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Want to make your mark in education? Join EP.

At EP, a national nonprofit, we bridge the talent gap in K-12 public education. We do this by connecting hundreds of leaders each year to new roles in education, and to new knowledge and connections through our Fellowship and learning programs.

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We scout the nation to find talented graduate students and professionals with a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

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EP connects Pioneers with Partner organizations in K-12 education, including school districts, charter schools, and more.

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EP provides our Pioneers and Partners with connections to leadership development and a powerful network.

The EP Fellowship connects Fellows with roles across the education sector in data and analysis, strategy and planning, operations, program and project management, and more so that they can use their skills and career to make a lasting impact toward transforming education. From our nation’s largest school districts and charter schools to nonprofits and government agencies, we support over 200 education organizations. Learn more about what we do.

Why choose EP? Easy.

Working at EP and in support of our Fellows and education organizations, you have the opportunity to reach and serve millions of students. No other nonprofit supports talent outside the classroom at the scale that we do.

Bottom line: This work is about justice, equity, passion, and transformation. We’re betting on great people to make the change that underserved students need and deserve.

Join us.

Commitment to Diversity

At EP, we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that it is critical for leaders in urban education to reflect the communities they serve. We actively recruit and encourage people of color, individuals from the LGBTQIAA+ community, and others who identify as a part of historically marginalized communities to join our team. We support equal opportunity for all people and we strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply for positions in our organization and for our programs.

It’s going to take all of us, working together, to reimagine public education for underserved students--who are too often students from low-income families and students of color.

#WeAreEP: Our Team

At EP, our culture is built on seven core values. Among them, we believe that we must have the optimism, guts, and will to make dramatic change for underserved kids. To find meaningful solutions, our work must be guided by prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our team is made up of former teachers and school leaders, lawyers and CPAs, program managers, consultants, executive directors, financial analysts, and more. (And not to brag, but we’re the kind of people you’d want to hang out with off the clock too.)

We come from various personal and professional backgrounds, and we know that diversity makes our team strong.

What unites us all is one fundamental belief: we can and must achieve extraordinary results for underserved students. 

JENNIFER CHIN

Director, Marketing

BENJAMIN PERSETT

Director, DC Metro Area

PORTIA NEWMAN

Associate Director, Learning Delivery and Operations

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ELLIOT LUSCOMBE

 Director, Fellowship Recruitment

BRITTA HOLUM

Senior Operations Associate, West and Mid-South

 

 

What it's like to work at EP

At EP, we work hard and play hard.  

Across the country, we work in both EP offices and virtual home offices.

Being virtual allows our team to have flexibility at work, which is a good thing when you’re, well, human. We want you to be able to do your best work, however that looks. We work with team members to support work/life balance, while also pushing work forward and getting things done.

To support our virtual culture, we use Skype for Business, Google Docs, Salesforce Chatter, and our intranet (we call him Walter; we’ll introduce you) to help us collaborate.

Through Town Hall meetings, virtual coffee chats, affinity groups, planned and impromptu lunches and after-work happy hours, we connect with each other across time zones.

Once a year, we all get together for an all-staff retreat where we learn, play, grow, and forge connections in-person. There, you’ll find us Zumba-ing to Beyonce at sunrise or running miles with our team marathoners before we dive into professional development, workshops, and celebrating our successes.

If you want to learn more about what it's like to work at EP, see our Boston and Oakland offices, and hear from a few staff members, check out our profile on The Muse

Team Overviews

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Leadership

Board of Directors

  • EP’s Board of Directors is a diverse group of leaders tasked with supporting and championing the ongoing growth and development of Education Pioneers. With backgrounds in industries, including business, nonprofit management, and education -- including as EP Alumni -- the EP board acts as thought- and accountability partners for EP’s long-term strategy and short-term performance. They meet quarterly to provide guidance and insight.

Executive Leadership Team

  • The Executive Leadership Team (E-Team) is a small group of executives and senior leaders at Education Pioneers who are directly responsible for ensuring EP achieves our organizational outcomes. The E-Team sets a strong strategic direction and ensures all EP teams are high-performing and set up for success. Team Location(s): Nationwide

Operating Leadership Team

  • The Operating Leadership Team (O-Team) is a group of leaders within Education Pioneers who are responsible for leading and executing our day-to-day work. The O-Team’s responsibilities directly impact EP achieving our organizational goals, including team and/or outcome management. Through consistent, strategic collaboration, team development, and increased influence on organization-level decisions, the O-team increases and improves EP’s efficiency and effectiveness in achieving organizational outcomes and results. Team Location(s): Nationwide
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External Relations

Marketing and Communications

  • Storytellers at heart, the Marketing and Communications team is responsible for sharing the what and the why of Education Pioneers' impact. By finding and telling stories of leaders and managers who do transformational work on behalf of students, the MarComm team inspires people to participate and partner with EP. They design a vibrant brand online, on paper, and in-person that makes every network member proud to be a Pioneer. Team Location(s): Nationwide

