Founded by public school teachers in 2010, Educators for Excellence is a growing movement of nearly 30,000 educators, united around a common set of values and principles for improving student learning and elevating the teaching profession. We work together to identify issues that impact our schools, create solutions to these challenges, and advocate for policies and programs that give all students access to a quality education. With a current operating budget of over $15M, ~110 staff, and six chapters, our organization has experienced rapid growth and is well positioned for deepened impact through the implementation of our next five-year strategic plan.
As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, reporting directly to the Co-Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Operating Officer will be charged with leading most of the business functions (IT, Legal, Facility Operations, Data & Analytics, and Finance & Accounting) of the organization, including serving as the company Chief Financial Officer. This role will also serve as a trusted, strategic partner to the Co-CEOs, the National Board of Directors, and others on the Senior Leadership Team (SLT).
Match Education is the shared brand name of Match Charter Public School (“MCPS,” a PreK-12 charter network serving 1,250 students on multiple campuses), The Match Foundation, Inc. (the “Match Foundation”) and The Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education, Inc. (“Sposato” trains teachers to succeed at being excellent educators in high-need classrooms from day one of teaching, and grants a Master’s in Effective Teaching/MET degree). Match Export is a division that leverages the applied work from MCPS and Sposato; it refines, codifies and disseminates the strongest practices. Its sites are growing rapidly and currently are on a path to reach 300,000 unique visitors over the next year.
The CEO will inspire and lead through a period of change and marshal the financial resources required to deliver the organization’s next phase of impact. With a background in education, Match Education’s next CEO will bring a track record of results and strong leadership, as well as strategy, problem-solving and change management skills.
Human trafficking is a low-risk, high-profit criminal industry, enslaving more than 20 million people each year and generating $150 billion in profits. Polaris systematically disrupts human trafficking networks and restores freedom to survivors. Grounded in data gathered from the experiences of survivors, Polaris directly supports victims and survivors through the National Human Trafficking Hotline, equips key stakeholders with data to address and prevent human trafficking, and intervenes in specific industries through targeted campaigns. With experience and expertise from direct victim services such as hotlines and resource centers to policy advocacy, Polaris provides a data backbone for the sector.
Based in D.C. the CPO will be an integral member of the leadership team and will: manage a portfolio of programs; drive on-going analysis of trends in the rapidly evolving field of trafficking; and ensure Polaris (with its passionate team of 100+ and operating budget of $10M+) is well-positioned to navigate and optimize strategic opportunities.
With a background in program design and innovation, the CPO will bring a track record of identifying opportunities as well as translating data and trends into actionable approaches that drive systems-level outcomes in program and/or advocacy campaigns.
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WW National Fellowship Foundation), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is reinventing the American school of education for the 21st century. The WW Academy is a free standing, degree-granting graduate school with its own Board of Directors, faculty and staff.
The President will serve as chief executive and leader of this ground-breaking initiative, with responsibilities traditionally assigned to college Presidents as well as those associated with leading a start-up and a think tank. S/he will: actively champion the WW Academy’s approach, model and vision with multiple audiences; attract significant financial resources; engage critical partners (graduate schools of education, practitioners, school districts, accreditation bodies, etc.); advocate for changes in national education policy and practice; and develop the WW Academy’s long-term sustainability.