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

Data Coordinator

The Holdsworth Center seeks a Data Coordinator 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

The Holdsworth Center is an Austin, Texas-based nonprofit founded in 2017 by Charles Butt, an education philanthropist and 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.

The Holdsworth Center partners with Texas public school districts to help educators become experts at leadership and to grow stronger leaders within their own systems. Holdsworth makes investments within districts and brings education leaders from across Texas to learn at its Campus on Lake Austin, a one-of-a-kind place dedicated to the idea that public education matters. Holdsworth hosts educators for learning sessions on the 44-acre campus, which has 186 sleeping rooms and state-of-the-art classroom space.

Our work

In our leadership development programs, superintendents, central office administrators, principals, assistant principals, teachers, and other campus leaders engage with some of the nation's top experts in their fields from a variety of sectors, including K-12 education, academia, 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 theory of action is that stronger leaders will build stronger systems that achieve stronger results for students. That belief is backed by research showing that after teachers, school leaders have the greatest influence on student outcomes.

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

The Data Coordinator role, reporting to the Managing Director of Learning & Impact, will support data collection efforts for annual and high-stakes surveys. This includes managing the org-wide data collection calendar, programming surveys, creating accurate distribution lists, and tracking response rates. This role will also provide data and logistical support for special research projects as they arise and participate in data analysis and reporting in alignment with their skills. This is a remote role with travel required to The Campus on Lake Austin in Austin, TX as necessary.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the administration and reporting of Holdsworth’s leadership skills assessment. This work involves working closely with programming team to develop timelines, programming the assessment, managing the distribution list and response rates, and providing completed reports
  • Use web-based survey platforms – such as Qualtrics or Survey Monkey – to accurately program surveys that will be administered to leaders and other stakeholders in our partner districts
  • Manage survey administrations, including distribution lists and response rates to ensure the collection of high-quality data.
  • Manage an accurate and complete data collection calendar for the organization
  • Provide logistical and data support for the organization’s conference strategy and other special research projects

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

  • Commitment to the mission of the Holdsworth Center
  • Proficiency and experience in MS office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); experience with project management tools is desirable
  • Experience using and manipulating data spreadsheets
  • Experience using web-based survey platforms – such as Qualtrics or Survey Monkey – preferred
  • Project management skills and an organized, self-directed approach
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to establish and cultivate relationships across the organization

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

Data Analyst

The Holdsworth Center seeks a Data Analyst 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

The Holdsworth Center is an Austin, Texas-based nonprofit founded in 2017 by Charles Butt, an education philanthropist and 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.

The Holdsworth Center partners with Texas public school districts to help educators become experts at leadership and to grow stronger leaders within their own systems. Holdsworth makes investments within districts and brings education leaders from across Texas to learn at its Campus on Lake Austin, a one-of-a-kind place dedicated to the idea that public education matters. Holdsworth hosts educators for learning sessions on the 44-acre campus, which has 186 sleeping rooms and state-of-the-art classroom space.

Our work

In our leadership development programs, superintendents, central office administrators, principals, assistant principals, teachers, and other campus leaders engage with some of the nation's top experts in their fields from a variety of sectors, including K-12 education, academia, 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 theory of action is that stronger leaders will build stronger systems that achieve stronger results for students. That belief is backed by research showing that after teachers, school leaders have the greatest influence on student outcomes.

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

The Data Analyst role, reporting to the Managing Director of Learning & Impact, will support data collection, analytics, and reporting for the organization’s program evaluations and key performance indicators. The position requires skills in qualitative and quantitative data collection and the ability to conduct mixed methods analyses of data to generate insights and recommendations. This is a remote role with travel required to The Campus on Lake Austin in Austin, TX as necessary.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in data collection, analysis, and reporting for Holdsworth Center program evaluation. This work involves both qualitative and quantitative data collection efforts.
  • Draft protocols for qualitative data collection, conduct interviews, and facilitate focus groups.
  • Conduct mixed methods analyses of data to translate findings into recommendations and conclusions.
  • Support the implementation of the annual review of organization Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) by collaborating with other team members to analyze survey data, create data visualizations, and prepare presentations and written reports.
  • Work closely with programming teams to measure school progress on goals and to generate insights based on multiple year of data collected from various stakeholders
  • Conduct literature reviews to identify evidence-based practices, tools, and frameworks
  • Present findings and write reports in non-technical terms that can be understood across a variety of audiences

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

  • Commitment to the mission of the Holdsworth Center
  • Proficiency and experience in MS office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); experience with project management tools is desirable
  • Degree in organizational development, education, public health, public policy, social work, psychology, or related field preferred (Master’s degree highly desired)
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods
  • Experience designing interview protocols and collecting qualitative data through interviews and focus groups
  • Experience using tools such as Excel, R, STATA, or NVivo for data analysis preferred
  • Basic knowledge of survey design and analysis, including web-based survey platforms such as Qualtrics or Survey Monkey
  • Knowledge of the leadership development field or Texas K-12 public education system a plus
  • Familiarity with program evaluation methodology
  • Project management skills and an organized, self-directed approach
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to establish and cultivate relationships across the organization

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

Business Applications Lead

The Holdsworth Center seeks a Business Applications Manager 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

The Holdsworth Center is an Austin, Texas-based nonprofit founded in 2017 by Charles Butt, an education philanthropist and 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.

