The Director of Education (DE) holds a dynamic position within 826LA, managing and leading all programs and providing direct supervision to the In-Center, In-Schools, and Volunteer Management teams.
826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. The DE will balance both strategy and program management to continuously enhance program quality and consistency. The DE supervises and works closely with the program managers to ensure that programs are student-centric, achieving learning outcomes, and following the objectives set out on a program-by-program basis, by the Executive Director, and/or in the 826LA strategic plan. The DE champions the 826LA pedagogic model while identifying and implementing ways to improve it. The DE holds front and center 826LA’s relations with schools, and works with staff, the Executive Director, and LAUSD to to increase the value that 826LA brings to our school partners and the students we serve. The DE leverages their expertise in pedagogy—creative writing and writing across the curriculum—as well as experience working to address academic achievement gaps to maximize the impact of 826LA’s programs. The DE is a part of the 826LA senior management team, and reports to the Executive Director.
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SALARY AND BENEFITS
This is a non-exempt, full-time position. Workdays are Monday through Friday, and the flexibility to work occasionally on evenings and weekends is necessary. Benefits include 15 days of vacation for the first 2 years, 20 days after that, time off for most school and federal holidays, participation in 826LA’s health care plan at 100% coverage as well as 50% coverage for family members, a full coverage dental plan, 401K plan with employer match, and life insurance plan. The salary range for this position is $75K - $85K commensurate with experience.
In order to be considered for the Director of Education position, you must thoroughly complete our online application (https://826la.org/about/jobs/), and send the following to [email protected]:
A compelling cover letter that includes a summary of your relevant experience/transferable skills and a specific explanation of why you are interested in working at 826LA in this capacity
A detailed resume
Three professional references
Please include your name and "Director of Education” in the subject line.
Please note that only complete applications - with cover letter, resume, and references sent to [email protected] - will be considered. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
826LA requires proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees, unless exempted for medical purposes or a seriously held religious belief.
826LA prioritizes and incorporates Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in all facets of the organization. 826LA’s staff reflects the diverse student population the organization serves in terms of race and ethnicity. 826LA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and highly encourages persons of color, LGBTQIA persons, gender non-conforming persons, persons with disabilities and any other protected groups per local, state, and federal law to apply for this position.
At 826LA, we are committed to considering a broad range of applicants, including and especially those with diverse work experience. If you believe that you could excel in this role, whether you’re new to educational nonprofits, returning to work after a gap in employment, looking for a career change, or to take the next step in your career path, we encourage you to apply. Your cover letter is the perfect place to tell us about your interest in our work and what you could bring to this role.
*826LA currently has a flexwork model, with work facilitated both in-person and remotely. This position may work primarily out of either the Mar Vista or Echo Park location, but will require travel between sites and our school partners.