Director, State and District Partnerships

Job Opening

Responsible for working with states and school districts to design, negotiate, and support improvement work to provide high quality services to schools and districts in advancing college and career ready standards. The individual is responsible for ensuring that work with states and districts include strategies that engage and empower young people to put what they learn in the classroom to work in the real world in ways that advance their readiness. The director will support districts and schools to create cultures of high expectations in middle grades, high schools and technology centers by implementing the six design principles and nine key practices of SREB’s High Schools That Work. 


This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

  • Develops, manages, and negotiates proposals and contracts including responding to RFPs, developing scope of work, time lines, deliverables and progress monitoring of the services delivered. 
  • Develops and reviews training materials, plans of support, coaching support and other services.  The materials and services must connect to the HSTW/MMGW/TCTW frameworks. 
  • Manages and directs the activities of assigned staff, coordinates, prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects, tracks and reviews work progress and activities; directs the recruitment and selection of staff, undertakes disciplinary action as required, conducts performance evaluations.
  • Communicates and collaborates with existing and prospective customers to plan and propose SREB support.
  • Develops and reviews training material, plans of support, coaching support and other services for various national, state, district, and school events.
  • Collaborates with SREB staff on the spread and development of new and existing programs; approaches schools and districts to consider adopting curricula such as Advanced Career, Middle Grades STEM, and High School/College Readiness.
  • Provides counsel and technical assistance to consultants as they work with schools, districts and state.
  • Assures the quality of services by developing and reviewing protocols for documenting progress and communicating with customers.
  • Provides school, district, state or national professional development based on the needs of the recipients.
  • Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit’s service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a team.

Has experience and demonstrates confidence in working with school district leadership such as superintendents, chief academic officers, school board members, building level administrators, and teacher leaders. Has served as either a school improvement consultant or leader in a state, district or some other entity. Has a proven record of making school and classroom shifts that prepare students for further study and a career. The individual has an entrepreneurial spirit to deliver services and products that make a difference.


Master’s degree in education or a related field; AND five years of teaching and/or district administration experience at a management level; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


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  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter
  • Salary requirements
  • Three professional references with contact information, preferably email addresses

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