Equal Opportunity Schools,

Vice President of Programs & Partnerships

13 days ago
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About this organization

Who We Are:

Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) creates equitable learning environments and ensures that students from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds have the opportunity to enroll and succeed in your most rigorous high school courses.

Through the Action For Equity (A4E) framework, we support schools and districts with the coaching, data analytics, and student identification tools necessary to eliminate the opportunity gap.

We’ve partnered with over 800 schools, including 5 of the 20 largest districts in the country. We've maintained an 80% renewal rate with district partners, and have supported districts to enroll an additional 52,000 students of color and low income students into advanced academic pathways across the country. Over 75% of schools maintain their pass rates, average grade earned and average test score after working with EOS.

About this job

Vice President of Programs & Partnerships

Location: National. Remote, with 30% of expected travel.

Compensation: $170,000 - $200,000. Plus benefits.

Deadline to Apply: Monday February 20

The Opportunity: The Vice President of Programs & Partnerships will grow and optimize the Action 4 Equity (A4E) program model, align the department’s vision with organizational priorities, nurture relationships with school district leaders, state public education partners, policy experts and other national education nonprofits, and manage, coach, and develop Partnership team leaders.

Benefits: Equal Opportunity Schools offers a competitive benefits package and paid time off policy. This includes, medical, dental, vision life and long-term disability insurance, retirement planning/employer matching contribution, accrued paid time off (10 hours/month during first year), employee assistance program, funding of professional development, and flexible/alternative work arrangements.

Nomination: Do you know someone that aligns with this opportunity? Nominate them here.

Is this you? We’d like to learn more about you! The application is designed to more intentionally and meaningfully get to know you. This includes 1) Round 1 - one-way interview 2) Two Short Written Responses (No Cover Letter) 3) Resume.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and Black, indigenous, people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Uproot Talent, we are committed to partnering with organizations who are intentional about building diverse, inclusive and authentic workplaces – so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Roles & responsibilities

What You’ll Do:

Nurture relationships with school district leaders, state public education partners, policy experts, and other national education nonprofits;

Work in collaboration with the Partnerships team to onboard new school partners and support ongoing retention efforts

Serve as an ambassador and speak at external-facing events

Amplify the stories and impact of the Action 4 Equity (A4E) program model

Manage, coach and develop Partnership Team Leaders;

Support the Partnerships team with codifying core A4E model design principles and resolve district-level issues that arise

In community with cabinet members and HR, forecast organizational talent needs, devise hiring strategies, and evaluate and develop team members

Grow and optimize the Action for Equity (A4E) model and align the department’s vision to organizational priorities;

Collaborate with the technology team to co-develop evaluations of the A4E model and contribute to platform/product development (e.g., optimized portal)

Track progress toward the goals, strategic priorities, and strategy for scaling


Who You Are

You believe in EOS’s Mission. You believe in EOS’s mission to break down barriers to increase access, belonging, and success in rigorous college and career-prep secondary school courses for students of color and low-income students.

You are a strategic and analytical thinker. You identify and work to remove barriers that get in the way of shifting and changing systems.

You connect policy to practice. You use insights and data from the field, as well as your understanding of policy and the national public education landscape to drive priorities and decision-making. You’ve evaluated programs, advocated-for, and ultimately shifted practices, mindsets and/or the strategic direction of an initiative/program.

You center inclusionary and equitable practices in your every day. You are personally committed to redressing power imbalances, developing mutually beneficial and non-paternalistic partnerships.

You are relational and collaborative. You facilitate high-learning, high-performing collaborative relationships and teams within initiative and external stakeholders.

You value and prioritize feedback. You embed systems and processes for feedback. You lead others through learning, application, and adaptation cycles.

You are relational and collaborative. You work to build authentic, collaborative relationships within a small team and/or organically across the organization.

You are an operational and people manager. You have strong people & organizational management skills with expertise in developing and coaching senior-level leaders, who in turn, motivate and inspire teams. You’ve scaled/grown a team of high-performing leaders.

You coach others through change. You manage, lead, and enable the process of change and transition.

You are an entrepreneurial agitator. You have an ability to maneuver through a remote culture that is in its growth stages.

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