Director, Texas
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Director, Texas

Location : Houston, TX

About the Position :

Education Pioneers seeks a Director to lead its Texas efforts to dramatically improve outcomes for Texas’s neediest students through outside-the-classroom leaders, managers, and analysts. The Texas State Director role serves as the primary agent to both support local education organizations (Partners) in meeting their strategic talent needs and to implement a powerful and transformational experience for the local cohort of Fellows. In addition, the Texas State Director assists our Texas Alumni in their career growth through strategic access to professional development and a robust nationwide network. Successful candidates will be entrepreneurial, highly-motivated and goal-oriented, and will possess proven project management and relationship-building skills.

This Director role will require someone with a strong presence to serve as the “face” of Education Pioneers in Texas’s dynamic education sector. The ideal candidate is someone who has experience with and a natural excitement in scaling programs, as well as someone who can function as a “jack-of-all trades” while leading our growth efforts in Texas. This is an exempt position which reports Executive Director, Southern Region and is located in Houston, TX.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to :

Program Expansion and Management:
  • Lead the successful programmatic expansion of transformative Education Pioneers Fellowship programs in Texas (Houston, Dallas, Austin)

  • Develop partnerships with education organizations in Texas to host 45 Fellows across our Fellowship programs (Graduate Student Fellowship, Analyst Fellowship) in 2014, including school districts, charter schools, non-profits, foundations, and government agencies

  • Match organizations with Fellows and support them throughout the Fellowship programs

  • Facilitate and assist with the coordination of all signature elements of the Texas fellowship programs

  • Serve as a skilled coach, mentor and guide for Fellows providing direct and targeted support regarding their fellowship experience, ongoing professional development and long-term career planning

  • Maintain ongoing communication with Partners to ensure support and clarity throughout the fellowship period

  • Effectively monitor and evaluate the success of the Texas Fellowship Programs

  • Represent Education Pioneers at events in the broader community to build our brand and presence in Texas

Recruitment and Selection:
  • Support our national strategy to recruit, select, and place a diverse group of talented individuals into our Fellowship Programs

  • Recruit and select a diverse group of 45 talented candidates into Education Pioneers’ Fellowship programs (Graduate Student Fellowship & Analyst Fellowship) in 2014

  • Represent Education Pioneers at local recruiting events and generate excitement for our program among prospective applicants

  • Conduct in-depth interviews with applicants to assess their candidacy for our program

  • Work closely with the Southern Region team to make final decisions regarding admissions into the Graduate School Fellowship and Analyst Fellowship

Partnership and Alumni Development:
  • Enhance the effectiveness of Texas Alumni and partner organizations

  • Develop a deep knowledge of Education Pioneers Alumni and Partner organizations (leverage existing Alumni data and gathering new data as needed)

  • Use Education Pioneers data to create targeted opportunities for them to advance their careers and become impactful change agents in the education sector

  • Connect Alumni to each other, to open jobs, and to local education leaders, by driving them to our online platform, coordinating events and gatherings, providing one-on-one career counseling, and offering other relevant supports

  • Connect partner organizations with Alumni talent who are looking for full-time positions amongst the growing Alumni base in Texas

  • Develop a local Alumni Board which will create meaningful professional connections within the network and help to assess how to best support Texas Alumni in their career development

Duties and responsibilities may change. All Education Pioneers employees are encouraged to be flexible and responsive to changes in scope of duties.

Experience and Qualifications :
  • Graduate degree strongly preferred

  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience including sales, recruiting, teaching, coaching/mentoring, professional development, program management strongly preferred

  • Strong facilitation, networking, and presentation skills required

  • Strong knowledge of the current K-12 education reform landscape strongly preferred, significant education reform experience in Texas preferred

  • Extensive skills in relationship building with team members and external partners

  • Experience successfully managing a results based program in a fast-paced, goals-oriented, and data driven environment

Personal Characteristics :
  • A strong commitment to the Education Pioneers’ mission and core values of courage, optimism, collaboration and action

  • Ability to thrive in a faced-paced, entrepreneurial environment; comfortable with ambiguity and shifts in scope of duties

  • Versatility, flexibility and a willingness to work within changing priorities with enthusiasm; Ability to maintain composure under stress

  • Ability to think strategically and analytically with excellent follow through, strong attention to detail

  • Pro-active personality and willingness to lead change

  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills; proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines

  • Principled leader with high ethical standards

  • Ability to thrive working both independently and within team settings

Benefits and Compensation :
  • Competitive nonprofit salary commensurate with background and experience

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance

  • Pre-tax medical deductions

  • 403 (b)

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Equal Opportunity Employment and Commitment to Diversity

Education Pioneers believes it is critical for leaders in urban education to reflect the urban communities they serve. We actively recruit people of color to join our team. We support equal opportunity for all people, and we strongly encourage people of color to apply for positions in our organization.

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