Flamboyan Foundation is Hiring a Director of Leadership Development

April 12, 2017 10:02 AM
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Flamboyan Foundation seeks a collaborative and outcomes oriented Director of Leadership Development. This individual possesses a passion for improving public education and will help advance Flamboyan’s work in D.C. by developing and facilitating family engagement content for school and teacher leaders. The ideal candidate brings experience leading family engagement at the school or grade level and has strong adult facilitation skills.

Currently in our 7th year of operation in D.C., Flamboyan works closely with 44 public and public charter schools. Flamboyan also works closely with D.C. Public Schools and several teacher and leader preparation programs to build the capacity of school leaders and teachers to implement effective family engagement practices. We are looking for an outcomes-oriented, mission-driven team member to help us achieve this vision as a core member of our team.

The Director of Leadership Development position offers an incredible opportunity to work in a growing, entrepreneurial, and collaborative environment that is working to change the culture of how D.C. families and educators partner on behalf of students. This position reports to the Managing Director of Training and Knowledge Management at Flamboyan Foundation in Washington, D.C. Its start date is July 1st, 2017, or sooner, depending on candidate availability.


Local Family Engagement Leadership Development (50%)

  • Manage partnerships with leadership certification programs
  • Develop and manage content design and facilitation of leadership certification partnership programs and provide coaching to participants between sessions
  • Develop and manage content design for leaders in Flamboyan partner schools
  • Lead recruitment and operations of DC-based fellowships, including project management, with support of Program Associate on logistics
  • Coach and support DC-based Flamboyan fellows with implementation of family engagement initiatives

National Fellowship Knowledge Management and Support (15%)

  • Capture and codify lessons learned from fellowship for institutional knowledge and future planning
  • Identify and gather resources, tools, and information to support national fellows’ plans for implementation and innovation
  • Support project operations, including recruitment and selection of participants, as well as logistics of fellowship convening meetings and supervision of Program Associate on administrative support
  • Support content design and facilitation of national fellowship

General Communications and Knowledge Management Responsibilities (15%)

  • Support the strategy for sharing tools and resources locally and nationally
  • Liaise with communications team, program team, and research and learning to lead development of digitized content and tools for dissemination to local and national audiences
  • Collaborate with training and knowledge management and technology teams to develop and implement local and national educator certification

General Training Responsibilities (20%)

  • Lead teacher, and leader trainings, including observation, coaching, and facilitation, in collaboration with the training team
  • Support design, management, and implementation of DC-based teacher learning fellowships
  • Provide design feedback or input/consultation as needed to team members on training and fellowships

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 5+ years of relevant professional experience
  • School leadership or teacher leadership experience in an urban setting preferred
  • Adult facilitation experience preferred, with experience designing sessions to achieve outcomes
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Ability to drive change in others without a direct reporting relationship
  • Training and facilitation skills
  • Skills in project management in a team environment
  • High standard of quality and attention to detail
  • Passion for family engagement and equity
  • Ability to take initiative and chart a path forward in circumstances that are ambiguous or have competing priorities
  • Excellent and concise communicator, both in writing and speaking
  • Ability to identify outcomes and backwards-plan from those outcomes, including ability to design programs and/or approaches to meet desired results
  • Ability to analyze problems and identify solutions independently and collaboratively

Salary is based upon experience and includes a complete benefits package.

How we value you
Flamboyan offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering 100% of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing 70% of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include an exceptional dental plan, disability insurance, parental leave, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, professional development, and a 403(b) plan with employer matching. We also offer a flexible, family-friendly, beautiful work environment, centered on the philosophy that we value people first and foremost.

Note: Flamboyan Foundation reserves the right to change or reassign job duties or combine positions at any time.

How to Apply
Please email a thoughtful cover letter and resume to jobs@flamboyanfoundation.org. Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis until the position is filled. Applicants should include the words “Director of Leadership Development” in the subject line of the email.

Flamboyan provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation gender identity or expression, veteran status or disability.

About Flamboyan Foundation
Flamboyan Foundation strives for the day when every child has the opportunity to live a fulfilling life. To make this vision a reality, we produce catalytic and sustainable results to education’s most intractable challenges so children most impacted by inequity thrive. Flamboyan brings strategic leadership and investment of time and money to solve some of the most deeply rooted educational challenges. We study the issues and work with our partners to develop creative solutions and put ideas into practice. We constantly learn from our experiences and adapt our work accordingly. The cornerstone of Flamboyan’s approach is hands-on, purposeful collaboration with nonprofits, school districts, educators, government and community leaders who share our commitment to and focus on achieving ambitious results to improve children’s learning.

In Washington, D.C., we are working to improve student outcomes by transforming the way families and educators work together. Research consistently shows family engagement accelerates student learning. However, districts, schools and teachers often do not know how to best partner with families and provide the information and support needed to help children succeed. We work with educators and other partners to learn about the most effective approaches to family engagement. We then build the capacity of teachers, school leaders and districts by providing the training, resources and on-the-ground support they need. We also invest in education advocacy efforts that enable families to attain the best possible public education for their children.

Our core values

People. We believe in the power, dignity, value, potential, and good intent of all people.
Equity. We challenge ourselves, one another, and our partners to uphold belief in a shared humanity by interrupting bias, dismantling systems of oppression, and lifting up the voices of marginalized people and communities.
Impact. We create lasting, meaningful social change.
Catalytic Action. We pursue our goals with passion and urgency and activate others internally and externally to carry our work even further.

For more information please visit www.flamboyanfoundation.org.