Temporary Project Director
Use your strategic thinking and relationship building skills to end educational inequality!
TNTP seeks a Temporary Project Director to support projects across our Client Team Group. This position may be based in a home office anywhere in the U.S. or from the TNTP central office in Brooklyn, NY, and 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.
We are currently seeking individuals to join TNTP's temporary pool to fill full-time and part-time temporary roles across the organization. TNTP Temp candidates will provide TNTP groups with additional capacity to complete priority projects or provide coverage during staff transitions and leaves. Candidates who are selected to be part of the pool will be contacted when assignments that match with their skills, abilities, and experience become available. Assignments will vary in length with most lasting between 2 weeks and 3-4 months, and work through the TNTP Temps pool is not guaranteed.
What You'll Do
We anticipate a need for temporary employees in our external facing work in TNTP's Client Team Group, which works alongside teachers, school leaders, districts and states to help them achieve their goals for students. Our work includes attracting high quality, diverse talent to teaching through partnerships with school districts across the country.
Assignments will vary depending on each team's needs and the candidate's experience and skills. Once matched to an assignment, all TNTP Temps will be expected to:
- Work closely with the project lead/manager to determine deliverables and deadlines
- Meet tight deadlines and deliver high-quality work
- Collaborate with other members of the TNTP staff
- Respond to feedback and incorporate that feedback into the project/assignment
The Temporary Project Director will partner with our teams and district partners to develop a strategy for recruiting and cultivating high-quality, diverse talent to become teachers, including by developing the capacity of TNTP's district partners to identify and develop high quality recruitment strategies to meet their specific needs. Specific responsibilities may include:
- Develop systems and processes to assess the effectiveness of recruitment, selection and cultivation efforts
- Collaborate with and advise TNTP's district partners to identify and respond to challenges they are facing with their recruitment pipeline for new teachers
- Advise TNTP district partners on recruitment and cultivation, including monitoring progress against goals, identifying when we are off-track to meet goals, determining the root cause of challenges and generating creative solutions to address challenges
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 Temporary Project Director to:
- Have a deep commitment to attracting and hiring high quality, diverse teaching talent. You constantly learn and implement practices in candidate recruitment, selection and cultivation that align to goals and create results.
- Generate creative solutions to complex problems. You can quickly identify challenges, analyze the root causes, and design creative solutions.
- Partner with education leaders. You'll regularly interact with, and be expected to influence TNTP staff and TNTP district partners motivating and guiding them to improve the outcomes of their work.
- Sweat the details. You'll use your strong organizational and project management skills to execute and move our work toward ambitious goals.
- Have a passion for education and for changing organizations. You find navigating complex organizations, like urban school districts, a welcome challenge, and you believe deeply in the need to make our public schools better for all our children.
- 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.
- The ability to critically assess challenges and identify effective solutions
- The ability to lead with influence and motivate to action
- 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
- Demonstrated ability to achieve results in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment
- Strong strategic planning and prioritization skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Knowledge and experience with teacher recruitment and selection (strongly preferred)
- Experience with diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives (preferred)
- Previous experience developing and facilitating adult learning/training (preferred)
- K-12 teaching experience, preferably in high-need schools (preferred)
What We Offer
TNTP offers a competitive hourly rate commensurate with experience in a similar position. We offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day.
Please submit your resume and tailored cover letter online.
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.
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.
Benefits and hiring process: http://tntp.org/join
Life at TNTP: http://tntp.org/about-tntp/our-people
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