Director of Education

Alliance for Decision Education - Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania - Full time

JOB OVERVIEW

The Director of Education will oversee the scaling of Decision Education, transforming it into a thriving national movement within K-12 education. This individual will launch our first-ever effort to build comprehensive, online, Decision Education curricular products. They will cultivate a national network of K-12 educators, leaders, and field builders to support the expansion of our Decision Education standards, curriculum products, professional training, resources and initiatives for schools, teachers, and students.

The Director of Education should be visionary and flexible in their thinking, enjoy collaboration both across departments and with external stakeholders, and be comfortable in a start-up environment. This individual should be passionate about equipping students with skills and competencies to thrive as learners and decision-makers, and should possess a deep respect for and understanding of the needs of K-12 educators and students.

The Director of Education will report to the Interim Executive Director and will serve as head of the Education department. We expect this individual to adhere to the Alliance’s hybrid work schedule, working Tuesdays and Thursdays from our office in Bala Cynwyd, PA.

*The position is based in the United States.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead, manage, and mentor the Education department, which is made up of individuals that specialize in curriculum, professional development, teaching, and other focus areas within education; hire and train additional staff as necessary
  • Oversee the execution of the Education department’s strategic plan, including the collection of KPIs to measure the progress of strategic goals and initiatives
  • Manage the departmental budget, ensuring that resources are allocated efficiently
  • Oversee the development of our online offering of Decision Education curricula
  • Oversee the nationwide adoption of our Decision Education K-12 Learning Standards
  • Oversee the development and implementation of prototype programs and proof points that will help Decision Education scale across the nation; this includes our current offerings: Teacher Fellowship, Incubator, and Student Forecasting Tournament
  • Oversee relationships with stakeholders; this includes departments of education, school districts, independent schools, colleges, and professional education organizations
  • Oversee training events, workshops, and conference participation
  • Oversee collaboration across all departments for a variety of initiatives that include, but are not limited to, awareness raising, funding, community engagement, and research
  • These responsibilities may change or expand over time consistent with the organization’s needs and initiatives.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience
    • 10+ years of experience in leadership within an K-12 EdTech company, education nonprofit, curriculum provider, or similar entity
    • Significant experience building, launching, and scaling innovative K-12 education products, programs, or initiatives
    • Significant experience with digital curriculum product design
    • Experience in K-12, either in the classroom or at the district level
    • Experience managing a team or department
    • Experience with education grants preferred, but not required
    • Experience in decision science, behavioral science, social psychology, or related field preferred, but not required
  • Skills, Characteristics, and Attributes
    • Substantial communication and interpersonal skills
    • Problem-solving and analytical skills
    • Leadership skills
    • Respectful, collaborative, and collegial
    • Intellectually humble, open-minded, innovative, strategic, and adaptable
    • Growth-minded and intellectually curious
    • Diligent, professional, productive, reliable, organized, and efficient
    • Takes initiative and is committed to individual and organizational success
    • Passionate about the work and dedicated to the organization’s goals

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Role

Curriculum Design

Experience Level

Senior Level

Alliance for Decision Education

The Alliance for Decision Education is a nonprofit organization that is driving a revolutionary shift in the way we think about education. Our mission is to improve lives by empowering students with essential skills and dispositions for making better decisions.
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