A pioneer in K12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our captivating core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products turn data into practical instructional support to help all students build a strong foundation in early reading and math. All of our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of every student. Today, Amplify serves more than three million students in all 50 states. For more information, visit amplify.com.Amplify is partnering with a large urban school district on a groundbreaking effort to transform Science education for hundreds of thousands of students. Were seeking a committed, confident, experienced leader for this project who excels in large-scale program management, deep relationship development, and coordinating the activities of interdisciplinary stakeholders - from curriculum developers to software engineers.The Executive Director will:Serve as key empowered leader for the partnership, representing Amplify and acting as POC for our partner. Youll set the tone and culture for this project, taking a consultative approach to ensure we meet the partners objectives and standards within the constraints of time and budgetEnsure project success - 100% of deliverables arrive on-time, on-scope, on-budget, and meet Amplifys high quality standards. Youll position your team to track the details of deliverable progress across wide-ranging disciplinary areas, from training and coaching to software development. Youll enable visibility for Amplify colleagues and partners who will receive routine communications on project progress, key milestones, and emerging tradeoffsShape implementation of a groundbreaking initiative - identifying feasible, innovative solutions that meet partners needs; ensuring thoughtful planning of change management; and positioning a nationally visible project for enduring impact on childrens livesTo do all that well, we think the Executive Director needs to:Manage projects with relentless accuracyYou build and institute sustainable systems that enable visibility into project progress and early escalation of risks with risk management plans.You ensure project team tracks their time with sufficient detail to drive ongoing cost status updates (e.g., budget vs. actual) and timely payment.You drive team momentum through focused leadership, kindness, gratitude, and respect - and inspire others to do the sameBonus points if youve managed complex technical projects - maybe youve supported software development (in a PO or agile coach capacity) or implemented a large systems change in a companyBuild authentic, trusted relationshipsYou intuitively develop deep client and colleague relationships that ensure project successWhen challenges arise, you frame a collaborative context for making decisions and facing inevitable tradeoffs - and coach others to do the sameYou bring a sense of fun, momentum, and focus to a high-pace, high-stakes project: your teams feel safe, challenged, and rewardedThrive on changeYou are a skilled facilitator of complex, large-scale change projectsYou move quickly and with bias to action: if email doesnt work, you pick up the phone; if phone doesnt work, you show up in personYoure always thinking one step ahead on what communications, tools, and supports will be needed to bring ever stakeholder alongPassionate about improving American education (and have prior experience in the space)Whether as an educator, administrator, or entrepreneur, youve spent time in schools - you have an understanding and appreciation for the roles, responsibilities, and challenges faced by district and school leadershipBonus points if youve majored in large urban school districts: perhaps youve worked as a Chief of Staff to a C-level leader in a top-10 district - or run a business or non-profit where you interacted directly with district leadershipQualifications of the Executive Director:Bachelors degree, or equivalent experience.7+ years of experience with overall responsibility for large client-facing engagements.Proven experience delivering large-scale projects within the scope defined by an agreement.Experience developing positive client relationships.and communicating with senior-level clientsProven experience managing budgets, timelines, and project dependencies.Must live in Greater New York area.Preferred Qualifications of the Executive Director:Solid technical foundation in software development.Solid understanding of content development, content management systems, and technology integration.Work at Amplify is fast-moving, demanding and - we believe - deeply meaningful. We expect a lot of commitment, talent, grit, and optimism. In return, Amplifiers get:Competitive compensationComprehensive benefits including 401kUnlimited vacationAwesome office space in DUMBOTo collaborate with amazing colleagues who - together, will work on building a company that reshapes how students learn and teachers teachAmplify is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds.Amplify Education, Inc. is an E-Verify participant. Associated topics: academic, ad 1730 00, childhood, classroom dynamics, curriculum, education, educational, education research, gs 1701 13, teaching method
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