Website Achievement Network (ANet)

Professional Learning Facilitator
Location: Flexible within the United States; up to 50-75% travel
(Travel contingent upon organizational/state/federal regulations)
Position is available: Immediately
WHO WE ARE
Every student deserves opportunities in life, and every educator committed to providing those opportunities deserves support. Those beliefs drive us to work alongside schools to support great teaching so that we can work towards guaranteeing that all students are receiving high quality instruction. We partner with over 900 schools – both district and charter – in underserved communities around the country, thus impacting more than 330,000 students. Third-party evaluations confirm that when schools have the right basic conditions in place and partner with ANet, they achieve 6-8 months of additional learning over a two-year period compared to schools not partnering with ANet.
At ANet we are committed to living out our core values, both across our organization and with our partner schools. We acknowledge that systemic inequities impact student access to opportunities and that in order to ensure educational equity for all students, we must center on the experiences of those from marginalized communities to guide our work. We work to deepen our understanding of how race, class, power and privilege influence the education system as well as influence our own perspectives. To do so, we provide ongoing learning opportunities through org-wide professional development, affinity groups, working groups, and resource sharing.
Individuals who join ANet have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, values driven, and team-oriented organization that is committed to having impact in schools by investing in each other and learning together. We were named as The NonProfit Times Best Nonprofits to Work For and work tirelessly to foster a working environment where the unique perspectives, backgrounds, and identities of our staff members are valued.
THE OPPORTUNITY
The School & System Services Team works alongside school and system leaders, ensuring they are getting targeted support to meet their needs.
We are seeking a Professional Learning Facilitator to provide virtual and in-person professional development training in support of the School & System Services Teams. This role will execute math and literacy professional learning series for ANet school and system partner audiences including teachers, school and system leaders. The ideal candidate is an expert adult learning facilitator, has had success implementing a standards-based professional development strategy, and K-12 instructional acumen to meet emerging partner priorities and needs. The Professional Learning Facilitator will work closely across the entire School & System Services Team and report to the Vice President, Service.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Deliver engaging professional learning series and model instructional best practices for a variety of audiences to meet outcomes of professional learning
Facilitate ANet math and literacy professional learning series via an online platform or in-person for teachers, school and/or system leaders
Model standards-based instructional coaching best practices providing in-session coaching and feedback aligned to ANet’s coaching engagement model and shared context of professional development needs
Customize content to meet needs of audience and influence decision makers and partners about the content that best fits needs
Solicit and act on feedback from professional learning participants and internal stakeholders to strengthen participant learning experiences and your personal professional development
Prepare and internalize professional learning materials and strategy
Become an expert of ANet’s math and literacy professional learning series and, extension activities
Internalize content in preparation to deliver each professional learning session to ensure they meet audience needs and intended learning objectives
Leverage relationships Directors of School Support and System Partners have with partners to understand the context and specific needs for professional development
Advise on outcomes for standalone professional learning series and how they’re measured
Work with Partnership Success and Program to ensure consistent and strong ANet professional learning experiences
As needed, support scoping professional learning proposals alongside Partnership Development Partnership Management team members
Cultivate strong relationships with decision makers for professional learning series alongside the Partner Manager
WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU BRING
In order to be successful in this role, candidates must demonstrate the following:
Strong knowledge of the Common Core shifts and standards (both math and ELA)
Exceptional adult learning facilitation skills for a range of audiences
Entrepreneurial approach to professional learning strategies and relationships
Strong orientation to collaboration and accomplishing work alongside others; ability to build authentic relationships quickly in order to get work done
Flexibility and strong learning orientation: ability and desire to build knowledge quickly on prioritized topics and comfort in developing solutions for ambiguous situations
Ability to manage multiple competing work-streams at once and to execute on projects requiring a high degree of attention to detail
Ability to travel to partner schools and systems to deliver professional learning series
WHAT WE OFFER
ANet offers highly competitive compensation based on prior experience and qualifications as well as comprehensive benefits in order to best support our people. Benefits we offer include: health, dental and vision insurance where ANet pays 80% of the cost of these benefits for employees and their families/domestic partner; generous paid time-off including: vacation, 10 paid holidays with paid days off between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, a paid floating holiday, paid sick & personal days; paid parental leave; retirement plan options; commuter benefits; tuition reimbursement; flexible spending accounts; short and long-term disability coverage; and basic life and personal accident insurance.
HOW TO APPLY
We are now accepting applications for this position, which will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, please click on the blue Apply button. You will then be prompted to complete a brief application and upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter in which you outline why you are interested in working for ANet and how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.
ANet is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identities to apply to our positions.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

 

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