California Educator Diversity Action Network (CEDAN) CEDAN Network Managing Consultant

California Educator Diversity Action Network (CEDAN) CEDAN Network Managing Consultant
What We Do

Teach Plus is a national nonprofit whose mission is to empower excellent, experienced, and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that advance equity, opportunity, and student access. The Teach Plus team exists to breathe life into the Student Opportunity Mandate: All students should have the opportunity to achieve their potential in an education system defined by its commitment to equity, responsiveness to individual needs, and ability to prepare students for postsecondary success. At the heart of our work is advocacy for collective impact, beginning with classroom teachers.

At Teach Plus, we believe in equity-driven teacher leadership. When we invest in developing our most talented teachers into teacher leaders who are well-informed, persuasive, and prepared to lead, they have deep leverage in advancing equity for students, especially for students of color, low-income students, and those from underserved communities. To close the opportunity gap and to ensure equitable access to a world-class education for all students in the schools and communities we serve, we ignite systems change at multiple levels through our Policy Fellowship and Instructional Leadership programs designed to inspire and equip teachers. We are committed to leading change in our Equity Focus Areas.

What You’ll Do

The California Educator Diversity Action Network (CEDAN) is a network of organizations that have joined together with the singular focus of advancing policies and practices needed to increase educator diversity in California. CEDAN, co-chaired by Teach Plus California and the Education Trust-West, was initially formed after a statewide convening held in April of 2023 focused on educator diversity, the Building Bridges: Setting the Vision for Sustaining BIPOC Educators in California. CEDAN aims to harness the momentum and priorities raised during that summit, creating a network dedicated to meaningfully driving educator diversity in California.

As the CEDAN Network Managing Consultant, you will support the team to organize and launch the CEDAN network. This is a part-time consulting opportunity from November/December 2023 through June 2024, with the possibility of extension once the Network is launched.

Project Management

In consultation and collaboration with the project leads, the CEDAN Network Managing Consultant will:

  • Develop and manage electronic organizational systems, resources, tools, and templates to support the flow of work
  • Contribute to and manage workflow between meetings (in particular, keep steering committee members moving towards accomplishing articulated goals)
  • Manage and support any working groups formed within the network
  • Establish and maintain regular check-ins with co-chairs
  • Track progress toward goals
Meeting Facilitation
  • Ensure the steering committee have regular, purposeful, inclusive, and productive meetings; (at least monthly virtual meetings and in-person quarterly)
  • Craft meeting agendas, manage logistics related to meetings, and facilitate meetings
  • Help guide the steering committee in developing structures and goals for the Network and working groups within the Network
  • Curate and produce communications, and/or coordinate communications with comms leads from respective orgs
  • Lead in the drafting of comprehensive written collateral for outreach to potential network participants and other state leaders
Internal Relationship Building
  • Build relationships with and develop understanding of the scope of work of each of the partner organizations
  • Forge strong, trusting, and respectful relationships with each member and potential member of CEDAN
  • Make connections between workstreams and partner organizations to maximize efficiency and seize opportunities for collaboration
Who You Are
  • Demonstrated project management experience, working with multiple partners, facilitating coalition work, with expertise in developing and managing networked decision-making processes
  • Understanding of California policy landscape, and key stakeholders, including established relationships with California education leaders, preferred
  • Exceptional facilitation and presentation skills
  • Experience developing written communications
Project Term and Commitment

The project will start in November/December 2023 and continue through June 2024, with the possibility of an extension depending on funding and outcomes. We anticipate the CEDAN Network Consultant will work an average of 15 hours per week throughout the agreed term. Fulfillment of time commitment is relatively flexible, with occasional after-business hours required to meet with teachers.


Compensation will be determined by the total project hours required to meet deliverables, not to exceed the project budget. Consultants are not eligible for benefits.

How to Apply

Please complete an online application found here. Teach Plus will receive applications until the position is filled.

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