Education Advocacy Director
TDP seeks an Education Advocacy Director to listen to and organize teachers, parents and community members around one or two TDP campaigns. Campaigns involve working with a team of teachers on school level projects, and, at the same time linking school level projects to each other, to training opportunities, and to TDP policy work. Current TDP campaigns include: social justice curriculum development, school climate change and restorative practices, democratizing school and district decision making.

This position requires researching policy and education history to help inform campaigns, providing support as needed to project teams and attending meetings that occur during the day when team members may be teaching or unavailable, representing team perspectives at meetings, school board meetings and identifying partners and strategic connections. Because TDP has a small staff, this person must also be comfortable assisting with some tasks that pertain to day-to day operations.

Advocacy Tasks:
Testify at school board meetings
Lead/facilitate a policy collaborative or one-two campaigns
Participate in coalitions as needed
Meetings and communication with partners on policy work
Meet with teachers in need of mentoring around school politics and projects
Keep abreast of national trends in teacher activism
Research best practices from other cities and times
Willing to write op-Eds and press releases

Possible Administrative Tasks (based on candidate skills):
Event and meeting logistics for 6 events per year and 2 meetings per month- includes reserving space, ordering/buying/assembling food and entering evaluations
Social media- posting events, news and ideas, producing monthly newsletters
Trip arrangements for 1-3 trips per year
Website management
Managing TDP participant database
Contributing to grant writing and grant identification
Communications with our fiscal sponsor related to vendors and fellows getting paid
Video production

All TDP employees must be committed to:
Democratic input and decision making at all levels of the school system with the goal of democratizing public schools so that the reality of teachers, parents and students inform and guide decisions
Using an equity framework to develop policy so that funding, high level curriculum, strong teachers and positive school climates are accessible to all students
Transforming school climate and using Restorative approaches to forming discipline practices to reduce the school to prison pipeline
Fostering classrooms where learning is connected to student and community realities
Candidates must be able to demonstrate substantial experience in organizing, teaching/school administration, or education advocacy. Skills should include: public speaking, research/writing, social media, navigating and negotiating with a large bureaucracy, networking, strong relationship building. Four year degree preferred.

The position offers benefits, paid sick and vacation time. Salary will be based upon experience.

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