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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.

As a Partnership teacher leader I not only have access to additional resources and professional development opportunities, but I have the privilege of collaborating with amazingly passionate and likeminded educators from across the network. When we come together, we form a dynamic educational think tank that never ceases to push my thinking, add skills to my toolbox and improve my classroom practice.

Kristen Sheline, Math Instructional Coach, Hollenbeck Middle School

Current Openings

Teachers

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

  • Art
  • Elementary General Education
  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • Secondary Special Education

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, Santee Education Complex

The Partnership is seeking a highly effective, transformational urban instructional leader to drive change and dramatically improve the academic culture and student achievement. The selected candidate will have a proven track record of increasing and accelerating student achievement, as evidenced by performance data, and will be prepared to lead the students, staff, and community toward dramatic academic improvement and success.

Principal, Jordan High School

Home of the Bulldogs, Jordan High School is located in Watts. Jordan is the only high school in Watts that offers an interdisciplinary college preparatory program which includes: Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) classes, an Art Academy, an award-winning athletics program for girls and boys, as well as a special needs program that meets the complex demands of its learners. Over the last five years, it has doubled its graduation rate, brought its suspension rate to 0%, and staff feel strongly that their school is moving in the right direction based on feedback surveys. Jordan has partnerships with City Year, College Track, College Summit, USC Trio, EduCare, Geffen Playhouse, and the Watts Health Center in order to provide students with an array of individualized enrichment programs. Jordan is proud to serve the Watts community.

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.

The single most important resource needed for us to reach our mission is TALENT; Talent that reads our mission and immediately sense that it speaks to who they are at their core.

Ian Guidera, Chief Academic Officer

Current Openings

Research Assistant (part-time)

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is looking for a passionate individual to support the successful implementation of the Data and Impact team vision. This is a paid part-time Research Assistant position for approximately 15 hours a week depending on project need. All work will be completed at the Partnership home office. The hourly salary is $20 an hour.

Manager of Finance & Business Affairs

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools’ Manager of Finance & Business Affairs (Manager of F&BA) is primarily responsible for building the relationships and culture necessary to scale the internal financial operations of the Partnership, with many cross-functional and stakeholder-facing touchpoints. In the most recently audited fiscal year, the Partnership earned $13M in revenue, booked $9.5M in expenses, issued 126 W-2s and 289 1099s, and held net assets of $10M. The Manager of F&BA is responsible for hitting ambitious targets, in both quantity and quality, as the work is inherently high stakes/high impact and foundational to the success of the organization and the network. The abilities to give and receive feedback gracefully, continuously learn and incorporate the best ideas, generate buy in, and build others’ capacity are key levers to being successful in the role.

The Manager of F&BA manages and/or executes all processes related to finance and accounting, interfaces with both internal and external parties, and provides guidance to other staff for contracts, 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.

Senior Associate of Finance & Business Affairs

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools’ Senior Associate of Finance & Business Affairs (Sr. Associate of F&BA) is primarily responsible for implementing and executing the base, internal processes and procedures of the Finance and Business Affairs department, with many cross-functional and stakeholder-facing touchpoints. In the most recently audited fiscal year, the Partnership earned $13M in revenue, booked $9.5M in expenses, issued 126 W-2s and 289 1099s, and held net assets of $10M. The Sr. Associate of F&BA is responsible for hitting ambitious targets, in both quantity and quality, as the work is inherently high stakes/high impact and foundational to the success of the organization and the network. The abilities to give and receive feedback gracefully, continuously learn and incorporate the best ideas, and generate buy in are key levers to being successful in the role. Importantly, the F&BA department is undergoing a restructuring of its scope of work over the course of the next year. The Sr. Associate of F&BA will be supporting the team through the transition, with dual-reporting to the Sr. Director of Finance & Business Affairs and to the Director of Talent. Over time, the Finance & Accounting scope of work will increase as the business affairs scope of work transitions to the Talent team. The Sr. Associate of F&BA’s position will be retained throughout and beyond this transition phase.

Executive Associate to the CEO

The Partnership is seeking a dynamic individual as the Executive Associate to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Joan Sullivan. Ms. Sullivan previously served as LA’s Deputy Mayor of Education, where she worked closely with the superintendent and school board to support the nation’s second largest school district. She arrived in Los Angeles after spending more than a decade in the South Bronx as the founding principal of a high-poverty, high-performing public secondary school and as a high school social studies teacher. Before entering the classroom, Sullivan worked on Bill Bradley’s 2000 presidential campaign, documenting her experiences in a memoir entitled An American Voter, published in 2002. She began her career working for the Civilian Complaint Review Board, a New York City agency charged with investigating police misconduct.

The Executive Associate is responsible for providing the highest level of support to the CEO, ensuring that the key needs of the Partnership and its schools are fulfilled. In addition to administrative duties, this individual plays a critical role in assisting with internal and external communications, preparation for key meetings and events, and supporting the Partnership’s governing and advisory boards.

