LA2050
Educators for Excellence

Senior Outreach Director

Employment type
Full Time
Posted
26 days ago
Location
Los Angeles
Description

About Us

Our nation’s history of racism and oppression have led to inequities across sectors of society, including education, leaving millions of students— including an overwhelming number of students of color and low-income students—unprepared for college, career, and life. While research shows that classroom teachers are the single most important in-school factor in improving student achievement, their diverse voices are consistently left out of education policy decisions. For far too long, teachers have been treated as subjects of change rather than as agents of change.

Founded by public school teachers, Educators for Excellence is a growing movement of 30,000 educators, united around a common set of values and principles for improving student learning and elevating the teaching profession. We work together to identify issues that impact our schools, create solutions to these challenges, and advocate for policies and programs that give all students access to a quality education.

What We Do

Our Theory of Change is grounded in two long-term goals that are inextricably linked: better outcomes for our students and the elevation of the quality and prestige of the teaching profession. We achieve this by:

  • Building a movement of forward-thinking teachers through grassroots organizing in communities across the country
  • Identifying and training teacher leaders within that broader movement to take on key positions of influence in their schools, districts, states, and perhaps most importantly, within their teachers unions
  • Creating teacher-led policy recommendations in order to bridge the divide between policymakers and the classroom
  • Advocating for implementation of teacher-generated policy ideas
  • Scaling this model to reach critical mass in the communities we serve and across the country

 

Educators for Excellence envisions an equitable and excellent education system that provides all students the opportunity to succeed and elevates the teaching profession.

The Opportunity

Educators for Excellence, Los Angeles is seeking a full-time Senior Outreach Director (SOD) to manage the outreach efforts of our Los Angeles Outreach Directors (organizers). This position is an opportunity for an experienced organizer to leverage their managerial and organizing skills to have a significant impact within the Los Angeles community.

With chapters currently operating in Los Angeles, New York, Connecticut, Chicago, Boston and Minnesota, our organizational culture is grounded in a passion for impacting educational systems and revolves around an innovative, roll-up-your-sleeves spirit backed by a shared commitment to continuous professional growth.

Reporting to the Managing Director of Outreach (MDO), the Senior Outreach Director manages a portion of LA’s organizers to meet ambitious goals focused on the recruitment, engagement, and mobilization of teachers with the primary goal of elevating teacher voice, student outcomes, and the teaching profession overall.

You Will:

Strategically Plan, Implement and Evaluate:

  • Implement and course correct a refined organizing model that provides greater specialization and focus for organizers who are growing and engaging membership and organizers who are recruiting and engaging teachers as leaders.
  • Ensure our organizing model enables us to build membership, cultivate leaders and mobilize members to take action on behalf of students and their profession.
  • Support the MDO in collecting, tracking and analyzing membership growth data to make our organizing smarter and more efficient, targeted and impactful.

 

Manage, Coach and Develop:

  • Collaborate with the MDO to create and coach organizers in the execution of events, school workshops, and trainings aimed at helping teachers advocate at the school, district, state and, particularly, union levels.
  • Oversee the management of 3-4 organizers, through weekly meetings, field observations and coaching, planning sessions and data reports.
  • Support and coach 3-4 organizers to be effective at building and engaging membership and cultivating and engaging leaders, with a primary focus on supporting organizers to prepare teachers for union leadership positions.
  • Provide timely and useful communications and updates to MDO and organizers.   

 

You Have:

Minimum Requirement(s):

  • An unwavering belief that organizers and organizing have and can  strengthen public education, our communities and our democracy.
  • At least 4 years of professional experience, including experience in at least one of the following fields:
    • Pre-K-12 education instruction
    • Community organizing, campaign organizing or union organizing
  • A firm grasp of E4E’s organizing model and proven success in outreach/organizing work.
  • Strong skills and experience in project and people management, with an emphasis on written and oral communication.
  • An exceptional ability to cultivate and develop relationships and networks, especially around education issues.

 

Moreover, all E4E staff demonstrate our Core Values:

  • Respect and Professionalism: We act with personal responsibility, respect, and commitment to high quality work, to our organization and to each other
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness: Educational inequity is linked to race, power, and privilege, and so we take action to shift this paradigm by reflecting on our own identities, creating an inclusive and diverse community, and leveraging our differences as strengths
  • Solutions Orientation: We consistently approach even the most complex challenges with positivity, proactive solutions, and the assumption of best intentions
  • Growth Mindset: We intentionally create opportunities to develop ourselves and others in order to learn and continuously improve
  • Dynamic Leadership: We courageously take ownership, empower others, set bold visions, think strategically, and adapt to change
To apply

Educators for Excellence believes in providing employees with benefits to support self-care, wellness, and financial stability. We value the whole person and provide benefits such as; paid time off, health insurance plans, competitive salaries that include pre-tax benefits, and cell phone reimbursements. See more information about our benefits here.

Applications can be addressed to Sarina Sande, Managing Director of Outreach, and should include a resume and a cover letter. Please ensure that all materials address relevant experience and your understanding of how this position connects to the overall mission of E4E.

Educators for Excellence is an equal opportunity employer. We predominantly partner with low-income communities of color. Therefore, though race and other legally protected characteristics are never used to make final hiring decisions, we place a particular focus on recruiting staff members who share the backgrounds of the communities we serve.