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    Organization: Education Pioneers Position: Managing Director Location: Boston About Education Pioneers: Education Pioneers is an enterprising nonprofit
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 24, 2004
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      Organization: Education Pioneers
      Position: Managing Director
      Location: Boston

      About Education Pioneers:
      Education Pioneers is an enterprising nonprofit organization that
      exists to train, connect, and inspire a new generation of education
      leaders dedicated to transforming the educational system so that all
      students receive a quality education.

      Founded in 2003, Education Pioneers seeks to dramatically increase
      the talent pool and effectiveness of the next generation of
      education leaders. Education Pioneers collaborates with existing
      education leaders and organizations to provide graduate students in
      business, education, law, and policy with a rigorous summer training
      program centered on practical work experience. During the program,
      participants explore key leverage areas in education reform where
      they can use their skills to drive significant change. Over time,
      Education Pioneers and its partners will train, connect, and inspire
      a national corps of leaders who can devise and implement innovative
      solutions to our nation's most pressing educational problems.

      In 2004, Education Pioneers successfully piloted its Fellows Program
      in the San Francisco Bay Area. During the summer, Fellows worked on
      challenging projects for partner organizations four days a week. On
      Fridays, Fellows convened to develop leadership skills and learn
      from experienced education leaders about the K-12 education reform
      landscape. In the next several years, Education Pioneers plans to
      expand the Fellows Program by opening new sites in Boston, Chicago,
      Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., and other urban centers
      across the United States.

      Position Overview:
      Education Pioneers seeks a Managing Director to launch and lead its
      2005 Fellows Program in Boston. The Managing Director will be
      responsible for managing the Boston site and contributing to the
      overall success of the organization. The ideal candidate will be an
      entrepreneurial education leader with the skills to launch a new
      program and the desire to join a start-up venture focused on
      education reform.

      Primary Responsibilities:
      * Work closely with the Executive Director and future Managing
      Directors to run a mission-focused, values-based, and results-driven
      nonprofit organization and to ensure the effective management and
      expansion of the organization.
      * Lead the recruitment and selection of quality education
      organizations and talented graduate students to participate in the
      Fellows Program in Boston.
      * Collaborate with all participants during the internship placement
      process to find a strong fit between the skills of each Fellow and
      the needs of each partner organization.
      * Plan and facilitate the weekly training sessions and opening and
      closing retreats for the Fellows Program in Boston by working
      closely with the Executive Director, partner organizations, and
      local guest speakers.
      * Monitor Fellows Program evaluation and assessment through data
      collection and analysis, including feedback from Fellows and partner
      * Establish a Boston Advisory Board and maintain positive and
      effective board relations and communications.
      * Design and lead new projects and initiatives in Boston that
      support the mission of Education Pioneers.
      * Assist with local fundraising in Boston.
      * Build a strong professional network of "hybrid" education
      leaders working to transform our nation's educational system.

      Experience and Qualifications:
      * A graduate degree (JD, MA, MBA, MPP, PhD) is required.
      * Two or more years of work experience in the field of education;
      significant education reform experience in Boston preferred.
      * Knowledge of the current K-12 education reform landscape.
      * Entrepreneurial in leading and managing a new and growing venture.
      * Strong oral and written communication skills.
      * Excellent facilitation and networking skills.
      * Outstanding team and culture building skills.

      Personal Characteristics:
      * A strong commitment to Education Pioneers' mission and core
      values of courage, optimism, collaboration, and action.
      * Independent, organized, and detail-oriented self-starter.
      * Energetic, hard-working, and enthusiastic team player.
      * Flexible, resourceful, and persistent change agent.
      * Creative, imaginative, and innovative problem solver.
      * Principled leader with high ethical standards.

      Start Date:
      November 2004.

      Competitive salary, benefits, and performance bonus.

      Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Scott Morgan,
      Executive Director of Education Pioneers, at

      Education Pioneers is an equal opportunity employer. For more
      information about Education Pioneers, please visit our website:
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