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Executive Director Resume

Desired Industry: Education/Teaching/Training SpiderID: 83185
Desired Job Location: Seattle, Washington Date Posted: 7/12/2021
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date:
Desired Wage: 150000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Executive (President, VP, CEO) Willing to Travel: Yes, 50-75%
Highest Degree Attained: Masters Willing to Relocate: No

Visionary, results-driven, and innovative professional, with verifiable success in creating value-added and culturally responsive programs, driving risk management initiatives, and leading transformation projects to improve operational stability, increase organizational impact, and exceed financial goals. Expert at building and supervising high-performing, equity-focused teams to deliver outstanding results; and developing solutions to complex problems that result in significant systems-level change, policy improvements, and increased outcomes for children, youth, and communities. Persuasive communicator and negotiator; able to build and maintain strong relationships with multiple organizations and stakeholders.

»Committee for Children, Seattle, WA
»Chief Executive Officer 2019–2020

•Spearheaded the creation and execution of a 10-year aspirational vision into a 3-year strategic plan and detailed annual plan with clear outcomes and milestones
•Modified the annual plan in response to pandemic by including necessary pivots and new priorities to provide better services to clients
•Led the re-allocation of resources including people, time, and funds to build additional supports and learning opportunities for educators and families with focus on trauma informed practices and mental well-being as part of overall social emotional learning
•Directed organizational-wide efforts impacting the organizational health, such as designing a comprehensive process for collecting Thriving Organizations Profile survey data to understand experiences of all staff
•Fostered more consistent and positive experiences among all staff by following up with ongoing learning opportunities, policy improvements, and actions
•Acted as thought leader for social emotional learning, child well-being, and broader education, which entailed cultivating relationship with state and district leaders and influencing state and national policy and appropriations
•Supervised 195 staff working remotely and executed systems of collaboration and predictable communications in alignment with best practices during time of crisis
Career Highlights:
•Conceptualized and instigated comprehensive diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) plan through these efforts:
•Development of new talent management processes to improve racial and ethnic diversity, boost learning journeys, and build on internal capacity’s anti-racism and cultural competence
•Execution of systems to produce products and programs impactful for all racial and ethnic communities
•Increased board of directors racial and gender diversity; created new board meeting and committee structures
•Successfully obtained $38.9M or 99% of revenue from a budget of $39.5M despite company downturn due to pandemic with expenditures of $38.4M or 91% of budgeted expense of $41.9, resulting in a $550K operating surplus

»New Teacher Center, Santa Cruz, CA
»Vice President, School Leadership 2016–2018

•Designed and introduced a new and innovative vision, theory of action, and program model for school leadership
•Assumed accountability for the hiring and training of a diverse team of school leadership experts to provide high-quality services and supports to field partners
•Generated comprehensive plan, detailed scope of work, and rigorous outcomes by working closely with partners’ organizational and program leadership
•Strategically created school leadership product line that included core curriculum and all supporting materials while continuously revising documents based on feedback and data from partners
•Built and maintained strong relationships with district/state and partner organizations while working with anchor district partners to design integrated approach to teacher development and school leadership
•Offered consultative services to superintendents and other cabinet-level professionals regarding district conditions and system-wide efforts to maximize effectiveness of teachers and school leaders and increase student achievement
•Served as company representative at local, regional, and national level meetings on issues related to school leadership policy and practices
Career Highlight:
•Steered efforts in obtaining significant funding from national, state, and local foundations to support field testing and expansion

»The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation, Seattle, WA
»Executive Director 2014–2016

•Governed the establishment of short- and long-term strategic plan with key focus on public education, supportive health care, social impact theatre, and workforce development while executing performance management system to measure and monitor impact of giving
•Cultivated positive working relationships with board of directors to ensure deep understanding, engagement, and support for foundation priorities and programs
•Maintained strategic relationships with key partners within Los Angeles County and Washington State, including Partnership for LA Schools, City of Hope, League of Education Voters (LEV), Stand for Children, Alliance for Education, Seattle and Highline Public Schools, Washington Charters, Democrats for Ed Reform, The Road Map Project, King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC), and several community-based organizations
Career Highlight:
•Pioneered various systems to guarantee strong infrastructure of the overall foundation and family office
operations, which included HR processes, budget management, communications strategy, and grant management system

»Partnership for LA Schools, Los Angeles, CA
»Chief Academic Officer 2011–2014

•Established a strong Instructional Team to deliver targeted services and supports to key transformation areas to increase teacher effectiveness, develop principals and assistant principals into strong instructional leaders, optimize instructional time and supports, and improve overall school culture
•Liaised with Los Angeles Unified Executive Team to influence policies and practices that impacted Partnership schools to eliminate barriers and scale successes to benefit the broader district
•Developed lasting relationships with key local, state, and national education organizations including Teaching Learning Systems (TLS), LA Urban Teacher Residency, Proyecto Pastoral, City Year, Playworks, Educators for Excellence, AUSL Schools in Chicago, TeachPlus, New Teacher Center, and New Leaders
•Provided strategic management to home office instructional budget worth $5M to support teaching and learning priorities
•Handled all school-based budgets across the network

Career Highlights:
•Played a pivotal role in transforming 16 underperforming schools in three high-poverty, underserved communities in Boyle Heights (East LA), South LA, and Watts
•Enhanced support and connection with teachers across the network through ongoing professional
development and teacher leadership opportunities, thus attaining 22% of teachers holding leadership positions with defined roles and additional responsibilities
•Revamped school transformation model, which resulted in #1 improving school system in California for two years in API growth and CST gains in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics; achieved higher CST gains than Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and California in all core content areas; and increased graduation rates from 43% to 70% from 2011 to 2014
•Planned and implemented effective talent management strategy to ensure every school was led by a racially/ethnically diverse administrative team with the knowledge and skills to dramatically accelerate student performance through instructional supervision, teacher development and leadership, and use of multiple data sources to monitor progress, school culture, and relationships with students and families; consequently successfully replaced over 70% of principals and 90% of assistant principals

Master of Education in School Administration
Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA

Bachelor of Science in Music Education
Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD

City Year Seattle / King County (CYSKC)
Board Member (2015–Present) / Board Chair (2017–2019)

Southeast Seattle Education Coalition (SESEC)
Advisory Committee Member (2018–Present)

Strategic Planning and Execution | Program Design and Implementation | Educational Justice | Strategic Partnerships Educational Leadership | Policy Development | Branding and Image Development | Change Management
Stakeholder Engagement | Talent Management | Board Relations and Leadership | Fund Development

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