National Director of Learning

SEO Scholars

About the organization

About the Organization:

SEO is an educational non-profit focused on improving outcomes for students that come from underserved and historically underrepresented backgrounds. For over 50 years, SEO has been an innovator in education, mentorship, and creating educational programs and opportunities that maximize the full potential of our students. We are on a mission to create an ecosystem of excellence for the students we serve!

SEO Scholars is a free eight-year academic program that gets low-income public high school students to and through college. In college, we continue to support students through each of their four years, providing one-on-one academic, personal, and career exploration support. Our team supports more than 1,000 College Scholars attending ~200 colleges across 26 states, with a 90% college graduation rate.


About the Opportunity:

At the core of the SEO Scholars program is the curriculum and instruction (C&I) team made up of 10 full-time and 80+ part-time staff who lead Scholars through a comprehensive, appropriate, and relevant curriculum that ensures Scholars’ success in college. The National Director of Learning will guide SEO Scholars into its next phase, focused on honing SEO’s approach to teaching and learning, and expanding our impact to serve more Scholars. At the forefront of this work will be strengthening the curriculum to ensure the continuation of a rigorous academic program that centers critical consciousness and social emotional learning; leading and developing a national team of talented instructors; and contributing to the design of a strategy to pilot a national program model in the spring of 2023.

As a key member of SEO’s senior leadership team, the National Director of Learning will draw from their passion for bringing the highest quality education to underserved students, their connection to students from our community, and their years of experience leading teams and designing college readiness curriculum. Their leadership will focus on the following four key priorities:

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What you bring:

*Mission & Values Alignment: Abiding passion for the transformative power of education and commitment to supporting young people with intersecting and marginalized identities in pursuing their full academic potential; deep knowledge of and connection to the experience of our Scholars’ students
*College Readiness Curriculum & Instruction Experience: 10+ years of experience in an academic setting, in both leadership and teaching roles, with an expertise in designing and delivering college readiness curriculum; skilled at translating data analysis and evaluation into actionable, iterative programmatic decision-making
*Team Leadership: Innovative and collaborative team leader who can manage teams from vision to outcomes; experienced at managing a large, regionally dispersed team with varying years of experience
*Organizational Leadership: Senior leadership team member with a track record of success working with executive leaders
*Program Design & Expansion: Experience scaling programming nationally across multiple regions



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