Working with Equal Opportunity Schools
Having just received 79 school district applications for new Equal Opportunity Schools partnerships, we are hiring for our Analyst and Partnership Director roles this summer.
The Equal Opportunity Schools® organization (EOS) is an early-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 Analysts provide direct support to our partner schools and districts through collaborative work with their leaders and the detailed study of existing and new student-specific data. The findings and recommendations developed by EOS Analysts enable the adoption and implementation of highly effective strategies for reaching missing students.
Equal Opportunity Schools Partnership Directors manage relationships and partnership activities with equity-minded school and district leadership teams to achieve ambitious outcomes for students. Partnership Directors use consultative and collaborative problem solving, and research and analysis to enable educational leaders to work toward specific, improved results for students.
Hiring decisions will be made by mid-July, with anticipated start dates of August 1.
The Partnership Analyst will develop and communicate the story of EOS and America’s “missing students”. This begins with the building of analytical models. The Partnership Analyst will use his/her findings to provide guidance to the executive and program teams, and to tell the story of EOS in a variety of formats—slides, video, writing, and website. As this is a start-up role, the Partnership Analyst will be participating in most major meetings, with great exposure to early-phase organizational leadership, and unmatched opportunities for mentorship and growth on a program team of high-caliber individuals.
The Partnership Analyst will be responsible for:
• Providing support to EOS Partnership Directors and schools/district offices to find over 1,000 missing students by fall 2014
• Managing large original data sets at the cutting-edge of educational reform
• Analyzing those data sets and translating their contents into usable, compelling stories, which are ready for use by our staff, Superintendent and Principal partners, and the executive team, and harnessing a partnership with Microsoft to develop proprietary analytics software for scale
• Developing high-impact content for public consumption
• Presenting findings on a regular basis to the executive team with eventual expectation to interact closely with external stakeholders
• Background in social sciences, business, or a related field known for rigorous applied analytics
• Experience in turning numbers into an 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 experience using databases
• A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, and related work experience required
• Interested applicants should submit a CV, a cover letter describing the importance of the issue of missing students to the applicant and a description of how they can assist in achieving our mission to Jobs@EOSchools.org
• Applicants submitting by May 30th will be given preference
The Partnership Director will join a program team of six high-caliber individuals and will manage a portfolio of about 8-10 high schools, with the responsibility for helping their schools find 1,000 missing students by fall 2014. The Partnership Director will represent 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:
• Detailed data analysis & presentations in collaboration with a Partnership Analyst
• Policy & program recommendations
• Leadership coaching
Additionally, the Partnership Director will work with the EOS team to further develop, test, and streamline the consulting system for partnership schools in preparation for expansion of our services to about eighty schools next year.
Lastly, all staff members on the team will be engaged in the elaboration of internal and external strategy, and are likely candidates for ongoing leadership positions within our fast-growing organization.
• Bachelor’s degree plus significant background in consulting or schools/districts, preferably both
• Experience in relationship management
• Understanding of the public school system
• Substantial leadership experience and preferably leadership coaching experience
• Interested applicants should submit a CV and a cover letter describing the importance of the issue of missing students to the applicant and how they can assist in achieving our mission to Jobs@EOSchools.org
• Applicants submitting by May 30th will be given preference
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
Our internship program is intensive, and requires the application of creativity, analytical and critical thinking skills. It is not a secretarial position disguised as an internship. Interns will manage projects with both independence and an appetite for seeking out answers and advice from others. The internship takes place in Seattle. Interns working from other locations may be considered, although priority will be given to applicants who will work in Seattle. To learn more, please submit a cover letter and resume to Jobs@EOSchools.org
Equal Opportunity Schools
999 N. Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103