Now Hiring: School Improvement Facilitator
The Community Center for Education Results (CCER), which supports the Road Map Project initiative, is recruiting a School Improvement Facilitator with content expertise in early learning/elementary education for the Road Map Project’s Local Improvement Networks Initiative. Local Improvement Networks bring together districts, schools, and community service providers to improve educational outcomes for low-income students and children of color. The work is focused on increasing success for young people in math and social and emotional learning and increasing capacity for parents, educators, and program providers to help young people. The first Local Improvement Network pilot is underway in Renton with a second pilot site in Tukwila launching fall 2019.
The School Improvement Facilitator position is a great opportunity for someone who has experience working in public schools and facilitating school/community organizations to improve outcomes. Candidates who are data-driven and understand the different roles in within schools building (teachers, counselors, administrators, etc.) would excel in this role.
The School Improvement Facilitator should have experience providing feedback to build capacity and capabilities to reach desired results. Candidates must be committed to supporting school staff and community organizations to build equitable school supports so that all students can achieve their goals.
About CCER and The Road Map Project
CCER is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2010 to staff and support the Road Map Project—a collective impact initiative to improve student achievement from cradle through college and career in seven King County, Washington school districts: Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton, (South) Seattle, and Tukwila. Through multisector collaboration with hundreds of organizations and individuals, the Road Map Project aims to increase equitable policies and practices in education system to eliminate opportunity and achievement gaps, and for 70 percent of the region’s youth to earn a college degree or career credential by 2030.
- Facilitate school teams and community service providers meetings that involve problem-solving, goal and strategy setting, progress monitoring, and using continuous improvement tools to measure strategy efficacy.
- Help school teams and community service providers use qualitative and quantitative data to identify areas of strength and challenges.
- Identify best practices and effective tools within schools and develop mechanisms to disseminate learnings across schools. Write reports that capture progress that can be shared with funders, school district leaders, and other policymakers.
- Establish and foster meaningful relationships with school staff and community partners to support effective work toward common goals.
Attributes of a successful candidate
- At least seven years’ experience in or with elementary public schools leading and/or building school staff capacity to improve outcomes.
- Demonstrated personal commitment to anti-racism work with an understanding of the challenges and barriers faced by communities concerning race, ethnicity, class, ability, immigration status, and gender—and their intersections.
- Strong experience facilitating conversations with school staff aimed at dismantling racism, including navigating and challenging power dynamics and inequity.
- Commitment to outcome-based accountability and using different data sources and measures to evaluate improvement strategies.
- Strong skills in facilitating small and large meetings with school staff and other stakeholders.
- Demonstrated project management and event coordination skills, including the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment, take initiative, respond to shifting priorities, communicate changes and progress clearly, multitask, and meet deadlines.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including experience and interest in developing and delivering presentations.
- High level of proficiency using Microsoft Office and Google Drive.
- Experience working in partnership with communities of color.
Our office is in the Pacific Tower in Seattle. Local travel required. This job requires setting up and attending school meetings throughout South King County and the candidate will need to provide their own transportation. Mileage reimbursement is provided.
Compensation and benefits
The salary range for this position is $65,000 to $90,000 annually, depending on experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits package. CCER is an equal opportunity employer.
Preferred application deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 25. The position will remain open until filled. No phone calls, please.
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- Subject line: “School Improvement Facilitator – Your Last Name”
- Include where you learned about this position
- Cover letter and resume
- Personal racial equity statement (maximum 300 words): the purpose of this statement is to identify candidates who have professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance organizational and educational equity
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