System Partner, Anti-Racism Service

The Achievement Network - Boston, Massachusetts - Full time

 System Partner, Anti-Racism Service

Travel: 1-2 trips per month contingent upon organizational/state/federal regulationsLocation: Flexible within the United StatesPosition is available: Immediately


Every student deserves opportunities in life, and every educator committed to providing those opportunities deserves support. Those beliefs drive us to work alongside schools to support great teaching so that we can work towards guaranteeing that all students are receiving high quality instruction. We partner with over 900 schools - both district and charter - in underserved communities around the country, thus impacting more than 330,000 students. Third-party evaluations confirm that when schools have the right basic conditions in place and partner with ANet, they achieve 6-8 months of additional learning over a two-year period compared to schools not partnering with ANet.

At ANet we are committed to living out our core values, both across our organization and with our partners. We acknowledge that systemic inequities impact student access to opportunities and that in order to ensure educational equity for all students, we must center on the experiences of those from marginalized communities to guide our work. We work to deepen our understanding of how race, class, power and privilege influence the education system as well as influence our own perspectives. To do so, we provide ongoing learning opportunities through org-wide professional development, affinity groups, working groups, and resource sharing.


We seek to reimagine school as an environment where racial equity/racial healing, combined with instructional equity, will improve student learning, student engagement and student sense of belonging.

We are seeking a dynamic and skilled anti-racist instructional leader System Partner, Anti-Racism to coach a cohort of schools and districts across the country in-person and/or virtually along their anti-racist journey. This is a unique opportunity for an outcomes-driven racial equity educator to support school systems in analyzing data, providing professional development, strategic planning and coaching to support leaders, teachers, parents and students. The System Partner will work alongside other peer coaches and report to the Coaching Impact Lead, Anti-Racism Service.


Partner with and coach school and system leaders towards becoming leaders of anti-racist organizations

  • Plan and execute the anti-racism full model
  • Lead anti-racist audits including: collecting data through an experience-focused approach, conducting focus groups, reviewing documentation, synthesizing headlines, presenting data visually and making recommendations
  • Lead anti-racist group and individual development aligned with strong change management approaches for leaders at all levels of a system, including senior leadership. Topics of trainings include: Resistance to Change, Change Leadership, Implicit Bias and Racism, Sharing Racial Narratives and Storytelling, Anti-racist Problems of Practice
  • Support overall strategic goals for partners towards becoming Anti-racist through facilitating the creation and functioning of a Change Team, bringing an anti-racist perspective to executive and instructional teams, supporting implementation of anti-racist strategies and aligning with other external partners

Contribute to the Anti-Racism Service team and ANet as an organization

  • Support the Anti-Racism Service team professional development and learning through personal expertise and learnings from partners
  • Work collaboratively to enhance and improve practice to our partners through refinement of our service offerings and innovation in areas of need
  • Work collaboratively, as needed, with other ANet teams in service of providing coherent service to partners
  • Apply ANet's anti-racist standards towards anti-racism team culture and operations

Support internal ANet strength and growth

  • Develop tools, Anti-Racism coaching strategies, and innovative ideas for the organization that improve our ability to coach schools and districts
  • Serve in internal ANet leadership roles, which could include recruiting and hiring, network event coordination, sales, professional development planning and facilitation, and strategy development


In order to be successful in this role, candidates must demonstrate the following:

  • You are an anti-racist organizational change practitioner with a track record of power and policy change in K-12 education. You are oriented to and can identify equitable and inequitable instructional and system practices.
  • You have experience coaching teams, leading professional development, and/or managing academic programs at a school/district/CMO-level. You know how to develop and motivate others to drive results, while balancing humility and assertiveness. You thrive off building strong relationships, especially when it comes to building trust and credibility quickly.
  • You are a learner. You don't shy away from new or ambiguous situations, but rather dive right in and seek out opportunities to continuously improve your skills and expand your impact on kids, while learning from those around you.
  • You draw others in. Your ability to read and respond to unspoken and implicit cues, and your engaging presentation skills leave others energized and wanting to know more.
  • You are motivated by working in an environment where we live out our core values daily. You are eager to examine personal archetypes and biases while discussing topics related to race, class, and privilege which relate to ANet's Advance Equity and People Matter values, and our work towards becoming an anti-racist organization.
  • You have a passionate commitment to and a sense of urgency for the support of schools, along with a belief that all students can achieve at high levels.

Ideal candidates may also demonstrate the following preferred qualifications:

  • You bring consulting skills aligned to Peter Block's Consulting Model or similar models
  • You have experience coaching school systems in centralized functions and policies through the lens of anti-racism.


Individuals who join ANet have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, values driven, and team-oriented organization that is committed to having impact in schools by investing in each other and learning together. We were named as The NonProfit Times Best Nonprofits to Work For and work tirelessly to foster a working environment where the unique perspectives, backgrounds, and identities of our staff members are valued.

We offer comprehensive benefits in order to best support our people. Benefits we offer include: medical, dental and vision insurance where ANet pays 80% of the cost of these benefits for employees and their families/domestic partner; generous paid time-off including 10 paid holidays and paid days off between the Christmas and New Year's holidays; paid parental leave; educational expenses reimbursements; flexible spending accounts; professional development; a 401(k) plan with a 4% match; short and long-term disability coverage; and basic life and personal accident insurance. We also offer an inclusive environment where we welcome you to bring your whole self to work every day.

The salary range for this position is $97,200-$145,800. New staff members typically start between the range minimum and midpoint based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity. In order to uphold our commitment to equity, ANet does not negotiate pay.


We are now accepting applications for this position, which will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit your application online.

ANet has implemented a Mandatory Vaccination Policy, which requires all staff to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or obtain an approval for exemption due to medical or religious reasons prior to commencement of employment unless applicable state or local law provides otherwise.

ANet is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identities to apply to our positions.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

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Customer Implementation / Customer Success

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Senior Level

The Achievement Network

ANet is a nonprofit dedicated to the idea that every child deserves an excellent education and the opportunities it provides.
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