Senior Director, Postsecondary Leadership Network Design

Position: Senior Director, Postsecondary Leadership Network (Postsecondary Leadership Network) Design, District Partnership Program (DPP)

Position Type: Internal/External

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Start date: March 2023

Reports to: Beth Bazer, Ed.D., District Partnership Program (DPP)

End date: This is a 2 year position.

Location: Preferred within a OneGoal region: Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Boston, MA; New York City, NY; Bay Area, CA, but flexible within the following states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C.

Salary Range: $92,000 – $100,000  is the hiring salary range (i.e. the range a candidate would be offered to start). Please note: OneGoal aligns salaries to Cost of Labor, so the actual salary offered would be dependent on the Cost of Labor in the candidate’s living location.

About OneGoal

A postsecondary education unlocks opportunities and economic mobility not only for students, but entire communities. Yet for millions of underserved students, it remains out of reach: only 22% of students in low-income communities earn a postsecondary degree compared to 67% of students from high-income communities. This is not for lack of ambition or talent, but for lack of opportunity and support. OneGoal’s model, honed over 15 years, delivers a culturally relevant experience that works: 82% of OneGoal high school graduates enroll in a postsecondary institution and 73% of those persist one year after high school graduation. We are looking for individuals to join us in our pursuit of equity. 

 

District Partnership Program Team:

The District Partnership Program (DPP) team exists to support OneGoal in creating a postsecondary solution for districts that is scalable, affordable on public dollars, and impactful.  Partner districts will transform the postsecondary pathway experience for students across the district by building the capacity of multiple adults already in those districts who directly impact critical postsecondary outcomes, and by embedding postsecondary success programs/systems/tools into the fabric of K12 education.  

 

To achieve this mission, our overarching goals are to: (1) improve student postsecondary outcomes in partner DPP districts, (2) increase the investments of public dollars in the program, (3) support districts to institutionalize transformative and equitable systems that support student postsecondary success, and (4) hire, retain, and grow a highly talented DPP team that continuously innovates in support of our broader vision: to close the degree divide in America.

 

The Role

You are driven by a strong belief that all students deserve an equitable opportunity to achieve their greatest postsecondary aspirations. There are three distinct areas of focus for this role:

  • In collaboration with the Postsecondary Leadership Network Design Team Lead, lead the program design and development of our Postsecondary Leadership Network (Postsecondary Leadership Network) service offerings (trainings, resources, facilitators’ notes) for district and school leaders in the postsecondary success space 
  • Support the regional launch of the Postsecondary Leadership Network by helping regions achieve standardization of program delivery, while honoring local context and supporting programmatic customization.  Collaborate with other Postsecondary Leadership Network team members to test and iterate on Postsecondary Leadership Network innovations, including those focus on coherence with the Classroom Model
  • Analyze programmatic trends and user feedback to continuously improve the arc and programming of the Postsecondary Leadership Network.  Engage with external stakeholders to identify best practices in adult learning, school improvement, and leadership development. 

 

Together, we’ll achieve a system-level change that puts the majority of students in a district on a better trajectory towards their postsecondary aspirations.

 

Your primary responsibilities include:

  • Program and Materials Design (50%):  In collaboration with the Postsecondary Leadership Network Design Team Lead, refine and develop materials for district and school leaders that build their capacity to lead postsecondary improvement.
    • Design materials and content for all phases of the Postsecondary Leadership Network including app review, Launch/Assess, Assemble, Advance, and post-program resources/Alumni Network
    • Test and innovate on new Postsecondary Leadership Network services products using user feedback and input on services/products from district/school partners and internal/regional teams
    • Use outcome data to identify opportunities to build coherence within the Postsecondary Leadership Network and across the Classroom Model/Postsecondary Leadership Network 
    • Execute on the vision for the Postsecondary Leadership Network Alumni Network, including using feedback and input services/products from district/school partners and internal/regional teams
    • Design and implement plan for Credly/Badging programs, including Credly partnership, badge options, operations and internal communication support
    • Design ‘Coaching Playbooks/ for Postsecondary Leadership Coaches, aligned to user needs and rubric focus areas
    • Maintain organizational structure for Postsecondary Leadership Network materials and ensure all materials are on-brand, visually compelling and professional.. 

 

  • Regional Support  & Innovation  (30%): Under the direction of the Postsecondary Leadership Network Design Team Lead and in support of the OneGoal 2025 Strategic Plan, engage in continuous learning and feedback to support OneGoal regions in Postsecondary Leadership Network implementation, ensuring coherence with Postsecondary Leadership Network infrastructure and local context.
    • Assist regional implementation of the Postsecondary Leadership Network, including the design for customized components based on context
    • Create materials and processes necessary for execution of multiple cohorts of Assemble across states
    • In collaboration with the PLN Design Team Lead and MD, Secondary Partnership create the vision for initial onboarding and ongoing training of Postsecondary Leadership Coaches 
    • Test and innovate on new regional Postsecondary Leadership Network services and materials 
    • Collaborate and identify opportunities to build coherence across the Classroom Model and Postsecondary Leadership Network, supporting local regional needs

 

