CAREERS

 

Leading Educators is growing! The following roles will shape the ongoing development of our program, services and infrastructure
– all in support of our ultimate goal: providing high quality professional development experiences for teacher-leaders and public school communities across the nation.

 

Leading Educators is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.

 

Current Openings

 

National Team

 

Vice President of Storytelling & Development, Location Flexible - National
Our VP of Storytelling & Development’s mission is twofold. First, s/he will build the movement of district leaders, CMOs and philanthropists who deeply believe in the power of teacher leaders and second, s/he will raise $20 million in the next 3 years to sustain work that will increase student growth while transforming the lives of students and teachers in the process.

  • In the past three years we’ve doubled the number of teachers we have served and tripled our revenue, resulting in a current operating budget of $9 million.
  • The VP of Storytelling & Development will work closely with our CEO and an engaged donor base of national foundations including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation.
  • With two direct reports, and a team poised to grow over time, the VP of Storytelling & Development will set the strategy and build the team that will shape our story and ultimately, the impact the teacher leadership movement will have in our country.

For more information about this role and how to apply, download the full job description.

 

Equity Consultant - Flexible Location (travel likely)
The Leading Educators Equity Consultant will lead the process and creation of an organization-wide strategic equity plan aimed at further developing the organization as a force in dismantling systemic racism via teacher leadership develop. In addition, the consultant will manage the implementation of recommended action and activities that should be taken within the organization. The equity plan will be constructed and executed with the support of the Equity Working Group, aa group comprised of Leading Educators staff members that represent a wide variety of backgrounds and positions within the organization.

Leading Educators wants its equity focus to have immediate impact both internal to the organization and through our programming with teacher leaders. We envision it will involve several focus areas of our work: (Flexible location, some travel likely.)

    The ideal consultant will:
  • have comprehensive and proven experiences and abilities to work with organizations in defining, structuring, and implementing their equity initiatives
  • be a strong facilitator, assessor, and advisor with an ability to lead multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • be aligned with LE’s mission and values
  • demonstrate detail-orientation and organizational capacity
  • be open to ongoing feedback, both affirmative and adjusting
  • demonstrate a proven track record in impacting organizations when it comes to internalizing equity practices

Please submit by Close of Business 2/12/16, a pricing proposal (no more than 3 pages) and qualifications (biography, resumes, organizational achievements).

For contact details, more information about this role and how to apply, download the full job description.

 

Director of Design, Location Flexible - National
As Leading Educators continues to grow our scale and impact nationally, we are seeking a new Director of Design who will focus on our goals to:

  • Integrate rigorous, standards-based content alignment into our current teacher leader training sessions and approach to coaching
  • Train staff to support teacher leaders and principals in applying instructional leadership strategies that drive implementation of Common Core State Standards
  • Build the capacity of teacher leaders to design and implement Common Core aligned cycles of professional learning for teachers on their teams
  • Ensure teacher leaders can set goals that target the right content and strategies to implement Common Core State Standards and shifts, as well as to close the student achievement gap
  • Design a coaching scope and sequence for regionally based and virtual coaching to support teacher leader learning of Common Core content and implementation of cycles of professional learning in schools


The ideal candidate will have significant knowledge and experience with Common Core State Standards, as well as leadership experience in a high-performing public school. In addition, the candidate will have experience in designing and delivering professional development.

For more information about this role and how to apply, download the full job description.

 

Communications Manager, Location Flexible - National
Are you obsessed with finding and sharing stories online? Do your friends look to you on Facebook and Twitter for the latest trends and ideas? As a leading organization in the teacher leadership movement, we are looking to transform how the world discovers and promotes information about teacher leadership.

The Communications Manager will work closely with the Leadership Team as the communications partner on a variety of strategic initiatives.

For more information about this role and how to apply, download the full job description.

 

Executive Assistant to CEO (Special Projects Coordinator) - National, New Orleans
The Executive Assistant provides administrative, logistical, and management support to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Leading Educators and is essential to the daily operations and planning necessary for the organization to run efficiently.

