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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

Lead Learning Designer

The Holdsworth Center is a non-profit organization founded and largely funded by Charles Butt, Chairman and CEO 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, we were founded in 2017 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 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.

Along with working in the capacity of the role, the incumbent will engage alongside Holdsworth staff in leadership development activities and training including but not limited to equity, personal and professional development.

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

In the 2021-2022 school year, Holdsworth will pilot new program offerings for district leaders. Additionally, Holdsworth will begin to provide program offerings for the alumni of our District Leadership Program and Campus Leadership Program.

The Lead Learning Designer will work in a team to design, deliver and refine these new programmatic offerings. Alongside two other Lead Learning Designers and a team (including a Director and Managing Director), the Lead Learning Designer will guide cohorts of district and campus leaders through one or more of these programs.

Reporting to the Director of District Programs or to the Managing Director, the Lead Learning Designer will work with talented, mission driven peers in a fast paced, dynamic environment to:

  • Support the team to develop and continually improve the curriculum for each of our expansion programs
  • 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 programming session 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 our expansion programs, building relationships with leaders and increasing coherency of the overall program through on-site facilitation and delivery (most facilitation will take place at The Campus at Lake Austin and with groups ranging in size from 10 to 60+)
  • Draw on personal experiences and academic concepts to deliver highly engaging and thought-provoking program sessions
  • Facilitate effective and engaging learning experiences that bring cohorts together over a multi-session journey, building a learning environment where Leaders can effectively collaborate on a range of issues to grow their capacity and ability to lead sustainable improvement towards excellent and equitable outcomes for students
  • Attend assigned program sessions and work as a team to effectively facilitate program delivery
  • Work collaboratively with program coordinators to ensure flawless logistics and operations at each session
  • Analyze data and use it to drive decisions and programmatic improvements

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
  • 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 (with large audiences as well as smaller groups)
  • 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 work, encouraging a commitment to action and the development of lasting personal growth and change
  • Ability to synthesize complex information and create clear and compelling learning experiences and materials; Thinks like a designer and is able to communicate information exceptionally clearly both in written materials and verbally
  • Strong project planning skills and detail orientation in order to effectively plan for multiple program sessions at one time
  • 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
  • Flexible; ability to adapt to an ever changing, growing organization as we pilot and learn from these new endeavors; Embraces a portfolio of work that may change over time as we learn from our expansion programming
  • Demonstrated commitment to and engagement in learning and actions to promote equity, including conversations about race
  • Working knowledge of the education landscape in Texas, including knowledge of the context within which our participants work

Geography

Austin, TX preferred

Other

This is a full-time role with frequent on-site work at the Campus at Lake Austin required. Some evenings and weekends may be required while executing program sessions with leaders.

How to apply

Interested candidates should click here to submit a current resume and a cover letter detailing their interest in this Lead Learning Designer position and the work of The Holdsworth Center. If selected for the interview process, next steps are tentatively scheduled to begin in May 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.

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Director, Learning and Impact

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.

We are seeking a Director to join the Learning and Impact Team 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. 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.

About the position

The Director, reporting to the Managing Director of the Learning and Impact Team, will ensure that Holdsworth’s annual data collection and analysis process provides high-quality, timely, and accessible data and insights to support ongoing learning and evidence of impact. Specifically, the Director will apply demonstrated proficiency working with student achievement and school/district accountability data; manage the annual Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Impact Review Cycle and associated data collection, analysis, and reporting; improve data quality for KPIs and other key data outputs; establish protocols for data governance; and manage analytical staff on the Team.

Along with working in the capacity of the role, the incumbent will engage alongside Holdsworth staff in leadership development activities and training including but not limited to equity work.

In alignment with strengths and skills, the Director will:

  • Oversee annual data collection process for key data, including KPI data, that informs continuous improvement, current impact, and long-term program evaluation.
    • Oversee annual KPI data collection and impact review cycles.
    • Collaborate on cross functional teams to conduct data analyses.
    • Monitor approved data sharing agreement for each district; systematize timing and process for data collection from districts / campuses as per data sharing agreements.
    • Oversee implementation of activities to collect, analyze, and report data for longitudinal program evaluation.
    • Manage the integration of new and updated data into the warehouse and dashboards
  • Lead initiatives to improve data quality including:
    • Determine criteria for data quality, including data equity, that are aligned with types of Holdsworth data and data use
    • Oversee team after action review process
    • Design and execute regular data quality audits to ensure that data is being accurately handled through all phases of the data cycle
    • Ensure KPI data dictionary is current and that protocols, format, and calculations are confirmed and/or established.
    • Design and document an institutional data governance system, in collaboration with IT and other relevant stakeholders, that includes documented data definitions, data steward guidelines, and other appropriate documentation.
  • Improve data sources and methodology used to determine impact in the stronger results category.
    • Disaggregate data to support better understanding of partner districts and their campuses, including data that informs equity and equitable approaches
    • Ensure that student engagement and SEL data is collected from districts and used to model options for KPI calculations.
    • Ensure systems are in place to collect relevant student data from TEA and/or districts; provide leadership in the development of statistical models for student performance indicators; increase organizational understanding of student assessment systems and state accountability frameworks.
  • Collaborate on internal and external written reports and presentations; present findings of analyses in non-technical, actionable terms that can be understood by a wider audience; interpret and summarize findings.
  • Manage a team of two-three Learning and Impact staff, supporting their development and ensuring they deliver high-quality work.

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

  • Master’s degree (doctoral degree preferred) from an accredited university in educational research, educational psychology, or related field.
  • Eight years of experience in roles that involved analyzing student outcome and district/campus accountability data to provide institutional insights in an education setting; experience with models for measuring student growth and school improvement.
  • Highly developed analytical skills with a strong background in quantitative data analysis and familiarity with qualitative or mixed methods approaches; experience overseeing data collection and quality, data management, and dashboard design and development.
  • Committed to supporting an organization that works relentlessly to create efficient, measurable, and sustainable (scalable) results in both continuous improvement and impact.
  • Committed to data equity in data collection, analysis, and insights; meaningfully disaggregates data to surface patterns and results that may not be apparent in the full dataset.
  • Experienced in implementing program evaluation frameworks and methodology.
  • Effectively communicates findings through strong verbal, written, and presentation skills; synthesizes key takeaways from large datasets and across data sources so that implications are clear to non-researchers.
  • Exhibits strong detail orientation, initiative, and project planning; experienced in project management.
  • Demonstrates agility and comfort with ambiguity; thrives in an environment of fast/frequent iteration.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint, web-enabled survey platforms such as Qualtrics and Survey Monkey, expertise in one or more of the following (or similar): SPSS/SAS/STATA, Python, R/R-Studio, NVIVO.

How to apply

Interested candidates should click here to submit a current resume, 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.

Please note that we may contact candidates after initial application screening to request a work sample generated from a task we send out by invitation. We will review the work sample prior to proceeding to the next phase of the interview process.

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