Partner, West

TNTP - Remote - Full time

TNTP seeks a full-time Partner, West to join the Consulting Division. It is required that this role be based from a home office anywhere in the following states in the Western Region: California, Nevada, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, or Hawaii. Frequent travel of about 40% is required.

Who We Are

TNTP is a national nonprofit founded by teachers that believes our nation’s public schools can offer all children an excellent education. Today we’re a diverse team from a wide range of fields, united by a fierce commitment to helping school systems end educational inequality and achieve their goals for students. We work at every level of the public education system to attract and train talented teachers and school leaders, ensure rigorous and engaging classrooms, and create environments that prioritize great teaching and accelerate student learning.

Staff on TNTP's Consulting team work alongside teachers, school leaders, districts and states to help them achieve their goals for students. We work to help educators, schools, and school systems expand access to opportunity for students. Partners on the Consulting team focus on supporting systems to provide equitable, high-quality opportunities to students by growing our talent and academics consulting work.

What You’ll Do

The Partner is a critical leader at TNTP - driving the development of services, managing a portfolio of client engagements or contracts within our Consulting team, and serving as a face of the organization to our district partners and external stakeholders. The Partner will advance innovative and nuanced solutions to TNTP’s clients’ biggest challenges and ensure engagements meet client needs and achieve ambitious goals.

Here are some examples of what a Partner might do:  

  • Lead complex organizational change efforts with clients and within TNTP, including the ability to develop a clear vision and purposeful strategy to achieve ambitious goals
  • Successfully navigate and manage complex and nuanced relationships, including the ability to motivate and influence the decisions of TNTP’s most senior-level clients
  • Critically assess challenges and identify innovative, effective solutions in ambiguous situations
  • Bring excellent management skills, including experience effectively managing diverse teams, building inclusive team culture and developing talent to achieve ambitious goals
  • Have excellent project management skills and an ability to work efficiently and prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Bring experience developing and managing budgets, including financial forecasting and maximizing revenue

What You Bring

We are looking for amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to change children’s lives through education. You’ll be right at home here if you learn from failure and overcome adversity, cultivate strong relationships, understand the power of diversity to drive innovation and quality, aspire to lead through inclusion, and push yourself, your work and the people around you to the next level.  

We expect this Partner to:  

  • Leverage senior leadership experience. You draw from previous experience leading complex organizational change efforts, including the ability to develop a clear vision and purposeful strategy to achieve ambitious goal. 
  • Bring a distinguished track record of leadership in one or more of the following areas: Teacher and Leader Development, Academic Support and Curriculum, or Early Literacy. The breadth of experience you bring means you feel comfortable talking teacher and leader development and academic strategy and learning objectives with leadership levels at urban school districts, CMOs, and across a variety of partners.
  • Translate strategy into effective partnerships. You provide leadership, strategic direction, decision making, and client and team management necessary to ensure the success of TNTP’s work with a portfolio of district and charter partners utilizing long-term planning and quality controls to ensure contract goals are met and ongoing work is stable and sustainable. 
  • Authentically collaborate with a variety of stakeholders. You build and manage high-level client relationships to ensure client investment in our ongoing partnerships. 
  • Lead and support business development. You understand and consider external conditions that affect the organization’s work, actively advocate for change, and successfully lead sales efforts with new and existing partners that align to strategic priorities, ensuring we meet budget and revenue targets. You have a strong external network and can build relationships and identify options for new sources of funding for TNTP at the local and national level.  
  • Hire, develop, manage and retain talent. One of your greatest responsibilities and privileges will be to hire and ensure staff working on projects in your portfolio have an inclusive and supportive work environment that reflects TNTP’s unique culture and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Model cross-cultural agility.  Authentic self-reflection, self- awareness, and high emotional intelligence are central to who you are, and you utilize these skills to shape a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, that influences how you think about your work.  You have an adept cultural understanding of yourself and use your understanding of yourself and others to build trusting relationships with direct reports, colleagues and clients.  
  • Lead with an asset-based and equity-centered approach. You have a strong understanding and prior experience with equity-based, asset-oriented and culturally responsive practices, and use them as foundational lenses of your leadership.

Qualifications

  • Senior level experience working in or with leadership in school districts or CMOs and leading complex organizational change efforts, including the ability to develop a clear vision and purposeful strategy to achieve ambitious goals(required)
  • Experience leading programs or strategy at senior-levels for teacher and leader development, academics and curriculum, or early-literacy (required)
  • Familiarity with Common Core (or college ready) State Standards, and instructional data and assessments
  • Demonstrated success navigating and managing complex and nuanced relationships, including the ability to motivate and influence the decisions of TNTP’s most senior-level clients
  • The ability to critically assess challenges and identify innovative, effective solutions in ambiguous situation
  • Excellent management skills, including experience effectively managing staff and developing talent
  • Excellent project management skills and an ability to work efficiently and prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment

What We Offer

TNTP offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position with the potential for an annual performance-based bonus. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, commuter benefits, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan with employer matching. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day. TNTP may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable. 

To Apply

Please submit your resume and tailored cover letter online.

It’s in your best interest to apply as soon as possible. We recommend including a cover letter in your application addressing why you are interested in TNTP and how your experience has prepared you for this position. 

Position Type: Regular

TNTP is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. TNTP does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, arrest record, conviction record, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of TNTP, including recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, and administering all personnel actions, such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs or terminations. 

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