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.

EOS has just launched major national collaborations with the US Department of Ed, College Board, International Baccalaureate Organization, and education funders to find 100K missing students in three years. This work, called “Lead Higher”, was announced through the President’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative.

Equal Opportunity Schools is currently hiring a Marketing & Communications Manager and a Database Administrator

Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) is seeking a Marketing and Communications Manager who can help the organization continue scaling its impact through marketing and publicity outreach with high-quality communications initiatives.

The Marketing & Communications Manager is a newly created position that will report to the CEO and will be based in Seattle, Washington. This will be the only dedicated marketing and communications position in the organization (though there is a sales team with marketing responsibilities) and requires an accomplished self-starter with a wide range of abilities, including the management of freelance and vendor support for the marketing/communications work.


The Marketing & Communications Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Work with the CEO to develop, implement, and closely monitor all marketing and communications initiatives at EOS to support ongoing organizational growth.
  • Oversee branding and brand integrity of EOS, insuring consistent use of the EOS brand, as well as branded partnerships.
  • Design and create communications and collateral content for potential and current partners. Work across the EOS organization to insure all communication is clear, consistent, and true to the vision of EOS. Create & execute communications guidelines and internal training.
  • Create talking points, research reports, quarterly reports, newsletters, annual reports, and powerpoint presentations to be used by EOS staff and key partners.
  • Participate in writing of grant requests and grant updates, and engage with key funders and potential funders.
  • Develop publicity strategy, and oversee creation of opeds, publicity releases and other publicity initiatives.
  • Organize and publicize events with partners to promote and celebrate the work of EOS.
  • Develop key external-facing collateral including website, print, digital, and video content.
  • Manage marketing and communications budget; hire and manage freelancers to support marketing work.
  • Work across EOS to continuously improve upon systems that will enable EOS to sustain and grow its impact on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of missing students for years to come.


The Marketing & Communications Manager will have at least 6 years of experience (preferably more) and a track record of results. EOS is seeking candidates who are deeply passionate about solving racial and economic inequities in our education system. The Marketing & Communications Manager will have experience building and executing highly effective marketing plans, events and programs, a deep understanding of branding, and demonstrated marketing results.

The Marketing & Communications Manager will have a mindset that enables him/her to:

Mobilize others around a shared vision. You know how to hear and understand others’ interests, motivations, and the passions that animate them. From there you make the connection to EOS’s work and can mobilize others to action. You thrive on making connections with others by eliciting a shared passion for making the world a more equitable place.

Relentlessly pursue your objectives without an ego. You know that meeting your objectives requires many seemingly competing traits – thoughtfulness and high-productivity/efficiency, confidence and humility, active listening with a clear goal in mind.

Chart a clear path forward through ambiguity. You are a self-starter who will create, iterate, and constantly reprioritize your work. You are a strategic thinker who knows how to evaluate your resources and constantly align, and realign, them toward a common objective.

The Marketing & Communications Manager will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree. A Master’s degree or more would be a plus.
  • Minimum of 6 years of marketing experience including publicity, marketing communications, and marketing strategy.
  • Superlative writing and verbal communications skills.
  • Direct experience with all aspects of marketing, publicity, events, and brand-building.
  • Experience managing freelance workers to achieve excellent results on time and on budget.
  • Experience creating communications vehicles such as websites, newsletters, and marketing collateral.
  • Ability to analyze results of marketing efforts and to readjust plans based on data.
  • Proven ability to manage a budget and to make strategic choices about what can be outsourced.
  • A savvy understanding of leads creation and leads management.
  • Demonstrated project management skills. Highly organized and capable of managing many workstreams at once and able to move seamlessly between the high-level/strategic and details of implementation.
  • An ability to build relationships with the flexibility and finesse to create seamless teamwork throughout the organization.
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, program participants and other supporters.
  • A proven ability to work independently, an entrepreneurial spirit that enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives.
  • Experience working in a non-profit or public sector organization dedicated to improving social justice or educational outcomes for students would be beneficial, but is not required.


The Database Administrator at EOS is part of the Program team comprised of experienced, high-performing, equity-minded data and product leaders.  The Database Administrator will play a vital role in creating and championing the long term vision for organizational data systems.  This position will be a primary contributor to the design and implementation of infrastructure and processes to support the growing data needs that are vital to EOS’s services, learning and success.  This data must be made available in well-architected, easily accessible databases and data warehouses serving the needs of internal stakeholder groups which include Product Development, Data Science, Partnership, and the Leadership team

As a Database Administrator, a typical day might include the following critical functions:

  • Designing, architecting and implementing infrastructure components that enable data access to internal stakeholder groups
  • Providing data modeling and data extract support for research and analysis efforts
  • Assist in designing and implementing shared data resources for use by internal team members for product delivery and analysis purposes
  • Architecting and implementing a reporting data warehouse that is compliant with all security requirements
  • The design, implementation and enforcement of data access security controls for internal and external users
  • Supporting the database needs of the product development team
  • On-going Database performance monitoring, tuning and optimization
  • Designing and implementing data transformation and summarization processes
  • Maintenance of production, staging, and reporting database systems

This job might be for you if you have:

  • A solid foundation in core database administration competencies including high-availability, recoverability (backup\restore), installation and configuration, security, performance tuning, troubleshooting, and ETL operations.
  • Minimum5 years of database administration experience which includes PostgreSQL.
  • Experience designing and optimizing high-performance databases
  • Data engineering experience in building data warehouses including ETL and data summarization processes.
  • Experience hosting databases and other resources on AWS is a plus
  • Expertise in scripting and automation for database maintenance and alerting.
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience
  • Experience with Student Information Systems or School System data is a plus

If you are passionate about ensuring that students of all backgrounds get great opportunities for learning in their schools, please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Volunteer Opportunities
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.

Equal Opportunity Schools
130 Nickerson Street, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98109