Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)
Primary domain: Education
City: New Orleans
Postal code: 70130
Country: United States
$0 - $1M
DEVELOP TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERS
TrueSchool develops educators as creative problem solvers who lead strategic change and continuously improve student outcomes. They are the “grassroots school improvement specialists and change agents:” driving improvement efforts that are dynamic, student-centered, and community-informed.
DESIGN EFFECTIVE, ENDURING, AND INSPIRING SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT MODELS
TrueSchool Teams design, pilot, scale, and share innovative models for school improvement. These models span 3+ years and show measurable gains for students in equity, academic achievement, and social-emotional well-being.
CONNECT DEEP + BROAD COMMUNITIES FOR CHANGE
TrueSchool connects communities of education leaders up, down, and across schools, districts, and states – they swap ideas, share what sticks, and join a movement of people-powered change in education.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Executive Director will take TrueSchool to the next stage, driving forward our goals of expansion, enduring impact, continuous innovation, and long-term sustainability for the non-profit. In a position of top leadership, the ED is a critical ambassador of the organization. They serve as a thought leader and connector, spreading the organization’s vision and connecting with those working towards and supporting a shared vision of excellence and equity in public education.
WHAT YOU WILL GAIN
Join a talented, mission-driven team focused on achieving results and effecting big, bold change in education
Learn and grow within an organization dedicated to coaching, feedback, learning, and continuous improvement
Engage in deep work with forward-thinking schools AND systems-level work with district, state, and national partners
Connect with a powerful network of education organizations, entrepreneurs, and partners
Think strategically about organizational impact, sustainability and scale; be part of social entrepreneurship in action
Work with some of the most creative, visionary, and ambitious educators in the country
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Invigorate team members through your authentic passion, thoughtful strategy, and determined vision
Develop strong organizational culture and team connection
Grow and leverage our board and professional network
Hire and retain a team of A players with the right roles, at the right time, in the right seat
Lead a culture of continuous learning and improvement
Develop systems and structures for team excellence, accountability, and autonomy
Coach a management team, developing their ability to delegate to and develop others
Develop and drive forward a 3-5 year strategic plan in collaboration with the CEO + Board
Lead a team-wide culture of developing bold ideas, innovating, and co-creating solutions
Development + Expansion
Spearhead efforts to grow TrueSchool state-by-state, building buy-in among national + state leaders
Lead fundraising efforts, including strategy around diversification and sustainability, stewarding existing funder relationships, developing new relationships, and pitching and securing new funding sources
We offer competitive compensation and benefits commensurate with experience.
SELECTION TIMELINE + START DATE
We anticipate interviewing in June and selection by August. Anticipated start date in late September/early October.
ABOUT TRUESCHOOL Activating educators to transform learning
We believe in the tremendous potential of the people in the building. As those closest to communities, they are best positioned to lead enduring change and improve outcomes for students. We develop and invest in educators leading innovative approaches to school improvement. Through our facilitated year-long program and expert coaching, ideas become impact, leaders develop, and communities connect. What results is a portfolio of real-world, educator-led innovations in schools across the country.
Over the last 5 years, we’ve worked with over 2,000 educators in 142 schools in 9 states, impacting 100,000+ students. We are building a national network of educators equipped to redefine the status quo of the student experience and transform learning at scale. Together, we are building “true” or fully realized schools: equitable places of limitless potential for all learners. For more information, please visit www.trueschool.org.
10+ years of work experience, including experience serving as a CEO/ED or in a top management role
Must possess a broad and deep network across education + philanthropy
Experience in K-12 public education AND business/non-profit management
Bachelor's degree required, master’s preferred
Commensurate with Experience
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HOW TO APPLY
To apply, email your cover letter + resume as a single PDF to [email protected]. In the email subject line, please write “[Your Full Name}: Executive Director” Applications are being reviewed and initial interviews are being scheduled on a rolling basis. If you’re interested in the role, we encourage you to apply now.
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