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We are looking for highly motivated professionals who will empower all students with an excellent education. We are currently hiring for various teacher, school leader, and home office positions.

As a Partnership teacher, you will receive all the benefits of being an LAUSD employee. In addition, Partnership teachers have access to professional development opportunities, coaching and training above and beyond what is traditionally available in district settings. For those seeking to take the next step in leadership without leaving the classroom, our network-wide teacher leader programs are unparalleled in their support of future leaders.

I am inspired by the face of each child. They look to me for gratification, help, validation – they are little people counting on me for their future success.

Traci Taylor, Ritter Elementary School

Current Openings

Teachers

Current and Anticipated Vacancies – we welcome applications for any of the following

  • Elementary General and Special Education
  • Secondary Special Education
  • Social Studies
  • Math
  • PE
  • Spanish
  • American Sign Language

Recruiting and retaining outstanding school leaders is key to our success. Partnership school leaders receive intensive support and coaching that goes beyond what the District provides, including year-round professional development that is aligned for principals and assistant principals. We provide opportunities for leaders across our network of schools to collaborate and share best practices to unstick difficult problems around staffing, facilities, and budgeting. We also provide additional operations support and advocacy to help our schools make the most of their dollars and maximize services for students.

Being a Partnership principal allows me to be an innovative leader who can truly transform the lives of my students and the trajectory of my school.

Katherine Nelson, Principal 107th Street Elementary School

Current Openings

Assistant Principal, Investment School (A-Basis) – Edwin Markham Middle School

Our work at the Partnership’s home office allows us to support our schools and impact policy change. We help our students access new opportunities, provide operational support to our schools, and help our teachers and leaders improve their craft. Most importantly, our staff is passionately aligned with our mission to transform schools and revolutionize school systems.

People are drawn to the Partnership because they want to support high-need students and see change. Each day presents new opportunities to create change for our kids and the larger school system.

Mikelle Willis, CSOO

Current Openings

Impact Associate

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Partnership is seeking a dynamic, results-driven Impact Associate to provide strategic management, analysis and interpretation of performance data for our schools and network as a whole.  Reporting to the Senior Manager of Data and Impact, the Impact Associate will be responsible for developing and managing data systems. This role will also serve as a key member of cross-functional teams (including academic, performance management and technology) with a focus on improving the coordination and delivery of data analysis provided to Partnership schools and home office colleagues.

 

Parent College, Program Support Assistant

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools (“The Partnership”) was founded in 2007 as the cornerstone of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s strategy to improve education in Los Angeles. An independent, nonprofit organization, the Partnership contracts with Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to transform schools so that all students have a foundation for academic excellence and personal success. The Partnership created Parent College in order to accelerate parents’ capacity so they can become informed advocates for their children’s education. Parent College is an educational and empowerment program that serves parents from Partnership schools and throughout LAUSD.

 

OPPORTUNITY

The Partnership is seeking someone to support the Parent College Program. The Program Support Member will assist the Parent College team by delivering quality customer service to our parents and school sites. This individual’s core duties and responsibilities focus on managing program data and supporting key elements of program implementation and outreach.  

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Parent College Program Support Assistant responsibilities include the following:

  1. Data and Evaluation Tracking:
    • Track and input parent participation data for three Parent College communities using sign in sheets and Event Track Software.
    • Support Parent College Associate with preparing monthly reports on unique program attendees and participants on track to graduate to share with school staff, FACE Team, and home office staff.
    • Work with Parent College Associate, outreach team, and Parent College Instructors to disseminate and ensure completion of surveys and exit tickets during Parent College Program Days.
    • Input all survey and exit ticket data for program (through google forms & excel) and prepare summary reports.
  2. Program Logistics Support:
    • Support Parent College Associate with logistics of the Parent College program including vendor communications, reservations, and materials preparation.
    • Attend all Saturday events in order to support with set-up, childcare, registration of parents, instructor check-in/check-out, food distribution, translation and technology.
    • Make targeted phone calls to Parent College stakeholders, community partners, and Partnership families.
    • Attend and provide support at Parent College trainings and meetings, as requested.
  3. Program Communications:
    • Draft communication emails to major program stakeholders, including community parents, parents, teachers, school leaders, volunteers, and/or Partnership home office staff.
    • Draft content for newsletter updates to be sent via Constant Contact and ensure content goes through appropriate stages of review and approval before distribution.
    • Draft, obtain approval, schedule, and send text message updates and reminders to parents via Remind.
    • Support with cultivating community partner relationships that support promotion and outreach goals.
    • Promote the Parent College program to list of targeted community partners, feeder schools, and other stakeholders.
  4. Other duties as assigned by Parent College Manager and Parent College Associate.

