• Education Organization Operations and Support
  • Washington, DC
  • Applications have closed

ABOUT SCHOOL LEADER LAB (‘SLL’)

We are a small and mighty DC-based nonprofit developing school leaders to create and sustain high-quality outcomes for all students.  With equity at our core, we support individuals and teams in the three domains of instruction, adult leadership and anti-racism.  We do this work through cross-sector cohort programs, school-based engagements and coaching.  We fiercely believe in building community among our leaders and developing them through practice-based learning.  Our work goes deep in Washington, DC and Kansas City along the entire instructional leader pipeline — from teacher leader through principal supervisor.

HOW WE WORK

We believe in the power of leadership and the importance of team dynamics – not only do we cultivate that in others, but we are incredibly attentive to it within our own team.  This means we prioritize time to build relationships with each other, lean into conflict, and continuously strengthen the health of our team.  We bring a unique blend of technical and adaptive approaches to how we develop others.  This requires us to be highly collaborative as a team while being able to lead work independently.  We are committed to our own growth, reflection and continuous improvement- we seek out feedback frequently from each other and our school leaders and quickly act on it so that we can be trusted partners to our schools. We work in different physical spaces- with instructional leaders in schools (when safe to do so), through virtual and  in-person trainings, with each other at a team retreat or in an office setting, and from our home offices.

THE ROLE

We seek a teammate who thrives in details and cares deeply about excellent schools for all students.  You will join our team – working with our Program Directors to plan and deliver stand out training experiences, developing clear and resonate communications, and strengthening our work through systems and an eye towards data-driven continuous improvement.  In this role, you will work closely with all members of our team, interact with our adjunct faculty, school leaders and our partner organizations — and be able to work independently on your projects.  This is an ideal role for someone who sees themselves as a chief of staff one day as the role requires a broad set of skills and the ability to switch gears quickly. This full-time role begins in June 2021 initially in a remote capacity, reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the whole team.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Our work is program-/project-based and varies over time.  Broadly, the responsibilities of the role will be:

Program Operations & Project Management (40%)

  • Drive project delivery with agendas, timelines and communications
  • Develop detailed backwards planning of leader trainings, including tight run-of-show plans and calendar management for in-person or virtual delivery
  • Execute events with logistical support, Zoom management, procurement and excellent in-person experiences
  • Manage up to team members to deliver excellent authentic experiences for the leaders we work with

Data Analysis & Management (20%)

  • Drive data collection with an eye towards impact
  • Create and input survey data
  • Maintain and ensure the quality of our data collection
  • Data analysis and critical thinking to inform continuous improvement cycles and planning
  • Administer 360 feedback surveys for program participants

Communications (20%)

  • Create and draft newsletters and external-facing communications
  • Support branded communications and marketing efforts through digital channels
  • Support internal communications, team meetings and retreats

Related Responsibilities (20%)

  • Identify opportunities and build systems to support our growing organization
  • Drive and improve our knowledge management systems
  • Lead various internal projects as needed

 

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