The Partnership Directors at Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) are a team of experienced change agents who are high performing, equity-minded leaders who we have trained to expand access to Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate (AP/IB) courses for students of color and low-income students who are traditionally underserved and underrepresented in these courses.
EOS seeks to hire candidates who have the skills to succeed in a rapidly growing, continuously improving, high-impact, mission-driven organization and are driven to apply their skills to support opportunities for historically underrepresented students of color and low-income students in public high schools across the country.
The Partnership Director for the Bay Area Educational Equity Initiative 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 with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics participation.
As a Partnership Director, a typical day might include the following:
In general, this role will:
This job might be for you if:
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.
- Incredible Job-Alike Teammates. There are 20+ diverse, fun, and exceptional PDs on a staff of over 60.
- An Answer. Or Two. We have a proven Action for Equity model and tools of engagement that we’ll train you to deploy.
- Mission-driven Passion. We believe in students, their teachers and their schools. We care deeply.
- Competitive Benefits. Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life, Retirement (403(b)), Five Weeks PTO, phone, professional development funds
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 in California, and enjoy travel to school partners and convenings (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’s work, social justice, and racial equity connects with their professional goals
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.
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 and IB 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 students and students of color have opportunities to succeed at the highest levels. Watch: What we do – Watch: Superintendents’ Experience with EOS.
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