Executive Director, Science
Brooklyn, NY 
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Job Description

A pioneer in K-12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our captivating core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products turn data into practical instructional support to help all students build a strong foundation in early reading and math. All of our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of every student. Today, Amplify serves more than three million students in all 50 states. For more information, visit .

Amplify is partnering with a large urban school district on a groundbreaking effort to transform Science education for hundreds of thousands of students. We're seeking a committed, confident, experienced leader for this project who excels in large-scale program management, deep relationship development, and coordinating the activities of interdisciplinary stakeholders - from curriculum developers to software engineers.

The Executive Director will:

  • Serve as key empowered leader for the partnership, representing Amplify and acting as POC for our partner. You'll set the tone and culture for this project, taking a consultative approach to ensure we meet the partner's objectives and standards within the constraints of time and budget

  • Ensure project success - 100% of deliverables arrive on-time, on-scope, on-budget, and meet Amplify's high quality standards. You'll position your team to track the details of deliverable progress across wide-ranging disciplinary areas, from training and coaching to software development. You'll enable visibility for Amplify colleagues and partners who will receive routine communications on project progress, key milestones, and emerging tradeoffs

  • Shape implementation of a groundbreaking initiative - identifying feasible, innovative solutions that meet partner's needs; ensuring thoughtful planning of change management; and positioning a nationally visible project for enduring impact on children's lives

To do all that well, we think the Executive Director needs to:

  • Manage projects with relentless accuracy

    • You build and institute sustainable systems that enable visibility into project progress and early escalation of risks with risk management plans.

    • You ensure project team tracks their time with sufficient detail to drive ongoing cost status updates (e.g., budget vs. actual) and timely payment.

    • You drive team momentum through focused leadership, kindness, gratitude, and respect - and inspire others to do the same

    • Bonus points if you've managed complex technical projects - maybe you've supported software development (in a PO or agile coach capacity) or implemented a large systems change in a company

  • Build authentic, trusted relationships

    • You intuitively develop deep client and colleague relationships that ensure project success

    • When challenges arise, you frame a collaborative context for making decisions and facing inevitable tradeoffs - and coach others to do the same

    • You bring a sense of fun, momentum, and focus to a high-pace, high-stakes project: your teams feel safe, challenged, and rewarded

  • Thrive on change

    • You are a skilled facilitator of complex, large-scale change projects

    • You move quickly and with bias to action: if email doesn't work, you pick up the phone; if phone doesn't work, you show up in person

    • You're always thinking one step ahead on what communications, tools, and supports will be needed to bring ever stakeholder along

  • Passionate about improving American education (and have prior experience in the space)

    • Whether as an educator, administrator, or entrepreneur, you've spent time in schools - you have an understanding and appreciation for the roles, responsibilities, and challenges faced by district and school leadership

    • Bonus points if you've majored in large urban school districts: perhaps you've worked as a Chief of Staff to a C-level leader in a top-10 district - or run a business or non-profit where you interacted directly with district leadership

Qualifications of the Executive Director:

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience.

  • 7+ years of experience with overall responsibility for large client-facing engagements.

  • Proven experience delivering large-scale projects within the scope defined by an agreement.

  • Experience developing positive client relationships.and communicating with senior-level clients

  • Proven experience managing budgets, timelines, and project dependencies.

  • Must live in Greater New York area.

Preferred Qualifications of the Executive Director:

  • Solid technical foundation in software development.

  • Solid understanding of content development, content management systems, and technology integration.

Work at Amplify is fast-moving, demanding and - we believe - deeply meaningful. We expect a lot of commitment, talent, grit, and optimism. In return, Amplifiers get:

  • Competitive compensation

  • Comprehensive benefits including 401k

  • Unlimited vacation

  • Awesome office space in DUMBO

  • To collaborate with amazing colleagues who - together, will work on building a company that reshapes how students learn and teachers teach

Amplify is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds.

Amplify Education, Inc. is an E-Verify participant.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7+ years
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