Public Allies at Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center
Program Director of Public Allies, Eagle Rock
Do you want to make a real impact in education by empowering diverse young professionals to enter the field? Are you able to nurture the brilliance and leadership of young people? Would you like to work at an intentionally-diverse, tuition-free boarding school based on antiracism, relationships, and beloved community?
The Program Director of Public Allies, Eagle Rock is responsible for facilitating all aspects of our Public Allies Fellowship Program, a year of service for diverse young professionals entering education. Established in 2002, the program is situated at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center. Eagle Rock is both a tuition-free residential high school for students who were not well-served by their previous schools and a professional development center committed to school change across the country. Public Allies’ mission is to create a just and equitable society and the diverse leadership to sustain it. Both Eagle Rock and Public Allies are antiracist, social justice organizations committed to building liberation through the dismantling of systems of oppression and the empowerment of young people.
The PAER Program Director hires a team of 8-13 fellows annually, provides training and mentorship over the course of the year, and coordinates all aspects of the program. We are looking for a dynamic individual who will collaboratively lead the program to fulfill our antiracist, social justice commitment in supporting young professionals while navigating the unprecedented conditions created by COVID-19.
We want to hear from you if you are committed to antiracism and social justice; if you have boundless energy; if you’re looking to be part of a community, not just a workplace; and if you have an inherent trust in — and fierce advocacy for — young people.
POSITION TITLE: Program Director of Public Allies, Eagle Rock (PAER)
REPORTS TO: Director of Professional Development at Eagle Rock and Vice President of Programs at Public Allies; The PAER Program Director is employed by the Public Allies National Office, supervised onsite at Eagle Rock.
JOB OBJECTIVE: The Program Director of Public Allies, Eagle Rock is responsible for all aspects of running our Public Allies Fellowship Program, a year of service for young professionals entering the field of education.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors or Masters degree; strong organizational and leadership skills; antiracist hiring experience; experience mentoring diverse young professionals; facilitation and training experience, particularly related to inclusion, equity and anti-oppression work; ability to work collaboratively with students, fellows, and other staff; experience working with diverse young people including individuals who identify as LGBTQ and individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.
The successful candidate for this position will possess the following attributes: a deep love of young people; the embodiment of an antiracist, social justice commitment in personal disposition and programming choices; knowledge of effective practices in hiring diverse staff; demonstrated success in mentorship and training of young professionals; adept interpersonal skills; a sense of humor; visionary thinking; a commitment to lifelong learning; seasoned judgment; and an appreciation for the fact that working at a residential school is more of a calling than a job.
Recruitment and Hiring of Public Allies Fellows
Recruit and hire 8-13 fellows annually, including recruitment, application review, managing interview process, and offering positions
Provide and manage all administrative information, forms and support relative to Eagle Rock and Public Allies year of service and related stipends and benefits Facilitate process for incoming fellows to qualify for our alternative licensure program, certified by the Colorado Department of Education
Establish open lines of communication with newly hired fellows before their arrival
Onboarding and Training
Collaboratively design and deliver a week-long onboarding experience to welcome new fellows into Eagle Rock
Provide ongoing training to fellows aligned with Public Allies curriculum and Eagle Rock’s Alternative Licensure Program through which fellows earn their teaching license
Facilitate Team Service Projects (TSPs) which fellows complete as a way of contributing to sustainable change at Eagle Rock
Plan and facilitate two full-day retreats
Maintaining Quality of Fellowship Experience
Facilitate Public Allies specific curriculum and processes such as Individual Development Plans, 360 Feedback Assessments and Pathways supports
Review and approve time logs and monthly service reflections
Liaison with fellows about their needs relative to Eagle Rock, including housing (which is provided to fellows in a shared dwelling on campus)
Support a positive team culture amongst fellows, attending to the fact that they both live and work together
Support fellow supervisors as mentors of fellows and with fulfilling reporting requirements to Public Allies
Mentorship of Fellows
Hold one on one meetings with fellows and three way meetings with fellows and supervisors.
Collect feedback on fellow performance and provide coaching for professional growth.
Maintain fellow files and paperwork
Contribute to PAER website
Manage reporting and paperwork requirements of Public Allies:
Manage health insurance setup and support
Public Allies Requirements
Attend Public Allies meetings as necessary (site director calls, trainings, updates on procedures and grant requirements, retreats, etc)
Manage member and partner contracts
Monthly one-on-one calls with PA supervisor
Participate as an active member of the Professional Development Team, committed to antiracist, student-centered educational change across the country
Participate as an active member of one of the residential house teams, including an interest in serving as a house parent
Co-create and deliver engaging student programming opportunities as part of an evening program team. Regularly work one night a week on this team and periodically work weekend shifts
Perform other duties related to being an active community member at Eagle Rock including advisories, intramural participation, community meetings, service projects, house team participation, driving, and other events
Share your unique skills with the school (e.g., organizing, sports, spiritual practices, poetry, yoga, hiking, magic tricks, etc…)
Be an active member of the ERS community beyond this job description.
Salary range of $50,000-$60,000 based on experience; competitive benefits package.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references (phone number and email address) as one document submitted through https://tinyurl.com/PublicAlliesEagleRock. Clarifying questions can be sent to email@example.com. No phone calls, please. We will ONLY accept electronic submissions through the link above. NO paper or fax materials will be considered.
Our ideal timeline is listed below, but we are committed to hiring the right candidate. Please do not be discouraged from applying if this timeline would need to be adjusted for you.
Application Deadline: December 4
Video Interviews: November 30 – December 18
Final Round Interview Process: January 4 – January 27
Start Date: March 1, 2021
Public Allies is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.
About Public Allies at Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center
Located in Estes Park, Colorado, with an enrollment of 72 students, Eagle Rock School implements effective and engaging practices that foster each student’s unique potential and helps them use their minds well. Eagle Rock School serves adolescents who are not thriving in their current situations, for whom few positive options exist, and who are interested in taking control of their lives and learning. The school serves to educate our students and to provide grounding for our professional development center work of supporting engaging, progressive education practices throughout the United States.
The Professional Development Center works with educators from around the country who wish to study how to re-engage, retain and graduate students. We provide consulting services at school sites around the United States and host educators at our beautiful mountainside campus in Estes Park who wish to study and learn from our practices.
Eagle Rock is proud to be an anti-racist, social justice organization.