The Partnership Directors at Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) are a team of experienced change agents who are high-performing, equity-minded leaders who we have trained to expand access to Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate (AP/IB) courses for students of color and low-income students who are traditionally underserved and under-represented in these courses.
A Partnership Director may answer questions, offer advice and guidance, train clients on the use of our tools, tactfully facilitate discussions that can be uncomfortable, and lead partners down a sometimes indirect path through the implementation of the EOS Action for Equity model.
As a Partnership Director, a typical day might include the following:
- Talking a Site or District Administrative team through key findings from reports that our Program team produces for us.
- Using your commitment to educational equity and our training to train school counselors on student recruitment.
- Crafting and sending an Associate Superintendent a progress report for a school board meeting.
- Writing reflection notes on a recent client meeting to track client progress.
- Brainstorming with fellow Partnership Directors to create an agenda for a challenging school visit.
In general, this role will:
- Be a primary contact on managing the delivery of Action for Equity model to client/partner school districts.
- Support and coach clients on identifying and adding more students of color and low-income students to their AP/IB program through the use of our tools thought partnership and model coupled with your ability to speak from experience and personal expertise in the work.
- Teach clients about racial equity and importance of expanding access to students of color and low-income students who are fully capable of success through the use of both our tools, but also your extensive experience helping others to understand the case for racial equity in education.
- Project manage the completion of key Action for Equity milestones throughout the various phases of our model
- Occasionally conduct professional development opportunities for stakeholders (school boards, teachers, parents, counselors, etc.)
- In step with EOS's mission, retain focus on expanding understanding of systemic and individual racial equity obstacles and successes regarding access to high rigor classes in high schools across the country.
- Collaboratively work to support and enhance the intersections between the Partnership Department and other departments at EOS.
- Master’s or advanced degree in education or related subject; Will consider strong lived and work experience in the communities we seek to serve in lieu of advanced degree.
- This job requires extensive travel, including out-of-state travel, up to 50% of the time
- Strong familiarity with a High School Education environment
- Understanding or curiosity of high school administrations
- Ability to understand and explain data in a variety of different ways
- Recognizes the difference between equity and equality
- Skilled at communicating in difficult situations
- Flexible in routine and can be agile in decision making
- Projects confidence with clients
- Microsoft Office - proficient level
- A valid driver's license is required