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Position: Special Projects Manager and Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
Location: New York, NY or Washington, DC
Type: Full-Time



Partnership Schools is looking for a Special Projects Manager and Executive Assistant to the Superintendent to begin in May 2016. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, organized, has a passion for education reform, and is ready to dive into a fast paced, exciting entrepreneurial work environment.

At the Partnership, we are developing a new model of urban Catholic education, a model that draws on the rich traditions of Catholic schools and leverages the innovation and lessons learned from charter networks over the past two decades. We partner with several nationally recognized organizations, including Teach Like a Champion, Student Achievement Partners, Eureka Math, Amplify, and Core Knowledge. Applying to work with us is an opportunity to become part of something truly unique. We are eager to meet candidates that are excited and motivated by the challenge of building from the ground up.

If you are interested to serve as a pioneer in education, with a "by any means necessary" attitude, we want to hear from you!

Job Description:

The Special Projects Manager and Executive Assistant to the Superintendent is an integral member of the Partnership team who reports directly to the Partnership’s Superintendent, while regularly assisting all members of the academic team and high-level external partners. Your role is outward facing as you work not only with members of the academic team, but coordinate across teams within the organization and with our teachers and leaders in the schools. The ideal candidate will be driven by a commitment to the overall mission and success of the organization, a strong desire to learn the inner-workings of a non-profit organization and a general interest in new educational models and education reform.   



  • Manage, oversee, and lead special research and writing projects, including but not limited to: blogging, grant writing, policy analysis, and more.
  • Assisting Superintendent in the writing and research for her monthly blogs through her role as a Fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute 
  • Manage all network-level school communications, including writing and editing our monthly teacher newsletter, our weekly leadership newsletters, as well as quarterly communications with our Board of Directors, funders, and external partners. 
  • Coordinate and maintain the calendar and scheduling for Partnership’s Superintendent as it relates to internal and external meetings, calls, travel, and appointments. 
  • Aid Superintendent in managing her projects and inflow, and maximizing her time through work-blocking. You will also help to maintain high priority external relationships.



  • Deep respect for and commitment to preserving and building upon the legacy of urban Catholic education
  • Strong commitment to, belief in, and alignment with mission and vision of our network
  •  Possession of a Bachelor's degree.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Keen attention to detail and nearly flawless execution on tasks. 
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask effectively and prioritize strategically.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to apply constructive feedback.
  • Maturity, humility, and a "roll-up-my-sleeves," scrappy attitude
  • Flexible and a sense of humor
  • Handle items of a sensitive nature with discretion 
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Suite, and willingness to learn new programs


For more information about Partnership Schools, please visit the website at


To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume with “Special Projects Manager” in the subject line to:

Compensation will be commensurate with experience.