Center for Supportive Schools (CSS) is a fast-paced, collegial, and team-oriented organization wholly committed to helping schools become places where students want to be.
Our work directly addresses student disengagement, a root cause of diminished academic performance, students dropping out of school, and other high-risk student behaviors. We partner with schools in three areas: developing all students into leaders; empowering teachers to collaborate with each other and with students; and engaging entire school communities to improve how learning happens.
CSS is driven by the vision that one day, all students will thrive in schools that graduate them prepared for the rigors of college and lives filled with meaningful work, active citizenship, and personal fulfillment. Founded in 1979, we are a national organization currently impacting 45,000 students annually and committed to supporting every K-12 school in the country. Most of our partners are economically disadvantaged communities where the consequences of student disengagement can be most devastating. For more information, please visit www.supportiveschools.org.
You are highly motivated and creative and looking to join a team of smart, driven professionals in a rapidly changing, collaborative, and mission-driven environment. CSS’s mission and vision resonate with you deeply and you want to play a lead role in helping the organization grow and support all students in all schools across the country. You love to travel and meet new people. You are highly effective at networking and building relationships with schools, funders, and partners. More than anything else, you want to make a difference.
As CSS’s first-ever Director, New Site Development, you will support meeting the needs of greater students, families, communities, schools, and school districts across the country through aggressive organizational growth into new regions over the next several years. You will serve as a key member of our Development Team helping to shape the strategy for meeting needs in new markets throughout the United States. You will secure funds to support CSS’s strategic initiatives in new locales, working directly with communities, districts, schools, foundations, corporations, and government agencies.
Education: You’ve almost certainly earned a Bachelor’s degree.
Professional Experiences and Personal Qualities/Skills:
You will exude excitement and energy around CSS’s mission, solutions, and offerings and will be adept at creating and encouraging others’ enthusiasm and support for the organization. You will demonstrate exceptional abilities to plan, prioritize, organize, balance, and complete multiple complex projects, often with competing deadlines.
In addition, you have likely had the following experiences and have demonstrated the following attributes:
Regular national travel (up to 80% of time) is required. Therefore, the Director, New Site Development may be based remotely, or at a CSS office in New Jersey (Princeton), New York City, or North Carolina (Wake Forest).
The anticipated starting date for this position is Fall 2019. The salary is competitive and based on experience. CSS offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits plan, including health, dental, and vision.
Interested applicants are requested to apply immediately by emailing a cover letter and CV/résumé to [email protected]. Please include (1) the title of the position in the subject line of your email; (2) where you found the position posting in your cover letter; and (3) your salary requirements. If possible, please email all documents in PDF format. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Center for Supportive Schools is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity, inclusion, and equity in its work and staff. CSS’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action related policies are available upon request.