Vice President of Program

Education Board Partners - Washington D.C., District of Columbia or Remote - Full time

Education Board Partners (formerly Charter Board Partners) is the only national nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to strengthening nonprofit boards in education. Our name reflects our core principles:

  • We believe that every child deserves access to a high-quality education.
  • We believe that boards in education are a powerful force, bringing valuable expertise and leadership, operating independent of politics, and making decisions in close proximity to students, staff, and communities to improve schools.
  • We believe that lasting change requires partnering with players at every level of the ecosystem, including boards, school leaders, funders, policymakers, authorizers, and education support organizations.

We work to strengthen boards by:

  1. Recruiting board members for schools that need deeper skills, relevant experience, and more diversity.
  2. Providing tailored support for board members and executive directors to help them govern well.
  3. Advising decision-makers across the ecosystem to incentivize strong boards.

We are especially proud of our leadership to help bring more diversity to boards and education leadership. Diversity, equity, and inclusiveness are top priorities for us in our work as well as with regard to our team. For more information about our work, please visit edboards.org.

Position Overview

In this newly created position, the Vice President of Program will report directly to the CEO and lead our lean program team of four staff members and a handful of program consultants. Specifically, this role will:

  • Support CEO to develop and grow program (10%)
  • Align program goals with revenue goals and monitor progress towards both
  • Build relationships with key external stakeholders to support program development and growth
  • Help determine which geographies EBP should be targeting and maintain and grow partnerships
  • Oversee program execution (50%)
  • Set clear program goals for board recruitment, board coaching and ecosystem leadership advising work, identifying top priorities for program development, design, and delivery and holding the team accountable to measures of quality and impact
  • Allocate program staff, consultants and material resources to develop and deliver high quality program content
  • Lead a high-performing program team, ensuring quality delivery of services, a focus on organizational goals, high staff retention, and a strong team culture
  • Deliver program (40%)
  • Work with clients and partners to recruit and match board members, provide tailored coaching and training to boards, and advise funders, policymakers, authorizers, and other stakeholders around strengthening boards
  • Maintain a strategically defined client portfolio, including especially high profile or complex client engagements
  • Lead the team in developing innovative content and resources to support stronger governance

Here’s how we would describe the ideal person for this role:

  • Passion for governance: You are deeply aligned with EBP’s mission, demonstrated by a belief that strong governance is crucial to achieving excellent educational outcomes for all students and a commitment to educational equity and increasing diverse leadership in education
  • Strong team management: You have experience and greatly enjoy leading, inspiring, and developing a high performing team of experienced professionals
  • Antiracist lens: You are committed to an antiracist approach to the work, your colleagues, our partners and clients, and leaders in the field
  • Exceptional project manager: You are an exceptionally strong project manager, and you are great at executing your own work and holding others accountable to do the same
  • Great relationship builder: You have demonstrated experience building strong, authentic, trusting relationships with a wide variety of individuals
  • Collaborative, self-starting and adaptable: You are a team player, you enjoy working with a high energy, hard working, and slightly irreverent team, and you don’t mind having lots of balls in the air at all times

Additionally, we need someone who has:

  • Led a team to achieve measurable success
  • Been on and/or worked directly with multiple nonprofit boards
  • A high level of comfort with all elements of the professional service business process (business development and/or fundraising, project scoping, project management, budget allocation, service delivery and client management)
  • Experience measuring client satisfaction, effectiveness of trainings and coaching, progress to goals and outcomes
  • A deep understanding of the national education reform landscape
  • The ability to work independently and flexibly (we are 90% virtual, 10% in person) and travel regularly to client locations (approximately 20-30% of the job)

Anyone joining the EBP team must demonstrate alignment with our Core Values: Achieve Impact, Create Community, Deepen Expertise, Be Courageous, and Embrace Humanity (please visit edboards.org for additional detail).

To Apply

Does this sound like you? Please send your resume and a tailored cover letter, which states how you learned about the position, to info@charterboards.org.

Benefits

We offer a competitive benefits package and salary commensurate with experience. We aim to be a great place for people to work and have a generous total benefit package for our team (e.g., half day Fridays in the summer, we close the week between Christmas and New Years, a generous 401k match, child care subsidy for travel, etc.).

We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. EBP values diversity and inclusion, both in our workplace and on the boards with which we work, and we are actively seeking talented team members who come from diverse backgrounds and bring different experiences and perspectives.

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