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

Program 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.

The Holdsworth Center is seeking a District 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.

Role Purpose & Responsibilities

The Program Coordinator will work in a team led by the Managing Director of District Programs with the Director of DLP and Lead Learning Designers to coordinate the high-quality delivery of a portfolio of learning sessions that serve district and campus leaders. This portfolio will include our District Leadership Program (DLP), a world-class leadership development program for Superintendents and Central Office teams that blends the best practices in leadership from inside and outside the education sector, as well as alumni programs for graduates who have completed the District Leadership or Campus Leadership program. You must have a strong desire to help leaders in our programs thrive in their careers and lead their districts 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 Program Coordinator, your job will be to support the delivery of high-quality learning sessions through project management, communication, event coordination as well as planning and implementing all operations 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 leaders during and in-between sessions, ensuring that their learning journey is as effective and enjoyable as possible.

Some evenings and weekends will be required when we are implementing learning sessions – most often at the Campus at Lake Austin, with limited travel expected.

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

  • Build positive, productive professional relationships with leaders in our programs and provide outstanding customer service and support; resolve issues and concerns, managing risks appropriately and escalating where necessary
  • Execute logistics for coordinating and delivering all operational facets of DLP and alumni sessions, from leader 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
  • Manage all aspects of project management logistics for your portfolio of sessions – including creating tasks in Asana and drafting and maintaining cohort calendars and rosters
  • Draft clear and compelling communications from the 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 with the creation of session surveys and contributing to the annual department and organizational evaluation
  • Execute administrative duties for the team including accounting/reconciling credit card, supplies, scheduling meetings, invoicing of contractors, organizing travel/lodging for leaders
  • As needed, provide administrative support to two Superintendents-in-Residence

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
  • 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
  • Demonstrated commitment to and engagement in learning and actions to promote diversity, equity and inclusion, including conversations about race
  • Relevant work experience in event preparation and execution, training delivery or relevant field
  • Proven ability to collaborate with contractors/vendors, 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
  • 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 should click here to submit a current resume and a cover letter detailing their interest in this District Program Coordinator position and the work of The Holdsworth Center. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

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.

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