Director of Leader Support and Development

Regional and remote | Education Leaders of Color (EdLoC) | Full-time | Allows remote


About Education Leaders of Color

Salary Range: 125k - 150k

Education Leaders of Color (EdLoC) is a national membership-based nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the number of Black and Latino leaders in high-level positions within education and related sectors. By advancing leaders, aligning them with EdLoC’s Third Way Values, and directly investing in them through our new philanthropic arm, the Boulder Fund, we help position and equip leaders of color to effectively lead inclusive and sustainable efforts that meaningfully improve student outcomes and ultimately transform the lives of children, families, and communities of color.

The EdLoC community is comprised of more than 300 leaders of color across 30 states who serve as executive directors, district and state level system leaders, board members, elected officials, professors, and entrepreneurs with track records of success in education. They work for and with schools and school systems (both traditional and charter schools), non-profit and consulting organizations, community organizations, academia and politics. 

Lead our Efforts to Support and Develop Third Way Leaders

As the Director of Leaders Support and Development, you will be the chief architect and implementer of our curriculum and leadership programming, ensuring our members receive professional development and support needed to be effective, Third Way Leaders and standard-bearers of EdLoC’s values. As a senior leader in the organization, you will also support the organization’s success in reaching our mission and vision.  This role reports to the Deputy Director, Sharhonda Bossier. 

As an expert familiar with research-based leadership development approaches, the Director of Leader Support and Development will develop and deliver meaningful professional development experiences for senior leaders serving in various capacities within education and beyond. This role serves in a fast-moving organization where changing priorities and new projects will require you to have strong organizational systems, ability to consistently meet deadlines and demonstrate excellence in all aspects of your work.

You should have demonstrated systems-level leadership development experience and formal training/education in various theoretical leadership frameworks. 


Leadership and Curriculum Developer

  • Create a learning and development strategy that aligns to EdLoC’s organizational goals and our members' needs
  • Design creative and engaging content and program curriculum to build community and encourage action that advances EdLoC values and thought leadership
  • Manage the implementation and delivery of programming, including the use of expert, third-party facilitators
  • Oversee efforts to provide external coaching to individual members, focused initially on Boulder Fund recipients, and help scale the program to meet the needs of membership at-large
  • Cultivate relationships with EdLoC members, external stakeholders and subject matter experts and collaborate to create engaging and varied learning resources--including train-the-trainer materials, learning aids, presentations, discussion guides, and leadership forums

Community Builder

  • Engage our national membership virtually. Facilitate webinars; build out hub of online resources (with initial support from other EdLoC staff or consultants; facilitate and encourage online and in-person connections among our members.
  • Create in-person learning and relationship building experiences e.g. workshops, coaching, group discussions, and activities at our National Convening, regional meetings, affinity group convenings, and subcommittee gatherings
  • Develop unique and meaningful opportunities for Boulder Fund recipients to receive targeted professional development and support to learn from one another and exchange best practices with the broader EdLoC network

Driver of Internal Organizational Learning and Success

  • Lead and support culture of learning by developing and analyzing success measures, facilitating debriefs, documenting lessons learned, and using these insights to rapidly revise and improve our curriculum content and programs to drive impact
  • Develop and maintain data-driven measurement and evaluation processes to assess the impact of member engagement and the effectiveness of EdLoC’s leadership development programming, coaching and interventions toward advancing our organizational goals and mission
  • Build team consensus and collaborate closely with the Deputy Director to track our members’ learning and development needs and interests Assist with refining internal staff performance management system


Qualified candidates will have/be:

  • Aligned with EdLoC’s Third Way values and modeling that during engagement with the EdLoC staff and members. Ability to build alliances, leverage the power of community, and discover intersectional approaches and solutions
  • A track record of measurable success at designing and implementing programming to increase leader effectiveness through virtual and in-person programming, coaching or other professional supports
  • You should have demonstrated systems-level leadership development experience and formal training/education in various theoretical leadership frameworks. 

  • Able to build and advance an inclusive culture that invites diverse perspectives, new thinking, direct communication and rejects false binaries

  • Experience leading internal organizational measurement, evaluation and learning
  • Capable project manager and team leader, able to track progress and meet deadlines, build consensus, motivate others, hold themselves and others accountable and complete large-scale, long-term projects on time
  • Possess and lead with an attitude that is positive and flexible, approaching work with a spirit of “yes” mentality to push forward through obstacles and adapt quickly. Demonstrated persistence, ingenuity, innovation, and ability to look past the simple solutions. 
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial environment and is comfortable adjusting approaches based on real-time learning to meet short- and long-term goals. Capable of adeptly managing a wide variety of tasks while remaining hyper-organized and of consistently meet deadlines and communicate early when help or support from the team is needed.  

To Apply

Please submit your resume along with a brief letter of interest which responds to the following question: Why are you interested in this specific role and, more generally, in joining EdLoC’s staff?


EdLoC is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non‐discriminatory work environment. EdLOC does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.


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