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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

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

(CONTRACT) Executive Leadership Coach

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.

The Holdsworth Center is seeking Executive Leadership Coaches who share 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.

About the position

Contract Executive Leadership Coaches will work in a team that is overseen by the Director of Coaching to provide executive coaching for principals as part of our Campus Leadership Program (CLP). Alongside other Executive Leadership Coaches and CLP staff, you will guide principals through a one-year executive coaching experience to make significant and sustainable progress towards their personal leadership goals.

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 increase excellent and equitable outcomes for all students.

As a Contract Executive Leadership Coach, your job will be to provide executive coaching to CLP principals on an approximate bi-weekly basis, helping them to identify personal leadership goals and implement personal growth plans. While the majority of executive coaching is conducted by phone or video-conference, this role does contain some expectations for travel in Texas due to school visits for the principals you coach and other events where your presence is required.

This role is a part-time, contractual role for the next academic year, with both the hope that you would consider a new contract to work with new CLP principals after this contract ends and the possibility of becoming a full-time role in the future, if desired. For this one-year contract, we expect all Executive Leadership Coaches to commit to providing coaching for principals via telephone or video-conference; conducting two school visits per principal; and participating in professional development, meetings, and networking around coaching. A typical contract for June 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 will include:

  • Attendance at CLP cohort sessions when required (if held in-person, at The Campus on Lake Austin, or if virtual, through videoconferencing software):
    • 2021 – July 7-8; July 14-15; Sept 13-17
  • ACoaching ~6-14 principals across the state of Texas ~twice a month:
    • ~Twenty-two 50-minute coaching sessions per principal, plus 50 minutes for prep and/or follow-up notes, which is ~37 hours per principal
    • Face-to-face and virtual professional development and networking as a coaching team (5 days)

Contract value will range from $24,350 to $55,150 (approximately $175 per coaching session, inclusive of prep and follow-up time), depending on the number of principals coached, plus travel expenses for school visits. We are seeking coaches who can take on a minimum of six principals and our maximum coaching contract is 14 principals.

Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain key relationships with Leaders and Holdsworth staff
  • Draw on personal experience and academic concepts to deliver highly engaging and thought-provoking executive coaching sessions
  • Provide executive coaching to principals participating in the Campus Leadership Program that effectively supports principals to make significant and sustainable progress on their personal leadership goals
  • Continuously work to improve the coaching skills of yourself and the team and support processes for assuring all executive coaching delivered through Holdsworth is of the highest quality
  • 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
  • Significant experience delivering a challenging and supportive executive coaching experience to leaders of organizations that both helps them make progress on their own leadership goals and serves as a model of outstanding coaching practice
  • Experience in a leadership development role (any sector) where the coaching client is separate from the organization paying for and measuring the impact of the coaching
  • Ability to synthesize complex information
  • 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
  • Credibility with school principals and working knowledge of the education landscape in Texas, including knowledge of the context within which our principals work
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, establish good rapport at all levels of the organization, collaborate with others and work with and relate to people from diverse backgrounds
  • Flexibility; ability to adapt to an ever changing, growing organization
  • Ability to travel for events and school visits

How to apply

Interested candidates can submit a current resume and cover letter detailing their interest in this position and the work of The Holdsworth Center. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Applications are due no later than February 5, 2021. If selected for the interview process, next steps are tentatively scheduled to begin late February/early March. 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

(CONTRACT) Leadership Facilitator

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.

The Holdsworth Center is seeking Leadership Facilitators who share 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.

About the position

Contract Leadership Facilitators will work in a team overseen by the Director of CLP to provide high-quality facilitation for principals and campus teams (Leaders) during sessions of our two-year Campus Leadership Program (CLP), as well as continuous improvement support during the two-year journey. Alongside other Leadership Facilitators and CLP staff, you will guide cohorts of Leaders through the comprehensive, two-year program.

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 increase excellent and equitable outcomes for all students.

As a Contract Leadership Facilitator, your job will be to support Leaders to ensure maximum impact from their training and successful implementation of their learning at their campuses. Working with the programs team at Holdsworth, you will help ensure that learning objectives for each session are met, and that the content delivered through these sessions is part of a coherent and powerful arc of learning. During sessions, you will pull together the themes discussed that day and relate them to the roles of Leaders. Bringing different campus teams together to collaborate will involve navigating interpersonal dynamics and building a psychologically safe environment where Leaders can effectively work together on a range of issues. Your job will also include providing continuous improvement support to campuses based on a tiered structure – campuses will receive a certain level of support from you depending on their progress with their change project. That support could include providing written feedback, analyzing data, engaging in coaching conversations, and/or joining campus site visits (this list is illustrative; not exhaustive).

