Company Name:

EL Education, Inc.

Location:

Chicago, Illinois

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Education

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

5 - 10 years

Required Education:

Master's Degree

Posted

March 6, 2018

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Regional Director - Illinois/Wisconsin

ABOUT THE POSITION:


Reporting to a Senior Director of Schools, the Regional Director manages a team of 5-8 EL Education coaches to build and maintain impactful school and district partnerships aligned to EL Education’s organizational goals. The role revolves around building and supporting a team to deepen EL Education’s impact and reach within the region through partnership development, quality oversight and portfolio management. The Regional Director manages a portfolio of partnerships including multiple types of school relationships (new school start-up, school transformation, district- and school-level curriculum implementation partnerships). Additionally, the Regional Director allocates and leverages organizational resources to reach school and district performance goals while developing and supervising a team of instructional leadership coaches to drive exceptional results for EL partners.

Travel:  50% on average (examples of travel may include:  in-person meetings with potential school/district partners, internal team/regional meetings, internal leadership meetings with colleagues, customer/partner events, select industry conferences to promote EL Education’s awareness, annual EL Education National Conference and EL Education annual staff gathering).  A majority of travel for this position would be to sites with the region of Wisconsin and Illinois.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but are not limited to):

Regional Management and Oversight

  • Strategically and actively manage a portfolio of 20-25 network school partnerships, 5-10 curriculum implementation partnerships and collaborate with national curriculum implementation team in support of a district-level partnership to ensure consistency of impact and quality of services through the ongoing use of evidence and feedback

  • Oversee and ensure partners generate and follow-through on annual school improvement cycles including work plan development, midyear review and end-of-year review and strategic planning

  • Ensure that high-quality, impactful instructional leadership, professional development and coaching services are provided to each partner by EL Education staff

  • Allocate and manage financial and human resources including staff time to meet or exceed regional performance and revenue goals


Partnership Development and Portfolio Management

  • In collaboration with a Senior Director of Schools, proactively pursue growth in all EL Education service lines including Network School and Curriculum Implementation Partnerships in alignment with regional and national strategy

  • Evaluate success conditions and identify new partners through EL Education’s partnership development process including new school start-ups, school transformation and collaboration in district-wide curriculum implementation partnerships

  • Actively monitor progress of partners through frequent site visits, field collaboration, and participation in key mid-year and end-of-year reviews, and dialogue and data review with coaches regarding impact and success conditions
  • Assess progress of each partner and formulate strategies for improvement in an annual portfolio review cycle
  • Intervene as needed to address barriers to impact, implementation and positive success conditions


Performance Management and Talent Development

  • Recruit, support, supervise and retain a diverse team of regional coaches

  • Develop a strong sense of team, common mission, and Esprit d’Corps across a diverse set of coaches

  • Determine annual coach assignments aligned to partner needs and coach strengths

  • Provide differentiated coaching to regional staff and ensure each coach is developing new skills to effectively serve partners

  • Actively manage team member performance through, active engagement in the field, frequent feedback opportunities and formally through the annual goal setting and evaluation cycle

  • Ensure ongoing talent management, bench building and career development across team


Other Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Senior Director to accurately forecast projected revenue from partnerships and manage the contracting process with schools and districts

  • Ensure up-to-date records and data in all EL Education systems including Salesforce and data management platforms and actively utilize evidence from these systems to manage toward goals

  • Leverage and integrate various capacities of the national organization (e.g. program, research, marketing, finance, development) to support school and district partners and EL Education staff

  • Deliver direct service to selected partners when appropriate and necessary

  • Other responsibilities as assigned


CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Zeal for and knowledge of EL Education's mission and vision of student achievement

  • An eye for quality in implementation of whole school transformation models

  • 5+ years of experience in K-12 education leading instructional initiatives

  •  Experience working toward implementation of EL Education’s network school model and/or curriculum implementation or strong ability to learn in detail through experience about both network school implementation and curriculum implementation in schools

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in leading, managing, and building capacity of high-performing teams

  • Demonstrated experience leading school transformation

  • Demonstrated success with developing and executing impactful partnerships with schools and districts

  • Demonstrated experience supporting curriculum adoption and implementation at a school, district or charter network level

  • High levels of emotional intelligence including ability to lead through influence and fostering engagement around a collective vision

  • Demonstrated experience in designing and delivering professional development for teachers and leaders

  • Demonstrated experience managing change and creating an evidence-based culture of continuous learning

  • Master’s degree in education, educational leadership or related field strongly preferred

  • Willingness to travel frequently and on some weekends due to planned partner or internal events, as needed

  • Ability to work effectively with educators of all backgrounds, particularly in larger urban settings

  • A drive to think strategically to solve challenging educational issues

  • A commitment to equity through promoting diversity and inclusive practices

  • Entrepreneurial approach to support meaningful change

  • Exceptional abilities to build relationships, engage social networks, forge alliances and garner trust

  • Exceptional organizational skills, with an ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously

  • Eagerness to seek out and learn from feedback; devotion to continuous self-improvement

  • A growth mindset for the students, teachers and classrooms they serve – and most of all for him or herself

  • Location in or willingness to move to the Chicago Metro Area


We strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply.

Company Name:

EL Education, Inc.

Location:

Chicago, Illinois

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Education

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

5 - 10 years

Required Education:

Master's Degree

Posted

March 6, 2018

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