Program Director

Ed Partners - San Francisco, CA - Full time

California Education Partners is seeking an inspiring leader, strategic thinker and strong relationship builder to lead its program team and coordinate efforts with district partners. As it is poised to triple its impact over the next five years, Ed Partners needs someone who can both oversee its daily program operations and report up to the Senior Partner in charge of these efforts to ensure alignment of team activities to broader organizational vision and goals. This is an exciting opportunity to build, coach and manage a strong team of program leads to facilitate collaborative opportunities for up to 100 districts throughout the state, affecting the lives of hundreds of thousands of students in the process.The Program Director will be committed to Ed Partners’ organizational values, including the idea that traditional school districts can be important change agents, that the people within them are the experts on how to improve achievement for their students and that district leaders working collectively can learn from one another and solve problems in creative and impactful ways. S/he will have worked as a classroom educator and/or leader within an education-facing nonprofit or school organization. S/he will be a seasoned professional with experience leading teams, developing their people and managing up to senior executives. Expertise in group facilitation, overseeing the roll-out of large-scale initiatives and project management are strongly preferred.


The Program Director’s key responsibilities include:

• Leading a team of committed educators and program staff, supporting their professional growth and their success in matching their activities to the organization’s short- and long-term goals.

Reporting to and working closely with the Senior Partner in charge of programs to ensure team alignment to the overall Ed Partners vision and strategy for impact.

Serving as a partnership builder and representative for the organization to district leaders, strategic partners and other key stakeholders in Ed Partners’ success.


In order to fulfill these responsibilities, the ideal Program Director will be: 

• An accomplished, seasoned leader (preferably in a traditional school district), with a minimum of 10 years demonstrated success as a school-based administrator, nonprofit executive and/or senior manager in a variety of settings. 

• Inspiring in their management style; one who sees the possibility in all adults and is willing to devote time to coach and develop them while holding them accountable to measurable results.

• Experienced in overseeing a multi-faceted program, knowledgeable about best practices related to programmatic expansion and possessing a mindset centered around innovation and creative problem solving.

• Culturally competent and a self-reflective leader who understands the effects of race, class, ethnicity, income, and other issues of difference in our society and has personally worked in similar communities to those Ed Partners’ districts serve. 

• Skilled in strategic planning, project management, and organization; able to focus on big picture priorities while not losing sight of the details. 

• Dynamic and versatile, able to engage a variety of individuals and speak in a clear, compelling, and authentic manner about the organization’s vision and priorities.


Please submit a resume and cover letter below addressed to Natasha Hoehn, Senior Partner. For additional questions about this position or to speak with someone about your interest, please contact Christina Legg Greenberg at or at 510.575.9635.

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Experience Level

11 or more years

Ed Partners

California Education Partners (Ed Partners) is a nonprofit organization based in SanFrancisco that supports leaders from different counties, districts and educational organizations involved in California’s district school systems to learn from one another and address their common challenges in new and powerful ways. Ed Partners brings together leaders to innovate, improve and build internal capacity as learning organizations so they can serve all students well today and into the future. Ed Partners’role is to facilitate and empower educators to work together and learn from each other.From its beginnings supporting a handful of districts six years ago, Ed Partners this year launched an interconnected collaboration, called CALLI, which supports a total of 30districts and over 200,000 students. By 2020, the organization’s strategic plan calls for it to engage with 35% of all districts in California. To learn more about California EducationPartners, please visit

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