Nationally recognized venture philanthropy firm seeks an Associate Partner for a small, collaborative team focused on supporting innovative approaches to school redesign in PreK-12 education. This multifaceted role includes externally-facing work managing venture relationships as well as internally-facing support for our investment process and team coordination. This role will be based in Oakland, CA, will involve approximately 25% travel and will report to a remote Managing Partner.
NewSchools Venture Fund is a national nonprofit that supports and invests in promising and innovative education entrepreneurs and leaders and helps them accomplish their missions to achieve outstanding results for the schools, students and educators they serve. We are committed to helping students graduate high school prepared and inspired to achieve their most ambitious dreams and plans. Through our investing, management assistance, network building, and thought leadership, NewSchools helps to reimagine PreK-12 education.
We have a passionate, inclusive, bold, accountable and connected culture where employees at all levels have the opportunity to grow and contribute. Please visit NewSchools Venture Fund website learn more about our organization, our history and our current investment areas.
As a member of our Innovative Schools team, the Associate Partner will play a key role in our efforts to find, fund, and support ventures focused on supporting the redesign of existing schools. Recently, we have begun investing more time and resources to build a portfolio of “model providers.” These are organizations that partner with schools to support the implementation of a bundle of integrated tools and resources that they have developed. They take responsibility for improving learning outcomes for a whole school, or a meaningful portion such as a full content area or grade band.
For additional context, we wrote a more detailed overview of this concept and our plans to support it. We also co-wrote a report - Still Dissatisfied, More Optimistic, Fully Committed – that further discusses our collective optimism for this strategy and our organization’s specific commitment.
The Associate Partner will report to a Managing Partner, who is a member of our leadership team, and will work closely with a Sr. Associate Partner to execute this part of our strategy. The primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Provide Direct Support to Our Ventures: The value that we offer ventures extends beyond the financial investment we make in them. We provide “management assistance” to entrepreneurs to ensure that they receive the guidance and support they need to grow and thrive. In this role, you will…
2. Support Investment Process: We are committed to building a diverse pipeline of visionary entrepreneurs and ensuring that they have a positive, seamless experience from the beginning to end of our process. In that spirit, you will…
3. Ensure We Have a High-Functioning Team: We are a small team, and you will play a critical role in helping us maintain a positive team culture and achieve our goals. You will…
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We make a competitive compensation package available to all employees, including base salary, performance bonus, professional development, and complete benefits.
NewSchools Venture Fund is an equal opportunity employer. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Please submit a cover letter and resume.