Guided by the belief that all children deserve the opportunity to live a fulfilling life, the Flamboyan Foundation works to ensure every child in the US and Puerto Rico receives an outstanding education. In Puerto Rico, we are focused on improving reading proficiency for students in the early grades and revitalizing the island by making strategic investments in arts, culture, and education. Our work in Washington, D.C. centers on strengthening effective family engagement in schools and school systems across the country through trainings, fellowships, and school-based partnerships.
The School Partnership Coach is a resident expert in Flamboyan’s REAL Family Engagement approach and is responsible for coaching a portfolio of DC public and public charter schools, ensuring that family engagement practices are embedded within a school’s culture and practice so that DC families whose children attend partner schools feel a sense of belonging, have a strong partnership with their child’s educators, and maintain a trusting relationship with their child’s school from Pre-K through high school. You will guide up to 12 school teams to plan, lead, and implement effective and sustainable REAL family engagement practices. Because of your close proximity to schools and communities, your work will be a frequent source of Flamboyan’s most innovative tools, resources, training, and products. Deeply committed to racial equity, you will focus on elevating the agency and voices of people and communities most impacted by inequity. Internally, you will actively contribute to Flamboyan’s coaching community of practice and share best practices to support the organization’s overall portfolio of school and district partnerships. Additionally, you will collaborate closely with the training team to inform the evolution and relevance of training content and proactive and reactive public-facing resources; and the external affairs team to amplify Flamboyan’s impact and learnings.
This role could be right for you if you have demonstrated and consistent experience in these seven areas.Coaching + Advising
You enjoy working in schools | You know how public and public charter schools work and the supports that school leaders, teachers, and community leaders require to lead change | You are skilled at applying a racial equity lens to your coaching and advising practice | You are adept at identifying barriers and helping teachers and/or school leaders create solutions to overcome them | You have confidence and presence when speaking with and advising school leaders | You have on-the-ground experience supporting student academic success through effective family partnerships | You have experience analyzing family listening, school data, and/or other outcomes to determine areas of strength and growth | You have experience facilitating goal-setting and action-planning with teams | You have confidently advised a supported a school leader to take action on an initiative with success | You are able to absorb, internalize, and deliver new content and philosophies quickly and with confidence | You have experience designing and delivering professional development sessions | You are skilled at motivating others to take action.
Content Knowledge + Expertise
You have 4-6 years of experience working in a school | You carry a deep belief in – and ideally proximity to or lived experience with – the principles of REAL Family Engagement | You understand barriers that educators face | You can talk about your “why” and connection to education in an authentic and compelling way.
You can successfully project manage an initiative from beginning to conclusion, bringing together a variety of internal and external stakeholders to do so | You have experience capturing and codifying lessons learned for institutional knowledge and future planning | You are a planner and have created approachable systems that help keep you efficient | You have served a coordinating or lead function for a project or initiative that requires multiple internal and external stakeholders.
You have experience building and developing relationships with educators, school leaders, and school-based staff to support reaching a goal | You take pride in getting to know people and understanding who they are and what they care about | You can communicate and collaborate successfully across lines of difference | You take a “how can I help” approach to your work.
Self-Awareness + Maturity You carry a strong sense of your authentic self | You can acknowledge and correct mistakes without ego | You have a willingness to learn and grow | You understand where your strengths and growth areas are | You are not afraid to proactively upward manage | You carry high self-efficacy and ownership of goals | You are discrete and trustworthy, able to handle confidential information with care and grace | You have high emotional intelligence and can navigate nuance.
Anti-Racist + Bias Competence You actionably live your commitment to social justice | You can confidently speak openly and courageously about your own equity journey | You are willing to confront your own biases and hold yourself accountable for disrupting them | You ask who is not at the table | You build time into projects to prioritize the voices that are not historically heard or valued.
Collaboration + Influence You are a skilled collaborator and look for ways to include internal and external stakeholders in your work | You know how to get results by leveraging the power of your expertise and informal authority to influence internal and external stakeholders, and you have discernment to know which to use, and when.
THE LOGISTICSStart date July 2023
Location This position is based out of our Washington, DC office in Dupont Circle. Flamboyan has a hybrid work schedule which is 4-days in the office and 1-day remote each week along with 1 fully remote week quarterly. Our in-person workplace design is based on our belief that being physically present with colleagues internally and partners externally is essential to building relationships and optimizes our ability to achieve our individual and collective goals | Local and national travel will be necessary | Must be available and willing to attend school-based events and conduct in-person and virtual professional development sessions on occasional evenings and weekends | All staff must be fully vaccinated and boosted as a condition of employment unless given an approved exemption by Flamboyan for a medical or religious reason.
Compensation At Flamboyan, our starting salaries are grounded in four beliefs: that we are competitive, we maintain internal equity across roles, there’s room to grow, and salaries are aligned with the market. We avoid negotiating starting salary to maintain equity across our team and we construct our salaries in such a way that staff can increase their pay as they grow within their role over time.
The starting salary for the School Partnership Coach is $78,413.
Benefits Flamboyan’s benefits are designed to help you sustain work-life integration. Assessed annually, we provide a host of comprehensive benefits to staff. Our current benefits include: Medical and dental health insurance | Generous leave package: 15 days of vacation, 5 days of sick leave, 5 personal days, 10 holidays, 3 bereavement days, up to 5 days of jury duty, up to 2 days for approved professional development, winter break office closure between Christmas and New Year’s Day, and 6 org-wide wellness days per year | Parental and medical leave | Retirement contribution with an additional 3% match | Individual and org-wide professional development opportunities | Long-term disability insurance | Pre-tax Transit | Flexible Spending Account | cell phone reimbursement (specific roles only).
THE TEAMReports To Managing Director of School and District Partnerships
Closest Collaborators School Partnership Coaches, Training Team, and External Affairs Team