The Education Trust–West (ETW) works for the educational justice and the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, pre–K through college. We expose opportunity and achievement gaps that separate students of color, English learners, and low-income students from their peers, and we identify and advocate for the strategies that will forever close those gaps. We work alongside schools, districts, college campuses, and higher education institutions to understand and evaluate the effectiveness of reform strategies intended to reduce and eliminate achievement and opportunity gaps. We use lessons learned in these efforts, together with unflinching data analyses, to drive a state and national conversation about how our K–12 education system and colleges and universities can better serve all students. To learn more, please visit www.edtrustwest.org.
The Director of External Relations will lead the organization’s initiatives to engage and mobilize a diverse group of advocates at the state and local levels who are working on educational justice issues with the goal of forever closing gaps in opportunity and achievement. The Director will develop and implement a comprehensive external relations strategy to ensure that ETW’s efforts effectively focus the attention of key audiences on inequities in public education and the actions necessary to close gaps in both opportunity and achievement. To that end, this person will serve as a member of ETW’s leadership team, lead the External Relations team, and ensure the External Relations team coordinates with ETW’s other teams including Government Relations, Practice, Research and Policy Analysis, and Communications. This position is based in Oakland or Los Angeles California.
A Bachelor’s degree is required.
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
Please provide a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should describe your external relations background, experience to date, and your alignment with the mission. Please upload a combined file of your cover letter and resume. All applications must be submitted by 12:00AM on November 18, 2018.
In the file name, please write the name of the position you are applying for and your last name: e.g. “DirectorOfExternalRelations_Wang”
To begin the application process, click this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9e2312b5-b5bd-498a-975d-1e1c12aead82&jobId=109016&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001
The Education Trust-West is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.