Senior Managing Director, Public Partnerships & Expansion - Dallas , Texas, United States, 75201


Priority Application Deadline: January 18, 2019
Teaching Trust seeks a full-time Senior Managing Director, Public Partnerships & Expansion (SMD, PP&E) to lead our our public partnerships work, and our expansion work to increase our geographic footprint across the state.
What You'll Take On
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), our SMD, PP&E is charged with managing Teaching Trust's approach to expanding our impact throughout the state of Texas through deeper district and state partnerships and increasing our geographic footprint. This individual will own the project management of our approach to pursuing and securing district and state contracts that increase Teaching Trust's footprint in Texas. The SMD, PP&E also leads the team responsible for coordinating and collaborating across the organization to ensure we have the resources and presence needed to sustain and expand our impact throughout Texas. The SMD, PP&E will be responsible for key functions such as (but not limited to):
  • Refine and implement Teaching Trust's approach to evaluating potential new markets; work closely with COO to use expansion framework as part of our long-term and annual planning processes to aid the leadership team in making decisions about organizational growth
  • Lead the exploration of identified new markets and project manage the launch in a new market by July 2020. Key tasks, among others, include:
    • Conduct research, landscape analysis, and make recommendations about which markets Teaching Trust should pursue and on what timeframe
    • Identify key partnerships (district, state, funder, collaborating organization, etc.) and set up meetings for CEO, Chief Program Officer (CPO), Chief External Affairs Officer (CXO), and others when appropriate
    • When appropriate meet with key partners to move the work forward
    • Work closely with CEO and CPO to collaborate with our partners to develop a scope of work for new site
    • Work closely with the Director of Finance to develop budget and projections for new site
    • Work closely with the Talent Team to develop a staffing plan for the new site (Initial goal: first program staff in place by July 2020)
    • Work closely with the Operations Team to establish appropriate office and other infrastructure in the new market
  • Manage District & State Partnerships team . In FY20, this includes one FTE (Director, District & State Partnership) and the team is likely to grow as our geographic footprint expands
  • Work with Director of District and State Partnership to continue to strengthen our approach to prospecting new work , submitting proposals to public partners, and facilitating communication to our partners
  • Collaborate with Director of Finance to set up approach for invoicing our public partners for work performed to ensure both strong financial stewardship and strong partner stewardship
Additionally in FY20 (ending June 2020), you will:
  • Develop expansion framework that aligns with Teaching Trust's approach for long-term and annual planning for identifying new markets and implement a process for assessing and prioritizing new markets to pursue or respond to
  • Lead project management for establishing Teaching Trust in a new market and securing necessary resources to launch in at least one new market by June 30, 2020
  • Lead, develop, and grow our District & State Partnership lead so that they can develop and implement a disciplined approach to managing contracts and communicating with partners
What You'll Bring
We're looking for someone who is up for the challenge and will play a key role in helping usher Teaching Trust into its next phase of growth by leading the charge of finding public partners to collaborate with and expand Teaching Trust's impact across the state of Texas.
  • You thrive in ambiguous and undefined environments . You like being able to create your own answers to complex problems. Start-ups are your jam. You are scrappy but you also have the gravitas required to represent Teaching Trust externally.
  • You are inspired by the opportunity to spread Teaching Trust's impact across the state of Texas and you are excited to engage potential partners in discussions regarding the potential impact of our work in their community. You are undaunted by bureaucracy. You get energy from finding ways to effectively navigate complex systems, develop partnerships, and help them achieve impact for the students they serve.
  • You see the forest AND the trees - you project manage with the big picture AND details in mind. You are adept at keeping teammates you collaborate with in the loop at the right time with the right information. You are an amazing cat herder.
  • You are committed to our organization's vision for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and are passionate about finding ways to collaborate with communities we serve to disrupt traditional power structures that may impede educational equity and achieve greater impact for our students.
  • You are both a do-er and a leader. You have a track record of getting things done . You are excited to be part of an organization that invests in management and believe that one of the most important things for you to focus on is the growth and development of your team. You create the conditions for your team to innovate, learn, grow, and thrive through their work.
Ideal candidates will have:
  • At least five years work experience, including experience working with school districts, charter management organizations, or state governments either as an employee or in advisory/consulting capacity
  • Exceptional project management and organizational skills; experience in managing multiple individuals, projects towards a broad set of goals strongly preferred
  • Ability to understand and navigate bureaucratic systems with tenacity and efficiency
  • Strong relationship building skills with the ability to find common ground, build consensus and strengthen collaboration among diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment, demonstrating resilience and a growth mindset
  • High level of comfort taking and implementing frequent feedback to improve the work
  • Ability to work well with people with a very wide diversity of demographic and cultural characteristics; must be capable of achieving results while maintaining an inclusive, collaborative leadership style
  • Passion to work at an organization focused on ameliorating educational inequity
  • Strong desire and ability to innovate and adopt new approaches to achieve results
  • Exceptionally strong project management and time management skills
  • Authorization to work in the United States required
Additionally, alignment with our core values is essential for the success of any candidate:
  • Educational Equity: We prioritize work based on its impact in eliminating the achievement gap.
  • Disciplined Behavior: We are unapologetically results and competencies driven .
  • Courage and Resilience: We take risks, rebound and persevere.
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset: We own our outcomes and act with urgency.
  • Reflection and Growth: We seek feedback and modify behavior to achieve results.
Who We Are
Teaching Trust is a nonprofit organization grounded in the conviction that school leadership is the single largest lever to improve public education. We develop strategic, visionary leaders at multiple levels within schools and school systems to engage and lead accountable, collaborative teams. These teams in turn ensure schools have high quality teaching and learning and aspirational cultures, which are necessary to provide an education that eliminates the opportunity gap for low-income students and students of color.
We work in the following ways to provide education opportunities that eliminate racial and socioeconomic disparities and give our students choice for their life path:
  • We train, develop, and support school teams to grow leadership capacity
  • We collaborate with partners to transform principal preparation programs
  • We build a community of educators through our work
  • We influence the practices of the school systems with which we partner
What We Offer
Teaching Trust offers a competitive salary for this role. As part of our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and ensuring compensation equity for our staff, the salary for this role will be aligned based on level and tenure with the organization. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision plans. Other benefits include disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options, a generous vacation and holiday schedule, and a Simple IRA retirement plan with employer matching. Teaching Trust also offers a one-time moving stipend to new hires who are relocating for the role.

Teaching Trust is an equal opportunity employer. Teaching Trust evaluates applicants for employment on the basis of qualifications, merit and work-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, childbirth, medical condition, marital or familial status, family responsibilities, veteran status, personal appearance, political affiliation, matriculation..... click apply for full job details