For generations, Americans have called public education “the great equalizer.” But in too many places, our school systems are not living up to that promise. Instead, outdated, inefficient bureaucracies too often exacerbate inequities. Driven by the belief in the power of public education and inspired to make a difference, a growing network of experienced leaders and managers are taking on the challenge.
We are looking for a diverse group of colleagues who have the same belief.
What We Do
The Broad Center is a nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and supports talented leaders from across America to transform urban public school systems. Our programs, The Broad Academy and The Broad Residency in Urban Education, prepare these professionals to put their skills and know-how to work making student learning the primary driver of every central office dollar and decision. In public school districts, charter management organizations and state departments of education, more than 500 members of The Broad Center’s alumni network are working with educators, parents and community leaders to help their schools soar. Regardless of the setting, for each one of them, the goal is the same: make public education systems more effective, more efficient and more equitable so that every student receives a world-class education. For more information, visit our website at www.broadcenter.org.
The Broad Academy is at an important inflection point as we seek to significantly grow the program to further our impact in the communities we serve. Our mission is to positively impact millions of children by improving K-12 public education through our fellowship programs. The Broad Academy runs a two-year fellowship for senior professionals - who serve at the highest levels in school systems across the country - who are committed to driving dramatic improvements in urban public education. As associate director, program you’ll be responsible for driving the individual leadership growth of Fellows, their school systems and teams.
What You’ll Own
Design and implement a systematic approach to creating robust, adaptive individual leadership development plans for senior school system leaders.
- Collect and analyze multiple sources of data to inform leadership development priorities for Academy Fellows
- Develop a system for integrating leadership strengths and opportunities into existing supports – in-person sessions, coaching, action learning projects and on-demand learning
- Liaise with the partner strategy team, superintendents-in-residence, other TBC staff and individual relationships to develop robust organizational knowledge about Fellow contexts
- Design and implement new supports, resources and learning opportunities to accelerate Fellow effectiveness
Execute high-quality professional development for senior leaders of school systems.
- Design and develop session content, including relevant readings and assignments
- Facilitate professional development modules in session as needed
- Communicate with and coach cohort members on elements of the program
- Develop strong relationships with faculty, coaches and guests in order to shape program in response to Fellow needs
- Identify opportunities to customize or expand curriculum to meet the needs of cohort members and their systems
Drive strategic supports for Fellow senior teams and key leaders. Lead the adaptation of existing curricular materials for external audiences.
- Iterate on past initiatives to support Fellow senior teams
- Design and develop new supports and processes to integrate senior team leadership into the Fellow experience
Collaborate across The Broad Center team and network to align insights, resources, services and impact. The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria, and general work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the job.
What You’ll Need
- A passion and demonstrated commitment to transforming K-12 public education
- Experience working in a school district, charter school network or state education agency is preferred
- Eight or more years of professional work experience
- Growth mindset and constantly seeking challenges
- Experience managing complex projects with multiple deadlines and stakeholders
- Interest and ability to conduct, catalog and synthesize research from across sectors and perspectives to develop robust and comprehensive curricular materials
- Excellent written and oral communications skills
- Professional maturity to work credibly with executive-level faculty and participants; possess the political savvy to understand competing forces that create challenges in their roles
- Skilled at developing strong and meaningful relationships
- Ability to impact and influence a range of stakeholders to take action
- Able to assess effectiveness and continuously identify opportunities for innovation or improvement
- Highly efficient and independent while maintaining an ability to work collaboratively within and across teams
- The ability to commit to 10-15 percent travel
- This position will require work during the weekends in limited situations.
Employment is contingent upon a thorough background and reference check. You must be legally entitled to work in the United States.
What We Offer
· Competitive salary and 401(k) retirement savings plan with a generous employer match
· Employer contributions to medical, dental, vision and life insurance plans
· Pre-tax commuter benefits
· Flexible spending accounts for medical and family care expenses; backup child and elder care
· Two days of paid time off per year to perform volunteer work
· Free access to an on-site gym and a steady supply of nutritious snacks in our shared kitchen
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Join Our Team
As a member of The Broad Center team, you’ll work alongside sharp, driven colleagues that have a sense of humor matched with generosity of spirit.
To apply, visit https://www.broadcenter.org/about/join-our-team/ and submit a resume and cover letter detailing your interest in becoming the next associate director, The Broad Academy.
We will only contact applicants chosen for further consideration.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
The Broad Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation or other characteristic covered by law with regard to employment opportunities.
The Broad Center is committed to providing equal access and opportunities to candidates with legally recognizable disabilities. We will make our best effort to provide reasonable accommodations at every stage of the application process. Disclosing a disability or requesting a need for accommodations is a separate and distinct process from selection and will have no bearing on a candidate’s application status. If you need to request an accommodation or have any questions regarding our disability accommodations policy, please send an email to DAO@broadcenter.org.