The Holdsworth Center partners with Texas public school districts to help educators become experts at leadership and to grow stronger leaders within their own systems. Holdsworth makes investments within districts and brings education leaders from across Texas to learn at its Campus on Lake Austin, a one-of-a-kind place dedicated to the idea that public education matters. Holdsworth hosts educators for learning sessions on the 44-acre campus, which has 186 sleeping rooms and state-of-the-art classroom space.

Our work

In our leadership development programs, superintendents, central office administrators, principals, assistant principals, teachers, and other campus leaders engage with some of the nation's top experts in their fields from a variety of sectors, including K-12 education, academia, 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 like 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 theory of action is that stronger leaders will build stronger systems that achieve stronger results for students. That belief is backed by research showing that after teachers, school leaders have the greatest influence on student outcomes.

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

The IT organization of The Holdsworth Center is responsible for the life cycle planning of business applications through the following phases: strategize, architect, select, deploy, operate, evolve, and retire. The Business Applications Lead has specific responsibility for building, configuring, maintaining, enhancing, and eventually decommissioning applications throughout their life cycle. This role reports directly to the Director of IT.

The Business Applications Lead will be responsible for Holdsworth’s portfolio of enterprise business applications utilized by 60+ end-users at the organization. The current portfolio consists of SaaS based applications: CRM (Salesforce, including Pardot and Form Assembly), Learning Management System (Totara Learn/Kineo), Cloud Collaboration (SharePoint), and Data Warehousing and Visualization (DOMO).

We are seeking a Business Applications Lead who shares a commitment to our mission and whose experience will deepen our capacity to serve leaders and enhance our impact in 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 Business Applications Lead will engage alongside Holdsworth staff in leadership development activities and training including but not limited to equity work.

Responsibilities

Leadership and Management

The Business Applications Lead will oversee all activities that optimize the value, cost, and risk of our business applications:

  • Provide application leadership, vision, and direction to the organization to ensure it will contribute to the company achieving its goals.
  • Develop productive relationships with business leaders across the organization to influence how applications can enable new sources of value.
  • Define and enhance methodologies and practices for the application life cycle management in line with best practice and practical experience of continuous improvement.
  • Manage relationships with major vendors and service providers to ensure they cost-effectively meet the needs of the organization.

Application Governance, Strategy, and Delivery

The Business Applications Lead’s primary responsibility is to ensure the applications cost-effectively meet the needs of the business:

  • Assess the technical and business fitness of the application portfolio and their associated costs and risks.
  • Implement application governance process to gain consensus on a prioritized set of measurable business outcomes that applications must support.
  • Work with stakeholders to accomplish application work in a way that improves the business and technical fitness of the application portfolio and minimizes its ongoing support costs.
  • Successfully deliver business outcomes in partnership with business colleagues.
  • Lead value realization efforts to ensure that business outcomes are achieved.
  • Own application support activities in conjunction with infrastructure and operations to ensure the applications perform well in production.
  • Work with the security team to ensure the applications are effectively secured, and cybersecurity risks are mitigated.
  • Optimize ownership cost, risk, and value of applications throughout their life cycle.

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

  • An undergraduate or postgraduate degree in computer science, engineering, finance, business management, or a related field.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience with Salesforce administration, technical support, forms and report development, software integrations and project leadership.
  • Strong analytical, data processing, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in process formulation and improvement.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills are needed to collaborate, and effectively influence internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience working with a not-for-profit organization is preferred, but not required.

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

Lead Learning Designer

The Holdsworth Center seeks a Lead Learning Designer 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

The Holdsworth Center is an Austin, Texas-based nonprofit founded in 2017 by Charles Butt, an education philanthropist and 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.

The Holdsworth Center partners with Texas public school districts to help educators become experts at leadership and to grow stronger leaders within their own systems. Holdsworth makes investments within districts and brings education leaders from across Texas to learn at its Campus on Lake Austin, a one-of-a-kind place dedicated to the idea that public education matters. Holdsworth hosts educators for learning sessions on the 44-acre campus, which has 186 sleeping rooms and state-of-the-art classroom space.

Our work

In our leadership development programs, superintendents, central office administrators, principals, assistant principals, teachers and other campus leaders engage with some of the nation's top experts in their fields from a variety of sectors, including K-12 education, academia, 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 theory of action is that stronger leaders will build stronger systems that achieve stronger results for students. That belief is backed by research showing that after teachers, school leaders have the greatest influence on student outcomes.

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.

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 sections of sessions that align with personal areas of expertise and/or give context to the learning, increase coherency of the overall program, and reinforce critical messages, and also being a point of connection and relationship for leaders
  • Use our equitable design and facilitation principles to supervise, 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 design and create clear and compelling learning experiences and materials as part of a coherent extended program of professional development
  • 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 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