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 Project Manager 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 Project Manager 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 to support engagements with system leaders of school districts, state departments of education, and/or 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
Act as the project manager on system partnerships
Work closely with other System Advising Team members and system CEOs, CAOs, or other senior leaders to align project scope and plans with system needs
Support the logistics of engagements, managing timelines, the execution of deliverables, and making sure the right people are engaged, supported, and communicated with
Support the overall success of system engagements as seen by client satisfaction and system level change outcomes, including improved system coherence from aligning quality materials and assessments
Leverage other System Advising team members for thought partnership as roadblocks arise in engagements
Execute on short- and long-term engagements with system leaders in the areas of assessment, materials and professional learning:
Support System Advising Team members and school system leadership teams in developing an assessment strategy by managing assessment audits, reviewing curriculum materials, etc.
Draw upon key System Advising tools, resources and recommended engagement timelines to meet our system partners' needs
In collaboration with other System Advising Team members, deliver professional learning 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
WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU BRING
In order to be successful in this role, candidates must demonstrate the following:
You have a proven track record as a project manager, adept at managing multiple moving pieces and engaging a diverse range of stakeholders simultaneously in order to move work forward
You are knowledgeable about standards- and data-driven instruction
You have led, or participated in, projects related to curriculum and assessment
You are a strong strategic thinking and analytical skills allow you to assess multiple data points, quickly diagnose needs, and determine solutions
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 aresupportive, 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:
You bring strong math content and curriculum knowledge
You have familiarity implementing the Common Core instructional shifts as a teacher and/or instructional leader
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.