Working with Equal Opportunity Schools
The Equal Opportunity Schools® organization (EOS) is a growth-stage, education-reform not-for-profit that changes lives and narrows the achievement gap by collaborating with superintendents and principals to address an inequity in our schools: under-enrollment in the best academic programs – especially of students who are Latino, African-American, or low-income. EOS identifies these “missing students” – who we have shown can succeed at the highest academic levels within their schools – and works to transition them into the best, college-bound classes. Because our mission is to find all two-thirds of a million “missing students” within the decade, EOS seeks to hire candidates who have the skills to succeed on a rapidly growing, continuously improving, high-impact, mission-driven team.
Equal Opportunity Schools is accepting applications for Analysts, a Research Analyst, and a Manager of Communications.
EOS is also commencing a search for a President with Azzani Search Consultants.
The President reports directly to the CEO and will have a close working relationship with the Board of Directors to ensure that EOS can continue to achieve its aggressive impact goals.
She/He is responsible for the day-‐to-‐day management of EOS’s budget of $6 million, leadership team of 5 and total staff of 33. The new leader is expected to provide strong leadership and direction to the organization as a whole consisting of the infrastructure and operations of the key functions of sales, program and product development, technology and finance.
The President will be responsible for organizational performance and will work closely with the CEO and the Board on the strategic direction of EOS. The CEO will focus on cross-‐organizational and sector partnerships, fundraising, the continued development of EOS’s profile and narrative for educational improvement, and will work closely with the President on expanding into new regions and new product/service lines.
To receive a complete job description for the President please email:
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The Research Analyst helps the EOS team develop and communicate the stories of America’s “missing students”. This involves the design, analysis, and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data collection tools. The Research Analyst uses these findings in both exploratory and explanatory ways: 1) to evaluate and refine our existing tools to maximize impact for schools and student learning; and 2) to inform narratives for Partnership Directors, clients, and EOS leadership that inspire data-driven decision-making. As we are a young organization, the Research Analyst will have exposure to strategic and leadership conversations, opportunities to shape EOS’s approach, and unmatched opportunities for mentorship and growth with our high-caliber team.
The Research Analyst will be responsible for:
- Contribute a research-based, equity lens to the design and implementation of key data products (surveys, dashboards, analyses and reports), interventions, and best-practice documents
- Provide analytics support to the Director of Data Science through data analytics, external research, as well as on the ground partnership experience
- Provide research and analytics support for EOS work in recognizing and activating students’ academic mindsets as a means to create equitable access and success in the nation’s most rigorous high school classes
- Develop use-inspired evaluations and analysis that not only seeks to inform but also inspires action that is beneficial for Partnership and organizational goals
- Develop useful data visualizations that resonate for different kinds of audiences: e.g., Partnership Directors (internal), organizational leadership, external clients, funders, and strategic partners
- Assist in translating analyses and visualizations into usable, compelling stories
- Develop an understanding of the educational inequities that underlie and drive our work
- Prepare reports and analyze existing portfolio for trends and performance
- Develop effective data and reporting solutions for various goals and stakeholder needs
- Some out of state travel required
- Master’s degree in education, developmental psychology, the learning sciences, or combination of master’s degree in social sciences and a minimum of 3 years of specific research / analyst experience in education, developmental psychology or the learning sciences
- PhD / post-doctorate level work in related field, preferred
- At least 3 years of experience in secondary education or youth development, preferred
- At least 3 years of research and/or practical experience with issues of educational equity, cultural models of teaching and learning, or social-psychological interventions in education, preferred
- Flexibility with mixed-methods approaches to research design and analysis
- Experience in interpreting broad information and turning it into action-inducing narrative
- Comfortable working in a small but growing education non-profit environment
- Previous successful experience in grant writing, formal presentations, and publications
- Proficiency with quantitative analysis tools (e.g., SPSS, R)
- Proficiency with Tableau Desktop, preferred
Passion, ingenuity, and integrity in the use of data to inspire change on behalf of underserved high-school students, required
Equal Opportunity Schools’ Analysts help the EOS team develop and communicate the stories of America’s “missing students”. This involves the collection and interpretation of a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative information. The Analyst will use his/her findings to provide guidance to the team, and to help tell the story of EOS in a variety of formats—slides, video, writing, and website. As we are a young organization, the Analyst will have exposure to strategic and leadership conversations, opportunities to shape EOS’s approach, and unmatched opportunities for mentorship and growth with our high-caliber team.
