Thank You for Your Interest in Joining The Commit Partnership Team!
Thank You for Your Interest in Joining The Commit Partnership Team!
We are constantly looking for leaders at all levels who share our passion for excellence and equity in education. We expect every one of our 60+ team members - from entry-level to executive - to be stalwart champions of our following core values:
Students First: We are guided by multiple stakeholders, but ultimately our decisions rest upon one question: What is in the best interest of students?
Equity and Inclusion: We help set the table for an expansive conversation, welcoming and valuing every voice.
Systemic Impact: We relentlessly insist upon efficient and effective approaches to more effectively serve our community.
Humility: We embrace the fact that our success depends on our ability to work cohesively with each other and our community.
Integrity: We will act honestly and ethically in all internal and external decisions, in the ways we present data, and communicate with partners.
Joy: We bring a constant sense of optimism and fun to this difficult work.
Commit team members build authentic, trusting relationships and have opportunities to develop as contributors and leaders in our community’s collective effort to grow student achievement and reduce educational inequities. If you choose to join our team of hard-working, passionate people, you can expect:
- A living wage, regardless of position or experience
- A full slate of medical options (including dental and vision) to help you arrive at the right plan for you and your family
- A 401(k) retirement savings account [beginning after six months of employment]
- A dedicated budget for personalized professional development [sufficient for employees to earn an Associate’s Degree, if interested]
- Paid sick leave, 10+ standard holiday days, and flexible vacation time
- 12 weeks of paid maternity leave
- A supportive and nurturing professional environment, including regular staff climate surveys to inform equity and inclusion efforts for our highly diverse workforce
- On-site gym access at no charge
- Free parking
- Remote work options
Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws:
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
- Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)
Currently, we have the following positions available:
Fall 2020 Intern, Advocacy/State Coalition
The Advocacy & State Coalition team seeks a detail-oriented, policy-minded go-getter to play a crucial role in advancing systemic change. Commit’s Advocacy team has been influential in the passing of several pieces of meaningful legislation at the state level to improve student outcomes including: efforts to improve the quality of pre-K programs, improve the pipeline of quality early childhood teachers, and create a new teaching certificate for early grades teachers. In the 2019 Texas legislative session, the Advocacy team was instrumental in securing an $11.6B school finance and property tax reform package that included full-day pre-K, pay raises for teachers, and more. In 2021, we are committed to advocating for the maintenance of the legislature’s existing investments, despite a potentially constrained state budget.
The Analytics Team works with internal and external clients to conduct analyses and develop strategies that move initiatives to action, to facilitate conversations around moving communities and/or initiatives forward, and to build technological solutions to solve access and dissemination hurdles. The Manager of Analytics will report to the Managing Director of Analytics and be a fully integrated member of the Analytics team. The Manager of Analytics will work closely with the 60+ members of the Commit team. Travel will be required at times; traveling five to seven days per month within the DFW region is the expected norm. The Manager of Analytics will: Plan and execute data analysis and research leading to actionable insights for internal and external clients. For typical engagements: Develop and present content for partners at school districts, community organizations, public agencies, and investor levels to highlight needs, opportunities, and progress toward social outcome goals Prepare high-impact charts, data visualizations, PowerPoint presentations, and memos to communicate key findings Support external clients (e.g., in Rio Grande Valley, Harris County, or Tarrant County) with data analysis and research to help them operationalize their strategies Provide analytics support to Commit’s CEO and President, as well as partner-facing teams. Develop analytical tools to support partner programs and conduct specific analyses to support strategies on key education priorities. Engage in new, complex challenges with team and community members Work extensively in Excel, PowerPoint, Tableau, and Alteryx, and potentially in ArcGIS, SQL, if proficient Manage a team of 2-3 Analytics Associates and oversee their coaching and development Support with the hiring, onboarding, and training of new analytics staff
Manager, Philanthropy - Place-Based Organization Partnerships
The Strategic Philanthropy team plays an integral role in supporting the mission, vision, and impact of the Commit Partnership by cultivating and stewarding investors in the organization’s work. Critical to the success of Commit is the success of our educational partners who provide direct services to communities and neighborhoods across Dallas. As a new role to the Commit team, The Philanthropy Manager of Place-Based Organization Partnership’s primary responsibility is to manage a portfolio of 3-4 partnering nonprofits providing comprehensive fundraising support including activities such as grant management, donor relationship management, gift processing, and donor event coordination. In addition, this role will collaboratively build fundraising capacity and systems within the partnering organizations – with the ultimate outcome of improved capacity to fundraise autonomously for each organization within 24 months. As a key lever to meet this goal, the Manager will apply a consultant-style approach to quickly learn the mission and work of each partner, create compelling narratives, develop fundraising strategy, and build fundraising structures and processes.
Do you have a passion for data and analytics?
The purpose of this posting is to collect resumes for individuals interested in working for our Analytics Team. There may or may not be an opening at any given time for which we are actively recruiting, but we seek to build a pool of candidates for use when openings become available. For a visual of the type of work you could contribute to at Commit, please visit our Data Dashboard. Please understand that you are not applying to a current opening and may not hear from us within any specified period of time. When an opening on the Analytics Team becomes available, we'll know how to reach you. If your information should change at any time and you would like to request your record be updated, kindly reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.