Teaching Trust seeks a full-time Director, District & State Partnerships to be the point person and lead project manager of partnerships with school districts throughout North Texas.
What You’ll Take On
As the Director, District & State Partnerships of North Texas you will manage all district partnerships within the DFW metropolitan area to ensure that we have an ongoing, sustainable revenue flow through a strategic partnership strategy and your project management. You will cultivate clients and ensure partner satisfaction by providing a high quality customer experience, working in tandem with internal stakeholders. You hold clients accountable to contracts and deadlines through an invoicing and collection process that you lead.
Additionally, in FY21 you will:
Lead and manage our procurement, payment, and contract processes to ensure that we have a sustainable revenue flow. Collaborating with both internal staff and external district officials, the Director of Partnerships is responsible for complex project management of all logistical tasks related to the business side of the partnership including: handling procurement tasks, leading the contract process for both new work and renewal, and setting the schedule and process for on-time payments for services rendered.
Create and execute an Engagement Strategy that ensures our partners have an excellent experience. The Director of Partnerships sets the vision and strategy for how our internal staff will engage district partners to ensure strong alignment between our work and their needs, with a focus on high quality customer service and relationship management, that leads to a long-term and positive partnership.
Develop and execute a growth strategy to identify and secure new clients and partnerships. The Director of Partnerships keeps a pulse on all opportunities for new partnerships and identifies opportunities for new partnerships in the Metroplex by executing and maintaining a landscape analysis.
Who We Are
Teaching Trust is closing the opportunity gap by developing leadership capacity to transform schools. Simply put, we believe that Great Leaders + Great Teams = Great Schools.
We are a leadership development organization delivering practice-based training and coaching to school leaders and their teams to accelerate systemic and sustained change in schools and across school districts. We envision a community of leaders sharing power to ensure educational equity for students who have been historically underserved by the education system. Since 2010, Teaching Trust has impacted more than 1,500 educators in 300 schools, reaching 350,000 students. We are striving to center racial and ethnic justice in the path we take together toward fulfilling our mission, including how we approach our programming and internal culture building.
What You’ll Bring
We are looking for someone who shares a passion for our mission to achieve better outcomes for students in urban schools. You will thrive in this role if you enjoy managing complex projects, remain persistent when navigating bureaucracy, and feel comfortable managing up and over to ensure we provide a comprehensive and high quality partner experience.
You love to put your project management skills to work in order to solve complex problems. You are skilled at bringing order to chaos, and naturally create strong systems and processes, but know when and how to adapt as your projects evolve.
You navigate bureaucratic environments masterfully, being consistent and persistent while balancing our relationship with stakeholders with the needs of the org. You are professional, and maintain poker-faced poise under pressure when working with external stakeholders.
You lead with influence, building meaningful relationships internally and externally. You’ve probably been referred to as a “cat herder,” and you are skilled at individualizing your approach across stakeholders; and managing up and across the organization, to effectively engage partners.
You are committed to our organization’s vision for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and are passionate about finding ways to collaborate with communities we serve to disrupt traditional power structures and achieve greater impact for our students.
You are curious and passionate about what trends, news, and initiatives are happening in our partner districts. You use your intel and research skills to help the org be strategic about approaching new work.
Ideal candidates will have:
Four to six years of professional experience
Two years of client or account management experience strongly preferred
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment, demonstrating resilience
Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills with the ability to influence, collaborate, and build trusting relationships to drive results
High level of comfort taking and implementing frequent feedback to improve the work
Ability to work well with people with a very wide diversity of demographic and cultural characteristics; must be capable of achieving results while maintaining an inclusive, collaborative leadership style
Passion to work at an organization focused on ameliorating educational inequity
Exceptionally strong project management and time management skills
Authorization to work in the United States required
Additionally, alignment with our core values is essential for the success of any candidate:
Educational Equity: We prioritize work based on its impact in eliminating the achievement gap.
Disciplined Behavior: We are unapologetically results and competencies driven.
Courage and Resilience: We take risks, rebound and persevere.
Entrepreneurial Mindset: We own our outcomes and act with urgency.
Reflection and Growth: We seek feedback and modify behavior to achieve results.
Additional Salary Information: Teaching Trust offers a salary of $82,000 for this role. In May 2018, Teaching Trust implemented a new approach to our compensation philosophy. We are deeply committed to being an organization that not only talks the talk about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion but also walks the DEI walk. Equity, in particular, shows up in many ways - but is often most palatable in the practices and policies an organization pursues. We believe our approach to compensation is one way to demonstrate our commitment to equity. Our staff all have salaries that are aligned by level and tenure with the organization in order to achieve compensation equity. The salary for this role reflects that philosophy.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision plans. Other benefits include disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options, a generous vacation and holiday schedule, and a Simple IRA retirement plan with employer matching. Teaching Trust also offers a one-time moving stipend to new hires who are relocating for the role.
About Teaching Trust
Teaching Trust is a nonprofit organization grounded in the conviction that school leadership is the single largest lever to improve public education. We develop strategic, visionary leaders at multiple levels within schools and school systems to engage and lead accountable, collaborative teams. These teams in turn ensure schools have high quality teaching and learning and aspirational cultures, which are necessary to provide an education that eliminates the opportunity gap for low-income students and students of color.We work in the following ways to provide education opportunities that eliminate racial and socioeconomic disparities and give our students choice for their life path:-Training, supporting, and developing school leadership teams that are led by an effective principal-Working with principal preparation programs to create a new standard for the quality of principal preparation-Cultivating a community of educators by supporting their professional development and career advancement-Influencing the practices of the school systems we work with so they are more supportive of the practices our participants implement for impact