Launched in 2007, the Partnership is a nonprofit organization that serves 14,200 students across 19 campuses in Watts, Boyle Heights and South Los Angeles, California. The Partnership is one of the largest, in-district public school transformation organizations in the U.S., and is not a charter organization. Our priorities are supporting great school leadership, developing highly effective teaching, and engaging families and community partners. Over the past decade, our high schools have seen their graduation rate more than double from 36% to 80% and college acceptances have risen by 17 percentage points in the last four years from 32% in 2015 to 49% in 2019. Suspension rates across the network are at less than 1%, compared with 21% when we started our work. Learn more about us at https://partnershipla.org/.
The Director of Arts Education supports all 19 Partnership schools as they integrate the arts and arts instruction into all K-12 classrooms and build a rich arts culture that engages students, parents and the entire school and surrounding community. The Director of Arts Education manages the planning, implementation and operation of the Partnership’s Art Initiative and the Watts Arts Education Pilot. The Director works with school principals, arts leads, itinerant and credentialed arts teachers, LAUSD arts integration specialists, classroom teachers, community arts partners, LAUSD’s Arts Education Department, as well as members of the Partnership’s home office teams. The Director represents the Partnership with other arts-education related entities to leverage resources and build strong relationships that directly benefit arts equity at Partnership schools.
The Partnership is committed to continuously building an anti-racist culture that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in classrooms and in our home office. The Director of Arts Education will be someone who is excited to keep these values in mind when executing day-to-day tasks and responsibilities.
This position will require being in schools often (approximately 80% of the time) throughout the fall when they reopen, but working remotely otherwise, as the Partnership home office remains closed. As such, this position requires living in the Los Angeles area.
The Director of Arts Education’s key responsibilities include the following areas:
Leading Network Arts Strategy 30%
Profession Development of Leaders and Teacher Leaders 30%
Partner Organization Management 20%
Advocacy and Systems Change 10%
Home Office Teaming 10%
The ideal candidate will have:
Education and Experience:
Launched in 2007, the Partnership is a nonprofit organization that serves 14,200 students across 19 campuses in Watts, Boyle Heights and South Los Angeles, California. The Partnership is one of the largest…
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The Partnership has recently completed a thorough study of market-competitive salaries, and has applied the learning from that study to salary offers for all home office positions. Our goal is to ensure that pay is fair for all staff members, both considering the market and considering pay equity among staff in similar roles in the organization. The Partnership offers a robust benefits package including employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403(b) retirement program. This is a full time, year-round position.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The Partnership has recently completed a thorough study of market-competitive salaries, and has applied the learning from that study to salary…
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