Job Opening: Partnership Manager, California Education Partners
Founded in 2011, California Education Partners is an education reform non-profit organization with the mission of seeding and growing partnerships between California's school systems so that they innovate and build internal capacity as learning organizations.Our long-term goal is to identify, test, and replicate the most effective supports, structures, and strategies that drive dramatic district improvement through district-to-district collaboration. For more information about the organization, please visit www.caedpartners.org.
Our first program is the California Office to Reform Education (CORE), a partnership of Clovis, Fresno,Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, Sanger, and San Francisco unified school districts. These eight districts have committed to participate in a collaborative learning community to facilitate and expedite shared education reforms. To date, these reforms will focus on Standards, Assessment and Instruction/Common Core Implementation and Talent Management.
We are now in the process of building new partnerships between districts in California so that they can learn from each other, find economies of scale, and innovate as a group. To that end, we seek a Partnership Manager who will facilitate learning between districts on priority areas of improvement. In the first half of 2012, the role will focus on learning between Oakland, Sacramento and Garden Grove School Districts in the area of district support of Foster Youth. The Partnership Manager will also be responsible for supporting a new learning community between a set of districts beginning in June 2013.
The Partnership Manager will beresponsible for developing and facilitating short and long term partnershipsbetween school districts. In the first six months of 2013, this person willlead a project between Oakland, Sacramento, and Garden Grove School Districtsto identify and implement strategies to improve outcomes for the Foster Youththey serve. To do so, California Education Partners staff will facilitate focusgroups, synthesize key themes from those conversations, and facilitate thedevelopment of recommendations for adapting Education Equals Practice based onschool and district perspectives. The Partnership Manager will then helpdevelop district engagement plans to build stronger collaboration betweendistricts and County Child Welfare Agencies, and identify joint strategies tosupport Foster Youth.
In addition, the Partnership Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for 5-6 yet-to-be-identified school districts to learn from each other around a specific instructional or implementation topic TBD. This learning community will meet regularly to share strategies and lessons learned and develop a toolkit of best practices to share among their teams and with other interested districts.
For Foster Youth Project
- Buildand maintain strong relationships at school districts and with other relevantstakeholders
- Recruit,plan, and conduct focus groups
- Facilitatemeetings of stakeholders
- Scanresources and programs, and summarize key findings
- Identify joint strategies and help districts develop plans and partnership agreements to support Foster Youth and other vulnerable populations
ForAdditional Partnerships TBD
- Buildand maintain relationships at school districts and with other relevantstakeholders
- Articulatelearning agenda and plan meeting structure between districts
- Facilitatemeetings of stakeholders
- Scanresources and programs, and summarize key findings to present to districts
- Identifyjoint strategies and help districts develop plans and partnership agreementsfor ongoing learning
- Work collaboratively with Ed Partners staff to advance organizational goals
- Developand maintain relationships with district leaders; support the ongoing learningand capacity-building of district staff
- Continually identify and incorporate relevant national learning to bring to district learning networks
- Other duties as assigned
- Degree in education, social sciences, public policy and/or related discipline;
- 10+years of work experience; district-level leadership position highly preferred
- Demonstratedsuccess in facilitating groups of educators in a learning community;
- Passionfor educational equity, innovation, and district-to-district partnershipbuilding;
- Excellentwritten, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
- Demonstratedability to work independently and meet deadlines; and
- Ability to travel throughout the state of California.
TO APPLY: Please send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to Natasha Hoehn (Natasha@...) by December 10th,2012.