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Who We Are The University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership (CEL) is a nationally recognized center committed to the belief that all children deserve a schooling experience that builds their agency and self-efficacy, and ultimately leads to limitless futures for them, their families and their communities.
Our organization is dedicated to partnering with innovative leaders in classrooms, schools and the systems that support them to create cultures of rigorous teaching, learning and leading. To do this, we offer a variety of evidence-based and research-driven services, all aimed at building teacher and leader capacity, including:
Central office redesign focused on supporting principals and teachers
Instructional leadership development for principals and their leadership teams
Job-embedded, content-specific coaching
We are a center within the University of Washington’s College of Education (COE). CEL is a self-sustaining organization through program service fees and grant funding. Our office is located in Seattle, Washington where the work of our team of 20 faculty and staff members is guided by our shared values of curiosity, collaboration, and integrity. We value the people who make up our team and we are relentless in our pursuit of impact.
The Center for Educational Leadership has an outstanding opportunity for a Chief Impact Officer.
The Center for Educational Leadership is currently evolving and expanding how we support schools in the development of rigorous cultures of teaching, learning, and leading. This is an exciting time to join CEL as we tackle issues of equity as they play out in classrooms across the country. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Chief Impact Officer will be at the heart of defining and executing CEL’s product and service development strategy. Working in partnership with the Executive Director and the Associate Director of Program Design and Delivery, this person will drive clarity in CEL’s partnership development strategy, product and service offerings, and outreach and thought leadership.
Success for this role:
Shape the value and impact conversation with CEL’s clients and partners and implement delivery and pricing models that enable the greatest impact to achieve CEL’s mission and vision.
Establish measures, metrics, and targets for evaluating and communicating progress toward CEL’s impact goals.
Cultivate strategies for revenue diversification through fee-for-service, philanthropic, and licensing opportunities to ensure CEL’s financial sustainability.
Implement branding, marketing, and communication strategies that continue to position CEL as a mission-driven organization and national leader in area of leadership development.
Ensure visibility, consistency, and integration across CEL’s multiple product and service offerings.
Duties & Responsibilities Product and Service Offerings Strategy
Craft a comprehensive and integrated product and service offerings strategy including assessment and analysis of current offerings, market insights, alignment with impact and sustainability goals, and generation and prioritization of new or enhanced products and services.
Development of new and evolving products and services, working closely with design and delivery leadership and project directors to manage the product development life cycle.
Work across CEL functions to develop methods and measures, collect data, and analyze results to evaluate and improve efforts to deliver impact.
Establish formal methods and processes for collecting, evaluating, and integrating feedback and input from project directors and consultants in the field, directly from partners, and from key experts and advisors.
Revenue and Funding Development
Establish approach and practices for identifying and prioritizing target partnerships and funding sources to support CEL’s target annual revenue.
Lead development forecasting, modeling, and planning efforts. Ensure alignment with CEL’s goals for impact.
Initiate and lead development of strategies to increase foundation investments in CEL’s infrastructure and product development.
Provide sales leadership and oversight of CEL’s lead and sales processes.
Shape how CEL approaches and describes its value and impact to existing and potential partners.
Manage licensing strategy for new and current products and ongoing management of terms, conditions, and contacts.
Develop and manage business partner relationships. Evaluate, negotiate, and execute business contracts and agreements including RFPS, grants, and contracts.
Marketing and Communications
Continue development and management of CEL’s brand.
Lead marketing and communication efforts including establishing targets and plans for success.
Develop strategies to grow CEL’s role as a national thought leader.
Work with CEL leadership, project directors and consultants to build and carry out an integrated public relations and communications plan that aligns with and supports CEL’s impact and development goals.
Other duties as assigned
Attributes of a Successful Candidate
Deep commitment to equity, a passion for CEL’s mission, and a desire to support CEL’s work in the field in service of student learning and success.
Collaborative and engaging leader who is able to listen, learn from mistakes, and learn from others while sharing their knowledge and expertise.
Approaches situations and issues with a learning stance.
Strategic thinker with ability to translate strategy to tactical delivery and successful implementation.
Curious, problem-solving mindset and multi-disciplinary thinker who is able to make connections across various strands of work.
Location Our office is located in Northgate Plaza at 9709 3rd Ave NE, Suite 505, Seattle, WA 98115. There may be need to travel locally to support meetings and events.
Master’s degree in teaching and learning, educational leadership, business or non-profit management, and a minimum of 10 years in a senior management role, ideally within an educational leadership or non-profit organization.
Knowledge of the K-12 leadership professional development marketplace.
Experience nurturing relationships with foundations and securing and working with grant funding.
Experience and comfort with the complexities of growing and maintaining fee-for-service clients.
Successful experience developing and executing strategies for program delivery and/or practice development.
Proven experience effectively leading organizations through change.
Excellent communications, relationship management, and interpersonal abilities.
Demonstrated experience managing the product development lifecycle.
Professional practice/program development experience having successfully lead strategy and growth in a service/learning delivery organization.
Innovative and effective as a leader and collaborator with diverse stakeholder groups and skill in growing and fostering impactful organizational partnerships.
Demonstrated ability to work with efficiency, diplomacy, and flexibility.
Experience as principal, principal supervisor, or central office leader in multiple K-12 settings with some urban school district experience.
Experience as a trainer or consultant providing professional development using multiple delivery methods in the K-12 environment.
Experience with design thinking principles and practices.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as license/certification/registration.
Benefits As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
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