Associate

DM Solutions

Posted: 3/13/2021

Position Type: Full-Time

Function: Administration/Operations

Primary domain: Education

City: Boston

Postal code: 02110

State: Massachusetts

Country: United States

Organization Information:

Budget:

Not Available

Website:

https://www.dmgroupk12.com/

Mission statement:

We leverage proven management techniques and education best practices to raise student outcomes.

Position Details:

Job Description:

LOCATION

While DMGroup’s headquarters are in Boston, MA this is a remote opportunity during the pandemic. Work from home opportunities will be assessed post-pandemic.

OVERVIEW

District Management Group (DMGroup) helps school district leaders combine the most effective educational best practices with proven management techniques to bring about measurable, sustainable improvements in student outcomes. In order to achieve lasting improvement for students, we believe district and school leaders must not only be great educators but must also be great leaders and managers. DMGroup seeks to provide leaders with the best management practices, tools, and support to solve their biggest challenges. Our unwavering focus is on achieving three objectives simultaneously – making things better for students, better for staff, and better for your budget – so that improvements will be sustainable over time.

DMGroup leverages management principles and education best practices to help public school and district leaders effect system-level changes that raise student achievement and improve performance. Since our founding in 2004, we’ve partnered with hundreds of school districts across the country, of all sizes and demographics, to bring about transformational, systems-level improvements that have lasting impact for students.

DMGroup is based in Boston with more than 20 employees and is experiencing rapid growth. Today, DMGroup member school districts serve more than 3.5 million students across 29 states. To learn more about DMGroup, please visit www.dmgroupk12.com.

THE OPPORTUNITY

We are recruiting an Associate to join our solutions team in our Boston office. The position offers an opportunity to focus on the most strategic, high impact issues that school systems face and to work directly with respected leaders in K-12 public education.

The Associate, working closely with the Senior Associate, make up the DMSolutions Implementation Team, and will work closely with the software development team and school districts to deploy and implement products that not only identify but also solve complex issues across elementary, middle and high schools. Additionally, the implementation team is focused on processes that can scale quickly and be applied to a wide range of district profiles. The ideal candidate has a service orientation with an interest in education technology with strong organizational and analytical skills.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Typical responsibilities range from implementation, user advocacy, usability testing and general QA associated with new product releases or enhancements. As a first year Associate, your typical day may include:

  • Product implementation through requirements gathering, data collection, analysis, software configuration and training to meet the needs of our clients.
  • Ensuring that clients fully understand solutions presented while demonstrating patience, empathy, and an appreciation for organizational dynamics and the barriers to change.
  • Supporting successful implementation of multiple, concurrent school district projects by exercising strong project management and communication skills.
  • Client success and troubleshooting support through close collaboration with district and school leadership.
  • Serving as an advocate for our software solutions and broader firm initiatives within school districts.
  • Identifying emerging trends across projects and sharing insights to improve the software and improve implementation efficiency.

Qualifications:

WHO YOU ARE

  • You are ambitious and tenaciously goal oriented. You thrive with ambitious goals and metrics ahead of you, and you won’t stop until they’re met. You’re humble which means that no job is too big or small for you.
  • You are an independent self-starter and a dedicated team member. You are comfortable working independently but understand your role and priorities in the context of the organization’s quarterly goals and overall mission. You can work on any project, with any team. 
  • You are detail oriented. Tracking details and keeping things moving forward are high priorities for you. You are a problem solver who connects the dots between what is promised and what needs to be delivered and who helps people get things done on time and on budget.
  • You have an analytical mind and love solving problems. Problem-solving is the name of your game. You possess the curiosity and force of intellect to take complex problems, conduct rigorous analyses, and present solutions in simple and concise terms. You derive joy from brainstorming with teammates.
  • You have a passion for service. You have an infectious sense of possibility for what is possible in Public Education. You care deeply about improving our nations’ schools on behalf of students and families.
  • You are a strong, intentional relationship builder and collaborative teammate. ​You thrive on bringing different stakeholders together around a common goal. You seek to understand different contributors’ motivations and enjoy finding creative ways of meeting multiple objectives. You shape relationships with an ethos of reciprocity.

OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY

At District Management Group, we are committed to intentional discussion and experiences around race, inclusion, diversity, and equity. We believe our work in public education has the potential for transformational impact. In order to reach the impact, we envision, we know that we must continue to reflect on our own privilege and role in perpetuating inequity in order to take action towards a world where all students can thrive. To learn more about our company commitments, please visit this link.

DMGroup is committed to building a truly diverse and inclusive organization, and to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals. Candidates of color and from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. DMGroup does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.

Benefits:

Not Specified

Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:

5/12/2021

How to Apply:

To Apply:
This search is being managed by TalentEd Advisors, a boutique executive search and talent strategy firm which partners with social justice-focused organizations. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter detailing their interest in our mission and qualifications for the position to: https://talentedadvisors.applytojob.com/apply/dBqMigonZC/DMSolutions-Associate-District-Management-Group?source=Idealist

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