Hiring Manager: Simone Ward
Location: Los Angeles, CA (currently remote due to Covid-19)
Application Deadline: Mar 22
Our nation’s education system is 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 34,000 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:
Educators for Excellence envisions an equitable and excellent education system that provides all students the opportunity to succeed and elevates the teaching profession.
Educators for Excellence-Los Angeles has realized a number of critical achievements over the past decade and has become a critical player in the local landscape. E4E-Los Angeles teachers have driven major policy victories on a diverse set of issues from teacher career ladders to school discipline to school reopening. E4E members have increased their representation in the union (UTLA) House of Representatives, won school board elections, and campaigned for union leadership positions.
E4E is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as the next Executive Director to lead our Los Angeles Chapter. This exciting role will set the strategy and vision for the chapter, own and implement the fundraising strategy for its next phase of growth, while also leading a high performing team. In addition to setting and leading E4E’s strategy, the Executive Director will be the external representative of E4E’s work in Los Angeles.
Reporting to one of the Co-CEOs and serving as a member of E4E’s Senior Leadership Team. The Los Angeles Executive Director will lead the Los Angeles team to deliver on E4E’s Theory of Change to improve outcomes for students, particularly those impacted by the opportunity gap, and to elevate the prestige and quality of the teaching profession. .
Scope: In this role you will...
Design and Execute Local Programs and Strategy
Raise and Manage Funds
Build and Manage a High Performing Team
Represent E4E in the community
Serve on E4E’s Senior Leadership Team
Core Values: What beliefs do you embody? How do you approach your work?
Positional Skills - What can you do well?
Functional Knowledge - What do you know a lot about?
Benefits & Applying
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 apply online at our website, and should apply by our application deadline by March 22.
Educators for Excellence is an equal opportunity employer. We predominantly partner with low-income communities of color. Therefore, though race and other identity markers 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.
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