters. We believe in the potential of every student and are dedicated to breaking down the educational, economic and social barriers that stand in the way of their long-term success.  The remarkable young men and women whom we serve are at the center of everything we do. We are intentional about our culture so that we can best support them.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Boston Program Director, the Sr. Program Manager, Y3+ (SPM) will play a leading role in implementing and growing the BUILD Your Future curriculum in our partner schools in the greater Boston area. The SPM will provide programmatic leadership, relationship management, and  high quality training and support for BUILD instructors. This position will work closely with all program team staff and with Postsecondary Pathways leadership, with a focus on preparing BUILD students for postsecondary success. Serving primarily 11th-12th grade students and recent high school graduates, this role is designed to develop BUILD students’ navigational capital and access to career pathways, financial wellness, networking opportunities, and college pathways.

 

The SPM will liaise with multiple teams and stakeholders at BUILD to cultivate a culture of teamwork, excellence, collaboration, and learning among existing and future BUILD sites and community partners. Working in collaboration with the Boston program and development staff as well as other BUILD staff nationwide, the SPM will ensure that the BUILD Your Future curriculum and programmatic offerings are operating effectively and meeting the needs of students in alignment with BUILD’s mission and values. In addition, the SPM will support the cultivation and maintenance of new school and community partnerships. This role serves as the lead for balancing Boston program quality, consistency, cost-effectiveness, and student-centered innovation.

 

Position Responsibilities: 

 

Coaching and Training

  • Provide coaching and professional development, ensuring program excellence, to BUILD teachers and partner facilitators
  • Collaborate with BUILD staff locally and nationally to provide trainings in using effective instructional practices for virtual and blended learning with youth from under-resourced communities
  • Develop and maintain relationships with BUILD teachers, facilitators, volunteers, staff, and board members by demonstrating care, respect, and high expectations
  • Organize and lead workshops and events related to postsecondary success

 

School and Community Partnerships 

  • Foster a culture of belonging, trust, effective communication, perseverance, collaboration, and overall excellence across partner sites
  • Support regional team in developing and managing partnerships with new schools to ensure effective and sustainable implementation of BUILD offerings
  • Support the identification and selection of new school partners in collaboration with the Regional Executive Director, Directors and school and district leadership
  • Explore opportunities for partnership with community-based organizations and higher education institutions

 

Program Implementation, Evaluation, and Instructional Design

  • Utilize data to identify promising practices, celebrate successes, surface areas of improvement, and recommend strategies to promote organizational growth locally and nationally
  • Support the creation, implementation, and improvement of BUILD curriculum development and digitization
  • Collaborate with teachers to effectively deliver the BUILD Your Future curriculum and support positive learning environments for all students
  • In collaboration with regional and national program staff, help to design curricular content aligned with the principles of project-based learning, 21st century skill development, and design thinking

 

Alumni Network Development & Support

  • Work in collaboration with the Postsecondary Pathways team and with BUILD graduates to build a strong Boston alumni network that offers postsecondary guidance and mentorship opportunities for BUILD alums
  • Organize and execute the annual process for BUILD Scholarship applications, selections, and disbursements

 

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree in education, social work, or related field.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of classroom teaching experience or direct service working with youth.
  • Knowledge of systems and processes for college and career exploration.
  • Experience supporting high school students navigating postsecondary success.
  • Can effectively deliver entrepreneurship curriculum and utilize experiential learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster healthy and high performing strategic partnerships.
  • Experience coaching and supporting educators and/or other adult learners.
  • Familiarity with leveraging digital tools to promote a fun and engaging learning environment.
  • Knowledge of urban public school systems.
  • High cultural competence with experience serving diverse populations and students from under-resourced communities.
  • Self-starter, thrives in a fast-paced environment and has a sense of humor.
  • Capable of thriving in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Fluency in one of the five main languages spoken in Greater Boston is a plus (Spanish, Haitian Creole, Chinese, Portuguese/Cape Verdean Creole, Vietnamese).
  • BUILD requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees. Reasonable accommodations based on a qualifying medical exemption or sincerely held religious belief are being considered in accordance with applicable law.

 

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following competencies through a combination of previous education/work experiences: 

 

BUILD’s Core Values:

Keep Students at the Center – As BUILDers, we hold an unwavering passionate commitment and belief in the power and potential of youth. Our organization exists to serve students. We seize each opportunity to contribute to the foundation of knowledge, skills, and networks from which students can build extraordinary lives. Our operating principles and decisions focus on what is in the best interest of our students.

Bring the Spark – As BUILDers, we excel in the entrepreneurial Spark Skills that we teach our students – Communication, Collaboration, Problem Solving, Innovation, Grit and Self-Management. We communicate through transparent and honest dialogue. We cherish teamwork, tenacity, and thinking outside the box. We demonstrate a relentless pursuit of excellence and approach work with a positive can do attitude. When we bring the spark we achieve great things together, and we model the way for our students.

Bridge Communities – As BUILDers, we develop and foster relationships in service of creating access and opportunities for our students, staff, and stakeholders. We value all who come to the table as partners to maximize our collective impact. By connecting the communities in which we work, we build empathy, equity, and social capital.

Promote Diversity and Social Action – As BUILDers, we understand that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion matters, but what matters even more is Action. We strive to create equity of voice, access, influence and power across lines of difference – both in and beyond BUILD, specifically for groups that have been historically denied social and economic justice. If we are not part of the solution, then we are part of the problem. We welcome, celebrate, and embrace the unique expressions and contributions of us all – our backgrounds, race, ethnicity, gender, language, sexual orientation, and social class.

 

Competencies:

  • Strategic Thinking – Take into account and analyze various points of view and pieces of data to form a perspective appropriate to a particular context.
  • Relationship-Building/Relationships Management – Utilize effective interpersonal skills and techniques to reach mutually beneficial goals over time.
  • Entrepreneurialism – Demonstrate comfort with risk- and initiative-taking in order to achieve unique and aggressive goals.
  • Creativity/Innovation – Envision new ideas that transcend traditional approaches and practices to move work forward.
  • Qualitative Analysis – Review non-numeric, often subjective, data sets in order to recognize patterns, identify additional information or data needed, and draw conclusions.
  • Time Management – Effectively prioritize and execute projects based on time estimates and relative importance.

 

Position Details: 

  • Full-time/exempt position
  • Location: BUILD Offices, Boston, MA
  • Frequent travel between local sites is required so employees should have their own vehicle for transportation (valid proof of insurance required). Mileage for work-related travel beyond the normal commute will be reimbursed at the stipulated IRS rate.
  • Occasional travel is required during the year for college tours and visits to BUILD sites and gatherings nationally.

 

Compensation:

The salary for the Sr. Program Manager ranges from $70-75k in accordance with BUILD’s equity focused salary bands. BUILD offers a competitive benefits package for eligible employees.  This includes employer paid medical, dental & vision coverage, flexible spending accounts, employer paid life insurance, and a 403(b) plan with match.  In addition, eligible BUILD employees qualify for generous vacation, sick time, paid Federal holidays,  and a flexible work environment.

 

COVID-19 Commitment to Safety: 

BUILD requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees. Reasonable accommodations based on a qualifying medical exemption or sincerely held religious beliefs are being considered in accordance with applicable law.

 

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Director of Human Resources

Posted by | October 25, 2022 |

Location: Preference for LA based applicants but remote applicants will be considered

Type: Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried

Reports to: Managing Director of Operations

Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing date of this position: Open until filled

 

ABOUT EQUALITY CALIFORNIA

Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer+ (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization with over 900,000 members. Equality California brings the voices of LGBTQ+ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating, and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. For more than 20 years, Equality California has been fighting for full, lived LGBTQ+ equality in a number of ways: electing pro-equality leaders up and down the ballot; passing pro-equality legislation in California, Nevada and Washington, DC; and fighting for LGBTQ+ civil rights and social justice in the courtroom.

Equality California Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization that has a parallel mission to Equality California, its 501(c)(4) counterpart. Equality California Institute works to achieve full, lived LGBTQ+ equality by reducing disparities in LGBTQ+ health and well-being, developing a pipeline of LGBTQ+ leaders and increasing civic participation within the LGBTQ+ community.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Equality California is hiring an experienced, high-performing Director of Human Resources to develop and lead all human resource functional areas, including benefits administration, talent acquisition and retention, compensation and performance appraisal, leadership development, and workforce culture. Additionally, the Director of Human Resources will manage several organizational administrative responsibilities, including facilities management, contract and vendor relationships, and technology consultants.

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for all areas of the employee experience while developing and improving Equality California culture. This position supports a partially unionized workforce and is pivotal in helping to ensure Equality California employees feel supported and enjoy working at the organization. The Director of Human Resources will report to the Managing Director of Operations and will manage an Administrative Manager.

The ideal candidate must be a strong HR practitioner. Candidates should have at least 2+ years of direct management with 8+ years of HR experience including – HR functional and strategic skills, relationship building, policy creation, coaching, mentoring, and culture development. Candidates should have demonstrated success in managing and growing HR functions.

Location: Remote candidates will be considered for this position.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director of Human Resources’ primary responsibilities include:

  • HR Management & Administration Support
    • Manage outside benefit administrators and other HR supporting contractors
    • Maintain accurate administrative and personnel files
    • Maintain employee handbook with new and developing legislature and policies; review and update all HR, organizational, and insurance related policies and protocols as necessary
    • Manage the state charitable solicitation registration process, including registration, renewal, and compliance
    • Conduct assessment and renewal of organizational insurance policies, including general liability, etc.
    • Lead key administrative projects related to office, technology, facilities, and other duties as assigned
  • Culture-Building & Employee Experience
    • Design and implement culture programs that improve office dynamics and are rooted in the organization’s values as the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization
    • Lead the racial equity steering committee; facilitate meetings and develop work plans to support efforts around racial equity within the organization’s external and internal programs
    • Develop relationships with all employees and advise on HR, cultural, and other organizational concerns
    • Drive employee engagement and satisfaction through ongoing learning and development
    • Ensure compliance training for all local, state, and federal laws
  • Recruitment and Retention
    • Lead talent acquisition strategy to ensure that the organization is sourcing, recruiting, and ultimately hiring qualified and diverse candidates
    • Manage full-cycle recruitment, including sourcing, application review, conducting interviews, support reference checks, and offering equitable hiring recommendations
    • Support new hires in a comprehensive and positive onboarding experience to ensure that new employees are set up for success and acclimated to Equality California’s organizational history, goals, culture, and values
    • Develop and analyze compensation structure

 

KEY EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

What you’ve accomplished (required):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR or related field, Master’s Degree strongly preferred
  • 8 +years of HR experience with at least 2+ years of direct management experience (in a union environment preferred)
  • Communication, decision-making, and interpersonal skills coupled with sound judgment; optimistic and forward-looking in all messages and decisions

Other things you might have accomplished or would be excited to learn here:

  • Demonstrated experience providing vision and leadership
  • Detail oriented, logical, and methodological approach to problem solving
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to relate to individuals at all levels from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience with union negotiations and management

Skills you have developed and knowledge you have acquired:

  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and delegate them when appropriate to meet deadlines and expectations
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations
  • Excellent presentation skills; ability to present and facilitate employee trainings and culture initiatives
  • Supervisory and people management experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

This full-time position with salary up to $140,000 commensurate with experience and includes competitive benefits (healthcare, dental, vision, long/short term disability, life insurance and 401K). Occasional travel to organizational events is needed and expenses will be reimbursed.

 

RELEVANT POLICIES AT EQUALITY CALIFORNIA

Equality California is an equal employment opportunity employer. Equality California does not make employment decisions or discriminate based on protected characteristics including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression), sexual orientation, age, physical or mental handicaps, veteran status, or genetic information as prescribed by applicable local, state, and federal law.

We strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply, including, but not limited to, women, people of color, people of diverse gender identities, and non-LGBTQ+ allies.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the California Consumer Reporting Agencies Act and Los Angeles’s Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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Community Organizer

Posted by | October 19, 2022 |

About Denver Families for Public Schools (Denver Families)

Denver Families for Public Schools works to increase civic engagement and electoral participation in order to promote educational equity and empower communities. Families in Denver know that every student deserves a great public education at a school that puts their needs first regardless of zip code or income. We believe that public school families can contribute to a quality education by uniting as a powerful voice for children, our schools and our communities. At Denver Families we unite these voices to advocate for outstanding public   school options for every child in our city.

 

Position Overview:

The Community Organizer will work with passion toward transformational change centered on empowerment, movement-building and representation. They will report to the Director of Programs and Advocacy to implement strategies that promote civic engagement and electoral participation in Denver. As a recently founded nonprofit, the professional hired to take on this role will have an exceptional opportunity to build the organization’s presence with school communities. The Community Organizer will work with school staff, parents, students, and community members to develop and execute advocacy-based programs and initiatives. Their efforts will focus on three core areas: grassroots organizing, leadership development, and event management.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Grassroots Organizing – 70%: Empowering families, educators and community members to take an active role in shaping the systems and policies that define public education is the heart of our mission. The Community Organizer will encourage broader civic engagement and recruit, develop and equip education advocates to fight for educational equity. They will work directly within school communities; attending school and district events, attending school board meetings, and tabling and presenting in community settings across Denver. To be successful, the Community Organizer will collaborate with Denver Families staff, contractors, and school employees to develop and execute educational and advocacy-generating programs. They will be the face of Denver Families’ work and will be instrumental in building community-centered initiatives that encourage electoral participation and advocacy. The Community Organizer will consistently monitor the education landscape in Denver and implement campaigns to advocate for policies that further the effort to ensure that every student has access to a great public school option regardless of zip code or income
  • Leadership Development – 20%: Denver Families seeks to identify community stakeholders with a passion for public education and equip them with the tools to be vocal leaders at all levels of policy formation. The Community Organizer will be responsible for implementing leadership and advocate training programs focused on building power and politically engaging public school families, educators and community members. Through their organizing activities, they will identify and recruit candidates for leadership development and lead trainings that will equip these individuals with the knowledge and skills to create change. The Community Organizer will manage data and track the success of their activities through CRMs.
  • Event Support – 10%: As an advocacy and empowerment-centered organization, Denver Families will frequently host events, trainings, and meetings. The Community Organizer will assist in the planning and execution of all Denver Families events, from major convenings to smaller community gatherings and stakeholder meetings. The Community Organizer will also be responsible for identifying and executing events that will increase civic and electoral engagement within the communities they work in. Responsibilities will include identifying locations, arranging and producing event agendas and materials, creating post-event surveys, and direct event staffing.

 

Qualifications:

  • Belief in the power of grassroots organizing, passion for educational justice and urgency around improving educational outcomes.
  • Ability to operate with purpose and accuracy in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • A minimum of 1 year of organizing experience, working through a community-based organization or electoral campaign. Comparative experience, especially within a public education setting, will also be considered.
  • Ability to recruit and manage volunteers.
  • Strong interpersonal, relational and organizational communication skills.
  • Understand and appreciate the use of outcomes-based data and information to help drive performance. Experience utilizing campaign and voter file databases.
  • Ability to build relationships quickly with diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to take initiative and a high level of ownership for outcomes and exercise sound judgment in day-to-day decision-making.
  • Possess a spirit of flexibility, an openness to feedback and a commitment to learning.
  • Strong orientation for service to others and empowering marginalized communities.
  • Ability to work independently and function in a hybrid (remote and in-person) environment.

Nice to have:

  • Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.
  • Knowledge of education policy, education entrepreneurship and school governance models are a plus.
  • Prior experience in public education or supporting public education is a plus.

 

Salary:

The salary range for this position is $55,000 – $65,000.

In addition to a competitive salary, Denver Families for Public Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package, including: an unlimited paid time off policy; paid sick leave; paid holidays; 401K retirement plan with a 5 percent employer-paid match; and competitive employee health, dental, short-term disability and caregiving and family leave plans.

At Denver Families for Public Schools diversity, equity and inclusion are at the core of our mission. We believe that diverse teams lead to better solutions. We understand that a greater depth in lived experiences promotes creative thinking and empowers us to address complex issues. We strive in our hiring to ensure that our candidate pool is diverse in terms of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, physical or mental ability, origin, and religion.

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Reporter

Posted by | October 19, 2022 |

Idaho EdNews seeks experienced journalist

Idaho Education News is seeking an experienced journalist who wants to investigate Idaho’s most pressing education issues and hold the powerful accountable.

This full-time position includes reporting on the people who influence state government and public education, including elected officials, lobbyists, and state agency leadership.

This is a great job for a journalist who wants to make a difference in the world.

Our downtown Boise office is walking distance from the state Capitol, State Department of Education and State Board of Education.

We offer an attractive compensation package, including a competitive salary, healthcare and retirement benefits.

Most importantly, this is a workplace where a journalist has the time and support to do award-winning work. We are building a new kind of journalism – entrepreneurial and public-service oriented – and a new kind of civic reporting. We also are building a new kind of work environment for a journalist – one that is flexible and focused on strengths and interests. Our support team includes a full-time data analyst, who collects and mines data for journalists, and a managing editor with more than 30 years of experience.

About Idaho Education News

Idaho Education News is a non-profit online news source that provides statewide awareness of critical issues that have an impact on Idaho’s children and their future.

We are award-winning journalists who dig for and shine a light on education data. We demand transparency. We hold lawmakers and educators accountable for taxpayer dollars and student achievement.

Idaho Education News has seven full-time employees with an office in Downtown Boise, Idaho, and a bureau in East Idaho.

Our websites – IdahoEdNews.org and IdahoEdTrends.org – are free of advertising and paywalls and they have more than 1 million visitors a year.

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Manager, Economic Mobility, America Forward

Posted by | October 7, 2022 |

Time-bound position: 24 months

About America Forward and New Profit

New Profit is a pioneering national venture philanthropy organization that backs breakthrough social entrepreneurs who are advancing equity and opportunity in America.  New Profit invests in visionary leaders — both social entrepreneurs and system entrepreneurs — to help them scale high-impact solutions and achieve systemic change. To date, New Profit has invested over $150 million in scaling innovative organizations’ impact.

America Forward is the DC-based nonpartisan policy initiative of New Profit. America Forward’s mission is to unite social innovators with policymakers to translate local impact into national change.  America Forward advances an education, workforce development, poverty alleviation, and social innovation public policy agenda that advances equity, fosters innovation,and rewards results. Staff of America Forward direct a Coalition of more than 100 leading social innovation organizations that champion innovative, effective, and equitable solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems. Our America Forward Coalition members are achieving measurable outcomes in more than 15,000 communities nationwide, touching the lives of 9 million Americans, and driving progress in early learning, K-12 and post secondary education, workforce development, poverty alleviation, national service, social innovation, pay for success and evidence-based policy. America Forward believes that our nation’s social innovators can lead the way to unlocking America’s potential. Together, we have leveraged $1.7 billion for evidence-based social innovation and have driven millions of federal resources toward programs that are achieving measurable results for those who need them most.

About the Position

America Forward’s Economic Mobility Manager will be responsible for supporting America Forward’s federal policy and advocacy efforts to advance economic mobility as set forth in its Workforce Development and Economic Justice platform.

In close coordination with America Forward’s Policy Director, Policy Manager, Government Affairs Director, senior consultants, and members of the America Forward Coalition, the Economic Mobility Manager will play a central role in developing and advocating for federal policy solutions that advance America Forward’s workforce development agenda in pursuit of economic mobility. The Economic Mobility Manager will address an array of high-priority policy issues, such as scaling proven workforce development programs and building evidence on promising models; improving data and performance assessment to enable stronger decision-making by participants, local leaders, and policymakers across the system; and empowering innovative, coordinated efforts to better leverage funds to improve participants’ long-term economic mobility and strengthen equity.

This position is a full time position. This project will last 24 months and offers will reflect this time frame.

The starting salary for this role is $80,000, to be adjusted based on experience.

Position Responsibilities

America Forward’s Economic Mobility Manager will:

  • Develop new policy solutions, in collaboration with colleagues, to address the most pressing issues in workforce development and postsecondary policy to advance economic mobility, ranging from reforming the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to recommended administrative actions by federal agencies
  • Analyze evidence and research, and directly engage with partners and practitioners, to assess the viability of policy options and opportunities
  • Draft compelling communications materials translating policy recommendations and perspectives to policymakers and stakeholders across the workforce development system to strengthen economic mobility
  • Engage in and support outreach to federal policymakers–including officials in Congress, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of Education–regarding America Forward’s workforce development policy priorities
  • Analyze the policy and political landscape for America Forward and America Forward Coalition members, and report on policy activities such as the introduction and action on relevant bills; congressional briefings; federal agency initiatives, such as rulemakings, guidance, or grant notices; and activities by key policy leaders and thought partners
  • Support America Forward’s organization-wide efforts to support America Forward Coalition members in federal policy engagement and skill-building through our Advocacy Institute briefings
  • Actively engage with America Forward Coalition members leading breakthrough workforce development programs and help manage America Forward’s Workforce Development & Economic Justice Task Force

 

Candidate Qualifications

Required:

  • 2-5 years of experience, which can include postgraduate education, in policy and/or politics, such as experience working on Capitol Hill, an administrative department/agency, or a think tank or policy advocacy organization
  • Experience in policy issues related to economic mobility, human capability, and equity (e.g., in fields such as workforce development, career and technical education, postsecondary education, or public benefits policy)
  • Adept at policy research and analysis, including a sufficient understanding of research methods to quickly assess key takeaways from policy papers and technical publications and to identify potential methodological limitations regarding research findings
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel occasionally (particularly to New Profit’s Boston office)

 

Preferred:

  • Experience working with a coalition of organizations or in another collaborative setting
  • Direct experience in workforce development issues, such as with a workforce policy organization, workforce agency, or a training provider or intermediary
  • Experience or familiarity  with social innovation, social entrepreneurship, and the nonprofit sector

 

Competencies:

  • Excellent written communication skills; ability to synthesize complex information and ideas into clear, concise, and compelling written materials, ranging from longer-form reports to short-form policy briefs and one-pagers
  • Ability to understand substantive policy ideas and effectively communicate about them to a wide variety of audiences
  • Excellent verbal communication skills; ability to craft messages that resonate with multiple audiences from policymakers, to member organizations, to funders
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as a part of a mostly DC-based team, connected to a larger Boston-based organization; ability to work collaboratively with a team of DC-based senior policy consultants
  • Willing and able to do operational work as a member of a team
  • Ability to thrive and learn in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment
  • Passion for New Profit and America Forward’s missions, social entrepreneurship, and systems change; deep commitment to pursuing equity
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FSCS (Full-Service Community Schools) Site Coordinator

Posted by | September 28, 2022 |

THE ROLE

TRAILS (Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students) is seeking an experienced, highly motivated, and organized individual to serve as a school Site Coordinator on a U.S. Department of Education (DoE) grant-funded initiative. The initiative aims to improve the accessibility and quality of behavioral health programming among 4 Washtenaw County schools and thus to improve students’ academic and health outcomes, increase parent and community engagement, align and coordinate partner efforts, and assist families in receiving the necessary resources to support the emotional wellbeing of their children.

This position is based at Lincoln Middle School, one of the partnering school sites. Along with the broader project team, the Coordinator will work in close collaboration with personnel in the schools, as well as with the Washtenaw Intermediate School District Office and also with local not-for-profit health organizations. The Site Coordinator will work in collaboration with TRAILS teammates to support the coordination of existing programs and services and will assist with development, implementation, evaluation, and oversight of new programs and services, based on needs assessment data collected from each school site.  

THE ORGANIZATION

TRAILS (Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students) is a growing team of innovative thinkers committed to youth mental health. We partner with schools throughout Michigan and in a number of other settings nationwide, providing school staff with the training, materials, and implementation support they need to deliver effective mental health programming to their students. Our program was designed and developed by expert child mental health clinicians in collaboration with health and education researchers, educators, and school leaders. Our model was built specifically for the school setting, and is grounded in evidence-based cognitive behavioral and mindfulness practices. As we work to make effective mental health services available to all students, priority is given to schools that are under-resourced or that serve historically excluded populations. Our staff are dedicated to a vision of health and health care equity for all, and as TRAILS expands, we are seeking individuals who practice cultural humility, and who thrive in and contribute to an inclusive working environment.

THE RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Implementation Management (50%)

  • Responsible for the management, performance, and completion of programming and grant deliverables at one partner school site related to building social emotional learning and a sustainable continuum of mental health care and resources
  • Responsible for coordinating activities of the project team, identifying appropriate resources, and developing schedules to ensure timely completion of the project
  • Support ongoing data collection utilizing surveys, focus groups, and other methods to gather information from stakeholders including: students, families, school staff, and community organizations
  • Complete reports and collect data in order to effectively plan, inform decision-making, and promote accountability by designated deadlines

External partnerships (30%)

  • Coordinate and facilitate collaborative meetings between school personnel, University programs, parents, and community partners to align programming to a sustainable health promotion plan
  • Provide and coordinate training, consultation, or technical support to school professionals on evidence-based behavioral health practices for use with students
  • Develop and support implementation of an effective referral process that promotes programs and services offered at school and community organizations 
  • Maintain strong working relationships with school administrators, teachers, school staff, students, and families 
  • Follow school and district policies and procedures for safe program operation

Internal TRAILS collaboration (10%)

  • Collaborate with the TRAILS Clinical team to assist with the implementation of TRAILS programming with school and community partners
  • Serve as the primary point of contact between staff, school administration, University programs, and community partners
  • Document and share implementation feedback, learning, and data with TRAILS team to ensure continual improvement

Team responsibilities (10%)

  • Attend all staff meetings and retreats, workgroups and other relevant TRAILS meetings as necessary
  • Support TRAILS team with all hands on deck events as needed and other team initiatives

THE PERSON 

Our experience suggests that the following types of professional experiences lend themselves to this work:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ professional experience in schools or community setting
  • History of working effectively with various community stakeholders including administrators, teachers, parents, and students
  • Experience working in schools or the nonprofit service area of Southeastern Michigan
  • Experience with school-based integrated services and/or collaborative services
  • Experience working with and building sustainable programming with school partners. 

Our experience suggests that the following types of skills lend themselves well to this work:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, Excel) and web-based platforms, including Google-based applications (Drive, Sheets), Box, Slack, and other task management tools
  • Proficiency in program design, management, and/or community organizing
  • Proficiency in data collection, both quantitative and qualitative
  • Available to work a flexible schedule that will occasionally include evenings or weekends
  • Good organization and time management skills
  • Strong relationship and communication skills

EDUCATION

Our experience suggests the following certifications and degree(s) lend themselves well to this work:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Education, Child Development, Public Health, Human Services, or other related field
  • Applicable experience and competencies may be considered in lieu of formal education

COMPENSATION

The salary for this role is $60,008. 

TRAILS offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, and vision as well as a 403B with a safe harbor match and short and long term disability. We offer a generous holiday and paid time off package. 

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION 

Addressing inequities in access to evidence-based mental health care is intrinsic to the TRAILS mission. The intentionality behind this approach is woven into everything we do at TRAILS, resulting in a staff-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion for all facets of our program. If this commitment is something to which you could positively contribute, we encourage you to apply, particularly if your voice represents a historically excluded perspective. 

TRAILS, a project of Tides Center, is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance.

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Senior Program Manager, BOS

Posted by | September 27, 2022 |

Organization Profile: 

Founded in 1999, BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to ignite the power of youth in under-resourced communities to build Career success, Entrepreneurial mindsets, and Opportunity. We help students become the CEO of their own lives

 

BUILD’s unique program offers students a four-year entrepreneurship experience designed to develop 21st Century Skills and motivate student engagement in school. Starting in 9th grade, BUILD students work with their peers and community mentors to develop business ideas, pitch to funders and launch real businesses. As students journey through high school and continue to grow their businesses, BUILD helps them explore college and career options, and assists students with the college application process. Entrepreneurship is the spark – college, career, and life success are the goals.

