Challenge Success is a nonprofit school reform organization affiliated with the Stanford University Graduate School of Education. Our programs support middle and high schools across the country committed to making data-informed school change to improve the lives of their students. Over 450 school communities in 31 states have participated in our programs since 2003.
Challenge Success is led by a small, multidisciplinary team of educators, researchers, mental health professionals, and youth development experts. Our School Program Directors, in collaboration with researchers and other staff, will support 80 schools this year, and are core to the success of our program and overall mission.
Challenge Success is expanding rapidly to meet the needs of diverse schools and students across the U.S. We are looking for an experienced educator to join our team of School Program Directors and help us increase well-being and engagement for even more students.
The School Program Director will partner with a cohort of public and independent schools in the Midwest and East Coast regions to support their school change efforts by providing research-based strategies and coaching to school teams, as well as delivering professional development and parent education workshops. This person will work closely with a dynamic team of four School Program Directors that reports to the Director of Programs.
This is a full-time position, with a 20% travel commitment, that offers the ideal candidate an opportunity to work remotely for a growing organization that values equity, collaboration, and student voice. Challenge Success is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and identities and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Support a cohort of approximately 10-15 multi-stakeholder school teams (administrators, teachers, counselors, students, and parents) in the year-long School Program.
Build school capacity to use survey data to inform school change in partnership with research team.
Deliver parent, faculty, and student presentations to school communities.
School Program Management
Develop and run conferences in collaboration with the School Program Director team. Includes recruiting presenters, developing workshop content, and managing logistics.
Create new resources and content including written materials and tools, workshops, and webinars.
Assist in recruiting new schools in collaboration with the Marketing & Communications Director.
Program Development and Continuous Improvement
Engage in continuous program improvement.
Support program evaluation efforts in collaboration with the research team.
Actively participate in the organization’s internal professional learning community by sharing expertise with others and staying informed on relevant research and literature.
BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE
Secondary teaching/school leadership experience required; advanced degree in Education preferred.
Track record leading change in school environment.
Experience designing and leading faculty professional development and parent education workshops.
Demonstrated success working with diverse school populations and commitment to culturally competent practice.
Knowledge and Skills
Understanding of independent and public school landscape.
Ability to work collaboratively with experienced school leaders.
Proven facilitation and/or coaching skills, ideally in a school setting.
Excellent communication, writing, and analytical thinking skills.
Mission-driven with a deep commitment to improving student well-being and engagement with learning through school change.
Commitment to an internal culture of professional learning.
Highly flexible, collaborative, and responsive in a remote working environment.
Entrepreneurial spirit with an eagerness to turn obstacles into strategic opportunities and wrestle with tough questions.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience and at or above the 75th percentile of compensation as compared to Northern California Fair Pay for Non-Profits.
Internal Number: 100
About Challenge Success
Challenge Success partners with schools, families, and communities to embrace a broad definition of success and to implement research-based strategies that promote student well-being and engagement with learning.