Transformation Network Director


Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Manager/Supervisor


Partners in School Innovation (Partners) is dedicated to transforming teaching and learning in the lowest-performing public schools so that every student, regardless of background, thrives.  Our work is to improve school outcomes for students of color living in poverty, and our unique approach to changing lives rests upon a foundation of teamwork.  We collaborate with teachers and leaders in vulnerable public schools to help build their capacity to support breakthrough student achievement.

​Every member of our team is a results-oriented leader, change agent and champion for public education. We value continuous learning and improvement, diversity of backgrounds and ideas, systems thinking and innovation. In addition to a relentless pursuit of our mission, we work hard to ensure we keep growing as humble, knowledgeable, and culturally responsive social justice warriors, deeply committed to helping public schools achieve educational equity.



Over the next ten years, Partners in School Innovation will be working toward the goal of creating communities of hundreds of transformational leaders capable of leading and sustaining high-impact change efforts in our partner schools and districts.  We are looking for a Network Director who will lead the design, implementation and evaluation of this new and innovative strategy, drawing out internal expertise and building on our current Transformation Approach. We are looking for someone who is ready to grow and learn with us as we launch this exciting effort.


You might be a good fit for this role if you...

Have a passion for adult learning. You know that sit-and-get trainings don’t work and have a vision for designing a relevant, job-embedded experience that helps teachers and leaders become high-impact transformation leaders.  The program director will…

  • Create and implement the vision and design for our Transformation Networks, working closely with other program leaders to ensure alignment to our broader Approach and services
  • Generate program materials, including selection process/criteria, institute design/content, learning scope and sequence, session modules, coaching strategy, etc.
  • Partner with program development staff to ensure necessary data and technology tools are thoughtfully designed to meet the participant needs and are well-integrated into the program
  • Design learning experiences that help our participants to directly address the core equity challenges they face in schools and which help them develop the racial and cultural competence needed to lead this work
  • Have experience leading school and district transformation. You are eager to develop systemic approaches to building the human capital needed to catalyze and sustain long-term change in schools. In this capacity, the program director will...
  • Collaborate with regional and district teams to align the Transformation Network Approach to the larger partnership goals/strategy and the day-to-day support we are providing in schools
  • Talk with district leaders to understand their needs and ensure our networks are helping them to build the capacity they need to carry out system-wide transformation
  • Support and work alongside our district team to implement all aspects of the program – including summer institutes, monthly network sessions, follow-up coaching, etc.

Love data and use it often. You know that data doesn’t always mean numbers and you are eager to design creative ways to gather data that will help us understand our impact and continuously improve this strategy. The Network Director will….

  • Collaborate with our Director of Evaluation to formulate key learning questions, design new data-collection measures and to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of this strategy
  • Design strategies to measure the development of our program participants, the health of the networks we are developing and the impact that our participants have in their schools/district.
  • Make data-driven adjustments that help us refine and improve the impact of this new strategy.
  • Want to help us tell our story. You’ll put your public speaking, presentation, and writing skills to work to help us craft a narrative that will helps us scale this exciting new strategy.. In the role you would...
  • Collaborate with our Regional Executive Directors to help potential school and district partners learn more about the program.
  • Help our Advancement team identify funders and write compelling proposals to secure the resources we need to do this work.
  • Design a strategy for helping the organization communicate the role that transformational leaders play in achieving educational equity.

We recognize that expertise is gained in many ways. We are looking for highly effective and experienced educators who have delivered results for students and who have gone on to design/lead innovative strategies to transform systems or build capacity in others. Successful candidates will have the the following qualifications…

  • A deep commitment to the Partners mission of achieving educational equity for low-income students of color
  • Racial and cultural proficiency – an understanding of the role of racism in the inequities of the public school system and demonstrated effectiveness in working through these inequities
  • Experience designing, developing and delivering effective professional learning for adults
  • Experience effectively leading a team in the design, implementation and execution of a new or innovative program
  • Strong project management and relationship-building skills



We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package that includes medical/dental/vision insurance, vacation and sick leave as well as a 403(b) retirement plan.



Please complete our online application, including a resume and cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position and the skills and experience you bring to the job.

Start date will be August 1,2017. The work schedule for this role will vary with some network events occurring during weekends or evenings.



With a staff that cares deeply about social justice and equity, we believe that diverse perspectives and background create a rich work environment.  We are committed to building an organization with raised consciousness in order to impact how we work with school leaders as well as how we work together as a team. We hope you will join us as we continue to build a diverse organization that fosters a work environment where people from all backgrounds are welcomed and valued.


Partners in School Innovation is committed to equal employment opportunity in its hiring and employment practices and policies for all staff members and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical ability, marital status or veteran status.

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