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Associate, Member Support

Washington D.C., DC, USA
Consultant / Contract / Freelance
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How to Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to [email protected]. As we are a small team, we are not able to directly respond to each inquiry. We will reach out directly to those candidates that we select to move forward in the interview process. We believe diversity is a source of strength and welcome applicants of all races, religions, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

 

Chiefs for Change is a nonprofit, bipartisan network of diverse state and district education chiefs. With approximately 35 members, our work is focused on advocacy, leadership development, and member supports. 

We are positioned to rapidly spread bold policies and practices as we have: 

  • National reach: Our members lead education systems with more than 7 million students, 435,000 teachers, and 14,000 schools. 

  • Diverse contexts: Our network is diverse in terms of race, gender, political affiliation, and geography.

  • A model for disseminating promising ideas: We work with our members, excellent technical assistance providers, and top-tier research institutions to scale innovative approaches designed to improve student learning.  

To learn more, please visit chiefsforchange.org.  

 

Job Summary

Chiefs for Change is seeking a highly organized, proactive, and thoughtful individual to be a critical partner and support to our members. The Associate, Member Support will act as a project manager, seeking to understand members’ priorities and needs and to facilitate aligned supports.

The person hired for this role will work closely with CFC’s Member Support team to accelerate progress toward member priorities by creating tools, resources, and learning opportunities; connecting members to the best knowledge, organizations, and people; and collaborating with a subset of members through intensive and tailored supports. The position requires a person with strong project management and education experience, preferably in a district and/or state education agency. This person must care deeply about educational equity, the mission of Chiefs for Change, and our members’ work. A successful candidate has a proven track record of results, is motivated by impact, and demonstrates political savvy, strong project management skills, and support for bipartisan collaboration. 

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Develop and implement project management systems to manage multiple projects across members and involving numerous partner organizations

  • Create and monitor project plans, work tasks, assignments, and detailed schedules to ensure work is delivered on time and at quality expectations

  • Monitor budgets, schedules, and project products and deliverables

  • Consult with partner organizations to keep work aligned with member needs 

  • Identify, plan for, and support member learning opportunities and network connections

  • Facilitate regular touchpoints with members and partner organizations 

  • Research member priorities and track member news

  • Be the expert on potential partner organizations, understanding priorities, strengths, and engagement in member districts and states

  • Support the policy and research needs of members

Skills/Experience: 

 

Skills and experience may include one or more of the following:

  • Education experience, preferably in a district and/or state education agency

  • Ability to be responsive, nimble, and nuanced during a period of uncertainty 

  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills

  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed, take the initiative, and display tenacious follow-through

  • Positive demeanor, curious, eager, and excited to work in a rapidly changing and entrepreneurial environment

  • Proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision making capability

 

In addition, candidates must possess all of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 3-5 years of education experience with a track record of success 

  • Outstanding project management skills

  • Outstanding problem-solving, critical thinking, and planning skills

  • Comfort working in a fast-paced environment with the ability to prioritize items to meet critical deadlines

  • Ability to see a project from conception to delivery

  • Willingness to hold oneself personally accountable for results in a rapidly changing context

  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion

  • Passionate about Chiefs for Change’s mission and vision

  • Experience using Google Apps (i.e., Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Forms, etc.)

  • Proficient in PowerPoint, Word, and Excel

Compensation/Benefits: 

The salary and benefits for this position are competitive and depend on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

How to Apply: 

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to [email protected]. As we are a small team, we are not able to directly respond to each inquiry. We will reach out directly to those candidates that we select to move forward in the interview process. We believe diversity is a source of strength and welcome applicants of all races, religions, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Organization Info

Chiefs for Change

Overview
Headquarters: 
Washington D.C., DC, USA
Size: 
11-50 employees
About Us
Areas of Focus: 
Programs: 

Chiefs for Change (CFC) is a nonprofit, bipartisan network of diverse state and district education chiefs.

With more than three dozen members, our work is focused on advocacy, leadership development, and member supports. We are positioned to rapidly spread bold policies and practices, as we have:

  • National reach: Our members lead education systems with more than 7 million students, 435,000 teachers, and 14,000 schools.
  • Diverse contexts: Our network is diverse in terms of race, gender, political affiliation, and geography.
  • A model for disseminating promising ideas: We work with our members, excellent technical assistance providers, and top-tier research institutions to scale innovative approaches designed to improve student learning.
Why Work For Us?: 

We refuse to accept the status quo. Guided by our beliefs, we advocate for change—for policies and practices that make a difference—so that every child in America receives a high-quality education.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Sep 15 2020
Active Until: 
Oct 15 2020
Hiring Organization: 
Chiefs for Change
industry: 
Nonprofit