Associate, Member Support

Chiefs for Change

Posted: 9/16/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Programs

Primary domain: Education

City: Remote

Postal code: 20004

State: Washington, DC

Country: United States

Organization Information:


Not Available


Mission statement:

We are changing education to serve all students well.

Position Details:

Job Description:


About Us

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

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

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.

  • 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 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


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


Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

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.


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