The Cleveland Transformation Alliance is a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to growing a "portfolio" of high-performing district and charter schools in Cleveland. The Cleveland Transformation Alliance works to ensure every child in the Cleveland attends an excellent school and that every neighborhood has a multitude of options from which families can choose. The CTA has four main roles:

  • Ensure fidelity to the Cleveland Plan (the citywide education plan).
  • Assess the quality of all district and charter schools in Cleveland.
  • Communicate to parents about quality school choices.
  • Monitor charter sector growth and quality.

The CTA seeks to reinvent education in Cleveland and serve as a model for innovation. The CTA will harness the expertise and energy of its 29-member board of directors, chaired by Mayor Frank G. Jackson.

Job Description: School Choice Advocate

This is an excellent opportunity to be part groundbreaking work to transform public education in Cleveland. The School Choice Advocate will serve at the CTA's grassroots community organizer. The ideal candidate will help the CTA build its relationships with families and "on-the-ground" stakeholders.

The School Choice Advocate will be responsible for the CTA's Choose your School! campaign at the neighborhood-level. In order to be successful, the Campaign will engage individuals and organizations from a broad spectrum of community stakeholders. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Implementing outreach campaigns.
  • Building relationships with local leaders, activists, educations, community organizations, parents, and families.
  • Ensuring organizational goals are being met at the neighborhood-level and communicating effectively to overcome obstacles.
  • Attending evening and weekend community events and meetings.
  • Serving as a liaison with participating organizations and stakeholders.

The ideal candidate possesses the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Previous community organizing experience.
  • Geographical knowledge of the City of Cleveland.
  • An understanding of how the different neighborhoods in Cleveland operate at the grassroots level.
  • Ability to work with individuals of all socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently, and effectively in all of Cleveland's distinct neighborhoods.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Passion for improving education and the City of Cleveland.

Physical Qualifications:

  • Ability to operation a motor vehicle (must provide driver's license and proof of insurance).
  • This position will require standing, walking, and lifting.
  • Ability to deliver promotional materials to desired locations.
  • Verbal communication skills.

Interested candidates should submit via email a cover letter, resume, and references to matt.orehek@clevelandta.org.

The deadline for submission is May 15th, 2014.

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