Deputy Director, Linked Learning and High School Redesign

Pivot Learning Partners - Oakland, CA - Full time

We are currently hiring a Deputy Director for our Linked Learning and High School Redesign Initiative. S/he must be able to successfully establish and maintain long term relationships with partner districts and schools and will support the sustainability and scalability of Pivot work in this area.

The ideal candidate would be committed to Pivot’s mission, and have strong program development and management skills, including training and management of service delivery. This position should also have experience working in or with schools, districts or charters at a leadership level and should have experience in Linked Learning and/or high school redesign. They would also have solid communication and change management skills and have experience effectively leveraging technology in education settings. And, they would have high capacity to manage projects and deliver our services with clients.

This position will be based out of our Oakland office, with regular travel to our project sites around California.

Position Responsibilities

Responsibilitiesinclude,butare notlimited to:

Leading the development of the programmatic vision and project scope.

Leading the successful execution of the project, including working directly with high schools on issues of redesign and designing career pathways.

Developing cutting-edge tools and other relevant content to build program.

  • Supervising other project staff, including managing the training, learning opportunities, and on-going support of service delivery staff for the short and long term.

Working with other senior leaders to raise the profile of the program. This could include creating communications and/or writing white papers, articles and blogs on relevant topics, or representing Pivot externally at an event, conference or meeting.

Working with relevant staff to assess programmatic impact and make program refinements to ensure the highest quality implementation and positive impact.

Building and maintaining strong relationships with school, district and CMO partners and potential partners.

  • Leading the overall design, launch and execution of the Linked Learning and High School Redesign project.
  • Providing regular progress updates and regularly collaborating with necessary Pivot main office staff to achieve grant deliverables.
  • As relevant, managing all technology and other project-related partnerships.
  • Ensuring that project work is captured in ways to ensure sustainability and scalability. This includes: Leading or contributing to innovative product development processes that embed key components of design thinking and developing tools and other content.
  • Designing, organizing, and facilitating Pivot conferences.


Required Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

-Extensive Linked Learning and high school design experience

-Ability to work with senior district leadership

-School leadership experience

-School district experience

-Strong project management skills, including the ability to set priorities, track multiple timelines and budgets, manage complex projects, work in a fast-paced environment and take on complex problems with a collaborative, creative and strategic approach.

-Ability to develop the highest quality program, content and trainings, including excellent written, verbal and presentation skills, and the ability to translate complex ideas into clear language for a wide range of audiences.

-Superb facilitation skills, including the capacity to facilitate virtual meetings and other virtual supports successfully.

-Strong analytic skills.

-Successful experience managing staff and developing people.

-Experience developing content and facilitating learning experiences for adult learners.

-Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with diverse groups and individuals.

-Demonstrated ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment.

-A commitment to the work of Pivot Learning Partners and a desire to continually broaden and deepen the organization's impact.

-Willing and able to travel regularly to project sites across California.

Desirable Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

-Experience in or knowledge of California and national education policy, public education reform and public sector change

-Experience with designing and/or implementing technology solutions to meet diverse needs, particularly in the field of education

-Research or program evaluation experience and skills

-Master’s degree or higher


Compensation and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience.

Application Instructions

Qualified applicants should email a resume and cover letter to and include position title and applicant name in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage applicants to submit their materials as soon as possible. 

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Experience Level

6 or more years

Pivot Learning Partners

Pivot Learning is a nonprofit organization of K-12 education experts working shoulder-to-shoulder with districts, charter management organizations (CMOs) and schools to address the biggest challenges they face. We partner with education leaders at all levels and provide them with the knowledge, skills and support proven to strengthen educational systems and transform teaching and learning.

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