CONTRACT, Part Time: College Readiness & Success NSI, Dallas County Promise
The Dallas County Promise seeks passionate, hard-working individuals for three part-time contractor positions supporting the College Readiness and Success NSI team within the Dallas County Promise to help drive the organization’s initiatives. The mission of Dallas County Promise is to increase the numbers of low-income students and students of color that are ready for, enrolling in, persisting through, and completing college.
The College Readiness & Success Network for School Improvement (NSI) part-time positions will support the overall Dallas County Promise program with specific focus on creating training and supports at assigned partner districts and campuses for continuous improvement in the areas of CCMR/postsecondary planning. The primary goal: to ensure Promise partners are continuously working on strategies to increase the number of students from Dallas County, especially students of color and low-income students, enrolling in and completing college on a path to achieving their dreams.
Stakeholder Training Support
- Create training materials for different types of stakeholders, particularly campus and district leaders
- Create training sessions based on needs of our stakeholders and just in time training as needed
- Create systems to collect continuous feedback from stakeholders to determine gaps, needs, and impact of DCP programming, training, and supports
- Provide ongoing coaching to assigned districts and campuses to build capacity in campus leaders and ensure continuous improvement tools are leveraged to guide improvement efforts
Program Logistics & Continuous Improvement
- Communicate with assigned Promise leaders and campuses on a monthly basis; pull campus data and support in meeting county goals
- Review and recommend updates to Promise marketing materials and website using stakeholder feedback
- Assist in coordinating Promise events, summer programming, and training & development activities that will support district strategic CCMR/Postsecondary planning
- Learn and gain high proficiency in leveraging continuous improvement tools to support Promise stakeholders
- Collect and use continuous improvement feedback to make improvements to the Promise programs, supports, and resources
- Collect and use data effectively to inform the work and to ensure that student gaps are closing (focus on equity and helping districts access equity-focused data)
- Engage in district and campus touchpoints to ensure open communications with our partners and to create/strengthen trusting relationships at the campus and district levels
Raise Awareness of Dallas County Promise
- Be a community face for the Dallas County Promise
- Support school staff and community members in promoting Dallas County Promise opportunity to students and parents
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in education; Master’s degree in education administration preferred
- Experience in creating and implementing professional development
- Experience in data analysis and data-informed strategic planning
- Bilingual preferred, but not required
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with and lead district and campus staff, district and campus leadership, students, parents and community members
- Commitment to putting students first and incorporating direct student feedback into process improvements
- Ability to work independently and on multiple projects with different timelines that enables success in an outcomes-oriented environment
- Ability to use technology tools to make data-informed decisions and monitor progress; ability to influence technology tool improvements
- Skills in disaggregating data to ensure gaps are being identified and addressed by the Promise team, campus, district, and college partners; use data to support district and campus work to close equity gaps
- Willingness to learn new tools and content knowledge related to HB3/CCMR
- Ability to work with humility, an open mind, and a sense of urgency
- Operate with a true sense of curiosity and commitment to finding more effective ways to meet the needs of underserved students (economically disadvantaged and students of color)
- Belief in the mission of Promise and the Promise NSI and the power of education to improve the odds for all children to achieve a living wage
Questions can be sent to email@example.com.
The Commit Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to hire individuals with backgrounds similar to that of the stakeholders they serve. As an organization that embraces equity and inclusion, all employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.
About The Commit Partnership
The Commit Partnership (“Commit” or “The Partnership”) is focused on the powerful idea that every child in Dallas County should receive an excellent and equitable education, preparing them to flourish in their careers. To reach this vision, the Partnership serves as a community navigator and connector, analyzing data to elevate strategic initiatives, improve practices and policies, and ultimately growing community capacity, capabilities and resources to serve students more effectively.
Founded in 2012, the Partnership is the nation’s largest educational collective impact organization: a coalition of over 200 partners (public and private schools, colleges, foundations, businesses, and nonprofits), all working collaboratively to solve our region’s biggest systemic educational challenges. Our flagship effort, Early Matters Dallas, focuses on improving early childhood outcomes, while our second initiative, Best in Class, aims in partnership with the Communities Foundation of Texas to increase the number of effective and diverse campus educators serving DFW’s 1.2 million students. Our third initiative, Dallas County Promise, seeks to align our local higher education institutions to maximize the number of students who can access and complete a quality postsecondary education. Day-to-day work is supported by more than 40 full-time staff members who combine data, deep educational experience, and strategic thinking to collectively support Partnership efforts while advocating for Dallas County students at the state and local level and convening community conversations around the latest research and best practices. The net result is a shared roadmap for the future that civic leaders and local stakeholders own and hold themselves mutually accountable for its execution. In 2019, Commit helped secure the Texas Legislature’s passage of House Bill 3, a historic $6.5 billion investment in public schools, geared toward strategies that have improved student outcomes in North Texas and across the state.
Our Core Values:
The Partnership centers its work around five core values that inform how we approach improving outcomes for students in Dallas County.
- Students First: Our decisions are guided by multiple stakeholders, but ultimately rest upon one question: What is in the best interest of students?
- Integrity: To best serve students, families, and the community we will act honestly and ethically in how we make both internal and external decisions, present data, and communicate with partners
- Equity & Inclusion: We seek to help transform systems in ways that ensure every student has access to the resources they need. We do this by actively and explicitly working with others to create more equitable outcomes and processes.
- Systemic Impact: We are patient and persistent as we identify the most effective approaches to help create lasting systems change. Once identified, we prioritize and relentlessly attack systemic challenges with efficiency and excellence.
- Humility: We embrace the fact that our community’s success depends on our ability to work cohesively with each other and to constantly learn.
- Joy!: It’s important we bring a constant sense of optimism and have fun while taking on this difficult work.