Achievement Network (ANet) is a nonprofit dedicated to educational equity. We help schools boost student learning with great teaching that's grounded in standards, informed by data, and built on the successful practices of educators around the country. Founded in 2005, ANet now serves over 900 schools educating over 230,000 students across the country. Our support has consistently helped our partner schools—both district and charter—achieve breakthrough results for their students.
ANet has received multiple awards and recognitions, most recently receiving the highest ratings (Tier 1) on our math and ELA formative assessments from the Louisiana Department of Education, the only organization to receive such high marks. We were also named to The NonProfit Time's “Best Nonprofits to Work For” and in the 2018-19 school year will be launching the Breakthrough Results Fund, a four-year collaboration to prove what's possible in instructional improvement.
ANet is a dynamic, values driven, team-oriented organization that is committed to the growth and development of all staff members. Individuals who join ANet have the opportunity to join an exceptional team of colleagues committed to helping schools drive excellent teaching and learning by investing in each other and learning together.
Reporting to the Vice President, System Advising, this person will work part-time on specific school system engagements, as needed by the System Advising Team. Typically, each System Advising Consultant will manage 1-2 system engagements that each require approximately 10-20 hours/week. Each engagement will entail two virtual meetings, various virtual check-ins with external project managers, and will require travel to be on site for two in-person meetings with our system partners.
The System Advising Consultant will increase ANet's impact by building the capacity of school system leaders across the country. This individual will join ANet's small, but growing System Advising team and will sit alongside system leaders of school districts, state departments of education, and CMOs in order to influence their ability to make decisions about their assessment and instructional strategy. In doing so, they will create lasting, positive change with schools, such as improving the quality and purpose of their assessments.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Lead short- and long-term engagements with system leaders in the areas of assessment, materials and professional development
Work to understand system needs in larger, complex and political systems, including what they value, and continue to diagnose and adjust the course of engagement as work is executed
Build relationships with key senior leaders and convene decision makers to help them take action
Design and deliver professional development on-site or virtually to senior system leaders and interdepartmental system teams that build capacity and drive towards targeted goals
Create and aggregate all the deliverables and synthesize the results of system engagements in order to codify findings and best practices for system leaders
Support system leadership teams in developing an assessment strategy, including a vision for assessment, a streamlined inventory, and assessment guidance
Draw upon key System Advising tools, resources and recommended engagement timelines and design and adapt materials as needed to meet our system partners' needs
Own responsibility for the overall success of engagements, that address a range of academic strategy challenges, including client satisfaction and system level change outcomes, including improved assessment quality and decreased assessment volume
Collaborate with System Advising team
Leverage other System Advising team members for thought partnership as roadblocks arise in engagements
Participate in weekly System Advising meetings and facilitate content as needed
Proactively identify ways to build the team's capacity for impact through individual contributions, innovating, and problem-solving
WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU BRING
In order to be successful in this role, candidates must demonstrate the following:
You have familiarity implementing the Common Core instructional shifts as a teacher and/or instructional leader and are knowledgeable about standards- and data-driven instruction
You are a strong strategic thinking and analytical skills allow you to assess multiple data points, quickly diagnose needs, and determine solutions
You have prior experience coaching, leading professional development, and/or managing academic programs at a district/CMO-level
You know how to develop and motivate others towards results by building trusting relationships and take an adaptive coaching approach to helping others think through complex situations
You are a compelling presenter and facilitator who can explain complex problems and solutions in clear, concise and engaging ways to adult learners
You thrive in feedback-driven environments and see feedback on your work as opportunities to learn and grow
You bring a record of success as a team member working in close partnership with others; you are supportive, responsive, and flexible and thrive working interdependently in an entrepreneurial environment
You have a passionate commitment to and a sense of urgency for the support of schools, along with a belief that all students can achieve at high levels
You are motivated by working in an environment where we live out our core values daily and are eager to examine personal archetypes and biases while discussing topics related to race, class, and privilege which relate to ANet's Advance Equity and People Matter values
Ideal candidates may also demonstrate the following preferred qualifications:
Expertise in building and leading academic and instruction strategies in K-3
WHAT WE OFFER
ANet is a dynamic, entrepreneurial, team-oriented organization that is committed to the professional development of all staff members. Individuals who join ANet have the opportunity to join an exceptional team of colleagues committed to helping school systems ensure educational equity.
HOW TO APPLY
We are now accepting applications for this position, which will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, please click on the blue “Apply” button. You will then be prompted to complete a brief application and upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter in which you outline why you are interested in working for ANet and how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.
ANet is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identities to apply to our positions.