The Broad Center is a nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and supports talented leaders from across America to transform urban public school systems. For generations, Americans have called public education “the great equalizer.” But in too many places, our school systems are not living up to that promise. Instead, outdated, inefficient bureaucracies too often exacerbate inequities and get in the way of good teachers' ability to do great work. Driven by the belief in the power of public education and inspired to make a difference, a growing network of experienced leaders and managers are taking on the challenge.
The Broad Academy and The Broad Residency in Urban Education prepare these professionals to put their skills and know-how to work making student learning the primary driver of every central office dollar and decision. By targeting resources where they are needed most, efforts of Broad Center alumni are helping improve the learning outcomes and life chances of the students they serve. In public school districts, charter management organizations and even state and federal departments of education, more than 500 members of The Broad Center’s alumni network are working with educators, parents and community leaders to help their schools soar. Regardless of the setting, for each one of them, the goal is the same: Make public education systems more effective, more efficient and more equitable so that every student receives a world-class education. For more information, visit our website at www.broadcenter.org.
Broad Center alumni are aligned around a common vision: creating the kinds of environments that enable teachers to do great work and students of all backgrounds to learn and thrive. The Alumni & Network Impact (“ANI”) team is dedicated to supporting this vision by increasing the impact of alumni individually and collectively. Specifically, ANI focuses on creating impactful learning experiences, and providing career support and development. Through a portfolio approach (e.g. best-in-class coaching, study-trips, content rich convenings) they deliver opportunities for alumni to collaborate, share best practices, continue learning, and remain inspired.
This is an ideal opportunity for someone with a passion for increasing student achievement for children all across this nation by transforming urban public education systems. This position reports to the Senior Director on the Alumni & Network Impact Team and will be responsible for direct network member support, development and implementation of strategies, systems and processes to increase high quality individual career services and professional development, while building for scale of an increasingly growing alumni community.
Our mission is to positively impact millions of children by improving K-12 public education. This is a difficult mission and requires the dedication of tireless, creative, smart people who enjoy operating in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, over-achiever with strong initiative who thrives on a small team as an individual contributor and team member.
The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria, and general work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the job.
1) Direct Network Member Segment Support
· Build and maintain strong relationships with Broad Center alumni consisting of mid to senior level leaders in urban school districts, charter management organizations, state departments of education and other K-12 educational organizations
· Identify strengths and gaps in leadership, knowledge and functional skills with a focus on the individual
· Support self-assessment, self-awareness and development through 360-degree feedback, coaching and mentoring to provide insights on work-related issues and inform career plans
· Implement systems and strategies that allow alumni to shadow one another, share best-practices, provide mutual inspiration and draw from the collective wisdom of the network
· Work closely with the senior director and managing director to provide direct support to mid to senior level leaders as driven by their context and needs with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion
· Work closely with the other Broad Center colleagues to coordinate and align on the support of alumni
2) Career, Professional Development and Engagement Services
· Assess ANI’s current career, professional development and engagement services; develop clear recommendation for prioritization, implementation and codifying of processes
· Identify areas for continuous improvement and opportunities for automation through leveraging technology
· Constantly working to better understand network member needs, behaviors and impact to better inform services through participation in shadow days, ANI convenings, The Broad Academy and The Broad Residency activities
3) Strategic Planning, Special Projects and Project Management
· Develop and implement long and short-range plans; set ambitious goals to ensure structures are in place to drive work forward, revisit and revise as relevant
· Own special projects and provide support related to ensuring how to best serve network members, ANI team strategies and TBC organizational goals (e.g. K-12 content curation and creation examples include career pathways, compensation study, search firm selection and management best practices, resume review recommendations, etc.)
· Ensure high quality project management and application of knowledge, skills and tools meet project objectives
· Other duties as required to ensure the Center achieves its mission.
· A passion and demonstrated commitment to transforming K-12 public education, experience working in a school district, charter management organization, or state department of education a plus
· Demonstrates a growth mindset and constantly seeks challenges
· 6-8+ years of professional work experience
· 20-25% travel requirements
· Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree a plus
· Deep content knowledge of the levers for improvement of K-12 urban education systems
· An understanding of the roles, challenges and opportunities of school system leaders
· A track record of successfully leading complex multi-stakeholder projects and teams
· Ability to provide, proactively seek out and act on feedback
· Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with senior audience
· Proven ability to form relationships and credibility with a diverse set of people quickly and consistently
· Strong critical thinking skills with the flexibility to respond to shifting priorities and new opportunities
· The ability to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, deadline-driven environment often managing multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
· Ability to thrive on a small team as an individual contributor and team member
· Experience in or with a strong alumni network a plus
· Sense of humor preferred, but not required
Employment is contingent upon a thorough background and reference check. You must be legally entitled to work in the United States.
The Broad Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation or other characteristic covered by law with regard to employment opportunities.
The Broad Center is committed to providing equal access and opportunities to candidates with legally recognizable disabilities. We will make our best effort to provide reasonable accommodations at every stage of the application process. Disclosing a disability or requesting a need for accommodations is a separate and distinct process from selection and will have no bearing on a candidate’s application status. If you need to request an accommodation or have any questions regarding our disability accommodations policy, please send an email to DAO@broadcenter.org.
Additional Salary Information: Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience.