TNTP seeks a Seasonal Senior Manager to support our Community Connectors project in San Antonio, TX and Oakland, CA. This position is based in a home office within driving distance of one of these cities and is available immediately. Local travel for community-based meetings may be required. Occasional travel to our other project site (San Antonio – Oakland) may be required (contingent upon organizational/state/federal regulations).
Who We Are
A national nonprofit founded by teachers, TNTP believes our nation’s public schools can offer all children an excellent education. Today we’re a diverse team from a wide range of fields, united by a fierce commitment to helping school systems end educational inequality. We work at every level of the public education system to attract and train talented teachers and school leaders, ensure rigorous and engaging classrooms, and create environments that prioritize great teaching and accelerate student learning.
In partnership with community... organizations in Oakland, California, and San Antonio, Texas, TNTP is developing a model for discovering invaluable community assets that support families and children, from health clinics and public libraries to youth sports programs and home school collaboratives; for amplifying the voice of community organizations and stakeholders that far too often go unheard when important matters are being discussed; and for shining light on the people, places, and stories that make every community unique.
Every community has assets, but finding them can be challenging, a maze of haphazard web searches that favors well-funded organizations that are easily discoverable, but not necessarily the most trusted by families. Every community also has an authentic vision for its future and aspirational goals for its children, but far too often the voices needed to make that vision a reality are left out of the planning, feedback, and implementation stages. And every community has a unique history, a never-ending set of stories, voices, and images that must be acknowledged and heard in order to know where it’s been, what makes it tick, and how to come together to change where it’s going. TNTP’s Community Connectors project aims to disrupt this cycle by developing a digital space that reflects the power of community, from the grasstops to the grassroots. With this information in hand, community assets will be seen, community members will be positioned to be included in community decision-making and their history and stories will be celebrated.
This will be accomplished if community-based organizations and individuals across San Antonio and Oakland are at the table for the design work and shape the vision at every stage. We seek to hire a Seasonal Senior Manager from each community to contribute to this work and facilitate local partnerships to inform the project design. The Senior Manager will be responsible for building and facilitating a Community Advisory Committee, to be an ongoing point of contact for input and feedback. The Senior Manager will also coordinate interviews with diverse members of the community and gather stories that, coupled with videos or photographs, can be highlighted on the site to showcase the community’s history, present-day assets, and vision for the future.
What You’ll Do
As a Seasonal Senior Manager, Community Connectors, you’ll be instrumental in establishing and facilitating community partnerships that contribute to the design of our digital site. The team will benefit from your intimate knowledge and of the community, deep local connections and strong communication skills as we advance our mission through tangible and near-term goals. You will seek out relationships with grassroots and local organizations focused on mission-aligned priorities and build trust in the contributions of TNTP to the work of community leaders and coalitions on the ground.
You will also work collaboratively within the Community Connectors team, situated in the Policy, Advocacy and Community Coalitions Division at TNTP, serving in a seasonal role, contributing to the Community Connectors project. As the work evolves, the team will look to you to bring new perspectives and ideas in the work.
Specific responsibilities include:
What You Bring
We are looking for amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission, and are highly motivated to change children’s lives through education. You’ll be right at home here if you learn from failure and overcome adversity, cultivate strong relationships, and push yourself, your work, and the people around you to the next level.
We expect our Seasonal Senior Managers to: