E4E has realized a number of critical achievements over the past several years, including rapid growth in staff, budget, and impact, and now stands poised to accelerate its progress over the coming five years. As we move forward, we will focus on deepening teacher engagement, developing the vision and tools for transformative teacher leadership, and bringing internal systems to the next level to ensure the organization has the infrastructure, resources, and supports necessary to achieve our goals.
To support this work locally, our Los Angeles team is hiring an Outreach Director (OD). The OD will organize, recruit, engage, and mobilize teachers in Los Angeles to press for changes in the education system that improve outcomes for students and elevate the teaching profession.
ODs implement E4E’s organizing model by identifying teachers from diverse backgrounds and experiences, recruiting them to become leaders within E4E, and training and supporting those leaders to engage their colleagues in E4E’s core programs. These core programs include: recruiting additional teacher members, leading policy conversations at their schools to shape E4E’s position and local direction, advocating for policy shifts that align to those positions, and participating in their union and other systems of governance that impact teaching and learning. In addition to organizing teacher leaders, ODs engage with educators through one-on-one conversations, policy focus groups and forums, networking events and other events designed to attract new members and build momentum for change.
Grow the E4E Movement:
Approach your work with a commitment to building excellence in your craft
Build collaborative relationships and act as the primary liaison with teachers and school leaders
Cultivate and manage teams of teacher leaders to recruit new members and take action in support of E4E goals
Grow school based membership by: phone and email outreach; conducting one-on-one meetings with teachers; school visits; trainings; recruiting teachers to attend events; and hosting events to develop a sense of shared community and urgency around E4E’s goals
Keep members informed of local education policy developments
Implement new ideas and programs in support of E4E’s mission
Utilize, update and maintain accurate data to track membership growth and engagement goals
Recruit, train and develop teacher leader prospects through E4E’s School Team Leader Program
Coach and lead teams of teachers to meet ambitious engagement goals including E4E membership growth and leadership development
Connect members with E4E networking, leadership, and advocacy opportunities
Leverage social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) and other digital tools to engage current and potential members
Work with teacher leaders to assess and distill the current and potential impacts of district and state education policies on the classroomSupport and organize E4E chapter-based events such as panel discussions and Q & A opportunities with local policymakers
Mobilize for Action:
Mobilize E4E school teams, supporters and members around teacher-led campaigns and advocacy efforts
Encourage supporters to become members, members to become volunteers, volunteers to become leaders, and leaders to recruit and develop other members
Encourage, train and support teacher leaders to take an active role in their school, district, union and other systems of governance to ensure their voices are represented in the decisions that impact their students and careers
A Bachelor’s degree
At least one year of K-12 teaching experience and/or organizing experience
Experience working with diverse populations and communities and building relationships across lines of difference
Some professional experience in issue advocacy, education policy, and/or community /campaign organizing
Microsoft Excel and database (e.g. SalesForce) experience
Excellent interpersonal skills
Demonstrated track record of influence others to achieve outcomes
A self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit; one who can work independently to achieve goals after receiving strategic direction
A dedication to education reform, and an understanding of the hard, sustained work this role requires to achieve those reformsWillingness to travel around the city and region
Knowledge of the key players and issues impacting the LA educational landscape
Proven track record and ability to organize, plan and execute multiple streams of work, meet deadlines and maintain timely correspondence
Deep commitment to the values of E4E and passion for students, improving education, and closing the opportunity gap
A willingness to work outside of normal business hours (e.g., some weekends and evenings), as necessary
Moreover, all E4E staff demonstrate our Core Values:
Respect and Professionalism: We act with personal responsibility, respect, and commitment to high quality work, to our organization and to each other
Solutions Orientation: We consistently approach even the most complex challenges with positivity, proactive solutions, and the assumption of best intentions
Growth Mindset: We intentionally create opportunities to develop ourselves and others in order to learn and continuously improve
Dynamic Leadership: We courageously take ownership, empower others, set bold visions, think strategically, and adapt to change
Diversity and Inclusiveness: Educational inequity is linked to race, power, and privilege, and so we take action to shift this paradigm by reflecting on our own identities, creating an inclusive and diverse community, and leveraging our differences as strengths
Benefits & Applying
Educators for Excellence believes in providing employees with benefits to support self-care, wellness, and financial stability. We value the whole person and provide benefits such as; paid time off, health insurance plans, competitive salaries that include pre-tax benefits, and cell phone reimbursements. See more information about our benefits here.
Applications can be addressed to Sarina Sande, Senior Outreach Directors, and should include a resume and a cover letter. Please ensure that all materials address relevant experience and your understanding of how this position connects to the overall mission of E4E.
Educators for Excellence is an equal opportunity employer. We predominantly partner with low-income communities of color. Therefore, though race and other legally protected characteristics are never used to make final hiring decisions, we place a particular focus on recruiting staff members who share the backgrounds of our communities.