Secondary Math Coach (2 Growth Position)

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is seeking a highly effective Math Coach to join our effort to improve learning and academic achievement for students in the Boyle Heights, South Los Angeles, and Watts communities. In collaboration with the Director of School Transformation, Coordinator of School Transformation, Partnership staff, school leaders, and teacher leaders, the Math Coach will provide support with Common Core Math instruction, professional development, teacher collaboration and data analysis to a single school site. The Coach will serve as a Partnership team member, and work primarily with one school. He/she will report to and assist the Director of School Transformation with strategic school-site planning and implementing Partnership Academic Team initiatives. The ideal candidate for this position will be a motivated self-starter committed to transforming educational opportunities for students in Los Angeles and will have significant experience with secondary Math instruction, teacher development and Common Core.

Coordinator of School Transformation, Elementary Math (Growth Position)

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is seeking a highly effective Coordinator of School Transformation, Elementary Math to join our effort to improve learning and academic achievement for students in the Boyle Heights, South Los Angeles, and Watts communities. This is an exciting new growth position to the network. In collaboration with the Director of School Transformation, Partnership staff, school leaders, and teacher leaders, the Coordinator will support teachers and schools with Common Core math instruction, professional development, teacher collaboration and data analysis. The Coordinator will serve as an integral Partnership team member. He/she will report to and assist the Director of School Transformation with strategic planning and implementing Partnership Academic Team initiatives. The ideal candidate for this position will be a motivated self-starter committed to transforming educational opportunities for students in Los Angeles and will have significant experience with elementary math instruction  teacher development, and Common Core.

Coordinator of School Transformation, Elementary Literacy (Growth Position)

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is seeking a highly effective Coordinator of School Transformation, Elementary Literacy to join our effort to improve learning and academic achievement for students in the Boyle Heights, South Los Angeles, and Watts communities. This is an exciting new growth position to the network. In collaboration with the Director of School Transformation, Partnership staff, school leaders, and teacher leaders, the Coordinator will support teachers and schools with Common Core literacy instruction, professional development, teacher collaboration and data analysis. The Coordinator will serve as an integral Partnership team member. He/she will report to and assist the Director of School Transformation with strategic planning and implementing Partnership Academic Team initiatives. The ideal candidate for this position will be a motivated self-starter committed to transforming educational opportunities for students in Los Angeles and will have significant experience with elementary literacy instruction, teacher development, and Common Core.

Academic Associate (Growth Position)

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is seeking an Academic Programs Associate, who will serve as an administrative support for the Partnership’s 25+-person Academics Team. This is an exciting new growth position to the network. 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 primarily focus on executive support to the Chief Academic Officer and on may also include a blend of 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.

Senior Manager of Family and Community Engagement

The Partnership is seeking a Senior Manager of Family and Community Engagement who will be responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing school-based family and community engagement initiatives across our network of schools. The Senior Manager uses their independent judgment and discretion in determining which community engagement initiatives should be developed and how they should be implemented. This role focuses on capacity building and serves as the coach/liaison to traditional public school administrators on implementing effective family and community engagement strategies to support school transformation. This role collaborates across several Partnership efforts including academics, school-based community partnerships, the Parent College program, parent leadership and advocacy, student outreach and enrollment, and college-going culture. The Senior Manager of Family and Community Engagement will work closely with the Partnership’s school administrators, coordinators, and Family Action Teams. This role will be focused on supporting the Family Action Team lead who is typically an assistant principal on the campus. The senior manager will report to the Director of Family and Community Engagement and be a member of the larger External Relations team.

Coordinator of School Transformation, Secondary Math

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is seeking a highly effective Coordinator of School Transformation, Secondary Math to join our effort to improve learning and academic achievement for students in the Boyle Heights, South Los Angeles, and Watts communities. In collaboration with the Director of School Transformation, Partnership staff, school leaders, and teacher leaders, the Coordinator will support teachers and schools with Common Core math instruction, professional development, teacher collaboration and data analysis. The Coordinator will serve as an integral Partnership team member. He/she will report to and assist the Director of School Transformation with strategic planning and implementing Partnership Academic Team initiatives. The ideal candidate for this position will be a motivated self-starter committed to transforming educational opportunities for students in Los Angeles and will have significant experience with secondary math instruction (middle and high school), teacher development and Common Core.

Manager of Student Recruitment and Strategy

The Partnership is looking for a Manager of Student Recruitment & Strategy responsible for developing, managing and executing strategic 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’s role is aimed at generating capacity, strategies, 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 recruitment and enrollment. It also includes spearheading network-wide initiatives, including marketing Partnership schools and coordinating joint initiatives between schools.

The Manager will work closely with the Partnership schools’ leaders, administrators, coordinators, and Family Action Teams.  The manager will report to the Senior Manager of Strategy and Operations.

Talent and School Operations Associate

The Partnership is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented individual to join the Partnership Operations Team. The primary responsibilities for this role will include helping to build a highly-effective cohort of teachers, school leaders, and home office staff for our organization and supporting schools to resolve high leverage staffing, budgetary, and operational obstacles to improving student achievement.  The Associate’s responsibilities will require a strong focus on providing great customer service and candidate cultivation support in ways that maximize the impact of both talent management and school operations work across the Partnership schools and the Partnership home office.

 

Parent College Outreach Team Member (part-time)

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: Virginia.Lee@partnershipla.org

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

 

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