The Analyst will be responsible for:
• Providing support to the EOS team and our partners to find thousands of missing students by fall 2016 through qualitative and quantitative analysis
• Providing analytics support to Sr. Analysts, Directors, and Sr. Directors through data analytics, external research, as well as on the ground partnership experience;
• Developing use-inspired evaluations and analysis, in partnership with Sr. Analysts that not only seeks to inform but also inspires action that is beneficial for Partnership and organizational goals
• Developing meaningful and useful data visualizations that resonate for different kinds of audiences: e.g., Partnership Directors (internal), organizational leadership, external clients, funders, and strategic partners
• Assisting in translating analyses and visualizations into usable, compelling stories
• Supporting customers by providing timely, accurate data analysis and insights to address inquiries, current processes, and future direction
• Developing an understanding of the educational inequities that underlie and drive our work
• Conducting ad hoc analysis of data and presents findings to internal stakeholders
• Continually looking for better ways to complete recurring activities/processes with use of technology
• Prepare reports and analyze existing portfolio for trends and performance
• Analyze data and reporting solutions to understand impact to proposed changes
• Participate in application validation and quality assurance issues
• Other duties as assigned
• Some out of state travel required
• Background in social sciences, math, business, or a related field known for rigorous analysis
• Experience in interpreting broad information and turning it into action-inducing narrative
• Previous successful experience in such areas as grant writing, formal presentations, or content development
• Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, and ideally some experience with databases
• Proficiency with Tableau Desktop
• Proficiency with R, preferred
• A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, and some related work experience required
Equal Opportunity Schools’ Manager of Communications will join a program team of high-caliber individuals. The Manager of Communications will set and guide the strategy for all communications, website, and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate EOS’s mission. The Manager of Communications is viewed as the primary source, disseminator, and conduit of information.
The Manager of Communications will be responsible for delivering the following services:
• Develop, implement and evaluate the communications plan across diverse audiences in collaboration with the EOS team
• Lead the generation of online content that engages audience segments and leads to measurable action. Decide who, where and when to disseminate.
• Put communications vehicles in place to create momentum and awareness as well as to test the effectiveness of communications activities
• Manage the development, distribution and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to newsletters, brochures, and EOS website
• Coordinate and organize communications that engage superintendents, principals and interested parties in ongoing discussions and a community of collaboration
• Manage media contacts
EOS is seeking an accomplished Manager of Communications who has at least 10 years of communications experience, ideally in an “in-house” leadership role within a complex nonprofit entity (for-profit absolutely considered), and covering areas such as website content, newsletters, and client and donor communications. The ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages, and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels is critical.
• Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing communications strategies
• Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
• A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently
• Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to “manage by influence”
• High energy, maturity and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels
• Commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, program participants and other supporters
• Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
Interested applicants should submit excellent references, along with a CV and a cover letter describing the importance of the issue of missing students to the applicant to Jobs@EOSchools.org.
Equal Opportunity Schools places immense value on the efforts of volunteers to support its mission. Equal Opportunity Schools was founded through thousands of hours of volunteerism by more than a dozen individuals, and volunteerism remains an important part of what we do. We offer a wide variety of projects matched to volunteers’ interest. If you are passionate about ensuring that students of all backgrounds get great opportunities for learning in their schools, please contact us: Jobs@EOSchools.org
Equal Opportunity Schools
999 N. Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103