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Network of seven PreK-8 Catholic schools in Harlem and the Bronx

Partnership Schools is looking for a Special Assistant to the Superintendent. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, organized, has a passion for education reform, and is ready to dive into a fast paced, exciting entrepreneurial work environment.

The Partnership is a pioneering school management organization (SMO) that is shaping the next generation of urban Catholic education. Granted operational management in 2013 of six long-standing Pre-K to 8th grade schools in the South Bronx and Harlem (and then a seventh school in 2019), the Partnership is committed to providing students in historically underserved neighborhoods with the academic preparation, values, and skills they need to excel.

The historic success of urban Catholic schools stems not only from a rigorous tradition of academic excellence, but also from an emphasis on developing self-worth, moral character, a love of learning, and a sense of civic responsibility—all part of our long-standing commitment to educating the whole child. The Partnership is unique in knitting this tradition together with lessons from high-achieving public, charter, and independent schools, in the service of our students.

For more than twenty years, the Partnership has raised and invested over $200 million in urban Catholic schools. Today, as an SMO, the Partnership is intensifying its efforts to break the cycle of poverty and close the achievement gap across our network schools.

-The Partnership currently serves over 2,000 students across the network
-99.4% of the students are students of color
-69% of the students are Catholic

At the Partnership, we believe all children can achieve at the highest levels. We are eager to meet candidates that are excited and motivated by the challenge of building from the ground up. If you are interested in serving as a pioneer in education and share an unwavering commitment to raising student achievement and an appreciation and respect for Catholic culture, identity, and values, we want to hear from you!

The Special Assistant to the Superintendent is an integral member of the Partnership team who reports directly to the Superintendent of Partnership Schools, while regularly assisting all members of the academic and school support teams and high-level external partners. Your role is outward facing as you work not only with members of the school support team, but coordinate across teams within the organization and with our teachers and leaders in the schools. The ideal candidate will be driven by a commitment to the overall mission and success of the organization, a strong desire to learn the inner-workings of a non-profit organization and a general interest in new educational models and education reform.

-Manage event planning and logistics for network-wide professional development days, school leadership meetings, and other special events that pertain to the academic team.
-Manage network-level school communications, including writing and editing our monthly teacher newsletter and our weekly leadership newsletters.
-Support Special Projects Manager in the coordination and maintenance of the calendar and scheduling for Partnership’s Superintendent as it relates to internal and external meetings, calls, travel, and appointments.
-Assist Superintendent and Special Projects Manager in the writing and research for Superintendent’s blogs through her role as a Fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.
-Provide project management and administrative support to the Partnership academic team.

-Deep respect for and commitment to preserving and building upon the legacy of urban Catholic education.
-Strong commitment to, belief in, and alignment with mission and vision of our network
-Bachelor’s degree.
-Excellent organizational skills.
-Keen attention to detail and nearly flawless execution on tasks.
-Demonstrated ability to multitask effectively and prioritize strategically.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
-Ability to apply constructive feedback.
-Maturity, humility, and a “roll-up-my-sleeves,” scrappy attitude.
-Flexible and a sense of humor.
-Handle items of a sensitive nature with discretion.
-Proficient in the Microsoft Suite, and willingness to learn new programs.

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Partnership Schools offers a benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer organization that values diversity.

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