Equal Opportunity Schools seeks a creative, equity driven, Director, of Innovation and Technology. We are a national not-for-profit organization in partnership with over 350 public high schools- and scaling towards 800- to ensure students of color and low-income students have equal access to their high school’s most academically intense high school programs. This new position offers the right candidate the chance to transform the way we use technology to engage our school and district partners and grow our impact.
Through our own online student information system, our robust Tableau-based reporting infrastructure, and our equity driven data and analytics efforts, the use of technology strategies is deeply embedded in our work. This is your chance to make a difference and to use your skills to change education for good. Join us. Come be a part of our team. Come change the world with us.
EOS seeks to hire candidates who have the skills to succeed on a rapidly growing, continuously improving, high-impact, mission-driven team. We seek candidates driven to apply their skills to support opportunities for students of color and low-income students in public high schools across the country. We also seek candidates who want to give coaching and feedback to others and who have the skills to lead collaboratively. We want candidates who seek to apply the best of innovation to the public sector and who believe that technology, in the right hands and with the right design principles, can be an incredible force for change. We seek a Director who shares our desire to be a leader in the use of technology, software, and data- particularly focused on mission-driven work to transform public education.
As Director of Innovation and Technology, you will provide the tools to enable our national, equity-driven organization to achieve the next phase of scale. Technology and data analysis is key to our ability to improve access for under-served students to the best possible education. This leadership role will oversee the design, development, and implementation of information systems, software applications, data infrastructure, data access, and support systems to meet current demands and to lay the foundation for our future.
In general, this role provides leadership and oversight in the following areas:
The Director of Innovation and Technology will:
This job might be for you if:
You are committed to equity. You steadfastly believe that all students – particularly students of color and low-income students – should have opportunities to access and succeed in the most academically rigorous high school programs. You understand that working for equity is a continual journey and you are motivated by a passion for that journey.
You enjoy working collaboratively with others. You recognize that working with a diverse team of individuals with varying roles and skills can be challenging, but you enjoy this challenge. You work to find creative solutions to best fit a wide range of contexts, needs, uses, and timelines.
You love to learn and grow. You are always looking to improve and to develop new skills, and welcome constructive feedback that helps you get there. You’re excited to learn from other perspectives that will inform your thinking and to contribute to others’ learning.
You are comfortable working in a dynamic, growing organization. Equal Opportunity Schools has experienced incredible growth and success in our 6+ years of existence, but we don’t have it all figured out. You’re excited to take on the challenges that come with a relatively young organization, evolving internal systems and structures, and long-term visions that are still works in progress.
Equal Opportunity Schools is an Equal Opportunity Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veteran and Affirmative Action Employer.
Equal Opportunity Schools considers for employment and hires qualified candidates without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law. Equal Opportunity Schools provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures and/or process.
Equal Opportunity Schools partners with school, district, county, state, and national leaders to identify students to close race and income enrollment gaps, in AP and IB programs, while maintaining or increasing the success of these programs. Likewise, EOS ensures students of all backgrounds have equal access to America’s most academically intense high school programs—and particularly that low- income students and students of color have opportunities to succeed at the highest levels.
Watch what we do at EOS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThfpSvU5cME