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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.

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Lead Learning 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 a Lead Learning Facilitator 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

The Lead Learning Facilitator 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), 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 Lead Learning Designers, who design our curriculum in detail, a team of contracted Leadership Facilitators who support the delivery of sessions and provide continuous improvement support to campuses in the program, and other 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.

Reporting to the Director of CLP, you will work with talented, mission driven peers in a fast paced, dynamic environment:

  • Serve as one of the primary faculty of CLP, facilitating learning experiences during sessions that give leaders context to the learning, increase coherency of the overall program, and reinforce critical messages
  • Leverage materials and content that have already been developed by the team to deliver highly engaging and thought-provoking world-class learning to leaders to ensure maximum impact from their training and successful implementation of their learning at their campuses
  • Use our equitable facilitation principles 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 towards excellent and equitable outcomes for students
  • Establish and maintain key relationships with leaders and Holdsworth staff
  • Work with all active CLP cohorts (alongside the Director of CLP), to deeply understand, track and consistently drive the learning journey of campus leaders in both Year 1 and Year 2 of the program simultaneously
  • Tailor facilitation approach to each cohort’s size and needs, which may vary from approximately 30 to 150 leaders at any given point in the program
  • Continuously improve own skills and support skills improvement of the team; support processes for assuring all facilitation and continuous improvement support delivered through Holdsworth is of the highest quality

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 for all students
  • 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, skillfully traversing the line between facilitating and teaching, contingent on the subject matter
  • 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
  • Ability to quickly synthesize complex information and create clear and compelling learning experiences and materials across a variety of leadership development content
  • 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
  • Experience working in or with K-12 campuses, preferably in Texas
  • 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; ability to independently prepare for / facilitate multiple events at one time at a rapid pace while maintaining a high-level of quality
  • 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 for events

How to apply

Interested candidates should click here to submit a current resume, a cover letter detailing their interest in this Lead Learning Facilitator position and the work of The Holdsworth Center and (recommended; not required) a link to a video of you facilitating learning to a group of adults. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If selected for the interview process, next steps are tentatively scheduled to begin September 20, 2022.

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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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 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 Program Coordinator will work in a team led by the Managing Director of Campus Programs with the Director of CLP and Lead Learning Designers to coordinate the high-quality delivery of a portfolio of learning sessions that serve campus leaders. This portfolio will include 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 schools 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.

A Program Coordinator, your job will be to support the delivery of high-quality learning sessions through project management, communication, event coordination and 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
  • Support and maintain key relationships with program faculty
  • Oversee and execute logistics for coordinating and delivering all operational facets of CLP 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 the creation of session surveys and contributing to the annual department and organizational evaluation and periodic after-action reviews
  • Execute administrative duties for the team including accounting/reconciling credit card, supplies, scheduling meetings, invoicing of contractors, and organizing travel/lodging for leaders

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

  • Commitment to the mission of the Holdsworth Center
  • 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
  • Significant 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, and 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
  • 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 Program Coordinator position and the work of The Holdsworth Center.

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

Human Resources Generalist

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. In 2021, Holdsworth opened The Campus on Lake Austin, a 44-acre 186 sleeping room facility that hosts educators for Holdsworth’s programming.

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 HR Generalist who shares a deep commitment to our mission and values—Believe in People, Be of Service, Drive for Excellence & Equity—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. Along with working in the capacity of the role, the incumbent may engage alongside Holdsworth staff in leadership development activities and training in support of our mission and values.

About the position

The HR Generalist, reporting to the Human Resources Director, will be instrumental in talent acquisition efforts along with daily HR operations for The Holdsworth Center. We are looking for a talented, motivated, and enthusiastic HR Generalist to bring a background in HR best practices and a passion for innovation. They will need to be comfortable in fast-paced environments and thrive on collaboration, problem-solving and identifying opportunities to implement creative solutions.

