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Director, Greater Boston
Director
Boston
Boston, MA

To Apply:
Education Pioneers has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to https://koya.refineapp.com/jobPosting/apply/776
 
Summary:
 
Education Pioneers seeks a Director to lead its Boston area efforts to dramatically improve outcomes for Massachusetts's neediest students through outside-the-classroom leaders, managers, and analysts. The Greater Boston Director serves as the primary agent to both support local education organizations (Partners) in meeting their strategic talent needs and to lead a powerful and transformational experience for the local cohort of Fellows. In addition, the Greater Boston Director assists our regional Alumni in their career growth through strategic access to professional development and a robust nationwide network. Successful candidates will be entrepreneurial, highly-motivated and goal-oriented, and will possess proven project management and relationship-building skills.
 
This Director role will require someone with a strong presence to serve as the “face” of Education Pioneers in Boston’s dynamic education sector. The ideal candidate is someone who has experience with and a natural excitement in scaling programs, as well as someone who can function as a “jack-of-all trades” while leading our growth efforts in the Greater Boston area. This is an exempt position, which reports to the Senior Vice President, Eastern Region and is located in Boston, MA.
 
Responsibilities:
 
Program Expansion and Management
 
 
  • Oversee Boston site strategy, operations, and management of local staff
  • Lead the successful programmatic expansion of transformative Education Pioneers Fellowship programs in the Boston area
  • Develop partnerships with education organizations in Greater Boston to host Fellows across our Fellowship programs (Graduate School Fellowship, Analyst Fellowship), including school districts, charter schools, non-profits, foundations, and government agencies
  • Match organizations with Fellows and support them throughout the Fellowship programs
  • Oversee the implementation of all signature elements of the Boston Fellowship programs
  • Serve as a skilled coach, mentor and guide for Fellows providing direct and targeted support regarding their fellowship experience, ongoing professional development and long-term career planning
  • Maintain ongoing communication with Partners to ensure support and clarity throughout the fellowship period
  • Effectively monitor and evaluate the success of the Boston Fellowship Programs
  • Represent Education Pioneers at events in the broader community to build our brand and presence in the Greater Boston region
Partnership and Alumni Development
 
  • Develop a deep knowledge of Education Pioneers Alumni and Partner organizations (leverage existing Alumni data and gathering new data as needed)
  • Use Education Pioneers data to create targeted opportunities for Alumni to advance their careers and become impactful change agents in the education sector
  • Connect Alumni to each other, to open jobs, and to local education leaders, by driving them to our online platform, coordinating events and gatherings, providing one-on-one career counseling, and offering other relevant supports
  • Connect partner organizations with Alumni talent who are looking for full-time positions amongst the growing Alumni base in the Boston area
  • Develop a local Alumni Board which will create meaningful professional connections within the network and help to assess how to best support Boston Alumni in their career development
  • Engage in fundraising and development efforts for the Greater Boston region as needed
Recruitment and Selection
 
  • Develop strategy to support our regional ability to recruit, select, and place a diverse group of talented individuals into our Fellowship Programs
  • Support team in recruitment and select a diverse group of talented candidates into Education Pioneers’ Fellowship programs (Graduate Student Fellowship & Analyst Fellowship)
  • Represent Education Pioneers at local recruiting events and generate excitement for our program among prospective applicants
  • Conduct in-depth interviews with applicants to assess their candidacy for our program
  • Work closely with the Eastern Region team (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut & Boston) to make final decisions regarding admissions into the Graduate School Fellowship and Analyst Fellowship
Duties and responsibilities may change. All Education Pioneers employees are encouraged to be flexible and responsive to changes in scope of duties.
 
Qualifications
  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience including a mixture of sales, recruiting, teaching, coaching/mentoring, professional development, and program management; Graduate degree strongly preferred
  • Extensive skills in relationship building with team members and external partners
  • Experience successfully managing a results based program in a fast-paced, goals-oriented, and data driven environment
  • Strong public speaking, networking, and presentation skills required
  • Proven leadership experience and track record of collaborating with senior management in creating a motivating vision which supports the organization’s cultural values and attributes
  • Strong knowledge of the current K-12 education reform landscape strongly preferred, significant education reform experience in the Boston area preferred
  • Demonstrated experience providing direct coaching, guidance, and professional development opportunities to staff
  • Ability to travel up to 10-15% of the time
Personal Characteristics
  • A strong commitment to the Education Pioneers’ mission and core values of courage, optimism, collaboration and action
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment; comfortable with ambiguity and shifts in scope of duties
  • Proactive personality and willingness to lead change
  • Principled with high ethical standards, professionalism and integrity
  • Personal commitment to customer service, both external and internal
  • Collaborative team player with a “can do” attitude; willing to roll up sleeves and do whatever it takes to support team priorities
  • Resourceful problem solver who takes the initiative to identify and assist in resolving problems both within and beyond areas of direct responsibility
Compensation:
 
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
 
 
 
To Apply:
 
Education Pioneers has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to https://koya.refineapp.com/jobPosting/apply/776
 
Education Pioneers is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.
 
 
About Education Pioneers:
 
Education Pioneers aims to transform education into the best led and managed sector in the U.S. so that all children receive a high-quality education. To fuel this vision, Education Pioneers plans to recruit 10,000 leaders, managers, and analysts by 2023, and connect the leaders in our network with high-impact leadership roles in key organizations across the education sector.
 
Education Pioneers provides a high-quality pipeline of talent through our suite of Fellowship programs and Alumni services to support our Partners in meeting their short-term and long-term talent needs. Education Pioneers plays a unique role in providing our Partners with the leaders, managers, and analysts who have the skills and experience they need but often do not have the capacity to recruit, train, and develop on their own.
 
 
About Koya Leadership Partners:
 
Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained search and consulting firm that works exclusively with non-profits and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations. For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit www.koyapartners.com.

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