 

BUILD currently serves approximately 2,000 high school students annually at programs located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington DC, New York City and Boston. Our new digital offerings are reaching up to 15,000 students in 50 cities. For more information, please visit www.build.org. 

 

Our Culture:

BUILD is made up of a diverse, results driven and passionate team who believe in the potential of every student and the power of entrepreneurship to transform the education landscape. We work in a collaborative environment where perseverance, flexibility, and an entrepreneurial spirit are encouraged and celebrated. Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, equity and inclusion, including cross-cultural understanding. Kindness, empathy and respect are at the forefront of the way we treat each other, our students, our teachers and our supporters. We believe in the potential of every student and are dedicated to breaking down the educational, economic and social barriers that stand in the way of their long-term success.  The remarkable young men and women whom we serve are at the center of everything we do. We are intentional about our culture so that we can best support them.
                                                                                                                   

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Boston Program Director, the Sr. Program Manager, Y3+ (SPM) will play a leading role in implementing and growing the BUILD Your Future curriculum in our partner schools in the greater Boston area. The SPM will provide programmatic leadership, relationship management, and  high quality training and support for BUILD instructors. This position will work closely with all program team staff and with Postsecondary Pathways leadership, with a focus on preparing BUILD students for postsecondary success. Serving primarily 11th-12th grade students and recent high school graduates, this role is designed to develop BUILD students’ navigational capital and access to career pathways, financial wellness, networking opportunities, and college pathways. 

 

The SPM will liaise with multiple teams and stakeholders at BUILD to cultivate a culture of teamwork, excellence, collaboration, and learning among existing and future BUILD sites and community partners. Working in collaboration with the Boston program and development staff as well as other BUILD staff nationwide, the SPM will ensure that the BUILD Your Future curriculum and programmatic offerings are operating effectively and meeting the needs of students in alignment with BUILD’s mission and values. In addition, the SPM will support the cultivation and maintenance of new school and community partnerships. This role serves as the lead for balancing Boston program quality, consistency, cost-effectiveness, and student-centered innovation.

 

Position Responsibilities: 

 

Coaching and Training

  • Provide coaching and professional development, ensuring program excellence, to BUILD teachers and partner facilitators
  • Collaborate with BUILD staff locally and nationally to provide trainings in using effective instructional practices for virtual and blended learning with youth from under-resourced communities
  • Develop and maintain relationships with BUILD teachers, facilitators, volunteers, staff, and board members by demonstrating care, respect, and high expectations
  • Organize and lead workshops and events related to postsecondary success

 

School and Community Partnerships 

  • Foster a culture of belonging, trust, effective communication, perseverance, collaboration, and overall excellence across partner sites
  • Support regional team in developing and managing partnerships with new schools to ensure effective and sustainable implementation of BUILD offerings
  • Support the identification and selection of new school partners in collaboration with the Regional Executive Director, Directors and school and district leadership
  • Explore opportunities for partnership with community-based organizations and higher education institutions

 

Program Implementation, Evaluation, and Instructional Design

  • Utilize data to identify promising practices, celebrate successes, surface areas of improvement, and recommend strategies to promote organizational growth locally and nationally
  • Support the creation, implementation, and improvement of BUILD curriculum development and digitization
  • Collaborate with teachers to effectively deliver the BUILD Your Future curriculum and support positive learning environments for all students
  • In collaboration with regional and national program staff, help to design curricular content aligned with the principles of project-based learning, 21st century skill development, and design thinking

 

Alumni Network Development & Support

  • Work in collaboration with the Postsecondary Pathways team and with BUILD graduates to build a strong Boston alumni network that offers postsecondary guidance and mentorship opportunities for BUILD alums
  • Organize and execute the annual process for BUILD Scholarship applications, selections, and disbursements

 

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree in education, social work, or related field.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of classroom teaching experience or direct service working with youth. 
  • Knowledge of systems and processes for college and career exploration.
  • Experience supporting high school students navigating postsecondary success.
  • Can effectively deliver entrepreneurship curriculum and utilize experiential learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster healthy and high performing strategic partnerships.
  • Experience coaching and supporting educators and/or other adult learners.
  • Familiarity with leveraging digital tools to promote a fun and engaging learning environment.
  • Knowledge of urban public school systems.
  • High cultural competence with experience serving diverse populations and students from under-resourced communities.
  • Self-starter, thrives in a fast-paced environment and has a sense of humor.
  • Capable of thriving in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Fluency in one of the five main languages spoken in Greater Boston is a plus (Spanish, Haitian Creole, Chinese, Portuguese/Cape Verdean Creole, Vietnamese).  
  • BUILD requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees. Reasonable accommodations based on a qualifying medical exemption or sincerely held religious belief are being considered in accordance with applicable law.

 

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following competencies through a combination of previous education/work experiences: 

 

BUILD’s Core Values:

Keep Students at the Center – As BUILDers, we hold an unwavering passionate commitment and belief in the power and potential of youth. Our organization exists to serve students. We seize each opportunity to contribute to the foundation of knowledge, skills, and networks from which students can build extraordinary lives. Our operating principles and decisions focus on what is in the best interest of our students.

Bring the Spark – As BUILDers, we excel in the entrepreneurial Spark Skills that we teach our students – Communication, Collaboration, Problem Solving, Innovation, Grit and Self-Management. We communicate through transparent and honest dialogue. We cherish teamwork, tenacity, and thinking outside the box. We demonstrate a relentless pursuit of excellence and approach work with a positive can do attitude. When we bring the spark we achieve great things together, and we model the way for our students.

Bridge Communities – As BUILDers, we develop and foster relationships in service of creating access and opportunities for our students, staff, and stakeholders. We value all who come to the table as partners to maximize our collective impact. By connecting the communities in which we work, we build empathy, equity, and social capital.

Promote Diversity and Social Action – As BUILDers, we understand that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion matters, but what matters even more is Action. We strive to create equity of voice, access, influence and power across lines of difference – both in and beyond BUILD, specifically for groups that have been historically denied social and economic justice. If we are not part of the solution, then we are part of the problem. We welcome, celebrate, and embrace the unique expressions and contributions of us all – our backgrounds, race, ethnicity, gender, language, sexual orientation, and social class.

 

Competencies:

  • Strategic Thinking – Take into account and analyze various points of view and pieces of data to form a perspective appropriate to a particular context.
  • Relationship-Building/Relationships Management – Utilize effective interpersonal skills and techniques to reach mutually beneficial goals over time.
  • Entrepreneurialism – Demonstrate comfort with risk- and initiative-taking in order to achieve unique and aggressive goals.
  • Creativity/Innovation – Envision new ideas that transcend traditional approaches and practices to move work forward.  
  • Qualitative Analysis – Review non-numeric, often subjective, data sets in order to recognize patterns, identify additional information or data needed, and draw conclusions.  
  • Time Management – Effectively prioritize and execute projects based on time estimates and relative importance.

 

Position Details: 

  • Full-time/exempt position
  • Location: BUILD Offices, Boston, MA
  • Frequent travel between local sites is required so employees should have their own vehicle for transportation (valid proof of insurance required). Mileage for work-related travel beyond the normal commute will be reimbursed at the stipulated IRS rate.
  • Occasional travel is required during the year for college tours and visits to BUILD sites and gatherings nationally.

 

Compensation:

The salary for the Sr. Program Manager ranges from $70-75k in accordance with BUILD’s equity focused salary bands. BUILD offers a competitive benefits package for eligible employees.  This includes employer paid medical, dental & vision coverage, flexible spending accounts, employer paid life insurance, and a 403(b) plan with match.  In addition, eligible BUILD employees qualify for generous vacation, sick time, paid Federal holidays,  and a flexible work environment.

 

COVID-19 Commitment to Safety: 

BUILD requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees. Reasonable accommodations based on a qualifying medical exemption or sincerely held religious beliefs are being considered in accordance with applicable law.

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JED High School Implementation Manager

Posted by | September 20, 2022 |

High School Advisor – Implementation Manager (National Field Position)

This is a remote position.

The High School Advisor (HSA) is an individual with public health, implementation science, or systems change expertise and experience who works with high schools and districts to implement technical assistance that reduces suicide and improves student mental health. He/She/They will work closely with their external high school and district level contacts for 30-40 schools and internally will partner with High School Advisor colleagues and the Design and Impact team. In this role, your daily work will be communication with faculty and administration to drive the meaningful impact of the JED program but will not have regular student engagement.

Outcomes:
The successful HSA will:
  • Manage a portfolio of 30-40 schools/districts, all at various implementation stages of the JED High School Program;
  • Provide effective provision of ongoing technical assistance as schools implement strategic plans;
  • Create and track all school-related implementation documentation, including collecting and providing timely and accurate data to the Design and Impact team.

Key Responsibilities

Relationship Building and Advising Support
  • Build relationships with school/districts contacts within the assigned portfolio;
  • Assist schools in developing and executing strategic plans and measuring the efficacy of the mental health promotion efforts they implement;
  • Provide ongoing support to participating JED High School schools on mental health promotion, suicide, and substance use programming, services, and policies;
  • Serve as a resource consultant to schools, districts, and to the JED staff;
  • Create presentations and reports for various internal and external audiences.
Assessment, Data Analysis, and Reporting
  • Analyze student data of assigned schools/districts to inform support provided to schools;
  • Draft feedback reports and executive summaries for school stakeholders;
  • Aid schools/districts in the ongoing assessment of their efforts. Benchmark the work of schools/districts against a measurement rubric;
  • Utilized Salesforce to record and codify contacts with participating schools to track progress, types of intervention, and utilization of resources.

Skills Knowledge and Expertise

  • Minimum of master’s level training in public health, public policy, social work, school administration, or related field required. Individuals with an MPH, MPP, or early to mid-career PhD/PsyD/EdDs are encouraged to apply.
  • Minimum of five years of experience working with adolescent populations in education, policy, healthcare, or community settings is required.
  • Experience working with high school administration within a high school and across a district leading programs
  • Experience in research and evaluation methodology is strongly preferred.
  • Strong verbal communication.
  • Strong written communication; excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills, including comfort with establishing new partnerships.

Location/Expectations

This is a remote position. The High School Advisor must have the ability and desire to travel to high school campuses (generally in the Northeast region, but may be national), conferences, and the JED headquarters office in NYC as needed (25% travel).

About The Jed Foundation

JED is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. We’re partnering with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance misuse and suicide prevention programs and systems. We’re equipping teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other. We’re encouraging community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health.
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Director of Human Resources

Posted by | August 31, 2022 |

Position: Director of Human Resources (Los Angeles)

Type: Full-Time, Non-Exempt, Hourly

Reports to: Managing Director of Operations

Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing date of this position: Open until filled

ABOUT EQUALITY CALIFORNIA

Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer+ (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization with over 900,000 members. Equality California brings the voices of LGBTQ+ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating, and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. For more than 20 years, Equality California has been fighting for full, lived LGBTQ+ equality in a number of ways: electing pro-equality leaders up and down the ballot; passing pro-equality legislation in California, Nevada and Washington, DC; and fighting for LGBTQ+ civil rights and social justice in the courtroom.

Equality California Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization that has a parallel mission to Equality California, its 501(c)(4) counterpart. Equality California Institute works to achieve full, lived LGBTQ+ equality by reducing disparities in LGBTQ+ health and well-being, developing a pipeline of LGBTQ+ leaders and increasing civic participation within the LGBTQ+ community.

POSITION SUMMARY

Equality California is hiring an experienced, high-performing Director of Human Resources to develop and lead all human resource functional areas, including benefits administration, talent acquisition and retention, compensation and performance appraisal, leadership development, and workforce culture. Additionally, the Director of Human Resources will manage several organizational administrative responsibilities, including facilities management, contract and vendor relationships, and technology consultants.

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for all areas of the employee experience while developing and improving Equality California culture. This position supports a partially unionized workforce and is pivotal in helping to ensure Equality California employees feel supported and enjoy working at the organization. The Director of Human Resources will report to the Managing Director of Operations and will manage an Administrative Manager.

The ideal candidate must be a strong HR practitioner. Candidates should have at least 2+ years of direct management with + 8 years of HR experience including – HR functional and strategic skills, relationship building, policy creation, coaching, mentoring, and culture development. Candidates should have demonstrated success in managing and growing HR functions.  

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director of Human Resources’ Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Strategic Development:
    • Manage ongoing negotiations with union and relationship with union members
    • Design and implement culture programs that improve office dynamics and are rooted in the organization’s values as the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization
    • Develop and operationalize the performance evaluation process
    • Support employee growth and development by connecting them to stellar training opportunities
    • Manage and develop direct reports to ensure professional growth, including coaching and providing ongoing timely and direct feedback about performance
  • Culture-Building & Employee Experience:
    • Serve as the first point of contact for all staff and provide day-to-day direction and support for all aspects of human resources
    • Develop relationships with all employees and advise on HR, cultural, and other organizational concerns
    • Conduct culture surveys and implement improvement strategies with accountable KPIs
    • Ensure the organization’s core values are woven into the internal structure and nurture a positive organizational culture by communicating policies, guidelines, and positions to all employees in a timely manner
    • Drive employee engagement and satisfaction through ongoing learning and development
    • Ensure compliance training for all local, state, and federal laws
    • Lead the racial equity steering committee by facilitating meetings and developing work plans to support efforts around racial equity within the organization’s external and internal programs
  • Recruitment and Retention:
    • Lead talent acquisition strategy to ensure that the organization is sourcing, recruiting, and ultimately hiring qualified and diverse candidates
    • Manage full-cycle recruitment, including sourcing, application review, conducting interviews, support reference checks, and offering equitable hiring recommendations
    • Support new hires in a comprehensive and positive onboarding experience to ensure that new employees are set up for success and acclimated to Equality California’s organizational history, goals, culture, and values
    • Develop and analyze compensation structure
    • Manage a clear and concise offboarding process for departing employees
  • HR Management & Administration Support
    • Manage outside benefit administrators and other HR supporting contractors
    • Maintain accurate administrative and personnel files, including documentation of all staff changes
    • Maintain employee handbook with new and developing legislature and policies
    • Own all facilities-related matters. Including interfacing with key facility stakeholders, including, the building management and owners, janitorial support, and security
    • Manage the state charitable solicitation registration process, including registration, renewal, and compliance
    • Lead key administrative projects, such as office relocation, adoption of new technology, office furniture, and storage
    • Conduct assessment and renewal of organizational insurance policies, including general liability, etc.
  • Technology Support 
    • Supervise and lead the organization’s technical design by working with outside IT consultants
    • Set the technical tools and systems for operational effectiveness
    • Develop a tracking system for the organization’s technology purchases and lead the process for updating technology
    • Manage relationships and contracts with related vendors (i.e., accounting, property management, office equipment, IT support)
    • Ensure the proper functioning and maintenance of Equality California facilities
    • Lead troubleshooting efforts related to technology, facilities, and other duties as assigned

KEY EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

What you’ve accomplished (required):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR or related field, Master’s Degree strongly preferred
  • At least 2+ years of direct management experience and  8 +years of HR experience required; in a union environment preferred
  • Communication, decision-making, and interpersonal skills coupled with sound judgment; optimistic and forward-looking in all messages and decisions

Other things you might have accomplished or would be excited to learn here:

  • Demonstrated experience providing vision and leadership
  • Detail orientated, logical, and methodological approach to problem solving
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to relate to individuals at all levels
  • Experience with union negotiations and management

Skills you have developed and knowledge you have acquired:

  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and delegate them when appropriate to meet deadlines and expectations
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations
  • Excellent presentation skills; ability to present and facilitate employee trainings and culture initiatives
  • Supervisory and people management experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Salary will be based on experience and includes competitive benefits (healthcare, dental, vision, long/short term disability, life insurance and 401K). This full-time position will be based out of the Los Angeles office with the option of working remotely two days a week. A flexible schedule including evening and weekend work time, as well as regular travel across California and sometimes, Nevada. Applicants will be reimbursed for mileage but must have a reliable car and be able to drive in California.

RELEVANT POLICIES AT EQUALITY CALIFORNIA

Equality California is an equal employment opportunity employer. Equality California does not make employment decisions or discriminate based on protected characteristics including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression), sexual orientation, age, physical or mental handicaps, veteran status, or genetic information as prescribed by applicable local, state, and federal law. We strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply, including, but not limited to, women, people of color, people of diverse gender identities, and non-LGBTQ+ allies.

Qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the California Consumer Reporting Agencies Act and Los Angeles’s Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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Program Coordinator

Posted by | August 25, 2022 |

OVERVIEW
We are looking for a part-time Program Coordinator to support the member-facing work of the
Colorado Youth Congress and act as the lead-facilitator & coordinator in a young, mission-driven
organization. If you love youth leadership development, you’re a great facilitator, and you care deeply
about issues of justice and systems change, then we’d love for you to apply.
This role is part-time, 15-20hrs/week, based in Colorado but otherwise flexible on location, with a
beginning hourly rate of $30/hr. This role requires availability to work bi-weekly on Saturdays and a few
evenings a week, and involves occasional travel. The deadline to apply is September 9th, 2022. More
details below.

WHO WE ARE
The Colorado Youth Congress works with high school leaders — from urban, suburban and rural
communities across Colorado — to lead systems change in the areas of racial justice and mental health.
We operate with the firm belief that in order to transform systems, we must focus on three levels of
change:
1) Individual: The first evolution is always internal. We work with young people to reflect on and
build a strong sense of identity and the skills needed for a lifetime of effective leadership.
2) Community: We build the type of community we want to see replicated in society — diverse and
equitable with a whole lot of love.
3) Systems: We honor the complexity and interconnectedness of our problems and engage deeply
with partner organizations to co-create systems change.

WHO YOU ARE
1) You love supporting young people as they develop into bold, self aware, justice-minded leaders.
2) You have significant facilitation experience, having facilitated dialogue in small and large groups, as
well as experience facilitating workshops and trainings.
3) You know how to decenter yourself and elevate co-creation in all aspects of your job. You know how
to balance facilitating dialogue and decision making processes without taking control over the
process.
4) Your value system centers on diversity, equity and inclusion. You have a clear understanding of the
historical threads of oppression and have reflected deeply on your own positionality. You’ve
demonstrated a desire to dismantle unjust systems and re-build something just and sustainable.
5) You take initiative in your work, notice opportunities for growth in the program, yourself, and the
community and are comfortable proactively taking steps to implement supports, strategies, or
interventions
6) You are able to work on evenings and weekends to support CYC members (with full autonomy over
your schedule elsewhere to support a healthy, sustainable workload).

YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Facilitate CYC meetings & support member’s campaigns
● Facilitate sessions to support interns & members in the design and implementation of their
campaigns, during bi-weekly Saturday program meetings & weekly project team meetings
(which take place during afternoons/evenings)
● Support smaller project teams aka “crews” to establish key priorities, draft meeting agendas,
set project timelines and goals, and work towards meeting their goals
● Co-lead the CYC Systems Change Network with members, interns, and partners; ensure
authentic and equitable youth leadership of the network, help set strategies and tactics
alongside members
● Ensure high levels of collaboration and communication between different crews
● Coach interns and members on their personal and collective leadership skills
● Get to know each member personally and support their personal development
● Surface challenges and tensions within the program and co-design adaptations with the team
● Provide space for members to learn how to address tensions within work situations so they can
grow as leaders

2. Design & implement training opportunities and program interventions
● Design training opportunities for interns and members to support them in organizing towards
their campaign goals, and co-facilitate those trainings
● In partnership with the Director of Programs, identify opportunities for deepened learning, skill,
issue comprehension, or opportunities for conflict transformation and design and implement
programmatic interventions

NOTES ON THE WORK SCHEDULE
As mentioned, the vast majority of our programming takes place on weekends and evenings. We will have
a virtual meeting (almost) every other Saturday throughout the school year from 10am – 12pm (although
the time is subject to change a bit depending on members’ preferences)
We will also have three in-person weekend retreats where all of our members and staff come together. The
retreats will be held on the following dates: Oct 7 – 9, Jan 20 – 22, Apr 21 – 23

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
● This is a part-time position for an estimated 15-20 hours per week
● Pay is $30/hr
● You will have access to wellness support based on what you need to be a whole and healthy person.

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ULTIMATE Student Assessor

Posted by | July 20, 2022 |

The Marsico Institute for Early Learning is housed in the Morgridge College of Education (MCE) at the University of Denver. We have dedicated ourselves to improving learning environments and outcomes for children, birth to age 8. We identify the best in early learning research, practice, and policy, and we deliver that information at just the point it will be useful to academics, practitioners, policymakers, and parents — the people who can create and implement changes to improve the lives of young children. The quality of relationships and learning opportunities that young children experience can set the stage for what they will be able to accomplish throughout the rest of their lifetimes.

Position Summary  

The Marsico Institute is accepting applications for Student Assessors who will work as part of a team for an efficacy research study implementing and evaluating an early math intervention under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigators and Project Director. They will use a standardized assessment tool, the Research-based Early Math Assessment (REMA), to collect baseline and post-intervention assessment data on preschool and kindergarten student knowledge and skills along research-based developmental progressions.

This position involves driving or commuting to sites, assessing students using a computer adaptive test, and interviewing students with a standardized protocol.  Assessors must videotape each assessment and review these recordings to verify data accuracy. During the month of August 2022 and prior to data collection, all assessors must participate fully in a 2-3 day in-person training on the REMA assessment at the University of Denver. All assessors must also complete a fidelity certification video in which they administer and score the entire assessment; certification is achieved once a minimum of 80% accuracy in administration and scoring has been achieved. Assessors who do not meet certification requirements will not move forward with child data collection. In addition to this fidelity work and inter-rater reliability work, assessors may also be asked to enter and code collected data and other related duties, as assigned.

This is a temporary, grant-funded position to begin work on or after August 8, 2022 through October 31, 2022. Student Assessors must be available to travel and observe classrooms at multiple school sites in Boulder, Colorado between 7:45 am to 3:30 pm at least 3 days a week (access to vehicle required).

This is a non-benefited position, not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions 

  • Conduct pre- and post-intervention student assessments.
  • Verify data collected.
  • Clean and code data.
  • Participate in fidelity work and inter-rater reliability training.
  • Travel to data collection sessions at specified dates, times, and locations in Boulder, CO.
  • Prepare instructional materials.
  • Provide general project support.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Must be able to develop a good rapport with young children and school personnel.
  • Facility with MS Office Suite/O365 programs, videotaping equipment, and basic features of virtual collaboration software.
  • Close attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Capable of successfully working independently and as part of a team.
  • Basic knowledge of research methods.

Required Qualifications 

  • Some college coursework.
  • Experience working with young children, in a classroom setting, or in social science qualitative research.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • College coursework in Education, Psychology, Research, Social Science, or related field.
  • Experience conducting assessments using standardized data collection tools.
  • Spanish language proficiency.

Work Schedule 

Part-time, varies. Evenings and weekends as required. Regular local travel to Boulder and occasional travel to Denver is required.

Application Deadline 

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions 
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Range

The hourly range for this position is $20.00/hr – $27.00/hr, commensurate with education and experience.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

Benefits:
The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter (no longer than 1 page)

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university’s educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university’s complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Advertised: July 19, 2022
Applications close: Open until filled

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Executive Director

Posted by | June 29, 2022 |

ABOUT THE ELIZABETH PEABODY HOUSE

A community hub in Greater Boston for more than 125 years, The Elizabeth Peabody House (TEPH) supports families in reaching their full potential through early childhood education, youth development, and family assistance. Founded in 1896 as a settlement house, TEPH continues its mission today as a modern nonprofit with deep roots in Somerville, MA’s Winter Hill neighborhood.

The Elizabeth Peabody House fosters the holistic development and wellbeing of its students and their families through its preschool, after school program, summer camps, and food pantry. Welcoming all families, TEPH serves a racially, ethnically, linguistically, and economically diverse community hailing from Somerville and the surrounding area. 

The entrepreneurial team at TEPH stands ready to nimbly respond to community needs today and into the future. We seek a self-starting leader who shares our passion for strong families and strong communities, is able to spot opportunity amid challenge, and thrives on a tight-knit team.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Elizabeth Peabody House is currently looking for a passionate and experienced individual to lead the organization as Executive Director (ED). Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will set the strategic direction and oversee daily operations of The Elizabeth Peabody House. Managing a team of five direct reports and a staff of fifteen, the Executive Director will be responsible for achieving TEPH’s mission by delivering effective programs, ensuring a strong financial position, fostering a positive and inclusive culture, and engaging families, civic leaders, and community members.

The ideal Executive Director is a highly relational leader with a proven track record of success in the nonprofit sector, possesses a passion for community wellness and child development, and excels in connecting with diverse communities. 

  

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Executive Director’s primary responsibilities include:

  •  Strategic Vision and Leadership  
      • Collaboratively define and build a strategic plan and related resources for TEPH  to serve more students and community members 
      • Champion and foster a data-driven culture to elevate effective practices across the organization 
      • Lead Board of Directors development and engagement to maximize impact  
  • Resource Development 
      • Build new and existing revenue-generating and fundraising activities to support the existing operating budget of $1.2M and future growth 
      • Lead fundraising efforts across the organization and communicate effectively across all stakeholders including donors, partners, staff, and board members  
      • Work to diversify and deepen funding sources
      • Develop and cultivate high-level relationships with major individual, corporate, and foundation donors 
      • Partner with board and internal teams to advance program goals through fundraising and partnerships  
      • Oversee financial stability by ensuring the diligent management of TEPH’s budget and developing budgets that align with organizational priorities 
  • Brand Management and Partnerships  
      • Amplify the brand by acting as the key spokesperson, positioning TEPH as a lead community partner tackling the opportunity gap  
      • Assure the organization and its mission, programs, and services are consistently presented to key constituents (e.g., employees, students, teachers, parents, volunteers, donors, and overall community)  in a strong, positive manner that builds awareness and deepens investment 
  • Team Management and Development  
    • Align, motivate, and inspire internally and externally; support stakeholders at all levels of the organization; nurture relationships between and among the various programs and overall community
    • Oversee operations across the organization
    • Ensure the attraction, motivation, and retention of talent 
    • Lead and manage in a way that builds a positive and inclusive staff culture
    • Drive the team towards achieving individual and broader goals and hold everyone accountable to both collective and individual goals  

 

KEY EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

What you’ve accomplished (required):

  • 10+ years of work experience in education, youth development, or nonprofit management (5+ years of direct management experience)
  • Experience managing full-time staff members to strong job performance and satisfaction while centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Proven track record of developing direct reports and cultivating a high performing team
  • Experience serving or working with marginalized communities and holds an asset-based belief in our students and families
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

Skills you have developed and knowledge you have acquired:

  • A highly relational professional with the capacity to build strong, trusting relationships with both staff, students, and community stakeholders
  • Strong visionary leader who galvanizes others and influences actions internally and externally
  • Effective project manager who manages competing priorities and implements strategy with fidelity 
  • A strategist who approaches work through an intentional lens in service of thoughtful prioritization, purposeful pivots, and contingency planning to ensure outcomes are met
  • An experienced fundraising professional with the ability to secure revenue from various funding streams

How you work and what you value:

  • You have a deep and authentic commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and are eager to manage staff, engage students, and support our community
  • You will be excited to innovate, enjoy the iterative nature of that work, and are an entrepreneurial and self starter
  • You enjoy working on a team and will operate in ways that will build trust with teammates (integrity, reliability, empathy, etc.)
  • You enjoy managing others and are adept at coaching and developing others to strong job performance and satisfaction outcomes

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

The Executive Director  is a full-time, overtime-exempt role and will be eligible to receive: 

  • A competitive base salary range of $100-$150k based on work experience 
  • Paid time-off (15 PTO days; 12 holidays; up to 80 hours of sick time)
  • Health benefits (medical and dental)
  • Retirement plan (403(b) with match)
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Educational financial assistance

 

RELEVANT POLICIES AT THE ELIZABETH PEABODY HOUSE

The Elizabeth Peabody House adheres to all state and local COVID-19 regulations. Vaccination for COVID-19 is recommended for all staff, but not required. Currently, masks are worn indoors by staff, students, and visitors. Thorough cleaning and disinfection are conducted regularly.

