Website Achievement Network (ANet)

Managing Director, Partnership Success Strategy

Location: Flexible within the United States; some travel may be required

(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 Partnership Success Team focuses on the partner experience, connecting partner engagement, sales, partner management, and partnership operations. The team will ensure that partners feel they have made a valuable investment and are set up for success. Additionally, this work includes tight coordination with the Program Team (content and operations) as well as the School & Systems Service Team (direct service to partners).

The Managing Director, Partnership Success Strategy will work closely with the Chief Partnership Success Officer (CPSO), leadership of the Partnership Success Team, and other stakeholders across the organization to guide and facilitate key cross-functional needs. They will deeply understand where bodies of work live, how we serve our partners, and be able to identify matrixed interdependence so that they are able to represent the Chief Partnership Success Officer in advancing key projects. The Managing Director will report to the Chief Partnership Success Officer and may also manage operational roles as needed.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Serve as a key member of the Partnership Success Leadership team

? Act as a critical thought-partner, providing sound counsel and maintaining complete confidentiality

? Design leadership and all-team rhythms, including setting agendas, developing content, and facilitating, all in support of building a healthy and productive team that is aligned with the priorities of the organization.

? Support Partnership Success leadership in managing towards outcomes through strong goal setting, tracking, and use of team time in regular meetings and stepbacks.

? Support the financial health and viability of the team by working with organizational leadership on budget development, expense tracking, and managing contracts and payments.

? Manage operational roles as needed across internal and external operations, communications, and events.

Lead strategic priorities, performance indicators, communication, and coordination across the team

? Facilitate the annual planning process for the Partnership Success Team, which may include priority and goal setting as well as budget and staff planning.

? Ensure effective communication and coordination within the Partnership Success Team. This may include:

? Developing and disseminating internal team messages

? Supporting the coordination of activities and information across Partnership Success teams (sales, account management, marketing, and operations)

? Ensure effective communication and coordination across the organizational matrix by collaborating with peers from other teams regarding progress towards goals and the focus priorities of the quarter for your respective teams

? Analyze and make recommendations for partnership experience improvements based on quantitative and qualitative data.

Manage top-priority projects

? Support CPSO in cultivation and engagement of strategic partners

? Serve as a surrogate for CPSO in targeted internal and external engagements

? Support targeted top priority cross-functional projects throughout the year

Own the vision for team culture and events for the Partnership Success Team

? Design and lead team efforts to live our core values internally and externally and advance our anti-racist work in collaboration with Anti-Racism & Culture Team

? Organize and project plan the details of team events including coordinating logistics, catering, and materials preparation

? Work in partnership with the rest of the Partnership Operations team to ensure all team members have a high quality experience aligned with our organization’s mission, values and anti-racist commitment

WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU BRING

In order to be successful in this role, candidates must demonstrate the following:

? You have a passionate commitment to and a sense of urgency for the support of schools, along with a belief that all students can achieve at high levels.

? You are motivated by working in an environment where we live out our core values daily. You are eager to examine personal archetypes and biases while discussing topics related to race, class, and privilege which relate to ANet’s Advance Equity and People Matter values, and our work towards becoming an anti-racist organization.

? You are confident in owning large-scale projects end-to-end, particularly in situations with high levels of ambiguity, because of your careful planning, time management, detail orientation, and prioritization skills.

? You can leverage your strong communication skills to motivate and influence others across the organization to make decisions and take actions that ensure work moves forward.

? You are skilled in leveraging your strategic thinking and data analysis skills to identify opportunities and challenges, articulate root causes, and assess the needs of stakeholders in order to make recommendations that will accelerate change, manage towards goals, and maximize impact.

? You are able to connect the dots between the details and strategy to help inform and influence others towards goals.

? You get excited about supporting others to do their best work and consistently go above and beyond in meeting the needs of your team and external partners.

? You have previously motivated, developed, and managed others to achieve ambitious goals and know how to build and foster a positive and inclusive team environment.

Ideal candidates may also demonstrate the following preferred qualifications:

? You bring an understanding of ANet’s services, structure, and strategy and thrive at leveraging that expertise in order to make connections between people, tools, and resources.

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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