The Community Center for Education Results (CCER), which supports the Road Map Project initiative, is recruiting for a Senior Director of Impact with strong skills in team leadership, project management, strategic planning, continuous improvement and evaluation with a desire to support collaborative, community-driven change. This new position will supervise an experienced team of staff currently leading continuous improvement and systems change work across the Road Map Project and will report to the CCER Executive Director. This position will support partners and CCER staff teams, including Community Engagement, Data and Research, Communications, and Operations to advance collaboration and strategic integration.

CCER is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2010 to staff and support the Road Map Project—a cradle-through-college initiative to boost student success 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 systems to eliminate opportunity gaps, and for 70 percent of the region’s students to earn a college degree or career credential by 2030.

The opportunity

The Senior Director of Impact will provide supervision and support to an experienced team of staff working on initiatives designed to improve student-level outcomes and to advance the Road Map Project System-Wide Racial Equity Essentials, including:

  • Supporting improvement in kindergarten readiness and early grade success
  • Strengthening college and career readiness practices and policies in high schools
  • Developing a strong opportunity youth reengagement system
  • Strengthening family engagement practices and policies in districts and schools
  • Deepening efforts to improve college persistence and completion

Responsibilities

  • Supervise and support 4-5 experienced staff leading continuous improvement and systems change work across the education continuum. This may include working with funders, developing team charters, supporting partnership development, identifying opportunities to sustain and scale, solving complex problems, and working with evaluators.
  • Identify how strategies led by CCER and implementation partners can contribute to achieving the 2020 and 2030 Road Map Project goals, and work closely with staff and partners to set targets and track progress.
  • Develop a strong internal collaboration and learning structure within CCER to capture lessons learned and share learning across teams.
  • Work with other senior staff to develop internal and external collaborative cross-team structures.
  • Strengthen alignment and integration across Road Map Project initiatives and partners.

Attributes of a successful candidate

  • Demonstrated personal commitment to anti-racism work and track record of working toward dismantling racism in education.
  • Strong people skills including experience engaging with and working alongside communities of color.
  • A deep understanding of the challenges and barriers faced by different communities including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, class, ability, immigration status and gender and their intersections, and a commitment to improving outcomes for low-income youth and families.
  • Successful track record of management and leadership, including supervision of interdisciplinary teams.
  • Experience developing staff leadership skills and supporting professional growth of people in varying phases of career.
  • Demonstrated success in building and supporting highly effective teams to develop, implement, and monitor strategies that get to results.
  • Education system knowledge and/or experience, plus a commitment to improving the cradle through college continuum.
  • Experience working on cross-sector, collaborative initiatives that involve multiple partners working on complex problems.
  • Experience with use of data and formative evaluation to improve programs or systems, and knowledge of tools and techniques that support continuous improvement.
  • Knowledge and experience building budgets and operational growth plans.
  • Strong writing, oral communication, analytic, and synthesis skills.
  • Flexibility and desire to work in a fast-paced, innovative environment with a dynamic team of individuals, and a passion for the success of children and youth in the Road Map Project region.

Compensation and benefits

The salary range for this position is $100,000 – $120,000 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.

Application close date

Interested applicants should submit the following materials no later than 9:00AM (Pacific Time) on Monday, February 4, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.

To apply:

  • Email: jobs@ccedresults.org
  • Subject line: “Senior Director of Impact [Your Last Name]”
  • Include where you learned about this position
  • Attachments: Cover letter and resume

 

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