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.
Group photo of The Holdsworth Center's staff standing on a staircase at the La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas.

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

Education Programs Paid Internship

Education Programs Paid Internship (hiring one intern) - $15/hr. 
Part time: May - August with possibility to extend through the fall for 15-20 hours/week (prefer 20 hours a week)

The Holdsworth Center seeks an Intern who believes in the promise of public schools to deliver excellent and equitable results for students, and who believes their unique skills and inner purpose would be a great match for Holdsworth’s mission, culture, and values.

Our organization & mission

Driven by the belief that teachers and students thrive with great leadership, The Holdsworth Center builds stronger leaders for Texas public schools. Founded as a nonprofit in 2017 by H-E-B Chairman Charles Butt, Holdsworth provides world-class leadership development programs and services within districts and at its Campus on Lake Austin, a one-of-a-kind place dedicated to the idea that public education holds worth.

Our founder Charles Butt believes educators deserve rigorous professional learning in a world-class setting and envisioned the Campus as a gift to hardworking educators and a testament to the importance of public schools. The serene and peaceful setting allows teams of educators to step back from the day-to-day and see their challenges and opportunities more clearly.

Our work

Leadership is not a skill people are born with—it can be taught. That’s why we offer world-class leadership programs, coaching and other services unparalleled in the education field.

In our programs, superintendents, principals, teachers and other educational leaders engage with some of the nation’s top experts in their fields from a variety of sectors, including preK-12 and higher education, government and business.

In some of our partner districts, we embed Holdsworth consultants to work hand-in-hand with central office leaders to define what great leadership looks and help them build custom solutions to identify and develop future campus leaders, place them in leadership roles and support them as they progress in their leadership journey.

Our culture & values

We have three core values at Holdsworth: Drive for Excellence & Equity, Be of Service and Believe in People. Our values flow from the vision and beliefs of our founder, Charles Butt, and guide our daily words and actions, bringing meaning to the work we do.

About the Position

We are seeking one organized and driven individual to serve as an intern with the Campus Leadership Program (CLP) team. CLP is a two-year journey for principals and their school teams consisting of 12 multi-day, in-person learning sessions. In the coming year, we will serve more than 150 schools and 600 campus leaders across the state of Texas. The interns will assist CLP Program Coordinators with communications, logistics and execution of these large-scale events (learning sessions).

Responsibilities:

  • Plan events and provide logistics support for multi-day learning sessions
  • Prepare and publish printed and digital assets and communications
  • Collect, enter and track data on spreadsheets
  • Organize and manage programs storage and supplies
  • Proof-read documents
  • Research various topics to support team projects

Desirable candidates should be able to:

  • Work at our Campus on Lake Austin
  • Organize personal work
  • Manage time effectively
  • Work independently/be self-motivated
  • Work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Effectively and efficiently manipulate data and spreadsheets
  • Communicate clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Proof-read print and digital assets
  • Use Microsoft Office and Google Suite comfortably
  • Quickly learn new systems and processes
  • Ask clarifying questions in order to gather necessary information for projects
  • Support multiple team members with different projects

Insights we hope you will acquire in this position

  • Large scale event planning
  • Use of the planning tool, ASANA for managing projects
  • Work as part of a team and team meeting dynamics
  • Gain confidence in giving and receiving feedback
  • Lead with values at the center of decision-making
  • Exposure to world-class personal leadership development content and faculty
  • Understand the inner workings of the programs department of an educational non-profit

Compensation

$15/hr.

Part time: May - August with possibility to extend through the fall for 15-20 hours/week (prefer 20 hours a week)

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 cover letter will not be reviewed.Applications will be screened regularly until a sufficient pool of candidates is identified.

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

Leadership Facilitator (Contractor)

Our organization & mission

Driven by the belief that teachers and students thrive with great leadership, The Holdsworth Center builds stronger leaders for Texas public schools. Founded as a nonprofit in 2017 by H-E-B Chairman Charles Butt, Holdsworth provides world-class leadership development programs and services within districts and at its Campus on Lake Austin, a one-of-a-kind place dedicated to the idea that public education holds worth.

