RISE Colorado is a multi-racial, multi-lingual non-profit that works to educate, engage, and empower low-income families and families of color to RISE as change agents for educational equity in our public school system.
RISE’s work is based in Aurora Public Schools in Aurora, the most diverse city and school district in Colorado. Our theory of change is that those most impacted by the inequity that exists MUST lead the movement for change. Who is most impacted by educational inequity? Low-income families and families of color. Just like women led the suffrage movement, Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta led the farm workers’ movement, and Martin Luther King, Jr and Rosa Parks led the Civil Rights movement, low-income families and families of color must lead the movement for themselves with RISE as an ally if we’re ever going to truly achieve educational equity. This is what we believe in and work towards achieving every day. We’re looking for a community organizer to join us in this movement!
Reporting to the CEO and working in close collaboration with RISE staff, the School Partner Specialist will be responsible for managing RISE school and community partnerships. This position requires flexibility and professionalism, as he/she will work closely with existing and future school and community partnerships.
At RISE Colorado, the School Partner Specialist, will be a key member of a high-performing team supporting an ambitious growth plan. The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial professional with strong technical skills in teaching, teacher coaching and professional development, a passion for our mission, and great organizational and time management skills. We’re looking to add someone to our team that is energetic, detail oriented, critically conscious, and passionate about empowering families. Applicants must also be flexible and able to multitask (we are a start-up!), quick learners, and demonstrate strong relationship building skills.
This is an incredible opportunity to join an organization founded by women of color who grew up in the community where RISE works. RISE Colorado was named the winner of Teach For America’s 2014 Social Innovation Award, Inaugural Winner of the Leadership for Educational Equity Venture Fund & Fellowship, and has been recognized as a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. RISE has been covered globally, nationally and locally for their work with families. To learn more about RISE Colorado, applicants can watch this video, and view the website, as well as RISE’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. Interested individuals should complete an application here, and submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to email@example.com with the subject line: RISE School Partner Specialist Role.
The School Partner Specialist’s responsibilities include:
First and foremost, the School Partner Specialist must embrace the RISE mission to educate, engage and empower low-income families and families of color to RISE as change agents for educational equity in our public school system. Candidates must have access to reliable transportation and availability to work some weekends and evenings along with the following qualifications:
Mindsets & Characteristics:
Compensation and Benefits:
RISE Colorado offers a competitive salary, benefits, and retirement along with opportunities for training and professional growth.
Please fill out the application here. Additionally, please email your cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: RISE School Partner Specialist Role.
We will only contact candidates chosen for further consideration. No phone inquiries please.
RISE Colorado is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. RISE Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.