Part- Time Director, System Advising

Achievement Network (ANet)

Posted: 8/14/2019

Position Type: Part-Time (Paid)

Function: Education/Training

Primary domain: Education

City: Boston

Postal code: 02108

State: Massachusetts

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$20M +


Mission statement:

ANet is a nonprofit dedicated to the idea that every child deserves an excellent education and the opportunities it provides. 

Position Details:

Job Description:

Part- Time Director, System Advising

Location: Flexible with up to 40% travel

Position is available: Immediately


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.


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.


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




In order to be successful in this role, candidates must demonstrate the following:

You bring prior experience as an instructional coach (with teachers, school leaders, and/or systems leaders) and know what excellent instructional practices look like

You have a proven track record as a project manager, adept at managing multiple moving pieces and engaging a diverse range of stakeholders simultaneously in order to move work forward

You are knowledgeable about standards- and data-driven instruction

You have led or participated in projects related to curriculum, assessment, or professional development at a systems level

You are a strong strategic thinking and analytical skills allow you to assess multiple data points, quickly diagnose needs, and determine solutions

You are a compelling presenter and facilitator who can explain complex problems and solutions in clear, concise and engaging ways to adult learners

You bring a record of success as a team member working in close partnership with others; you are supportive, responsive, and flexible and thrive working interdependently in an entrepreneurial environment

You have a passionate commitment to and a sense of urgency for the support of schools, along with a belief that all students can achieve at high levels

You are motivated by working in an environment where we live out our core values daily and are eager to examine personal archetypes and biases while discussing topics related to race, class, and privilege which relate to ANet's Advance Equity and People Matter values

Ideal candidates may also demonstrate the following preferred qualifications:

Familiarity implementing the Common Core instructional shifts as a teacher and/or instructional leader


This is a part-time position with up to 20 hours per week and our team is looking for someone who can commit to the 2019-20 school year, with the option of extending beyond that, depending on the team's needs.

ANet is a dynamic, entrepreneurial, team-oriented organization that is committed to the professional development of all staff members. Individuals who join ANet have the opportunity to join an exceptional team of colleagues committed to helping school systems ensure educational equity.


We are now accepting applications for this position, which will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, please click on the blue “Apply” button. You will then be prompted to complete a brief application and upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter in which you outline why you are interested in working for ANet and how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.

ANet is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identities to apply to our positions.

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