Temporary District and CMO Academic Strategy Coach

The Achievement Network - Multiple Locations - Full time

Temporary District & CMO Academic Strategy CoachLocation: Atlanta, GA; New Orleans, LA; New York City, NY; Washington, DCTravel: Occasional travel may be required, depending on school need; will not exceed 4 trips/yearPosition is available: Immediately

WHO WE AREEvery 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 (https://www.achievementnetwork.org/who-we-are-1), 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.THE OPPORTUNITYWe are seeking part-time District & CMO Academic Strategy Coaches to partner with district and/or CMO leaders to successfully implement their instructional priorities. In this role, you will focus on executing both short- and long-term system-level engagements that build the capacity of system leaders. Your work may vary depending on the partners you serve. Primarily, you may find yourself directly coaching district and/or CMO leaders, designing and leading system-wide professional learning and/or meeting with teams of system level leaders to support implementation of key academic initiatives that strengthen instructional practices. You will cultivate relationships within each system to support strengthened coherence and alignment between systems and schools. The part-time District & CMO Academic Strategy Coach will report to the Coaching Impact Lead.WHAT YOU'LL DOProvide excellent system level coaching support to partners

  • Serve as a credible partner in conversations with district and school leadership teams to determine what leaders can do to accelerate impact in schools
  • Support leaders' planning and communication of key strategies and initiatives to strengthen instruction system-wide
  • Support implementation and progress tracking of standards-based, high-quality instructional materials and provide thought-partnership to address implementation challenges such that systems are able to achieve their instructional vision
  • Design and deliver professional learning on-site or virtually to system leaders and system teams that builds their capacity and drives towards targeted outcomes
  • Utilize guidance from leading education entities to support strong academic planning
  • Collaborate internally to ensure alignment, strong service, and responsive problem solving

Work alongside Partnership Success team to ensure strong client engagement

  • Optimize internal cross-functional collaboration by engaging in cross-team huddles to ensure alignment of services for partners.
  • Conduct system reviews that lead to defined scopes of work (e.g. program and pricing) for all partners and directly engage key external decision makers (e.g. Chief Academic Officers, Superintendents, Principal Managers)
  • Support the overall scope of system level engagements, including executing on given timelines and deliverables.
  • Ensure strong and engaged relationships with partners (i.e. high net promoter and renewal rates) by setting vision and executing on any next steps articulated in the client engagement strategy

WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU BRINGIn order to be successful in this role, candidates must demonstrate the following:

  • You have successfully led, designed and/or played an instrumental role in large-scale strategy implementation that was executed through layers.
  • You have a deep understanding of effective change management principles and experience coaching school and/or system leaders through change management challenges.
  • You are skilled in leveraging your strategic thinking skills to identify opportunities and challenges, articulate root causes, and assess the needs of stakeholders in order to develop an overall vision of success and to make recommendations that will accelerate change.
  • You are a compelling presenter and facilitator who can explain complex problems and solutions in clear, concise and engaging ways to adult learners.
  • 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 establishing trust and credibility quickly. You set long-term goals for change and execute towards them.
  • 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. You use professional learning opportunities, feedback, and collaboration to extend your skills and impact on students. You remain resilient in the face of challenges or setbacks.
  • You have a passionate commitment to and a sense of urgency about equitable instruction in schools, along with a belief that all students can achieve at high levels; you believe in the power of formative assessment, coaching, and professional development as critical levers in school improvement.
  • 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 are excited to lead partnerships with the systems within your portfolio and are therefore willing to travel for in-person engagements, as needed.

Ideal candidates may also demonstrate the following preferred qualifications:

  • You have experience working at a system level within a school district or CMO and a track record of success.
  • You have experience in implementation of high quality instructional materials.

WHAT WE OFFERIndividuals 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.

The pay for this position is $73.02 per hour. In order to uphold our commitment to equity, ANet does not negotiate pay.

HOW TO APPLYWe 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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New Orleans, Louisiana
Atlanta, Georgia
New Orleans, Louisiana


Customer Implementation / Customer Success

Experience Level

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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