Community Engagement and Outreach
Product and Program Management
Strategy and Planning
The Senior Director, District Engagement will join the national District Engagement Center of Expertise at City Year’s Headquarters to help us achieve our long-term impact goals. Reporting to the Vice President, District Engagement, the Senior Director will directly support City Year sites on their District Engagement strategy to develop sustainable public partnerships that deliver consistent student and school-wide outcomes and promote collaborative learning and continuous improvement. The Senior Director will also lead cross-departmental collaboration around City Year’s national Teacher Pathways strategy and support City Year sites in the local Teacher Pathways implementations and partnerships.
The location for this position is flexible.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
Translate strategy into effective partnerships across a variety of stakeholders. You will utilize strategic thinking and planning to understand the complex challenges City Year sites and district partners face and make recommendations to the organization of the most optimal course of action to achieve key outcomes for City Year partnerships, including commitment to deploy and support City Year teams in high-need schools, fund City Year’s implementation and share and learn from data.
Possess a breadth and depth of knowledge about the current state and future possibilities of school district partnerships. You will understand the current state and future potential of City Year sites’ district partnerships in order to provide strategic support to City Year site staff. As part of this, you will identify and codify best practices related to school, district and other public partnerships and share them across the City Year network.
Coach and collaborate with staff at a number of levels. You will provide proactive engagement, strategy consultation and technical assistance to support sites in strengthening their district and other public partnerships. This includes building strong internal relationships across other departments and with executive and senior level site staff through superior customer service, anticipation of needs and opportunities before they’re named, and timely and effective responses to requests for support.
Motivate and influence others to act. You will use your strong negotiation skills to influence site, headquarters, and district leadership to pursue recommended courses of action. You will demonstrate your adeptness at clearly communicating complex information in a compelling way in both written and verbal formats and will develop and update externally facing materials to effectively articulate City Year’s value to individual schools, communities, and school districts.
Contribute as a member of a high functioning team. You will join the District Engagement Center of Expertise and work collaboratively with a team of people who share knowledge, expertise and a commitment to achieving great things for City Year and the communities we serve. You will have opportunities to share your learning, and recommended strategy for improving City Year’s partnerships with schools and school districts and in-kind will learn from a diverse team of staff with unique experiences and perspectives.
WHAT YOU BRING
We are looking for people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are motivated to change young people’s lives through education, and feel a deep sense of commitment to our organizational values. This position requires an influential, self-motivated and highly-organized individual who is a proven leader of people, processes, and projects. You will interact effectively with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders and will have a demonstrated ability to operate in a fast-paced environment and with a collaborative, results-oriented approach. This is both a demanding and exciting position, and you’ll be at home hereif you learn from failure and overcome adversity, cultivate strong relationships, aspire to lead through inclusion, and understand the importance of, and receive great satisfaction from, building organizational and site-level expertise in effective public partnerships.
Specifically, you have:
Experience building relationships and partnerships in education (school, district, and/or nonprofit)
Demonstrated ability to understand complex challenges, analyze potential paths forward and make recommendations on the best course of action
A passion for continuous improvement and experience soliciting feedback and making adjustments accordingly
Proven ability to prioritize, take initiative and lead multiple projects in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment
Exceptional follow-through and attention to detail
Flexibility to thrive working both independently and collaboratively
Compensation and Benefits
Full time employees are entitled to compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits for full time employees include health insurance with Flexible Spending Account, paid vacation, holidays, parental leave, 401K, and more.
City Year is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including persons with disabilities and veterans.
City Year helps students and schools succeed. Fueled by national service, City Year partners with public schools in high-need communities toprepare students with the skills and mindsets they need to thrive in school and in life. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members serve full-time as tutors, mentors, and role models, providing research-based student, classroom, and whole school supports to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success. A 2015 study shows that schools that partnered with City Year were up to two to three times more likely to improve on mathematics and English language arts assessments.
With our partners, City Year is contributing to a bold vision of what public schools can and should be for all children: places of learning, exploration, growth and risk-taking.
City Year is among the nation’s fastest-growing nonprofit socialenterprises. Theorganization’s 900 staff and 3,000 AmeriCorps members work and serve in 29 communities across the country, including Boston–where City Year was founded in 1988 and is headquartered–and Baton Rouge, Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, New Hampshire, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Providence, Sacramento, San Antonio, San José/Silicon Valley, Seattle/King County, Tulsa, and Washington, D.C. City Year also has international affiliates in South Africa and the United Kingdom.
A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, local school districts and private philanthropy from corporations, foundations and individuals. City Year has earned Charity Navigator’s highest rating since 2003, certifying our commitment to accountability, transparency, and responsible fiscal management. Less than one percent of rated organizations have received this distinction for more than 15 consecutive years, placing City Year among the most trustworthy nonprofits in America. Learn more atwww.cityyear.org, City Year’sFacebook page, onTwitter, andLinkedIn.