Current Opportunities

Senior Specialist, Partnerships

Post Date: 2021/09/02

Mission

EdReports.org is at the forefront of the curriculum reform movement. By increasing the capacity of educators to identify and demand the highest quality curriculum, EdReports.org is both disrupting a multibillion-dollar market and transforming the way students are taught and ultimately perform. With the firm belief that what is taught matters and that all students deserve high-quality materials, EdReports.org publishes free, online, evidence-rich reviews of instructional materials.

Purpose of Position

The Senior Specialist, Partnerships will play a critical role in the success of EdReports. This individual will support the expansion of our work with states, districts, and other education organizations as part of the growing field services team. EdReports already has an impressive track record of success in increasing awareness of the importance of quality materials and designing customized support for partners and is poised for continued growth in direct services.

This individual will play a leadership role on the field services team and will work closely with the Director of Field Services on growth strategy, business development, codification of services, and people management. They will also spend a portion of their time leading projects with partners.

This position provides a unique opportunity for a seasoned manager and strategic thinker who is passionate about our mission, enjoys working with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, and wants to contribute to the success of a growing organization.

Key Responsibilities

Growth Strategy and Business Development – 50%

  • Collaborate with the Director, Field Services on the growth and partnership strategy of the field services team;
  • Conduct proactive outreach through the full cycle of business development, including conducting landscape analyses, building relationships with prospective partners, developing scopes of work, and shepherding new projects through the contracting process;
  • Lead the team’s strategy for responding to RFPs as a way to build awareness of EdReports resources and build relationships and analyze RFPs as a way to better understand district processes and priorities for instructional materials adoptions;
  • Collaborate with other teams across the organization and lead team-wide projects to develop new services when EdReports expands to new areas;
  • Partner with the communications and impact teams to gather and analyze data about the field to identify states and districts for proactive outreach and increase impact; and
  • Maintain an understanding of competitive pricing and current market demand for support for instructional materials priorities.

Develop and Codify Services – 20%

  • Develop collateral to introduce EdReports and showcase our services for potential partners;
  • Design core presentations and other resources to bring consistency and efficiencies of scale to our services; and
  • Work within and across teams to support team members to proactively develop base materials for new content areas and new service areas (e.g., high school science and interim assessment).

People Management – 15%

  • Supervise a subset of the field services team; and
  • Demonstrate an inclusive approach to leadership with a focus on supporting the growth, development, and professional success of your direct reports.

Strategic Partnerships with States and Districts – 15%

  • Oversee project strategy and execution for a portfolio of state and district partnerships, to support the use of EdReports’ resources during the selection and implementation of high-quality instructional materials; and
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with leaders within states and districts with which we partner, to ensure successful execution of those partnerships.

Other - As Assigned

  • Contribute to the overall strategic direction and effectiveness of the organization; and
  • Lead and support cross-functional teams on projects as needed.

Travel: Up to 25% 

This is a primarily field-facing role with regular national travel throughout the year, as needed for partner relations, service delivery, organizational retreats, and professional learning. Travel cadence will vary across the year based on partner needs.

Qualifications

  • Passion for the EdReports’ mission and vision;
  • Deep understanding of K-12 education and its political and policy landscape, including standards, curriculum, and textbook procurement and adoption;
  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing diverse, inclusive teams that consistently meet goals;
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive leadership and successfully developing direct reports to be successful in their role and be ready for desired growth opportunities;
  • Experience supporting or leading instructional materials adoption processes as a technical assistance provider or as a process leader;
  • Experience with business development, organizational growth strategy, and/or codification of services, preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead multiple, complex, cross-functional projects;
  • Ability to influence and motivate diverse stakeholders at all levels of the education system, including state, district, school, and teacher leaders;
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize data and present trends to inform organizational strategy;
  • At least seven to ten years of professional experience in education and/or related fields; and
  • Bachelor’s degree, required.

Benefits:

We offer a highly-competitive benefits package for eligible employees that includes PTO, prorated to start date, 4 weeks of vacation per calendar year, 3 personal days, and unlimited sick time; medical, dental, and vision insurance; short and long-term disability insurance; life insurance; 401(k) retirement plan, a whole host of ancillary benefits, and twelve (12) paid holidays.

Salary:

The range for this position is $105,000 – $115,000 annually. At EdReports, in setting a final offer for a position, we consider the experience and skill of the candidates while striving to maintain equity in our compensation bands. For this and other reasons, our salary offers are non-negotiable.

We Value All Voices:

EdReports is committed to equal-employment principles and we recognize the value of committed employees who feel they are being treated in an equitable and professional manner. We strive to find ways to attract, develop, and retain the talent needed to meet business objectives, and to recruit and employ highly qualified individuals representing the diverse communities in which we live, work, and serve.  As such, all employment decisions at EdReports are based on business needs, job requirements,  and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.