Associate Partner, Ed Tech

Job Type

Full Time


Details: We make a competitive compensation package available to all employees, including base salary, performance bonus, professional development, and complete benefits.




United States


Position Overview

As a member Ed Tech team, the Associate Partner will be a key part of our efforts to find, fund, and support promising for-profit and nonprofit ed tech entrepreneurs developing digital tools that support teaching and learning in PK-12 schools. The position will report to the Managing Partner and be located in our Oakland office. 


The Associate Partner’s responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Address Critical Needs of our Ventures
  • Work closely with ventures to assess their needs and provide management assistance in key areas, including but not limited to business planning, product design, and strategic decisions
  • Seek opportunities to partner with external organizations and advisors that have expertise in areas of shared need among ventures
  • Support Investment Process
  • Provide support across the full continuum of the investment process – recruitment, diligence, selection, and ongoing management assistance
  • Prepare investment memos for leadership and board approval
  • Manage internal processes to ensure that we are coordinated, effective and efficient 
  • Support Research, Learning and Data Collection Efforts
  • Manage data collection process for our ventures; analyze information and make recommendations based on findings
  • Support Director of Research & Learning on research efforts related to our portfolio
  • Develop thought leadership pieces (e.g. blogs, special reports) and represent us at conferences and events
  • Contribute to development activities (e.g. report writing, data collection)
  • Assist in planning and executing the annual NewSchools Summit, and attend other conferences that are related to NewSchools’ work
  • Support Additional Organizational and Team Activities
  • Assist team members in planning and executing events that bring together members of our portfolio for knowledge sharing and collaboration
  • Support fundraising efforts by preparing grant proposals, reports and funder presentations


  • Demonstrated commitment to serving underserved communities
  • Passion for innovation and excellence in public education
  • Broad knowledge of education reform history and trends
  • Specific knowledge of education technology trends
  • Strong strategic thinking, quantitative, and qualitative analytical skills
  • Proficiency in financial modeling and financial statement analysis a plus
  • Effective project manager with attention to detail and ability to drive to completion
  • Willingness to own high-priority tasks and projects with minimal guidance and support
  • Comfort and ability to manage multiple priorities amid ambiguity
  • Proven ability to develop and present professional materials (e.g. spreadsheets, written memos, presentations)
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships internally and externally with a wide variety of stakeholders, built on trust, respect, clear communication and shared goals
  • Personal presence and communications skills necessary to effectively interact with external stakeholders
  • Deep competency with PowerPoint, Word, Excel

Education and Experience

  • Minimum 6 years of experience in education with progressive levels of leadership and responsibility
  • Experience in consulting, business development and/or product management within a technology context strongly preferred
  • Finance, management consulting, teaching, education technology, research and entrepreneurial experience are all valued

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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