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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

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.

Associate, Research and Policy

Location: New York, NY

As Associate of Research and Policy, you will support the communications team in numerous areas. Reporting to the Director of Research and Policy, you will manage development of all policy research content – white papers, and short analyses, aligned to the overall campaign. You will work as an integral member across multiple teams and dive headfirst into a fast-paced environment. If you are an expert writer, love working with data and people, and want to be involved in mission driven work, we happily invite you to apply to join our team!

Connecticut Team

Connecticut State Director

Location: New Haven, CT

The Connecticut 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. This person will have access to best-in-class campaign strategists who will support his/her efforts to build a successful and enduring state program. If you are a strong manager with a proven record managing across complex systems and across lines of differences, we invite you to apply!

Massachusetts Team

Massachusetts Organizer

Location: Lowell, MA

As Massachusetts Organizer, you will focus on the city of Lowell 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

Organizing Fellowship Director

Location: New York, NY

As Organizing 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!

New York Lead Generator

Location: New York, NY

As the New York Lead Generator, you will be responsible for assisting our team with community outreach, generating new parent signups from canvassing in the community and recruiting supporters for our upcoming New York public charter school advocacy campaigns. You will report to Ramon Carranza, FES Organizer. This is a temporary role expected to last three months.