Managing Director, School System Coaching

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The Achievement Network

Published 8 days ago

Yearly Salary

Managing Director, School System Coaching

Location: Flexible within the United States

Position is available: Immediately


Every student deserves opportunities in life, and every educator committed to providing those opportunities deserves support. Those beliefs drive us to work alongside schools to support great teaching so that we can work towards guaranteeing that all students are receiving high quality instruction. We partner with over 900 schools - both district and charter - in underserved communities around the country, thus impacting more than 330,000 students. Third-party evaluations confirm that when schools have the right basic conditions in place and partner with ANet, they achieve 6-8 months of additional learning over a two-year period compared to schools not partnering with ANet.

At ANet we are committed to living out our core values, both across our organization and with our partner schools. We acknowledge that systemic inequities impact student access to opportunities and that in order to ensure educational equity for all students, we must center on the experiences of those from marginalized communities to guide our work. We work to deepen our understanding of how race, class, power and privilege influence the education system as well as influence our own perspectives. To do so, we provide ongoing learning opportunities through org-wide professional development, affinity groups, working groups, and resource sharing.

Individuals who join ANet have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, values driven, and team-oriented organization that is committed to having impact in schools by investing in each other and learning together. We were named as The NonProfit Times Best Nonprofits to Work For and work tirelessly to foster a working environment where the unique perspectives, backgrounds, and identities of our staff members are valued.


ANet seeks a Managing Director (MD) of School System Coaching to lead our school system coaching strategy through the creation of tools, resources and training for partner-facing members of the team. This person will support the Vice President of System Services in executing on our vision for coaching system-level leaders by drawing upon best practices, research/data, insights from our team and ANet partners. The charge is to bring new insights through high-quality learning experiences that lead to consistent and strong coaching practices. The MD, School System Coaching will monitor the impact of their training and support to coaches in order to ensure continuous learning and improvement, resulting in ever-stronger, sustained outcomes for partners. The MD will report to the Vice President, System Services.

The System Services team serves mid- and senior-level district and CMO leaders in devising and implementing strategy related to instructional visioning, use of high-quality materials, professional learning, use of assessments, and supporting equitable instruction. In addition to strategic support, members of our team also coach and support system leaders through ongoing engagements. The person in this role will support individuals on the team by creating the learning trajectory as well as tools and resources to be used in our partner engagements.


Operate as an expert in system-level instructional data, tools, and coaching techniques in order to strengthen the quality and consistency of our school system coaching.

? Design high quality training resources for our school system level coaches that are rooted in internal and external best practices.

? Use qualitative and quantitative data to identify what our coaches need to learn or improve, monitor their progress in those areas, and measure the impact of training and support.

? Work with the Vice President, System Services to understand the impact various factors have on the quality of our partners' experience and on their students' academic growth and achievement.

? Leverage coach interaction data to codify and spread effective practices.

? Identify and surface big picture headlines so that they inform the evolution of our coaching of district leaders model.

? Ground in our coaching of school system leaders, by serving at least one partner to ensure that trainings, tools and resources are relevant and timely for our team's use.

Design, curate, and codify coaching tools and resources for use by the School System Services team.

? In collaboration with the Vice President, System Services design an onboarding program and playbook that defines our approach and coaching practices.

? Develop, refine and curate tools and resources that embody our approach to school system level leadership development.

? Determine when new coaching tools may be needed, avoiding redundancy and increasing coherence.

? Apply design strategist skills to written tools and frameworks, ensuring that components are mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive, align to aims/objectives, and contribute to the coherence and simplicity of existing tools.

? Collaborate across content and coaching teams to ensure resources are coherent, accurate, and differentiated.

Develop and execute high quality learning trajectories and experiences that lead to outcomes.

? Stay abreast of current and emerging trends in the education field to inform knowledge and skills our team will need to effectively support partners now and in the future. Continue to evolve the vision for excellent school system coaching at ANet and ensure that training and support reflects that vision.

? Utilize data to track emergent and ongoing needs of coaches to identify trends, inform future development opportunities and design supporting tools and resources.

? Support our team in finding and executing on authentic ways to collaborate and learn from each other within and across teams.

Model high impact and targeted coaching and development aligned to our team's priorities.

? Establish trusting, open, motivating, influential relationships with members of our team as a foundation for assets-based learning and support.

? Support norming and learning within and across our team to strengthen practices.

? Leverage coaching observations and video review to ensure coaches receive consistent, regular, and high quality feedback that reinforces strengths and supports dynamic growth.

? Use quantitative and qualitative data to identify needs, monitor progress, and gauge the impact of training and support to inform the continual improvement of coaches and coaching practices.

? Foster cross-team collaboration and best practice sharing by shining a light and prompting sharing of strong practices across our coaching teams.


In order to be successful in this role, candidates must demonstrate the following:

? You know what excellent instructional practices look like at the classroom, school, and systems level and are knowledgeable about standards- and data-driven instruction.

? You bring strong strategic thinking and analytical skills which allow you to assess multiple data points, quickly diagnose needs, and determine solutions.

? You have experience designing and leading learning experiences that result in improved instructional coaching practices.

? You are a design strategist, so you are selective in determining when a tool or framework is needed. When developing written tools or resources, you are skilled in determining the necessary component parts and creating alignment between objectives, individual pieces, and the coherence between the final products and other tools used by the team.

? You are a quick learner: you thrive on seeking out and absorbing new information and applying it to a need or challenge; you take a roll up your sleeves and do the work approach to tackling new challenges; your habits include reaching out to internal and external experts to inform your best thinking.

? You know how to develop and motivate others towards results by building trusting relationships and providing credible and useful partnership.

? You have deep strength in instructional leadership coaching, supported by years of experience, leading to an ability to quickly add value as a leadership coach in a variety of situations.

? You have a passionate commitment to and a sense of urgency for the support of schools, along with a belief that all students can achieve at high levels.

? You are motivated by working in an environment where we live out our core values daily. You are eager to examine personal archetypes and biases while discussing topics related to race, class, and privilege in pursuit of ANet's Advance Equity and People Matter values, and our work towards becoming an anti-racist organization.

? You bring a record of success as a team member working in close partnership with others; you are supportive, responsive, and flexible and thrive working interdependently in an entrepreneurial environment.


ANet offers highly competitive compensation based on prior experience and qualifications as well as comprehensive benefits in order to best support our people. Benefits we offer include: health, d

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Managing Director, School System Coaching

Location: Flexible within the United States

Position is available: Immediately


Every student deserves opportunities in life, and every educator committed to providing those…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional


Boston, MA

How to Apply

We are now accepting applications for this position, which will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
We are now accepting applications for this position, which will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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