Thank You for Your Interest in Joining The Commit Partnership Team!
Thank You for Your Interest in Joining The Commit Partnership Team!
We are constantly looking for leaders at all levels who share our passion for excellence and equity in education. We expect every one of our 60+ team members - from entry-level to executive - to be stalwart champions of our following core values:
Students First: We are guided by multiple stakeholders, but ultimately our decisions rest upon one question: What is in the best interest of students?
Equity and Inclusion: We help set the table for an expansive conversation, welcoming and valuing every voice.
Systemic Impact: We relentlessly insist upon efficient and effective approaches to more effectively serve our community.
Humility: We embrace the fact that our success depends on our ability to work cohesively with each other and our community.
Integrity: We will act honestly and ethically in all internal and external decisions, in the ways we present data, and communicate with partners.
Joy: We bring a constant sense of optimism and fun to this difficult work.
Commit team members build authentic, trusting relationships and have opportunities to develop as contributors and leaders in our community’s collective effort to grow student achievement and reduce educational inequities. If you choose to join our team of hard-working, passionate people, you can expect:
- A living wage, regardless of position or experience
- A full slate of medical options (including dental and vision) to help you arrive at the right plan for you and your family
- A 401(k) retirement savings account [beginning after six months of employment]
- A dedicated budget for personalized professional development [sufficient for employees to earn an Associate’s Degree, if interested]
- Paid sick leave, 10+ standard holiday days, and flexible vacation time
- 12 weeks of paid maternity leave
- A supportive and nurturing professional environment, including regular staff climate surveys to inform equity and inclusion efforts for our highly diverse workforce
- On-site gym access at no charge
- Free parking
- Remote work options
Currently, we have the following positions available:
Intern, Analytics (Summer 2020)
The Commit Partnership Analytics Internship is a paid position that serves to assist the Analytics Team. As an Analytics intern, you will help drive one or more key projects based on your interests and Commit’s needs. The internship will provide hands-on experience and exposure to the broader Dallas County educational and state-wide educational community. You’ll have exposure to learn more about how policy, regulation, the private sector, philanthropy and educational institutions interact and influence student outcomes and social mobility. Skills developed will be applicable to a variety of pursuits including education, business, policy and more.
Intern, College Readiness & Success, Dallas County Promise (Summer 2020)
The Dallas County Promise seeks a passionate, hard-working individual for a temporary, full-time position as an intern supporting the College Readiness and Success team to help drive the organization’s initiatives. The mission of Dallas County Promise is to increase the numbers of low-income students and students of color that are ready for, enrolling in, persisting through, and completing college. The Promise intern will support the overall Dallas County Promise program with specific supports for the Promise Outreach team. The Promise intern will support all aspects of scholarship program logistics including, but not limited to, managing student contact lists, direct messaging support to graduating seniors, event support, and data collection and analysis. The primary goal: to increase the number of students from Dallas County – especially students of color and low-income students – enrolling in and completing college on a path to achieving their dreams.
Intern, Communications (Summer 2020)
The Commit Partnership is seeking an enthusiastic and organized Communications Intern for Summer 2020, with an option to extend into the 2020-21 school year. This role will provide a variety of support to the Communications Team and have access to great learning experiences with opportunities to stretch themselves, explore various workstreams, and contribute to our team goals for FY21. This position will be exposed to opportunities to develop social media content, written content, graphics, and other deliverables as part of communications strategies for the organization and our three coalitions: Best in Class, Dallas County Promise, and Early Matters Dallas.
The Partnership seeks an analytical, detail-oriented, enthusiastic and self-motivated team member to assist in managing the collection, analysis, interpretation, presentation, and dissemination of data to support Partnership activities in improving student outcomes. The Analytics Associate will report to a Manager of Analytics and work closely with many members of the Commit team whose work ranges from Early Childhood to College Access & Success. The Associate will have access to great learning experiences with opportunities to stretch themselves and will be exposed to high impact education work. Entry-level candidates will be considered.
The Manager of Analytics will report to the Managing Director of Analytics and be a fully integrated member of the Analytics team. The Analytics Team works with internal and external clients to conduct analyses and develop strategies that move initiatives to action, to facilitate conversations around moving communities and/or initiatives forward, and to build technological solutions to solve access and dissemination hurdles.
Manager, Best in Class
The Commit Partnership is seeking a Manager to provide strategic support and leadership on the Best in Class’s core pillars, specifically developing and retaining effective educators. This role primarily focuses on providing internal and external strategic support and leadership on two Best in Class initiatives currently being scaled across the state: (1) the Accelerating Campus Excellence (ACE) initiative; a strategic staffing and whole child support initiative geared towards ensuring our most effective educators are in front of the students who need them the most, along with providing significant and impactful wrap-around to services and (2) Strategic Educator Evaluation; working with school districts to refine and enhance educator evaluation systems to accurately reflect the effectiveness of a district’s educators, which in turn drives many systemic reforms at the district level (ie; professional development, strategic staffing, compensation, teacher mentorship).
CONTRACT: Policy & Advocacy Consultant
The Commit Partnership (the “Partnership”) seeks a Policy & Advocacy Consultant to support its State Policy and Advocacy efforts for the 2021 Legislative Session. The Consultant will work collaboratively with the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Policy Advisor through June 2021. Past legislative wins have included legislation to improve the quality of pre-K programs, improve the pipeline of quality early childhood teachers, and create a new teaching certificate for early grades teachers. In the 2019 Texas legislative session, the Commit Partnership played an important role with many others in passing HB3, an $11.6B school finance and property tax reform package that included equitable funding for full-day pre-K, outcomes funding for college/career readiness, pay raises for teachers, and more. The Policy Consultant will play a key role in helping build a 2021 policy agenda that supports improved postsecondary outcomes and workforce preparedness and that preserves the critical policy accomplishments seen within HB3 last session, including overall funding levels.