The Partnership Directors at Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) are a team of experienced change agents who are high-performing, equity-minded leaders who we have trained to expand access to Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate (AP/IB) courses for students of color and low-income students who are traditionally underserved and under-represented in these courses.
EOS seeks to hire candidates who have the skills to succeed in a rapidly growing, continuously improving, high-impact, mission-driven organization and are driven to apply their skills to support opportunities for students of color and low-income students in public high schools across the country.
Job Title: Partnership Director
Location: Seattle, WA
Reporting Relationship: Regional / Managing Director, Partnership
Salary: $75,000- $90,000 (Commensurate with experience)
Benefits Offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life, Retirement (403(b)), PTO, phone stipend
Employment Type: Exempt Full-Time
A Partnership Director may answer questions, offer advice and guidance, train clients on the use of our tools, tactfully facilitate discussions that can be uncomfortable, and lead partners down a sometimes indirect path through the implementation of the EOS Action for Equity model.
As a Partnership Director, a typical day might include the following:
In general, this role will:
This job might be for you if:
You enjoy solving problems. You recognize that changing minds about who deserves access to advanced high school classes can be difficult and challenging. You will use your judgment and collaboration skills to fit our solutions to the same problem that shows up in very different contexts and situations across the set of schools and districts you will serve.
You like helping people. While you could just do the work for your clients, you are particularly excited when you can help them to “get it” so that they use their own capacity to do the work.
You think on your feet. You are intuitive about your clients’ needs and can exercise good judgment to ensure your clients’ needs are understood and are met quickly and accurately.
You communicate clearly. You express yourself well in writing and verbally and can convince a wide variety of audiences – some who will agree with your point and others who will not – to do this important work.
You are motivated and driven. You fully embrace your ownership stake in making us better at what we do and recognize the incredible learning opportunity that this role provides.
To join our team, you need to be a credible problem-solver with a track record of leading others to measurable outcomes. You must enjoy travel and you should be equally comfortable working as part of a multi-layered team as you are working alone out in the field with a client. Others need to enjoy your presence given the serious and sometimes stressful nature of the work we do. We are especially interested in applications from candidates who have personally experienced the discriminatory education practices we are seeking to rectify. This includes people of color and those who qualified (or have children who qualify) for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program.
Interested applicants should submit a CV, and a cover letter highlighting relevant skills, and how EOS’s work, social justice, and racial equity connects with their professional goals.
We are a national not-for-profit organization with a mission to ensure that black, brown and low-income students have access to America’s academically challenging school programs and that they succeed at all levels. The nonprofit organization’s partnership model is consultative, collaborative, and requires a commitment to specific and measurable results. Since its incorporation in 2010, EOS has helped more than 540 schools identify tens of thousands of students of color and low-income students who qualify for – but are missing from – Advanced Placement or other rigorous levels of coursework. EOS is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
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.