Our nation’s education system is leaving millions of students—including an overwhelming number of students of color and low-income students—unprepared for college, career, and life. While research shows that classroom teachers are the single most important in-school factor in improving student achievement, their diverse voices are consistently left out of education policy decisions. For far too long, teachers have been treated as subjects of change rather than as agents of change.
Founded by public school teachers, Educators for Excellence is a growing movement of 27,000 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.
What We Do
Through our chapters in communities across the country, we provide opportunities for teachers to stay informed, expand their leadership, connect with colleagues and decision-makers, and advocate for change.
Reporting to the Organizing Manager on the National Team, the Organizing Associate will be responsible for supporting the work of the Organizing Manager, and the Organizing and Training Teams overall, especially in 1) developing and distributing organizing resources, 2) coaching Outreach Directors in basic and advanced organizing tactics and strategies and 3) helping to plan, prepare, and deliver major annual training initiatives. The role will include substantial travel to E4E chapters, shadowing ODs and providing feedback and guidance, creating content (presentations, worksheets, planning templates, agendas) to support chapters, devising surveys of staff needs, hosting trainings in person and online and, for major training events, helping plan and execute training content and logistics (space, food, travel, supplies).
Coach staff and provide feedback:
Support and conduct trainings:
Moreover, all E4E staff must demonstrate our Core Values:
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 Felicia Butts, Organizing Manager and should include a resume and cover letter. Internal applicants should also submit the internal interview project with their application. 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 identity markers are never used to make final hiring decisions, we place a particular focus on recruiting staff members who share the backgrounds of our communities.