The Education Pioneers application will reopen later this summer for professional who want to use their background in operations to help organization build and streamline systems and processes to ensure efficiency and effectiveness, so they can focus on student 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 existing skills and experience 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.
Fellows hold various roles depending on their placement. Previous Fellows have:
• Managed facilities and vendor management, including procurement and contract management, to ensure student and teacher safety for a public school district.
• Led school scheduling and logistics, including event-planning and administrative support
• Supported the start-up of key operations, including transportation, family orientation, student enrollment, and staff professional development at charter school
• Ensure school-wide compliance with health and safety laws, charter contracts, state education mandates, teacher certification, and all federal and state workplace regulations
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
• 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
• 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
The application opens later this summer for opportunities beginning in late 2017
Sign our early interest form today to be notified when the application opens
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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Senior Manager, Strategic Marketing
As part of the national Marketing and Communications Team, Jennifer’s goal is to spread the word about the Education Pioneers brand, impact, and programs—especially the Education Pioneers Fellowship.
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