Texas Charter Schools Association (learn more)

Austin, Texas (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3023748
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: June 7, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Job Summary
The Regional Engagement Manager supports the Texas Charter Schools Association grassroots advocacy strategy by organizing and equipping parents, building strong relationships with key stakeholders, including but not limited to school leaders, teachers, staff, community leaders and elected officials at both local and state levels.

Position Reports to: Vice President of Government Affairs
Positions Supervised: None

Essential Job Functions
• Implement advocacy and community engagement strategies to help support charter schools
• Ensure that parents, teachers and other stakeholders are prepared to engage in local and state advocacy efforts
• Develop partnerships with like-minded organizations that can provide support for charter schools
• Engage parents and equip them with consistent, compelling, accurate information about public charter schools and involve them in advocacy efforts
• Create opportunities for charter school leaders, parents, teachers, and other advocates to share their stories and messages with key community groups and individuals
• Organize applicable parent training focused on grassroots advocacy efforts
• Engage key stakeholders and organizations including school tours and opportunities to meet parents, teachers, students, board members, and others
• Implement get out the vote opportunities in the identified region

Other Expected Behaviors
• Maintain regular and punctual attendance
• Flexibility in scheduling as some responsibilities may require occasional evening or weekend work
• Approximately 20% office time and 80% travel and engagement between schools in the Central Texas area
• Work cooperatively with others.
• The ability to work independently to achieve performance goals with minimal supervision
• Comply with all company policies and procedures.
• Physical demands include driving and some light physical labor including room setups and carrying printed materials

• Competitive Salary (actual salary is dependent on qualifications)
• Health Insurance, including medical, dental, and life insurance
• Paid holidays and vacations
• Matching Plan for 401(k) contributions

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Nor is it an exhaustive list of all functions that the employee may be required to perform, and the employee may be required to perform additional functions. TCSA reserves the exclusive right to revise the job description at any time without notice. Employment with TCSA is at-will. An at-will employment relationship can be terminated at any time with or without reason or notice by either the employer or employee. This at- will relationship exists regardless of any statements made to the contrary. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily, with or without accommodations. If requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: State-level Positions > Manager
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Texas Charter Schools Association is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Note - This position will be located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area and will support charter schools in that area.

      Qualifications Minimum Required
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • Three or more years of professional experience in education or organizing preferred.
      • Demonstrated ability to identify target audiences and effectively recruit support, share understandings, and provide education for a common cause.
      • Experience in creating and implementing grassroots campaigns through skilled organizing.

      Preferred Qualifications
      • Work as a goal-oriented team player who can pay close attention to detail while multi-tasking.
      • Spanish-speaking ability
      • Skilled writer with attention to detail.
      • Skilled communicator.
      • Evidence of high-level organizational and analytical skills, and ability to manage and coordinate a number of projects and tasks simultaneously.
      • Knowledge of charter schools and the charter movement.
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. Discuss your knowledge of the Texas public charter school movement and your support of school choice.
      Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)
    • 2. What skills and qualifications do you have that will help you to be successful in this position?
      Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Geanene Trahan, HR
    • 3801 S Capital of TX Hwy
    • Suite 330
    • Austin, Texas 78704

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