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5 Jan 2022

School Network Staff Program Director

Partnership for Resilience

Job Description

Seeking the Program Director for the Partnership for Resilience (P4R), an independent not for profit organization. P4R helps school districts and educators build Trauma-responsive schools through professional development, community-based and public/private partnerships that pursue cross- disciplinary efforts between education, medical, behavior and public health systems.

The Program Director will directly supervise all aspects of the REACH Initiative, a new, grant funded project that uses technology and Train the Trainer methods to support any public school or public school district in Illinois to earn a Trauma-Responsive School Designation. In addition, the Program Director will be an organizational leader and oversee coordination across a portfolio of programs all aimed at fostering children’s resilience in Illinois public schools through practice-focused partnerships across education, medical, mental health, and community-based experts.

The Program Director must bring extensive experience in supervising staff and managing teams. As a thought partner to the Executive Director, the Program Director will identify and contribute to strategies that leverage all P4R programs to foster and support Trauma-responsive education in schools in any Illinois school district. Proven mastery of Trauma-responsive schools and trauma-responsive educational culture is required of any successful candidate. Experience working with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) programs, funding streams, administrators and leaders is highly valuable for success in this position. Direct experience in school district administration or school leadership will strengthen an applicant’s candidacy. We see information about your mastery of student performance and school-wide performance evaluation. At least five years of Professional Development delivery required for any successful candidate for the position. A proven ability to partner with non-education professionals, particularly in public and medical health, with measurable effects on instructional practice and school culture is essential to succeed in the role. Familiarity with nonprofit management, administration and funding is helpful. Paid vacation, health care, retirement savings opportunities, and other benefits provided.

The Partnership for Resilience believes that the diversity of our community is a fundamental strength of our region. Our mission is best fulfilled when we embrace diversity as a value and a practice. Achieving diversity requires an enduring commitment to inclusion that must find full expression in our organizational culture, values, norms and behaviors. Throughout our work, we will support diversity in all of its forms, encompassing but not limited to age, disability status, economic circumstance, ethnicity, gender, race, religion and sexual orientation. Leading by example we aspire to make diversity a core and abiding strength of our work.

How to Apply

Submit a resume, including a list of statistical data analytic systems and methods that you’ve mastered as well as three professional references to We apologize in advance that direct inquiries to staff or Board members will not be answered.

Bureaus: Chicago. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: School Network Staff. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.