The Elizabeth Peabody House strives to build a staff that reflects the cultural diversity of the communities that we partner with. The Elizabeth Peabody House provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We encourage BIPOC-identifying individuals to apply. All candidates are evaluated solely on their qualifications to perform the work required.

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Managing Director of Operations

Posted by | June 5, 2022 |

Position: Managing Director of Operations (Los Angeles)

Type: Full-Time, Non-Exempt, Hourly

Reports to: Executive Director

Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing date of this position: Open until filled

ABOUT EQUALITY CALIFORNIA

Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer+ (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization with over 900,000 members. Equality California brings the voices of LGBTQ+ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating, and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. For more than 20 years, Equality California has been fighting for full, lived LGBTQ+ equality in a number of ways: electing pro-equality leaders up and down the ballot; passing pro-equality legislation in California, Nevada and Washington, DC; and fighting for LGBTQ+ civil rights and social justice in the courtroom.

Equality California Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization that has a parallel mission to Equality California, its 501(c)(4) counterpart. Equality California Institute works to achieve full, lived LGBTQ+ equality by reducing disparities in LGBTQ+ health and well-being, developing a pipeline of LGBTQ+ leaders and increasing civic participation within the LGBTQ+ community.

POSITION SUMMARY

Equality California is hiring an experienced operations leader to envision and create an extraordinary culture for small, successful teams.  The Managing Director of Operations will be responsible for setting vision for and leading the organization’s human resources, talent management, development, and programmatic functions. This position will manage four department heads and develop a comprehensive and cohesive strategy to ensure that the organization moves collectively in unison and in alignment with the overall mission.

This position supports a partially unionized workforce and is pivotal in helping to ensure Equality California employees feel supported and enjoy working at the organization. The Managing Director of Operations will report to the Executive Director, Tony Hoang, and will serve as a member of the organization’s leadership team. This role will also work closely and build a deep partnership with the Managing Director of External Affairs, Samuel Garrett-Pate, ensuring that all departments have the resources, representation, and tools for success.

The ideal candidate has the ability to balance several projects at once and work with multiple internal and external stakeholders at different levels of seniority. A successful Managing Director of Operations believes in building deep, authentic relationships and operates in a highly strategic and reliable manner.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Managing Director of Operations’ Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Strategy
    • Access and build upon the existing vision and approach for operations (goal setting, team meetings and routines, executive support, etc.) to ensure strong planning, alignment and execution across the organization
    • Access and build upon the existing vision and approach for hiring, training and supporting our team with a focus on growth mindset and career development
    • Create a clear charge for self and others in pursuit of operations and talent goals and build an aligned plan to reach those goals that is grounded in naming and shepherding the resources necessary to find success
    • Build authentic, deep relationships across the organization in order to keep a pulse on the organizational health and ensure that the vision and approach to our work are responsive to the needs of the organization and the staff who work here
    • Work with the Boards of Directors and the various board committees to facilitate ongoing engagement with the organization’s work and overall strategy
  • Organizational Operations Management
    • Partner with the Executive Director to operationalize and support their vision for the annual strategic planning process
    • Partner with the Executive Director to operationalize and support their vision for key meetings (leadership team, operations meeting, team retreats, board meetings, etc.)
    • Collaborate with the Managing Director of External Affairs to ensure allocation of resources, short-term strategic execution, and long-term strategic planning
    • Manage institutional knowledge management, including both systems/processes and strategy that is grounded in smart prioritization
  • Organization Culture-Building & Employee Experience:
    • Serve as the strategic leader for support for all aspects of employee wellness
    • Develop relationships with all employees and advise on HR, cultural, and other organizational concerns
    • Ensure the organization’s core values are woven into the internal structure and nurture a positive organizational culture by communicating policies, guidelines, and positions to all employees in a timely manner
  • Serve as a member of the leadership team
    • Monitor and advance organizational performance so we are consistently achieving goals that advance our strategic plan
    • Collaborate with the Leadership Team to share ideas, feedback, and advice on org-wide initiatives and to seek input on the initiatives you are leading
    • Reinforce our culture and values by modeling our core values, collaborating with the Leadership Team to strengthen our organizational culture, and creating space for shared reflection and learning

KEY EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

What you’ve accomplished (required):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR or related field, Master’s Degree strongly preferred
  • At least 6 years of relevant experience; in a union environment preferred
  • Communication, decision-making, and interpersonal skills coupled with sound judgement; optimistic and forward-looking in all messages and decisions

Other things you might have accomplished or would be excited to learn here:

  • Demonstrated experience providing vision and leadership
  • Detail orientated, logical, and methodological approach to problem solving
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to relate to individuals at all levels
  • Experience with union negotiations and management

Skills you have developed and knowledge you have acquired:

  • A strategist who is able to define and constantly redefine the organization’s operational strategy through thoughtful prioritization, disciplined and purposeful pivots, and contingency planning to ensure outcomes are met
  • An adept operator who is capable of managing multiple functions in a concerted way, complex project management in a multifunctional division, and is highly effective at managing others through solid and dotted lines to outcomes
  • A highly relational leader who is capable of building effective relationships at every level in the organization and with all external stakeholders
  • A team leader who enjoys managing, coaching, and developing staff members
  • A values driven and empathetic professional who will find success at Equality California

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Salary will be based on experience and includes competitive benefits (healthcare, dental, vision, long/short term disability, life insurance and 401K). This full-time position will be based out of the Los Angeles office with the option of working remotely two days a week. A flexible schedule including evening and weekend work time, as well as regular travel across California and sometimes, Nevada. Applicants will be reimbursed for mileage but must have a reliable car and be able to drive in California.

TO APPLY

Equality California has partnered with RCG Talent Solutions on our search for the Managing Director of Operations. Please follow this link to submit your application and direct all questions to openroles@rcgtalent.com.

RELEVANT POLICIES AT EQUALITY CALIFORNIA

Equality California is an equal employment opportunity employer. Equality California does not make employment decisions or discriminate based on protected characteristics including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression), sexual orientation, age, physical or mental handicaps, veteran status, or genetic information as prescribed by applicable local, state, and federal law. We strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply, including, but not limited to, women, people of color, people of diverse gender identities, and non-LGBTQ+ allies.

Qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the California Consumer Reporting Agencies Act and Los Angeles’s Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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Director of Programs and Advocacy

Posted by | May 30, 2022 |

About Denver Families for Public Schools (Denver Families) 

Denver Families for Public Schools works to increase civic engagement and electoral participation in order to promote educational equity and empower communities. Families in Denver know that every student deserves a great public education at a school that puts their needs first regardless of zip code or income. We believe that public school families can contribute to a quality education by uniting as a powerful voice for children, our schools and our communities. At Denver Families we unite these voices to advocate for outstanding public school options for every child in our city. 

Position Overview: 

The Director of Programs and Advocacy will build a team with passion and clarity toward transformational change centered on empowerment, movement-building and representation. They will collaborate with the Chief Executive Officer to design strategies that promote civic engagement and electoral participation in Denver. As a recently founded nonprofit, the professional hired to take on this role will have an exceptional opportunity to shape an organization’s priorities and key activities. The Director of Programs and Advocacy will work with school leaders, school staff, parents, students, and community members to develop and execute advocacy-based programs and initiatives. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Programs and Advocacy will focus on four core areas: grassroots organizing, leadership development, campaign management and coalition building. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Grassroots Organizing – 50%: Empowering families, educators and community members to take an active role in shaping the systems and policies that define public education is the heart of our mission. The Director of Programs and Advocacy will lead the Denver Families team in designing and executing programs that result in a true grassroots movement to support a vibrant public education system in Denver. This will include working with Denver Families staff, contractors and school employees to develop and execute educational and advocacy-generating programs. They will work closely with the CEO and Director of Communications and Public Affairs to hone and run bold community-centered initiatives that encourage electoral participation and advocacy.
  • Leadership Development – 20%: Denver Families seeks to identify community stakeholders with a passion for public education and equip them with the tools to be vocal leaders at all levels of policy formation. The Director of Programs and Advocacy will be responsible for developing and implementing a leadership training program focused on building power and politically engaging public school families, educators and community members. The training program will equip individuals with the knowledge and skills to advocate for change, build power in their community, and shape the public education system in Denver. They will create systems to track the success of leadership development initiatives and will recruit a leadership council to help drive the direction of community engagement strategies.
  • Campaign Management – 20%: Denver Families will consistently monitor the education landscape in Denver and develop campaigns to advocate for policies that further the effort to ensure that every student has access to a great public school option regardless of zip code or income. The Director of Programs and Advocacy will lead the strategic direction of issue campaigns, aligning these campaigns to civic engagement, Denver Families’ core messaging and growing Denver Families’ base of support. They will need to draw on experience developing and executing comprehensive campaign plans and rallying a coalition of stakeholders around a central vision for transformational change.
  • Coalition Building – 10%: To be successful in bringing about transformational change in the way families, educators and community members engage in the political process, Denver Families must build strong relationships with policymakers, “grasstop” leaders and community-based organizations. The Director of Programs and Advocacy will collaborate with the CEO to develop long-term agendas for strategic coalitions and promote Denver Families’ mission with new audiences. They will support the implementation of Denver Families’ theory of change by driving the organization to strategically build power in every aspect of its work.

Qualifications: 

  • Belief in the power of grassroots organizing, passion for educational justice and urgency around improving educational outcomes. 
  • A minimum of 6 years of experience working in community engagement, organizing, advocacy, policy, and/or elections with success in developing and winning campaigns. 
  • Experience supervising staff in an organizing setting, with a strong track record of building teams and developing staff leadership. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving others and empowering marginalized communities
  • Strong track record of operationalizing a model for transformative grassroots organizing.
  • Strong interpersonal, relational and organizational communication skills, and an ability to build relationships quickly with diverse stakeholders 
  • Understand and appreciate the use of outcomes-based data and information to help drive performance. Experience utilizing campaign and voter file databases. 
  • Ability to operate with purpose and accuracy in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Spirit of flexibility, openness to feedback and a commitment to learning. 

Nice to have: 

  • Knowledge of education policy, education entrepreneurship and school governance models are a plus. 
  • Prior experience in public education or supporting public education is a plus.
  • Track record of leadership and measurable accomplishments. 
  • Proficiency in Spanish is a plus. 

Compensation & Benefits:

The salary range for this position is $90,000 – $110,000. 

In addition to a competitive salary, Denver Families for Public Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package, including: an unlimited paid time off policy; paid sick leave; paid holidays; 401K retirement plan with a 5 percent employer-paid match; and competitive employee health, dental, short-term disability and caregiving and family leave plans. 

At Denver Families for Public Schools diversity, equity and inclusion are at the core of our mission. We believe that diverse teams lead to better solutions. We understand that a greater depth in lived experiences promotes creative thinking and empowers us to address complex issues. We strive in our hiring to ensure that our candidate pool is diverse in terms of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, physical or mental ability, origin, and religion. 

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Special Education Teacher (2022-23 School Year) – $2,500 Signing Bonus!

Posted by | May 19, 2022 |

We are looking for highly motivated and skilled Special Education teachers to join our team at District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). Special Education candidates who commit to teaching at one of our RISE schools by July 1 are eligible to receive a signing bonus of up to $2,500 for the 2022-23 school year. We are primarily hiring for several Inclusion/Resource classrooms as well as Communication and Education Supports (Autism) classrooms. We seek individuals who are passionate about transforming the DC school system and making a significant difference in the lives of our students with special educational needs.

DCPS serves more than 51,000 students in the nation’s capital through the efforts of approximately 4,000 educators in 117 schools. As part of a comprehensive reform effort to become the preeminent urban school system in America, DCPS intends to have the highest-performing, best paid, most satisfied, and most honored educator force in the nation.

 

Position Overview

Vision

Every student feels loved, challenged, and prepared to positively influence society and thrive in life.

Mission

Ensure that every school guarantees students reach their full potential through rigorous and joyful learning experiences provided in a nurturing environment.

Strategic Priorities

  • Promote Equity: Define, understand, and promote equity so that we eliminate opportunity gaps and systematically interrupt institutional bias.
  • Empower our People: Recruit, develop, and retain a talented, caring, and diverse team.
  • Ensure Excellent Schools: Increase the number of excellent schools throughout the city.
  • Educate the Whole Child: Provide rigorous, joyful, and inclusive academic and social emotional learning experiences to ensure all students are college and career ready.

This position is a safety-sensitive position. As a result, throughout employment this position will be subject to the Employee Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy.

The Teacher (10-month) will report to the Principal.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Sets and reinforces clear expectations and routines that are aligned with the school’s overall vision. Develops and implements curricula and activities to meet academic standards.
  • Thoughtfully plans daily lessons and implements specific strategies to meet the needs of all students, providing extra support, enrichment, or variation of work when necessary.
  • Demonstrates strong content knowledge.
  • Designs and implements assessments that measure progress towards academic standards; and diagnoses areas of student misunderstanding.
  • Uses assessment data to refine curriculum; and informs instructional practices.
  • Is accountable for students’ academic growth; and increases each individual student’s achievement. Creates a positive, achievement-oriented learning environment.
  • Reflects on successes and areas of growth as a teacher, seeks to improve performance, and responds to feedback.
  • Participates in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions. Invests parents and families in their children’s academic success through regular communication.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Demonstrates licensability, which includes providing evidence of:
    • A valid (active) license from OSSE; or
    • A valid and full (non-provisional) license from another state; or
    • Passing scores on the Praxis basic skills exams or waiver via SAT/GRE/ACT/PCMAS or cumulative 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA
  • Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector a plus
  • Strong instructional skills and classroom management Enthusiasm for and demonstrated mastery of subject matter.
  • Unrelenting commitment to students, self, and school’s constant learning and development. Ability to self-reflect on teaching practices and be responsive to feedback.

 

DCPS Values

  • STUDENTS FIRST: We recognize students as whole children and put their needs first in everything we do.
  • COURAGE: We have the audacity to learn from our successes and failures, to try new things, and to lead the nation as a proof point of PK-12 success.
  • EQUITY: We work proactively to eliminate opportunity gaps by interrupting institutional bias and investing in effective strategies to ensure every student succeeds.
  • EXCELLENCE: We work with integrity and hold ourselves accountable for exemplary outcomes, service, and interactions.
  • TEAMWORK: We recognize that our greatest asset is our collective vision and ability to work collaboratively and authentically.
  • JOY: We enjoy our collective work and will enthusiastically celebrate our success and each other.
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Teacher – 2022-23 School Year ($2,500 Signing Bonuses Available!)

Posted by | May 19, 2022 |

Are you ready to join the nation’s fastest improving urban school district? We are looking for highly motivatedskilled, and equity-minded talent to join our team at District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) for the 2022-23 school year. We seek individuals who are passionate about transforming the DC school system and making a significant difference in the lives of our public school students, parents, and the greater DC community. 

Signing bonuses of up to $2,500 will be offered to those who commit to teaching in one of our highest need content areas (SPED, Math, Health & PE, Science, ESL, Elementary, Visual and Performing Arts) at one of our RISE schools and are hired by July 1, 2022. 

DCPS serves approximately 49,000 students in the nation’s capital through the efforts of approximately 4,200 educators in 117 schools. As part of a comprehensive reform effort to become the preeminent urban school system in America, DCPS intends to have the highest-performing, best paid, most satisfied, and most honored educator force in the nation and a distinctive central office staff whose work supports and drives instructional excellence and significant achievement gains for DCPS students. 

 

Position Overview 

Vision 

Every student feels loved, challenged, and prepared to positively influence and thrive in life. 

Mission 

Ensure that every school guarantees students reach their full potential through rigorous and joyful learning experiences provided in a nurturing environment. 

Strategic Priorities 

Promote Equity: Define, understand, and promote equity so that we can eliminate gaps and systematically interrupt institutional bias. 

Empower Our People: Recruit, develop, and retain a talented, caring, and diverse team. 

Ensure Excellent Schools: Increase the number of excellent schools throughout the city. 

Educate the Whole Child: Provide rigorous, joyful, and inclusive academic and social emotional learning experiences to ensure all students are college and career ready. 

 

This position is a safety-sensitive position. As a result, throughout employment this position will be subject to the Employee Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy. The Government of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job, effective December 20, 2021 you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a booster shot. There will be no test-out option. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by uploading a copy of your vaccination card to your candidate dashboard. You will not be extended an offer of employment until you comply with the requirement to upload your vaccination card or opt out of being vaccinated. 

The Teacher (10-month) will report to the Principal. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

The statements below are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Sets and reinforces clear expectations and routines that are aligned with the school’s overall vision. 
  • Develops and implements curricula and activities to meet academic standards.
  • Thoughtfully plans daily lessons and implements specific strategies to meet the needs of all students, providing extra support, enrichment, or variation of work when necessary.
  • Demonstrates strong content knowledge. 
  • Designs and implements assessments that measure progress towards academic standards and diagnoses areas of student misunderstanding. 
  • Uses assessment data to refine curriculum and informs instructional practices. 
  • Is accountable for students’ academic growth and increases each individual student’s achievement.  
  • Creates a positive, achievement-oriented learning environment. 
  • Reflects on successes and areas of growth as a teacher, seeks to improve performance, and responds to feedback.  
  • Participates in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions. 
  • Invests parents and families in their children’s academic success through regular communication. 

Qualifications                                                                                                                           

  • Bachelor’s degree. 
  • Must meet one of the following criteria:
    • Hold an OSSE-issued credential or valid teaching credential from another state
    • Be currently enrolled in a teacher preparation program
    • Have 1 year of full-time lead teaching experience
    • Have passing scores on at least 2 of the 4 required educator credential exams
    • Have earned a cumulative undergraduate degree GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Strong instructional skills and classroom management. 
  • Enthusiasm for and demonstrated mastery of subject matter. 
  • Unrelenting commitment to students, self, and school’s constant learning and development. 
  • Ability to self-reflect on teaching practices and be responsive to feedback. 

 

DCPS Values

  • STUDENTS FIRST: We recognize students as whole children and put their needs first in everything we do. 
  • COURAGE: We have the audacity to learn from our successes and failures, to try new things, and to lead the nation as a proof point of PK-12 success. 
  • EQUITY: We work proactively to eliminate opportunity gaps by interrupting institutional bias and investing in effective strategies to ensure every student succeeds. 
  • EXCELLENCE: We work with integrity and hold ourselves accountable for exemplary outcomes, service, and interactions. 
  • TEAMWORK: We recognize that our greatest asset is our collective vision and ability to work collaboratively and authentically. 
  • JOY: We enjoy our collective work and will enthusiastically celebrate our success and each other. 
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Reporter

Posted by | April 28, 2022 |

Idaho EdNews seeks journalist

Idaho EdNews is hiring a journalist to cover breaking news, state government and education policy creation in Idaho. This full-time position includes reporting on the people who influence state government and public education, including elected officials, lobbyists, and state agency leadership.

Our downtown Boise office is walking distance from the state Capitol, State Department of Education and State Board of Education.

We offer an attractive compensation package, including a competitive salary, healthcare and retirement benefits, and generous PTO.

Most importantly, this is a workplace where a journalist has the time and support to do award-winning work. We are building a new kind of journalism – entrepreneurial and public-service oriented – and a new kind of civic reporting. We also are building a new kind of work environment for a journalist – one that is flexible and focused on strengths and interests. Our support team includes a full-time data analyst, who collects and mines data for journalists, and a managing editor with more than 30 years of experience.

About Idaho Education News

Idaho Education News is an enjoyable place to work. We are a non-profit online news source that provides statewide awareness of critical issues that affect Idaho’s children and their future. We are independent. We take no position on how to achieve better schools.

We are award-winning journalists who dig for and shine a light on education data. We demand transparency. We hold lawmakers and educators accountable for taxpayer dollars and student achievement.

Idaho Education News has seven full-time employees with an office in Downtown Boise, Idaho, and a bureau in East Idaho.

Our websites – IdahoEdNews.org and IdahoEdTrends.org – are free of advertising and paywalls and they have more than 1 million visitors a year.

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Elementary Classroom Teacher (K-6)

Posted by | April 27, 2022 |

Responsibilities are representative but may not capture all tasks to be performed. The candidates will be expected to complete all duties which may be required in the performance and scope  of their position.

 

We are looking for a dynamic educator who will:  

  • Collaboratively plan and implement instructional units that are aligned to the New York State Common Core Standards and the curriculum of the Renaissance Academy Charter School of the Arts
  • Use data from all assessment sources to monitor student progress toward meeting academic targets
  • Provide a nurturing, supportive, and positive learning environment with high expectations that encourages student responsibility and creates community
  • Collaborate with the classroom instructional team, which can include a teaching assistant, an Arts Integration (AI) teacher, ENL teacher, etc. 

 

  • Differentiates instruction for students as needed
  • Coordinates, plans, meets and co-teaches with other teachers to meet program requirements of Renaissance Academy Charter School of the Arts
  • Provides an inviting, exciting, innovative, learning environment 
  • Evaluates and tracks student progress
  • Engages in effective and appropriate classroom management
  • Maintains and enriches expertise in subject area
  • Performs other instructional duties, as necessary
  • Has knowledge of effective practices that motivates students to adhere to high standards of conduct–Maintain a classroom environment conducive to learning by following a positive behavior approach through Restorative Practices and Whole Brain Teaching. 
  • Analyzes data on student learning to identify needs for improvement in instruction
  • Understands, practices and is accountable for professional expectations as defined by the 4 domains of Charlotte Danielson
  • Demonstrates the capacity to work collaboratively across disciplines
  • Maintain open communication with parents and encourage parent participation
  • Organize and plan for flexible, goal-oriented groups that are based on students’ instructional needs
  • Ensures lessons are enriched and rigorous which allow for students to elaborate, analyze, make cross-curricular connections, apply what they have learned, and develop creativity and problem-solving strategies
  • Attends professional development training
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Summer Camp Director and Instructor

Posted by | April 26, 2022 |

Summer Camp Director, In-Person Coding/Tech in locations throughout Greater Boston (full-time seasonal) 

Location: Several throughout the Greater Boston area such as in Newton, Lexington, Cambridge, Boston, Milton, North Andover, and Natick 

Hours/Dates: Full time, approximately 8am-4:30pm M-F. Camps run 6-10 weeks, June 27-Sept 2.

Pay: $21-25 per hour 

Are you a strong leader with great interpersonal skills? Do you have a passion for coding, tech, video games, and/or digital arts? Are you looking for a fun, high-paying and fulfilling summer job? Come join us! As a Summer Camp Director with Empow Studios, you will lead a team of instructors to inspire and educate youth to create projects using today’s latest computer technologies, and engage campers with games, outdoor play, and other fun activities to reinforce learning and create a positive environment for all. 

We offer a fun, supportive environment, with kids who love coming to camp; amazing training and coaching; experience using best-in-class education technology and curriculum; enough outdoor time to keep kids happy and focused in class; amazing colleagues; and great pay. 

Imagine Yourself 

  • Leading and coaching a team of instructors and dozens of campers 
  • Coaching instructors to create an experience that maximizes learning and fun for every student 
  • Developing strong relationships with each camper’s caregivers and actively communicating with them about their child(ren)’s successes, challenges and recommended next steps 
  • Hosting weekly showcases where parents see the amazing projects their children have created 
  • Engaging your team and students with games and other fun bonding activities during breaks
  • Making sure that your team takes advantage of Empow Studio policies and best practices 
  • Using a wealth of weekly quality data to pinpoint opportunities for improvement
  • Leveraging Empow’s regional resources including subject matter experts and instructional  trainers to ensure that your site meets or surpasses Empow’s high quality standards  

Minimum Requirements

  • At least 4 weeks experience as an instructor of elementary or middle school students in a camp, school, or after-school program (any subject matter) 
  • At least 2 seasons experience in a leadership role at a camp OR similar leadership experience that can be augmented by completing a camping administration course
  • Have or be able to complete training and certification in first-aid/CPR and healthcare supervision 
  • Able to start Empow training in person or online in June (paid, part-time, flexible hours) 
  • Have reliable local transportation 
  • 21+ years of age

Summer Camp STEM Instructor (full-time seasonal) 

Location: Several throughout the Greater Boston Area such as in Newton, Lexington, Cambridge, Boston, Milton, North Andover, and Natick 

Hours/Dates: Full time approximately 9am-5pm M-F. Camps run 10 weeks, June 27-Sept 2. Minimum instructor availability for 6 of those weeks.  

Pay: $17-25 per hour 

Empow Studios, an award-winning provider of tech classes and camps for kids 7-15, is looking for dozens of energetic and enthusiastic technology-loving instructors for its upcoming 2022 summer camps. Camp instructors teach one tech class of typically 8 students per week, and ensure that students have a great time learning and building cool stuff. No prior experience teaching tech is necessary, but working with children previously is a must. Our paid training and curriculum will give everything you need to succeed!

This is a fun and rewarding job that is a great fit for college and grad students and teachers looking for a fun and lower-stress learning experience. We offer a fun, supportive environment, with kids who love coming to camp; amazing training and coaching; experience using best-in-class education technology and curriculum; flexible hours; just the right amount of outdoor camp activities; and great pay. 

Who You Are

Empow Studio instructors (camp counselors) are motivated and engaging individuals who care about making a difference and delivering a quality experience for children.

What You’ll Do

  • Teach one or a few of our exciting technology-based courses this summer to kids 7-15 
  • Receive outstanding training and coaching on our curriculum and approach to classes 
  • Lead indoor and outdoor fun and games
  • Participate in Friday showcases where students show off their amazing projects to family and friends 

You Should Have

  • Strong experience working with children
  • High comfort with technology
  • Have at least some college education (current college students and incoming freshmen are very welcome!)  (We also have positions for HS Students: check out empow.me/jobs)
  • Ability to clear background checks
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Summer Camp Director and Instructor

Posted by | April 26, 2022 |

Summer Camp Director, In-Person Coding/Tech in locations throughout Greater Boston (full-time seasonal) 

Location: Several throughout the Greater Boston area such as in Newton, Lexington, Cambridge, Boston, Milton, North Andover, and Natick 

Hours/Dates: Full time, approximately 8am-4:30pm M-F. Camps run 6-10 weeks, June 27-Sept 2.

Pay: $21-25 per hour 

Are you a strong leader with great interpersonal skills? Do you have a passion for coding, tech, video games, and/or digital arts? Are you looking for a fun, high-paying and fulfilling summer job? Come join us! As a Summer Camp Director with Empow Studios, you will lead a team of instructors to inspire and educate youth to create projects using today’s latest computer technologies, and engage campers with games, outdoor play, and other fun activities to reinforce learning and create a positive environment for all. 

