The Community Center for Education Results (CCER), which supports the Road Map Project, is looking for a Local Network Support Director. This is a new position that will support place-based initiatives focused on improving early learning and elementary success in South King County and South Seattle. This position will work closely with communities, service providers, districts and school leaders. The goal is to improve student outcomes including kindergarten readiness, math, and social emotional learning through creating and supporting local networks in the Road Map Project region to identify, adopt, and spread effective practices.

The local improvement network approach draws on improvement science and involves fostering trusting authentic relationships with communities, families, early learning providers, and schools. This work focuses on learning from data, experimentation, implementation of strong instructional approaches, and collaboration between schools and service providers—all in service of improving positive outcomes for children and youth.

Understanding the local context in each community is vital to assure that the factors being addressed and the practices being implemented make sense in each unique setting. A pilot is underway in partnership with the Renton School District, where the focus is on bringing partners together to improve support systems and outcomes for children attending four elementary schools. This position will be CCER’s lead in supporting the implementation of this pilot and in the startup and support of additional local improvement networks. This position will also support learning across the networks and will work with systems partners to learn from the networks’ challenges and successes.


  • Build trusting relationships with community and school partners in the co-development of strategies to improve education systems serving children and families.
  • Provide strong support and coordination among partners and funders to ensure the success of the Renton local improvement network pilot.
  • Facilitate the startup and structuring of additional networks in South Seattle and South King County.
  • Create tools and templates, memorandums of understanding, partnership agreements, etc. to aid with project management, continuous improvement, data sharing, role clarity, and knowledge-management.
  • Document key learnings to aid in operation and expansion of improvement networks.
  • Create a learning group of system partners to help advise, support, advocate and learn from this work.
  • Work closely with external evaluators.

Desired skills and experience 

  • A detailed understanding of the challenges and barriers faced by communities because of, and not limited to, race, ethnicity, class, ability, immigration status, gender, and their intersections.
  • Successful experience and passion for working closely with the diverse communities in the Road Map Project region and building on their strengths and expertise.
  • Experience building cross-sector teams that develop shared improvement objectives, strong relationships and that become skilled in use of data for continuous improvement.
  • Experience creating new structures that support effective partnerships, continuous improvement and collaboration.
  • Experience leading complex education improvement initiatives involving education institutions and community providers.
  • Knowledge of how to employ parent, youth and community voice (feedback, stories, etc.) to develop strategies and drive change.
  • Familiarity with formative and summative data sources – early learning through elementary.
  • Knowledge of improvement science and its application in education settings.
  • Experience building and managing project budgets.
  • Significant supervisory experience, including managing consultants.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills


The salary range for this position is $85,000-$110,000 annually, depending on experience. Excellent benefits package, including health, vision, dental, and life insurance as well as a 401k plan with employer match. CCER is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply

Interested applicants should submit the following materials no later than 5:00 PM PST on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, but the position is open until filled.


Subject line: “Local Network Support Director [LAST NAME]”

Attachments: Cover letter and resume


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