Aug 08, 2019
The Broad Center prepares and supports remarkable, dedicated professionals who create conditions to empower good teachers to do great work so all students can learn and thrive.
For 17 years, The Broad Center has been at the center of our nation’s efforts to provide every student with a world-class public education. At our core, we believe every public school system should be and can be an engine of excellence and equity. America’s students deserve nothing less.
Doing this work requires diverse leadership by team members who share the same belief. This belief is paramount to the team at The Broad Center, and we are inspired to make a difference by creating a growing network of experienced leaders and managers who are rising to this challenge.
Our work will be done when every family in every community can send their child to a great public school that meets that student’s every need. Until then, our team and our alumni network won’t rest. For more information, visit our website at www.broadcenter.org .
What We Do
The Broad Center is a nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and supports talented leaders from across America to transform urban public school systems. Our programs—The Broad Academy and The Broad Residency in Urban Education—prepare these professionals to put their skills and know-how to work and make student learning the primary driver of every central office dollar and decision. In public school districts, charter management organizations and state departments of education, more than 800 members of The Broad Center’s network are working with educators, parents and community leaders to help schools soar. Regardless of the setting, Broad Center alumni are aligned around a common vision: creating the kinds of environments that enable teachers to do great work and students of all backgrounds to learn and thrive.
The Alumni & Network Impact (“ANI”) team is dedicated to supporting this vision by increasing the impact of alumni individually and collectively. Specifically, ANI focuses on creating impactful learning experiences, and providing career support and development. Through a portfolio approach (e.g., best-in-class coaching, study-trips, content rich convenings) they deliver opportunities for alumni to collaborate, share best practices, continue learning, and remain inspired.
Our culture and team set us apart; our people are dedicated to driving impact and making a difference every day, and our climate is collaborative and vibrant. Diversity, equity and inclusion are vital to this environment. Our diverse skills, experiences, backgrounds and differing viewpoints lead to stronger ideas and lasting results, and our commitment to the values of equity and inclusion show up in our programs, our partnerships and for our staff.
What Drives You
This is an ideal opportunity for someone inspired by the idea of supporting school-system leaders nationwide who are working to transform urban public education systems into engines of excellence and equity. They are motivated to exceed expectations, take initiative and thrive on a small team, both as an individual contributor and a team member.
This position reports to the senior director on the Alumni & Network Impact team and will support administrative, operations and research needs for alumni supports and career services. This position will also provide supplemental event management assistance, as needed.
We are dedicated to improving urban K-12 education for young people nationwide, particularly those who traditionally have been underserved by our public schools. This is difficult work, requiring the dedication of tireless, creative, smart people who enjoy operating in a fast-paced environment.
What You’ll Own
This role supports the ongoing growth and impact of our program alumni in a number of ways, including:
Data and Systems
Identify systemic improvements/automations to processes for delivering alumni supports to increase efficiencies
Coordinate and document engagements between team and alumni network to track progress against goals
Report and track division of alumni caseload support across team
Support knowledge management for alumni data records and career supports
Provide recommendations to team to inform high quality data-driven, decision-making
Research and curate K-12 information and resources to support alumni needs
Research potential new services and service providers
Research job openings in key cities and organizations
Generate reports and data on alumni, open roles and additional records on Salesforce
Contribute to team analysis of end-of-year progress against goals and strategic planning process
Play key role in proactively communicating key research findings to team and senior management, using personal judgment and leveraging manager’s support
Manage administration of quarterly 360-feedback processes for network members
Manage data streams to support career development planning, including updating contact records
Organize logistics and travel arrangements for groups of 5-10 alumni
Manage vendors; including contract signing/renewal, communications/updates
Coordinate and process contracts and invoices; including reconciling monthly corporate card charges, processing reimbursements and invoices
Research and maintain new roles for online alumni job board
Document systems and processes; update documentation as they are improved
Develop recommendations to continuously improve and innovate internal team and alumni-facing operations
Provide assistance as needed with event management during high-volume/high travel periods
The statements in this description represent typical elements criteria, and general work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the job.
What You’ll Need
Passion for and commitment to K-12 public education; experience working in a school district, public charter school network or state education agency is a plus
Significant experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint as well as Internet research
Salesforce experience preferred, but not required
Eager and able to learn new systems, databases and technologies quickly
Growth mindset; seeks challenges
At least two years of professional work experience
Effectively manages multiple tasks, projects and processes simultaneously
Excellent written communication skills
Highly organized and detail oriented
Ability to succeed in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment
Handles autonomy while maintaining accountability; sets high expectations for self and others
Responds well to feedback and adjusts accordingly
Sense of humor optional, but highly preferred
This role will require limited travel (5-10 percent), including nights and weekends
Bachelor’s degree is required
Employment is contingent upon a thorough background and reference check. You must be legally entitled to work in the United States.
What We Offer
We are pleased to provide full-time permanent team members with:
Competitive salary, vacation and 401(k) retirement savings plan with a generous employer match
Employer contributions to medical, dental, vision and life insurance plans
Pre-tax commuter benefits
Flexible spending accounts for medical and family care expenses
Free access to an on-site gym and a steady supply of nutritious snacks in our shared kitchen
The Broad Center
Los Angeles, CA, USA