Associate Director of Teacher Outreach
The College Board, a national educational organization, is conducting a search for an Associate Director of Teacher Outreach for the AP Advocates Program in our Policy & Government Relations division.
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The College Board seeks an Associate Director of Teacher Outreach for the AP Advocates Program to help grow, sustain, and mobilize Advanced Placement (AP) teachers and students to support the organization’s federal and unified state strategy goals. Working with the Sr. Director, Teacher Outreach, this position will oversee effective engagement strategies, lead program expansion efforts, including adding an AP Alumni network, plan and coordinate advocacy campaigns and events, and manage goals and performance against budget. The person who serves in this role works closely with the Government Relations Leadership Team, Government Relations Directors, other units of the Global Policy & External Relations division, AP Program, State & District Partnerships (SDP) and the College and Career Access team.
Minimum of a B.A. in public administration, public policy, business administration, political science, education or related field.
- 5 years progressively responsible work experience in K-12 education, project management, partnership development, public policy or a related field
- Advanced Placement (AP) classroom instructor preferred
Special knowledge & Skills
The candidate must understand the interplay of education and policymaking; i.e. relationship between the classroom teacher, administration, state level education authorities & legislators. This individual should have a strong understanding of the legislative process and how it impacts education at the classroom level. The position requires a strong understanding of funding policies that impact the classroom at both the state and federal level. Applicant must be able to relate to and communicate with all stakeholders who impact educational decisions from top down – legislators, lobbyists, administrators, educators, students, etc. Leadership, management, facilitation and problem-solving skills are required. Superior writing and communication skills and the ability to manage projects and synthesize a high volume of information with attention to detail in a fast-paced environment are a must.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities
- Responsible for planning and implementing clear and actionable strategies and work plans to strengthen and expand the organization’s network of AP Advocates nationwide.
- Lead planning and execution of state and federal AP Days, which include AP Advocates, their students, and multiple state and federal policymakers. Lead planning of AP Advocate activities and Sponsorship to College Board conferences to increase engagement of AP Advocates and build active teacher advocates in states.
- Lead the AP Advocates State Lead program and oversee the expansion of the program to additional states.
- Build AP Advocates Mentorship model within AP Advocates program.
- Create and pilot the new AP Alumni Program, which includes former AP students who are currently in college or the workplace who advocate on behalf of policies to expand AP access.
- Onboard AP Teachers and create strategies for sustained engagement with the program.
- Oversee the creation and implementation of a new and engaged AP Advocates online community.
- Work directly with College Board colleagues from SDP, AP Program, Government Relations, and Policy to identify opportunities to leverage the AP Teacher community.
- Work with College and Career Access team to build a professional development and credentialing program for teachers.
- Oversee College Board AP Advocacy’s internal communications.
- Develop budget to support the overall goals of the AP Advocates program.
- Manage reporting of advocacy actions taken by the AP Advocates community.
- Deliver internal presentations as necessary to communicate progress against goals
Related Skills and Other Requirements
- Strong knowledge of legislative process
- Motivated, goal-oriented, self-starter
- Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
- Experience developing materials for public presentations
- Ability to solve complex problems
- Willingness to travel 25-30%
- Experience with Smartsheet a plus
We offer our employees an outstanding benefits package, which includes 4 weeks of paid time off, a generous retirement savings plan, health and pet insurance, tuition reimbursement and ongoing professional development and training.
Our mission is to clear a path for all students to own their future. The College Board is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College Board participates in E-Verify, a service of DHS and SSA, where required. Please understand that only qualified applicants will be contacted.