National Development

  • The National Development team (NDT) is responsible for raising nearly $10 million each year so that Education Pioneers can run and launch programs, innovate, and ultimately impact education for underserved students. Working closely with regional team leads as well as external donors like foundations and individual philanthropists, NDT team members are relationship builders and operational thinkers who make sure that EP is sustainable over time. Team Location(s): Nationwide
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Operations, Data, and Technology

IT & Systems Operations

  • The Information Technology & Systems Operations (ITSO) team ensures Education Pioneers operates with excellence nationwide and has the infrastructure, technical support, and user experience focus to succeed. ITSO focuses on technology strategic planning, business process improvements, project management, and human-centered design to keep us running. Team Location(s): Oakland, CA; Boston, MA

Finance

  • “Team Finance” ensures top-notch service across Education Pioneers when it comes to all financial operations – including expenses, payroll, financial reporting, and more. Knowing that there’s no mission without margin, the finance team works with all EP teams to ensure decision makers have the financial information they need to make the best decisions on behalf of EP and the communities we serve. Team Location(s): Portland, ME
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People Development

Human Assets

  • The Human Assets team is charged with making Education Pioneers a great place to work. In their work, they find, develop, and engage an exceptional, diverse, and inclusive team of 70+ colleagues nationwide. Human Assets drives EP’s human capital strategy, keeping our organization thriving so that our team, and in turn our Pioneers, can make the maximum impact for all students. Team Location(s): Nationwide

Learning Programs

  • As a group of adult learning experts, the Learning Programs team makes sure that incoming Education Pioneers Fellows have the experiences and resources they need to succeed in new roles across education. They design, develop, and deliver in-person and virtual experiences (like workshops and convenings) that bring Pioneers together to learn and connect with each other. With Learning Programs’ support and expertise, more than 500 new Fellows each year cultivate mindsets and skills to make a difference for students and families. Team Location(s): Nationwide
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Regional Teams

Overview

  • Education Pioneers’ regional teams do the important work of connecting education organization partners with the talent they need. First, they work with organizations to identify where and how new and diverse talent can help them achieve their organizational goals. Then they support matching talent from across the country with those open roles for the EP Fellowship. The work of each regional team ensures that EP gets closer, every day, to achieving our vision of 10,000 Pioneers working across education. EP has three regional teams: the Eastern Region, the Mid Region, and the Western & Mid-South Region with office locations across the country. Team Location(s): Nationwide
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Strategic Talent Solutions

Overview

  • Strategic Talent Solutions (STS) is a collaborative of Education Pioneers’ teams that ensures EP finds the right people to go to the right places in service of students and families. In support of the Education Pioneers Fellowship program, they recruit, admit, and match talent with opportunities to bring their skills and experience to education organizations in 20+ cities across the country. This department also oversees overall product strategy and related analytics, so EP knows how we are scaling and impacting the talent pipeline in education -- working towards 10,000 leaders working at all levels in education.

Recruitment

  • The Fellowship Recruitment team develops and implements Education Pioneers’ recruitment strategy to ensure we find exceptional people from diverse personal and professional backgrounds who serve our partner education organizations as Fellows. As some of EP’s biggest champions, Fellowship Recruitment builds the relationships and processes needed to inspire thousands of potential Pioneers across sectors each year. This includes crafting recruitment campaigns and building a series of partnerships to bring a diverse group of leaders with strong skill-sets to EP. Team Location(s): Nationwide

Admissions

  • The Fellowship Admissions team develops and implements Education Pioneers’ selection strategy to ensure we admit exceptional people from diverse personal and professional backgrounds who serve our partner education organizations as Fellows. The Fellowship Admissions team builds the processes needed to access and place Pioneers across sectors each year -- including running group interviews and engaging with potential Fellows throughout the interview process. Because of their efforts, EP staff -- and as a result, hiring managers at education organizations nationwide -- have access to the Fellows and leaders they need to impact the education sector for students. Team Location(s): Nationwide

Placement

  • The Fellowship Placement team develops and implements Education Pioneers’ Fellowship matching process to place exceptional Fellows with our Partners to fill their talent needs. The Fellowship Placement team builds the processes needed to place Pioneers across our regions each year, including continually refining and improving our matching and placement process. They also collaborate with our Admissions and Sales teams to improve our ability to match projects and Fellows. Team Location(s): Nationwide

Strategy, Product, and Analytics

  • The Strategy, Products, and Analytics team (SPA) is responsible for developing and growing a portfolio of programs and products to connect EP talent with our education organization Partners. The SPA team asks big strategic questions about EP’s program model and ensures that EP takes the necessary steps to innovate and execute. Team Location(s): Nationwide

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Benefits

Working in education is tough and incredibly fulfilling. Beyond that, our EP team also receives benefits like:

  • Health, vision and dental insurance, as well as pre-tax health and child care spending accounts

  • Flexible working arrangements, allowing you to balance work/life

  • A minimum of 15 sick/vacation days, 10 holidays, and your birthday off each year

  • Dedicated professional development funds, plus ample advancement opportunities

  • A growing, collaborative, and fun-loving EP family and opportunities for travel (and you can keep your miles!)

 

Open Positions

EP is growing rapidly, in both size and impact -- and we're hiring for a variety of roles.

Ready to make your mark? Join our team and help transform education for underserved students.