Manager, Strategic Planning

Education Pioneers is currently accepting applications for the EP Fellowship from professionals who want to use their background in strategy and planning to improve education. In education’s complex environment, organizations increasingly need professionals to help develop and implement organizational or project-specific strategies to drive growth and impact.

Education Pioneers is a non-profit that recruits, develops, and connects top professionals to work for K-12 school districts, charter schools, and other education organizations in non-instructional roles. They use their skills to transform education from outside of the classroom to ensure every student has access to opportunities and an excellent education.

The Education Pioneers Fellowship Career Track places talented professions into full-time, permanent roles within the education sector using their existing skills and experiences to make the biggest impact. Fellows participate in leadership development programming alongside a cohort of diverse peers designed to build the mindsets and K-12 knowledge necessary to become a change agent in education.

Position Overview:
Fellows hold various roles depending on their placement. Previous Fellows have:

• Developed impact metrics that align investment with student outcome to ensure maximum impact of investment
• Created trainings on new systems and procedures to ensure strategic alignment across all schools at a charter management organization
• Developed a 2-year strategy to align team capacity expansion and skill-building with organizational development at an education non-profit
• Assisted with the research and development of a market map with in-depth focus on several sectors of the education and edtech market

Fellows participate in three months of professional development alongside a cohort of diverse peers, building their K-12 knowledge and mindsets to become a change agent in education. They also receive access to our network of 3,000+ Alumni nationwide. Over 70% of EP Alumni continue to work full-time in education, with 30% serving in senior-level positions

Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree required
• Two years of full time, professional work experience, which excludes undergraduate or graduate internships
• Authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis for the entire program (international students eligible only if visa assistance is not required)
• Commitment to the full program term including the ability to attend workshops and other mandatory aspects of the Fellowship
• Commitment to Education Pioneers’ mission and values, and a passion for K-12 public education

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in Data Analysis, operations, strategy, and project and program management (Professional experience outside of the classroom is strongly preferred)
• Ability to take initiative and drive results
• Track record of success in academic and professional settings
• Strong communication skills to effectively communicate with diverse colleagues and stakeholders
• Completion of or enrolled in a graduate degree program
• Knowledge data visualization and or data management software is a plus
• Intermediate or advanced knowledge of excel is a plus
• A willingness and ability to learn new software

Timing & Benefits
Education Pioneers admissions process is highly selective.
The application deadline is May 12th for fall start opportunities (beginning September 2017)
Career Track Fellows salary is commensurate with experience
APPLY today to become a Pioneer and launch your career in education

Placement locations: Chicago, Ill | DC Metro Area | Denver, Co | Greater Boston Area | Hartford, CT | Kansas City, MO | Memphis, TN | Nashville, TN | Newark, NJ | New Orleans, LA| New York, NY | San Francisco Bay Area

Education Pioneers believes it is critical for leaders in education to reflect the communities they serve. We actively recruit people of color for our programs. We support equal opportunity for all people and strongly encourage people of color to apply to our Fellowships.

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Working with the Fellowship Recruitment Team, it’s Elliot’s mission to inform as many people as possible about the opportunities available at Education Pioneers for both summer and full-time positions.

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