Project Associate, Networks Lead

InnovateEDU - Remote - Full time

Project Associate, Networks Lead

Job type: Full Time

Location: Remote

About InnovateEDU

InnovateEDU is a non-profit whose mission is to eliminate the achievement gap by accelerating innovation in Common Core-aligned, next generation learning models and tools that serve, inform, and enhance teaching and learning. InnovateEDU is committed to massively disrupting K-12 public education by focusing on the development of scalable tools and practices that leverage innovation, technology, and new human capital systems to improve education for all students and close the achievement gap.

About the Project

As districts, educators, students, and families continue to adjust to a variety of learning environments, the needs of students with disabilities are too often put on the backburner—instead, they must be considered from the beginning. Family communication, online instruction, needs assessment, and data tracking and analytics are each stronger and more effective when they are designed to meet the needs of all learners.

The Educating All Learners Alliance (EALA) is an uncommon coalition of 100+ organizationscommitted to resource sharing and community-building that supports the efforts of the education community to meet the needs of all students, especially students with disabilities. The Alliance represents voices from a diverse range of communities, including disability advocacy, parent, special education, civil rights, and K-12 nonprofit education organizations. EALA leads the development of a Resource Library, Tech Tool Library, webinars and podcasts, and community-based initiatives, showing a pathway to possible in the challenges and opportunities surrounding students with disabilities in K12 education.

Position:

InnovateEDU is currently seeking a full-time project associate to serve as a networking lead for the Educating All Learners Alliance. The network will uphold and grow the alliance’s network of networks strategy both digitally and, when possible, in person at education conferences and/or schools of practice. The project associate network lead will stay up to date to serve as an inside ear to sector highlights, opportunities, and potential partnerships to support the trajectory of the alliance. In collaboration with the project team, the project associate, networks lead will support larger initiative strategy and implementation, including resources or event-based strategies.

This is a full-time position with the ability to work remotely. Since March 2020, the entire InnovateEDU staff has worked virtually, and team members are expected to be available during typical office hours in Eastern Standard Time, with some flexibility available. The position may require 20% travel to support sites nationwide.

Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate partnerships and develop relationship networks across the fields of disability advocacy, special education, civil rights, and K-12 nonprofits
  • Facilitate logistics and stand as a main point of contact for members of community-based initiatives such as EALA Community of Practice Groups and EALA School Study Tours.
  • Convene partners in virtual connective spaces such as resource working groups capacity-driven events
  • Represent the alliance at sector conferences, including lead person in booth, sessions, and networking events
  • Advocate for process change or improvement based on learning experiences and/or data-driven reflection of tasks
  • In collaboration with the project team, support the long-term Initiative building goals of the alliance
  • In collaboration with the project team, use sector knowledge to generate ideas and activate key players to collaborate in conference proposals/sessions
  • Use process systems such as Pardot or Salesforce to document and scale network growth

Who You Are

You are a mission-driven individual and believe in working to close the educational opportunity gap. You are an optimistic problem-solver and believe that together we can create real solutions that help the entire sector move forward. You are keen to understand different moving pieces of a complex project and willing to use your skills to organize the work for seamless implementation. You are excited to join a growing team working on early-stage products and processes that have long-term impacts on the sector. You like a fast pace, managing many workstreams, and are highly responsive.

You are open to feedback, bring your best every day, and are ready to grow in all areas of your work. You want to join a team of folks who share your vision for mission-driven work at the intersection of education, policy, and civil rights. Finally, you know that sharing often is key to this work and are ready to document everything that you do so that schools everywhere, and the sector as a whole, can benefit.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience or interest in K-12 education, especially with an understanding of special education, or inclusive design best practices preferred
  • Experience in designing and carrying out logistics for events (e.g., workshops or symposia) for educator audiences (task analysis, materials, organizing calendars)
  • Ability to collaborate with staff and external stakeholders while accommodating multiple project demands and organizational priorities
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to foster collaborative and productive relationships among staff and external organizations and funders
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly with a variety of audiences
  • Experience with business tools such as Salesforce and Google Sheets, or a willingness to learn quickly and effectively
  • Commitment to InnovateEDU’s mission and vision
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion principles, and values including the commitment to nurturing a diverse and inclusive environment

Compensation

Consistent with our diversity, equity, and inclusion statement we strive to address systemic gaps in pay often present in our larger society as a result of gender, identity, or sexual orientation. All candidates are pay scaled by an independent third-party service which calculates the market rate for the applicant based on skills and qualifications, job duties, market conditions within the location of applicant, education and experience. This position’s compensation range begins at $52,000-63,000.

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