What You Do This is an ideal opportunity for a leader who is passionate about equity for all students in public education and who also shares our obsession with developing adults to their full potential by providing tailored, rich learning experiences. You’ll leverage and rely on these qualities eight times a year when you play a substantial role in developing and delivering the events that bring our Residents together as a cohort. In this context, you’ll: operate—and thrive—in nimble project management mode; solve complex challenges through ideation and identification of high-leverage strategies; design learning experiences that are meaningful and engaging; and take pride in the degree to which the experience feels seamless for its participants.
What You’ll Own Specifically, the program director is responsible for leading the vision, strategy and execution of an integrated learning experience designed to develop leaders in K-12 public education and ensure that they have the skill, will and mindsets necessary to lead.
Specifically, the TBR program director will own:
Team Leadership and Management
Building, developing, managing and supporting a high-performing and inclusive team of four, including two operations associates and two program content specialists;
Setting vision and goals for the team and its members, including defining what success looks like, establishing outcome-based goals, and planning and managing execution to meet those goals;
Facilitating internal professional development with the team to support ongoing learning and strong team culture;
Managing resources, including budget and staff, and ensuring delivery of program goals on budget;
Leading cycles of strategic planning, implementation, analysis and evaluation of results to monitor and continually improve the program and its impact; and ? Assuring the sustainability of programming by ensuring systems are in place to codify program materials and learning.
Program Development and Facilitation
Leading, enhancing, developing and managing a comprehensive leadership development program for two cohorts over eight sessions per year;
Managing the research, content design, development and delivery of best-in-class, relevant and engaging curriculum and session modules that focus on K-12 education, leadership development, and diversity, equity and inclusion;
Leveraging and managing external consultants, facilitators and speakers as necessary to design and deliver program content;
Ensuring strong execution of professional development sessions, measuring Resident learning, and collecting and leveraging data to monitor effectiveness and continually improve program;
Overseeing a performance management system and all other supports for Residents to ensure they achieve desired programmatic outcomes, including a team of executive coaches and staff advisors;
Maintaining ongoing dialogue with Residents, supervisors, internal team and other stakeholders to assess strategic and operational needs at every level;
Establishing credibility as an expert and trusted advisor with a range of diverse stakeholders; and
Facilitating, leading and attending TBR sessions.
Supporting a strong team culture across The Broad Center;
Serving as an exemplar of TBC’s professional values of High Expectations, Drive, Continuous Improvement, Collaboration, Innovation and Inclusive Community;
Leading and serving with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion;
Working with other TBR team members (across recruitment, selection, placement and operations) to ensure program and participant evaluation information is incorporated into selection and placement of future cohorts;
Engaging in cross-functional collaboration and working groups to identify synergies across teams, periodically support recruitment and selection of Residents and accelerate organizational learning;
Leveraging session curriculum and learning to contribute to TBC’s overall learning management system and leadership development pipeline; and
Proactively seeking out, providing and acting on feedback.
The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the job.
What You’ll Need The following experiences, skills and characteristics are required:
Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion with an ability to build trust and respect across lines of difference;
A passion and demonstrated commitment to transforming K-12 public education, managing and developing inclusive teams, and equipping diverse, high-potential leaders with the tools they need to improve public education;
Exceptional ideas about how to amplify the impact of these leaders;
A professional track record of bringing ideas to life through meticulous planning and execution, program development, project management, team management and relationship building;
Professional experience which includes at least five years of experience in adult learning, training and development and experience in a public K-12 school operating organization or national education nonprofit;
Proven track record of leading successful, cohesive teams and delivering high-quality, data- and results-driven programming; Curiosity, vulnerability, and humility;
Excellent relationship-building skills, with the ability to work effectively with others internally and externally; Intrinsic drive to create new systems and continuously improve existing processes;
Stellar verbal and written communication skills; A collaborative and generous spirit, ability to tolerate extended conversations about food, and a willingness to try karaoke or provide evidence-based rationale for why you will not;
Advanced skill in using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook
A bachelor’s degree
The ability to commit to 20 percent travel (including evenings and weekends); and
A thorough background and reference check and proof that you are legally entitled to work in the United States
The ideal candidate will also possess these experiences, skills and characteristics:
A graduate degree;
Experience facilitating around diversity, equity and inclusion; and
Experience in school leadership or central office role.
About The Broad Center
We help adults to thrive so that they can do their best work for students.
Race and educational inequity have been intertwined throughout our nation’s history. On May 17, 1954, in the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, the Supreme Court observed “…it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education. Such an opportunity, where the state has undertaken to provide it, is a right which must be made available to all on equal terms.” However, institutionalized oppression, micro-aggressions, discrimination, inequity, and violence still obstruct the path to self-determination and a life trajectory full of choices for young people from historically marginalized identities. Promise54 was formed by Xiomara Padamsee, Monisha Lozier, and team members from within Bellwether Education Partners’ former Talent Advising practice to enable organizations to deliver on this commitment.