Vice President of Growth and Impact

Vice President of Growth and Impact
(Remote – United States)
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

Reporting to the Chief of Policy, Planning, & External Affairs, the VP of Growth and Impact will lead Teach Plus’s expansion from 11 to 16 states and oversee a learning strategy to identify new opportunities to apply Teach Plus’s successful models to new challenges and with new partners. Key responsibilities will include: developing strategy to maximize organizational impact through growth; using Teach Plus’s Growth Framework to identify and create landscape analyses for new states where Teach Plus teachers can lead systems change on behalf of students; building stakeholder and funder relationships; and supporting an Inquiry Fellowship of teachers in prospective states. The VP of Growth and Impact will be responsible for:

Growth Strategy Development
  • Partner with the Chief of Policy, Planning & External Affairs, and others to maximize organizational impact, honing Teach Plus’s growth strategy, selecting states for Teach Plus growth, and leading initiatives to pilot new opportunities for impact.
  • Collaborate with teachers and colleagues to develop landscape analyses for prospective states to understand the state policy context and education environment, develop relationships with prospective coalition partners, stakeholders, and funders, and connect with educators.
  • Support, partner with, and manage colleagues and consultants on the components of the growth strategy.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to identify learnings that will contribute to Teach Plus’s next strategic plan, support the professional growth of peers, and implement organizational initiatives.
Fundraising & Partnerships
  • Partner with the CEO, Chief of Policy, Planning & External Affairs, and Development Team to identify and pursue fundraising prospects in prospective Teach Plus states.
  • Build a coalition of funders in each prospective state who can serve as advisory board members and key champions, and set up initial advisory boards.
  • Secure three years of funding in five new Teach Plus states ($7-10 million) by the end of 2025.
Program Leadership
  • Partner with the Program Operations Team to recruit and select teams of solutions-oriented teachers in five or more prospective Teach Plus states for a fellowship program.
  • Partner with colleagues to leverage insights from a fellowship program for 20-25 teachers in prospective Teach Plus states – which includes monthly meetings focused on data analysis, community connections, and strategic inquiry process to support landscape analysis and strategy design for new states – and use those insights to inform landscape analysis and new state strategic plans.
  • Lead cross-functional projects to improve growth & launch efforts to measure impact, improve processes, and share lessons learned as needed.
Management & Collaboration
  • Manage a small team leading new initiatives expanding Teach Plus’s impact.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to identify learnings that will contribute to Teach Plus’s next strategic plan, support the professional growth of peers, and implement organizational initiatives.
  • Support, partner with, and manage colleagues and consultants on the components of the growth strategy.
Who You Are
  • Proven success developing organizational strategy and forming strong partnerships and coalitions
  • Experience navigating complex environments with an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit
  • Has an understanding of education policy and the factors influencing the education sector
  • Demonstrated results in fundraising, ideally working with individual donors and foundations
  • Demonstrated experience managing teams toward impact
  • Has a passionate commitment to advancing opportunity and equity across the country by supporting outstanding and diverse teachers to contribute to the success of all students
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate across teams, with excellent organization and project management skills
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills
Our Commitment to Diversity

To better serve the teachers and students at the core of our mission, Teach Plus is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identities to apply to our positions.

Location and Travel

This is a remote position primarily conducted from a home office. Candidates must be willing to travel 1-2 times a month for meetings and conferences.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary for this position is between $160,000-$175,000. The salary offered will be determined based on the selected candidate’s specific qualifications, years of relevant experience, specialized knowledge, and internal equity. Teach Plus provides a comprehensive benefits package and time-off, including 15 vacation days, 3 personal days, 5 sick days, 13 holidays, July break, Winter break, paid parental leave, and a 4-week paid sabbatical for every five years of service.

How to Apply

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

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