District Support Consultant

The Holdsworth Center

Posted: 3/11/2021

Position Type: Full-Time

Function: Education/Training

Primary domain: Education

City: DFW

Postal code: 75234

State: Texas

Country: United States

Organization Information:

Budget:

Not Available

Website:

holdsworthcenter.org

Mission statement:

About the Organization
The Holdsworth Center is a non-profit organization founded and largely funded by Charles Butt, Chairman of H-E-B, a regional retail company.  Our mission is to impact, over time, the quality of K-12 public education for all Texas students by supporting and developing leaders.  Based in Austin, Texas, our campus and programs are being developed in honor of Charles’ mother, Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth Butt, who was an educator, a philanthropist and a lifelong champion for social justice.

We partner with public school districts over five years to help them grow outstanding leaders at all levels so that staff thrive, and students excel in every classroom.  At Holdsworth, we believe leadership isn’t just about titles.  We make a deep investment in leaders at both the district and campus levels, including teachers who lead students in the classroom and influence and lead their colleagues.  

We are seeking a District Support Consultant who shares a deep commitment to our mission and whose experience and vision will deepen our capacity and enhance our impact as we strive to serve public school districts across the state of Texas.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL CONTACT CANDIDATES AND ASK FOR WORK SAMPLES TO REVIEW PRIOR TO PROCEEDING TO THE FIRST PHASE OF THE INTERVIEW PROCESS.


Position Details:

Job Description:

About the Position
District Support Consultants are an integral part of our District Support Team (DST). DST works day-to-day and often behind the scenes with our partner districts in their context to build excellent leadership development systems with the goal of ensuring every campus is served by a great principal and leadership team in order to achieve excellent and equitable outcomes for all students.

 

Along with working in the capacity of the role, the incumbent will engage alongside Holdsworth staff in leadership development activities and training including but not limited to equity, personal and professional development.  

 

Consultants work under the direction of a Team Lead and a Managing Director to:

 

  • Assess the current state of our partner-district’s talent and leadership development systems through quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Support partner-district leaders (including cabinet, HR leaders, principal supervisors, and others) to create a compelling vision for the future state of their leadership development systems including specific deliverables and system changes
  • Develop and manage clear plans to transform and build high-quality systems for leadership development, including: identification of potential leaders, selection of leaders, professional development, and support for campus leaders
  • Produce tools and detailed recommendations that demonstrate best practice in leadership development and provide a blueprint for systems and processes that address the district’s aspirations and expectations for leaders
  • Engage district leaders at all levels in order to leverage and build their skills in creating, adopting, and performing the functions of leadership development to ensure sustainability and long-term success

 

All candidates for the District Support Consultant role must possess:

 

Mindsets and Knowledge:

  • Desire to work with mission-driven peers in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Commitment to and belief in the potential of excellence in public education
  • Drive to deliver polished, detailed, practical deliverables quickly and independently
  • Highly collaborative work style and openness to feedback
  • Focus on outcomes
  • Working knowledge of education systems and key change levers preferred

Leadership and Technical Skills

  • Strong strategic thinking
  • Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative data and synthesize actionable themes
  • Strong listening, facilitation, and verbal communication skills
  • Planning and organization skills for managing multiple streams of work
  • Strong emotional intelligence in order to build positive, professional relationships with diverse stakeholders at all levels of an organization

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred
 

Qualifications:

Desired Qualifications

Strong candidates for the District Support consultant role have a range of prior experiences and capabilities. As we seek to build a team with a diverse set of experiences and qualifications, we’re currently particularly looking for candidates with prior experience in the following areas in any industry:

  • Talent development
  • Human Resources
  • Experience leading substantial change effort
  • Data and analytics
  • Management consulting

 

Additional Responsibilities and Expectations

This is a full time, individual contributor role that may involve changing assignments with multiple districts over time. Weekly, in-state travel is required for meetings and convenings with our partner districts. Typical travel requirements include two to three per days per week of travel, including at least 1-2 overnights. District Support Consultants will also be required to attend some District Leadership Program sessions, which typically occur monthly or every other month and include multiple days of in-state and out-of-state travel, including some Saturdays and Sundays.


This position requires residence in one of the following metropolitan areas of Texas: Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, or the Rio Grande Valley. Candidates not residing in the Austin area will be required to travel to our main offices in Austin for 2-3 days per month for staff development and collaboration opportunities.

 

Benefits:

Not Specified

Salary:

$90k - 100k

Posting Expiration Date:

5/10/2021

How to Apply:

How to Apply
Interested candidates can submit a current resume and cover letter, including 3 professional references, detailing their interest in this position and how their experience will contribute to the work of The Holdsworth Center by clicking here:  District Support Consultant application

 

Applications submitted without a resume and cover letter will not be reviewed. If selected for the interview process, next steps are tentatively scheduled to begin in mid to late March.



PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL CONTACT CANDIDATES AND ASK FOR WORK SAMPLES TO REVIEW PRIOR TO PROCEEDING TO THE FIRST PHASE OF THE INTERVIEW PROCESS.


The Holdsworth Center is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. All employment decisions are based on job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


 


 

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