School Design Lab Program Director

Educate78 - Oakland, CA - Full time

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Position: School Design Lab Program Director

Reports to: Director of Transformational Schools

Start date:August 1, 2017 (earlier if possible) Location:Oakland, CA

Application Deadline:June 23, 2017 (or until filled)

The Organization: Educate78 is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2015 to ensure that every child in Oakland’s 78 square miles, regardless of income, race, neighborhood, or background, receives a world class public education. Although Oakland’s public school system has improved over the past twenty years, too many of our students are still poorly served: fewer than 20% of our city’s most vulnerable learners attend schools that are rated high quality on the state’s dashboard.

Educate78 believes that Oakland has the potential to become a national model of a vibrant, modern, and high performing public school system, if organizations and leaders across the city collaborate to find creative solutions to the historically intractable challenges facing Oakland students and schools. Through strategic initiatives, grant-making and coalition work, Educate78 helps develop excellent schools, cultivates education leaders, and engages families to advocate for policies that increase equity and school quality.

Our School Design Lab (SDL) provides funding, coaching, tools, and a professional learning community for school teams who are starting new schools, expanding or replicating a successful model, and redesigning existing schools for more impact. We are seeking two experienced leaders to manage School Design Lab programs that will increase the number of excellent schools in Oakland.

The Role:

A Program Director in the School Design Lab develops, organizes and leads activities that develop exceptional leaders who create transformational schools, ultimately improving outcomes for Oakland students.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Recruit, vet, select, and on-board new School Design Lab participants
  • Design and facilitate training sessions for SDL participants to ensure teams are on track to launch a high quality school
  • Provide feedback and customized coaching for design teams on both design process and end products through school authorization and launch
  • Maintain knowledge management system(s) with materials and tools used to support participants
  • Design and facilitate a “community of practice” including select and manage consultants to design programming, manage event logistics, and adapt programming to meet participants’ needs
  • Build collaborative relationships with other education leaders, including Oakland Unified School District, funders, and school design and innovation support providers
  • Conduct due diligence on prospective SDL participants and grantees, including evaluation of past results, education program design, team capacity, and financial plans; make recommendations to Educate78 Grant Committee and/or Board of Directors.
  • Recommend strategy changes to maximize Educate78’s impact, based on quantitative and qualitative data analysis on school performance
  • Write blogs and make presentations to share Educate78’s work; represent Educate78 in the community

Skills and Qualifications

  • Alignment with Educate78 Core Values and an unwavering commitment to ensuring excellent public schools for all students across Oakland;
  • Track record as a school leader in a high performing public school and/or system leader supporting principals of high performing schools
  • Proven coach and facilitator; demonstrated expertise at supporting adult learning;
  • Experience effectively and collaboratively building strong relationships within diverse communities
  • Strong strategic thinking skills to understand, frame, and address complex problems
  • Humble and responsive to feedback, with capacity to learn quickly and continuously
  • Self-directed, self-starter with a track record of successfully managing multiple priorities and projects
  • Personal presence necessary to effectively interact with senior internal and external stakeholders
  • Proven ability to develop and present professional materials (e.g. spreadsheets, written memoranda, presentations)with meticulous attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate complex ideas

Education and Experience

  • 10+ years of professional experience in education or related fields
  • Graduate degree or equivalent experience
  • Prior experience founding, and/or leading schools, districts or charter organizations

Salary and benefits

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, and robust benefits package.

We are Deeply Committed to Equity & Diversity: Educate78 seeks to build a team that is reflective of Oakland’s student body.Individuals who attended Oakland public schools are strongly encouraged to apply. Educate78 is an equal opportunity employer. Educate78 does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, and breastfeeding and related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, mental or physical disability, veteran or military status, marital status, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws. It also prohibits discrimination based on a perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

To Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter to cgramstorff@educate78.org

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Educate78

The OrganizationEducate78 is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2015 to ensure that every child in Oakland’s 78 square miles, regardless of income, race, neighborhood, or background, receives a world class public education. Although Oakland’s public school system has improved over the past twenty years, too many of our students are still poorly served: fewer than 20% of our city’s most vulnerable learners attend schools that are rated high quality on the state’s dashboard.

Educate78 believes that Oakland has the potential to become a national model of a vibrant, modern, and high performing public school system, if organizations and leaders across the city collaborate to find creative solutions to the historically intractable challenges facing Oakland students and schools. Through strategic initiatives, grant-making and coalition work, Educate78 helps develop excellent schools, cultivates education leaders, and engages families to advocate for policies that increase equity and school quality.

Our School Design Lab (SDL) provides funding, coaching, tools, and a professional learning community for school teams who are starting new schools, expanding or replicating a successful model, and redesigning existing schools for more impact. We are seeking two experienced leaders to manage School Design Lab programs that will increase the number of excellent schools in Oakland.

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