The Executive Assistant should be organized, collaborative, and goal-focused with a strong attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Critical to this role is the ability to leverage technology and create internal systems to organize numerous projects and responsibilities and ensure deadlines are met. Strong writing and communication skills are also essential. This position is located in New Orleans at the national office.

Download the Full Job Description

 

Greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge

 

Currently, there are no open positions in this region. Please check back monthly, for any change in status.

 

Greater Kansas City

 

Program Director - Kansas City, MO.
The Program Director provides essential leadership in managing the leadership coaches, building strong relationships with school and district partners, and guiding the program development, delivery, and evaluation in the region. In addition to managing leadership coaches, the Program Director also manages the Program Manager and all deliverables. This individual must be results focused and capable of achieving the program goals. They are also responsible for helping refine and learn from the program, not just executing the program but playing an active role in constantly evaluating, adjusting, and improving the program.

For further responsibility details and information about this role, as well as how to apply, download the full job description.

 

Leadership Coach, Full-time - Kansas City, MO.
The Leadership Coach undertakes direct coaching of participants in the Leading Educators Fellowship, relationship development, and continued program development. The role reports to the Regional Program Director and will have the following main responsibilities:

  • Coach fellows to develop leadership competencies, be effective in school roles, and successfully plan, implement and evaluate their Leader Impact Projects
  • Provide regular written progress and assessment reports on fellows, relative to fellow development and student achievement
  • Engage principals/supervisors to best leverage influence and support for fellows to be effective in their schools
  • Analyze roles, specific responsibilities, common issues and challenges of fellows in their schools in order to contribute to more effective work with school leaders and to increase Leading Educators’ organizational knowledge
  • Assist in the development and refinement of Leading Educators’ coaching model and coaching reporting system
  • Nurture relationships with school leaders and teacher-leaders at school sites to share information about the Leading Educators program and recruit for the next cohort of participants
  • Models office and team expectations

For more information about this role and how to apply, download the full job description.

 

Greater Memphis

 

Leadership Coach, Full-time - Memphis, TN.
The Leadership Coach undertakes direct coaching of participants in the Leading Educators Fellowship, relationship development, and continued program development. The role reports to the Regional Program Director and will have the following main responsibilities:

  • Coach fellows to develop leadership competencies, be effective in school roles, and successfully plan, implement and evaluate their Leader Impact Projects
  • Provide regular written progress and assessment reports on fellows, relative to fellow development and student achievement
  • Engage principals/supervisors to best leverage influence and support for fellows to be effective in their schools
  • Analyze roles, specific responsibilities, common issues and challenges of fellows in their schools in order to contribute to more effective work with school leaders and to increase Leading Educators’ organizational knowledge
  • Assist in the development and refinement of Leading Educators’ coaching model and coaching reporting system
  • Nurture relationships with school leaders and teacher-leaders at school sites to share information about the Leading Educators program and recruit for the next cohort of participants
  • Models office and team expectations

For more information about this role and how to apply, download the full job description.

 

Washington, D.C.

 

Leadership Coach, TLI - Washington, D.C.
The Teacher Leadership Innovation (TLI) Leadership Coach provides direct coaching of outstanding teacher leaders in the Teacher Leadership Innovation (TLI) program, a partnership with D.C. Public Schools. In TLI, teacher leaders collaborate with their school leadership to drive school wide change. Leadership coaches play a pivotal role in developing principals and individual teacher leaders, supporting schools in systems for distributing and aligning leadership, and ultimately raising student achievement.

The coach’s work is grounded in a deep commitment to achieving exceptional results for students – and therefore focused on carefully and intentionally coaching teacher leaders’ to improve teacher practices that impact on student learning. To that end, coaches work with teacher leaders to translate goals into measurable outcomes, track progress in teacher practice, and help teacher leaders to correct course.

The coach holds teacher leaders accountable for applying their learning, and challenges underlying assumptions and beliefs. The coach should be the expert in directing the teacher toward high-impact, concrete next steps.

For more information about this role and how to apply, download the full job description.

 

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