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Director of Strategic Initiatives

Austin, TXAustinTX
Full-time
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Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter detailing their interest in the Center and its mission to [email protected].org no later than July 22, 2019. Please include the job title, Director of Strategic Initiatives, in the subject line of your e-mail application.

The Holdsworth Center is seeking a Director of Strategic Initiatives 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 of Texas.

The Manager of Strategic Initiatives will work under the Director of Strategic initiatives and the Vice President of the Holdsworth Center to formulate solutions in key priority areas that will enhance Holdsworth’s effectiveness and impact. Possible projects over the next two years include:

  • Building out strategies to effectively engage alumni with an eye towards deepening and sustaining their learning and leveraging them in Holdsworth’s on-going work
  • Deepening Holdsworth’s online learning capabilities and offerings
  • Refining Holdsworth’s approach to serving small/rural school districts
  • Establishing plans/strategies to work with one of Texas’ large/urban school districts
  • Researching tools to measure individual leadership growth and developing a strategy to enhance Holdsworth’s ability to measure individual leadership growth
Areas of Responsibility: 

The Director of Strategic Initiatives, reporting to the Vice President will:

  • Build and manage the Center’s Strategic Initiatives team to ensure that it is nimble, dynamic, and efficient in its operations
  • Establish effective, collaborative relationships with senior leadership and cross-functional stakeholders to identify emerging needs and opportunities
  • Work with the Vice President to identify, prioritize, and incubate projects that will enhance Holdsworth’s effectiveness and impact. Possible projects over the next two years include:
    • Building out strategies to effectively engage alumni with an eye towards deepening and sustaining their learning and leveraging them in Holdsworth’s on-going work
    • Deepening Holdsworth’s online learning capabilities and offerings
    • Refining Holdsworth’s approach to serving small/rural school districts
    • Establishing plans/strategies to work with one of Texas’ large/urban school districts
    • Researching tools to measure individual leadership growth and developing a strategy to enhance Holdsworth’s ability to measure individual leadership growth
  • After incubating and launching projects, develop sustainability plans and work with the relevant stakeholders to establish the skills and systems to sustain new efforts
Educational Background: 
Bachelors Degree
Skills/Experience: 

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
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • 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
  • Deep curiosity and motivation to learn coupled with a strong results-orientation
  • Ability to bring structure to highly ambiguous or complex topics
  • Management consulting experience, or other project-based experience, highly preferred
How to Apply: 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter detailing their interest in the Center and its mission to [email protected].org no later than July 22, 2019. Please include the job title, Director of Strategic Initiatives, in the subject line of your e-mail application.

Additional Information: 

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.

Organization Info

The Holdsworth Center

Overview
Headquarters: 
Austin, Texas
Size: 
11-50 employees
Founded: 
2017
About Us
Areas of Focus: 
Mission: 

To impact, over time, the quality of K-12 public education for all Texas students by supporting and developing educational leaders.

Programs: 

The Holdsworth Center is a non-profit organization founded and largely funded by Charles Butt, Chairman and CEO of H-E-B, a regional supermarket company.  Based in Austin, Texas, the academic campus and its 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.

The mission of the Holdsworth Center is to invest in public schools and improve student outcomes across the state of Texas through strengthening educational leadership across the state. Holdsworth will work in partnership with public school districts over a sustained period of time to help them tackle their toughest challenges around leadership development, pipeline planning and strategic talent management.  In addition to its core offerings—the District Leadership Program, the Campus Leadership Program, and District Support—provided to partner districts over five years, the Holdsworth Center will work, over-time to broaden its impact on all aspects of leadership that drive student outcomes.

Why Work For Us?: 

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.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jul 8 2019
Active Until: 
Aug 8 2019
Hiring Organization: 
The Holdsworth Center
industry: 
Nonprofit