CORE Districts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising student achievement through collaboration among eight California school districts. Additionally, CORE operates a data collaborative service to close to one third of California’s students. Our work focuses on strengthening the collective efficacy in school systems and improving outcomes for students, especially those students that have been traditionally underserved. CORE is at an exciting phase of development, and we are seeking a Program Specialist for Improvement Measurement and Knowledge Management to support our CORE-sponsored improvement communities and to enable district “self-service” improvement work. CORE is currently operating an improvement community focussed on closing math achievement gaps and will be launching a second community addressing 9th grade on trackness. For these communities, CORE acts as a hub organization, creating the general structure, facilitation professional learning, and providing tools and strategies to support improvement work.
Reporting to the Chief Strategy Officer, the Program Specialist for Improvement Measurement and Knowledge Management (hereafter, Program Specialist) will work collaboratively with the CORE Improvement Team, district improvement team leads and local (school) improvement team leads on two key, related areas:
We are seeking a proactive learner who is passionate about CORE’s mission, has practical measurement experience in education, and who will thrive in our dynamic startup environment. The Program Specialist must effectively manage numerous responsibilities at a given time and be available for travel. The Program Specialist will leverage people, processes, and technology to develop tools and resources, and enable the team to identify challenges and then find solutions that result in quality program deliverables to our partner districts.
The Program Specialist must effectively manage numerous responsibilities at a given time and be available for travel.
The Program Specialist will be responsible for the following:
Practical measurement of improvement - tools, resources, and training
Knowledge Management System
Other projects or duties as assigned.
Key Skills and Dispositions
CORE is committed to maximizing the diversity of the organization and working to recruit a team that reflects the diverse student populations it serves.
CORE will offer a competitive compensation package including base salary as well as health, 401(k), and vacation benefits.
Salary range: $65,000 to $95,000
CORE Districts is a collaboration of school districts working together to improve student achievement through highly productive, meaningful partnership and learning among member school districts. Currently, eight school districts serving more than 1 million students participate in the collaborative: Fresno, Garden Grove, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Santa Ana Unified. Together, our districts share a fundamental belief that all students can achieve at high levels and are deeply committed to providing learning opportunities that will help them to do so. Organizationally, CORE Districts is a 501c3 nonprofit serving as a hub for this collaboration and supporting partnership and shared learning at the superintendent, central office, school leader, and teacher levels.
CORE Districts’ long-term goal is for all California students to have strong support, effective programming, and an educational community standing together by their side so that they can achieve and succeed in college and career. We are working toward this goal by supporting and facilitating inter- and intra-district collaboration to innovate, implement, and scale successful strategies and tools that help students succeed.
For more information, please visit coredistricts.org.