The Holdsworth Center is a non-profit organization founded and largely funded by Charles Butt, Chairman and CEO of H-E-B, a regional retail company. Our mission is to impact, over time, the quality of K-12 public education for all Texas students by supporting and developing leaders. Based in Austin, Texas, our campus and programs are being developed in honor of Charles’ mother, Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth Butt, who was an educator, a philanthropist and a lifelong champion for social justice.
We partner with public school districts over five years to help them grow outstanding leaders at all levels so that staff thrive, and students excel in every classroom. At Holdsworth, we believe leadership isn’t just about titles. We make a deep investment in leaders at both the district and campus levels, including teachers who lead students in the classroom and influence and lead their colleagues.
We are seeking a CLP Director who shares a deep commitment to our mission and whose experience and vision will deepen our capacity and enhance our impact as we aim to be of service to public school districts across the state.
You will work with the Managing Director of Programs and other team members to design, develop and deliver high-quality leadership programs for campus leaders. You must have a strong desire to help Leaders in our programs thrive in their careers and lead their campuses effectively. We are looking for individuals who share our passion for developing leadership in public education in order to improve the life chances of all students.
Reporting to the Managing Director of Programs, the CLP Director will work with talented, mission-driven peers in a fast-paced, dynamic environment to:
- Lead a significant design revision of the CLP curriculum to create our model for future cohorts, based on lessons learned from our first two cohorts, aimed at increasing our effectiveness at achieving objectives around student outcomes and stronger leaders
- Apply learning principles and methodologies to redesign existing learning materials and experiences as needed, based on analysis of program evaluations and data gathered from real learner experiences
- Review and revise CLP learning objectives to match the revamped CLP curriculum, building an evidence base for the changes and securing alignment with the programs team along the way
- Adapt and differentiate the curriculum to maximize Leaders’ learning and achievement of learning objectives through the design, implementation and monitoring of learning assessments
- Lead a team to deliver effective and engaging learning experiences that bring cohorts together over a two-year journey, building a psychologically safe environment where Leaders can effectively collaborate on a range of issues to grow their capacity and ability to lead sustainable campus improvement
- Identify and secure critical resources in the leadership development and change management sectors needed to support learning sessions, including faculty, case studies, activities and reading materials
- Lead the team’s thinking on how to best leverage a Learning Management System (LMS) to support the revamped CLP curriculum and plan how to test new uses of the LMS to maximize its impact on cohort learning as quickly as possible
- Supervise a Program Coordinator to ensure high-quality delivery of all program elements
Desirable candidates will have a range of prior experience and capabilities to include:
- Strong evidence of alignment with organizational values—Drive for Excellence & Equity, Be of Service, Believe in People
- Experience leading, designing and delivering high quality adult learning/training (in any sector) and proven ability to encourage a commitment to action and lasting personal growth and change
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to synthesize complex information and topics and create clear and compelling learning experiences and materials
- Highly collaborative work style and ability to influence key internal and external stakeholders
- Demonstrated ability to thrive and lead in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and to bring structure to highly ambiguous or complex topics
- Self-motivated individual who demonstrates initiative without waiting for direction and deep curiosity and motivation to learn coupled with a strong results-orientation
- Superb time management and organizational skills; the ability to independently manage multiple events at one time at a rapid pace; demonstrated ability to be thorough, with strong attention to detail
- Working knowledge of the education landscape in Texas, including knowledge of the context within which our Leaders work
- Ability to travel for events
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter detailing their interest in the Center, its mission and this role by January 15, 2020. Please go here to apply: https://holdsworthcenter.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=7
Screening interviews will be held on January 21-23, 2020 and final interviews will be held on February 3 & 5, 2020.
The Holdsworth Center is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. All employment decisions are based on job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.