Chiefs for Change is a nonprofit, bipartisan network of diverse state and district education chiefs. With approximately 35 members, our work is focused on advocacy, leadership development, and member supports.
We are positioned to rapidly spread bold policies and practices as we have:
National reach: Our members lead education systems with more than 7 million students, 435,000 teachers, and 14,000 schools.
Diverse contexts: Our network is diverse in terms of race, gender, political affiliation, and geography.
A model for disseminating promising ideas: We work with our members, excellent technical assistance providers, and top-tier research institutions to scale innovative approaches designed to improve student learning.
Chiefs for Change is seeking a highly organized, proactive, and thoughtful individual to be a critical partner and support to our members. The Associate, Member Support will act as a project manager, seeking to understand members’ priorities and needs and to facilitate aligned supports.
The person hired for this role will work closely with CFC’s Member Support team to accelerate progress toward member priorities by creating tools, resources, and learning opportunities; connecting members to the best knowledge, organizations, and people; and collaborating with a subset of members through intensive and tailored supports. The position requires a person with strong project management and education experience, preferably in a district and/or state education agency. This person must care deeply about educational equity, the mission of Chiefs for Change, and our members’ work. A successful candidate has a proven track record of results, is motivated by impact, and demonstrates political savvy, strong project management skills, and support for bipartisan collaboration.
Develop and implement project management systems to manage multiple projects across members and involving numerous partner organizations
Create and monitor project plans, work tasks, assignments, and detailed schedules to ensure work is delivered on time and at quality expectations
Monitor budgets, schedules, and project products and deliverables
Consult with partner organizations to keep work aligned with member needs
Identify, plan for, and support member learning opportunities and network connections
Facilitate regular touchpoints with members and partner organizations
Research member priorities and track member news
Be the expert on potential partner organizations, understanding priorities, strengths, and engagement in member districts and states
Support the policy and research needs of members
Skills and experience may include one or more of the following:
Education experience, preferably in a district and/or state education agency
Ability to be responsive, nimble, and nuanced during a period of uncertainty
Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills
Demonstrated ability to be self-directed, take the initiative, and display tenacious follow-through
Positive demeanor, curious, eager, and excited to work in a rapidly changing and entrepreneurial environment
Proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision making capability
In addition, candidates must possess all of the following:
Bachelor’s degree and/or 3-5 years of education experience with a track record of success
Outstanding project management skills
Outstanding problem-solving, critical thinking, and planning skills
Comfort working in a fast-paced environment with the ability to prioritize items to meet critical deadlines
Ability to see a project from conception to delivery
Willingness to hold oneself personally accountable for results in a rapidly changing context
Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
Passionate about Chiefs for Change’s mission and vision
Experience using Google Apps (i.e., Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Forms, etc.)
Proficient in PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: The salary and benefits for this position are competitive and depend on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.
About Chiefs for Change
We are changing education to serve all students well.