Program Facilitator- Washington DC
WHO WE ARE
Founded in 2010, Eskolta School Research and Design is a collaborative, nonprofit educational consultancy that partners with educators and urban school districts to ensure that students who were once left behind can thrive. We approach our work by bringing together the voices and experiences of teachers, school leaders, students and families to create evidence-based solutions tailored to the needs of each community. To date, we have worked with over 1,000 educators to develop practices that have improved learning for more than 13,000 students in New York City and Boston. This year we will be expanding our work to serve schools in Washington DC.
Our success is measured by the struggling students reengaged, cultures of high expectations restored and the respectful and compassionate learning environments reaffirmed in partnership with educators and families. We view our success as the best kind of success — shared success that is accomplished with open minds, open hearts and a shared respect for the lived and professional experiences of the educators and families we serve.
We look forward to the opportunity to share more about our work, our impact and our organizational values grounded in equity and inclusion.
We seek to continuously challenge ourselves to exhibit respect, focus, balance, integrity, and justice. To that end, Eskolta strives to be an antiracist organization, using its influence to fight against social injustice by supporting a culture of learning, empowerment, and equity in our schools.
At Eskolta, we also believe that our education system represents the key means of inspiring, equipping, and empowering young people to build a better future. We value every student and educator as an individual and seek their input, knowledge, voice, and potential. Through our work, we aim for both teachers and students to feel supported and valued, and to be afforded true opportunities to succeed.
We believe that changing the world begins with changing ourselves. We seek to continuously challenge ourselves to learn about the systems of oppression that exist in our society, examine our own beliefs and actions, and embrace discomfort as we move toward consciously creating a more just and equitable model of education.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
The Program Facilitator will lead schools towards the adoption of continuous improvement practices by using design thinking. The goal is to help educators innovate by accessing available research, documenting practices, and engaging qualitative and quantitative methods to drive better outcomes for students. The Program Facilitator will work as part of a team supporting projects in public and charter schools as well as research efforts across multiple schools. The ideal candidate will have an exceptional ability to help others articulate their thinking, engage in a process of reflective inquiry to problem solve, and identify, aggregate, and explain themes and patterns they find in information. You’ll love this position if you enjoy taking ownership in your work, leading with inquiry and operating with an entrepreneurial spirit.
The selected candidate must have solid work experience and demonstrated success within K-12 education, experience with and an understanding of the DC educational landscape, and be able to provide in-person support to schools.
Partner to Facilitate Continuous Improvement
* Facilitate and coordinate 5-10 design projects in which teams of teachers in schools test and improve practices to help underserved students succeed
* Respond to the various needs and challenges encountered by teachers and teams of teachers as they engage in projects to implement new practices
* Visit DC area communities regularly to observe, document, survey, and interview staff, students and community members
Champion Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
* Raise and integrate issues of equity and justice as they connect to school-based projects, change ideas and solutions
* Help educators develop a critical awareness of the connection between issues of social justice and their practice in schools
Collaborate with Schools and Eskolta Network
* Collaborate with the full Eskolta community and support cross-team learning and development
* Engage school teams in network learning opportunities
* Cultivate relationships with school leaders
Develop, Monitor, and Codify Data on Practice
* Conduct interviews and gather and analyze quantitative data—from surveys, student grades, attendance, test scores, etc.—to better understand the impact of efforts
* Write clear, concise, and informative memos, case studies, analytic studies, slide decks, and other narrative forms to document learning from schools
* Monitor the effectiveness and results of the initiatives and plan adjustments through pre-and post-event surveys, analyze event performance and prepare metrics for programmatic success
QUALIFICATIONS & MINDSET
There are innumerable ways to learn, grow, and excel professionally. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate most of the qualifications and experiences listed below.
Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 to 5 years of communications experience in-house and/or PR/marketing agency, experience in the nonprofit, design, and social service sectors preferred
Master's degree or commensurate experience in a relevant field working with K-12 education.
* 2+ years of experience working with diverse groups in an educational setting with increasing levels of responsibility to achieve shared goals.
* Solid work experience in Washington D.C. and knowledge of the DC educational landscape.
* Track record of successfully influencing educators to grow through facilitation of professional development and/or mentoring.
* Knowledge of and concern for issues of equity and justice and an understanding of how structural injustice has impacted the experiences of underserved students
* Highly organized team member with a track record of being able to consistently deliver high-quality work on time, and successfully lead the planning and execution of large events.
* Growth mindset required to succeed in a learning organization committed to self-examination and professional, as well as personal, development.
* A self-starter with the ability to move a project forward in a small, flexible, entrepreneurial environment.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Eskolta offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary range for this position is $79,000-$84,500. Eskolta is committed to the health and safety of our team and is currently working on a Hybrid Work Model until further notice.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Eskolta School Research and Design is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services.
- Remote status
- Hybrid Remote
At Eskolta, we value diversity and believe that different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences lead to deeper understanding and better approaches to our work. As we continue to grow as an organization, we aim to build an environment that reflects the diverse backgrounds of the communities we work with. Eskolta is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status or sexual orientation.
Program Facilitator- Washington DC
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