We offer a fun, supportive environment, with kids who love coming to camp; amazing training and coaching; experience using best-in-class education technology and curriculum; enough outdoor time to keep kids happy and focused in class; amazing colleagues; and great pay. 

Imagine Yourself 

  • Leading and coaching a team of instructors and dozens of campers 
  • Coaching instructors to create an experience that maximizes learning and fun for every student 
  • Developing strong relationships with each camper’s caregivers and actively communicating with them about their child(ren)’s successes, challenges and recommended next steps 
  • Hosting weekly showcases where parents see the amazing projects their children have created 
  • Engaging your team and students with games and other fun bonding activities during breaks
  • Making sure that your team takes advantage of Empow Studio policies and best practices 
  • Using a wealth of weekly quality data to pinpoint opportunities for improvement
  • Leveraging Empow’s regional resources including subject matter experts and instructional  trainers to ensure that your site meets or surpasses Empow’s high quality standards  

Minimum Requirements

  • At least 4 weeks experience as an instructor of elementary or middle school students in a camp, school, or after-school program (any subject matter) 
  • At least 2 seasons experience in a leadership role at a camp OR similar leadership experience that can be augmented by completing a camping administration course
  • Have or be able to complete training and certification in first-aid/CPR and healthcare supervision 
  • Able to start Empow training in person or online in June (paid, part-time, flexible hours) 
  • Have reliable local transportation 
  • 21+ years of age

Summer Camp STEM Instructor (full-time seasonal) 

Location: Several throughout the Greater Boston Area such as in Newton, Lexington, Cambridge, Boston, Milton, North Andover, and Natick 

Hours/Dates: Full time approximately 9am-5pm M-F. Camps run 10 weeks, June 27-Sept 2. Minimum instructor availability for 6 of those weeks.  

Pay: $17-25 per hour 

Empow Studios, an award-winning provider of tech classes and camps for kids 7-15, is looking for dozens of energetic and enthusiastic technology-loving instructors for its upcoming 2022 summer camps. Camp instructors teach one tech class of typically 8 students per week, and ensure that students have a great time learning and building cool stuff. No prior experience teaching tech is necessary, but working with children previously is a must. Our paid training and curriculum will give everything you need to succeed!

This is a fun and rewarding job that is a great fit for college and grad students and teachers looking for a fun and lower-stress learning experience. We offer a fun, supportive environment, with kids who love coming to camp; amazing training and coaching; experience using best-in-class education technology and curriculum; flexible hours; just the right amount of outdoor camp activities; and great pay. 

Who You Are

Empow Studio instructors (camp counselors) are motivated and engaging individuals who care about making a difference and delivering a quality experience for children.

What You’ll Do

  • Teach one or a few of our exciting technology-based courses this summer to kids 7-15 
  • Receive outstanding training and coaching on our curriculum and approach to classes 
  • Lead indoor and outdoor fun and games
  • Participate in Friday showcases where students show off their amazing projects to family and friends 

You Should Have

  • Strong experience working with children
  • High comfort with technology
  • Have at least some college education (current college students and incoming freshmen are very welcome!)  (We also have positions for HS Students: check out empow.me/jobs)
  • Ability to clear background checks
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Principal

Posted by | April 19, 2022 |

About Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School and Position Summary 

CRIPCS is an adult charter school that delivers high-quality education, career training, and supportive services that enable adult immigrants to realize their dreams while strengthening our community and economy. When you join the team at CRIPCS, you become part of a unique, mission-oriented organization that is actively and innovatively tackling some of the greatest challenges faced by adult learners and English language learners today. We have a laser-beam focus on equity of opportunity for those we exist to serve. We are proud to live into our commitment to continuous improvement and challenging the status quo. This documented and celebrated commitment to high-quality work has earned us a seat at the table with governmental bodies who can impact our ability to do our best work for our students. In line with our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, we are centering our priorities on empowering our staff, building for the future, and centering our mission.

We are seeking an educational leader who will be responsible for setting and executing a strategic vision for teaching and learning to ensure that all students are learning and achieving their potential in line with the mission of the school.  This principal position at CRIPCS requires expertise in serving adult immigrant communities, second language acquisition, workforce development, and/or alternative pathways. This role is best suited for someone who is excited about the prospect of leading ambitious change and pushing themselves to constantly evolve. Primary responsibilities include coaching and performance management, leadership development, budget management, and scheduling.  The principal cultivates a culture of inclusion and belonging within the school community with an unwavering focus on quality.

 

Our Commitment to Principals

CRIPCS is proud to offer a total rewards package including:

  • A competitive starting salary commensurate with experience
  • 46 total days of time off (a combination of paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal time) per year. This number increases over time.
  • A flexible work schedule; Principals may choose to work remotely one day a week
  • Competitive health benefits and retirement match (up to 6% of the base salary)
  • Deep investments in individualized professional development inclusive of coaching, conference attendance, and tuition reimbursement

 

The main responsibilities for principals include, but are not limited to the following: 

Instructional Leadership

  • Ensure all students have access to high-quality education and support for achieving their goals.
  • Lead and manage professional development, provide feedback, and facilitate meetings to ensure all academic programs provide high-quality learning experiences to students.
  • Provide instructional resources and materials to support teaching staff in accomplishing instructional goals.

People Leadership

  • Actively work to develop and support a strong, collaborative staff culture. Identify areas where staff members’ talents can be leveraged to distribute leadership and responsibilities.
  • An ability to build and foster inclusive, high-performing teams with a deep understanding of how each faculty member plays a role in the success of the school.
  • Serve as a model for collaboration and leadership to others; actively incorporates priming practices in leadership in their day-to-day work.
  • In alignment with the School’s values, foster a culture of inclusion and belonging that values and welcomes diversity of backgrounds and perspectives; actively brings an equity and access lens.
  • Modeling a commitment to centering students in all aspects of the work, including seeking out and accommodating student needs; creates an environment where all students feel valued, seen, and included.
  • Communicate and promote expectations for high-level performance to staff and students.
  • Recognize and celebrate excellence and achievement, in alignment with the campus performance management system.
  • Observe employee performance and provide regular feedback; conduct more formal, timely evaluations for staff and full-time faculty.

Operational Leadership

  • Work in conjunction with the Chief Academic Officer to ensure compliance with applicable District policies, state and federal laws and regulations, and Public Charter School Board policies.
  • In collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer, develop school budgets based on documented program needs, estimated enrollment, personnel, and other fiscal needs.
  • Establish schedules and classroom assignments that meet the needs of our students (in-person, virtual, hybrid, and evening classes)
  • Maintain a strong presence at the school

Visionary Leadership and Commitment to Continuous Growth & Improvement 

  • Build a common vision for school success and improvement in alignment with the Chief Academic Officer’s organization-wide vision for success; an ability to translate a larger vision into a site-based plan for success.
  • Aligns to the School’s strategic priorities, values, and accountability goals. Maintain a laser-like focus on strategic goals and benchmarks.
  • Collaborate with faculty, School-based management, and the Chief Academic Officer to identify, analyze, and apply data findings to promote school improvement.
  • In line with our commitment to continuous improvement and challenging the status quo, ensure that the school meets its annual Performance Management Framework and Charter Contract targets.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Education Administration, Adult Education, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 6+ years of relevant professional experience (a combination of teaching and leadership experience in the field of adult education and/or TESOL  required)
  • Demonstrated success in effectively managing and developing others through complex change and uncertainty.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to understand the perspectives of others and influence and motivate team members to meet goals
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English and another language, preferably Spanish.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and build a culture that fosters diversity and inclusiveness
  • Strong understanding of the best practices in adult and second language education.
  • Working knowledge of curriculum and instruction; ability to evaluate the instructional program and teaching effectiveness; ability to manage budget and personnel; ability to coordinate school functions; ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data;  and strong organizational, communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to provide proof of completed Covid-19 vaccination
  • Deep commitment to CRIPCS’s core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners:
    • Integrity
    • Respect
    • Perseverance
    • Compassion
    • Inclusivity
    • Collaboration
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Website Analyst (Web Administrator V)

Posted by | March 31, 2022 |

MISSION: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will improve outcomes for all public-school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems.

POSITION OVERVIEW:
TEA aims to improve outcomes for over 5.5 million students in Texas public schools through an ambitious Strategic Plan designed to prepare students for college, career, or the military. One of the key enablers underpinning this plan is district and campus academic performance, which is based, in part, on the Texas Assessment Program. The Texas Assessment Program measures the academic achievement and growth of Texas students and provides data that is used by multiple stakeholders through the parent-facing assessment website, texasassessment.gov. The Texas Assessment website provides information to help members of the Texas public school community understand the performance and progress of students in the state.

This position is responsible for coordinating the process of iteratively improving the Texas Assessment website to increase usability, functionality, and efficiency. This position coordinates a set of cross-functional workstreams that require collaboration with senior stakeholders across the agency, including extensive interaction with the Commissioner of Education. The role also requires effective management of the assessment vendors and a strong understanding of best practices in applying user feedback from a wide range of education stakeholders. This position involves gathering, monitoring, and evaluating data related to the Texas Assessment website. This position is responsible for providing consultative and technical assistance to agency staff, local education agencies, communities, and governmental agencies. This role works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. The position reports to the Director of Policy and Publications in the Student Assessment Division.

This position plays a critical role in helping to drive innovation and measurement methods used to define educational outcomes and support research-based instructional practices in Texas. The position supports the Texas Assessment Program, which impacts over 1,200 districts and 5.5 million Texas students.

Please note that a resume is a required attachment for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Applicants who are strongly being considered for employment must submit to a national criminal history background check.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Coordinate the development of product requirements outlining the specific technical functionality needed to deliver on user needs
  • Work with the Information Technology (IT), Strategic Communications, Performance Reporting, Curriculum, and Assessment teams to test and release new features and functionality
  •  In collaboration with the vendor, develop and track key usage metrics to ensure consistent and increasing user engagement
  • Evaluate data to understand strategic trends, synthesize learnings to determine effectiveness of operations, and communicate trends and outcomes to senior staff to recommend and implement process and strategy improvements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Mission Focused: Share the belief that all Texas students can achieve at high levels and are able to succeed in college, career, or the military.

Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; bachelor’s degree in an analytical field preferred

Experience: At least four [4] years of experience in a data or business analysis role; consulting, data science, or equally rigorous/quantitative experience preferred

Substitution: An advanced degree may substitute for two years of required experience.

Click to learn more and apply today!

 

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Assistant Director of Admission, Middle School/Spanish Language Liaison

Posted by | March 30, 2022 |

Colorado Academy seeks an Assistant Director of Admission for the Middle School. This position oversees the admission and financial aid process for Middle School and collaborates with the Director of Admission & Financial Aid and the Office of Inclusivity on initiatives to broaden the school’s community outreach and ensure an equitable admission process. As the school’s Spanish Language Liaison, this position also serves as the first point of contact for Spanish-speaking families and assists the Office of Inclusivity with arranging interpretation and translation for events for Pre-K through 12th grade.

This is a full-time, 12-month position which reports directly to the Director of Admission & Financial Aid.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversees and coordinates the Middle School admission process including working with the Middle School Admission Committee, onboarding new MS students, and serves on the Financial Aid Committee with a focus on MS families
  • Guides Spanish-speaking families through all aspects of the admission process and, when needed, the financial aid process.
  • Represents the school in the Denver community by joining community organizations, attending school fairs and other activities that promote recruitment and community outreach
  • Supports the planning and execution of major admission events: Admission Preview, Visit Days, Arts and Athletics Showcases, Accept Parties, New Family Orientation Events, etc.
  • Play an active role in the MS by attending divisional meetings and SPEAK events and serve as co-sponsor of MS Student council

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
  • Previous admission and/or independent school experience with an overall understanding of successful recruitment and enrollment management practices
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a diverse group of people including students, parents, faculty and staff
  • Discretion; attention to professional boundaries in the handling of privileged information
  • Fluency or high level of proficiency in Spanish required; ability to conduct tours/interviews in Spanish and correspond effectively with Spanish-speaking families
  • Flexibility to work long hours, including weekends and evenings during the admission season

Candidates should be eager to join a professional community where collaboration is valued, where rich curricular conversations are common, and where openness to growth is the norm. Excellent interpersonal skills are required. Demonstrated intercultural competence: the ability to understand and bridge diverse perspectives, identities, and lived experiences is a must.  All CA teachers are expected to carry out the mission of CA, “Creating Curious, Kind, Courageous, and Adventurous Learners and Leaders,” and to support the vision of the School.

The pay range for the position is $65,000 – $75,000. Although $65,000 – $75,000 is a good faith and reasonable estimate of the possible compensation at the time of posting, Colorado Academy reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range. Any wage differential that may exist for the position does not relate to sex, gender or gender identity, but relates solely to a seniority system, a merit system, or relevant education, training and/or experience. The Academy offers an excellent compensation package, wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, and an environment notable for its dedicated teaching professionals and supportive administrators. Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance benefit programs are available, as is a 403(b) retirement plan. Eligibility for all benefit programs is defined by the applicable plan document.

Applicants are invited to visit the Colorado Academy website (www.coloradoacademy.org) to learn more about the program and the school.

Colorado Academy does not discriminate or allow unlawful harassment in any of its programs, procedures or practices on the basis of age, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, political affiliation, race, religion or creed, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, marital status or other protected classifications defined by applicable law. The policy applies in all aspects of employment with the Academy.

 

 

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Reporter

Posted by | March 14, 2022 |

Idaho EdNews seeks experienced journalist

Idaho Education News is seeking an experienced journalist who wants to investigate Idaho’s most pressing education issues and hold the powerful accountable.

We want a journalist who has a passion for advancing the story and probing beneath the surface to enlighten Idahoans, highlight injustice and uncover the truth.

We want someone with a clear writing style who also can entertain and engage our audiences. This is a great job for a journalist who wants to make a difference in the world.

Our favorite candidates also need to:

  • Care about Idaho’s education system and its students and teachers.
  • Feel comfortable interacting with people on a regular basis.
  • Be inquisitive.
  • All employees are encouraged to find new and innovative ways to conduct business more efficiently.

Our employees are well compensated, and they have the time they need to do high-quality work.

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Chief Operations Officer

Posted by | March 14, 2022 |

About Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School 

CRIPCS is an adult charter school that delivers high-quality education, career training, and supportive services that enable adult immigrants to realize their dreams while strengthening our community and economy. When you join the team at CRIPCS, you become part of a unique, mission-oriented organization that is actively and innovatively tackling some of the greatest challenges faced by adult learners and English language learners today. We have a laser-beam focus on equity of opportunity for those we exist to serve. We are proud to live into our commitment to continuous improvement and challenging the status quo. This documented and celebrated commitment to high quality work has earned us a seat at the table with governmental bodies who can impact our ability to do our best work for our students. In line with our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, we are centering our priorities in empowering our staff, building for the future, and centering our mission.

 

We are seeking a Chief Operations Officer who will build the necessary relationships to establish themselves as a strategic leader and key member of our senior leadership team. The COO will set and execute a vision for effective, coordinated, and inclusive school finances and operations to support an ambitious vision for student achievement. An effective COO will be able to build and support the implementation of strong processes and systems that will set people up to be successful in the short and long term. This role is ideal for someone who 1. is able to tackle complex change management in a way that inspires actions of people across the organization and 2. someone who believes deeply in challenging the status quo in order to unlock our abilities to do our best work for students. As we take on this new chapter of our organization, we require a COO who understands the organization and people development and can empower those who report to them to lead their teams and functions successfully.

 

The COO will lead a team committed to ensuring financial stability, organizational compliance, strong data, and reporting practices, and efficient and streamlined operations for both campuses and Home Office. The COO is a key member of the Executive Team and will play an integral role in our school’s return to in-person learning as well as vision setting and strategic planning for the future. The COO will collaborate closely with the CEO and Chief Academic Officer and manage a cross-functional team—including Finance, Technology, and other operational areas key to the Schools success including Covid operations, Food Services, and Transportation.

 

Over the first 12-24 months in the role, a successful COO would have built strong relationships across the organization, developed and empowered their direct reports to do their best work, challenged and evolved current systems and processes in service of building a more efficient and effective organization, and set a 2–3-year vision for process improvements and system enhancements in line with our strategic plan.

 

We will know that this person is successful if our students and teachers have access to and leverage the resources that they need to thrive in the evolving landscape of hybrid learning in adult education. Our work is complex, so a successful COO has established the appropriate processes and systems that ultimately will help our students persist. This means staff have the necessary technology and tools to support learning, teachers have the data systems that they need to be responsive in real-time, our budgeting process surfaces the resources that we need to meet our priorities and seamlessly execute key practices that allow our community to thrive (e.g, student scholarships).

 

Our Commitment to the Chief Operating Officer 

CRIPCS is proud to offer a total rewards package including:

  • A competitive annual starting salary range of $130,000-$195,200 commensurate with experience.
  • 46 total days of time off (a combination of paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal time) per year. This number increases over time.
  • A flexible, hybrid work schedule.
  • Competitive health benefits and retirement match (up to 6% of the base salary)
  • Deep investments in individualized professional development inclusive of coaching, conference attendance, and tuition reimbursement

Responsibilities

People-Centered Leadership

  • Set vision for organization-wide operations success in partnership with senior leadership team members
  • Build buy-in, support others, and establish accountability systems in executing a vision for operations success
  • Adept at empowering their direct reports to successfully lead their functions; displays a consistent ability to offer the right level of support at the right time
  • Provide regular coaching, feedback, and development opportunities to the Director of Finance, IT Directors, and other School operational leads including Covid Lead, food services, and transportation.
  • Will function as a significant partner in leading and evolving our Human Resources.
  • Engage in ongoing self-reflection on issues of identity and equity and provide leadership to others around equitable and antiracist systems and practices, particularly in the areas of finance and operations.
  • Leverage a human-centered design approach to build and enhance current policies, processes, and systems.
  • Collaborate with other senior leadership team members to understand the needs of each team and serve as a solutions-oriented thought partner.

Financial Leadership

  • Oversee the organization’s finances ($32,000,000 annual budget) including budget development, accounts payable, financial reporting compliance, and audits.
  • Liaise regularly with the Board of Trustees regarding the School’s finances. Serve as a staff liaison to the Board’s Finance and Development Committee.
  • Manage a finance team (a combination of in-house and outsources capabilities) to ensure seamless execution of day-to-day financial operations.
  • Oversee vendor relationships and procurement with a focus on equitable and inclusive practices.
  • Recruit and hire a Finance Director within the first 6 months in the role.
  • Provide finance leadership and operations support to a close external partner, Community Capital Corporation, in line with our mutual services agreement.

Operational Leadership

  • Ensures systems, processes, resourcing, training, and compliance around emergency preparedness including Covid Response Operations.
  • Set the vision and strategy for student transportation and food services and collaborate with campus and district leaders to support coordination.
  • Serve as the main point of contact with Community Capital Corporation for facilities usage and maintenance.
  • Roll out IT governance structure in partnership with Data Governance Director.
  • Oversee the development and continuous improvement of key systems, including the Student Information System and IT infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with the executive team on data and accountability for the annual report.

Required Qualifications

  • 10+ years of progressive experience in the nonprofit and/or social impact sectors, including 5+ years in operations leadership.
  • Demonstrated success in effectively building, developing, and leading teams.
  • Experience leading teams in courageous conversations and meaningful action on issues of race, power, privilege, and bias.
  • Knowledge and experience using the Google and Microsoft Suites.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Advanced degree from an accredited college or university; MBA preferred
  • Experience working within education management and/or school-level operations leadership
  • Experience overseeing custodial, facilities maintenance, or IT
  • Bilingual/Spanish and English

 

Core Competencies for the COO 

  • Dedication: Being persistent, punctual, and dependable, with a positive, can-do attitude
  • A demonstrated commitment to educational equity
  • Deep commitment to CRIPCS’s core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners:
    • Integrity
    • Respect
    • Perseverance
    • Compassion
    • Inclusivity
    • Collaboration
  • Excellent planning, forecasting, and project management skills, with keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work collaboratively with and seek feedback from team members and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and build a culture that fosters diversity and inclusiveness
  • Ability to creatively address challenges and lead/manage teams through change, including the adoption of new or redesigned tools and systems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong strategic thinking skills, with a data-driven and generative approach to problem-solving
  • Capacity to delegate, give authority to work independently, set expectations, and monitor and delegate work assignments
  • Ability to assess systems and operations from the “ten thousand foot” level in order to identify strengths, opportunities, and risks
  • A strong track record of managing complex, cross-functional projects, from design to implementation to evaluation
  • Expertise in making meaning of large data sets and using data to empower others and achieve priorities
  • Capacity make decisions and exhibit sound and accurate judgment in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to provide proof of completed Covid-19 vaccination
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Director of Programs and Advocacy

Posted by | March 13, 2022 |

About Denver Families for Public Schools (Denver Families)
Denver Families for Public Schools works to increase civic engagement and electoral participation in order to promote educational equity and empower communities. Families in Denver know that every student deserves a great public education at a school that puts their needs first regardless of zip code or income. We believe that public school families can contribute to a quality education by uniting as a powerful voice for children, our schools and our communities. At Denver Families we unite these voices to advocate for outstanding public school options for every child in our city.

Position Overview:
The Director of Programs and Advocacy will build a team with passion and clarity toward transformational change centered on empowerment, movement-building and representation. They will collaborate with the Chief Executive Officer to design strategies that promote civic engagement and electoral participation in Denver. As a recently founded nonprofit, the professional hired to take on this role will have an exceptional opportunity to shape an organization’s priorities and key activities. The Director of Programs and Advocacy will work with school leaders, school staff, parents, students, and community members to develop and execute advocacy-based programs and initiatives. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Programs and Advocacy will focus on four core areas: grassroots organizing, leadership development, campaign management and coalition building.

Responsibilities:

  • Grassroots Organizing – 50%: Empowering families, educators and community members to take an active role in shaping the systems and policies that define public education is the heart of our
    mission. The Director of Programs and Advocacy will lead the Denver Families team in designing and executing programs that result in a true grassroots movement to support a vibrant public
    education system in Denver. This will include working with Denver Families staff, contractors and school employees to develop and execute educational and advocacy-generating programs. They will work closely with the CEO and Director of Communications and Public Affairs to hone and run bold community-centered initiatives that encourage electoral participation and advocacy.
  • Leadership Development – 20%: Denver Families seeks to identify community stakeholders with a passion for public education and equip them with the tools to be vocal leaders at all levels of policy formation. The Director of Programs and Advocacy will be responsible for developing and implementing a leadership training program focused on building power and politically engaging public school families, educators and community members. The training program will equip individuals with the knowledge and skills to advocate for change, build power in their community, and shape the public education system in Denver. They will create systems to track the success of leadership development initiatives and will recruit a leadership council to help drive the direction of community engagement strategies.
  • Campaign Management – 20%: Denver Families will consistently monitor the education landscape in Denver and develop campaigns to advocate for policies that further the effort to ensure that every student has access to a great public school option regardless of zip code or income. The Director of Programs and Advocacy will lead the strategic direction of issue campaigns, aligning these campaigns to civic engagement, Denver Families’ core messaging and growing Denver Families’ base of support. They will need to draw on experience developing and executing comprehensive campaign plans and rallying a coalition of stakeholders around a central vision for transformational change.
  • Coalition Building – 10%: To be successful in bringing about transformational change in the way families, educators and community members engage in the political process, Denver Families must build strong relationships with policymakers, “grasstop” leaders and community-based organizations. The Director of Programs and Advocacy will collaborate with the CEO to develop long-term agendas for strategic coalitions and promote Denver Families’ mission with new audiences. They will support the implementation of Denver Families’ theory of change by driving the organization to strategically build power in every aspect of its work.

Qualifications:

  • Belief in the power of grassroots organizing, passion for educational justice and urgency around improving educational outcomes.
  • A minimum of 6 years of experience working in community engagement, organizing, advocacy, policy, and/or elections with success in developing and winning campaigns.
  • Experience supervising staff in an organizing setting, with a strong track record of building teams and developing staff leadership.
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving others and empowering marginalized communities
  • Strong track record of operationalizing a model for transformative grassroots organizing.
  • Strong interpersonal, relational and organizational communication skills, and an ability to build relationships quickly with diverse stakeholders
  • Understand and appreciate the use of outcomes-based data and information to help drive performance. Experience utilizing campaign and voter file databases.
  • Ability to operate with purpose and accuracy in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Spirit of flexibility, openness to feedback and a commitment to learning.

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of education policy, education entrepreneurship and school governance models are a plus.
  • Prior experience in public education or supporting public education is a plus.
  • Track record of leadership and measurable accomplishments.
  • Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

 

Compensation & Benefits:

The salary range for this position is $90,000 – $110,000.

In addition to a competitive salary, Denver Families for Public Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package, including: an unlimited paid time off policy; paid sick leave; paid holidays; 401K retirement plan with a 5 percent employer-paid match; and competitive employee health, dental, short-term disability and caregiving and family leave plans.

At Denver Families for Public Schools diversity, equity and inclusion are at the core of our mission. We believe that diverse teams lead to better solutions. We understand that a greater depth in lived experiences promotes creative thinking and empowers us to address complex issues. We strive in our hiring to ensure that our candidate pool is diverse in terms of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, physical or mental ability, origin, and religion.

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Operations Associate

Posted by | March 10, 2022 |

Position Title: Operations Associate

Location: Metro Denver

Salary Range: $50,000 – $60,000

 

ABOUT US

Founded in 2017, Moonshot edVentures is recognized nationally as a model for a place-based approach to identifying a diverse pipeline of educators and accelerating them to found and/or lead schools and programs centered on innovative and learner-centered practices. Moonshot is currently training our fifth cohort of Fellows and continuing to grow our alumni network and services. Moonshot identifies educators who are at least 2 or 3 years away from launching their idea and provides them with high-quality, comprehensive programming focused on leadership development, model design, and pathways to launch. Through mentorship, partnerships and local community engagement, Fellows complete the program ready to launch innovative and effective learning environments for students who have been traditionally underserved by our current education system.

 

Moonshot’s key program components include:

  • Moonshot Fellowship
  • Explore: The first stage of the Fellowship (August – December) where Fellows hone their leadership, co-create their design with students and families, and build their knowledge of pathways to launch their venture.
  • Cultivate: The second stage of the Fellowship (January – May) where Fellows test key assumptions of their model, execute two pilots, and manage a group of their peers to execute programming for students. 
  • Prepare For Launch: The third and final stage of the Fellowship (Summer/Fall) where Fellows pilot independently for 1-2 weeks. 
  • Residency
  • Residency Bridge Year: A part-time, year-long program where Moonshot alumni seeking to launch or lead schools develop their academic models and instructional leadership, and, if applicable, create their school launch plan.
  • School Launcher Track: A full-time, year-long program where Residents work as administrators at host schools and engage in Moonshot workshops with the goal of submitting a high-quality charter application at the completion. 
  • Program Launcher Track: Expected to launch in 2022, this full-time year-long program will be for Moonshot alumni program founders. Through this track, Residents will work with Moonshot building their skills and long-term plans for fundraising, revenue-generation, proof of model, and scaling. 
  • Alumni Supports & Services: Moonshot supports its 84 and growing alumni base with a menu of services including a micro-grant program, an Expert Bench of consultants that alumni access free-of-cost, and 1:1 support on fundraising, career development, and piloting. 

 

In the coming year, we aim to add 16 fellows to our network (84 to 100), six new ventures (24 to 30), add at least two new schools (2 to 4-6), and provide 200 hours of support for our alumni(800 to 1000). We will also engage in a strategic planning process that will build on Moonshot’s success and set the strategic direction for the next five years. 