  • Continuous Improvement & Stakeholder Management (20%):  To enhance our Postsecondary Leadership Network, engage in continuous learning and research around the needs of leaders and the literature around postsecondary success.  Meticulously monitor program outcomes to improve program design and to seize opportunities to innovate on new iterations of our PD services. 
    • Assess school and district leader needs in this space, gathering user feedback and leveraging research 
    • Use our progress monitoring data (formative and summative) to engage in continuous improvement cycles and adjust program design and strategy 
    • Connect with others in the field of postsecondary access and success to improve our Postsecondary Leadership Network Model
    • Research the latest trends and literature around postsecondary access and success to inform our products and services and iterate on new models; build the Postsecondary Leadership Network eam knowledge around important trends and literature
    • Learn and continuously improve our services through collaboration with other school support organizations engaged in systems-level work and leadership development
    • Manage Credly Relationship

The Person

The Senior Director, Secondary Partnership Program Design, District Partnership Program (DPP)  is likely to see himself/herself/themselves in the following examples, as they are designed to help you determine if this opportunity aligns with your own passion, purpose, skills, and experiences.

 

You are a champion of adult learning principles 

  • You take a problem-centered approach to support adult learning
  • You develop multiple ways to have adults practice a new skill or concept in your professional learning and coaching sessions 
  • You narrowly focus your support around a discrete set of objectives because you know adults must master one concept before moving onto the next  

 

You design and create user-centered, impactful solutions

  • You leverage research and user needs to guide your design of products and supports for system-level leaders
  • You develop different product  prototypes and engage in rapid cycle learning to iterate on different versions 
  • You understand the internal-facing and external-facing programmatic architecture need to stand up school/district leader products and services 
  • You create a variety of different professional learning sessions, artifacts, tools that help leaders execute their postsecondary priorities
  • You are familiar with and deeply passionate about human-centered design principles and practices, especially creating, testing, and refining prototypes to complex problems. 
  • You utilize these principles and practices to create and refine our program innovation systems, tools, and processes

 

You see the system

  • You recognize that without alignment and coherence, improvement initiatives often fail
  • You apply continuous improvement principles to your own work in vision and direction setting
  • You monitor progress relative to our vision, and understand the role the system places in accelerating or inhibiting progress

 

You’re an expert in postsecondary access and success

  • You’re  an experienced leader in the postsecondary access and success space with a clear and measurable track record of success. 
  • You’re forward-thinking within the postsecondary access and success space including having a keen eye towards technology and innovation as a tool for enhancing our program.
  • You’re understand the nuances, systems, and structures related to postsecondary access and success in K-12 systems

 

You are a learner 

  • You identify ways to engage in rapid cycles of improvement (test-iterate) to learn what parts of our new products/supports are working well, and which of those need improvement through data-driven decisions. 
  • You strive to fix areas that are not working.  
  • You use  data (quantitative and qualitative) to make  short- and long-term improvements and to inform future analysis and learnings. 
  • You seek out experts and colleagues in the school support organization/college access organization space to provide input and feedback
  • Your decisions are grounded in what is best for Fellows and the educators striving to support them

 

Qualifications:

  • Lived experience of the Fellows we serve (Preferred)
  • Master’s Degree in Education  (Preferred)
    • School/District Leadership or Administration (Preferred)
  • 3+ years of leadership [administrator/counselor]  experience at the high-school level (Preferred) OR
  • 3+ years of leadership experience in a district central office (College & Career/Postsecondary Department) (Preferred)
  • Strong familiarity and knowledge of and experience with postsecondary systems and structures [eg. FASFAs, common application, NSC etc.] (Required)
    • Experience coaching/developing and designing professional learning for  school or district leaders (Required)
  • Ability to travel a few days every month, once COVID-19 related travel restrictions are lifted (approximately 10-20% of the time)

 

This position requires that the employee be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 on or before the start date.  Consistent with applicable laws, OneGoal will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability (as defined by applicable law) or sincerely-held religious beliefs, provided that such accommodation would not result in an undue hardship on OneGoal. 

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Our Team 

Guided by a clear set of core values and beliefs, you will join an impressive group of more than 190 OneGoal staff across the country who believe in the untapped potential within students. The OneGoal team challenges themselves and others to regularly ask, “Is there a better way?” You believe in an inclusive and culturally competent society and the essence of our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We believe that in order to create the change we seek, each person we hire brings a remarkable and diverse set of experiences, skills and characteristics that individually and collectively, will contribute to the radical change needed to move us towards a more equitable and just nation.

The Tangible Good 

OneGoal offers competitive compensation based on the market for nonprofits our size. Our benefits package* includes: over eight weeks of paid time off (or 43 business days), between vacation days, wellness time, and holidays; paid medical or parental leaves should you have need; medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, and life insurance; as well as a 401(k) with a 3% match. 

We believe in compensating staff members fairly in relation to each other, their qualifications, and their impact on behalf of the organization, and take internal and external equity seriously. Given our commitment to equity, OneGoal does not negotiate salary offers; instead each salary offer is determined carefully using external and internal benchmarking. You will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the hiring process.

*OneGoal reserves the right to change benefits at anytime according to business need. 

If you require a reasonable accommodation to submit an application or to participate in the application or interview process, please reach out to our Human Assets Team to request an accommodation. Our Human Assets Team can be contacted at 773-321-2630 or HumanAssets@onegoalgraduation.org

 

OneGoal is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of actual or perceived sex, race, color, ancestry, citizenship, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, disability (mental or physical), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, parenthood, genetic characteristic or information, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law.