Who Education Reimagined Is

Education Reimagined is committed to the transformation of education in the US. We are guided by “A Transformational Vision for Education in the US,” a vision created out of a dialogue amongst 28 ideologically diverse practitioners and leaders to reimagine education. The vision sets out a call for the fundamental transformation of the current school-centered education system to one that is learner-centered. In this future, learners are no longer asked to adapt to the education system; instead, the system is designed to adapt to the unique needs, strengths, interests, and aspirations of each learner—supporting each learner to thrive now and reach their unique potential, regardless of their background or circumstances.

Education Reimagined’s purpose is to unite and ignite learner-centered practitioners, young learners, and systems builders who are already at work around the country bringing this future to life. We connect, identify, and challenge these leaders to see themselves as the architects of a learner-centered future for education in the US. We convene practitioners, young people, and other visionary leaders to work collaboratively with a broad range of systems-level stakeholders to address the practice-based and policy-oriented challenges that currently impede the movement’s ability to grow and spread. Learn more about our work, here.

The Education Reimagined staff is a lean, agile team of entrepreneurial individuals. We operate in a fast-paced, dynamic environment that is built on cultivating partnerships and relationships with others in the learner-centered movement. Team members must be independent workers who also highly value collaboration and the opportunity to work across functions.

Current Career Opportunities

Director of Development

Program Assistant


Director of Development Job Description

The Opportunity

Education Reimagined is seeking a seasoned Development Director to lead and grow the organization’s fundraising efforts. S/he will grow sustainable revenue by creating a strong relationship management process that engages the Board and executive team in cultivating significant, multi-year partnerships with donors. The Development Director will set goals and strategies, as well as lead the implementation of those strategies, to increase our contributed revenue with a focus on major gifts from foundations, corporations, and individuals. The Director will grow our base of support by thinking creatively about prospect identification and leveraging our resources to attract and engage new donors, build our visibility, and showcase the impact of donors’ investments. This person will report to the Executive Director and will be a leader on the Executive team. Strong preference will be given to candidates who are based in or can relocate to the Washington, DC area.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design the overarching fundraising strategy to raise a multi-year revenue stream of $4-5 million annually. This will include developing and implementing annual fundraising plans; identifying fundraising objectives and evaluation criteria; and creating program budgets with relevant team members.
  • Support and partner with the Executive Director, Board, and other key strategic allies in the fundraising process. This includes developing and managing a robust pipeline of new and existing individual, corporate, and foundation donors; effectively moving constituents and prospects through the donor management system; and successfully soliciting and closing high dollar-gifts for the organization. This also includes developing and implementing a stewardship program aimed at fostering deeper ties with donors.
  • Lead the creation of systems and processes that will increase fundraising efficiency, while appropriately cultivating various tiers of donors.
  • Support the Executive Director in managing and stewarding Board Member relationships. This includes helping to manage the activities of the Board’s Development Committee; and recruiting new Board members with financial capacity and donor networks.
  • In coordination with the communications and development teams, produce compelling fundraising materials, including case statements, letters of intent, grant proposals, and acknowledgment letters.
  • Be a thought leader on philanthropy to staff and Board leadership during programmatic and financial discussions.

Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience and demonstrated success in non-profit fundraising, including experience working with individual donors, foundations, and corporations; and managing major gifts relationship. Must have a proven track record of closing five to seven figure gifts.
  • Innovative, relational, and collaborative approach to development, including a commitment to personalized, face-to-face fundraising methods.
  • Self-motivated and with demonstrated strong planning and leadership skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks to achieve goals in a timely manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills with coworkers, Board members, and existing and prospective donors.
  • Strong writing and listening skills; able to synthesize and communicate complex ideas and theories of change in ways that are understandable and compelling to education and non-education audiences.
  • Creative, flexible, and adaptable to the demands of an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, and responsive environment. Excited about the chance to work with a close-knit team and ready to provide support across a range of team functions, as needed, to respond to needs of our communities and supporters.
  • Able and willing to travel on a regular basis, average of one week per month.
  • Demonstrated experience with databases; SalesForce experience strongly preferred.
  • Passionate about Education Reimagined’s mission of accelerating the shift to learner-centered education in the U.S.

