Part- Time Director, System Advising
Location: Flexible with up to 40% travel
Position is available: Immediately WHO WE ARE
Every student deserves opportunities in life, and every educator committed to providing those opportunities, deserves support. Those beliefs drive us to work alongside schools to support great teaching so that we can work towards guaranteeing that all students are receiving high quality instruction. We partner with over 900 schools - both district and charter - in underserved communities around the country, thus impacting more than 330,000 students. Third-party evaluations confirm that when schools have the right basic conditions in place and partner with ANet, they achieve 6-8 months of additional learning over a two-year period compared to schools not partnering with ANet.
At ANet we are committed to living out our core values, both across our organization and with our partner schools. We acknowledge that systemic inequities impact student access to opportunities and that in order to ensure educational equity for all students, we must center on the experiences of those from marginalized communities to guide our work. We work to deepen our understanding of how race, class, power and privilege influence the education system as well as influence our own perspectives. To do so, we provide ongoing learning opportunities through org-wide professional development, affinity groups, working groups, and resource sharing.
Individuals who join ANet have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, values driven, and team-oriented organization that is committed to having impact in schools by investing in each other and learning together. We were named as The NonProfit Times “Best Nonprofits to Work For” and work tirelessly to foster a working environment where the unique perspectives, backgrounds, and identities of our staff members are valued. THE OPPORTUNITY
Reporting to the Managing Director, System Advising, this person will work part-time on specific school system engagements, as needed by the System Advising Team. Typically, each engagement will entail two virtual meetings, various virtual check-ins with external project managers, and will require travel to be on site for two in-person meetings with our system partners.
The part-time Director, System Advising, will increase ANet's impact by building the capacity of school system leaders across the country. This individual will join ANet's small, but growing System Advising team to support engagements with system leaders of school districts, state departments of education, and/or CMOs in order to influence their ability to make decisions about their assessment and instructional strategy. In doing so, they will create lasting, positive change with schools, such as improving the quality and purpose of their assessments. WHAT YOU'LL DO
Execute on short- and long-term engagements with system leaders in the areas of assessment, materials and professional development
Support System Advising Team members and school system leadership teams in developing an assessment strategy by managing assessment audits, reviewing curriculum materials, etc.
Draw upon key System Advising tools, resources and recommended engagement timelines to meet our system partners' needs
In collaboration with other System Advising Team members, design and deliver professional development on-site or virtually to senior system leaders and interdepartmental system teams that build capacity and drive towards targeted goals
Create and aggregate all the deliverables and synthesize the results of system engagements in order to codify findings and best practices for system leaders
Act as a project manager on up to 5 large system partnerships
Work closely with other System Advising Team members and system CEOs, CAOs, or other senior leaders to align project scope and plans with system needs
Support the logistics of engagements, managing timelines, the execution of deliverables, and making sure the right people are engaged, supported, and communicated with
Support the overall success of system engagements as seen by client satisfaction and system level change outcomes, including improved system coherence from aligning quality materials and assessments
Collaborate with System Advising team
Leverage other System Advising team members for thought partnership as roadblocks arise in engagements
Participate in weekly System Advising meetings and facilitate content as needed
Proactively identify ways to build the team's capacity for impact through individual contributions, innovating, and problem-solving