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Job Title: Senior Manager
Company Name: Empower Schools
Location: AUSTIN, TX United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 01/18/2019
Expire Date: 03/18/2019
Job Categories: Other
Job Description
Senior Manager
Reporting directly to the Texas Director, you will lead partnerships and work closely with your teammates to create high-autonomy, high-accountability Zones/networks of empowered public schools. You will support the cultivation of partnerships, lead the execution of Zone design projects, and play a key role in the growth of our impact across Texas. You will receive coaching and mentorship from experienced leaders in education and non-profit management. This position is based in Austin, TX and applicants must be willing to travel up to 30% of the time to support our work on-the-ground in districts across the state.
Qualifications & Requirements
● At least 3-5 years of work experience
○ Educational expertise required
○ Consulting and strategic planning work preferred
○ Experience in Texas preferred

● Demonstrated interest in education reform and strong alignment with the goals of Empower Schools

● Track record of taking initiative to successfully manage complex projects involving multiple stakeholders

● Must be articulate, tactful, and able to successfully manage stakeholder relations with partners, external organizations, policy makers, and education leaders

● Possession of an entrepreneurial mindset (i.e., flexible, resourceful, and creative) and deep motivation to drive toward high-quality outcomes with a consistently positive attitude

● Excellent written and oral communications skills, including the ability to translate ideas into clear, compelling documents (e.g., in PowerPoint and Word formats)

● BA/BS required, advanced degree preferred
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Contact Information
Company Name: Empower Schools
Contact Email:careers@empowerschools.org
Company Description:
Empower Schools partners with communities to help them get the schools they want with the results students need. We develop solutions that combine the autonomies and energetic innovation of charters with the critical commitment to universal service and local voice that have been hallmarks of districts. Empower works with policymakers, district and community leaders, and educators to fundamentally re-engineer traditional school systems into diverse education ecosystems centered on empowered and accountable schools. Empower has led successful efforts in Lawrence (MA), and is the design and launch partner for the groundbreaking Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership (MA), three innovation zones in Denver, CO, and Transformation Waco (Waco, TX).
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