ASSOCIATE

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience.

Published

09/10/2018

Start Date

10/02/2018

Application Deadline

09/30/2018

Address

4035 Washington Avenue
New Orleans
Louisiana
70125
United States

Description

ASSOCIATE

Based in New Orleans, LA


ABOUT THE POSITION

The Associate position is a critical role supporting the leadership team of a fast-paced social venture in the midst of scaling. Reporting directly to the CEO, the Associate plays a vital role in supporting a wide range of goals and projects across the organization, including impact measurement, research, communications, program operations, and fundraising/development. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with at least 2 years of work experience who is interested in digging into the real work of social entrepreneurship and learning more about education innovation.  


WHAT YOU WILL GAIN

  • Join a talented, mission-driven team dedicated to achieving results and effecting big, bold change in education
  • Learn and grow rapidly within an organization dedicated to coaching, feedback, learning, and continuous improvement
  • See what’s happening on the ground in terms of innovation in education nationally and globally
  • Connect with a powerful network of education organizations, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists
  • Work alongside some of the most creative, visionary, and ambitious educators in the country
  • Develop your people management and project management skills
  • Gain insight into the mechanics of social entrepreneurship and startup leadership


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Provide Direct Support to CEO / Leadership Team

  • Research, synthesize, and brief leadership on a wide variety of issues/topics/organizations
  • Support preparations for meetings, including quarterly team planning and quarterly board meetings
  • Manage external communications and email; support media, social media, and thought leadership
  • Lead special projects as needed
  • Execute general office management or administrative tasks


Manage Program Operations + Support Programs Team

  • Lead program operations and logistics as part of the programs team, ensure programs run smoothly
  • Manage budgets and project plans
  • Support educator / district communications
  • Collaborate with vendors  


Systems

  • Develop and refine how we use different tools, platforms, and systems in order to scale with excellence, such as workflow management systems, learning management systems, and customer relationship management systems
  • Support the backlog entry and ongoing maintenance of all systems
  • Set up new team members on systems; provide initial training and ongoing support


ESSENTIAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Grit, drive, and passion; deep commitment to improving equity of access to an excellent education
  • Highly organized, attentive to detail, and process-oriented; effectively manages and prioritizes a large number and wide variety of tasks; skillful at self-management and “managing up”
  • Willing to go the extra mile, puts team above self
  • Self-starter and quick study
  • Sees solutions versus problems, possesses internal drive and a bias towards action
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills; builds relationships with diverse stakeholders with ease
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Think critically and brings great ideas and questions to the table
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment, exhibiting flexibility and adaptability when needed
  • Exhibits a growth-mindset, approaches feedback as an opportunity to learn and takes action
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a rigorous work environment


COMPENSATION

We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience.  


SELECTION TIMELINE + START DATE

We anticipate finalizing selection in mid to late September. The role start date will be in early October.


HOW TO APPLY

To apply, email your cover letter + resume as a single PDF to opportunities@trueschool.org. In the email subject line, please write “[Your Full Name}: Associate. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis. If you’re interested, we encourage you to apply now.





ABOUT TRUESCHOOL

TrueSchool accelerates grassroots innovation within existing schools, traditional districts, and education systems, driven first and foremost by frontline educators.  We deeply believe the people in the building are those best positioned to design and determine the future for their school. We facilitate a year-long professional learning experience in which school teams of 4-6 educators, including the principal and teacher leaders, design innovative school models with a focus on driving improvements in: equity, student achievement, social-emotional support, and 21st century learning.


We have worked with over 1,500 educators in 102 schools across the United States, impacting 75,000+ students. Partner organizations include Echoing Green, Microsoft, Stanford University, the Unreasonable Institute, and the WK Kellogg Foundation. For more information, visit our website: www.trueschool.org.



Level of Language Proficiency

Proficient in English as a first language

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

No requirement


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