The National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) provides leadership training for school and district leaders designed to improve student achievement at scale. Its National Institute for School Leadership (“NISL”) program (formerly known as the Executive Development Program) has been proven to strengthen the instructional leadership of aspiring and current leaders and raise achievement across districts and states. NCEE offers targeted programs for high-priority challenges and capacity building for states, districts and schools using a proven train-the-trainer model.
The Deputy Director, California, will support NCEE’s efforts to raise the performance of school and district leaders in the state of California. This will include collaborating with the CA State Director to perform all the duties as the deputy administrative liaison between NCEE and partners statewide, the statewide EDP/TEL/SDB implementation effort, and other projects that will occur in the state. This will also include securing contracts and funding for new projects, recruiting districts to participate in new programs, and managing all projects for NCEE work in the state.
Collaborate with the State Director to work with local jurisdictions and CA representatives in implementing state contracts as well as providing technical assistance with regard to NCEE products and services
Become certified as a NISL facilitator (if not already certified)
Coordinate or perform the duties of a faculty member as needed for NCEE classroom and online coursework for NISL, coaching, and other NCEE programs
Provide current and potential clients with information/presentations about NCEE, and support their decision-making for purchase of products and services
Demonstrate ability to develop business and cultivate accounts
Prepare proposals for state, district and school SIG grants as well as other federal, state, or foundation grant opportunities to expand CA NCEE work
Demonstrate ability to communicate with others, both verbally and in writing
Support the implementation and coordination of all NCEE programs in CA
Communicate with clients and participants in our NCEE offerings
Monitor the payment of invoices sent for materials for programs
Maintain a collaborative relationship between partner districts, counties and NCEE
Maintain contact through emails, phone calls, virtual meetings, or face-to-face meetings with partner representatives on all administrative issues and program details that arise across the state needing NCEE attention and input
Maintain records, prepare reports, and compose correspondence
Experience and Education Preferred:
Master’s degree required in a related area (e.g., educational leadership, education research, policy, instructional design, et al.)
Minimum of 10 years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
K-12 educator experience, preferably in an administrative role as principal, superintendent, etc.
Knowledge of principles and practices of curriculum planning and instructional methods applicable in elementary and secondary education
Knowledge of recent developments and current literature in the education field (policy, practice, and research)
Knowledge of one or more of the following educational program areas: general education, special education, higher education, early childhood education, school leadership and operations and/or education research
Strong planning, coordinating, organization, and leadership skills and the ability to self-manage multiple projects and deadlines
Bilingual preferred but not required (Spanish/English)
Position requires living in or relocation to California and travel throughout the state, as well as occasional travel to the NCEE headquarters office in Washington, DC.
Telecommuting is allowed.
For more than three decades, The National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) has been leading major advances in American education, helping to build a better, more equitable public education system. NCEE’s Center on International Education Benchmarking is recognized as the premier U.S. source of actionable insights into the world’s top-performing education systems. Our Center on Policy Solutions is helping states and districts craft some of the nation’s most significant and transformative policy reforms. And NCEE’s Center on System Leadership is providing district and school leaders across the country with the skills, knowledge and tools to create high-performing education systems through our leading supports.
NCEE is committed to creating a diverse environment and being an equal opportunity employer. NCEE encourages all qualified candidates to apply and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity or expression, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic.