Company: The Holdsworth Center
About the Organization
The Holdsworth Center is a non-profit organization founded and largely funded by Charles Butt, Chairman of H-E-B, a regional retail company. Our mission is to impact, over time, the quality of K-12 public education for all Texas students by supporting and developing leaders. Based in Austin, Texas, our campus and programs are being developed in honor of Charles’ mother, Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth Butt, who was an educator, a philanthropist and a lifelong champion for social justice.
We partner with public school districts over five years to help them grow outstanding leaders at all levels so that staff thrive, and students excel in every classroom. At Holdsworth, we believe leadership isn’t just about titles. We make a deep investment in leaders at both the district and campus levels, including teachers who lead students in the classroom and influence and lead their colleagues.
We are seeking a District Support Consultant who shares a deep commitment to our mission and whose experience and vision will deepen our capacity and enhance our impact as we strive to serve public school districts across the state of Texas.
About the Position
District Support Consultants are an integral part of our District Support Team (DST). DST works day-to-day and often behind the scenes with our partner districts in their context to build excellent leadership development systems with the goal of ensuring every campus is served by a great principal and leadership team in order to achieve excellent and equitable outcomes for all students.
Consultants work under the direction of a Team Lead and a Managing Director to:
Assess the current state of our partner-district’s leadership pipeline through quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis of their talent systems (e.g., hiring, evaluation, compensation, professional development, etc.)
Support partner-district senior leaders (including cabinet, HR leaders, and principal supervisors) in creating a compelling vision for the future state of their leadership pipeline including specific high-leverage deliverables and system changes in support of their goals
Develop and manage clear plans to transform and build high-quality systems for leadership development, including: career pathways, campus leadership structures, teacher leader role implementation, selection of campus leaders, and professional development, coaching, and support for campus leaders
Produce ready-to-use tools and detailed recommendations that demonstrate best practice in leadership development and lay the groundwork to achieve the district’s aspirations
Support key district leaders to implement, perform, and continue to iterate on system recommendations and changes to ensure sustainability and long-term success through rigorous project and change management
All candidates for the District Support Consultant role must possess:
Mindsets and Knowledge:
Desire to work with mission-driven peers in a dynamic, outcomes-focused environment
Working knowledge of education systems and belief in the potential for excellence in public education
Drive to deliver polished, detailed, practical deliverables quickly and independently
Highly collaborative work style and openness to feedback in support of mutual learning and continuous improvement
Leadership and Technical Skills
Strong strategic thinking supported by the ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative data and synthesize actionable themes
Relationship-building that instills confidence and can align internal and external partners to work together and make decisions
Large-scale project and change management that includes setting clear goals and benchmarks and managing many individuals against delegated activities, as well as changing mindsets, building skills, and strategic communications
Effective meeting and adult learning facilitation and design (e.g., design workshops, skill-building, steering committees)
Very strong written communication skills that can bring nuance and life to things like guiding documents, project plans, goals, parameters, etc.
Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred
Strong candidates for the District Support consultant role have a range of prior experiences and capabilities. As we seek to build a team with a diverse set of experiences and qualifications, we’re currently particularly looking for candidates with prior experience in the following areas:
Human capital consulting
Multi-year change efforts in a large organization
Teacher leader role implementation
Public education consulting
Additional Responsibilities and Expectations
This is a full time, individual contributor role that may involve changing assignments with multiple districts over time. Weekly, in-state travel is required for meetings and convenings with our partner districts. Typical travel requirements include two to three per days per week of travel, including at least 1-2 overnights. District Support Consultants will also be required to attend some District Leadership Program sessions, which typically occur monthly or every other month and include multiple days of in-state and out-of-state travel, including some Saturdays and Sundays.
The Holdsworth Center is based in Austin, Texas. Candidates not residing in the Austin area will be required to travel to Austin for another 2-3 days per month for staff development and collaboration opportunities.
How to Apply
Interested candidates can submit a current resume and cover letter, including 3 professional references, detailing their interest in this position and how their experience will contribute to the work of The Holdsworth Center by applying externally.
Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Position is open until filled. Applications will be screened regularly until a sufficient pool of candidates is identified.
The Holdsworth Center is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. All employment decisions are based on job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Apply here: https://holdsworthcenter.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=31