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

Associate Program Coordinator

About the position

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.

The Holdsworth Center is seeking an Associate Program Coordinator who shares a deep commitment to our mission and whose experience and vision will deepen our capacity and enhance our impact as we aim to be of service to public school districts across the state of Texas.

Purpose & Responsibilities

The Associate Program Coordinator will work in a team led by the Director of CLP to coordinate the high-quality delivery of our Campus Leadership Program (CLP), a world-class leadership development program for principals and campus teams that blends the best practices in leadership from inside and outside the education sector. You must have a strong desire to help Leaders in our programs thrive in their careers and lead their campuses effectively. We are looking for individuals who share our passion for developing leadership in public education in order to improve the life chances of all students.

As Associate Program Coordinator, your job will be to support our Leaders to ensure maximum impact and benefit from their learning experiences and the successful implementation of their learning within their schools. Working with the programs team at Holdsworth, you will be involved in the project management, event coordination and logistics of program sessions. You will help the team deliver high quality sessions that engage learners, advance the work in their schools, and create network bonds. You will be a “go-to” person for participants during sessions and in between sessions, ensuring that their learning journey with us is as effective and enjoyable as possible.

You will work with talented, mission driven peers in a fast paced, dynamic environment to:

  • Build positive, productive professional relationships with participants and provide outstanding service and support; resolve participant issues and concerns, managing risks appropriately and escalating where necessary
  • Execute logistics for coordinating and delivering all facets of CLP, from participant enrollment process to training sessions to leveraging the Learning Management System for cohort learning
  • Work closely with the programs team and event and hospitality staff at The Campus at Lake Austin to determine details of events, such as guest lists, invitations, agendas, registration, menus, décor, A/V requirements, layout of meeting rooms, materials required, work orders, etc., and obtain final event approval on all proposals
  • Ensure setup for events is accurate and on time, greet guests and attend and assist at all designated events to ensure smooth delivery
  • Assist with project management logistics for CLP team – including creating tasks in Asana and drafting and maintaining cohort calendars
  • Draft clear communications from CLP team to faculty, staff and Leaders
  • Work collaboratively with other teams to manage accurate participant data, including monitoring attendance and submission of required assignments
  • Engage in regular monitoring, evaluating and reporting, including assisting with the creation of session surveys and contributing to the annual department and organizational evaluation
  • Execute all administrative duties including accounting/reconciling credit card, supplies, scheduling, invoicing of contractors, organizing travel/lodging for CLP cohorts, etc.
  • Work with talented, mission-driven peers in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

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

  • Strong alignment with organizational values—Drive for Excellence & Equity, Be of Service, Believe in People
  • Demonstrated commitment to and engagement in learning and actions to promote equity, including conversations about race
  • Relevant work experience in event preparation and execution, training delivery or relevant field
  • Proven ability to collaborate with contractors/vendors required, and to work within a budget
  • Ability to resolve issues in the moment through creative and professional means
  • Highly collaborative work style and ability to work well in a team environment, establish good rapport at all levels of the organization, collaborate with other faculty and experts and work with and relate to people from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive and lead in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, to adapt to an ever changing, growing organization
  • Self-motivated individual who demonstrates initiative without waiting for direction, openness to receiving feedback from peers and Holdsworth staff, and deep curiosity and motivation to learn coupled with a strong results-orientation
  • Superb time management and organizational skills; the ability to independently manage multiple events at one time at a rapid pace; demonstrated ability to be thorough, with strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency and experience in MS office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); experience with project management tools is desirable
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to the mission of the Holdsworth Center
  • Ability to travel (up to 20%) for events

How to apply

Interested candidates can click here to submit a current resume and a cover letter detailing why working at The Holdsworth Center appeals to you along with your interest in the Associate Program Coordinator position. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

If selected for the interview process, next steps are tentatively scheduled to begin mid-January 2021.

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

Lead Coach

About the position

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.

