Executive Director, Atlanta

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 Position​
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Executive Director, Atlanta​
at OneGoal Reports to:​
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Andy Redman​
, Chief Operating Officer Start date:​
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July 1, 2016 Location:​
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Atlanta, GA Application Deadline:​
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March 25, 2016 The Organization In a typical Atlanta Public School (APS) high school class of 30 students, odds are that only four (4) will graduate from college. We believe all students have what it takes to earn a college degree, and should have a real opportunity to fulfill their potential. Anchored in this belief, we have ​
one goal​
: College Graduation. Period. Our Founding Atlanta Executive Director will join ​
OneGoal ­ a national movement changing the trajectory for our country’s most underserved youth ­ during a unique window in time: ● Achieve Atlanta – a partnership between the philanthropic community, APS and post­secondary partners – has allocated financial support and is championing OneGoal’s entry into Atlanta. They are committed to doubling the number of APS graduates having a post­secondary degree or credential by 2025. ● By 2017, OneGoal will serve 9,000 high school students (“OneGoal Fellows”) in nearly 200 schools in 6 communities across our country. ● OneGoal’s teacher­led in­school, three­year college access and success curriculum is reversing the odds. While nationwide, only 9% of kids in low­income communities graduate from college, 84% of OneGoal Fellows enroll in college and ​
77% are persisting or have graduated from college. The Person You believe ­ and your work has demonstrated your belief ­ that all students can earn a college degree and the life that comes with it. As the founding Executive Director, your mission is to twofold: ● First, you will set the vision and direction for the greater Atlanta community which will refuse to write off the vast majority of our city's students children as “not college bound.” Instead, they will embrace the belief that ­ with the right support ­ all students, not just those at the top of their class ­ can and will persist through college. ● Second, you will launch the OneGoal enterprise, which includes: ○ Hiring a team ○ Building relationships with school districts, schools, and teachers ○ Cultivating a base of champions including funders and building a Board of Directors ○ Managing and delivering the OneGoal program in Atlanta Though the Executive Director is likely to see him/herself in the following examples, these are ​
not requirements. These examples are designed to help you determine if this opportunity aligns with your own passion and purpose. You create markets. ●
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You possess clarity of conviction. ​
You speak with moral authority because you’ve been proximate to the problems and the solutions surrounding college completion.​
You have a track record of challenging the status quo in a way that inspires and motivates, but does not deflate. You may be referred to as an incredible storyteller – someone who knows how to capture the minds and hearts of a diverse group of stakeholders and motivate them to take action. You are the ultimate networker and deal closer.​
You love pulling individuals and organizations together to support an ecosystem to support students’ dreams. When you ask others to give of their time, commitment or money, your “bite rate” is high. With political savvy, you have identified how to expand the reach of one of your organizations and others ­ skeptics included ­ have joined your cause inspired to create something alongside you that is more powerful and broad reaching than the status quo You have built and run world class teams. ●
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You are a superboss.​
You design the vision and values you want your team to live by before you even think about hiring. You have a track record of recruiting diverse teams that consistently hit ambitious goals. You are a constant motivator and supporter of each individual on the team knowing them personally and growing them professionally. Many of your direct reports have gone on to lead their own enterprise or have taken on increased leadership but are eager to work for you again. You are a smooth operator. ​
You are bold and have big goals. You have successfully designed and led sizable programs to meet them and you know if you’re on track because you optimistically, yet realistically backwards map to reach them. You collect and monitor data along the way that tells you if you should expand your reach or pivot. Our Team Guided by a clear set of ​
core values​
, you will join an impressive group of 100 staff across the country who believe in the untapped potential within students. Four fellow EDs stand ready to ​
welcome you into the fold. Your direct manager, ​
Andy Redman​
, is located in Atlanta, and is all about results and support. The team challenges themselves and others to ask, “Is there a better way?” This is a team that knows when they need to be “all in” and when to turn it off for fun or weekend napping. The Tangible Good We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package which provides individual professional development funds, retirement matching, generous paid and sick time off and most importantly annual staff “Fun Days.” Commitment to Equity & Diversity We are on a mission to build a team that reflects our students and the U.S. and welcome all staff to flourish in an open and inclusive work environment. OneGoal is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sexual expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood. Throw Your Hat in the Ring Please apply at ​
http://bit.ly/ED_ATL_OneGoal ​
by sending your resume and a cover letter detailing what it is about this opportunity that captured your imagination by March 25 2016. If you’d like to learn more about the opportunity, please reach out to Heather Schwager, Founding Talent Matchmaker, at the Offor Walker Group (​
[email protected]​
). 
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