About Hill Learning Center:
Founded in 1977, Hill Learning Center is a hub for equitable and differentiated, research-based practices for supporting students with learning differences and attention challenges. Through a range of K-12 student and educator programs, and strategic partnerships with leaders in the field, Hill aspires to ensure students with learning and attention challenges receive the instruction and support they need, regardless of where they attend school or whether they have a formal diagnosis.
Hill Learning Center is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools. Hill Learning Center is also approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as an "alternative" school for children with learning disabilities, and Hill’s Professional Development Training Program is accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council.
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Hill grounds our work in our Core Values and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
We Learn We are lifelong learners. We approach all that we do with a growth mindset and a commitment to continuous learning and improvement. We learn from our students, our colleagues, other educators, and our partners. We seek out and embrace new ideas while remaining true to strategies we know work.
We Empower We empower students to take charge of their own learning and lives. We empower teachers to use their knowledge, skills and creativity to lead students to success. We empower staff to discover new and better ways of doing things.
We Reach We strive to reach an ever-increasing number of students, teachers, and schools to support their growth and success. We partner to extend our reach, expand our expertise, and learn from others. We challenge and support students, teachers, our partners, and our colleagues to reach their full potential.
We Relate We develop personal relationships with students, parents, teachers, colleagues, and partners. We empathize. We listen. We communicate. We collaborate. We connect. We relate.
We Care We care about students and their families. We care about teachers. We care about each other. We care about making a difference in students' lives, in schools and school districts, and in our community.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement
Hill believes every student needs success.
We honor and value each individual.
We celebrate differences and diversity.
We are stronger when we are inclusive.
We strive for equity in all we do.
Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Associate Director, School and District Partnerships will spearhead efforts to strengthen and expand Hill’s support for and collaboration with public and private schools and school districts in North Carolina. This position will work across the organization, represent all Hill student and educator programs externally, and be part of a collaborative, cross-functional Advancement Team that is responsible for Hill Learning Center marketing, communications, fundraising, partnership development, and special events.
The Associate Director, School and District Partnerships will lead development and execution of strategy for increasing school and district partnerships, with direct accountability for driving enrollment in Hill Educator Professional Development offerings, Hill Reading Achievement Program (HillRAP) partnerships, and Hill Learning System (HLS) licenses. The Associate Director will also promote Hill Student Programs locally, increasing awareness, understanding, and support amongst local schools and districts. The Associate Director will collaborate with all program (Student Programs and Educator Professional Learning) and support (Advancement and Finance & Operations) teams to set and track goals, generate revenues, and ensure design and delivery of strategic partnerships and proposals.
Detailed Position Responsibilities
New Partnership Development (40%)
- Set and manage towards clear targets for establishing new partnerships with district, charter, and private schools, and relevant education services organizations, with the goal of driving partnership and revenue growth and impact.
- Manage all aspects of the partnership development process: proactive identification and cultivation of new relationships, timely response to inquiries, and all interactions from initial contact through execution of partnership agreement.
- Be conversant in full range of Hill educator professional development, student, and parent and community programs, and able to tailor communications and recommendations to the specific needs and contexts of diverse audiences.
- Develop a deep understanding of the HillRAP program and the Hill Learning System (HLS) technology platform to help prospective partners and implementers understand how our intervention and technology can work in their context.
- Represent Hill effectively externally by leading exploratory meetings, delivering presentations, conducting HLS demos, exhibiting at conferences, and developing partnership proposals.
- Leverage philanthropic seed funding and scholarships and support donor engagement and grant proposal development to generate new, high impact partnerships.
Partnership Management (35%)
- Establish and manage towards clear targets for strengthening and sustaining existing school and district partnerships, with explicit focus on HLS license renewals, HillRAP certification and sustainability, and increased enrollment in Hill PD offerings.
- Meet with appropriate school and district personnel to review partnership goals and progress and discuss ongoing professional development and intervention priorities and needs; plan and execute regular touchpoints and at least annual meetings with each partner school or district.
- Meet with local Triangle schools and district leaders, especially those where Hill School students are jointly enrolled and/or Hill tutoring occurs, to increase awareness and understanding of Hill student, educator, and parent and community programs.
- In collaboration with Hill trainers, mentors, and project coordinators, ensure delivery of agreed-upon services by tracking project goals and activities.
- Identify opportunities for strengthening relationships, improving educator training and support, and bringing new resources, partnerships and opportunities to the table.
- Coordinate collection and communication of state testing data for HillRAP students.
Internal Collaboration, Coordination, and Support (25%)
- Collaborate with Hill Student Programs and Educator Professional Development teams to stay abreast of new developments, understand priorities, and design and deliver partnership proposals and plans.
- Collaborate with Director, Marketing and Communications and Educator Professional Learning team to develop and execute strategy to drive enrollment in Hill professional development offerings.
- Inform development of Hill Educator Professional Development calendar based on understanding of school, district, and partner professional development needs.
- Collaborate with Development to support strategic fundraising for and allocation of school and district seed funding, teacher scholarships, and new multi-year partnerships.
- Provide data, information and success stories to Hill Advancement team for marketing, development, and donor cultivation and stewardship purposes; assist with donor cultivation and stewardship.
- Maintain accurate records of communications with existing and potential partners; contribute to organization efforts to implement more systematic, efficient approach to customer relationship management.
- Provide Finance with monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and forecasting for budget tracking, and coordinate with finance around billing and HLS license renewal process.
- Must embrace the mission and programs of Hill Learning Center
- Educator with experience as K-12 teacher or in teacher professional development, in addition to relevant experience in business development, strategy, or education administration
- Motivated by and experience with relationship-building and business/partnership development
- Demonstrated success setting, tracking, and achieving strategic goals
- Ability to move between strategy and execution, take initiative, juggle competing priorities, and implement strong systems and processes
- Ability to communicate and relate effectively orally and in writing, across traditional district, charter, and private school settings
- Ability to work effectively across organizational teams to support program and partner success
- Lifelong learner who is highly flexible and comfortable with change, growth, and possibility
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and experience successfully navigating differences and building teams and authentic relationships
- Strong background and relevant masters degree in literacy and/or learning differences preferred
- Experience with customer relationship and/or project management software and systems preferred
- Willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends as required
Salary: Competitive/commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full-time, 12-month position with benefits.