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Moonshot edVentures seeks an Operations Associate to support the Moonshot team in delivering high-quality programming and supporting a high-functioning, sustainable organizational culture. The Operations Associate will provide critical executive support to the CEO and Managing Director to ensure high levels of productivity on key organizational priorities. Additionally, the Operations Associate will manage all travel and marketing logistics for the team and Fellowship and provide administrative support on programming, finance, and operations. The Operations Associate will be joining during a pivotal time as the Moonshot team builds out the next 5-year strategic direction and expands programming opportunities.

 

The Operations Associate will be based in the Metro Denver, CO area. This role will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and will provide operational support to all five members of our team. This person’s contributions will help us succeed in building and growing our program in service of improving educational outcomes for students of color.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Meeting and calendar management for CEO & MD, Program
  • Schedule and organize team meetings and conference calls ensuring that meetings run smoothly by managing calendar invites and call details
  • Prepare any needed meeting materials & preparation including supporting with any post-meeting follow-up action items
  • Maintain and manage calendars for the Chief Executive Officer and the Managing Director, Programs utilizing Google Calendar
  • Travel and marketing logistics
  • Book and track travel for all Moonshot edVentures team and current fellows
  • Manage all travel arrangements including air, hotel, ground transportation
  • Develop and format monthly network newsletters collaborating with team to create engaging content and helpful resources
  • Administrative support
  • Program
  • Create and maintain systems in the team’s task management platform (ClickUp)
  • Support program team in creation of templates and materials for the Fellowship
  • Drafting and sending thank you cards and gifts for speakers and donors
  • Drafting speaker feedback using Fellowship surveys
  • Finance & Operations
  • Filing materials and managing archives in GSuite
  • Managing team office supplies, including ordering & inventory
  • Support Finance & Operations Senior Manager in tracking invoices and receipts to allow for a timely monthly close

 

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

Success in this position will require the following:

  • What you’ve accomplished (required):
      • 1+ years of experience in one of these capacities:
        • in a similar role ideally with a mission-driven organization
        • as a K-12 teacher successfully managing your own classroom
        • as a recent college graduate having held a significant campus/extracurricular leadership role
      • You have successfully led a project from start to finish mapping out timeline and deliverables
  • Experiences you’ve either developed or would be excited to learn here:
    • You are interested in education equity and learning about the K-12 education space from the perspective of school leadership
    • You seek to grow your project management skills while working closely with executive leaders who will prioritize your growth through feedback and professional development opportunities
  • How you work and what you value:
  • An empathetic team member aligned to our mission & values with a deep commitment to racial and social justice and a drive to support leadership development programs that help students of color to excel and succeed.
  • A continuous learner who welcomes feedback, takes initiative of their own learning, and is able to manage ambiguity in start up, sustaining and scaling environments
  • An exemplary operator who plans ahead and organizes their time effectively while managing many moving pieces and facing competing priorities. 
  • An expert at managing your time and other team member’s time while measuring your work and tackling many moving pieces and competing priorities.
  • An innovator and builder who finds energy and excitement in building and creating new systems and processes that make the work more efficient. 
  • A self-starter who can move projects forward without heavy oversight being proactive in figuring out details on their own
  • A relationship-builder with a strong customer service mindset who provides a positive experience for our fellows and alumni

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • The salary range for this position is $50,000 – $60,000.
  • We offer excellent benefits, including a 401k plan, 90% coverage of medical and dental insurance, opportunities for local and national personal and professional development, generous PTO and sick days, and relocation assistance if needed.  
  • Staff who are required to work nights and weekends receive 1:1 comp time (e.g. if you work 4 hours on a Thursday night, you might have Friday morning off)
  • Flexible work culture with the option to work from coworking space or from home with the exception of in person team meetings and programming

 

COVID-19 RESPONSE

Moonshot is currently operating our programs with a hybrid approach including a mix of in-person and virtual experiences. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, including district, city, state and national guidance, and adjust our approach as necessary to prioritize the health and safety of everyone in our program and organization. 

 

TIME STATUS

Full-time

 

TO APPLY

Moonshot edVentures is partnering with RCG Talent Solutions to find our next Operations Associate. Please follow this link to submit your application and direct all questions to Miranda Cortez (miranda@rcgtalent.com). 

 

EEO STATEMENT

Moonshot edVentures is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. In compliance with federal, state and local laws, all hiring decisions will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are deeply committed to building diverse candidate pools for all positions and creating a work culture and environment inclusive of all. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Senior Program Manager

Posted by | March 10, 2022 |

Organization Profile: 

Founded in 1999, BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth in under-resourced communities and equip them for high school, college and career success. BUILD’s mission is to ignite the power of youth in under-resourced communities to build Career success, Entrepreneurial mindsets, and Opportunity.

BUILD’s unique program offers students in middle and high school access to engaging entrepreneurial experiences designed to develop 21st Century Skills and motivate student engagement in school. Through these experiences, BUILD helps students become the CEO of their own lives.

We are building entrepreneurial mindsets and skills for youth in communities that are underserved, overlooked, and underestimated. With a 20-year proven track record of providing an award-winning, innovative entrepreneurship program, BUILD is uniquely positioned to build a new generation of entrepreneurs.

Students engage with BUILD through the design challenge or in school in an entrepreneurial course. After completing the intro entrepreneurship programs, students can access opportunities and programs at BUILD to grow their businesses, explore college and career options, and work through the college application process.

BUILD currently serves thousands of high school students annually at programs located in our legacy regions of San Francisco Bay Area, Washington DC, New York City and Boston. Generation Entrepreneur (Gen E) is how BUILD is pushing for an equitable society to build leaders and change makers across America through digital acceleration, geographic expansion and systemic change.

Our Culture:

BUILD believes in the potential of every student and is dedicated to breaking down the educational, economic and social barriers that stand in the way of their long-term success.  The remarkable young men and women whom we serve are at the center of everything we do. We are intentional about our culture so that we can best support them. Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, equity and inclusion, including cross-cultural understanding. We work in a collaborative environment where flexibility, creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit are encouraged and celebrated.  Kindness, empathy and respect are at the forefront of the way we treat each other, our students, our teachers and our supporters.

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Program Director, BUILD Boston, the Senior Program Manager (SPM) will play a leading role in developing strong school partnerships and high quality teacher and volunteer training for our school partners in Boston. The SPM will provide instructional and programmatic leadership, training, coaching, and relationship management. The SPM will liaise with multiple teams and stakeholders at BUILD to cultivate a culture of teamwork, excellence, collaboration, and learning among existing and future BUILD sites and community partners. Working in collaboration with other program staff, the Director of Mentor and Community Engagement, Regional Executive Director, and other BUILD staff, the SPM will ensure that each site is operating effectively and meeting the needs of students in alignment with BUILD’s mission and values. In addition, the SPM will support the cultivation and maintenance of new school partnerships. This role serves as the lead for balancing program quality, consistency, cost-effectiveness, and student-centered innovation.

 

Position Responsibilities: 

Teacher and Volunteer Training

  • Provide coaching and professional development, ensuring program excellence, to BUILD Boston teachers and partner facilitators.
  • Collaborate with BUILD staff locally and nationally to provide trainings in using effective instructional practices for virtual and blended learning with under-resourced youth
  • Develop and maintain relationships with BUILD Boston teachers, facilitators, volunteers, staff, and board members by demonstrating care, respect, and high expectations

School & Community Partnerships 

  • Foster a culture of belonging, trust, effective communication, perseverance, collaboration, and overall excellence across partner sites
  • Support regional team in developing and managing partnerships with new schools to ensure effective and sustainable implementation of BUILD offerings
  • Support the identification and selection of new school partners in collaboration with the Regional Executive Director, Directors and school and district leadership

Program Implementation, Evaluation & Development 

  • Utilize data to identify promising practices, celebrate successes, surface areas of improvement, and recommend strategies to promote organizational growth nationally
  • Support the creation, implementation and improvement of BUILD curriculum digitization and development

Team Management

  • Effectively supervise and coach the Program Manager to successfully fulfill their duties as described in the Program Manager job description (link).
  • Identify professional development needs and opportunities for the Program Manager and, when appropriate, other members of the program team.

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree in education or youth development, or related field or commensurate experience required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of classroom teaching experience or direct service working with youth.
  • Experience with entrepreneurship education and experiential education preferred; partnership development and volunteer management a plus.
  • High cultural competence with experience serving diverse populations and students from under-resourced communities.
  • Self-starter, thrives in a fast-paced environment and has a sense of humor
  • Capable of moving about in a fast-paced office environment.
  • Fluency in one of the 5 main languages spoken in Greater Boston is a plus (Spanish, Haitian Creole, Chinese, Portuguese/Cape Verdean Creole, Vietnamese).

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following competencies through a combination of previous education/work experiences:

BUILD’s Core Values:

  • Keep Students at the Center – As BUILDers, we hold an unwavering passionate commitment and belief in the power and potential of youth. Our organization exists to serve students. We seize each opportunity to contribute to the foundation of knowledge, skills, and networks from which students can build extraordinary lives. Our operating principles and decisions focus on what is in the best interest of our students.
  • Bring the Spark – As BUILDers, we excel in the entrepreneurial Spark Skills that we teach our students – Communication, Collaboration, Problem Solving, Innovation, Grit and Self-Management. We communicate through transparent and honest dialogue. We cherish teamwork, tenacity, and thinking outside the box. We demonstrate a relentless pursuit of excellence and approach work with a positive can do attitude. When we bring the spark we achieve great things together, and we model the way for our students.
  • Bridge Communities – As BUILDers, we develop and foster relationships in service of creating access and opportunities for our students, staff, and stakeholders. We value all who come to the table as partners to maximize our collective impact. By connecting the communities in which we work, we build empathy, equity, and social capital.
  • Promote Diversity and Social Action – As BUILDers, we understand that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion matters, but what matters even more is Action. We strive to create equity of voice, access, influence and power across lines of difference – both in and beyond BUILD, specifically for groups that have been historically denied social and economic justice. If we are not part of the solution, then we are part of the problem. We welcome, celebrate, and embrace the unique expressions and contributions of us all – our backgrounds, race, ethnicity, gender, language, sexual orientation, and social class.

Role Specific Competencies:

  • Strategic Thinking – Take into account and analyze various points of view and pieces of data to form a perspective appropriate to a particular context.
  • Relationship-Building/Relationships Management – Utilize effective interpersonal skills and techniques to reach mutually beneficial goals over time.
  • Entrepreneurialism – Demonstrate comfort with risk- and initiative-taking in order to achieve unique and aggressive goals.
  • Creativity/Innovation – Envision new ideas that transcend traditional approaches and practices to move work forward.
  • Qualitative Analysis – Review non-numeric, often subjective, data sets in order to recognize patterns, identify additional information or data needed, and draw conclusions.
  • Time Management – Effectively prioritize and execute projects based on time estimates and relative importance.

Position Details: 

  • Full-time/exempt position
  • Location: BUILD Offices, Boston, MA
  • Frequent travel between local sites is required so employees should have their own vehicle for transportation (valid proof of insurance required). Mileage for work-related travel beyond the normal commute will be reimbursed at the stipulated IRS rate.
  • Occasional travel is required during the year for college tours and visits to BUILD sites and gatherings nationally.

Compensation:
The salary for Sr. Program Manager ranges from $70-75k in accordance with BUILD’s equity focused salary bands. BUILD offers a competitive benefits package for eligible employees.  This includes employer paid medical, dental & vision coverage, flexible spending accounts, employer paid life insurance, and a 403(b) plan with match.  In addition, eligible BUILD employees qualify for generous vacation, sick time, paid Federal holidays,  and a flexible work environment.

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Teacher – 2022-23 School Year ($2,500 Signing Bonuses Available!)

Posted by | March 9, 2022 |

Are you ready to join the nation’s fastest improving urban school district? We are looking for highly motivatedskilled, and equity-minded talent to join our team at District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) for the 2022-23 school year. We seek individuals who are passionate about transforming the DC school system and making a significant difference in the lives of our public school students, parents, and the greater DC community. 

 

Signing bonuses of up to $2,500 will be offered to those who commit to teaching in one of our highest need content areas (SPED, Math, Health & PE, Science, ESL, Elementary, Visual and Performing Arts) at one of our RISE schools and are hired by July 1, 2022. 

 

DCPS serves approximately 49,000 students in the nation’s capital through the efforts of approximately 4,200 educators in 117 schools. As part of a comprehensive reform effort to become the preeminent urban school system in America, DCPS intends to have the highest-performing, best paid, most satisfied, and most honored educator force in the nation and a distinctive central office staff whose work supports and drives instructional excellence and significant achievement gains for DCPS students. 

 

Position Overview 

 

Vision 

Every student feels loved, challenged, and prepared to positively influence and thrive in life. 

 

Mission 

Ensure that every school guarantees students reach their full potential through rigorous and joyful learning experiences provided in a nurturing environment. 

 

Strategic Priorities 

Promote Equity: Define, understand, and promote equity so that we can eliminate gaps and systematically interrupt institutional bias. 

Empower Our People: Recruit, develop, and retain a talented, caring, and diverse team. 

Ensure Excellent Schools: Increase the number of excellent schools throughout the city. 

Educate the Whole Child: Provide rigorous, joyful, and inclusive academic and social emotional learning experiences to ensure all students are college and career ready. 

 

This position is a safety-sensitive position. As a result, throughout employment this position will be subject to the Employee Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy. The Government of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job, effective December 20, 2021 you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a booster shot. There will be no test-out option. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by uploading a copy of your vaccination card to your candidate dashboard. You will not be extended an offer of employment until you comply with the requirement to upload your vaccination card or opt out of being vaccinated. 

 

The Teacher (10-month) will report to the Principal. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

The statements below are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned. 

 

  • Sets and reinforces clear expectations and routines that are aligned with the school’s overall vision.  
  • Develops and implements curricula and activities to meet academic standards. 
  • Thoughtfully plans daily lessons and implements specific strategies to meet the needs of all students, providing extra support, enrichment, or variation of work when necessary. 
  • Demonstrates strong content knowledge. 
  • Designs and implements assessments that measure progress towards academic standards and diagnoses areas of student misunderstanding. 
  • Uses assessment data to refine curriculum and informs instructional practices. 
  • Is accountable for students’ academic growth and increases each individual student’s achievement.  
  • Creates a positive, achievement-oriented learning environment. 
  • Reflects on successes and areas of growth as a teacher, seeks to improve performance, and responds to feedback.  
  • Participates in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions. 
  • Invests parents and families in their children’s academic success through regular communication. 

 

Qualifications                                                                                                                           

  • Successful completion of Praxis I and II exams (unless already holding a standard teaching license). 
  • Strong instructional skills and classroom management. 
  • Enthusiasm for and demonstrated mastery of subject matter. 
  • Unrelenting commitment to students, self, and school’s constant learning and development. 
  • Ability to self-reflect on teaching practices and be responsive to feedback. 

 

DCPS Values 

  • STUDENTS FIRST: We recognize students as whole children and put their needs first in everything we do. 
  • COURAGE: We have the audacity to learn from our successes and failures, to try new things, and to lead the nation as a proof point of PK-12 success. 
  • EQUITY: We work proactively to eliminate opportunity gaps by interrupting institutional bias and investing in effective strategies to ensure every student succeeds. 
  • EXCELLENCE: We work with integrity and hold ourselves accountable for exemplary outcomes, service, and interactions. 
  • TEAMWORK: We recognize that our greatest asset is our collective vision and ability to work collaboratively and authentically. 
  • JOY: We enjoy our collective work and will enthusiastically celebrate our success and each other. 

 

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President/CEO

Posted by | February 25, 2022 |

Job Title:                    President/CEO

Reports To:               Chavez/Huerta K-12 Preparatory Academy Board of Directors

Approved By:            Chavez/Huerta K-12 Preparatory Academy Board of Directors

Date Approved:         February 21st, 2022

FLSA Status:             Exempt

Salary Range:            $95,747 – $159,426 BOE plus benefits

The President/CEO is responsible for providing strong, decisive, energetic leadership to all levels of the school, and is charged with overall organizational operation and leadership within the boundaries established by the Board of Directors. The President/CEO is responsible for upholding the vision and mission of the school. The role of the President/CEO is one of a visionary leader who maintains open lines of communications on campus and in the community and who engenders confidence by being trustworthy, accessible and visible. The K-12 President/CEO is the primary link between the school and the Board of Directors, and plays a significant role in setting the climate for the entire K-12 program. The President/CEO has responsibility for all shared educational resources for the K-12 school. This person reports to the Board of Directors and serves as a non-voting member of that Board.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Serves as the executive leader of Chavez/Huerta K-12 Preparatory Academy (CHPA), unifying program levels and departments and ensuring the fulfillment of the vision and mission throughout every aspect of the K-12 program.
  • Implements the vision and mission for the school through direct reports.
  • Serves as a non-voting member of the Board of Directors and ensures board initiatives are implemented and acted upon.
  • Fosters a climate of innovation and excellence through a positive school culture with an appropriate distinction of implementation by program level.
  • Interacts with school community members to build supportive relationships.
  • Fosters communication and collaboration among faculty, staff, parents, volunteers, and students to support school goals; encourages participation from all stakeholders in school programs and activities.
  • As a part of the communications pathways, supports the Chief Academic Officer and the Principals with the resolution of any problems that might arise among staff, teachers, students, and parents.
  1. Guides and integrates curricular and instructional programs on a K-12 level to ensure that student achievement is maximized.
  • Ensures the implementation of the K-12 standards and benchmarks, curriculum and assessments in a manner consistent with the CHPA mission statement.
  • Oversees vertical and horizontal teaming initiatives throughout the K-12 program.
  • In collaboration with the Chief Academic Officer, Principals and Specialist for data, oversees the effective use of data to monitor and evaluate student progress and collaborate leadership of instructional/curricular improvement.
  • Stays current in and demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of effective, research-based practices and professional development for staff and faculty to improve student achievement.
  1. In conjunction with Chief Officers, the Business staff, the Finance Staff and other advisors oversees the financial and business health of the K-12 school; directs the equitable distribution of all K-12 educational shared resources.
  • Participates in budget planning and management process with the Chief Officers, Business staff, the Finance Staff, other advisors, Principals and the Board of Directors.
  1. Fosters a positive and cooperative team atmosphere through clear, high expectations for all staff.
  • Ensures philosophical alignment in leading and supervising direct reports.
  • Inspires and empowers school leaders to develop their leadership capacity for the benefit of the entire K-12 program.
  • Leads the Leadership Team and assists the Chief Academic Officer with K-12 program development and maintenance.
  • Participates in hiring and evaluations for all full-time employees including direct reports.
  • Serves as administrator in charge when on campus or when duty is not delegated to one of the designated Executive Leadership Team Members.
  1. Serves as primary spokesperson for the school to raise awareness of CHPA K-12 programs, to support student recognition and opportunities outside the classroom, and to foster connections with colleges, universities, and local community
  • Serves as primary public relations spokesperson for the school; communicates regarding CHPA K-12 programs to the community, the state and nation.
  • Builds beneficial relationships within the business community and higher education.
  • Builds beneficial relationships within the educational and charter school community.
  • Supports the Chief Academic Officer in generating leads and opportunities for student internships.
  • Helps guide the fund development program by creating partnerships and networking outside the immediate CHPA K-12 community.
  • Participates in open enrollment meetings for annual benefit offerings and elections.
  • Represents CHPA and communicates the mission and programs to the school community and to the community at large, the Pueblo District 60 Superintendent or designees, and D60 constituents as needed in support of CHPA K-12 programs.
  1. Aids fund development at a high level by cultivating and supporting key strategic relationships and advancement work including grant writing processes as appropriate.
  2. Encourages and supports department heads in recruiting parent/volunteer engagement in a strategic way for the benefit of the school. 
  1. Oversees, in coordination with Chief Officers, the Operations staff, the Finance Staff, and other advisors; compliance with policies, procedures and regulations for the following entities: federal, state, district, CHPA K-12 Charter School authorizer of the charter contract, and granting authorities.
  • Participates in the accountability initiative including relations with the Colorado Department of Education, and assists as necessary with the preparation and submission of required reports to the Pueblo D60 Board of Education concerning achievement of school mission and objectives.
  • Serves as a liaison to the Pueblo D60 Board of Education for educational school-wide issues.
  • Participates in District and Charter education forums as relevant.
  • Serves as the liaison with various educational associations and professional communities related to Charter Schools as well as other organizations as appropriate.
  1. Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

The President/CEO has direct supervisory responsibility for the following direct reports: Chief Officers, Director of Enrollment & Marketing, Executive Director of Student Services, Executive Assistant to the President/CEO and the Board along with any other positions as determined by the CHPA K-12 Board of Directors. This position is also responsible for the overall campus and assigned supervisory duties during the school day including other school sanctioned events that may occur outside the regularly scheduled school day and weekends.

REPORTING STRUCTURE

The President/CEO will report directly to the CHPA Board of Directors.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

The President/CEO will need to demonstrate significant knowledge and experience in the fields of K-12 instruction, organizational leadership and management, business, finance, human resources, and communications.

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Education, Business, Leadership or related field Required
  • Doctorate Degree Preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of Full-Time K-12 Teaching experience Required; 5 years Preferred
  • Experience with Higher Education Teaching in addition to K-12 Teaching is Preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years Senior/Executive Leadership experience Required
  • Willing to pursue an Administrator Licensure within the first year of employment and maintain throughout employment
  • Valid Administrative Licensure and/or Teacher Licensure held within last 10 years Preferred (does not have to be active/current)
  • Experience and knowledge of multi-million-dollar budget preparation, oversight, or management in alignment with strategic priorities for organizations
  • Bilingual Oral and Written Skills Preferred (Spanish/English desired)
  • Knowledge of current research, best practices and trends in K-12 education, including Special Education/ESS practice and the importance of developing technologies
  • Commitment to CHPA K-12 Mission & Vision
  • Demonstrated flexibility and experience in effectively solving challenging problems through a positive, collaborative approach
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with a variety of populations
  • Knowledge of and experience with fund development and grant writing/application development and processes
  • Demonstrated commitment to accountability requirements and strategic planning including CDE School Performance Statuses and Criteria to achieve higher levels and improve Academic Achievement
  • Expert-level written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills
  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of and commitment to relevant and current K-12 Curricula, Advanced Placement strategies and an overall understanding of a College Preparatory Learning Environment
  • Knowledge of and commitment to character development and charter school culture
  • Demonstrated initiative and skills in the following areas: relationship and community building, educational leadership, communication, conflict resolution, creativity, problem solving, decision making, and time management 

Professional Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated commitment to progressive, inquiry-based teaching and learning
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, with an eagerness to turn obstacles into opportunities; wrestle with tough questions; and seek out opportunities, partners, and resources
  • Demonstrated knowledge, certifications or work experience in organizational management, accounting, and finance
  • Significant and proven experience in coalition building and community outreach, including forgoing relationships across diverse communities
  • Significant experience in building strong allies through media and public relations
  • Successful track record of cultivating financial and in-kind support from public and private sources
  • Familiarity with compliance requirements for the District, including charter school governance, financial management, and employment policies

 Interpersonal Skills

The President/CEO must be a self-starter with strong ability to take initiative, stay organized, juggle multiple tasks in a complex project, and maintain optimism and focus in the face of obstacles. Additionally, the ideal candidate will evidence:

  • Ability to establish strong, trusting and authentic relationships with a wide variety of individuals, including new and experienced teachers, parents and families, funders, political officials, and the business community
  • Clear, concise, and persuasive writing and speaking skills
  • Integrity and a sense of humor
  • Leadership style that is clear and strong, yet respectful, flexible, and collaborative

 Language Skills

  • Ability to communicate with Spanish speaking families desired
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, policy and expectation documents, unified improvement plans, key performance indicators, a strategic plan, staff agreements, evaluation rubrics, district, state, and national policy documents that define required actions, charter school laws and documents, budget documents, curriculum proposals and relevant human relations procedures
  • Ability to effectively correspond with staff from all levels
  • Must have ability to read current literature and lead book studies on a given topic
  • Must have the ability to effectively document all required paperwork based on job responsibilities
  • Must have expert level written and oral communication skills and be able to effectively correspond with all stakeholders from all levels
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of staff, Board of Directors, administrators and parents

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts as required for budgets and interpreting statistical data

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The hours may be long when specific needs arise, thus some extended schedules will be necessary. This is a position that must attend the needs of staff, administrators, CHPA K-12 Board of Directors and parents. Work may consist of (10) plus hour days with weekend work required from time to time. CHPA K-12 is a dynamic school subject to changing work environments, adaptation of new educational principles and values, and evolving culture. Adaptability to change is essential.

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Instructional Specialist

Posted by | February 10, 2022 |

Description

Position assists in the implementation of Future Forward tutoring work with site-based staff to manage and train school-based Program Managers and tutors.

Duties And Responsibilities

The ideal candidate is self-motivated, organized, and successful at communicating with the team to accomplish program goals.

  • Help regional teams recruit and hire site staff.
  • Educate all stakeholders on implementing the Future Forward model.
  • Assist with annual week-long training for key site-based staff, including Program Managers, Family Engagement Coordinators, and other interested parties covering all aspects of program implementation and expectations.
  • Provide ongoing training, on-site and remotely.
  • Conduct site visits to help train staff & tutors on tutoring best practices & how to use resources; assist in coordinating tutoring schedules; model reading instruction, observe lessons, review lesson plans and student growth data.
  • Generate monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as requested.
  • Use reporting tools for monitoring and tracking program implementation.
  • Work with site-based staff and national team colleagues to update the Program Manual annually with best practices and most up-to-date information about program implementation.
  • Assist with the use of the Future Forward platform for reporting, program management, communication, and access to training and resources.
  • Participate in training and continuing education opportunities, as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned & agreed upon

Education And Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field
  • At least two years of program management and implementation experience.
  • At least two years of experience in the delivery of programming for young people between the ages of 5-10.
  • Experience with literacy and reading instruction.

Travel Requirements

  • Travel to Future Forward sites is required.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to use computers daily in an interactive manner for extended periods of time and up to 8 hours per day.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time and up to 6 hours at a time.
  • Ability to frequently and accurately communicate with employees, customers, and vendors in person, via the telephone, or by email.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 40 pounds on an occasional basis.

Skills:

  • Ability to inspire and empower staff
  • Enthusiasm and patience for working with direct service staff.
  • Ability to inspire and empower staff, students, and families.
  • Proven “customer service” skills with the ability to work through diverse challenges and differing personalities, communities, and work styles.
  • A high degree of independence, self-motivation, and creativity.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and team-building skills.
  • High level of creativity and problem-solving ability.
  • Basic computer literacy and the ability to learn and use new technologies

Benefits

  • $65,000 salary
  • Annual merit bonuses
  • 9 paid holidays of your choosing and 26.5 vacation days/year
  • Generous 401k and health benefits
    • EA contributes 12% of salary into a 401K for all staff, and we also match up to an additional 3% of salary. So, a staff member who contributes 3% will receive an additional 15% from EA for their 401K. A staff member who does not contribute anything will still receive 12% of their salary and bonus into their retirement.

NOTEThis job description is not intended to be allinclusiveEmployees may perform other related duties as requested to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Education Analytics is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

We want to let candidates know that EA is a federal contractor with over 50 employees. As the situation has evolved with federal requirements, we now require vaccinations for all employees. Medical and Religious accommodations will be granted where they do not cause Education Analytics undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others. Keep this requirement in mind and please reach out if you have any questions or would like to request accommodation.

