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James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy


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Position

The Director, K-12 is responsible for engaging and supporting educators and school leaders

across states. The Director, K-12 will play a critical role in coordinating and driving progress on the Institute’s strategic priorities. The Director, K-12 will ensure coordination, communication, and forward progress across various programmatic work streams. The Director, K-12 will collaborate with school leaders across states regarding the development and implementation of effective and efficient practices and strategies to drive equity in schools. The Director, K-12 will also provide information for grant reports, policy briefs, primers and case studies for dissemination.

The Director, K-12 reports directly to the Chief of Staff and serves on the Leadership team.

Responsibilities

  • Builds relationship with local-level school leaders in Hunt Institute partner states.
  • In partnership with other Institute staff, consults with schools, districts, state leaders, and policymakers to offer professional development and policy and research support that is tailored to local contexts.
  • Provides leadership on K-12 initiatives in policy and research and fosters internal and external relationships that expand the reach of the Hunt Institute’s programs, products and expertise.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver information on an array of K-12 educational topics to small and large groups.
  • Contribute to the design and development of major Institute policymaker convenings, including state legislative retreats and cross-state and national events for senior state policymakers.
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of the Institute’s Regional Visits and School Site Visits for Hunt-Kean Fellows and state legislators.
  • Knowledge of K-12 curriculum; knowledge of federal and state programs; and knowledge of current research in K-12 curriculum and school leadership.
  • Assist with fundraising efforts, strategy and processes, including grant application and proposals, assessing impact of new funding on current work, participating in funder calls and developing relationships in the field.
  • Accept and complete any other task or duty as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree required.
  • Interest in working with K-12 educational issues.
  • Minimum of five years’ work experience.
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

Ideal candidates will also demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and good judgment.
  • Hands-on, leads by example.
  • Values diversity of thought, backgrounds, and perspectives.
  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining impeccable attention to details.
  • Integrity/ethics beyond reproach.
  • Constantly seeking to apply best practices.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively and consider new ideas.
  • Commitment to the organization’s mission, financial stability, and success.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At The Hunt Institute, Equal Employment Opportunity is our commitment and goal. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other protected status designated by federal, state or local law. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation.

Position

The Director, K-12 is responsible for engaging and supporting educators and school leaders

across states. The Director, K-12 will play a critical role in coordinating and driving progress on the Institute’s strategic priorities…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required
  • Managerial

How to Apply

To apply, please submit cover letter, along with a résumé and a writing sample (no more than 5 pages; sections from a longer paper can be submitted) to applicant@hunt-institute.org with the subject line “Director, K-12 – your last name.” Position is open until filled. No phone calls, please.

To apply, please submit cover letter, along with a résumé and a writing sample (no more than 5 pages; sections from a longer paper can be submitted) to applicant@hunt-institute.org with…

Location

1000 Park Forty Plaza, Suite 280, Durham, NC 27713

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