Careers

Good work starts with good people. We’re looking for passionate, talented people to join our team.

An image of Dr. Thomas Randle, Superintendent, and Mike Rockwood, Chief of Staff, of Consolidated Independent School District, smiling as they participate in a leadership program session for The Holdsworth Center.
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We thrive on collaboration

It takes a diverse team of talented individuals to do extraordinary work. The Holdsworth Center is comprised of professionals with deep expertise in educational leadership, organizational talent management, adult learning and school district administration. We're looking for experienced and versatile professionals who enjoy working within multidisciplinary teams and thrive on pushing ideas further through feedback, collaboration and iteration.

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.

Open positions

Development Coordinator

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. We are guided by three core values—Be of Service, Believe in People, and Drive for Excellence & Equity. 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 Development Coordinator 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. At Holdsworth, we believe that good work starts with good people, and we value team members that thrive on pushing ideas further through feedback, collaboration and iteration.

Along with working in the capacity of the role, the incumbent will engage alongside Holdsworth staff in leadership development activities and training including but not limited to equity, personal and professional development.

About the position

The Development Coordinator, reporting to the Development Manager, will play a critical role in supporting our growing development efforts, assisting with creation of grant proposals and reports, supporting special events, and assisting with annual appeals. The Development Coordinator will also play a key role in prospect management and research, supporting the implementation and overseeing our new CRM, Salesforce.

In alignment with strengths and skills, the Development Coordinator will:

  • With the Development Manager, and in partnership with Program and Strategic Initiatives teams, implement and manage new Salesforce CRM.
    • Support the implementation of the development facing portion of Salesforce CRM
    • Become Development team’s CRM ‘superuser’
    • Support development of a Development CRM user’s manual
    • Perform key database functions, including data management, data entry, moves management/proposal calendaring, and reporting.
  • Support Development team and board by identifying and researching foundations, corporations, and individuals for alignment and funding capacity.
    • Using Foundation Directory and other research techniques, research foundations and corporations with alignment to mission
    • Support creating of a grants calendar including prospective funders, proposal/reporting deadlines, contact information, etc.
    • Ensure research is input into database
  • Provide a wide variety of skilled logistical, administrative, clerical, and data management support to ensure all development strategies, tactics, and office functions run smoothly
    • Support creation of annual appeals, special events, and other outreach efforts through creation of quality reports
    • Responsible for accurate and timely processing of donations and creation of acknowledgments in accordance with established standards
    • Support the creation of board documents and Advancement Committee prework
    • Support Development Manager in the creation and maintenance of development calendar (for appeals, communications, and events)
    • Work with finance, communications, strategic initiatives and other departments as needed

Desirable candidates will have a range of prior experience and capabilities to include:

  • 3-5 years of related experience and undergraduate degree preferred
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, CRM platforms (Salesforce a plus), and fundraising platforms
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Excellent project management skills; ability to establish priorities, manage time and meet deadlines
  • Takes initiative, kindly assertive and is a self-starter
  • Experience in a non-profit organization is a plus, but not required

How to apply

Interested candidates should click here to 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.

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.

We will contact those candidates who most closely match the requirements. We thank you in advance for your interest.

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 now

Strategic Initiatives Project Manager

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’s 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 is not 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 Strategic Initiatives Project Manager 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.

Along with working in the capacity of the role, the incumbent will engage alongside Holdsworth staff in leadership development activities and training including but not limited to equity work.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL ASK CANDIDATES FOR WORK SAMPLES PRIOR TO PROCEEDING TO THE FIRST PHASE OF THE INTERVIEW PROCESS.

About the position

The Strategic Initiatives Project Manager is a member of an innovative team focused on developing organizational capacities and management systems Holdsworth requires to grow and scale its impact. The position will support, and sometimes lead, projects that intersect with different business functions within the organization and that are aimed to drive the work of other internal teams (Strategic Initiatives’ “customers”). The main responsibilities will be the effective management of a portfolio of varied, mission-critical projects and research.