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Future Forward – Project Director

Posted by | February 10, 2022 |

Description

The position manages relationships with Future Forward team members and local implementation partners. This person is the key communication hub for all program implementation and works closely both with the national team and all site-based staff.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • The ideal candidate is self-motivated, organized, and successful at communicating with the team to accomplish program goals.
  • Has exceptional customer service skills and is a highly gifted communicator both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be comfortable speaking with large groups of high-level officials with local education agencies, schools, and community partnership organizations.
  • Educate all stakeholders on implementing the Future Forward model.
  • Conduct site visits to build relationships with local teams and community partners and be able to speak with first-hand experience about implementation in various communities.
  • Generate monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as requested.
  • Review reporting tools for monitoring, tracking, and sharing program implementation.
  • Work with site-based staff and national team colleagues to troubleshoot challenges and celebrate successes.
  • Assist with the use of the Future Forward platform for reporting to key stakeholders, communication, and resources.
  • Assist in broader organizational communications, as available.
  • Assist in outreach and engagement with potential new partners, as available.
  • Participate in training and continuing education opportunities, as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned & agreed upon

Education And Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, education, or other relevant fields
  • At least five years of communication, education, youth service, or nonprofit experience.
  • Experience in organizing, directing, and coordinating multiple diverse stakeholders.
  • Bilingual/ multilingual speakers with lived experience and understanding of literacy skill development for bilingual and multilingual communities are highly preferred.

Travel Requirements

  • Travel to Future Forward sites is required.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to use computers daily in an interactive manner for extended periods of time and up to 8 hours per day.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time and up to 6 hours at a time.
  • Ability to frequently and accurately communicate with employees, customers, and vendors in person, via the telephone, or by email.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 40 pounds on an occasional basis.

Skills:

  • Ability to inspire and empower staff
  • Enthusiasm and patience for working with direct service staff.
  • Ability to inspire and empower staff, students, and families.
  • Proven “customer service” skills with the ability to work through diverse challenges and differing personalities, communities, and work styles.
  • A high degree of independence, self-motivation, and creativity.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and team-building skills.
  • Management skills and the ability to create and implement learning opportunities.
  • High level of creativity and problem-solving ability.
  • Demonstrated examples of managing through a crisis.
  • Basic computer literacy and the ability to learn and use new technologies

Benefits

  • $75,000 annual salary
  • Annual merit bonuses
  • 9 paid holidays of your choosing and 26.5 vacation days/year
  • Generous 401k and health benefits
    • EA contributes 12% of salary into a 401K for all staff, and we also match up to an additional 3% of salary. So, a staff member who contributes 3% will receive an additional 15% from EA for their 401K. A staff member who does not contribute anything will still receive 12% of their salary and bonus into their retirement.

NOTEThis job description is not intended to be allinclusiveEmployees may perform other related duties as requested to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Education Analytics is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

We want to let candidates know that EA is a federal contractor with over 50 employees. As the situation has evolved with federal requirements, we now require vaccinations for all employees. Medical and Religious accommodations will be granted where they do not cause Education Analytics undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others. Keep this requirement in mind and please reach out if you have any questions or would like to request accommodation.

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Content Developer

Posted by | February 9, 2022 |

The Content Developer will report to the Vice President of Communications and will be
responsible for developing, maintaining, and executing the communications content
calendar for the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA). By amplifying
the work of NACSA and our key partners, this role will be critical to advancing our mission
and meeting our strategic plan goals.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create and maintain an organizational content calendar for web, social, and email
    content by working collaboratively across functions and initiatives.
  • Draft and edit content across a variety of channels including, but not limited to, web
    pages, blog, social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter), email, and newsletters that is
    consistent with NACSA’s brand and voice.
  • Provide strategic communications counsel and create communications content for
    internal teams, projects, and initiatives.
  • Create basic illustrations for content using tools like Canva.
  • Post content to NACSA’s website using WordPress.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, or comparable area of
    study
  • Five (5) years of experience preferred
  • Experience in K-12 education, specifically charter schools, preferred
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office suite, Canva,
    WordPress, and Hootsuite
  • Desire to continue professional development
  • Excellent organization skills and an ability to coordinate multiple tasks and activities
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and an ability to collaborate
    across multiple stakeholder groups
  • An ability and enthusiasm for promoting the organization and its mission to a broad
    and diverse group of people
  • Excellent work ethic, positive attitude, flexibility, and willingness to perform tasks
    assigned
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Regional Partnerships Director, DC – Maryland – Virginia

Posted by | February 9, 2022 |

About the opportunity

LENA is hiring a  Regional Partnerships Director to oversee growth and strategy implementation in the DC Metro region, which also includes partnerships throughout Maryland and Virginia. As the Regional Partnerships Director, you will develop and execute on a strategy to build our portfolio of Head Start programs, child care resource and referral agencies, school districts, and other community-based organizations adopting LENA’s transformational technology-enabled programs. You will be responsible for devising a regional pipeline strategy to meet your ambitious targets, and for closing new business and expanding on existing partnerships using a consultative sales approach. 

In 2022, you will achieve defined goals including securing sales orders of $750,000 and growing that 4-fold in the next 3 years. The Regional Partnerships Director will report to the Chief Growth Officer and work closely with other members of the Growth team including our marketing, philanthropic partnerships, and sales support functions.

About LENA

LENA is a game changer in early childhood. Research shows that back-and-forth interaction (conversational turns) between children and their adult caregivers in the earliest years is a key to school readiness and long-term outcomes. We integrate our patented “talk pedometer” technology into innovative programs to increase the capacity of parents, caregivers, and teachers in accelerating children’s development, school readiness, and social-emotional health.  

LENA’s programs combine LENA’s best-in-class educational technology with practice-based coaching with LENA Grow, our job embedded professional development program leading the way of our growth. In recent years, LENA has begun to scale, now serving more than 12,000 children in 26 states annually and well on our way to serving 100,000 annually in 2025. 

The successful candidate will be:

  • A passion and commitment to equity and access to opportunity for all children: You understand the headwinds that children, families, and caregivers face, particularly in low-income communities, and are dedicated to ensuring that all children have the tools to fulfill their potential from the earliest age.
  • A relationship connector: To drive sales and increased awareness in your region, you will be a creative and authentic relationship-builder. You will be naturally curious and a networker. You understand the importance of leveraging relationships and building mutually beneficial partnerships.
  • Present and persuasive: To build partnerships and ensure relevance, you will be present at the appropriate roundtables, collaboratives and meetings regarding early childhood and its ecosystem across the region.state. You will utilize a consultative sales approach focused on listening, learning, problem solving, and influencing.
  • Driven by goals: You are motivated by goals and driven to achieve. It is important in this role to problem solve, pivot on the spot, and figure out how puzzle pieces fit together. While we are a highly collaborative organization and you are part of a larger team, you will take initiative and creatively navigate obstacles. 
  • Able to build data-driven sales strategies and tactics: Effectively leverage sales and associated technology (Hubspot, etc) to inform approaches to lead development. 
  • Adept at balancing the macro and the micro: You can juggle building a region-wide strategy while chasing new leads and closing deals. 
  • A stand-out representative for LENA externally: You will raise awareness through active participation in state, district, and local coalitions and proactively seek opportunities to represent LENA (from presentations, conferences, and other influential activities). You are a compelling storyteller who can convey LENA’s mission and impact effectively to a variety of audiences.
  • Reflective and growth-oriented: You look back on your wins and challenges to find the opportunities to grow and improve. You seek and incorporate feedback from your colleagues and partners to increase your personal impact in your role,  as well as LENA’s impact in the field.

Required experience: 

  • At least 3 years of sales, business development, or comparable partnership/fundraising experience
  • Track record of prospecting, generating leads, converting leads, and successfully closing deals of at least $50,000 
  • Demonstrated customer orientation driving both successful implementations and expansion of reach or impact over time (pre-sales to ongoing cultivation)
  • Demonstrated ability to rapidly build a productive network of connections
  • Knowledge of the early childhood ecosystem (Head Start, Workforce Solutions, and so forth) which may include experience in policy, as a teacher/director, or working in a similar role

Compensation:  

LENA’s team is passionate, fun and supportive, to learn more visit: www.lena.org/joinourteam

We offer an excellent benefits package (including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, generous PTO, 11 holidays and a 401k with match). For candidates with 5+ years of experience in education sales or partnerships, the expected compensation is $100,000-115,000. The minimum of this position’s range is $80,000.  

Location and Travel:

The Regional Partnerships Director will be based in a home office in their region. Relocation is not offered for this role. 

The Director can expect to visit partners and potential partners throughout the region a few times a month, depending upon schedule and meetings. Mileage and expenses are reimbursed. Overnight travel may be required for company or team wide meetings 1-3 times per year.

COVID Policies:

COVID-19 vaccination is required unless a medical or religious accommodation is requested and approved. Our full vaccination policy is available upon request.

Apply now:

LENA has partnered with RCG Talent on this search. To apply, please complete the online application form and submit your resume and cover letter here.

 

LENA is an equal opportunity employer, and LENA encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, identities, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. To learn more visit www.lena.org/joinourteam. EOE/M/F/D/V

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Reporter

Posted by | February 8, 2022 |

Idaho EdNews seeks experienced journalist

Idaho Education News is seeking an experienced journalist who wants to investigate Idaho’s most pressing education issues and hold the powerful accountable.

We want a journalist who has a passion for advancing the story and probing beneath the surface to enlighten Idahoans, highlight injustice and uncover the truth.

We want someone with a clear writing style who also can entertain and engage our audiences. This is a great job for a journalist who wants to make a difference in the world.

Our favorite candidates also need to:

  • Care about Idaho’s education system and its students and teachers.
  • Feel comfortable interacting with people on a regular basis.
  • Be inquisitive. All employees are encouraged to find new and innovative ways to conduct business more efficiently.

Our employees are well compensated, and they have the time they need to do high-quality work.

About Idaho Education News

Idaho Education News is a non-profit online news source that provides statewide awareness of critical issues that affect Idaho’s children and their future. We are independent. We take no position on how to achieve better schools.

We are award-winning journalists who dig for and shine a light on education data. We demand transparency. We hold lawmakers and educators accountable for taxpayer dollars and student achievement.

Idaho Education News has seven full-time employees with an office in Downtown Boise, Idaho, and a bureau in East Idaho.

Our websites – IdahoEdNews.org and IdahoEdTrends.org – are free of advertising and paywalls and they have more than 1 million visitors a year.

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Editorial Director

Posted by | January 19, 2022 |

Editorial Director

WELCOME TO BRIGHTBEAM!

Brightbeam is a nonprofit network of education influencers demanding a better education and a brighter future for every child. Using the power of storytelling, we shine a light on communities that challenge decision-makers to provide the learning opportunities all children need to thrive. We help strong voices tell powerful stories that unite and move their communities to action. Brightbeam amplifies these stories through a variety of digital platforms, including Education Post, Citizen Ed, Project Forever Free and more than 20 local and regional sites that spotlight education issues nationally. We also partner with on-the-ground initiatives, projects or organizations that align with our mission. To learn more, visit brightbeamnetwork.org.

Brightbeam offers a fast-paced and dynamic workplace where individuals are honored and valued for their unique strengths, perspectives, and backgrounds. We strive to be a democratic, mutually supportive and energized team of self-motivated nonprofit professionals dedicated to making a difference for children. Brightbeam provides competitive salaries and excellent benefits, including a 3% employer match to your retirement fund with no match required. Brightbeam is a virtual organization and this position is based in a home office anywhere in the United States. Occasional travel is required.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@brightbeamnetwork.org.

JOB DESCRIPTION

As brightbeam’s Editorial Director, you will set the editorial direction for brightbeam’s national digital platforms, with guidance from our Chief Program Officer and in close collaboration with our Director of Digital Content. You will manage a small team of full-time Senior Writers/Editors, as well as hire freelance journalists. You will possess more than just strong news judgment—you’ll have a keen sense for eye-catching news and commentary that can move people to action. You’ll also bring a deep understanding of K-12 education and a proven track record in editorial leadership and project management.

While maintaining brightbeam’s established position, amplifying the authentic voices of parents, teachers and students, you’ll devise new ways to find and tell compelling stories that help us advance our ambitious goals for popular engagement on education issues. You’ll ensure our stories, broadcasts and visuals meet high editorial standards and reach our target audiences. To make this happen, you’ll coach and support our core team of writers and recruit outstanding freelancers to extend our capacity as needed.

Most importantly, you bring a sense of urgency about the need to improve public education, and a passionate, optimistic commitment to making a difference for children through compelling storytelling.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead development of brightbeam’s editorial strategy, finding and telling stories that move audiences to action
  • Manage, develop and support a team of in-house and external writers, including coaching and mentoring as needed to deepen their understanding of education and related child justice issues so they can consistently deliver compelling content
  • Work with internal and external experts in social media, graphics and broadcast to ensure our stories reach as many audiences as possible
  • Oversee editorial calendar and workflows
  • Monitor the latest research, especially from our content partners, and ensure teams across the organization are briefed on new developments
  • Collaborate with internal and external content experts to develop compelling stories and explainers that motivate audiences to take action intended to improve education and promote child justice
  • Recruit freelancers and manage freelance budget
  • Maintain high editorial and creative standards across brightbeam platforms
  • Track progress towards ambitious team goals, and work with team members to course correct where necessary

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Great editorial judgment and instincts
  • Deep understanding of the U.S. education landscape, primarily in K-12 education policy and education reform
  • Experience in journalism or communications, preferably related to education
  • Exceptional project management skills, especially setting priorities and managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience setting editorial agendas and managing editorial workflow
  • Experience managing freelance budgets and freelancers
  • Demonstrated ability to write and edit effectively, for a wide variety of audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to translate research into clear written, audio and visual content, with actionable messages and strategies that can ultimately improve student outcomes
  • Proven track record of meeting ambitious goals
  • Comfort in a virtual, remote work environment
  • Self-starter who thrives in a high-change, fast-paced, and experimental environment
  • Passion for improving education and enthusiasm about the potential to make change through compelling storytelling

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. Our top priority is finding the best candidate for the job and if you are interested in the position, we would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described.

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Executive Director

Posted by | January 13, 2022 |

Educational Arts Team Seeks ED

Founded in 1974, the Educational Arts Team (EAT) is dedicated to bettering the educational and social lives of young people through creative writing, dance, drama, storytelling, music, and visual art. The organization fosters the creative spirit of children out of a belief that imagination is a positive force, which can change a child’s world. Through the arts, EAT helps children increase their self-worth, discover their individuality, gain pride in their heritage and community, heighten their academic achievement, and create a vision of a larger world where they can achieve their goals. EAT offers year-round workshops for students, hands-on training and professional development for educators, as well as holistic literacy workshops for parents and children to learn together. During the summer months, EAT operates Camp Liberty, an eight-week camp that provides over 1,000 children each year with artistic, cultural, and recreational experiences in a beautiful outdoor setting.

The organization currently has four full-time staff, six part-time staff, 50 seasonal staff, eight board members, and an operating budget of around $850,000. The organization is currently operating on a hybrid basis and has made adjustments to programming necessitated by COVID-19 protocols, adopting virtual delivery where possible, while planning for a return to in-person programming for the upcoming summer camp.

Position

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director of the Educational Arts Team (EAT) serves as the primary spokesperson and advocate for its mission. Under the supervision of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for planning, implementing and supervising all programs and activities of the organization while ensuring that principles of Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are embedded throughout the organization and it’s program offerings. This includes supervision of staff as well as the provision of guidance to educational arts programming. The Executive Director is also responsible for identifying areas of unmet program needs for new proposal development, and represents EAT publicly in a variety of forums for the expression of positions endorsed by the board as policy.

The ED will develop/maintain relationships with its members, elected officials and community leaders, generate new sources of revenue in support of EAT’s goals and commitments, and expand the reach of new and existing programming. The ED will work closely with diverse stakeholders to develop and maintain collaborations for programming, funding, and advocacy.

The ideal candidate should be an inspiring & results-driven leader with expertise in Arts Education, a passion for EAT’S mission and knowledge of the Jersey City Community

Responsibilities

Financial Performance, Fundraising and Viability: Develops existing and new resources sufficient to ensure the continued financial health of the organization

  • Responsible for identifying and pursuing/overseeing fundraising opportunities, grant proposals and developing other tools and resources necessary to support EAT’s operations and mission and ensure the continued financial health of the organization
  • Responsible for assisting with the fiscal integrity of EAT to include working in collaboration with the Treasurer of the board. This position assists with the submission to the Board a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial state of the organization;
  • Responsible for the fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Promoting the organization among funders, nurturing important relationships, and ensuring appropriate compliance with funding requirements
  • In partnership with the Treasurer and Finance Committee, responsible for the fiscal integrity of EAT, including performing organizational audit and provide necessary recommendations to the board

Board Governance: Works closely with the Board of Directors in order to fulfill the organization’s mission

  • Responsible for leading EAT in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors
  • Responsible for engaging and communicating effectively with the Board while providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information on activities, plans and state of the organization necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions
  • Report to the Board on activities and plans, as well as regular and timely assessment of the organization’s financial position and needs
  • Seek advice and approval from the Board of Directors on unmet program needs and new policies needed to procure funds and implement new programs
  • Serve on all Board Committees as ex officio or designate an appropriate staff representative

Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with the Board to guide the organization and ensure that its mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, partnerships and community outreach

  • Ensures principles of Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are embedded throughout the organizations program offerings
  • Responsible for oversight of EAT’s programs and program staff, ensuring the stability and/or growth of programs in keeping with the mission, vision and programmatic priorities
  • Conduct a rigorous program evaluation and ensure programmatic excellence
  • Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that EAT can successfully fulfill its mission into the future
  • Review current systems and make recommendations around timelines and resources needed to achieve strategic goals

Community Engagement

  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with its stakeholders and collaborative organizations
  • Being active and visible in the community by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations to strategically enhance EAT’s mission;
  • Responsible for taking the lead in collaborating with municipal partners, to gain a deeper understanding of each community’s strengths and needs, with the goal of identifying where EAT can play a significant role in offering greater access to arts education.
  • Represent the organization’s interests with Jersey City and New Jersey State elected officials and representatives including the Jersey City Board of Education.

Organization Operations: Works with and oversees the operations and business development of the organization to ensure that resources and business opportunities are maximized.

  • Oversee the organization’s day-to-day operations, finances, budget, and programs, including managing and supporting staff, responsibly allocating resources, and ensuring contractual obligations are fulfilled
  • Responsible for development and oversight of the operating plan
  • Oversight of programs, staff, and general business development
  • Provide appropriate support to development and communications staff
  • Responsible for preparing and presenting monthly reports to the Board on the organization’s activities and progress in achieving its mission and reaching its financial objectives.
  • Oversee Camp processes and plan for a return to “normal” school programs

Professional Qualifications

Leadership

  • Passion for arts education with a knowledge of associated educational programming in literacy, SEL and DEI
  • Enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, and visionary leader with outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to connect with and build trust with a variety of community stakeholders
  • A leadership style that encourages teamwork, collaboration, staff development, and effective delegation while inspiring and motivating all parties
  • History of effective program planning, problem solving and the ability to implement strategic vision
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in education and/or workplaces
  • Demonstrated ability to value and empower the creative process
  • Ability to promote and sustain a positive work culture in an entrepreneurial setting among a small and diverse staff

Industry Experience

  • At least 5 years experience working with diverse communities and an understanding of education in a highly diverse urban community, preferably working in the field of arts education, literacy, education or youth development
  • Experience working with state agencies, county and district leaders, curriculum leaders, and educators to introduce innovative, inquiry-based instructional materials and learning tools
  • Experience with developing and maintaining effective systems for program management
  • Experience with collective impact
  • Familiarity with Jersey City community

Nonprofit Management

  • Proven management and leadership skills and experience developed over at least five years in nonprofits, preferably working in the field of arts education, literacy, education or youth development
  • Strong financial acumen and budget management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to interact professionally with dedicated Board and staff members who have diverse professional skills and perspectives
  • Strategic planning and execution of mission driven strategy with the ability to measure and track impact with data
  • An understanding of non-profit financial management and performance metrics

Revenue, Fundraising, Business Development

  • Demonstrated business acumen, and experience in developing a sustainable business model with secure and diverse revenue streams
  • A history of building and maintaining strong donor and funder relationships, creating an environment in which everyone is a fundraiser
  • Demonstrated success in creating effective development systems which engage individual donors, foundations, corporations and government
  • Experience securing and managing government contracts/grants
  • Experience with earned income Models
  • Experience cultivating donations through digital platforms (social media, web-site, crowdfunding, etc.) preferred

Program Development

  • Experience in program management, expansion, and growth
  • Experience with developing and launching innovative, culturally competent, new business and program activities
  • Appreciation of the role of research and the use of data to inform and support an effective outcome model that measures and communicates the vision, mission, success and impact of the organization
  • Experience institutionalizing program models and systems

Community Engagement

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in local communities
  • Articulate spokesperson able  to increase visibility and articulate a shared vision
  • Experience in building partnerships, collaborations and community recognition
  • Experience with marketing and external communications
  • Experience with elected and school officials/political savvy
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Jersey City and NJ State Government preferred

Technology

  • Web-based Communications and Productivity Tools
  • Experience using technology in the nonprofit environment
  • Knowledge of online marketing and fundraising platforms

Facilities

  • Knowledge of facility management and facility-based programming preferred
  • Experience in lease/contract negotiation

Human Resource

  • Demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive, accessible, and collaborative workplace
  • Builds and develops strong teams through professional development and learning

Compensation

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive compensation package.

Location & Commitment Expectations

This job is a full-time position located in Jersey City, NJ

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Director of Academics

Posted by | January 3, 2022 |

OPPORTUNITY
Green Dot Public Schools Southeast Texas (GDSTX) is seeking a Director of Academics to codify and implement the Green Dot academic program across a network of 1882 partnership schools in Southeast Texas serving over 10,000 students by 2030. With the Green Dot Public School National organization, the Director of Academics will set vision and direction for GDSTX academic program. In pursuit of accelerating the learning trajectory of ALL students, the Director of Academics will lead a team of curriculum specialists to effectively implement and evaluate GDSTX academics and instruction. The Director of Academics  will design and codify all aspects of the GDSTX academic model including: curriculum, instruction, assessments, school evaluation, and instructional staff development models. Additionally, the Director of Academics will serve on the GDSTX regional leadership team, charged with defining the regional organization’s direction and providing the organizational management to lead GDSTX to become a best in class 1882 partner in the Southeast Texas region.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
>Collaborate with Green Dot Public Schools National to set vision and strategic direction for Green Dot’s Academic Model including: curriculum, instruction, assessments, and instructional staff development model.
>Foster an organizational culture focused on accelerating student-centered results and college readiness.
>Translate strategic direction into district wide teaching and learning goals, objectives, initiatives and programs to accelerate student learning, aligned to Green Dot Public School’s Academic Vision.
>Implement, oversee, and evaluate academic programs and student academic support services (including Special Education, 504 and English Learner programs/services) to attain ambitious student achievement short and long-term goals.
>Use data to evaluate school effectiveness and Green Dot Southeast Texas academic programs and services. Recommend and implement improvements.
>Lead, supervise, and foster the development of a team of curriculum specialists leading curriculum implementation and Green Dot Southeast Texas’ coaching framework across district schools.
>Monitor educational research and trends related to all aspects of Green Dot’s academic model to improve GDSTX academic programs.
>Maintain knowledge of and adhere to compliance of governmental laws, regulations, and reporting requirements.
>Oversee the coordination of instructional staff’s professional development programs across GDSTX schools, including, but not limited to: school leader and teacher coaching, training, evaluation programs and collaboration.
>Observe teachers execute instructional moves aligned to our vision of strong instruction and provide feedback real-time and in coaching conversations.
>Observe and support instructional leaders to execute on and build systems for lesson internalization meetings, observation/feedback sessions, and student work analysis meetings.
>Interpret regional and state-specific requirements to adapt academic programs in new regions.
>Serve as liaison between the Green Dot Home Office, Green Dot regions and other high quality peer organizations to ensure collaboration and implementation of best practices in academics.
>Serve as a member of the Green Dot Southeast Texas Leadership Team, including strategic planning, resource management, and daily oversight of regional organization operations.

QUALIFICATIONS
>Graduate degree in education or related area, Masters or Ph.D preferred
>5-7 years experience as a school and/or instructional leader at a successful school serving students from economically disadvantaged communities
>Substantial expertise in K-12 education and in-depth knowledge of curriculum, instruction and assessment
>Demonstrated personal commitment to improving schools and driving education reform
>Experience working in entrepreneurial environment or a fast-growing organization
>Demonstrated personal commitment to improving schools and driving education reform
>Proven ability to scale an education model with quality across a large number of schools
>Strategic thinker with proven ability to execute effectively against strategy
>Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
>Demonstrates high levels of time management, organization, prioritization, and follow-up/follow-through skills
>Effective problem-solving, critical thinking and ability to clearly present information to individuals and groups
>Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and apply effective change management strategies to navigate the culture effectively

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.

COMPENSATION
The compensation for this position is between $100,000-$125,000 and considers the individual’s relevant experience and skill-set. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including, but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement options. We also provide generous time off to support overall work-life balance while giving employees the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students.

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Technology Operations Manager

Posted by | December 20, 2021 |

We are looking for an enterprising operator who is a rigorous problem solver and systems thinker, and loves motivating others to utilize technology. This role will build the foundation of a healthy and inclusive technology organization culture – creating and maintaining systems that make it easier and more efficient for team members to utilize our platforms. This role will be a part of the Global Operations team and work in concert with the Director of Technology Operation to build our technology vision and strategy that will allow us to scale our impact across the globe.

YOUR OPPORTUNITY FOR IMPACT

Be our resident Salesforce expert: Serving as our in-house Salesforce Administrator, you’ll become an expert in our existing Salesforce configuration, pursue opportunities for greater efficiency and user adoption, and manage requests for improvements across all teams.

  • Collaborate cross-functionally to identify requirements, develop solutions, and maintain them over time
  • Identify new opportunities to leverage Salesforce to support additional business processes
  • Provide recommendations for improvements by staying informed on new Salesforce releases, features, and functionality
  • Manage advanced aspects of Salesforce – e.g. user profiles and roles, custom objects, Flow, workflow, Process Builder, etc.

System Administration: Own day-to-day administration, maintenance, and optimization of our technology stack (Airtable, Zapier, LastPass, FormAssembly, Slack, Confluence, etc.)

  • Ensure data integrity by maintaining health of systems through monitoring, data integrity efforts, and training
  • Understand user needs and craft approaches to maximize user adoption across the organization
  • Identify and train “Subject Matter Experts” across teams
  • Roll out new initiatives related to cybersecurity, compliance, data governance, etc.

