Transformation Network Partner

Location: West Contra Costa County & Santa Clara, CA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced



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.



Partners is launching an exciting new strategy aimed at developing the capacity of hundreds of educators to become Transformational Leaders. We are looking for Transformation Network Partners who will lead the design and the on-the-ground implementation of a Transformation Network. This person will build our organizational knowledge about how to most effectively develop transformational leaders internally and adapt those strategies to enable our network participants to become powerful agents of change within their context.  

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

Are a systems thinker who knows what effective teaching, leading and leadership look like. Our transformation teams work on complex problems of inequity and seek to implement thoughtful solutions that address root causes and build long-term organizational capacity. In this role, you will...

  • Serve as a member of one or more district teams – contributing to the thinking and design of our strategy for district and school transformation
  • Build strong relationships with our school and district partners - deeply understanding their context, strengths and challenges
  • Collaborate with our staff and with district leaders to customize the network design and implementation to meet the needs of participants and adapt to the challenges of the context

Believe in the teachers and leaders within our public schools and want to put your experience and knowledge of school transformation to work developing the capacity of educators to become transformational change agents. Our Transformation Network Partners will..

  • Lead implementation of all program elements, designing and facilitating network events – including summer institutes and monthly network meetings
  • Provide on-the-ground support to participating teams and to individual participants - facilitating their team meetings, providing 1-1 observation and feedback, etc.
  • Guide participating teams to define a problem of practice and to execute impact projects
  • Coordinate with district leaders to monitor and adjust program implementation

Are an innovator, comfortable working through ambiguity and eager to help us design, test and refine this new program strategy. In this role, you will...

  • Contribute to the design of the Transformation Network program, using your knowledge of the context and relationships with our partners to ensure our designs are relevant, user-centered and high-impact
  • Identify areas where our designs aren’t working and be a part of the process of designing and testing solutions to those challenges.
  • Help design and execute our learning and evaluation plan; collecting data on the program’s quality and impact and helping to  drive organizational learning around this new strategy

We realize that experience comes in many packages. You might be a highly effective former teacher who took on change projects or leadership roles within your school. You might be a former instructional coach who deeply enjoys building capacity in others. You might be a former school leader eager to share your experience transforming a school with others.  Successful candidates will possess the following qualifications...

  • A history of achieving results for students of color and English learners
  • 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
  • Specific experience coaching and building the capacity of adults
  • Experience designing, developing and delivering effective professional development for adults
  • 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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