Thank You for Your Interest in Joining The Commit Partnership Team!
We are constantly looking for leaders who want to change the education landscape across Dallas County. We expect every team member - from entry-level to executive - to be stalwart champions of our 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 sustainably change systems] 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. If you choose to join our team of hard-working, passionate people, you will be supported by:
- 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
- Paid family leave, sick time and vacation
- A supportive and nurturing professional environment
- On-site gym access at no charge
- New in 2019-20: Well-being initiative
Currently, we have the following positions available:
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.
Associate - Donor Engagement & Events Coordinator, Strategic Philanthropy
The Strategic Philanthropy team plays an integral role in supporting the mission, vision, and impact of the Commit Partnership by cultivating and stewarding investors in the organization’s work. Critical to the success of the Strategic Philanthropy Team, the Associate’s primary responsibility is to manage and deepen relationships with our investors. With a fundraising goal of $11.1M for this fiscal year and anticipated growth for next year, a key lever to meet our goals rests upon the relationship and engagement of our donors. The Associate will ensure that each investor understands the impact of their gift on the students in North Texas, is recognized for their contributions, and has the opportunity to engage with our work in a meaningful way. We don’t take this responsibility lightly – this is a fast-paced job with lots of deadlines to meet and relationships to navigate and we expect excellence and passion from our teammate. The Strategic Philanthropy Team is a six-person team that includes an Associate, two Managers, a Director, and a Managing Director. As a new role to Commit, you will have the opportunity to define your own success in this position as you work in close collaboration with all members of the Philanthropy team as well as the Communications and coalition teams to meet team and organization goals. Our team takes a “lead from your seat” approach to the work, so you will also contribute to departmental and organizational strategy.
Associate, State Coalition
The Partnership seeks a detail-oriented go-getter to join the State Coalition team. The State Coalition team works in close partnership with Commit’s Advocacy team by building knowledge and support across Texas for the policies that improve student outcomes for our Texas public school children. 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 State Coalition & Advocacy teams were instrumental in passing an $11.6B school finance and property tax reform package that included full-day pre-K, pay raises for teachers, and more. The State Coalition Engagement Associate will play a key role in socializing those results across the state so teachers, superintendents, business leaders, and grassroots organizations all know how to optimize the benefits of this landmark legislation.
CONTRACTOR: Chief of Staff (Temporary)
Commit seeks an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual and leader to provide coverage for the full-time Chief of Staff while out on maternity leave from mid-December to mid-April. This contractor will support the organization’s President and Executive Team. The Contractor will serve as the temporary Chief of Staff and will work alongside Commit’s President and Executive Team to support the organization’s unique distributed leadership approach and build an inclusive, strengths-based culture. In addition, the Contractor will support the President and Executive Team in leveraging data to inform decision making, project managing our strategic planning process, and ensuring our Executive and Leadership Team functions operate efficiently and effectively. This person also will lead high-impact projects as needed.
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).
Manager of Design & Branding, Communications
We need an experienced art director who is skillful when it comes to moving from concepts to impact. We are seeking an individual who understands how great design fuels the connection of a message to the target audience and a designer who can comfortably walk the tight rope between their left brain and their right brain. This role is both the architect and shepherd of the Commit brand and also oversees the work of our coalitions and partners through the implementation of digital, social and print media strategies.