Careers

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 Partnership Directors, Analysts, Research Analyst, Software Engineers and a Manager of Communications with a target start date of August 1, 2015

EOS is also commencing a search for a President and COO.  The full job description will be posted soon.

Equal Opportunity Schools’ Partnership Directors join a team of high-caliber individuals and will manage a portfolio of about 10-12 high schools, with the responsibility for helping their schools find thousands of missing students by fall 2016. The Partnership Director represents Equal Opportunity Schools, interfacing directly with district leadership, school principals, and staff to provide coaching and consulting services.

The Partnership Director will be responsible for delivering the following services to his or her schools:
• Leadership coaching
• Strategic Planning
• Detailed data analysis & presentations
• Policy & program recommendations

Additionally, the Partnership Director works with the EOS team to further develop, test, and streamline the consulting system for partnership schools in preparation for expansion of our services to over 200 schools by the fall of next year.

Lastly, all staff members on this year’s team will be engaged in the elaboration of internal and external strategy, and are likely candidates for future high-level leadership positions within our fast-growing organization. This position requires travel of up to 40%.

Qualifications
• Significant background in consulting or schools/districts, preferably both
• Experience in program and relationship management
• Understanding of the public school system
• Substantial leadership experience, preferably leadership coaching experience

 

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

Qualifications

  • 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

Qualifications
• 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

Qualifications
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

 

EOS is  looking for an experienced Ruby on Rails software developer to help continue the build out of our applications and data systems.  Come help the EOS team by building well-engineered software and systems that provide innovative student insight to find America’s “missing students”.  This involves the collection, processing, interpretation, and presentation of a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative information.  As we are a young organization, you will have exposure to strategic and leadership conversations, opportunities to shape EOS’s approach, and unmatched opportunities for growth with our high-caliber team.  The ideal candidate will be familiar with agile development methodologies, and thrive on rapid design and development cycles.

You will work closely with other software engineers and analysts as well as with our partnership team to develop high quality products that solve important program and technology problems.  You will have the satisfaction of seeing your work translate into direct impact on our overall program performance.  In addition to outstanding technical skills, you will operate with a pride of ownership, sense of urgency and a drive to implement the best possible solution to a problem and have the persistence to see it to completion.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and development of key EOS software and system components
  • Collaboration on requirements and implementation
  • Balance long term goals with short term projects
  • Collaboration on architectural issues and database structures
  • Design detailed architectures for simplicity and robustness
  • Schedule and estimate work to manage scope and timelines
  • Operational support after delivery
  • Research new technology that could improve product offerings
  • Produce documentation where necessary for partners and other developers
  • Help evolve development best practices
  • Development of tools to improve efficiency of delivering software by the team
  • Mentor team members

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related engineering degree or technical training preferred.
  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • Strong Ruby programming skills and significant experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Deep understanding of web UI technologies including JavaScript, JQuery, AJAX, HTML and CSS
  • Solid SQL skills, preferable with PostgreSQL
  • Strong, proven ability in building high-performance, highly-available and scalable systems
  • Experience with object oriented design and development
  • Experience with agile, iterative, and test-driven development methods
  • Self-motivated, results oriented, effective communication skills
  • Test-driven development using RSpec
  • Experience integrating with other systems via published APIs

 

EOS is looking for a Ruby on Rails software developer to help continue the build out of our applications and data systems.  Come help the EOS team by building well-engineered software and systems that provide innovative student insight to find America’s “missing students”.  This involves the collection, processing, interpretation, and presentation of a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative information.  As we are a young organization, you will have exposure to strategic and leadership conversations, opportunities to shape EOS’s approach, and unmatched opportunities for growth with our high-caliber team.  The ideal candidate will be familiar with agile development methodologies, and thrive on rapid design and development cycles.

You will work closely with other software engineers and analysts as well as with our partnership team to develop high quality products that solve important program and technology problems.  You will have the satisfaction of seeing your work translate into direct impact on our overall program performance.  In addition to outstanding technical skills, you will operate with a pride of ownership, sense of urgency and a drive to implement the best possible solution to a problem and have the persistence to see it to completion.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and development of key EOS software and system components
  • Collaboration on requirements and implementation
  • Balance long term goals with short term projects
  • Collaboration on architectural issues and database structures
  • Design detailed architectures for simplicity and robustness
  • Schedule and estimate work to manage scope and timelines
  • Operational support after delivery
  • Research new technology that could improve product offerings
  • Produce documentation where necessary for partners and other developers
  • Development of tools to improve efficiency of delivering software by the team

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related engineering degree or technical training preferred.
  • Ruby programming skills and significant experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Understanding of web UI technologies including JavaScript, JQuery, AJAX, HTML and CSS
  • Familiarity with SQL and database applications

 

EOS is looking for a Support Engineer to help support the build out of our applications and data systems.  Come help the EOS team by ensuring well-engineered software and systems that provide innovative student insight to find America’s “missing students”.  This includes verifying and troubleshooting the collection, processing, interpretation, and presentation of a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative information.  As we are a young organization, you will have exposure to strategic and leadership conversations, opportunities to shape EOS’s approach, and unmatched opportunities for growth with our high-caliber team.  The ideal candidate will be familiar with agile development methodologies, and thrive on rapid design and development cycles.

You will work closely with software engineers and analysts as well as with our partnership team to develop high quality products that solve important program and technology problems.  You will have the satisfaction of seeing your work translate into direct impact on our overall program performance.  In addition to outstanding technical skills, you will operate with a pride of ownership, sense of urgency and a drive to implement the best possible solution to a problem and have the persistence to see it to completion.

Responsibilities:

  • Respond, troubleshoot, and resolve customer issues
  • Verify functionality of new product capabilities
  • Coordination and communication of product deployments
  • Monitoring of platforms for related alerts, errors, warnings, and performance related issues or problem conditions
  • Documentation of processes involved with support duties for internal customers
  • Contribute in writing and in person to root cause analysis meetings as part of process improvement
  • Work closely with peer teams to deliver high availability and optimum performance for customers.
  • Work with application developers to isolate customer issues
  • Collaboration on requirements and implementation
  • Balance long term goals with short term projects
  • Development of tools to improve efficiency of operational support by the team

Qualifications:

  • A keen analytical, structured and detail-oriented approach to problem solving and troubleshooting
  • Familiarity with SQL and database applications
  • Strong foundation in one or more of following technologies desired: Ruby, Java, Groovy
  • Understanding of web UI technologies including JavaScript, JQuery, AJAX, HTML and CSS
  • Foundational knowledge of the HTTP Protocol and client/server interactions
  • Self-motivated, results oriented, effective communication skills
  • Customer-first attitude and strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Adept and comfortable working in a rapidly changing environment required

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.

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. 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
Suite 268
Seattle, WA 98103
inquiry@eoschools.org
206-547-1167