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Academic Consulting Partner, Tennessee

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TNTP
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New York, NY
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Published 15 days ago

TNTP seeks a full-time Partner to join the Consulting Division. This position will be based in Tennessee and is available immediately.  Travel within the state and region up to 40% is required (contingent upon organizational/state/federal regulations).   

Who We Are 

A national nonprofit founded by teachers, TNTP believes our nation’s public schools can offer all children an excellent education. Today we’re a diverse team from a wide range of fields, united by a fierce commitment to helping school systems end educational inequality. We work at every level of the public education system to attract and train talented teachers and school leaders, ensure rigorous and engaging classrooms, and create environments that prioritize great teaching and accelerate student learning. For more info on life at TNTP: http://tntp.org/about-tntp/our-people  

Staff on TNTP's Consulting Division work alongside teachers, school leaders, districts and states to help them achieve their goals for students. We work to help educators, schools, and school systems expand access to opportunity for students. Partners on the Consulting team focus on supporting systems to provide equitable, high-quality opportunities to students by growing our talent and academics consulting work.  

What You’ll Do 

The Partner is a critical leader at TNTP - driving the development of services, managing a portfolio of client engagements or contracts within our Consulting team, and serving as a face of the organization to our district partners and external stakeholders. The Partner will advance innovative and nuanced solutions to TNTP’s clients’ biggest challenges and ensure engagements meet client needs and achieve ambitious goals.  

Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Leading complex organizational change efforts with clients and within TNTP, including developing a clear vision and purposeful strategy to achieve ambitious goals  
  • Navigating and managing complex and nuanced relationships, including motivating, and influencing the decisions of TNTP’s most senior-level clients 
  • Assessing challenges and identifying innovative, effective solutions in ambiguous situations  
  • Supervising a diverse team, hiring, training, building inclusive team culture and developing talent to achieve ambitious goals  
  • Developing and managing budgets and performing financial forecasting to maximize revenue 

 

What You Bring  

We are looking for amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to change children’s lives through education. You’ll be right at home here if you learn from failure and overcome adversity, cultivate strong relationships, understand the power of diversity, advocate for equity, aspire to lead through inclusion, and push yourself, your work and the people around you to the next level.    

We expect this Partner to:  

  • Bring a distinguished track record of leadership in academic and school settings. You have extensive background knowledge of the current education landscape in Tennessee. You know high-quality instructional materials in ELA and/or math and use that expertise as a foundation to inform academic strategies and learning objectives with leadership at rural and urban school districts or CMOs, as well as school-based leaders.   
  • Leverage senior leadership experience. You draw from previous experience leading complex organizational change efforts, including the ability to develop a clear vision and purposeful strategy to achieve ambitious goal.  
  • Translate strategy into effective partnerships. You provide leadership, strategic direction, decision making, and client and team management necessary to ensure the success of TNTP’s work with a portfolio of district and charter partners utilizing long-term planning and quality controls to ensure contract goals are met and ongoing work is stable and sustainable.  
  • Lead and support business development. You understand and consider external conditions that affect the organization’s work, actively advocate for change, and successfully lead sales efforts with new and existing partners that align to strategic priorities, ensuring we meet budget and revenue targets. You have a strong external network across the state and can build relationships and identify options for new sources of funding for TNTP at the local and national level.  
  • Hire, develop, manage, and retain talent. One of your greatest responsibilities and privileges will be to hire and ensure staff working on projects in your portfolio have an inclusive and supportive work environment that reflects TNTP’s unique culture and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Model cross-cultural agility. Authentic self-reflection, self- awareness, and high emotional intelligence are central to who you are, and you utilize these skills to shape a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, that influences how you think about your work. You have an adept cultural understanding of yourself and use your understanding of yourself and others to build trusting relationships with direct reports, colleagues, and clients.  
  • Lead with an asset-based and equity-centered approach. You have a strong understanding and prior experience with equity-based, asset-oriented, and culturally responsive practices, and use them as foundational lenses of your leadership.    
  • Build relationships. You will regularly partner with school and system leaders and internal stakeholders. You have an ability to connect and build relationships with diverse communities. Bilingual abilities are a plus, Spanish language preferred.   

Qualifications 

  • In-depth knowledge of ELA and/or math content and instruction is highly preferred 
  • Knowledge of Common Core (or college ready) State Standards, supporting English Language Learners, and instructional data and assessments is preferred 
  • Senior-level experience working in or with leadership at rural, urban school districts or CMOs leading complex organizational change efforts, including the ability to develop a clear vision and purposeful strategy to achieve ambitious goals is preferred 
  • Demonstrated success navigating and managing complex and nuanced relationships, including the ability to motivate and influence the decisions of TNTP’s most senior-level clients 
  • The ability to critically assess challenges and identify innovative, effective solutions in ambiguous situations 
  • Excellent management skills, including experience effectively managing staff and developing talent 
  • Excellent project management skills and an ability to work efficiently and prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment 


TNTP seeks a full-time Partner to join the Consulting Division. This position will be based in Tennessee and is available immediately.  Travel within the state and region up to 40% is required (contingent upon organizational/state/federal…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

What We Offer 

TNTP offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position with the potential for an annual performance-based bonus. The salary range for this position is $112,000 - $168,000. New hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint depending on qualifications, internal equity, and the budgeted amount for the role. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, commuter benefits, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan with employer matching. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day. TNTP may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.   

What We Offer 

TNTP offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position with the potential for an annual performance-based bonus. The salary range for…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
500 7th Ave., New York, NY 10018, United States
8th Floor

How to Apply

It’s in your best interest to apply as soon as possible. We recommend including a cover letter in your application addressing why you are interested in TNTP and how your experience has prepared you for this position. 

It’s in your best interest to apply as soon as possible. We recommend including a cover letter in your application addressing why you are interested in TNTP and how your experience…

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