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Company: EdSource
Position:
Deputy Director
Location:
Oakland, California
Job Status:  Full-time
Salary:  Not Specified

Description:

Deputy Director

EdSource is a highly respected nonprofit organization founded in 1977 focused on providing in depth reports, surveys and daily news coverage of key education challenges facing public education in California and the nation.  The organization has built a strong readership among a broad range of influential education stakeholders, including state and local education administrators, legislators, policy and advocacy groups, teachers, parent organizations, philanthropic foundations and the news media. EdSource Today, its journalism and communications arm, comprises the largest education reporting team in California.

Underwritten primarily by philanthropic foundations, EdSource continues to break new ground in how it brings the latest information on public education to Californians. To continue its commitment to innovation and excellence, EdSource is seeking a highly skilled deputy director to oversee its daily operations, including management of innovative projects on the delivery of in-depth information on significant issues in the public education field.

 

The Position

Reporting to the Executive Director, the deputy director will assume a key management role in building and strengthening EdSource's efforts to contribute to a more effective public education system.

 

Responsibilities will include the following

Organizational Management

Manage administrative and operational functions of the organization including human resources (including hiring processes, staff benefits, and personnel policies), facilities operations, and budget development and monitoring.  Assist the Executive Director with fundraising as needed.

 

Special Projects Coordination

Oversee the design and production of special reporting projects and initiatives, including in-depth briefings/reports on key education issues such as changes in school finance policies, implementation of Common Core standards, student testing, state accountability systems and teacher certification policies. The deputy director will establish clear project management plans and timelines. The production process typically includes establishing project goals, content focus, content development process, project coordinator oversight, online packaging and information release and distribution to EdSource target audiences. 

 

Digital Communications Management

Working with the digital communications manager, ensure that the EdSource website is functioning properly, trouble shoot problems and sign off on any proposed changes to the site.

 

Strategic Planning Leadership

Under the guidance of the executive director, oversee the development of an annual strategic plan to identify priorities that will continue to enhance the organization’s effectiveness in providing innovative, reliable and high quality information to readers.  Actively hold the big picture of the organization and monitor the progress in implementation of the strategic plan.

 

Senior Management Team Member

Participate as a member of the organization’s senior management team along with the executive director, senior editor and editor-at-large.

 

Financial Management

Participate in the development of the organization’s annual budget, manage the budget, and monitor monthly financial statements with the executive director

 

Communications Leadership

Maintain clear and effective communications systems that support staff cohesion and alignment around projects and organizational priorities.

 

External Partnerships

Assist in building strategic partnerships with organizations that can enhance EdSource’s impact in the public education sector, including other new organizations, policy and advocacy groups, research institutions and philanthropic foundations.  Represent the organization in lieu of the Executive Director as needed.

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following experience and skills:

  • A minimum of six to eight years senior management experience in education policy, media, communications or related fields.
  • Knowledge of major trends in education on state and national level, with ability to communicate these trends in clear, jargon-free terms for a range of audiences.
  • Excellent writing skills and judgment in reviewing written products and content.
  • Solid understanding of digital communications and producing and packaging online information
  • Excellent leadership skills and experience supervising staff.
  • Highly organized with excellent project management skills.
  • Energetic strategic thinker who can bring creativity to work products and foster a creative and collaborative work environment for staff.
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills and ability to work positively with individuals and as part of a team.
  • Ability to assess problems and identify practical solutions.
  • Demonstrated track record in building external partnerships.

 

Compensation

Competitive salary commensurate with experience with an excellent benefits package.

 

Location

This position is located in Oakland, California.

 

 

For more information contact:

Charles Pappalardo, Managing Director

650.685.2600 Ext.105

Chuckp@trilogysearch.com


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