Our CPO will have the unique opportunity to advance a successful program with a track record of impact and continued innovation and a demonstrated record of building significant capacity for educational equity across the country’s high schools. They will work under the direction of the CEO to shape and lead the organization’s Action for Equity programming – ensuring A4E programs are innovative, impactful, effective, and aligned with our core values and practices. The CPO leads the exploration, development, and implementation of new A4E program offerings, metrics of success, and dynamic opportunities for growth and development.
Action 4 Equity (A4E) Program Management
Lead the ongoing design, planning, delivery, and assessment of EOS’s core program model
Ensure fidelity to implementation and intended outcomes of all EOS A4E delivery phases
Develop and execute standardized and continuously honed metrics and ways of measuring success and progress toward goals
Apply continuous learning processes to enable thoughtful, innovative responses to programmatic improvements, and evolving educational trends
Program Team Leadership
Ensure successful execution of the strategic plan and annual goals related to programmatic creation and delivery
Play a key role in leading planning activities on behalf of the Program Division and the organization
Develop and manage the performance of the entire Program team, instituting strong accountability systems, training, and professional development plans that support staff growth
Foster productive, collaborative working relationships with school, district, and state public education partners, other education nonprofits, and policy experts
Develop EOS' stories of success of students EOS aims to serve, and tell those stories in the media and general public with authenticity and sensitivity
Executive Leadership & Collaboration
Serve as a member of EOS' Cabinet and leadership team; participate in major organizational strategic, financial, programmatic, fundraising, and talent-related decisions
Collaborate closely with EOS Cabinet members in the development of program designs, objectives, and budgets
Collaborate around Program Model innovation, impact, and research with Chief Strategy Officer
Interested applicants should submit a CV, and a cover letter highlighting relevant skills, and how EOS's work, social justice, and equity connect with their professional goals.
The CPO should have a social justice mindset as well as superb organizational, operational, communications, and leadership skills to successfully act as a visionary, advocate, and leader aligned to the core mission of educational equity. Equal Opportunity Schools seeks candidates with the following experiences, characteristics, and abilities, understanding that no single candidate will have all of the ideal qualifications:
A demonstrated commitment to racial equity and experience working with community groups, foundations, and/or government agencies in an education context.
Proven track record of program leadership, including successful nonprofit advancement, as well as experience in the K-12 educational market. A mix of nonprofit, corporate, and/or academic service with operations and program experience is ideal.
At least 10 years of leadership experience in the following areas is essential:
Developing high-quality partnerships with districts and schools that deliver results
Scaling a multi-site team and program, including significant experience building infrastructure and systems
Developing and managing systems change initiatives in education along with the ability to communicate the big picture in an inspiring way
Proven track record of managing people, developing high-performance teams, managing budgets, and achieving goals. Experience leading and building a diverse staff with a record of providing visionary and motivational leadership.
Operational mindset that compliments a visionary leader, excellent problem-solving skills, and a bias for action.
Experience in project management to systematize workflow and staff to deliver measurable, cost-effective results
Analytical capacity to comprehend, process and synthesize data expeditiously and effectively to implement programs on a nationwide scale.
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills to manage an evolving organizational culture with a demonstrated track record of improving climate and fostering transparency and inclusion.
Master's or advanced degree in education or business is preferred. Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in lieu of degree required.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Equal Opportunity Schools
Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS), a national education nonprofit, fFounded and headquartered in Seattle, Washington, works to transform the sense of what is possible for historically underserved and underestimated high school students by providing equitable opportunities to succeed at the highest academic levels. EOS partners with school, district, county, state, and national leaders around the country to close race and income enrollment gaps as well as success gaps in their Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs.
The EOS Action for Equity Framework and Toolbox provides a comprehensive suite of data analytics, tools, and professional learning to support district and school leaders to build equitable learning environments. EOS partners with districts and schools to operationalize their commitments to racial equity by ensuring that their low-income and students of color are enrolled in advanced academic pathways. This work serves as a powerful enabler of systems change.
MISSION, VISION AND CORE VALUES
Equal Opportunity Schools’ mission is to ensure that low-income and students of color have opportunities to succeed at the highest levels. Equ...al Opportunity Schools believes that when the highest learning opportunities are equitably accessible, the highest human potential is unbounded.