Partnership Director

Program · Remote, or Seattle , Washington
Department Program
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $75,000 - $90,000

Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) is seeking a Partnership Director who is socially responsible, in tune with race and diversity in education, and is drawn towards equity. We are a national not-for- profit organization with a passion for ensuring low-income students and students of color have opportunities to succeed at the highest levels. EOS seeks to hire candidates who have the skills to succeed on a rapidly growing, continuously improving, high-impact, mission-driven team.

 

The Partnership Directors at EOS are part of a team of experienced change agents who are high-performing, equity-minded leaders who we have trained to expand access to Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Cambridge (AP/IB/AICE) courses for low-income and students of color who are traditionally under-served and under-represented in these courses.

 

Description:

The Partnership Director may answer questions, offer advice and guidance, train clients on the use of our tools, tactfully facilitate discussions that can be uncomfortable, and lead partners down a sometimes indirect path through implementation of the EOS Action for Equity model. As a Partnership Director, a typical day might include the following:

 

  • Talking to a School Site or District Administrative team through key findings from reports that our Program team produces for us.
  • Using your commitment to educational equity, our communications materials, and school contextual data to train school counselors on student recruitment.
  • Crafting and sending an Associate Superintendent a progress report for a school board meeting.
  • Participating in a Professional Learning Community (PLC) with fellow Partnership Directors to create an agenda for a challenging school visit.

 

Responsibilities:

In general, this role will:

 

  • Be a primary contact on managing delivery of Action for Equity model to client/partner school districts.
  • Support and coach clients on identifying and adding more low-income and students of color to their AP/IB/AICE program through use of our tools, thought partnership and model coupled with your ability to speak from experience and personal expertise in the work.
  • Teach clients about racial equity and importance of expanding access to low-income and students of color who are fully capable of success through use of both our tools, but also your extensive experience helping others to understand the case for racial equity in education.
  • Project manage completion of key Action for Equity milestones throughout the four phases of our model.
  • Occasionally conduct professional development opportunities for stakeholders (school boards, teachers, parents, counselors).
  • In step with EOS' mission, retain focus on expanding understanding of systemic and individual racial equity obstacles and successes regarding access to high rigor classes in high schools across the country.
  • Collaboratively work to support and enhance the intersections between the Partnership Department and other EOS departments.


Requirements/Skills:

  • Master’s or advanced degree in education or related subject; we will consider strong lived and work experience in the communities we seek to serve in lieu of an advanced degree.
  • Once permitted by public health and safety conditions, this job requires up to 50% travel, to school partners throughout the U.S.
  • Strong familiarity with a high school education environment.
  • Understanding of and ability to connect to high school administrators with credibility.
  • Previous experience with EOS model implementation preferred.
  • Ability to understand and explain data in a variety of different ways.
  • Recognize the difference between equity and equality.
  • Skilled at communicating in difficult situations.
  • Flexible in routine and can be agile in decision making.
  • Project confidence with clients.
  • Microsoft Office - proficient level.
  • A valid driver's license is required.

 

If you have some but not of all the qualifications and are interested in the position, we very much encourage you to apply.

 

This job might be for you if:

You are committed to equity. You steadfastly believe that all students – particularly black, brown and low-income students – should have access and succeed in the most academically rigorous high school programs. You understand that working for equity is a continual journey and you are motivated by a passion for that journey.

You enjoy solving problems. You recognize that changing minds about who deserves access to advanced high school classes can be difficult and challenging. You will use your judgement and collaboration skills to fit our solutions to the same problem that shows up in very different contexts and situations across the set of schools and districts you will serve.

You like helping people. While you could just do the work for your clients, you are particularly excited when you can help them “get it” so that they use their own capacity to do the work.

You think on your feet. You are intuitive about your clients’ needs and can exercise good judgement to ensure your clients’ needs are understood and are met quickly and accurately.

You communicate clearly. You express yourself well in writing and verbally and can convince a wide variety of audiences –some who will agree with your point and others who will not – to do this important work.

You are motivated and driven. You fully embrace your ownership stake in making us better at what we do and recognize the incredible learning opportunity that this role provides.

 

Application Process:

To join our team, you need to be a credible problem-solver with a track record of leading others to measurable outcomes. You must be able to confidently work remotely from your home office, enjoy travel to school partners (once it is again permitted by public health and safety conditions), and be equally comfortable working as part of a multi-layered team as you are working alone out in the field with a client. Others need to enjoy your presence given the serious and sometimes stressful nature of the work we do.

 

We are especially interested in applications from candidates who have personally experienced the discriminatory education practices we are seeking to rectify. This includes people of color and those who qualified (or have children who qualify) for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program.

 

Interested applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter highlighting relevant skills, and how EOS’ work, social justice, and racial equity connects with their professional goals.

 

About Equal Opportunity Schools:

Equal Opportunity Schools partners with school, district, county, state, and national leaders to identify students to close race and income enrollment gaps, in AP /IB/AICE programs, while maintaining or increasing the success of these programs. Likewise, EOS ensures students of all backgrounds have equal access to America’s most academically intense high school programs—and particularly that low-income and students of color have opportunities to succeed at the highest levels. To learn more about our product offering, Action For Equity, please visit our website: https://eoschools.org/approach/action-for-equity/.

 

Equal Opportunity Schools is an Equal Opportunity Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veteran and Affirmative Action Employer. Equal Opportunity Schools considers for employment and hires qualified candidates without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law. Equal Opportunity Schools provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures and/or process.





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  • Location
    Remote, or Seattle , Washington
  • Department
    Program
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
  • Compensation
    $75,000 - $90,000