Director of Program Design, Advisory Services

The Academy for Urban School Leadership

Posted: 7/31/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Programs

Primary domain: Education

City: Chicago

Postal code: 60634

State: Illinois

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$3M - $10M


Mission statement:

We create schools of excellence by developing highly effective teachers and transforming educational outcomes for students in the lowest-performing schools.

Position Details:

Job Description:

Job Summary

The Director of Program Design will shape and lead the design and implementation of research-based, best-in-class education programming (content, playbooks, and tools) that draws heavily upon AUSL’s learnings over the past 20 years. This work will live at the center of how our team supports school districts around the country to build and foster sustainable systems that improve learning outcomes for students.


She/he will work to ensure that all team members are able to implement all key programmatic elements with consistent excellence by providing regular training and coaching. The Director of Program Design will also engage regularly with current and prospective clients and monitor our practitioners’ work with clients in the field to drive continuous improvement efforts.


Essential Job Functions

  • Design/development of content and tools informed by national research, best practices, and successful AUSL practitioners in the field
  • Design/development of comprehensive playbooks that outline consistent program delivery approaches with clients in Advisory Services key focus areas
  • Coaching and training Advisory Services practitioners to leverage content and tools with consistent excellence
  • Monitoring program effectiveness and adjusting as needed
  • Project/program management support for key accounts (heavier emphasis in the first year)
  • Supporting client pursuit efforts including proposal development
  • Advising clients on strategic questions and challenges
  • Supporting client proposal development 

Essential Traits, Knowledge, and Skills

  • A belief that all students deserve consistent access to equitable, standards-aligned instruction and powerful learning experiences in their own neighborhoods
  • Growth mindset
  • High Energy
  • Highly collaborative and able to partner with cross-disciplinary teams
  • Extremely personable; able to build strong relationships with a variety of personalities
  • Exceptional oral communication, written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Broad knowledge of past and current industry trends relevant to Advisory Services team



  • Master’s degree preferred
  • 7+ years in the education industry including coaching/management roles
  • 3+ years working in client service in the education industry 
  • Experience with implementation of new curriculum and/or programs
  • Work Environment
  1. Fast-paced
  2. High expectations
  3. Collaborative
  4. Involves daily engagement with internal and external stakeholders at varying levels of leadership


Physical Demands

  1. Frequent national travel
  2. Bending, sitting, standing often


Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Not Specified


$100k - 120k

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