The Holdsworth Center is seeking a Lead Coach who shares a deep commitment to our mission and whose experience and vision will deepen our capacity and enhance our impact as we aim to be of service to public school districts across the state of Texas.

The Lead Coach position is a full-time, remote position. However, suitable applicants must be willing to regularly travel to Texas when public health allows.

Purpose & Responsibilities

The Lead Coach will work in a team led by the Director of Coaching to design, deliver and refine the executive coaching experience that is offered to district leaders and campus leaders as part of our District Leadership Program (DLP) and Campus Leadership Program (CLP): world-class leadership development programs for public school leaders that blend best practices in leadership from inside and outside the education sector. Alongside another Lead Coach and team of executive coaches, you will guide cohorts of district and campus leaders through one-year executive coaching journeys.

You must have a strong desire to help Leaders in our programs thrive in their careers and lead their districts and campuses effectively. We are looking for individuals who share our passion for developing leadership in public education in order to improve the life chances of all students.

Reporting to the Director of Coaching, you will work with talented, mission driven peers in a fast paced, dynamic environment to:

  • Support the Director of Coaching to continually improve executive coaching plans for DLP and CLP by incorporating lessons learned from prior cohorts, aimed at increasing the effectiveness of our executive coaching offering to achieve our goals for stronger leaders
  • Create systems, processes, assessments, and data collections (leveraging coaching team) that enable us to formatively and summatively assess Leaders’ progress on personal growth goals to drive decision-making and intervention throughout executive coaching that increases Leaders’ success
  • Provide executive coaching to Leaders in either DLP or CLP
  • Serve as a presenter and facilitator in DLP or CLP regarding personal leadership content that is closely tied to personal leadership and coaching
  • Use Holdsworth’s coaching competencies and structured coaching processes to onboard, support, and develop our coaching team to ensure high quality executive coaching
  • Continuously work to improve the coaching and facilitation skills of yourself and the team and gain an understanding of the expertise that exists within the coaching team that can be leveraged during coaching support and development
  • Monitor the quality and impact of executive coaching at Holdsworth and use that information to support and develop coaching team through regular (bi-monthly minimum) coaching support and development
  • Investigate the possibility of leveraging our Learning Management System (LMS) to support the coaching team and assist with testing and implementing new ideas

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

  • Strong alignment with organizational values—Drive for Excellence & Equity, Be of Service, Believe in People
  • Demonstrated commitment to and engagement in learning and actions to promote equity, including conversations about race
  • Experience in a leadership development and/or adult learning role (any sector) supporting the development of leaders of organizations through coaching and encouraging a commitment to action and the development of lasting personal growth and change
  • Experience delivering a challenging and supportive coaching experience to leaders that both helps them make progress on their own leadership goals and serves as a model of outstanding coaching practice
  • Proven ability to facilitate engaging, challenging, and thought-provoking discussion among diverse audiences, manage group dynamics, and use questioning techniques to identify solutions and actions rather than taking a wholly directive approach
  • Highly collaborative work style and ability to work well in a team environment, establish good rapport at all levels of the organization, and work with and relate to people from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive and lead in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, to adapt to an ever changing, growing organization and to bring structure to highly ambiguous or complex topics
  • Self-motivated individual who demonstrates initiative without waiting for direction, openness to receiving feedback from peers and Holdsworth staff, and deep curiosity and motivation to learn coupled with a strong results-orientation
  • Superb time management and organizational skills; the ability to independently manage multiple events at one time at a rapid pace; demonstrated ability to be thorough, with strong attention to detail
  • Credibility with school leaders, faculty/experts, and our partner organizations and working knowledge of the education landscape in Texas, including knowledge of the context within which our Leaders work
  • Ability to travel (up to 10%) for events

How to apply

Interested candidates can click here to submit a current resume and a cover letter detailing why working at The Holdsworth Center appeals to you along with your interest in the Lead Coach position. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

If selected for the interview process, next steps are tentatively scheduled to begin mid-January 2021.