The HR Generalist should be experienced in a number of functions supporting all aspects of employment lifecycle, from Recruiting and Talent Acquisition through to onboarding, performance management to end of employment activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Help Holdsworth recruit, attract, and hire exceptional people
    • Support hiring managers throughout the recruitment and selection process
    • Creatively recruit and source talent—using internal and external networks
    • Continuously build and maintain a talent pipeline to support organizational growth
  • Facilitate best in class staff onboarding and all new hire activities to ensure a seamless transition for new hires onto the team
  • Support core HR practices:
    • Assist HR Director with benefits related activities such as open enrollment and assisting staff with benefits related issues
    • Leverage internal HR systems for maintaining, auditing, and updating employee information
    • Provide consultation and interpretation on policies to staff and managers
    • Remain current with HR best practices and changes to federal, state, and local employment laws
  • Assist with the performance assessment and talent management process
  • Build positive relationships with managers and staff and serve as a resource and support re. HR questions and needs
  • Proactively track relevant data and information to identify trends and opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Work collaboratively with other functions

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

  • Experience in full cycle recruiting and performance management process highly desired
  • Ability to identify opportunities and develop thoughtful improvements
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills that lead to dynamic relationship building and collaboration
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities at the same time
  • Experience using a project management system such as Asana or others
  • Well-developed understanding of HR concepts and best practices and can apply them with minimal supervision while knowing when to escalate to the HR Director for additional guidance
  • Experience handling employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees and managers escalating complex matters to a supervisor or appropriate resource
  • Experience implementing an HR system or HR system transitions is a plus
  • Experience in a non-profit organization is a plus
  • Experience in a small HR team is a plus
  • Undergraduate degree highly preferred
  • 3-5 years of HR experience highly desired

How to apply

Interested candidates can 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

Application Technology Lead

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 staffs 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 Applications Technology 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 Applications Technology Lead will engage alongside Holdsworth staff in leadership development activities and training including but not limited to equity work.

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

The Application Technology lead will be responsible for Holdsworth’s portfolio of enterprise business applications utilized by 60+ end-users at the organization. Three applications are SaaS: CRM (Salesforce, including Pardot and Form Assembly), Learning Management System (Totara Learn), and Cloud Collaboration (SharePoint). One client/server application is for finance (Microsoft Dynamics NAV). Another client/server application is for our Learning and Impact team and consists of a data warehouse and visualization platform.

Responsibilities

Leadership and Management

The Application Technology Lead will oversee all activities that optimize the value, cost, and risk of 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 Application Technology Lead’s primary responsibility is to ensure the applications cost-effectively meet the needs of the business by:

  • Assess 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.

Qualification, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • An undergraduate or postgraduate degree in computer science, engineering, finance, business management, or a related field.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in software design/development, application architecture, project management, software as a service (SaaS), software integration, data management/governance, business intelligence, security and/or business process analysis.
  • 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

The Holdsworth Center has partnered with Scion Executive Search to source candidates for this role. Interested candidates can submit a current resume and a cover letter detailing their interest in this position and how their experience will contribute to the work of The Holdsworth Center directly to Scion by clicking here.

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

Executive Assistant

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 an Executive Assistant 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 Executive Assistant will engage alongside Holdsworth staff in leadership development activities and training including but not limited to equity work.

About the position

  • Assist Vice President and/or other people managers in planning, organizing, implementing, and accomplishing day-to-day operations and goals that relieve and assist the leaders of routine project or advanced administrative duties including development of various collateral (slides decks, reports, etc.)
  • Build positive, productive professional relationships with all teams at Holdsworth and provide outstanding customer service and support; resolve issues and concerns, managing risks appropriately and escalating where necessary
  • Coordinate meetings including preparation of meeting materials, printing, meeting supplies, or coordination of meal deliveries
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of A/V systems to troubleshoot minor issues for team members
  • Operate standard office equipment on a regular basis, including copy machine and computer(s)
  • Book travel arrangements for managers as assigned to include hotel stays, airfare and/or car rentals
  • Assist with development of travel expense reports
  • Assist in managing projects through current systems such as Asana
  • Cross-train with program coordinator on session responsibilities to be ready to assist during peak times and augment team resources as needed
  • Work with talented, mission-driven peers in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Engage with other Holdsworth staff in professional development sessions including equity conversations

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
  • A bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university is desired
  • Five to seven years of relevant work experience in an office environment required
  • Experience working in a non-profit or education institution a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong customer service and servant leadership skills
  • Organized and with a high attention to detail
  • Displays the ability to be proactive in working to resolve administrative problems by using critical thinking skills
  • Excellent technical and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must have the ability to operate with discretion
  • Excellent at multi-tasking and time management

How to apply

Interested candidates should click here to submit a current resume and a cover letter detailing their interest in the Executive Assistant position and the work of The Holdsworth Center. Applications 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.

Apply now