Our founder Charles Butt believes educators deserve rigorous professional learning in a world-class setting and envisioned the Campus as a gift to hardworking educators and a testament to the importance of public schools. The serene and peaceful setting allows teams of educators to step back from the day-to-day and see their challenges and opportunities more clearly.

Our work

Leadership is not a skill people are born with—it can be taught. That’s why we offer world-class leadership programs, coaching and other services unparalleled in the education field.

In our programs, superintendents, principals, teachers and other educational leaders engage with some of the nation’s top experts in their fields from a variety of sectors, including preK-12 and higher education, government and business.

Purpose

Contract Leadership Facilitators work on a team 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 program 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 services will support leaders to ensure maximum impact from their training and successful implementation of their learning at their home campuses. Services include building strong relationships with leaders and developing a psychologically safe environment where leaders can effectively work together on a range of issues.

The role is a contractual role for the next two academic years (SY24-25 and SY25-26). Contract Leadership Facilitator services include: a) attend all CLP session dates (primarily held in person at The Campus on Lake Austin in Austin, Texas) and facilitate learning; b) provide continuous improvement support for campus teams via phone or videoconference and in-person visits; and c) participate in onboarding, preparation, meetings, and networking around facilitation. A typical contract for July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2026 will include:

  • Attendance at all the following sets of CLP cohort dates for each cohort assigned:
    • Cohort A (aka CLP 3.4)
      • 2024 – July 16-19 (3.5 days); Sept 10-12 (2.5 days); Oct 29-30 (2 days)
      • 2025 – Jan 22-24 (2.5 days); Feb 25-27 (2.5 days); Mar-Apr (~3 days of virtual sessions with each of the campuses in your assigned portfolio, held on dates you agree with each campus); June 21-24 (3.5 days); Aug (~3 days of virtual sessions with each of the campuses in your assigned portfolio, held on dates you agree with each campus); Oct 7-9 (2.5 days); Nov 12-14 (2.5 days)
      • 2026 – Jan 28-30 (2.5 days); June 8-10 (2.5 days)
    • Cohort B (aka CLP 4.1)
      • 2024 – July 16-19 (3.5 days); Sept 10-12 (2.5 days); Oct 29-30 (2 days)
      • 2025 – Jan 22-24 (2.5 days); Feb 25-27 (2.5 days); Mar-Apr (~3 days of virtual sessions with each of the campuses in your assigned portfolio, held on dates you agree with each campus); July 8-11 (3.5 days); Aug Apr (~3 days of virtual sessions with each of the campuses in your assigned portfolio, held on dates you agree with each campus); Oct 15-17 (2.5 days); Nov 18-20 (2.5 days)
      • 2026 – Feb 4-6 (2.5 days); June 11-13 (2.5 days)
    • 12 days in 2024-25, and 12 days in 2025-26, for continuous improvement support for campus teams
    • Preparation time for sessions and continuous improvement support (7 days in 2024-25; 7 days in 2025-26)
    • Face-to-face and virtual onboarding, preparation and networking as a facilitator team (10 days in 2024-25; 4 days in 2025-26).

    Contract value will be $45,000 over two years, based on assignment to one cohort ($525 per day rate for facilitation, onboarding and preparation time).

    Key Deliverables

    • Build and maintain trusting relationships with campus leaders and Holdsworth staff, providing first line of support to campus leaders
    • Attend all program sessions and work as a team with Holdsworth staff, faculty and other Contract Leadership Facilitators to effectively facilitate program delivery as needed to drive coherence and meaning across the curriculum
    • Facilitate high-quality learning of session content
    • Analyze and make meaning of data from K-12 campuses
    • Provide tailored feedback to campus leaders on continuous improvement work
    • Provide coaching and support to campus leaders on continuous improvement work

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

    • 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
    • Credibility with school leaders, faculty/experts, and our partner organizations
    • Ability to work well in a team environment, collaborate with other faculty and experts and work with and relate to people from diverse backgrounds
    • 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 should click here to submit a current resume and a cover letter. If selected for the interview process, next steps are tentatively scheduled to begin February 2024, with the aim to issue contracts by April 2024.

    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