For this role, we are open to candidates throughout Texas, but candidates located in Austin are preferred.

The Strategic Initiatives Project Manager will work under the Director of Strategic Initiatives to:

  • Support the coordination of large-scale projects from initiation to completion. This will include, but is not limited to, meeting coordination and facilitation, project status reporting, presentation development, and other duties as arise.
  • Lead full lifecycle of short-term or small-scale projects. Tasks will include creating project plans and budgets, stakeholder engagement, process design, and projecting monitoring and reporting.
  • Conduct ongoing or one-off research projects, to include data analysis, synthesis, and presentation development to support team and organizational decision-making.
  • Coordinate the design of and logistics for events hosted at the Campus on Lake Austin, such as program convenings and related forums.
  • Work closely with Director to establish practices, templates, policies, tools, and partnerships to expand and mature the capabilities of the team and organization.

All candidates for the Strategic Initiatives Project Manager role must possess:

Mindsets and Knowledge

  • Desire to work with mission-driven peers in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Commitment to and belief in the potential of excellence in public education
  • Self-directed to deliver polished, detailed, practical deliverables quickly and independently
  • Clear and effective communicator
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and disciplined in follow-through
  • Collaborative work style and openness to feedback
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity to deliver results

Leadership and Technical Skills

  • Demonstrated project management and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to quickly synthesize and present data tailored for diverse audiences using data visualization and storytelling best practice
  • Strong listening, facilitation, and written communication skills
  • Strong emotional intelligence to build positive relationships with diverse stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Expertise in change management methodologies and principles

Education and Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in business, public policy, education or related field preferred
  • 3+ years of project management experience
  • Mastery of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and project management tools such as Asana, Smartsheet, or Basecamp
  • Proficient in data collection and analysis tools such as Qualtrics or SurveyMonkey
  • Event management experience a plus

How to apply

Interested candidates should click here to submit a current resume and cover letter detailing their interest in this position and how their experience will contribute to the work of The Holdsworth Center. Applications submitted without a resume and cover letter will not be reviewed.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL ASK CANDIDATES FOR WORK SAMPLES PRIOR TO PROCEEDING TO THE FIRST PHASE OF THE INTERVIEW PROCESS.

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 now

Director, Learning and Impact

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. We are guided by three core values—Be of Service, Believe in People, and Drive for Excellence & Equity. 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 Director to join the Learning and Impact Team 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. At Holdsworth, we believe that good work starts with good people, and we value team members that thrive on pushing ideas further through feedback, collaboration and iteration.

About the position

The Director, reporting to the Managing Director of the Learning and Impact Team, will ensure that Holdsworth’s annual data collection and analysis process provides high-quality, timely, and accessible data and insights to support ongoing learning and evidence of impact. Specifically, the Director will apply demonstrated proficiency working with student achievement and school/district accountability data; manage the annual Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Impact Review Cycle and associated data collection, analysis, and reporting; improve data quality for KPIs and other key data outputs; establish protocols for data governance; and manage analytical staff on the Team.

Along with working in the capacity of the role, the incumbent will engage alongside Holdsworth staff in leadership development activities and training including but not limited to equity work.

In alignment with strengths and skills, the Director will:

