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“Empower Schools is a place where we are constantly looking for innovations that can help our most underserved students.”

Erika Giampietro, Senior Advisor, Higher Education

Opportunities with Empower Schools

Position: Manager | Preferred Location: Austin, TX; Boston, MA, or Denver, CO

Reporting directly to one of our co-founders and Partners, and working closely with other members of the Empower team, you will work to identify and support opportunities to design and launch innovative solutions that can better meet the needs of students.

More specifically, your work will include (1) supporting our growth in Colorado and other select geographies, and (2) advancing our rural innovation strategy regionally and nationally. Empower is working with a number of state education agencies to provide strategic support as they navigate an historic opportunity to catalyze structural change that endures beyond recovery. Your leadership in driving our growth will create opportunities for more students, especially those least well served by the current system, to access a high quality education. As part of this role, you will receive coaching and mentorship from experienced leaders and entrepreneurs and interact with a wide range of leaders and practitioners in the field.

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Position: Director | Location: Indiana (Flexible)

Preferred application deadline: June 3, 2021
Reporting to one of Empower’s Partners, you will be responsible for leading project teams, working closely with state and district leaders to drive sustainable innovation within districts, and support the design, launch, and success of empowered district school systems and Empowerment Zones across Indiana.

Empower has been working in Indiana since 2019. We partnered with the South Bend Community School Corporation and the Indiana State Board of Education to help design and launch the South Bend Empowerment Zone, which is an innovative district partnership charged with transforming five of South Bend Community School Corporation’s schools. In the Spring of 2021, Empower was selected by the Indiana Department of Education to help lead a consortium of Local Education Agencies through a strategic planning process to help maximize the impact of federal COVID relief funding. In this role, you will help to build off of our initial work and support districts to strategically invest these funds to reimagine and rebuild an education system that is less-rigid and more collaborative, student-centered, and capable of meeting students’ individual needs – now and in the future.

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Position: Manager or Senior Manager | Location: Indiana (Flexible)
 

Preferred application deadline: June 3, 2021
Reporting to one of Empower’s Partners, you will work closely with your teammates to help drive sustainable innovation within districts and support the design, launch, and success of empowered district school systems and Empowerment Zones.

If public health conditions make travel possible then applicants must be willing to travel up to 30% of the time (primarily within Indiana) to support the growth of our partnerships and on-the-ground support in communities across the state. As part of this role, you will receive coaching, mentorship, and guidance from experienced leaders inside and outside of our organization.

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Position: Director | Location: Massachusetts
 

Preferred application deadline: July 14, 2021
As the Director of Program Success, you will play a key role in advancing the work of the Massachusetts Early College Alliance (MECA) by setting a vision for and managing an array of technical assistance projects aligned to our goals. In this role, you will work to create systems and an ecosystem that enable strong technical assistance but will not necessarily provide such services directly. Your work will vary based on the evolution of MECA, and the needs of programs.

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Position: Senior Manager | Location: Massachusetts
 

Preferred application deadline: July 14, 2021
As the Senior Manager of Network and Engagement, you will be responsible for building champions of Early College among key stakeholders and growing and maintaining a robust membership network for the Massachusetts Early College Initiative (MECA). You will support statewide advocacy efforts aimed at significantly growing Early College in the Commonwealth through rallying local support and amplifying the voices of diverse communities and perspectives.

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We are always looking for talented people to join our team. Please contact us to learn more about working at Empower Schools.

Opportunities with our partners

Position: Deputy of Business Operations | Partner: East Texas Advanced Academies (Longview, TX)

The Deputy of Business Operations provides leadership, technical expertise, and deliverables across a broad array of ETAA network functions and responsibilities, including the directing and managing of all business affairs and operations of the network.

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Our Partners are always looking for talented leaders. Please contact us to learn more about opportunities with our Partner organizations.