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Regional Director, Partnerships

The Regional Director will focus on building relationships with aligned school principals within partner school organizations through whom qualified NAATE Teacher Fellow and School Leader Fellow candidates are identified and enrolled. S/he will be responsible for recruiting teacher and school leader participants to NAATE programs and supporting them throughout the application and enrollment process, in addition to their time as participants in the program. The Regional Director will be the primary point of contact for teacher and school leader participants, for school leaders sending participants to NAATE, and in some circumstances, central office personnel who lead talent development work for partner organizations.

The Regional Director will support the Senior Director in managing NAATE’s existing relationships with school organizations at the district/network level in their region of the country. S/he will also work closely with the Senior Director to identify new aligned school networks to expand NAATE’s work regionally. In addition, the Regional Director will support the management of senior level relationships with local superintendents, CMO chief executives and faith-based school leaders.

While regional funder relationships are the responsibility of the Senior Director, including identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of local funders, the Regional Director will also help support the Senior Director in this fundraising work at the local level to support the participation of teacher leaders and school leaders in NAATE programs.

NAATE’s primary offices are in Providence, RI and New York City, NY. NAATE team members are also located in Boston, MA; Denver, CO; Portland, OR; and Berkeley, CA. Positions are available in Northern California, Providence, or NYC.

• Serve as one of the primary representatives of NAATE with current and potential partners, peer organizations, Teacher Fellows, School Leader Fellows, funders, and program visitors
• Work with Senior Director, Partnerships to cultivate strategic relationships and lead recruitment efforts with a portfolio of district, charter, and faith-based districts/networks in their region
• Serve as the point of contact for current teacher and school leader participants and prospective participants in NAATE programs within the region using clear communication, empathy, and deep understanding of the NAATE program
• Educate prospective Teacher and School Leader Fellows about NAATE programs to articulate the potential benefit of NAATE
• Manage the admissions process for Teacher and School Leader Program applicants from recruitment to application through enrollment. This includes working with the Partnerships Team Associate to seamlessly send applications, monitor application deadlines, and troubleshoot any issues that might arise.
• Effectively communicate Teacher and School Leader Fellow issues or concerns with appropriate Partnership and Program Team members
• Administer the invoicing process for partner organizations in conjunction with the Business Operations Manager once Teacher and School Leader Fellows are enrolled
• Use internal CRM database to document interactions with partner organizations, manage partner relationships, and measure recruitment cycle progress against predetermined recruitment targets
• Regularly communicate with Senior Director, Partnerships and other colleagues to discuss status of existing partnerships, specifically reporting on the progress in the recruitment and retention of Teacher and School Leader Fellows
• Meet quarterly with Senior Director, Partnerships to discuss personal and professional development at in-person meetings or on scheduled phone calls

Skills & Attributes
• Minimum of 3 years of work experience in education or related field
• Understanding of and passion for the NAATE mission and program
• High standards for personal performance and demonstrated capacity to determine solutions to obstacles as they are presented
• Self-reflective, interested in growing professionally, and open to giving and receiving constructive feedback
• Humility and self-awareness needed to navigate complex relationships with a wide variety of partners
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
• Attentiveness to detail as well as capacity to see big picture and interrelated parts of an organization
• Capacity to manage multiple work streams and prioritize appropriately
• Willingness to take initiative, be self-directed, and frequently work alone
• Ability to maintain perspective and possess resilience when faced with obstacles or disappointment
• Capacity to travel regionally and occasionally on a national level (approximately 40% of time) to partner organizations, NAATE programs, and whole team meetings

Competitive salary and benefit commensurate with experience.

If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@naate.org.

The National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education is a Rhode Island based 501(c)3 recognized non-profit. NAATE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.


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