IT Support: Design a system to appropriately manage and prioritize technology-related questions and issues across the organization

  • Create efficient process to oversee requests
  • Prioritize requests and ensure prompt resolutions
  • Ensure transparency and accountability throughout process
  • Communicate and document progress and solutions to various stakeholders in a streamlined, effective manner

Training & Collaboration: Support greater efficiency and value for all users and increase user adoption

  • Create and implement strong technology onboarding program
  • Create and implement ongoing training opportunities for all staff to improve adoption rates and satisfaction
  • Convene technology working groups (e.g. Salesforce Power Users) to support cross-collaborative efforts

 

WHO WILL THRIVE IN THIS ROLE

We are looking for more than just hard skills; we want teammates who will add value to our organizational culture by bringing these mindsets to their work:

  • Connected to our mission: Something in your own life experience drives your passion for Global Citizen Year’s mission and vision.
  • Attention to detail: You’re used to juggling lots of balls and never letting a single one drop, all while performing at a very high level. You enjoy being a step ahead of those around you and this attention to detail guides your work.
  • Problem solver: You possess a positive, can-do attitude, and are adept at identifying creative solutions that turn challenges into opportunities.
  • Quick study: You thrive learning new skills quickly and independently.
  • Strategic Thinker: Examines issues and plans with a long-term perspective.
  • Independent: Functions effectively without assistance or direction from others.
  • Develops others: Through coaching, encouragement, accountability and support helps others reach their potential.
  • Persistent: Perseveres in spite of opposition or difficulty.
  • Commitment to quality: Believes in and works to achieve the highest standards.

The following skills are required:

  • 5+ years of experience administering Salesforce
  • 5+ years in a technology-related role

Bonus points if you have/are:

  • Salesforce certification
  • Experience leading a large-scale ($150,000+) technology migration or implementation project, preferably in Salesforce
  • Proficiency in any of these tools: Airtable, Zapier, FormAssembly

 

YOUR LEGACY

We are a technology forward organization with a lot of bold ideas and a vision for how we can utilize technology to improve our staff and student experience and scale. Help us launch these ideas and set an example for how a people-centered technology strategy can elevate an organization to the next level.

 

POSITION LOGISTICS

Location: Global Citizen Year is headquartered in Oakland CA, but currently our staff is working remotely. We are open to whether this position is based in Oakland or is remote.

Start date: We are prioritizing applications received by November 19, 2021; ideal start date is January 14, 2022

Compensation: The salary range for this role is $80,000 to $90,000. We are proud to provide a total compensation package that puts the person first. You can learn more about our benefits here.

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Marketing Design Manager

Posted by | December 20, 2021 |

We are looking for a creative designer to combine their imaginative power and technical skillset to bring Global Citizen Year’s story, brand, and voice to life. Reporting to the Associate Director of Creative and Content, you will be responsible for designing marketing assets for all target audiences including applicants, students, donors, partner organizations, and more. You’ll be a critical member of our in-house creative team, solving marketing and communication challenges and bringing the brand’s visual language to life.

YOUR OPPORTUNITY FOR IMPACT

Delight with design

  • Take creative briefs from concept to execution, owning the design process and providing creative visual solutions to meet project goals.
  • Produce dynamic and engaging design solutions for a range of marketing channels, audiences, and departmental needs. Including but not limited to:
    • Channels: Paid/organic social media, email, online/offline advertising
    • Audiences: donors, parents, partner organizations, students, alumni
    • Mediums: Landing pages, pitch decks, digital, print, brand swag
  • Ensure brand standards, including typography, composition, and color, are met for all content.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders across the organization to align on project goals, clearly communicate design choices, and incorporate feedback.

Build our creative bank

  • Develop and manage an organized library of design assets and templates so that it is easy to navigate, and up to date, empowering all teammates to accurately utilize our visual brand.
  • Identify ways to maximize designs and collateral to build efficiencies.

 

WHO WILL THRIVE IN THIS ROLE

We are looking for more than just hard skills; we want teammates who will add value to our organizational culture by bringing these mindsets to their work:

  • Innovative: You think outside the box, and constantly look for fresh and creative approaches to improve results.
  • Organized: You plan projects according to priorities and create orderly systems for both tracking progress and filing designs.
  • Detail oriented: You are rigorous with your attention to detail, and meticulous with your commitment to accuracy; you notice the small things others might overlook.
  • Collaborator: You like working with others, and believe that ultimately the best results come from shared investment and buy-in across all levels of a team.
  • Adaptable: You are responsive to rapidly changing situations, and can shift easily among competing tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Quality commitment: Quality is your middle name. You keep high standards despite schedule pressures and avoid short-cuts that may adversely impact quality.
  • Self motivated: You set your own goals and timetables to achieve results, and can work independently to achieve success and realize potential.
  • Connected to our mission: Something in your own life experience drives your passion for Global Citizen Year’s mission and vision.

The following skills are required:

  • 3-5 years of visual design experience in digital and print
  • High level of proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign
  • Experience with senior stakeholder management and vendor management
  • A strong portfolio that demonstrates a sense of visual storytelling, creative thinking and a wide range of design abilities

Bonus points if have/are:

  • Experience with Asana for project management and collaboration
  • Experience with Canva for creating easy-to-adapt templates
  • Video editorial skills a plus

 

YOUR LEGACY

Apply your design skills and creativity to help us build awareness and bring Global Citizen Year’s brand to life.

 

POSITION LOGISTICS

Location: Global Citizen Year is headquartered in Oakland CA, but currently our staff is working remotely. We are open to whether this position is based in Oakland or remote.

Start date: We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

Compensation: The salary range for this role is $70,000 – $80,000. We are proud to provide a total compensation package that puts the person first. You can learn more about our benefits here.

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Communications Manager

Posted by | December 15, 2021 |

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Teacher – All Subject Areas (2022-23 School Year)

Posted by | December 14, 2021 |

Are you ready to join the nation’s fastest improving urban school district? We are looking for highly motivated, skilled, and equity-minded talent to join our team at District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) for the 2022-23 school year. We seek individuals who are passionate about transforming the DC school system and making a significant difference in the lives of our public school students, parents, and the greater DC community. 

 

*Signing bonuses of up to $2,500 will be offered to those who commit to teaching in one of our highest need content areas at one of our RISE schools and are hired by June 1, 2022.*

 

DCPS serves approximately 49,000 students in the nation’s capital through the efforts of approximately 4,200 educators in 117 schools. As part of a comprehensive reform effort to become the preeminent urban school system in America, DCPS intends to have the highest-performing, best paid, most satisfied, and most honored educator force in the nation and a distinctive central office staff whose work supports and drives instructional excellence and significant achievement gains for DCPS students. 

 

 

Position Overview 

 

Vision 

Every student feels loved, challenged, and prepared to positively influence and thrive in life. 

 

Mission 

Ensure that every school guarantees students reach their full potential through rigorous and joyful learning experiences provided in a nurturing environment. 

 

Strategic Priorities 

  • Promote Equity: Define, understand, and promote equity so that we can eliminate gaps and systematically interrupt institutional bias.
  • Empower Our People: Recruit, develop, and retain a talented, caring, and diverse team.
  • Ensure Excellent Schools: Increase the number of excellent schools throughout the city.
  • Educate the Whole Child: Provide rigorous, joyful, and inclusive academic and social emotional learning experiences to ensure all students are college and career ready. 

 

This position is a safety-sensitive position. As a result, throughout employment this position will be subject to the Employee Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy. The Government of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by uploading a copy of your vaccination card, or uploading proof of your approved medical or religious exemption, to your candidate dashboard. If you are granted an exemption, you must submit to weekly COVID-19 testing and will be required to upload weekly a negative COVID-19 test to maintain employment with the Government of the District of Columbia. You will not be extended an offer of employment until you comply with the requirement to upload your vaccination card or your approved medical or religious exemption. 

 

The Teacher (10-month) will report to the Principal. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned. 

 

  • Sets and reinforces clear expectations and routines that are aligned with the school’s overall vision.  
  • Develops and implements curricula and activities to meet academic standards. 
  • Thoughtfully plans daily lessons and implements specific strategies to meet the needs of all students, providing extra support, enrichment, or variation of work when necessary. 
  • Demonstrates strong content knowledge. 
  • Designs and implements assessments that measure progress towards academic standards and diagnoses areas of student misunderstanding. 
  • Uses assessment data to refine curriculum and informs instructional practices. 
  • Is accountable for students’ academic growth and increase each individual student’s achievement.  
  • Creates a positive, achievement-oriented learning environment. 
  • Reflects on successes and areas of growth as a teacher, seeks to improve performance, and responds to feedback.  
  • Participates in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions. 
  • Invests parents and families in their children’s academic success through regular communication. 

 

Qualifications                                                                                                                           

  • Bachelor’s degree. 
  • Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector a plus. 
  • Possesses or is eligible for a valid District of Columbia Teaching License issued by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). 
  • Successful completion of Praxis I and II exams (unless already holding a standard teaching license). 
  • Strong instructional skills and classroom management. 
  • Enthusiasm for and demonstrated mastery of subject matter. 
  • Unrelenting commitment to students, self, and school’s constant learning and development. 
  • Ability to self-reflect on teaching practices and be responsive to feedback. 

 

DCPS Values 

  • STUDENTS FIRST: We recognize students as whole children and put their needs first in everything we do. 
  • COURAGE: We have the audacity to learn from our successes and failures, to try new things, and to lead the nation as a proof point of PK-12 success. 
  • EQUITY: We work proactively to eliminate opportunity gaps by interrupting institutional bias and investing in effective strategies to ensure every student succeeds. 
  • EXCELLENCE: We work with integrity and hold ourselves accountable for exemplary outcomes, service, and interactions. 
  • TEAMWORK: We recognize that our greatest asset is our collective vision and ability to work collaboratively and authentically. 
  • JOY: We enjoy our collective work and will enthusiastically celebrate our success and each other. 
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Associate Director

Posted by | December 13, 2021 |

Associate Director
Engaging Schools
Remote/Location Flexible

About Engaging Schools

At Engaging Schools, we envision school communities where all adults support each and every student to strengthen skills and mindsets needed to thrive and make positive contributions in school, work, and life. To achieve this, we collaborate with educators to create equitable and engaging classrooms and schools that support students’ social, emotional, and academic learning and development. We offer professional development and resources with practical strategies that are grounded in the values of equity, community, and democracy.

Our core services for middle and high schools include Engaged Classrooms  and District Codes of Character, Conduct, and Support. These research-based services strengthen teacher effectiveness and develop a systematic, positive approach to school discipline that is integrated with student support and rooted in restorative and equitable practices.

Our team of specialists, program associates, and consultants are former teachers and administrators with deep experience managing organizational change and supporting districts and schools in their efforts to build healthy school culture, improve school climate, and transform educational practice. Engaging Schools is a national nonprofit leveraging 40 years of experience. We work with a geographically distributed team and are dedicated to building an antiracist and inclusive culture with an increasingly diverse staff. With our district and school partners, we strategically work to dismantle systemic racism and achieve greater equity for marginalized students in schools.

For more information about our work, please visit https://engagingschools.org/.

The Opportunity

We are seeking an Associate Director to provide organization-wide leadership for our programs, business development, and communications. Working with a deeply knowledgeable and committed team, the Associate Director will help grow our impact and reach more school communities with our comprehensive approach to transforming school and district climate and culture. They will bring strategic leadership and a deep commitment to our systemic, values-centered approach to supporting implementation of policies and practices that increase equity. The Associate Director will ensure that we continue to offer responsive, effective, high-quality programs to our school and district partners by leading program strategy and supporting our staff in effective implementation and evaluation. A key external-facing leader, the Associate Director will position us for continued growth by building relationships with new potential district and school partners and funders, and by increasing our visibility as a thought leader in the education sector.

The Associate Director will report to the Executive Director, acting as a close collaborator on organizational strategy, and will supervise a team of program specialists who manage the delivery of our services and our program staff.

Key Responsibilities:

Organizational Strategy and Management

  • Serve on our management team and consult with the Executive Director on organization-wide strategy, including playing a leading role in the development of our strategic plan
  • Work on cross-functional teams that coordinate activities across the organization related to business development and communications
  • Present to and engage with the Board of Directors on program and organization-wide strategy

Program Leadership

  • Develop annual program goals and priorities and support the program team to achieve them; oversee the program department annual budget to ensure appropriate resources
  • Oversee capacity building, project development, implementation, and continuous improvement of our services
  • Support the Climate and Culture and Engaged Classrooms Specialists in their roles as coaches of program staff and project directors; provide leadership related to ongoing professional learning and development for our staff
  • Advise Specialists on navigating challenges during the implementation of our programs, acting as a strategic thought partner on complex engagements
  • Oversee formative assessment, evaluation, and research on the impact of our work; support the Evaluation and Contracts Specialist to ensure the development and use of data collection and evaluation tools and protocols
  • Co-develop and facilitate an Equity Council of external constituents that will advise us on continuing to align our programming with our commitment to equity

Business Development and Communications

  • Cultivate relationships with decision-makers and influencers in the field, identifying opportunities for multi-year engagements with large and/or high-profile clients
  • Secure new state, district, and intermediary contracts through effective negotiations and coach others on the team to secure renewals and new contracts
  • Represent Engaging Schools at meetings and conferences, including delivering compelling presentations
  • Partner with the Executive Director and Development and Communications Director in identifying and cultivating foundation and major donor support, including developing plans for funding proposals
  • Support communications strategies to raise Engaging Schools’ visibility, including writing and/or contributing to implementation briefs, journal articles, webinars, blogs, and other materials

Candidate Profile

As the incoming Associate Director, you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following experiences, competencies, and attributes:

  • You come to this role with deep understanding of the context we work within, demonstrated by a preferred 12 years’ experience in middle or high-school settings, including a preferred 6 years in district or school leadership roles, or in organizations providing support to schools and school districts. You are able to build rapport and work effectively with educators from diverse backgrounds.
  • You bring a deep understanding of the dynamics of working in racially diverse, multi-cultural settings, including urban school districts, and are experienced in supporting structural and systemic change in order to achieve greater equity.
  • You have substantial experience in designing and developing professional services and resources for educators, either in district-level roles or in organizations providing services and supports to middle and high schools.
  • You demonstrate significant expertise in topics such as educational and racial equity, secondary school redesign and reform, school climate and culture, social and emotional learning, multi-tiered systems of supports, engaging instruction, and classroom management. You are familiar with systems and structures that support restorative, accountable, and equitable discipline and student support.
  • You have experience collaborating with district leaders and can leverage strong networks and skills in relationship-building, presentation, influencing, and negotiation skills in support of business development goals.
  • You bring experience in program management, including strategic planning, budgeting, staff supervision, and facilitating collegial teams.
  • You demonstrate strong organizational skills and the ability to work well in a highly collaborative environment.
  • You demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and are able to engage and inspire a wide range of audiences.
  • You hold a Master’s degree in education.

 

Compensation & Benefits

The salary range for this position is $107,000 – $160,000, commensurate with experience. Engaging Schools offers a robust benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental plans, short- and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, 403(b) contribution, and a generous PTO policy.

 

Location

Engaging Schools is seeking candidates who reside in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, or Midwest. We operate as a remote-friendly organization, with most of our team working fully remotely, though a candidate who would prefer to be based out of our Cambridge, MA headquarters would have the option to do so. There will be moderate travel outside of one’s immediate geographic area required for this role, once it is safe to do so.

Contact

Engaging Schools has engaged Cassie Scarano and Kirstin Griffiths of Koya Partners to help with this hire.  To express your interest in this role please submit a cover letter addressed to Executive Director Larry Dieringer and resume here. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

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Engaging Schools is an equal opportunity employer. Given the diversity within and among the district and school partners we serve, we strongly encourage applicants with lived experience of racism and other forms of oppression or discrimination.

 

About Koya Partners

Koya Partners, a part of the Diversified Search Group, is a leading executive search and strategic advising firm dedicated to connecting exceptionally talented people with mission-driven clients. Our founding philosophy—The Right Person in the Right Place Can Change the World—guides our work as we partner with nonprofits & NGOs, institutions of higher education, responsible businesses, and social enterprises in local communities and around the world.

 

For more information about Koya Partners, visit www.koyapartners.com.

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Operation Assistant

Posted by | December 10, 2021 |

Operation Associate

WELCOME TO BRIGHTBEAM!

Brightbeam is a nonprofit network of education influencers demanding a better education and a brighter future for every child. Using the power of communications, we shine a light on communities that challenge decision-makers to provide the learning opportunities all children need to thrive. We help strong voices tell powerful stories that unite and move their communities to action. Brightbeam amplifies these stories through a variety of digital platforms, including Education Post, Citizen Ed, Project Forever Free, and more than 20 local and regional sites that spotlight education issues nationally. We also partner with on-the-ground initiatives, projects or organizations that align with our mission. To learn more, visit brightbeamnetwork.org.

Brightbeam offers a fast-paced and dynamic workplace where individuals are honored and valued for their unique work views and backgrounds. We strive to be a democratic, mutually supportive, and energized team of self-motivated nonprofit professionals dedicated to making a difference for children. Brightbeam provides competitive salaries, excellent benefits, including a 3% employer match to your retirement fund with no match required; brightbeam is a virtual organization and this position is based in a home office anywhere in the United States. Occasional travel is required.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@brightbeamnetwork.org.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Operation Associate reports to the Director of Finance and Operations and serves as a key team member on the Operations Team.

The Operation Associate position requires experience in operations and accounts payables, nimbleness, and great customer service. This individual utilizes good judgment, discretion and superior organizational skills to support a broad range of responsibilities. Paramount to this position are superior interpersonal and communication skills, a positive and helpful attitude and the ability to anticipate needs and initiate and implement solutions.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Operations/Finance

●  Assist in any and all office operations, including but not limited to expense reconciliation, participating in maintaining virtual office furnishings tracking, holiday gift card purchases and coordination and some internal operations documents/processes.

●  Assist in the hiring and on-boarding process of potential and new employees and interns.

●  Participate in the intern search process.

●  Act as liaison between brightbeam and IT organization.

●  Maintain organization of cloud storage spaces.

●  First level of support responding to a broad range of internal and external operational inquiries and requests with the support of the Director of Finance and Operations.

●  Participate in financial operations, including, but not limited to:

  •  Dissemination and reconciliation process of monthly credit card statements.
  •  Send monthly invoicing reminders to vendors, code all bill.com expenses for payment and interface with accounting staff on timing of invoice payment.

●  Assist in researching cost savings throughout the year with vendors, eg, insurance,credit card offerings, annual contracts, etc.

●  Establish invoicing introductions and systems for new columnists, platform managers and other vendors in conjunction with the accounting team.

●  Manage materials production, such as mailings, employee list, vendor lists, promotional materials and brand identity materials (business cards, ordering flowers, wellness week gifts, etc.).

●  Maintain brightbeam operational calendar.

●  Provide additional support to the Director of Finance and Operations as needed.

Organization

● Organizational support on business tasks: e.g., travel arrangements for events, large team travel, etc.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE & QUALIFICATIONS

●  Two years of professional office coordination/administrative experience as this position is focused on polishing these skills.

●  Understanding of office operations and principles of sound administrative procedures and practices.

●  Fundamental knowledge of financial management, preferably in a non-profit environment.

●  Proven ability to handle a high volume of work, manage several projects at once and meet deadlines.

●  Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite software, especially Excel, Google Calendar, Google Mail and should be comfortable with technology and integration under general IT supervision.

●  Experience with cloud-based data management/database programs, e.g, Dropbox.

●  Excellent attention to detail, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.

●  Exceptional writing, grammar, proofreading and editing abilities.

●  Strong time management skills—highly proactive, nimble, reliable, flexible and

punctual—and ability to self-manage.

●  Ability to communicate with leaders and external stakeholders and demonstrate a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism.

●  Experience in a virtual environment is preferred.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. Our top priority is finding the best candidate for the job and if you are interested in the position, we would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described.

 

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Educator Engagement Coordinator, ECRA

Posted by | December 7, 2021 |

The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) works to amplify youth power, dismantle racism and other structural inequities, and build just policies, practices, and culture in support of young people. Our efforts advance justice through research, community collaboration, impact litigation, and policy advocacy that fundamentally transforms our nation’s approach to education, health, immigration, foster care, and youth justice. Our vision is a world in which every young person thrives and has a full and fair opportunity to achieve the future they envision for themselves.

The Team – Education Civil Rights Alliance

NCYL’s Education Civil Rights Alliance (ECRA) team engages in education justice and resource equity work in partnership with many entities at the national, state, and local levels, across the nation. The team seeks systemic change – through coalition-building, policy advocacy, litigation, communications, and organizing – to increase equity within the education systems that serve children and youth, from early childhood through post-secondary education. A description of our work can be found here: www.edrights.org.

Position

The Educator Engagement Coordinator will build on existing work to recruit and train educators on key education equity issues and to speak out in the media and with policymakers. This is an exceptional opportunity to lead new work organizing and engaging educator voices.  The Educator Engagement Coordinator will work to ensure that children have access to culturally diverse curricula and materials in school and can learn the full and accurate history and current realities of racism and other discrimination in our nation.

Essential Functions

  • Lead and manage the educator engagement work with multiple partners and deliverables while providing a high level of communication about implementation and progress.
  • Connect and build relationships with and among educators and mobilize educators to action.
  • Plan and facilitate meetings with ECRA membership, allies, and committees and represent the organization at national, state, and local events.
  • Interpret complex policy and/or research for educator audiences by synthesizing materials, distilling key points, and reducing jargon.
  • Produce high-quality materials with and for educators, such as fact sheets, policymaker letters and testimony, as well as op-eds, social media posts, and other communications materials with the support of ECRA teammates and NCYL communications staff.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of two years of work experience teaching in public elementary and/or secondary school(s).
  • Minimum of two years of experience in large groups or coalitions working to achieve collective action.

Other Qualifications

  • Three years of professional work experience involving written and oral communication, beyond the 2 years of teaching experience.
  • One year in a leadership/facilitator role in a large group or coalition.
  • Passion for education equity, including ensuring that curricula and materials are culturally affirming and truthful.
  • Commitment to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion with an ability to use a racial justice lens.
  • Demonstrated ability to think and plan strategically, then execute and implement effectively and efficiently.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and produce high-quality work product in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to interpret complex policies and research and then synthesize materials, distill down to key points, and reduce jargon.
  • Ability to distill complicated content into compelling messaging.
  • Understanding of public policy and advocacy.
  • Ability to navigate cloud servers, Zoom, Twitter, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite and other software.

Physical Requirements

Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

Salary and Location

This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary is competitive at $94,194.00 annually. A geographic salary differential may be applied if the candidate resides somewhere other than Oakland, CA, Los Angeles, CA, or Washington, DC.

This position requires the ability to work remotely and requires some travel.

This position is eligible for 100% remote work for 2022. Candidates must reside in CA, AZ, RI, DC, VA, MD, NY, CO, or WI. It is possible that in 2023, NCYL will require people to work in an office, in which case they will need to be in a location where they can commute to the office daily.

Benefits

NCYL provides a robust benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, generous vacation and sick benefits, flexible spending account, commuter benefits, employer contribution to a retirement plan, and short-term and long-term disability insurance.

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Digital Marketing Consultant

Posted by | November 16, 2021 |

– Contract, Remote, 10-20 Hours Per Week, Flexible Schedule – Gunnison Watershed School District (GWSD) is looking for a multidisciplinary content and digital marketing consultant who can create and implement integrated marketing and communications campaigns from start to finish, with an emphasis on paid search and advertising. Immediate availability, and location based in Crested Butte, Gunnison, or the Colorado Front Range, are preferred.

Content Creation

  • Interview and gather content from subject matter experts and stakeholders
  • Write copy for a wide variety of marketing and communications materials, including social media, email, ads, presentations, web pages, mailers, talking points, etc.
  • Create related graphics and design materials using template-based software such as Canva
  • Local candidates: capture photos and videos for use within digital marketing and communications
  • Edit photos and videos for use within digital marketing and communications

Integrated Marketing & Communications Implementation

  • Build profiles for Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter, including initial content libraries
  • Select an email marketing platform and oversee initial adoption
  • Identify and implement needed website restructuring and content builds
  • Create and implement digital marketing campaigns including Google Ads, social media ads, paid search, and remarketing
  • Create and implement social media campaigns including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok
  • Allocate and manage budget and monitor key performance indicators

Experience & Skills

  • At least five years of experience in a professional marketing and communication role
  • Experience with talent recruitment preferred
  • Comprehensive and current knowledge of social-media platforms, both strategy and implementation, inclusive of organic and paid campaigns
  • At least two years of experience creating paid search campaigns
  • Foundational graphic design and video editing skills
  • Exceptional written communication skills
  • Self-starter who is able to prioritize time and make independent decisions with limited opportunities for guidance
  • Experience allocating, managing, and reporting against a marketing budget

Hourly, $75 – $100 per hour, depending upon experience and qualifications.

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Educational Specialist

Posted by | September 27, 2021 |

Role Description:
REACH, LLC is looking to grow our team! We’re excited to bring on an exceptional educational specialist to support children experiencing learning differences and families. Our specialists support children in the development of their academic, executive functioning, and/or social-emotional skills.

Our specialists work 1:1 with children in 60-minute sessions in the home and coach parents on how best to support their children between sessions. Specialists work with REACH’s director and the parents to design completely tailored programs to meet children’s academic and social-emotional needs. Specialists act as case coordinators for families. When applicable, specialists also coordinate with teachers and other service providers to ensure wraparound support for children and families.

This is a contract position with limited hours to start. It has the potential to grow. Income and clients are not guaranteed. The number of clients is based on current needs.

About REACH:

REACH Learning Services is an integrated academic and social-emotional private practice specializing in supporting students with learning differences and some type of social-emotional need. Our approach is to work collaboratively with the schools and parents to provide supports to our students.
REACH builds highly customized programs and works one-on-one with children and their families to increase academic development while also supporting emotional health. REACH serves children experiencing one of the following; a learning disability, ADHD compounded with a learning disability and/or social-emotional needs, twice-exceptional learners, social-emotional and mental health needs that affect academic performance, and those with learning differences who may not meet criteria for other supports. To learn more about REACH, please visit our website and get to know us! https://reachlearningservices.com/

Are you a good fit?

Mission & Culture Fit

  • You have a deep belief in REACH’s mission
  • You reflect the REACH core values
  • Relationships are Key
  • Always Go Above & Beyond
  • Customized learning propels data-driven results
  • Your “for fun” reads are related to education, learning, special education, psychology, child development, etc.
  • You could talk with your friends for hours about literacy, social-emotional learning, and dis/abilities
  • You are a motivated self-starter who follows through with commitments

Organization & Detail Orientation

  • You have a track record of maintaining systems to meet goals and deadlines
  • You do not let details slip through the cracks
  • You work efficiently with great follow-through
  • You consider yourself to be an analytical and data-driven thinker & problem solver
  • You love a good color-coded to-do list

Relationship Building

  • You have a track record of building strong rapport w/ students and families
  • You readily share ideas with collaborators on how to solve problems
  • You aren’t afraid to pick up a phone to call a parent/teacher/therapist. You do what you gotta do to serve your families.

Education Experience

  • You have 3-5 years of experience of classroom teaching experience
  • You have a track record of measurable results
  • You have a Masters Degree (required)
  • You are trained in Orton Gillingham, Lindamood-Bell, or other high-level intervention approaches (preferred – not required)
  • You have a keen interest in social-emotional learning

REACH LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. This is a contract position with limited hours to start. It has the potential to grow. Income and clients are not guaranteed. The number of clients is based on current needs.

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Senior Grant Writer

Posted by | September 21, 2021 |

THE ORGANIZATION

The Charter School Growth Fund (CSGF) is a leading nonprofit venture philanthropy fund that identifies the nation’s best public charter schools, funds their expansion, and helps to increase their impact. The portfolio includes 150+ charter networks that operate 1,000+ schools and serve more than 500,000 students. We are committed to expanding the impact of schools that are closing achievement and opportunity gaps. Our investment strategy is like that of a nonprofit venture capital firm for charter schools. The diverse “portfolio” of schools and leaders that we support and help to grow include single-site schools as well as established networks that operate in several states. Ultimately, we believe these networks can serve more than one million students nationwide and in doing so, show how public schools can help students achieve excellent outcomes at scale.