 

Qualifications

Experience:

  • Experience with data entry, tracking, analysis, and report preparation
  • A demonstrated commitment to providing high quality customer service
  • Experience event planning and/or coordinating event logistics
  • Familiarity and comfort working with diverse communities
  • Experience working in a school setting a plus
  • Experience working in South Los Angeles, Watts, or Boyle Heights preferred

Skills:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with varied audiences in writing, over the phone, and in person
  • Commitment to building relationships with parents and school staff in an effective and culturally appropriate manner
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a highly collaborative program team
  • Superior time management skills
  • Ability to complete all assigned tasks in an accurate and timely manner
  • Familiarity with using computers and technology including: basic data entry, Google Apps,  Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus but not required

Personal Characteristics:

  • Strong belief in the Partnership’s mission, approach, and core values
  • Enthusiasm for building a strong school community by educating and involving parents and community members
  • Detail-oriented and strong work ethic
  • Willingness to learn and adopting a growth mindset

 

Compensation and Benefits

This is a part-time, hourly position with pay of $14.00 per hour. Parent College Team members work a seasonal school-year scheduled between August and May only.  Must be available Saturdays 7AM-1PM. This position is not eligible for benefits.

 

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter answering the following prompts:

  • Why you are interested in working with Parent College?
  • What experience do you have working with parents and families in schools and/or the community?
  • What skills or experiences would you bring to the Program Support Assistant role?

Email: Diana.Wiley@PartnershipLA.org 

Please write your Last Name and “Parent College Program Support Assistant” in the subject heading.

Academic Programs Associate

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is seeking an Academic Programs Associate, who will serve as an administrative support for the Partnership’s 20-person Academics Team. This team spends the majority of its time with teachers and school leaders and is set up for success with the support of a highly organized and proactive Associate. The Associate’s core duties and responsibilities will focus on providing logistics and scheduling support for team events including large and small group professional development, developing plans for and executing key projects, communicating with school staff, managing purchasing and vendor relationships, and tracking team budgets. This individual will serve as a key member of the Partnership staff and have a significant impact on the team’s capacity to meet its ambitious goals.

Manager of Outreach and Enrollment

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Partnership is looking for a Manager of Outreach & Enrollment responsible for developing, managing and executing initiatives to bolster student recruitment at our network of schools. In an overall context of declining enrollment at traditional public schools in Los Angeles, stabilizing and growing student enrollment is a critical element of school transformation. The Manager of Outreach & Enrollment role is a new position aimed at generating capacity, resources and momentum so that our schools can improve outcomes for all students.

This role includes being the coach/liaison to traditional public schools on implementing effective school-based strategies to help boost student enrollment. It also includes spearheading network-wide initiatives, including marketing Partnership schools and coordinating joint initiatives between schools.
The Manager of Outreach & Enrollment will work closely with the Partnership schools’ administrators, coordinators, and Family Action Teams.  The manager will report to the Director of Policy & Planning.

 

Parent Organizer

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is one of the largest, in-district public school transformation organizations in the United States. Our mission is to transform schools and revolutionize school systems to empower all students with a high quality education. We are a non-profit managing 18 LA Unified Schools serving approximately 14,500 students in Boyle Heights, South LA, and Watts. The Partnership promotes change through an innovative transformation model that relies on sustainable and scalable solutions that can be applied at schools beyond our 18 campuses to dramatically improve outcomes for all students.

 

OPPORTUNITY

The Partnership is seeking a part-time community organizer to develop relationship-based, grassroots leadership and parent power in the Los Angeles Unified school communities of Watts, South LA, and Boyle Heights. The ideal candidate will have: experience and training in community organizing; successfully executed campaigns aimed for policy change; excellent verbal communication and relationship-building skills; emotional intelligence; cultural responsiveness; and a willingness to adapt, learn, and support the growth of others. The Partnership, alongside parent leaders, have worked on local systemic issues, including but not limited to: equitable distribution of school funding and school safety.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Recruit and develop parent leaders from school-sites into a monthly community-based leadership & organizing training program
  • Develop and facilitate monthly leadership training to parents on effective community organizing strategies (i.e., research meetings, one-to-ones, issue education)
  • Engage and inspire parent leaders in collective action for local or state level policy change, helping them identify issues, train leaders, and build strategic partnerships with decision makers and public officials
  • Assist the organization in establishing, sustaining, and executing an organizing vision in school communities
  • Conduct one-on-one visits with parent leaders and key stakeholders on a consistent and frequent basis
  • Participate in administrative activities as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3+ years in professional experience in community organizing, policy, advocacy, community development, nonprofit, parent engagement, or social change environment
  • Able to build effective relationships across lines of difference and cultural competence to support the leadership of parents of color
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strategic thinking skills—able to design activities and trainings that inspire parents to act and influence decision makers
  • Able to effectively prioritize, set goals, execute plans, problem-solve
  • Group facilitation skills—able to present information and engage audiences in learning
  • Access to a car for work purposes; able and willing to accommodate evening and weekend work
  • Able to work independently and in a team
  • Open to challenge and desire to learn and engage in thought partnership
  • Strong interpersonal and relational skills and love of people
  • Strong belief in the Partnership’s mission, core values, and social change

 

PREFERRED

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Familiarity with Los Angeles politics, communities, and education landscape
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This is a part-time, hourly position. Parent organizers work a seasonal school-year scheduled between August and May only. This position is not eligible for benefits.

