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2 Jun 2022

Full-Time Senior Director of Emergent Learning

StriveTogether – Posted by StriveTogether Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

About StriveTogether
StriveTogether is a national movement with a clear purpose: helping every child succeed in school and in life from cradle to career, regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code or circumstance. We refuse to settle for a world where a child’s potential is dictated by the conditions into which they are born. We work to break down barriers, change systems and improve outcomes for as many families as possible.


The StriveTogether team is passionate, talented and dedicated to achieving our mission. We seek and value all kinds of diversity and work hard to eliminate inequities in ourselves, our organization and our communities. Our goals are bold, so we support each other to try new things, have tough conversations and push for change. As we work, we share learning and progress, use data to make decisions and celebrate our wins.


About you

You are a champion for racial and ethnic equity, committed to ensuring all children succeed regardless of race, socioeconomic status or zip code. You are passionate about making learning visible and are knowledgeable about adult learning and development. You have helped create a culture of learning and improvement in organizations and networks. You have a vision for how to design, test and improve a range of resources to make learning accessible and actionable for leaders and practitioners in the social sector. As a customer-focused leader, you are committed to engaging and co-creating with your audience. You have a strong eye for detail and are comfortable making meaning of both qualitative and quantitative data to identify the most relevant information.


At StriveTogether, we’re dedicated to creating equitable pathways to success for all children. To be successful in this role, you must understand the challenges faced by marginalized communities —including barriers associated with race, ethnicity, class, ability, immigration status, gender and the intersections of these identities.


About the position

Reporting to the Vice President of Equitable Results, the Senior Director of Emergent Learning is responsible for developing a strategy for codifying emergent learning from diverse contexts within and outside of the Cradle to Career Network. This work will enable network members to progress toward improved outcomes, particularly for Black, Indigenous, Latine and Asian youth and families and families experiencing poverty. This position will lift up powerful stories to drive public sector adoption of civic infrastructure insights.






Lead strategy to curate, codify and co-create emergent learning resources to accelerate results

  • Develop, implement and refine a strategy to work collaboratively with StriveTogether staff and network members to distill digestible and actionable insights from network offerings and engagements (e.g., network events and convenings, coaching engagements, policy and advocacy efforts, grantmaking conversations, trainings and cohort-based supports)
  • Design action-oriented content to make learning visible and share partnership progress, amplifying insights from data collected from network members through the Civic Infrastructure Assessment and distilling relevant insights from the field
  • Test and improve different modes of learning dissemination, meeting diverse learning styles and supporting leaders across StriveTogether to activate learning and scale approaches that are working

Strengthen a culture of learning across the team, Cradle to Career Network and field

  • Champion organizational learning practices and processes to make it easy for team members to share learning and turn insight into action
  • Advance more equitable cradle-to-career outcomes by facilitating structured learning and reflection to uncover and amplify the “how” of making progress along the Theory of Action, StriveTogether’s guiding framework for results
  • Actively engage in the fields of place-based work, education and economic mobility, and impact networks to amplify learning and enable alignment in service of equitable results


  • Seven years or more of experience in emergent learning activities in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial nonprofit or philanthropic environment with a focus on equity and results
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, including experience communicating complex topics and concepts in a clear, concise manner to audiences with varying levels of expertise
  • Proven record of driving, facilitating and delivering high-quality design outputs across multiple channels
  • Unwavering commitment to racial and ethnic equity
  • Demonstrated actions embodying values of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
  • Strong team leadership, problem solving and interpersonal skills with a track record of leading complex change initiatives and delivering high-quality results
  • Ability to work on several tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, with experience organizing and prioritizing work quickly in response to changing needs
  • Some travel required


Position details

This is an exempt position with a salary of $101,000-$152,000. StriveTogether offers competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills. This position will work from one of our offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, or Chicago, Illinois, or remotely from anywhere in the United States.


Please submit a cover letter with your application by June 22, 2022.


StriveTogether is an equal opportunity employer.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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