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

Lead Learning Designer

About the Position

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.

The Holdsworth Center is seeking a Lead Learning Designer who shares a deep commitment to our mission and whose experience and vision will deepen our capacity and enhance our impact as we aim to be of service to public school districts across the state of Texas.

Purpose & Responsibilities

The Lead Learning Designer will work in a team led by the Director of CLP to design, deliver and refine our Campus Leadership Program (CLP), a world-class leadership development program for principals and campus teams that blends the best practices in leadership from inside and outside the education sector. Alongside another Lead Learning Designer and team of facilitators and program coordinators, you will guide cohorts of campus leaders through a comprehensive two-year CLP.

You must have a strong desire to help Leaders in our programs thrive in their careers and lead their campuses effectively. We are looking for individuals who share our passion for developing leadership in public education in order to improve the life chances of all students.

Reporting to the Director of CLP, you will work with talented, mission driven peers in a fast paced, dynamic environment to:

  • Support the Director of CLP to continually improve the CLP curriculum by incorporating lessons learned from prior cohorts, aimed at increasing the effectiveness of the program at achieving our goals for excellent and equitable student outcomes and stronger leaders
  • Apply learning principles and methodologies to redesign existing learning materials and experiences as needed, based on analysis of program evaluations and data gathered from real learner experiences
  • Adapt and differentiate the curriculum to maximize Leaders’ learning and achievement of learning objectives through the design, implementation and monitoring of learning assessments
  • Lead the detailed planning of content, learning experiences, and logistics to help ensure that learning outcomes and objectives for each session of the CLP are met, and that the content delivered through program sessions is part of a coherent and powerful arc of learning.
  • Serve as one of the “faces” of CLP, facilitating openings and closings for each session that give context to the learning, increase coherency of the overall program, and reinforce critical messages
  • Use our equitable design and facilitation principles to support and develop a team of faculty, presenters, facilitators and coordinators to deliver effective and engaging learning experiences that bring cohorts together over a two-year journey, building a psychologically safe environment where Leaders can effectively collaborate on a range of issues to grow their capacity and ability to lead sustainable campus improvement
  • Identify and secure critical resources in the leadership development and change management sectors needed to support learning sessions, including case studies, activities and reading materials
  • Leverage our Learning Management System (LMS) to support the CLP curriculum and test new uses of the LMS to maximize its impact on cohort learning

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

  • Strong alignment with organizational values—Drive for Excellence & Equity, Be of Service, Believe in People
  • Demonstrated commitment to and engagement in learning and actions to promote equity, including conversations about race
  • Experience leading, designing and delivering high quality adult learning/training (in any sector) and proven ability to facilitate engaging, challenging, and thought-provoking discussion among diverse audiences, manage group dynamics, and encourage a commitment to action and lasting personal growth and change
  • Ability to synthesize complex information and create clear and compelling learning experiences and materials
  • Highly collaborative work style and ability to work well in a team environment, establish good rapport at all levels of the organization, collaborate with other faculty and experts and work with and relate to people from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive and lead in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, to adapt to an ever changing, growing organization and to bring structure to highly ambiguous or complex topics
  • Self-motivated individual who demonstrates initiative without waiting for direction, openness to receiving feedback from peers and Holdsworth staff, and deep curiosity and motivation to learn coupled with a strong results-orientation
  • Superb time management and organizational skills; the ability to independently manage multiple events at one time at a rapid pace; demonstrated ability to be thorough, with strong attention to detail
  • Credibility with school leaders, faculty/experts, and our partner organizations and working knowledge of the education landscape in Texas, including knowledge of the context within which our Leaders work
  • Ability to travel (up to 10%) for events

How to apply

Interested candidates can click here to submit a current resume and a cover letter detailing why working at The Holdsworth Center appeals to you along with your interest in the Lead Learning Designer position. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

If selected for the interview process, next steps are tentatively scheduled to begin mid-January 2021.

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