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Regional VP - Peninsula

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Innovate Public Schools | Redwood City, CA
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Innovate Public Schools


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August 3, 2020
$135,000 - $165,000Compensation depends on experience and is highly competitive.

This position is based in Redwood City, CA and reports to Innovate’s CEO. The Regional VP, Peninsula will be responsible for the strategy and ongoing success of Innovate’s campaigns in East Palo Alto and Redwood City, and will serve as a member of Innovate’s leadership team.


Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Hire, develop and retain top talent in the Peninsula, including supervising research, communications, schools and organizing staff. Collaborate with functional leads to ensure that staff receive appropriate role-specific support, coaching and development if Regional VP does not have that functional expertise.
  • Lead the development and execution of Innovate’s goals in the Peninsula. Propose annual goals and 3-year strategic plan for the Peninsula, with input from leadership team and approval by CEO. Monitor and regularly report on progress toward goals. Be responsible for achieving the annual and long-term goals for the Peninsula.
  • Propose and lead execution of Innovate’s political strategy in the Peninsula. Build strong relationships with a variety of community leaders, partner organizations, and elected officials. Maintain a thorough understanding of political context in the Peninsula and our target neighborhoods, and propose political strategy to CEO and leadership team.
  • Represent Innovate in the Peninsula and manage Peninsula-based external affairs. Lead on external relationships across all organization functions that allow us to establish a presence in the Peninsula. 
  • Represent Innovate as the primary contact with potential Peninsula-based funders. Responsible for understanding and informing fundraising strategy in the Peninsula, and for securing our targeted Peninsula-based fundraising targets each year, with the support of the VP, Partnerships & Finance and the CEO. Responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with Peninsula-based funders. 
  • Provide thought leadership for Peninsula-based research and policy work. Drawing on depth of knowledge about the Peninsula’s political and school context, provide thought leadership around what research and content would be most relevant and effective to further our campaign goals in the Peninsula.


Required Qualifications

  • Passionate about Innovate Public Schools’ mission to initiate, support, and advocate for great public schools for low-income children and children of color.
  • At least three years leadership experience in public education, community organizing, or a related field.
  • Politically agile: Can accurately read political situations and adjust to changing circumstances to address new challenges and take advantage of unexpected opportunities. Has good common sense.
  • Strategic thinker: Able to set and communicate a compelling strategic vision for Innovate’s work in a region; able to see opportunities and threats and adapt appropriately
  • Excellent writer: Can write for many different audiences and adapt messages and language for different channels (ie: print, web, social media, video, etc.)
  • Excellent verbal communicator and ambassador: Can clearly communicate through speech and represent Innovate effectively to a variety of audiences, including parents, partner organizations, community stakeholders, school leaders, elected officials and potential funders.
  • Comfortable with diversity: Has the ability to work well with all types of people - from low-income parents to elected officials, school leaders to business executives.
  • Collaborative project manager: Can manage multiple projects involving different individuals, teams and vendors to meet collective goals on time and with excellence.
  • Experienced manager: Has experience supervising a team of direct reports and creating a productive, inclusive team culture.
  • Experienced facilitator: Able to facilitate productive meetings.
  • Transportation: Has a valid driver’s license and insurance and access to a vehicle.
  • Work authorization: Able to provide proof of eligibility to work long-term (permanently) in the United States


About Innovate Public Schools

Innovate Public Schools is a nonprofit organization focused on improving public schools in the Bay Area and Los Angeles to make sure that all students - especially low-income students and students of color - have access to schools that will prepare them for success in college, careers, and life. 


We publish easy-to-understand data and research to inform the public about which schools are excelling and which ones are struggling, as well as about the policy and school-based solutions that work. We work with educators from both school districts and charter schools to start excellent new public schools and redesign chronically low-performing schools. And we support and empower parents in high-need communities so they can effectively advocate for better schools and sustain community efforts over the long term.

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Compensation depends on experience and is highly competitive. Innovate offers very generous benefits including health and dental insurance, 20 days paid time off per year (increasing to 25 after 2 years of employment), two floating holidays, 14 paid fixed holidays per year (including office closure between Dec 24th - New Year’s Day), and 5% employer contribution to 401k. 


This is a FULL-TIME/EXEMPT position.


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Work Environment / Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics and the physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while successfully performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. 


The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the person in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.


Innovate Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

This position is based in Redwood City, CA and reports to Innovate’s CEO. The Regional VP, Peninsula will be responsible for the strategy and ongoing success of Innovate’s campaigns in East Palo Alto and Redwood City, and will serve as a member of…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Managerial

Benefits

Innovate offers very generous benefits including health and dental insurance, 20 days paid time off per year (increasing to 25 after 2 years of employment), two floating holidays, 14 paid fixed holidays per year (including office closure between Dec 24th - New Year’s Day), and 5% employer contribution to 401k. 


This is a FULL-TIME/EXEMPT position.

Innovate offers very generous benefits including health and dental insurance, 20 days paid time off per year (increasing to 25 after 2 years of employment), two floating holidays, 14…

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter describing why your knowledge, skills, and background make you a strong candidate for the position.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter describing why your knowledge, skills, and background make you a strong candidate for the position.

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Redwood City, CA

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