Compensation

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Education Reimagined also offers excellent benefits and a flexible work environment.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe that the best ideas, practices, and solutions emerge by convening, listening to, and acting on the insights that emerge when those with diverse perspectives engage in collective problem-solving. Just as we strive to work in ways that engage those with diverse views and experiences, we value diversity on our team.

Education Reimagined is an equal opportunity employer and as such, in compliance with EEOC law, does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age disability or genetic information.

To Apply

To apply, please submit the following to Demi Edwards at demi@educationreimagined.org. Please include the position title in the email subject.

  • Cover letter addressing your interest in the position and where you heard about the position.
  • Resume including relevant work experiences.
  • Writing sample and references are welcome.

Program Assistant Job Description

The Opportunity

Education Reimagined is seeking a Program Assistant to partner with our executive team members, one of whom works remotely, to ensure their ability to fulfill on their key priorities and advance the mission and strategy of the organization in fast-changing circumstances. The person who fills this role will be a key member of the team and will be in at the ground floor of building a fast-growing non-profit committed to building a national movement. This position will report to the Chief of Staff and will be based in Washington, DC.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Partner with Education Reimagined’s executive team to manage their schedules and priorities. This requires being adaptable and responsive to each individual’s work style and preferences in ways that advance their ability to execute on their responsibilities effectively.
  • Manage all scheduling requests in a timely fashion, ensuring the best use of executive team’s time.
  • Support executive team to track priorities and manage projects.
  • Create and manage systems, structures, and protocols that enable executive team members to remain organized and coordinated with each other and the team.
  • Identify and ensure execution of next steps for the executive team following meetings and conversations with other team members and outside stakeholders.
  • Coordinate all travel and accommodations arrangements and reimbursements for executive team member’s trips to major events and conferences, as well as that of others traveling on behalf of the organization.
  • Partner with the entire Education Reimagined team to ensure executive team’s time is used most efficiently and effectively.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience and demonstrated success as an administrative assistant, with a proven ability to manage both up and down to ensure a team’s ability to pursue its mission and strategy.
  • Detail-oriented with demonstrated organizational and project management skills. A successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize multiple concurrent tasks in a timely manner and to problem solve and adapt in fast-changing circumstances without letting balls drop.
  • Ability to compile and organize information, research, notes, or briefing materials in a consistent, easy-to-use format, using Word, Excel, and Google Drive.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with co-workers, vendors, and outside stakeholders.
  • Able to positively receive and integrate feedback about performance.
  • Passionate about Education Reimagined’s mission to accelerate the learner-centered movement and to make learner-centered education available to each and every child in the U.S., regardless of background or circumstance.
  • Creative, flexible, and adaptable to the demands of an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, and responsive environment. Excited about the chance to work with a small, close-knit team and ready to provide support across a range of team functions, as needed.
  • Be fluent in Word, Excel, and Google Drive. Experience with Pages, Keynote, and Salesforce, a plus.

Compensation

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Education Reimagined also offers excellent benefits and a flexible work environment.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe that the best ideas, practices, and solutions emerge by convening, listening to, and acting on the insights that emerge when those with diverse perspectives engage in collective problem-solving. Just as we strive to work in ways that engage those with diverse views and experiences, we value diversity on our team.

Education Reimagined is an equal opportunity employer and as such, in compliance with EEOC law, does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age disability or genetic information.

To Apply

To apply, please submit the following to Demi Edwards at demi@educationreimagined.org. Please include the position title in the email subject.

  • Cover letter addressing your interest in the position and working for Education Reimagined, as well as your relevant educational, professional, and/or personal experiences or goals.
  • Resume including relevant work experiences.
  • List of 3 references from current or previous employers.

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