Executive Director - Remote (Michigan)

    Talent Together
    Remote, MI
    $165,000 - $180,000
As the Executive Director, you will lead the Talent Together team toward ambitious goals and outcomes. You will oversee program execution and design iteration, external stakeholder engagement, and the consortium’s partnerships with post-secondary institutions. This position reports to the Talent Together Board.

Position Responsibilities
  • Lead Talent Together’s Executive leadership team, reporting directly to the Talent Together Board, to establish the consortium strategy, objectives, and key results for all program workstreams, including:
  • Team oversight and management
  • Program design and execution
  • Stakeholder engagement and management, including relationships with ISD and District stakeholders, the Michigan Department of Education, the Department of Labor, Michigan Educator Workforce Initiative, and partner post-secondary institutions and Educator Preparation Programs
  • Finance and operations
  • Marketing and communications

  • Develop a long-term strategy to monitor Talent Together’s existing programs and partnerships, refine and improve partnerships, and expand partnerships to other education professions and certification areas

  • Liaise with Talent Together’s fiscal agent (Marquette Alger RESA) Superintendent and other Cabinet members to ensure:
  • Alignment with Marquette Alger RESA’s staffing and personnel policies
  • Compliance with all federal, state, and local financial reporting
  • Manage distribution of Talent Together funds to partner colleges and universities, participants, and local education agencies

  • Oversee the Talent Together team including:
  • Building and maintaining a strong and inclusive team culture
  • Analyzing staffing needs against Talent Together’s goals, objectives, and key results
  • Leading the Talent Together Management Team to be culture leaders and manage their teams towards ambitious goals
  • Directly supervising and evaluating members of the Management Team

  • In collaboration with the Talent Together Board, ISD leaders, and Talent Together’s Senior Director of Finance & Operations, develop a long-term financial sustainability plan that leverages various funding streams including school/state aid, federal education funding, state and federal grant funds, workforce development funding, and philanthropic funding

  • Monitor progress of all Talent Together programs, ensuring a high-quality preparation experience for Teacher Candidates and alignment to Talent Together’s overarching goals and commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Represent Talent Together publicly, including sitting on relevant task forces/committees and presenting at conferences and speaking engagements

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Master’s degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university in educational leadership or similar field
  • Experience designing and executing new teacher preparation programs
  • At least 10 years of experience in an executive or senior leadership role, including significant experience managing large, cross-functional teams to ambitious goals in large school districts or educational service agencies
  • Experience and proven success building a strong, inclusive team culture in a virtual setting
  • Prior knowledge and experience with equity-focused and/or culturally responsive instruction
  • Prior experience working in faculty or leadership roles within or alongside Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) (preferred)
  • Experience designing and implementing teacher development and training programs
  • Knowledge of Michigan Department of Education’s teacher preparation and certification requirements, rules/regulations, and standards
  • Knowledge of and experience executing Registered Apprenticeship Programs (preferred)

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required
  • Is visionary and strategic. This person has demonstrated success managing a team to ambitious goals.
  • Has an entrepreneurial spirit. This person enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and does not get easily overwhelmed by shifting priorities and projects. 
  • Is detail-oriented and a creative problem solver. This person anticipates challenges in advance and provides proactive solutions to complex problems. 
  • Can build trusting and authentic relationships quickly with a variety of stakeholders who have diverse life and work experiences. 
  • Is self-directed and independent. This person will work independently to build systems from the ground up which requires discipline and focus.
  • Has excellent communication skills. This person is skilled at both written and verbal communication and can adapt communications for different audiences.
  • Believes there is more than one right way for someone to be successful. This person knows that overcoming challenges in order to achieve education and career goals often involves creative problem-solving. This person believes that every candidate can be successful, with the right combination of customized support and advocacy.
  • Ability to travel in the state of Michigan.

We encourage individuals apply by August 16, 2024, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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