 

TO APPLY

Please prepare a resume and cover letter answering the following prompts

  • Why are you interested in working as a Parent Organizer?
  • What experience do you have in community organizing?
  • What skills or experiences could you bring to the Parent Organizer role?

Email your resume and cover letter to: Viviann.Anguiano@PartnershipLA.org Please write your Last Name and “Parent Organizer” in the subject line of the email.

Parent College Outreach Team Member

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools (“The Partnership”) was founded in 2007 as the cornerstone of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s strategy to improve education in Los Angeles. An independent, nonprofit organization, the Partnership contracts with Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to transform schools so that all students have a foundation for academic excellence and personal success. The Partnership created Parent College in order to accelerate parents’ capacity so they can become informed advocates for their children’s education. The Parent College is an educational and empowerment program that serves parents from Partnership schools and throughout LAUSD.

 

OPPORTUNITY

The Partnership is seeking someone to assist with logistics and outreach for the Parent College program. The Parent College outreach team member will be in charge of delivering quality customer service to our parents and school sites. This individual’s core duties and responsibilities focus on managing logistics and providing the highest level of support to the outreach efforts of our Parent College program.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Parent College outreach team member responsibilities include the following:

  • Ensure that curriculum, operations, and outreach run smoothly
  • Manage all logistics of the Parent College program
  • Create and update trackers to ensure that all necessary items for the program are secured
  • Attend Parent College trainings and meetings
  • Support in Parent College events (Saturday mornings)
  • Promote the Parent College program
  • Make phone calls to Parent College members and Partnership families

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience:

  • Experience working with parents in the communities of diverse communities
  • Customer service training
  • Event coordination
  • Experience with budget tracking a plus

 

Skills:

  • Ability to communicate with parents in an effective manner
  • Excellent verbal communication
  • Ability to effectively communicate with varied audiences over the phone and in person
  • High quality customer service
  • Ability to perform tasks with limited direction
  • Attention to detail
  • Computer and technology skills; Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint a plus
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.

 

Personal Characteristics:

  • Strong belief in the Partnership’s mission, approach and core values
  • Enthusiasm to help build a strong school community by educating and involving parents and community members
  • Ability to work with diverse communities

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This is a part-time, hourly position with pay of $12.00 per hour. Outreach Team members work a seasonal school-year scheduled between August and May only. This position is not eligible for benefits.

 

TO APPLY

Please prepare a resume and a cover letter answering the following prompts:

  • Why you are interested in working with Parent College?
  • What experience do you have working with parents or within communities?
  • What skills or experiences could you bring to the Outreach Member role?

Email your resume and cover letter to: Shirley.Vilca@PartnershipLA.org

Please write your Last Name and “Parent College Outreach Team Member” in the subject line of the email.

 

Senior Associate of Communications

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Partnership is seeking a Senior Associate of Communications to assist in the implementation of an integrated communications and marketing strategy to strengthen the Partnership’s brand, and to raise its visibility in Los Angeles and in the education sector more broadly.  The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining the organization’s website, contributing regularly to our social media channels, developing communications geared toward our teachers and donors, and updating and disseminating effective messaging to the stakeholders within our network, including home office staff, school-based staff, and the families and students we serve.  In addition, this individual will support the development of an influence communications and marketing strategy aimed at increasing the prominence of the Partnership for external stakeholders. Will support Board of Directors meetings and special projects for the chief External Relations officer.

 

Manager of Finance and Business Affairs

POSITION OVERVIEW
The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools’ (Partnership) Manager of Finance & Business Affairs (Manager of F&BA) is primarily responsible for the internal operations of the Partnership, with many cross-functional and stakeholder-facing touchpoints. The Manager of F&BA will meet high demands, in both quantity and quality, as the work is inherently high stakes/impact and foundational to the success of the organization and the network.

The Manager of F&BA handles all day-to-day duties related to finance and accounting, contracts and vendor management, legal concerns, human resources, administrative procedures, and other functions related to the Partnership’s operations and the needs of stakeholders. Guided by the Partnership’s mission, the Manager of F&BA continuously improves existing policies and procedures; serves as a hub of information, counsel, and direction; and executes a myriad of transactions with the highest integrity (i.e. OMB Circulars, GAAP, ACA, 501(c)(3), etc. compliance). The Manager of F&BA’s work affects all departments of the organization to varying degrees and the position requires a nuanced understanding of the organization’s mission, initiatives, pertinent compliance requirements, etc., to resolve issues and conflicting priorities.

 

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