Chief of Staff and Director of Growth

TEACH.org - Multiple Locations - Full time

The Opportunity

Bring your talents to TEACH.org and help revolutionize the teaching profession. In this role, you will have a chance to develop and execute strategies to address the single most important education reform challenge: ensuring that all children have access to a talented teacher.

On a day-to-day basis, you will work directly with the Executive Director on his portfolio of responsibilities, which includes developing an earned revenue model for TEACH and ensuring that TEACH has the financial resources, strategic partnerships, and Board of Directors necessary to achieve its mission. Other duties may include projects related to management of our national PSA advertising campaign, TEACH’s leadership team, all staff meetings, or the organization’s operations or finances.

Since the role is like a “right hand” to the Executive Director with an emphasis on revenue development - both philanthropic and earned revenue - it has the dual title “Chief of Staff / Director of Growth.” You will exercise and develop crucial leadership skills, required to make social change happen.

TEACH’s budget is over $3 million per year and growing. We currently receive funding from a mix of national and regional funders. You will work with the Executive Director to manage these relationships and seek new ones. In the next year, you will have the opportunity to develop a new earned revenue model and business plan for TEACH and work to transition TEACH to 100% earned revenue within 6 years.

TEACH has strategic partnerships with the College Football Playoff Foundation, the Council of Chief State School Officers, the American Physical Society, the American Chemical Society, and the Math Association of America. You will help manage these partnerships and any new strategic partnerships we develop. TEACH’s Board of Directors is comprised of executives from Microsoft, the U.S. Department of Education, Teach for America, and a multicultural advertising agency. You will assist in preparing for Board meetings, in developing Board procedures, and in searching for new Board members.

You also will benefit from TEACH.org’s unique in-office and work-from-home model, where you’ll have the flexibility of working from home ~60% of the time, while still getting the benefit of direct in-person interactions during our “in-office” days. To succeed in this early-stage, flexible, and rapidly-evolving environment, you must also be self-motivated, possess a strong work ethic and excellent communication skills, and be comfortable with unanswered questions. Ultimately, your ability to problem-solve, lead, follow, be resourceful, and quickly learn will help you achieve strong results.

We also know submitting online applications can be impersonal, so feel free to contact us directly and learn more: careers (@) teach.org. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Background

About TEACH.org

TEACH.org is the nation’s only nonprofit with a mission to rebrand the teaching profession as a top career choice and recruit the next generation of talented, diverse educators. TEACH.org began as an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education to address a national teacher shortage and became an independent 501(c)(3) in 2015.

TEACH.org receives tens of millions of dollars each year in donated ad placements, reaching millions around the country with an ad campaign that rebrands teaching. This ad campaign drives visitors to an online one-stop-shop, which is focused on a central challenge: how to inspire people to commit to teaching and support their steps to enter the profession, so we can increase the share of that population that ultimately becomes a teacher.

To harness the impact of its ad campaign and online platform, TEACH.org executes state- or metro area recruitment initiatives, in partnership with stakeholders, such as school districts and teacher preparation programs.

If you reside in California and want to view our home page, type “teach.org/home” (do not type “teach.org”).

About TEACH.org’s Regional Initiatives

The purpose of our regional initiatives (e.g., Teach DFW, TEACH Kansas City, TEACH Houston, TEACH Connecticut) is to raise the profile of teaching in these metro areas and attract more talent into the profession. This is accomplished through a regional ad campaign, a direct outreach campaign on college and high school campuses, digital media, online experiences, a Talk-to-a-Teacher program, and events and programming that expose prospects to teaching. These resources aim to inspire prospective teachers to join the profession, dispel misperceptions, and support the steps they need to take to enter the profession (i.e., get training, finance the training program, earn a professional credential, find a job). To see what a regional website looks like, we encourage you to visit www.teachdfw.org.

While each regional initiative varies based on local context and the capacity of our local partners, TEACH.org typically directly oversees the PSA campaign and digital recruiting platform, while the regional harbormaster is the primary convener of the local stakeholder group, meaning the school districts, teacher preparation programs, and other key stakeholders in the region.

Responsibilities & Requirements

Responsibilities

Working collaboratively with the Executive Director, your responsibilities will dovetail with the responsibilities of the Executive Director, including the following:

  • Develop and execute all aspects of TEACH’s philanthropic and earned revenue strategy including:
    • Vet and develop new earned revenue strategy and business model to transition TEACH from philanthropy driven to 100% earned revenue within 6 years
    • Research, develop, and implement new fundraising strategies
    • Identify and cultivate new funders
    • Manage existing funders
  • Manage strategic partnerships
  • Develop financial models and projections as needed
  • Improve TEACH’s strategic communications materials, as needed
  • Prepare for Board Meetings and assist Board development processes
  • Other responsibilities may include projects related to management of our national PSA advertising campaign, TEACH’s leadership team, all staff meetings, or the organization’s operations or finances

Requirements

Experiences

  • Successful track record in strategy and/or fundraising
  • Management consulting or teaching experience is a plus, but not required
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred

Skills

  • Stellar strategic thinking
  • Ability to develop a new business model
  • Deft at funder and partnership management
  • Superior writing skills - proposal writing and Powerpoint presentation creation
  • Excellent organization and project management
  • Outstanding meeting planning and facilitation skills
  • Skilled at giving and receiving constructive feedback

Work & Travel Orientation

  • Able to work independently in a remote capacity, while remaining looped in with the team
  • Able to work from office 2-3 days per week; from home rest of week

Apply Now

Please send a resume and cover letter to careers (@) teach.org. We will be reviewing candidates on a rolling basis, so the sooner you apply, the better.

Anti-Discrimination Policy & Commitment to

Diversity

TEACH.org is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor. We encourage talented individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

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Locations

San Francisco, California
Seattle, Washington

Role

Operations

Experience Level

Mid Level

TEACH.org

TEACH.org is the nation’s only nonprofit with a mission to rebrand the teaching profession as a top career choice & recruit the next generation of talented educators. We began as an initiative of the Dept of Edu to address a national teacher shortage & became an independent in 2015.

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