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Job Req ID:  18722

School Redesign Director


General Summary/Purpose:

The Senior Redesign Director will be responsible for a variety of high-level organizational and strategic planning efforts connected to the Everyone Graduates Center.  This position will focus on leading the Network School Improvement Initiative building the capacity of four major school districts and forty middle schools to support a culture of Continuous Improvement to increase 8th grade on track rates.  This individual will demonstrate outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills to interact with all levels of district leadership, diverse partners, school leaders, school teams and foundations.


NOTE: This position is contingent upon the funding of a five year grant.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead proposal development and strategic partnerships with foundations, districts and principals
  • Lead and act as technical expert for four major districts and forty middle schools to build capacity for implementation of continuous improvement approaches
  • Co-construct create materials customized for presentations, artifacts and tools, brochures and other aspects of necessary communications to support the implementation of networked school improvement communities
  • Serve as key member of the design unit of the Everyone Graduates Center staff working with the Director and members of the design team to successfully organize and implement initiatives that result in achieving the mission and vision
  • Serve as key member of the High School Redesign Team collaboration between Center for Social Organization of Schools (CSOS) and CityYear
  • Design and implement programs to support CityYear Staff to develop knowledge and capacity to support the implementation of networked improvement communities and to lead the creation of evidence-based site plans, customized to local contexts
  • Design and facilitate customized training workshops created for each district and localized CityYear Program staff including videos, readings, digital presentations, and learning activities
  • Serve as thought partner, review proposals; make site visits, as appropriate; prepare written summaries and analysis documents to aid in successful implementation and feedback
  • Co- design and support program monitoring process for projects; as needed
  • Make presentations to district leaders, school leaders, foundation leadership and staff
  • Designs protocols for initiated projects; support planning committees of community leaders and experts, as appropriate
  •  Pursue opportunities to further implementation of networked school improvement through a variety of other methods.
  • Demonstrate technical expertise with data dashboards and early warning systems
  • Keep current on educational issues of importance and educational policy through literature review, contact with social and professional communities, and participating in relevant conferences


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Master’s Degree in related field
  • Five years of experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Education


Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:

  • Experience teaching in high needs schools
  • History of strong collaboration with diverse partners and partnership management
  • Strong design and strategic thinking skills
  • Experience leading cohorts of school and district leaders
  • Experience working with school teams and principals
  • Experience designing technical assistance plans for schools and districts
  • Extensive communication skills, both orally and written
  • Experience with Early Warning Systems and Data Dashboards
  • Experience with applications and management of grants
  • Significant skills in organizing, analyzing, presenting data, reaching conclusions and developing recommendations
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with a wide range of individuals
  • Ability to work closely with partner organization on joint projects on a range of school improvement efforts including but not limited to continuous improvement, high school redesign, competency based learning and multi-tiered early warning systems
  • Openness to growth and change
  • Experience with project management with a high level of organization and detail
  • Motivated and results oriented


Classified Title: Sr. Program Officer 
Working Title: School Redesign Director  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF 
Starting Salary Range: $70,000 to $97,000 per year
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: Telecommute 
Department name: 60003327-CSOS Programs 
Personnel area: School of Education


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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