This is an exciting time to join CSGF. We are building on our 15-year track record of success and launching our next philanthropic fund in 2022. Our new five-year “Fund IV” will be larger in size and scope than previous funds, with a goal to continue to fuel charter sector growth, accelerate innovation, and strengthen long-term outcomes for students, particularly students of color and those from low-income backgrounds. We will continue to prioritize investments in leaders of color in the new fund; in our current portfolio, more than 50% of networks are led by people of color and more than 50% are led by women. We believe it is vital for the leadership teams of the networks we support to understand and relate to the experiences of the students and communities they serve.

THE OPPORTUNITY

CSGF is seeking a Senior Grant Writer to be part of our Investor Relations team. Reporting to the Vice President, Investor Relations, the Senior Grant Writer will be responsible for developing grant proposals, reports, presentations, and memos to help CSGF achieve its ambitious fundraising goals in 2022 and beyond. The ideal candidate enjoys and brings new ideas and energy to CSGF’s written donor communications as well as our fundraising and reporting systems. The Senior Grant Writer will synthesize information from written and verbal sources to prepare data-driven, persuasive proposals and progress reports to principals, executives, and program officers who have a wide range of philanthropic priorities. The Senior Grant Writer role will be exciting and fulfilling for someone who:

  • Enjoys telling an organization’s story to secure the funds needed to pursue ambitious goals and has experience writing “A+” quality proposals to individual donors and private foundations,
  • Likes a combination of behind-the-scenes work (writing detailed narratives, analyzing data, preparing budgets, and creating PowerPoint slides), ideating with others, and engaging with donors,
  • Thrives in roles through which they can manage and execute on a variety of high-stakes, time-sensitive, deliverable-focused projects.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop compelling funding proposals, reports, and donor correspondence: Prepare narrative proposals, pitch presentations, and custom reports that use data and storytelling to inform and engage donors,
  • Serve as lead author of CSGF Annual Investor Report: Help develop the vision for and serve as the lead writer of CSGF’s formal update to donors and partners, including narrative, charts, tables, and images,
  • Create engaging materials for donor meetings: Craft PowerPoint slides and memos about CSGF’s impact to discuss with donors and help write new content for the CSGF website and marketing materials, and
  • Build and manage intuitive tables and progress trackers: Maintain detailed records of donor communications, grant agreements, payments, and budgets using Salesforce and Google tools.

SKILLS AND MINDSETS TO SUCCEED

The successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • Exemplary writing, editing, and proofreading skills: Can synthesize complex information, make nearly anything sound interesting, outline, write, and edit complex deliverables that demonstrate CSGF’s core competencies and values,
  • Detail orientation: High level of conscientiousness, integrity, and commitment to communicating clearly and objectively, can effectively proofread writing and data analysis, incorporate feedback from multiple stakeholders, navigate ambiguity, proactively problem-solve, and make complex projects actionable,
  • Analytical thinking: Able to write narrative to accompany budgets, tables, and charts and analyze large data sets to calculate and explain complex performance metrics,
  • Relationship-building acumen: Knows how to build relationships with donors and internal program teams to translate complex work into digestible and compelling experiences and content,
  • Systems-orientation: Strong planning and organizing skills; able to build intuitive tools to facilitate collaboration; natural inclination to use and improve existing information management systems,
  • A commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A way of interacting with others that shows belief in the value of diverse perspectives and a desire to be part of an inclusive culture of feedback and ideas.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • 5+ years of crafting and managing six and seven figure grants from private foundations on behalf of a high-performing charter school network or other highly effective education-focused non-profit or business,
  • Ideally, 2+ years of professional experience communicating with business and/or financial professionals in narrative and PowerPoint formats, and
  • Proficiency using all Microsoft Office programs, Google suite, and Salesforce or similar grant database.

WORKING AT CSGF

We are focused on hiring and developing great people and believe that building diverse perspectives across our team make us more effective in expanding our impact. (This is reflected in Our Commitment to Diversity Statement.) Our core values are:

  • Results. We work relentlessly to create efficient, measurable, and sustainable results. We strive for excellence and pursue our mission tenaciously. Ideally, you thrive working in a self-directed manner in a fluid environment where flexibility and tenacity are required.
  • Entrepreneurship. We embrace calculated risks and new approaches. We have an entrepreneurial spirit that welcomes innovation, diversity of ideas, and risk. We rely on you to question conventional wisdom and think independently.
  • Integrity. We are truthful, fair, and trustworthy in all aspects of our work. We hold ourselves and our partners to the highest ethical standards. We trust you will too.
  • Respect. We appreciate the challenges faced by education entrepreneurs and recognize the limits of our own knowledge. We understand that our ultimate success depends on that of our partners. Your humility will be key to building trusted and authentic relationships.
  • Teamwork. We value each of our team members as individuals but believe that we achieve the best results by working together. We willingly sacrifice individual interests and recognition for greater collective impact. We hope having fun at work is important to you and that you are a team player.

COMPENSATION

Compensation is commensurate with experience and education. The target salary range for this role is $80,000-$100,000 annually. CSGF offers a very competitive package of benefits, including health, life, disability, and dental insurance coverage; vacation/holidays and parental leave; and participation in CSGF’s 403(b) plan. Candidates must have permanent authorization to work in the US.

START DATE AND LOCATION

CSGF encourages all qualified candidates to apply but prefers those who can start by November 2021. Candidates can be based anywhere in the United States but be able to travel to the Denver, CO area at least two times each year.

Charter School Growth Fund provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.

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Reporter

Posted by | September 9, 2021 |

Idaho Ed News seeks experienced journalist

Idaho Education News is seeking an ambitious and innovative journalist who can break news and wants to investigate Idaho’s most pressing education issues. We want a journalist who has a passion for advancing the story and probing beneath the surface to enlighten Idahoans. We want someone with a clear writing style who also can entertain and engage our audiences.

This job is focused on covering K-12 public education.

This is a great job for a journalist who wants to make a difference in the world.

Our favorite candidates also need to:

  • Care about Idaho’s education system and its students and teachers.
  • Feel comfortable interacting with people on a regular basis.
  • Be inquisitive. All employees are encouraged to find new and innovative ways to conduct business more efficiently.

About Idaho Education News

Idaho Education News is a non-profit online news source that provides statewide awareness of critical issues that affect Idaho’s children and their future. We are independent. We take no position on how to achieve better schools.

We are award-winning journalists who dig for and shine a light on education data. We demand transparency. We hold lawmakers and educators accountable for taxpayer dollars and student achievement.

Idaho Education News has eight full-time employees with an office in Downtown Boise, Idaho, and a bureau in East Idaho.

Our websites – IdahoEdNews.org and IdahoEdTrends.org – are free of advertising and paywalls and they have more than 1 million visitors a year.

 

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Regional Director of Operations

Posted by | September 8, 2021 |

Start date:         October 2021

Team:                 Operations

Location:            Bridgeport, Connecticut; Hartford, Connecticut and New Haven, Connecticut

About Achievement First

Achievement First, a non-profit 501(c)3 charter school management organization, operates 41 public charter schools in Brooklyn, Connecticut and Rhode Island for the 2021-22 school year. The mission of Achievement First is to close the achievement gap and deliver on the promise of equal educational opportunity for all children, regardless of race or economic status. Achievement First currently educates more than 135300 students in historically underserved neighborhoods, with over 90% of our students identifying as Black and Latino. With its college-preparatory focus, Achievement First schools are attaining breakthrough academic gains throughout the network. Beyond our students and schools, Achievement First is an engaged and prominent partner in the larger national conversation about how to improve public education and drive student achievement. Achievement First’s approach to teaching and learning enables every student to succeed at the highest levels.

For more information about Achievement First’s mission, approach, schools and team, please visit our website at www.achievementfirst.org.

About the role

Achievement First is currently seeking a strategic and dynamic Regional Director of Operations (RDO) who holds a high bar for excellence in operations and has a strong track record in coaching and developing others to reach that bar. Reporting to the Vice President of Operations, the RDO will be responsible for overseeing the successful and seamless operations of multiple Achievement First schools in Connecticut (Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven).

The RDO is responsible for ensuring all facets of the school operations run seamlessly and with purpose, so that the instructional leadership in schools can intensely focus on ensuring great instruction happens in every classroom, every day. Our mission in ops is to remove (or eliminate) every obstacle that gets in the way of instruction. Through observation and feedback, and direct coaching of the directors of operations (DSOs) in the school, the RDO drives each school-based ops team to improve continuously and deliver high-quality operations for their school.

Key outcomes

Over the next 12 months, the RDO will be responsible for achieving the following:

  1. Managing all schools in their portfolio to operational performance and compliance outcomes, including: ○ Excellent Execution: 92% of Ops Teams successfully execute the top monthly priority and score Strong or Exemplary.

○ Enrollment: 90% of schools meet whole-school budgeted enrollment targets by geo-specific timeline. 90% of schools come in at or below budget.

○ Attendance: We make daily contact with 98% of our families.

○ Certification: By 1/1, 60% of RI staff requiring certification are certified.

○ School-Based Operations Learning and Development: By 5/1, 80% of all DSOs and 93% of DSOs with less than 4 YOE return for SY21-22. By 4/1 80% of SBOs Agree or Strongly Agree they are learning and developing in their position.

○ Meeting all compliance requirements for finance, human capital, safety, facilities, and data management.

Achievement First – Regional Director of Operations 1 of 2

  1. Coaching DSOs to excel in strong operational partnership with their principals and to be strong school leaders in their building, with an orientation towards delivering excellent service and support to staff, students, and families.
  2. Identifying geography-specific processes to be centralized, operationalizing each process, and establishing sustainable ongoing management and execution.
  3. Actively partnering with Regional Superintendents, Network Support staff, and Team School Operations colleagues on meeting these goals.

Skills and characteristics

  • Belief in Achievement First’s mission and educational model
  • Track record of operational excellence and continuous improvement
  • Highly reliable organizational systems and project management skills
  • Extraordinary detail orientation
  • Adaptive leadership style with the ability to unlock the potential of direct reports to become stronger leaders; Effective management across lines of difference; Strong written and verbal communicator; Can influence and motivate direct reports and peers
  • Focused on outcomes; Flexible and critical thinker and strategic problem-solver who can unstick murky problems, drive towards outcomes, and deeply believes the chief metric is student achievement ● Builds strong relationships throughout the organization and remains oriented on making sure the work of Network Support stays focused on serving and supporting our schools with excellence
  • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, and a roll-up-my-sleeves attitude

Educational background and work experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Advanced or professional degree preferred
  • Experience in a school-based operational role and/or a school-based operations management role preferred ● Minimum 3 years experience managing 3+ direct reports required; Experience managing other managers strongly preferred

Regular travel between our geographies required, in addition to evening and, at times, weekend work.

Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, Achievement First offers a comprehensive benefits package.

 

 

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Director of Communications and Partnerships

Posted by | September 4, 2021 |

ERS is a national non-profit that partners with district, school, and state leaders to transform how they use resources (people, time, technology, and money) so that every school prepares every child for tomorrow, no matter their race or income. We are a highly regarded and well-established organization with fifteen years of field leadership and maintain a strong entrepreneurial spirit that embraces teamwork and innovation.

ERS is seeking a Director of External Relations to lead efforts that elevate ERS as a thought leader, field builder, and essential partner in school and system transformation. Reporting to the CEO, this hire will oversee all aspects of communications – inclusive of content creation and dissemination, thought leadership, and field building – as well as fundraising and foundation relations. This hire will work across program teams to create high-quality reports, tools, and other communications, engage a variety of targeted audiences, and ensure that ERS communicates with a singular voice and vision.

 

THE ROLE

ERS is seeking a Director of Communications and Partnerships to lead efforts that elevate ERS as a thought leader, field builder, and essential partner in school and system transformation. Reporting to the CEO, this hire will oversee all aspects of communications inclusive of content creation and dissemination, thought leadership, and field building. The Director of Communications and Partnerships will manage a team of communications professionals including a communications function leader, two communications professionals, and a number of vendors supplying support for content creation. The Director of Communications and Partnerships will also oversee a development function lead who is responsible for our foundation relationships and broader fundraising efforts with the support of a half a full time operational staff member. Our annual operating budget is 10mm and our annual fundraising goal is 4mm with the remaining operating budget funded through earned revenue. Our philanthropic funds primarily come from 10 foundations. While our fundraising is stable, this person will be responsible for leading the team to foster and establish relationships with new funders.

 

This Director of Communications and Partnerships will work across program teams to create high-quality reports, tools and other communications, engage a variety of targeted audiences, and ensure that ERS communicates with a singular voice and vision. We are eager to hire a Director of Communications and Partnerships who is first and foremost a seasoned communications professional with experience communicating complex ideas about education to audiences with a high level of context. The ideal candidate does not need to have experience leading fundraising but does have experience writing to foundation audiences in service of funding and forging strong external relationships regardless of whether they are for funding or other purposes (e.g. educational leaders, press contacts, etc.).

 

Specifically, the Director of Communications and Partnerships will: 

 

Design, implement, and oversee a comprehensive strategy for communications and partnerships

  • Evolve, strengthen, and articulate a strategic vision that leverages ERS’ unique position as a leader in the field of school system transformation. 
  • Oversee the creation and distribution of compelling content to ERS’ various audiences, inclusive of funders, district leaders, school leaders, researchers, think tanks, policymakers, and other actors. 
  • Author, edit, or manage production of a range of written and multimedia communications, inclusive of reports, interactive tools, podcasts, videos, white papers, presentations, opinion pieces, grant proposals, and grant reports. 
  • Oversee management of ERS website as core platform for dissemination, including search engine optimization, user experience, design and messaging.
  • Collaborate with program staff and leverage ERS’ research and knowledge in content creation. Translate complex information in ways that clearly convey the meaning behind ERS’ work. 
  • Pursue strategic ways to convene the collective brain power of funders, researchers, educators, and other actors to build two-way connections between ERS’ work and the larger education field.
  • Lead media relations, pursue relevant sources and outlets at education trade publications (e.g. EdWeek, the 74, Chalkbeat), and maintain relationships with media, thought leaders, and other influencers to pitch and place stories.
  • In partnership with CEO and the Associate Director of Partnerships and Development, oversee efforts to steward the philanthropy of current national foundations and cultivate relationships with new institutional and individual funders, taking an approach that reflects a deep understanding of ERS’ work and connects it to the education world and funders’ specific interest areas and goals. Take ownership of an annual fundraising goal of $4M in 2021. 
  • Support the CEO, Managing Director for Consulting, and other public speakers in developing content and tools for events, conferences, and research projects, and other field-building activities. 
  • Ensure that ERS’ communications reflect an understanding of the patterns of structural racism and oppression that impact under-resourced school districts and a commitment to enacting transformational change that drives towards equitable resource allocation. 
  • Become a knowledgeable ambassador for ERS with an understanding of the broader educational landscape. Keep a finger on the pulse of trends and news within the educational field, and ensure the ERS remains relevant and central in the broader conversation about school system transformation.
  • Ensure monitoring, learning, and reporting is accomplished by close tracking of metrics, milestones, and goals.
  • Oversee the management of ERS’ brand, supporting communications team staff in creating and maintaining high-use branding assets e.g. style guide, key messages, templates. 

 

Serve as key senior organizational leader and department manager

  • As a member of ERS’ Leadership Team, contribute to overall leadership of the organization and build an organizational culture that is focused on our Core Values and Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion & Equity (DBIE) Theory of Action. 
  • Build and manage a team of high-performing communications and fundraising staff. Add new positions as needed over time. Foster a team environment of collaboration and producing high-quality work product. Support individual direct reports’ professional development and career goals. 
  • Manage external contractors and vendors as needed, inclusive of editorial writers, grant writers, designers, and digital marketing consultants. 

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The Director of External Relations calls for a strategic, forward-thinking, and versatile communications professional with at least 10 years of professional experience, ideally at an educational services, education policy, think tank, or similar organization. Strong candidates will possess demonstrated knowledge of how to build and promote an organization’s brand as a thought leader and field builder. They will bring the ability to deeply understand issues and work with subject matter experts and practitioners to translate complex ideas into clear and compelling content. 

 

The strongest candidates will thrive in a collegial and fast-paced environment that values teamwork, candor, learning, work-life balance, service, and impact. They place a high value on relationships and collaboration, and bring strength in working with and through others. Above all, they will bring enthusiasm for ERS’ mission, and an authentic commitment to racial equity in education and ERS’ role in transforming the structures, policies, resource decisions and cultural messages in order to drive equitable outcomes in the education system. 

 

In terms of performance and personal competencies required for the position, we would highlight the following: 

 

  • Strategic Acumen and Tactical Execution: Strong candidates will approach communications and fund development through a strategic lens informed by metrics and data. They are skillful at seeing the big picture, noticing patterns, and drawing connections. They leverage the wisdom of themselves and others, along with best practice, resources, and insights from the field when making strategic decisions. As a member of a senior leadership team, they will have the skills and perspective  to contribute to and deliver on an organization’s vision and strategy. 

 

  • Content Creation and Dissemination: Strong candidates are excellent writers and editors with experience producing content for print, web, and external relations (e.g. media placement, thought leadership.) They are attuned to the context surrounding an issue area and are skillful in articulating the “why” behind an organization’s mission and impact for a range of audiences. They stay current on industry trends and bring a forward-thinking mindset in determining the best ways to communicate a message. Grant writing and grant reporting experience is a plus. 

 

  • People Leadership and Influence: Strong candidates bring a warm, energetic, and authentic personality that translates to building lasting relationships, both internally and externally. They prioritize partnership and collaboration, and bring success at working with and through people, namely subject-matter experts within and outside of the organization. They are cognizant and appreciative of asks for others’ time and talents. As a supervisor, they bring a management style that reflects the needs and goals of each direct report. They demonstrate experience attracting, retaining, and motivating a diverse and talented staff.

 

  • Commitment to Equity and Inclusion: The ideal candidate will have an understanding and recognition of systemic racism and how it impacts education in this country and a demonstrated commitment to eliminating systemic inequities in education and within ERS. The ideal candidate will be able to engage in ongoing learning to continually develop the team’s skills to discuss race and equity – internally and externally – and to create a more inclusive and equitable culture.
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Program Manager, STEM Classes and Camps

Posted by | September 1, 2021 |

Reporting to the Greater Boston Senior Program Manager, you will be a key member of the regional program team that ensures that all of our STEM classes and camps are delivered to our high-quality standards. With the guidance and support of the Senior Program Manager, you will lead particular programs (such as camps or school partnerships), geographies within our region, and/or particular parts of the program team’s efforts (such as recruiting and training teachers); your responsibilities will change and grow as you develop, with the intent of preparing you for more senior program roles. This is an ideal opportunity for a strong ambitious program manager with a passion for and background in STEM education to make a meaningful difference in the lives of hundreds of young people in the state.

About Empow Studios

At Empow Studios, we educate children ages 7-17 in coding, engineering, and digital arts with a focus on fun, discovery, and building a life-long passion in STEM. We have won more awards for excellence, and offer more programs, in more locations, than any other STEM education provider in Massachusetts.  

 The Greater Boston office provides: 

  • STEM summer camps at 20 locations throughout Massachusetts
  • School-year STEM programs for students after school, on weekends, and during school breaks both directly and through partnerships, in more than 50 locations in the state
  • Support to schools and educational institutions via teacher training, our online learning platform and STEM curriculum, field trips to our centers, and comprehensive delivery of their entire STEM program 

Empow’s pedagogy sits at the intersection of project-based learning and technology-mediated instruction; we help students explore STEM, find their passions, accelerate their learning, and build their long-term engagement. Our proprietary project-based learning management system enables us to provide learners a great deal of independence in the classroom, getting just-in-time individualized support as they tackle increasingly complicated projects, which allows our instructors to focus on inspiring, coaching, facilitating collaboration, and supporting students’ social and emotional needs. 

This past year we brought in the leadership team and investment capital needed for national expansion of our award-winning programs.

What You Will Do

Run high quality programs 

  • Plan and manage program operations to ensure that our programs run smoothly: schedule classes and teachers, ensure compliance with regulations, and manage inventory of program materials
  • Lead specific elements of our program delivery by type (e.g., camps, classes, schools) or region across multiple key program functions (e.g., recruiting, training, customer service, and evaluation). 
  • Manage and coach instructors to implement with fidelity Empow’s defined pedagogy, curriculum, and program design 
  • Review program metrics and student progress; identify risks and proactively solve problems to ensure high quality results for each student, teacher, and school 

Build strong relationships with families and schools 

  • Educate potential and current customers about the range of Empow programs; help them find the programs that best meet their needs
  • Ensure strong communications with families including instructor progress reports and tailored recommendations 
  • Ensure that instructors build strong mentor relationships with their students
  • Manage relationships with school partners, ensuring that our instructors, technology, curriculum, and support staff are working together to achieve stated goals; proactively identify and solve problems  
  • Address customer concerns quickly and effectively

 

Maintain a strong, engaged team

  • Collaborate with the Senior Program Manager to hire and retain an exceptional team of instructors and site directors 
  • Train and coach instructors leveraging materials and resources provided by our national office
  • Help ensure that working at Empow Studios is an amazing experience

Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate 

At Empow Studios, we believe a diverse team leads to diversity in thinking, making our products better for students, families and schools. If you read this job description, feel energized by what you see here, and believe you could bring passion and commitment to the role, but you aren’t sure you meet every qualification, please apply! Above all, we are looking for the right person!

    • At least two years’ experience as an instructor, camp director, or program manager
    • Passion for STEM and familiarity with much of the breadth of the technologies covered in Empow’s STEM curriculum 
    • Proven project management skills including strong attention to detail and experience tracking and managing components of multiple projects simultaneously
    • Willingness and ability to proactively identify and offer solutions to potential challenges
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team to achieve outstanding results 
  • Ability to work through resistance and advocate internally for needs of self and team
  • Desire to provide quality customer service and help families and partners find the Empow programs that best meet their needs 
  • Dedication to personifying that values at the core of Empow’s culture through nurturing and cultivating fun, creativity, collaboration, individuality, and discovery 
  • Interest in and dedication to building authentic relationships, providing coaching and support to both staff and students, and ensuring families receive their best-fit education experience for their children
  • Actively seeks out opportunities for rapid growth including targeted and supported stretch assignments
  • Able and willing to review program quality and support program delivery which will require working some early evenings and weekends, and driving to locations throughout the Greater Boston area 
  • A BA/BS degree or higher in education or a STEM field or appropriate equivalent experience is required
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High School Teachers (ELD, Math, Science, Humanities, SPED,

Posted by | August 29, 2021 |

Our Philosophy

Phoenix Charter Academy’s mission is to challenge young people in our area with an academically rigorous and individually tailored curriculum. Phoenix scholars will have the support, resources and training needed to succeed academically in high school and college, and become economically secure in their future. Phoenix Charter Academy is named after a mythological figure of strength, healing and renewal.

Phoenix schools challenge resilient, disconnected young people with rigorous academics and relentless supports, so they take ownership of their futures and succeed in high school, college, and as self-sufficient adults.

At Phoenix we do not just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our scholars and the communities we serve. We believe difference makes us stronger. Phoenix Charter Academy is an equal opportunity employer and as such, we do not discriminate against any team member or candidate because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Phoenix Charter Academy is committed to making any reasonable accommodation necessary to support an individual’s employment.

 

The Opportunity

Phoenix teachers do more than simply teach academic lessons; they serve integral roles as advisers and mentors for our scholars. In order to best support our scholars, Phoenix offers rigorous adult and professional development opportunities in the form of weekly Friday afternoon professional development sessions, quarterly content days, individualized coaching cycles and more.  Phoenix teachers are responsible for preparing and delivering rigorous, high-quality instruction in their assigned content areas. They provide relentless support to benefit the socio-emotional needs of scholars with a focus on college and career readiness. Phoenix teachers model and promote the Phoenix mission by maintaining high expectations and fighting for equity for the scholars and communities they serve.

Location: Chelsea, Springfield, Lawrence

Qualities of a Phoenix team member: 

  • Unwavering Belief in Phoenix Scholars – Phoenix staff operate with the deeply held belief that all young people want to and can succeed even in the face of what can seem like insurmountable barriers and societal constraints.
  • Ability to Put Scholars First – Phoenix staff go above and beyond to ensure mastery of the skills and development of positive self-identity that will ensure success for college, careers and beyond.  Phoenix staff find every opportunity to engage in teaching and learning with scholars, using conflict to build supportive relationships with scholars and never taking things personally.
  • Eager to Learn Under Pressure – Phoenix staff must be able to learn as they go in a fast paced, ever evolving, urgent environment. They have the desire to receive direct feedback and the ability to implement the feedback into practice quickly.
  • Humility – Phoenix staff approach problem solving with curiosity and desire to understand the perspectives of others.  They carry an internalized sense of “I can always learn more”  from others, and know that adults at Phoenix must model the qualities of being open-minded and willing to make mistakes and learn from them.
  • Experience with Low Income Communities –  Staff have the proven ability to work across cultures and experience serving low-income communities and/or academically-disconnected adolescents.
  • Ability to Find Inspiration In the Small Things – In the face of challenge and hard work,  Phoenix staff must have the ability to find humor, inspiration, success and joy in the day to day interactions with scholars and the larger Phoenix Community.
  • Personal Commitment to Cultural Proficiency and Ongoing Development – Phoenix staff are ongoing learners about diversity, equity and inclusion and seek to understand the ways that their self-identity and experiences impacts and interacts with their daily work, colleagues and scholars.

 

Your Contribution

In addition to demonstrating the qualities of a Phoenix staff member, Teachers will be responsible for the following:

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Design and deliver rigorous instructional lessons to meet curriculum requirements
  • Support the social-emotional learning connected to college and career readiness
  • Provide 1:1 support to scholars as needed
  • Participate in 3 hours weekly of professional development on Fridays from 1:30– 4:30 PM
  • Participate in supervision, weekly coaching cycles and meet or exceed the deliverables set by the Director of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Create required curriculum supplements, weekly overviews, quarterly Scopes and Sequences and Quality Performance Assessments in alignment with frameworks
  • Collaborate with ESL and Academic Support staff in order to best reach all scholars
  • Actively participate in the coaching cycle process as a way to improve instruction and scholar learning
  • Participate in mid-year summative  and end of year formative  evaluations with your direct supervisor

Non-curricular Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with parents/adult supporters through phone calls, email correspondence, and/or in-person meetings
  • Provide school support and coverage duties deemed necessary by the Head of School or their designee.
  • Set high standards and goals for scholars; consistently use real data to measure growth towards these goals
  • Publicly display evidence of great scholarship in and around your classroom
  • Seek to create personal, warm relationships with ALL scholars, sending a clear message that the academic work is the priority and that the teacher will not give up on them
  • Communicate scholar support needs with Director of School Culture and Social Worker whenever necessary
  • Commit to growing professionally through consistent and constant formal and informal feedback and reflection; remain humble and relentless

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters degree preferred
  • At least 1 year of direct scholar-serving (teaching, tutoring, academic support, etc.) experience preferred.
  • Strong content knowledge required
  • Strong computer skills and experience with various teaching/learning programs
  • Must demonstrate a strong belief that all students can learn
  • Must be committed to addressing racial and economic inequity in education, particularly as an anti-racist educator
  • Ability to build strong relationships and effectively communicate with students and families
  • Bilingual/Spanish-speaking candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

 

**The Network retains the right to modify this job description at any time, for any reason, at the Network’s sole discretion**

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Chief Academic Officer (CAO)

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