This role is a part-time, contractual role for the next two academic years (SY21-22 and SY22-23), with both the hope that you would consider a new contract to work with new CLP Leaders after this contract ends and the possibility of a full-time role in the future, if desired. For this two-year contract, we expect all Leadership Facilitators to commit to: a) attending all CLP session dates and facilitating learning; b) providing continuous improvement support for campus teams via phone or video-conference and in-person visits; and c) participating in professional development, meetings, and networking around facilitation. A typical contract for July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023 will include:

  • Attendance at all of the following sets of CLP cohort dates for each cohort you take on (30 days total; does not include travel time):
  • Cohort A
    • 2021 – July 6-9; Sept 13-15; Oct 13-15
    • 2022 – Jan 19-21; Feb 24-25; Mar 22-23; June (4 days), Oct (2.5 days), Nov (3 days)
    • 2023 – Feb (2.5 days), June (2.5 days)
  • Cohort B
    • 2021 – July 6-9; Sept 13-15; Oct 20-22
    • 2022 – Jan 19-21; Feb 24-25; Mar 22-23; June (4 days), Oct (2.5 days), Nov (3 days)
    • 2023 – Feb (2.5 days), June (2.5 days)
  • Cohort C
    • 2021 – July 13-16; Sept 15-17; Oct 27-29
    • 2022 – Jan 12-14; Feb 17-18; Mar 24-25; June (4 days), Oct (2.5 days), Nov (3 days)
    • 2023 – Feb (2.5 days), June (2.5 days)
  • 5 days per cohort, per year, for continuous improvement support for campus teams
  • Paid preparation time for sessions and continuous improvement support (20 days)
  • Face-to-face and virtual professional development and networking as a facilitator team (10 days in 2021-22; 5 days in 2022-23)

Contract value will range from $56,250 to $75,750, depending on whether you are assigned to two or three cohorts (based on a $500 per day rate for facilitation and preparation time). We are seeking facilitators who can take on a minimum of two cohorts (maximizing the quality and efficiency of the program’s facilitation work).

Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain key relationships with Leaders and Holdsworth staff
  • Serve as one of the “faces” of CLP, facilitating learning experiences during sessions that give Leaders context to the learning, increase coherency of the overall program, and reinforce critical messages
  • Use our equitable design and facilitation principles to support the delivery of 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 towards excellent and equitable outcomes for students
  • Ability to analyze and make meaning of data from K-12 campuses in order to support them in making progress on their change project
  • Draw on personal experience and academic concepts to deliver highly engaging and thought-provoking program sessions and continuous improvement support
  • Attend all program sessions and work as a team to effectively facilitate program delivery as needed, helping to drive coherence and meaning across the curriculum
  • Assist with the preparation of all instructional materials including presentations, handouts, visuals, etc. for each learning session and/or event
  • Continuously work to improve the skills of yourself and the team and support processes for assuring all facilitation and continuous improvement support delivered through Holdsworth is of the highest quality
  • 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
  • Experience delivering high quality adult learning/training and 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
  • Experience in a leadership development and/or adult learning role (any sector) equivalent in scale and scope to this role, supporting the development of leaders of organizations through programmatic delivery and job-embedded change projects, encouraging a commitment to action and the development of lasting personal growth and change
  • Experience coaching and developing leaders in ways that enable them to make progress on their change project
  • Experience working in or with K-12 campuses, preferably in Texas
  • Ability to synthesize complex information and create clear and compelling learning experiences and materials
  • 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
  • Credibility with school leaders, faculty/experts, and our partner organizations
  • 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
  • Flexibility; ability to adapt to an ever changing, growing organization
  • Working knowledge of the education landscape in Texas, including knowledge of the context within which our participants work
  • Ability to travel for events

How to apply

Interested candidates can submit a current resume and cover letter detailing their interest in this position and the work of The Holdsworth Center. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Applications are due no later than February 5, 2021. If selected for the interview process, next steps are tentatively scheduled to begin mid-late February. 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