  • Oversee annual data collection process for key data, including KPI data, that informs continuous improvement, current impact, and long-term program evaluation.
    • Oversee annual KPI data collection and impact review cycles.
    • Collaborate on cross functional teams to conduct data analyses.
    • Monitor approved data sharing agreement for each district; systematize timing and process for data collection from districts / campuses as per data sharing agreements.
    • Oversee implementation of activities to collect, analyze, and report data for longitudinal program evaluation.
    • Manage the integration of new and updated data into the warehouse and dashboards
  • Lead initiatives to improve data quality including:
    • Determine criteria for data quality, including data equity, that are aligned with types of Holdsworth data and data use
    • Oversee team after action review process
    • Design and execute regular data quality audits to ensure that data is being accurately handled through all phases of the data cycle
    • Ensure KPI data dictionary is current and that protocols, format, and calculations are confirmed and/or established.
    • Design and document an institutional data governance system, in collaboration with IT and other relevant stakeholders, that includes documented data definitions, data steward guidelines, and other appropriate documentation.
  • Improve data sources and methodology used to determine impact in the stronger results category.
    • Disaggregate data to support better understanding of partner districts and their campuses, including data that informs equity and equitable approaches
    • Ensure that student engagement and SEL data is collected from districts and used to model options for KPI calculations.
    • Ensure systems are in place to collect relevant student data from TEA and/or districts; provide leadership in the development of statistical models for student performance indicators; increase organizational understanding of student assessment systems and state accountability frameworks.
  • Collaborate on internal and external written reports and presentations; present findings of analyses in non-technical, actionable terms that can be understood by a wider audience; interpret and summarize findings.
  • Manage a team of two-three Learning and Impact staff, supporting their development and ensuring they deliver high-quality work.

Desirable candidates will have a range of prior experience and competencies to include:

  • Master’s degree (doctoral degree preferred) from an accredited university in educational research, educational psychology, or related field.
  • Eight years of experience in roles that involved analyzing student outcome and district/campus accountability data to provide institutional insights in an education setting; experience with models for measuring student growth and school improvement.
  • Highly developed analytical skills with a strong background in quantitative data analysis and familiarity with qualitative or mixed methods approaches; experience overseeing data collection and quality, data management, and dashboard design and development.
  • Committed to supporting an organization that works relentlessly to create efficient, measurable, and sustainable (scalable) results in both continuous improvement and impact.
  • Committed to data equity in data collection, analysis, and insights; meaningfully disaggregates data to surface patterns and results that may not be apparent in the full dataset.
  • Experienced in implementing program evaluation frameworks and methodology.
  • Effectively communicates findings through strong verbal, written, and presentation skills; synthesizes key takeaways from large datasets and across data sources so that implications are clear to non-researchers.
  • Exhibits strong detail orientation, initiative, and project planning; experienced in project management.
  • Demonstrates agility and comfort with ambiguity; thrives in an environment of fast/frequent iteration.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint, web-enabled survey platforms such as Qualtrics and Survey Monkey, expertise in one or more of the following (or similar): SPSS/SAS/STATA, Python, R/R-Studio, NVIVO.

How to apply

Interested candidates should click here to submit a current resume, cover letter detailing their interest in this position and how their experience will contribute to the work of The Holdsworth Center. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Applications will be screened regularly until a sufficient pool of candidates is identified.

Please note that we may contact candidates after initial application screening to request a work sample generated from a task we send out by invitation. We will review the work sample prior to proceeding to the next phase of the interview process.

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 now

Accountant

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 an Accountant 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

The Accountant, reporting to the Director of Finance, will process the organization’s daily financial transactions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, period end journal entries, and assist with budgeting, analysis, production of financial statements and reports. The accountant also helps maintain and monitor internal controls and works closely with staff and vendors.

In alignment with strengths and skills, the Accountant will:

  • Process day-to-day financial maintenance responsibilities
  • Process routine and period end closing journal entries to the General Ledger
  • Maintain depreciation, fixed asset, and insurance schedules
  • Work with vendors, “troubleshoot” as necessary and resolve issues with autonomy
  • Assist with budgeting and financial analysis
  • Performs monthly and year-end close
  • Supports special request and projects as directed by the leadership
  • Knowledge of GAAP and all other regulatory rules, regulations and requirements

Desirable candidates will have a range of prior experience and capabilities to include:

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting, finance or business administration
  • 3-5 years of experience required
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft NAV financial reporting software
  • Familiarity with financial charts, graphs, and data analytics software a plus
  • Experience in a non-profit organization is a plus, but not required

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. 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. Please click here to apply.

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 now