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Welcome to Families for Excellent Schools

At Families for Excellent Schools, our employees are passionate about their belief that all children should have access to great schools and education. We have diverse professional and personal backgrounds, and we don’t simply accept them - we celebrate them, we support them, and we thrive on them for the benefit of our employees, organization and the communities with which we work.  We are an active and energetic group, who like to roll up our sleeves and get things done, which reinforces our culture and organization's core values of Collaboration, Results, Grit, and Respect.

National Team

Manager, Learning Design and Technology

Location: New York, NY

Families for Excellent Schools seeks a highly motivated individual to support the growth of a high-impact, fast-growing organization as its Manager, Learning Design and Technology. Reporting to the Director of Learning and Knowledge Management and partnering with the Manager of Learning and Knowledge Management, this individual will be responsible for designing and developing experiential learning and development opportunities through instructional materials, training courses, and multimedia technologies for FES staff and external partners. This individual will utilize innovative practices, research, insight, experience and understanding of the needs and culture of FES to design, develop, and deliver instructor-led, e-learning, or blended learning offerings.

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Location: New York, NY

Families for Excellent Schools seeks a talented and organized Executive Assistant. Reporting to the Chief of Staff to the CEO, the Executive Assistant will manage calendars, provide administrative support, arrange travel itineraries, and complete expense reports for the CEO. Alongside these duties, the EA will also collaborate with other staff to coordinate and complete tasks, meetings, and special projects.

Connecticut Team

Connecticut State Director

Location: New Haven, CT

The Connecticut (CT) State Director’s mission is to help achieve lasting –and transformational – change in education in Connecticut. The CT State Director has a unique opportunity to play a critical role in the growth of a dynamic organization that is committed to elevating the voices of families and lifting student achievement. The CT State Director will have access to best-in-class campaign strategists who will support his/her efforts to build a successful and enduring state program.

Connecticut Organizer

Location: Hartford, CT

Families for Excellent Schools seeks a Connecticut Organizer to work with its Connecticut team. The Connecticut Organizer will be responsible for conducting outreach to families, developing and managing events, developing and supporting parent leaders and engaging with elected officials. The Connecticut Organizer reports to the Connecticut State Director.

Massachusetts Team

Massachusetts Organizer (East Boston)

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

As Massachusetts Organizer, you will focus on the city of Boston while collaborating with other Organizers. You will be responsible for conducting outreach to families, developing and managing events, developing and supporting parent leaders and engaging with elected officials. The Massachusetts Organizer reports to the Massachusetts Organizing Director. If you are excited about being out of the office, love talking to people, and want to be involved in mission driven work, we happily invite to apply to join our team!

New York Team

Fellowship Director

Location: New York, NY

As Fellowship Director, you will package-up and run a fellowship program that provides parent activists with skills they need to advocate for great schools. Specifically, you will work to recruit and train parent activists who are passionate about strengthening educational outcomes within the NYC public school system. Working closely with and reporting to the National Managing Director of Organizing, you will directly oversee all aspects of the fellowship program, including branding, recruitment, classroom training, field training, and volunteer retention. This is a great opportunity to grow a program with strong institutional support, access to philanthropic support, and an existing membership base as Families for Excellent Schools grows statewide. The vision is to pilot this fellowship in NYC, but eventually take the same program to additional states.

New York Organizer

Location: New York, NY

As New York Organizer, you will be responsible for conducting outreach to families, developing and managing events, developing and supporting parent leaders and engaging with elected officials. The New York Organizer reports to the New York Organizing Director. If you are excited about being out of the office, love talking to people, and want to be involved in mission driven work, we happily invite to apply to join our team!