GO Public Schools (GO) is a California-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to working with families, educators and community allies to win advocacy campaigns that promote equitable education systems and transformational public schools. Today, the GO Public Schools network spans three California communities — Oakland, West Contra Costa, and Fresno — and impacts systems and schools that shape the lives of approximately 150,000 California students. Over the last decade, GO’s community-driven campaigns have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in new local funding for public school students and teachers, significantly shifted district fiscal and data practices, and developed leaders who will continue to influence and shape our state’s public schools on behalf of students.
GO’s 501c3 organizational budget in 2020 was $3.5m (its c4 arm, GO Public Schools Advocates, has a budget of a little more than $500k this year). GO has more than 20 staff members in its local and California offices combined. The organization’s policy, advocacy and organizing efforts are guided by its Northstar vision:
We envision a day when all schools prepare every child regardless of skin color, family income, home language, or neighborhood to succeed in our rapidly evolving world. We aim to equip all children for a world none of us can fully envision. That means schools that prize knowledge, creativity, and habits of mind and heart to solve new problems in new ways – and that recognize we do not have a single child to lose.
After being named CEO of GO Public Schools in February 2021, Darcel Sanders has begun the process of solidifying the vision for GO as an organization and clearly defining strategic priorities for each of its regions. A key part of that work will be to identify the right new Executive Director to lead GO’s critical work in Fresno and support the development of GO’s longer term Central Valley strategy as students return to a post-pandemic school world.
Alongside GO’s leadership team, the Fresno Executive Director will be charged with translating GO’s organizing, policy, and advocacy playbooks to the Fresno context. There are few organizations that both empower and provide opportunities for parents to take action quite like GO does. GO Fresno offers parents a path for continuous growth in their own leadership that is rare among advocacy organizations. GO helps parents build skills and gain access to information and resources needed to advocate for the best education for their children. GO Fresno has developed a strong connection with families and has been successful in helping families get resources through the local district.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced leader who: can build strong relationships with diverse groups of parents and grasstops leaders alike; has a deep understanding of K-12 education landscape and policy in Fresno; is willing to roll up their sleeves and do whatever is needed; advocates for the support the Fresno region needs; is excited to be GO Fresno’s “frontline fundraiser,” connecting with foundations and individual donors; and is unapologetic about not being satisfied with incremental change and therefore pushes for transformational solutions when it comes to policies that impact the academic and life outcomes of Fresno’s students.
Key Responsibilities of the Fresno Executive Director include:
A successful first year in this role for the new ED will include:
In order to fulfill these responsibilities, the ideal ED candidate will be:
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
This position offers a competitive salary range of $110,000 - $135,000 and robust benefits including medical, dental, retirement and family leave. More details can be provided upon request.
Please submit a resume online at https://apply.workable.com/j/7E466B4895. For additional questions about this position or to speak with someone about your interest, please contact Jonathan Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 510.575.9635.
GO Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. Recruiting staff to create an inclusive organization is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds. Candidates are evaluated solely on their qualifications to perform the work required.
GO Public Schools (GO) is a California-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to working with families, educators and community allies to win advocacy campaigns that promote equitable education systems and…
Please submit a resume online at https://apply.workable.com/j/7E466B4895. For additional questions about this position or to speak with someone about your interest, please contact…