Project Director - San Antonio
Use your strategic thinking, instructional leadership and talent management skills to end educational inequality!
TNTP seeks a full-time Project Director to support our work in San Antonio, Texas. This position is available immediately.
Who We Are
TNTP is a national nonprofit founded by teachers that believes our nation’s public schools can offer all children an excellent education. Today we’re a diverse team from a wide range of fields, united by a fierce commitment to helping school systems end educational inequality and achieve their goals for students. We work at every level of the public education system to attract and train talented teachers and school leaders, ensure rigorous and engaging classrooms, and create environments that prioritize great teaching and accelerate student learning.
Staff on TNTP’s Client Team work alongside teachers, school leaders, districts and states to help them achieve their goals for students. In San Antonio, TNTP will be working with the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) to implement innovative human capital and academic strategies to recruit, select, develop and retain a pipeline of great teachers and leaders. Through a focus on strong talent management, our work with the district will ensure students in the highest-need schools benefit from outstanding teachers and leaders.
What You’ll Do
As a Project Director, you will partner with the district to develop, advocate for, and implement innovative systems and policies aimed to grow a quality teacher workforce for students in San Antonio:
Specific responsibilities include:
- Aligning district human capital and academic systems, resources and structures to support evolving strategies that focus on the recruitment, retention, development of teachers and leaders
- Designing and facilitating professional development for school and district leaders around instructional leadership and talent management best practices
- Facilitating coaching aligned to district talent management priorities and differentiated for school needs and context
- Supporting the district to gather and use data to inform efforts to recruit and retain outstanding teachers and leaders
- Managing the design and implementation of complex projects, ensuring progress towards ambitious goals
- Developing and managing high level client relationships with senior district leaders and other stakeholders
- Creating high-quality, data-driven reports demonstrating the effect of newly created models and their implementation
- Managing TNTP staff, including a Site Manager and Analyst, in their work to coordinate projects and operations, examine large data sets and develop metrics to support the successful implementation of services
What You Bring
We are looking for amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to change children’s lives through education. You’ll be right at home here if you learn from failure and overcome adversity, cultivate strong relationships, and push yourself, your work and the people around you to the next level.
We expect our Project Director to:
- Innovate and implement solutions to complex challenges. You have a history of engaging with high stakes challenges directly and successfully. Ambiguity doesn’t overwhelm you; just the opposite, you thrive on it. Your creative instincts will help you deal with vague situations and develop new approaches with limited guidance.
- Lead a thriving team. One of your greatest responsibilities and privileges will be to manage and develop incredible people toward ambitious goals.
- Influence leaders to act. You’ll regularly interact with, and be expected to influence, high level clients at the district and school levels – motivating them to make both incremental change and take quantum leaps.
- Have stage presence. We’re counting on your strong public presentation skills and ability to provide thoughtful and compelling insights in settings small and large, formal and informal.
- Take a systems approach to improving student learning. You can look at a variety of data and draw conclusions, at the school and district level, and design systems-level strategies to improve instruction and student outcomes.
- Immediate understanding of what effective teaching looks like and a deep commitment to effective and rigorous instruction
- Understanding of human capital best practices to recruit, select and retain great teachers and leaders
- Previous experience as a school leader and a proven track record of raising student achievement, preferably in high-need schools or with high-need populations
- The ability to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders at all levels of an organization, and to consistently display a high level of professionalism in all interactions
- The ability to lead with influence and motivate to action
- The ability to critically assess challenges and identify effective solutions
- Strong strategic planning and prioritization skills
- Demonstrated ability to achieve results in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Experience managing teams to tackle complex projects or take on organizational change efforts
- Previous experience developing and facilitating adult learning/training preferred
What We Offer
TNTP offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position with the potential for an annual performance based bonus. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, commuter benefits, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan with employer matching. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day. TNTP may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.
Please submit your resume and tailored cover letter online at http://bit.ly/2ipYWTk.
It’s in your best interest to apply as soon as possible. We recommend including a cover letter in your application addressing why you are interested in TNTP and how your experience has prepared you for this position. Please note that an offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of a background check.
TNTP is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. TNTP does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.
- TNTP: www.tntp.org
- Benefits and hiring process: http://tntp.org/join
- Life at TNTP: http://tntp.org/about-tntp/our-people
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